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  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: The Show Floor

    There is plenty to see at Comic Con, and I pointed a camera at some of its most impressive spectacles. It's a mural. An Alien mural. https://t.co/5rCzQoOuQl — Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) July 26, 2014 There are a lot of Alien-related things at Comic Con, in case you couldn't tell. This... More
  • Blog Post: Great Games Based On Cartoons

    In celebration of South Park: The Stick of Truth releasing tomorrow, we reflect on other video games inspired by cartoons on TV. Many licensed games leave something to be desired, but there are certain games that surprise us. This list compiles games that were based off of cartoon TV shows, but are still... More
  • Blog Post: Witness Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron's Metroplex

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron released last year, and the game was filled with fantastic depictions of the Autobots and Decepticons. In fact, those versions of the characters looked so cool that Hasbro has continued to release new Transformers figures inspired by the game. The upcoming Metroplex figure... More
  • Blog Post: Places: Cybertron

    Growing up in the 1980s, Transformers was one of those foundational science-fiction universes that made me fall in love with the genre. Newer sci-fi enthusiasts now enter the fold through a fantastic array of fictional backdrops to embrace in cartoons, games, comics, and movies. The pickings were slimmer... More
  • Blog Post: Reverse-Engineered Fandom: How I Became A Transformers Fan

    I grew up thinking Transformers were super stupid. My older brother was into them, but I was too young to figure out the toys’ puzzling transformations and stuck to my Ninja Turtles. Time passed and I never understood the nostalgic reverence with which Transformers fans regard the series. Michael... More
  • Blog Post: See Fall Of Cybertron’s Escalation Mode In Action

    Update: Screens added. High Moon Studios swung by the Game Informer offices recently to show off the latest build of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We grabbed game director Matt Tieger and hustled him away into our video recording booth, where we talked with him about the return of the popular Escalation... More
  • Blog Post: Hasbro Reveals Fall Of Cybertron Toys

    Today, Hasbro is formally announcing the first toys that will be tied to the upcoming release of High Moon Studios' Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Not only will these new figures be directly inspired by the video game, but in a move sure to excite toy collectors, five of the announced figures all... More
  • Blog Post: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Gameplay Roundtable

    We've been highlighting key areas of the new game during our month of coverage on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, but in this video discussion we hope to address some of your remaining questions. Game Informer editors Matt Miller and Ben Reeves sat down in the conference room at High Moon Studios... More
  • Blog Post: Creating The Soundscape Of Transformers

    When we decided upon Transformers as a cover story, I started asking around the office looking for ideas for our video coverage. Without a second of hesitation, Game Informer's own Jeff Cork demanded to learn how the team at High Moon Studios recreates the iconic sounds of the transformations. We... More
  • Blog Post: True To Form: Safeguarding The Transformers License

    How High Moon and Hasbro transformed a classic brand into gaming gold. It may seem strange for a toy brand to have its own encyclopedia of chronicled narrative. Properties like Barbie, Hot Wheels, or LEGO aren’t known for their large wealth of fiction, for example. One of the first toy properties... More
  • Blog Post: The Transformers Timeline

    Whether you're a longtime enthusiast or a new fan, this succinct history of the robots in disguise will get you up to speed. Any Transformers fan will tell you that keeping track of the storyline and history of the characters is nearly impossible. That's because the Transformers fiction is a... More
  • Blog Post: Fall Of Cybertron Deep Character Dive: Jazz

    We’ve spent the month talking about some big ideas surrounding High Moon Studio’s upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. From a glimpse at the brand new weapons system to our announcement of the return of the Dinobots , there are a lot of new features to wrap your head around. Today, we... More
  • Blog Post: Transformers: Resurrecting The Dinobots

    Two things unite every sane person in the world: pumpkin pie and the unrivaled awesomeness of dinosaurs. In the '80s, Hasbro capitalized on the popularity of these beasts by creating the memorable team of elite Transformers called the Dinobots. Once a pillar of Transformers fiction, the proud Dinobots... More
  • Blog Post: Animating The Transformers

    Get a fascinating glimpse into the biggest challenge facing the Fall of Cybertron animation team: transforming robots. Watch Optimus Prime, Grimlock, and Jazz change form in the videos ahead. The team at High Moon is laser-focused on creating an authentic vision of the Transformer characters -- one that... More
  • Blog Post: The Story And Direction Of Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

    Matt Tieger has to direct Optimus Prime. He has to direct the player's experience and he has to direct High Moon Studios as they work on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. While technically a sequel to 2010's War for Cybertron, due to some radical changes in story structure and gameplay, Matt Tieger... More
  • Blog Post: The Illustrated Tour Of Cybertron

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has an ambitious vision. The game makers at High Moon Studios are looking to broaden the appeal and excitement of the Transformers brand by expanding the fictional backdrop in new and exciting directions. As exhibited in sci-fi franchises like Halo, Killzone, or Gears... More
  • Blog Post: Fall Of Cybertron: The New Optimus Prime

    As the most iconic Transformer to ever roll out, High Moon Studios spent a lot of time rebuilding Optimus Prime from the ground up for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The war on Cybertron is coming to a dramatic climax, and Optimus has proven himself both a leader and a mighty warrior. His new look... More
  • Blog Post: Transformers: High Moon Studios Tour

    We were lucky enough to be invited by High Moon Studios to come visit their offices near San Diego, California, where we got a close look at Transformers: Fall of Cybertron in action. From an unassuming exterior, visitors enter a near-museum of Transformers goodness. Transformers toys litter the tables... More
  • Blog Post: Optimus Primed: A Time Lapse Look At An Autobot's Creation

    The developers behind Transformers: War For Cybertron have an interesting task when it comes to their game's creation. Fans of the cartoon have a very specific view of how the robots in disguise look, but various iterations throughout the years have tweaked their image substantially. Many were irked... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Worlds: Behind The Art Of War For Cybertron

    Even the biggest Transformers fans have only caught fleeting glimpses of Cybertron, the often-referenced, rarely seen homeworld of the Transformers. Considering that so much of the upcoming Transformers: War For Cybertron is heavily focused on the planet, the art team at High Moon Studios has clearly... More
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