April 2017 PS+ Title Drawn to Death Includes a Platinum Trophy

March 27, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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Releasing on April 4 for PlayStation 4 as one of next month’s PlayStation Plus free games, Drawn to Death will have a Platinum Trophy to unlock, Exophase reveals.

Drawn to Death is a multiplayer shooter played out on the pages of a teenager’s notebook, and as you can see from the full list of 28 Trophies, it includes Trophy names that take full advantage of the concept and tell a story:

Platinum

  • I talked to Amy. For like an hour. Today was a good day. – Earn all other trophies in the game.

Gold

  • Damn, I need to get some more songs on my phone. So tired of ‘FEVER DREAMING’. I like it, but man I’m sick of it. – Get 600 kills.
  • Not that I have any money to get new music, though. Hell, maybe I COULD wear that stupid Viking hat. – Play and finish 50 matches.
  • Okay, so I just slammed into Amy in the hall and it’s official: I need to man the hell up! – Get 1st place in 25 matches.
  • I was stammering and sweating and stuttering and just standing there. I have GOT to stop being such a dork around her. – Reach floor 15 of a ranked tower.
  • When we collided she did get some of her homework mixed in with mine. So, I DO have a valid reason to text her now. – Win a match of Organ Donor with a single deposit.
  • Wait, text?!? Ok so I’m 100% sure I’ve lost my damn testicles. I need to just TALK to her! I need to be @&!%ing brave. – Get two characters to Level 15 and complete all of those characters’ missions.
  • Like those guys from the band on Mark’s punk rock bootlegs. They have NO fear! I need to be like them! – Solve all of the Sphinx’s riddles.

Silver

  • Hooper’s talking about college. Again. “So what are your plans for college, kids?” It’s like everyday with this guy. – Get 100 kills.
  • Why’s he think we all want to go to college? Decades of student loan debt plus four more years in a classroom? No thanks. – Get 50 kills with 3 different characters.
  • I MIGHT. I mean, I may want to go. But maybe not. Who says that’s the ONLY way to get where you’re going?! – Get 50 kills with The Hand.
  • Not that I have ANY idea where I’m going. Alan says I need to come work at Magic Mouse this summer. Uhm, HELL no. – Do 3000 points of damage with special attacks.
  • Maybe I’ll go work at Viking Burger just to annoy him. But I really don’t want to wear one of those Viking Horn Hats. – Play and finish 20 matches.
  • I wonder if I could get a job making art. Like after high school. I’d so love to make art for video games! – Get 1st place in 7 matches.
  • That’s totally stupid and not happening. No one wants a game that looks like my art. – Get one character to Level 15 and complete all of that character’s missions.

Bronze

  • I hate my stupid stepdad. – Get your first kill.
  • Oh @&!%, did I brush my teeth today?!? – Get 50 kills.
  • I’m getting hungry. – Get a kill with The Hand.
  • Or maybe I’m just bored. I think that’s it — I’m bored. – Play and finish 10 matches.
  • But I mean, why wouldn’t I be? This class sucks so bad. – Get 1st place in a match.
  • Maybe I’ll say I need to go to the bathroom. – Deposit 10 hearts in a Organ Donor match.
  • Then I’ll just hide in a stall and watch videos till class ends. – Complete Training.
  • Amy keeps looking at me and smiling. That’s weird. I mean it’s cool. But it’s weird. – Discover The Lost in Shooting Gallery!
  • I wonder if she likes me. How amazing would THAT be? – Destroy three moon rocks in Shooting Gallery!
  • Maybe she just feels sorry for me. Or maybe she’s smiling at someone behind me? – Use all Alientown warps — including secret warps — in one match!
  • Nope — there’s just a poster of Abraham Lincoln behind me. She could be smiling at the poster, I guess? That’d be so weird. – Discover granny’s terrible secret!
  • Actually, that would make me like her more. And to be clear, what I mean is, if she IS a little weird, I’d like that. – The Emperor (or at least his face) will SMASH you!
  • I wasn’t saying I’d like her more if she wanted to get with Abe Lincoln. That’d be super gross cuz he’s dead. And very tall. – Anger an alien, kill an enemy!

In an interview with Glixel, David Jaffe explained what success looks like for him, and how he hopes to support Drawn to Death for years to come:

This game to me is the first one I’ve worked on that’s meant to be a service-based game. All the launch day content is very robust. Tons of weapons, costumes, all that stuff. But ultimately success to me is…well, I’ll give you a long answer: I love theme parks, right? What I love about them is that they’re always updating and they’re always changing. Now it’s Halloween, now it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas or whatever. You see that in the experience that you have. So success to me is having Drawn to Death build enough of a passionate community that falls in love with the mechanics and the world, and then allows us to sustain production so we can keep going as a service for three, four or even five years where we’re still making levels and modes and characters.

It occurred to me that it’s very similar to launching a TV series. You don’t know if you’re going to be on the air in a month, let alone three seasons in. So we’re walking around hoping for the best and expecting the worst. That’s what success looks like though.

In terms of the rollout of post-launch content for Drawn to Death, Jaffe says nothing’s set in stone yet, but he guesses that “there’ll be a blend of things that will be both free and paid.” He then added, “One of the most expensive things we make are levels – they take the most of time.”

Non-PlayStation Plus members will be able to buy Drawn to Death for $19.99 USD.

The remaining April 2017 PS+ titles should be announced on Wednesday, March 29.

[Source: Exophase, Glixel]