November 20, 2023
The interactive sandbox adventure video game allows players to explore the world of “Bluey” for the first time in four-player, local co-op, enabling the whole family to play together.
The game features the voices from the official English-speaking cast of the show, including Dad, Bandit (David McCormack), Mum, Chilli (Melanie Zanetti) as well as other voice cast members across the many localized versions of the game.
Players will be able to visit locations from the series, including Bluey’s house, the Playgrounds, the Creek and the Beach. They will also be able to uncover hidden references throughout each location or use the sandbox environment and its interactive items to facilitate free play, acting out moments from the show through the medium of the video game.
The game’s soundtrack also features several of the chart-topping “Bluey” music tracks from composer, Joff Bush, alongside new music composed by the development team, inspired by musical themes from the original TV series.
Players can play as Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad in up to four-player local co-op mode and jump into mini-games straight out of the series, including “Keepy Uppy,” “Ground is Lava,” “Magic Xylophone” and a new minigame created for the game, “Chattermax Chase.”
Accessibility features have been implemented to ensure fans of all ages can experience the game. Both preschool and older players can play at their own pace by jumping between story quests, activities and exploration. Other features added to the game include the ability to toggle UI on/off, simple written on-screen instructions for early readers and full voice-over throughout.
“We’re delighted to celebrate the launch of ‘Bluey: The Videogame;’ it’s an honor to be trusted with bringing such an iconic world to life, in a video game for the first time ever,” says Stephanie Malham, chief operating officer, Outright Games. “We understand the great responsibility that comes with adapting these beloved characters and our goal throughout has been to create an experience that feels like stepping into an episode of ‘Bluey.’
“Families can sit down and enjoy playing together just like they have gathered to watch the show over the years. As with all our titles, we are dedicated to making ‘Bluey: The Videogame’ accessible to fans of any age, including young players and their parents, by developing intuitive gameplay that faithfully captures the everyday family joys that are at the core of ‘Bluey.’”
Earlier this year, License Global sat down with Malham to discuss Outright Games’ rapid growth and its unique way of using well-known IPs to create video games for the entire family.
“Bringing ‘Bluey’s’ adventures to console and PC platforms for the first time is incredibly exciting,” says Kevin Jorge, senior producer gaming and interactive, BBC Studios. “Alongside our friends at Outright Games, we hope that kids and families across the world love playing ‘Bluey: The Videogame’ together as much as they do watching the show.”
“Bluey: The Videogame” is available to play on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
Watch: “Bluey: The Videogame” trailer …
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