TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD for Consoles Pre-Order Store

Created by TY Kickstarter

A charming platformer - Explore the wilds of Australia with our favorite mate, TY the Tasmanian Tiger, updated for the Nintendo Switch™ , Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version is live on the Nintendo eShop! Launch dates for PS4 and Xbox One versions are currently TBD. The next version to launch will be PS4. Follow along on our Kickstarter Updates for the latest news. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2031740950/ty-console/posts) Packages typically ship from the US on Mondays and Thursdays. Prices are in USD. Digital goods are delivered after a person locks your order. We keep AEST Australia hours.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

PS4 Full Trophy List & Leaderboards
14 days ago – Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 11:54:10 PM

The PS4 version has completed its first full functionality testing pass, and we're preparing to submit code, and everything else related to publishing a game, to Sony for approvals. For the July release, we'll have an official date soon. 

Trophies

One of the great questions we've recently received is a request for the full Trophy list. Below are their names and descriptions, grouped by trophy level. Trophies marked with an "(H)" are hidden trophies.

Platinum

  •  I came, I saw, I Thylacined. Collect all the trophies in TY the Tasmanian Tiger 

Bronze

  •  Two Rangs Are Better Than One You got your second rang! 
  •  No More Dog Paddle You learnt how to swim! 
  •  That's Using Your Head! (H) Defeat Bull The Razorback
  •  Free Crikey! (H) Defeat Crikey the Tiger Shark 
  •  Foil Fluffy (H) Defeat Fluffy and her Robot, Fluffy 
  •  Brotherly Love (H) Defeat Sly the Tasmanian Tiger 
  •  Boss Cass Smacked (H) You defeated Boss Cass! 
  •  From the Shadows (H) You defeated Shadow! 
  •  Bird Burn Hit Lenny with the Flamerang 15 times 
  •  Hot Dingo Hit Shazza with the Flamerang 
  •  Time Attack Slowdown Set a best time with the Chronorang equipped
  •  CY Lives (H) Watch the secret ending 
  •  Game Over, Man! Run out of lives. So sad...
  •  Take that, Leech! Bite a leech 
  •  Just Say No (H) Say no to a friend asking you to help. Bad Tassie Tiger! 
  •  Not Your Proudest Moment (H) Die in Rainbow Cliffs 
  •  Leave a Message (H) Listen to Dennis' answering machine 
  •  What Big Teeth You Have! Defeat 200 enemies using your Bite 
  •  Tesla Time Defeat 75 enemies with the Zappyrang 
  •  Nice and Toasty Defeat 100 enemies with the Flamerang 
  •  The Ashes Burn 50 Cricket Bats 

Silver

  •  Zoom Zoom You got the Zoomerang  
  •  Throw throw throw throw throw You got the Multirang 
  •  See the Unseen! You got the Infrarang 
  •  Mega-rific! You got the Megarang 
  •  Shake the Room! You got the Kaboomerang 
  •  Slow down, Kid! You got the Chronorang 
  •  Find all the Bilbies You found all the Bilbies! 
  •  Find all the Picture Frames You found all the Picture Frames! 
  •  Blue Tongue Bash You didn't miss with a single boulder! 
  •  Breaker Living (H) Get 9 lives  
  •  Boomerang King Get all the boomerangs 
  •  Super-Turkey Get a thunderegg from a turkey using a super bite 

Gold

  •  Get All The Things! You got 100% of everything! 
  •  Complete All Time Attacks Completed All Time Attacks 
  •  Get all the Rainbow Scales You got all the Rainbow Scales 
  •  You found that last opal! You found all the opals! 

Leaderboards

Get Ready, Steady... the TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD PS4 version will have Leaderboards. How will your best time compare?

6 Speed Run Boards: Game Complete, Game Complete (Cheats), Game 100% Complete, Game 100% Complete (Cheats), Game Complete (Hardcore Mode), Game 100% Complete (Hardcore Mode), 

9 Time Attack Boards: Two Up, Walk In The Park, Ship Rex, Bridge On The River TY, Snow Worries, Outback Safari, Lyre, Lyre Pants On Fire, Beyond The Black Stump, and Rex Marks The Spot, 

From the Steam version

Switch Patch Released, PS4 and XB1 Update, Comics and Statues
20 days ago – Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 02:16:25 AM

TY1 Nintendo Switch Patch Update 

As we've been working on the code base for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, we've also been putting some of those things into the Nintendo Switch version. Version 1.0.1 was recently released.

We've also been listening to you - reading the forums, comments, and emails - and talking about your feedback. Sometimes we put it into our task tracker for later, othertimes it gets prioritized for sooner. 

Hey Nitro Rad, yep, we listen. Thanks for the good feedback. Some of you may recognize your feedback here too!

If there's something you are curious to see fixed/improved in a future 1.0.2 patch (after everything else is done), please let us know. 

Full patch notes for v1.0.1 

  • New addition - gryo assisted aiming to 1st person aiming. This means that we have removed gyro from the zoom of the zoomerang, as aiming with the gyro is more useful.
  • Fix for camera issue when swallowed by a fish in coral reef levels.
  • Aligned the sun with the lens flare on the "Outback Safari" level.
  • Fixed the lensflare sometimes drawing even when there was part of the level blocking the sun.
  • Small fixes for a variety of texture seam issues.
  • Fix for Game Total Time increasing while system is sleeping.
  • Fix for incorrect Picture Frame total count on Game Totals screen.
  • Implement language specific audio tracks in video playback.
  • Updates to some Spanish translations.
  • Fix for infrequent crash when cutscenes skipped, which may also fix sounds being cut off.
  • Fixes for water rendering graphical bugs.
  • Fix for the + Button having inconsistent interaction with some elements of the pause menu.

PS4 Languages and Countries

Strayan (English), French, German, Italian and Spanish

G'day, hola, and bonjour! The PS4 version is still in testing. Yes, we'll have a date for the July release soon. Until then, here is the list of countries that we're aiming to publish in: 

  • Americas:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil*, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay
  • "Europe":  Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine

*TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD's in-game languages are English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian

Looking to save? Our pre-order store will continue to sell discounted pre-order keys until near launch. https://ty-console.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Xbox One Update

That was a nice early look at the Xbox One version last week! With this version, the focus is now on profiles, and save games. All the major graphical features are in place, and we're working on optimization.

Kickstarter Update

Hey Kickstarter Backers, the remaining Kickstarter rewards have been all about color lately. Page one of the new comic, Doomeranger!, is now colored. It's looking pretty - cool. When completed, all backers from Bilby up will be receiving their digital copy.

Our Boss Cass and Fluffy pledge tier backers are getting closer to receiving their statues. We've approved the paint colors on the sample, and the statues are cleared to go into final production where they will be hand painted like this:

Kickstarter Exclusive - Flamerang TY the Tasmanian Tiger

Anything else you want to know, besides launch dates of course, let us know in the comments. 

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3... PS4!
28 days ago – Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 02:12:43 AM

You mob are so awesome. We wanted to thank you again for your support and patience while we bring over the code, polish and test the PS4 and XB1 remasters of TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD! Thanks for getting the word out about the project. There's lots of good nostalgia feels going around for those just discovering these remasters.

PS4 Update - In Testing, Aiming for July Release!

PS4 - Look at that draw distance! Wow!

Quality Assurance (QA) testing before submission to Sony has begun!

The external team we're working with, Q-Loc, has a great track record with pre-checking the game against Sony's platform specific requirements. They're nearly done with their first pass already. Additionally, we've also started our functionality testing.

Next up is the formal submission of the code to FQA, Sony's official process to confirm that games are compliant with PlayStation® system standards. After their approval comes release!

In the meantime, we've begun to setup the digital publishing side for release on PSN℠Webstore. We're not sure yet if we're going to pick a launch date prior to FQA, or wait until we pass. Either way, the game is probably about a month and some away from launching... so sometime in July is what it's looking like!

Curious about PS4 Pro? The game is running 1080p at 60fps and with more bells and whistles! For example, you'll see longer draw distance, higher grass detail and improved water reflections.

For fans just finding out about the remasterings of TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD, it will be a digital only release available on the PlayStation®Store. You do not need to have been a Kickstarter backer to get the game. If you pre-order the game, we will email you (via BackerKit) your unique digital key code to redeem on the PlayStation Store around/by the time of release.

Discounted pre-order keys will continue to be available on our BackerKit pre-order storefront until before launch. https://ty-console.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

XB1 update

Like ducks paddling on the water, we've been busily porting over the various game engine systems to run on the Xbox One. Basic graphic elements, new visual effects, audio, and controls have been implemented.

Currently, we've been working on the HD elements, like updating the screen space ambient occlusion system (SSAO) to a new one, implementing adaptive brightness and lens flare, and anti-aliasing.

When will the XB1 version release? A lot of people don't know this, because they weren't around for the Kickstarter, but this sku was funded after the Kickstarter, which met its goals for remastering the Nintendo Switch version, followed by the Playstation 4 version. We'll keep posting development updates here on the Kickstarter Updates, and announce a date, as soon as we have one. 

Here's a first look TY the Tasmaian Tiger HD running on the Xbox One at 1080p and 30fps. We're well on our way to running at 60fps on XB1. Soon we'll also begin working on implementing achievements, leaderboards, and device utility functionality, like game saves and platform specific UI. 

You'll see a few rendering issues, because this is a snapshot of where we're up to! The busted opals, the smoke on the floating platforms, don't focus on those! Check out that beautiful water instead! 

Kickstarter Update

The new Doomeranger! comic Steve Stamatiadis is creating as a reward for the Kickstarter backers is coming along nicely. Everyone, not just Kickstarter backers, can follow his progress as he streams on Twitch.

Here's a quick test color of a panel from the comic - not final art. What has caught Shazza's attention? 

New Infrarang Effect
about 1 month ago – Sun, May 24, 2020 at 12:59:09 AM

Reveal

As we've been working on the TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD PS4 remaster, we've continued to tweak and improve the code base and assets.

Like improving the alpha channels in the textures-- to implementing cool new effects. Check out the new Infrarang effect when your looking to reveal hidden objects in the game:

PS4 Update

We're working on the last of the levels causing trouble, trying to hold 60fps. PS4 trophies are implemented, and we're working on the leaderboards now! QA testing before submission will start in the next two weeks.

Hey, Platinum trophy hunters! For those wondering about the Platinum trophy, Hardcore Mode won't be required for getting the Platinum trophy. Hardcore mode won't have a trophy associated with it on the PS4. 

TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD PS4 Platinum Trophy

Shorts & Vinyl Records Almost Gone

For the Kickstarter, when we ordered the reward items we ordered some extras due to shipping and manufacturing logistics. Those extra items are available on the pre-order store, and once they are gone, we won't be ordering more. It looks like the first items to run out will be the shorts and the vinyl record. Less than 10 remain of each. 

 https://ty-console.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders 

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May The Fourth Be With You
about 2 months ago – Wed, May 06, 2020 at 02:30:44 AM

May 4th, Also Known As Star Wars Day

Here at Krome, we have a special place in our hearts for Star Wars. Yep, we made few games for LucasArts, too! But today, we thought it'd be fun to share with you another connection to Star Wars.

Fun fact: the actor that does this stormtrooper's lines is a voice actor in TY the Tasmanian Tiger. Can you guess which character?

That's Terry McGovern, who also voiced Lenny the Lyrebird! Here's a fun clip from TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue.

PS4 Footage

Let's take a look at the latest footage from the PS4 version's development! If you look carefully, you'll see there is still some tweaking to be done, but this remaster is looking good with all of the new graphical effects - dynamic shadows, bloom, improved particle effects, and color correction. Look at that flame color on TY. Dynamic!

Doomeranger

The new Doomeranger story continues to unfold. Here we see new characters Cybil and Skummo blasting in.

Doomeranger WIP Pages 1-4

This new comic is being created for the Kickstarter backers as a bonus.