Tales from Space: About a Blob Coming to PSN Soon

December 9, 2010Written by Sebastian Moss

Sony’s “Pub Fund” program, which helps small developers with marketing and some development costs, in return for being exclusive to the PlayStation Network, has help produce some fantastic games for the PSN, including Burn Zombie Burn and Joe Danger. The next big “Pub Fund” game for the PSN, Tales from Space: About a Blob, has been rather quiet since E3, but now it looks like the game will be hitting the PS3 soon.

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has rated the game, indicating a release before the end of the year. The listing has the following description:

This is an action-platformer in which players control an alien blob that seeks out its missing friends and eats everything in sight. Players’ blob traverses through “cartoony” side-scrolling environments; knocks over and “absorbs” objects and characters (e.g., blimps, tanks, cows, robots, humans); and sometimes gets attacked by small rockets and turrets, resulting in brief colorful explosions. In one level, players’ blob can collect toy-like heart and stomach icons from a body under a sheet.

About a Blob should be joining echochrome ii and Racer Offroad on the PSN this Christmas, making it one of Sony’s best yet.

For more info on About a Blob, be sure to check out our E3 impressions of the title.