Gaijin Games becomes Choice Provisions, reveals two new games

Gaijin Games, known for the BIT.TRIP series, has undergone a name change. The newly-named Choice Provisions also offered some details on two new titles currently in the works.


Gaijin Games, known primarily for the Bit.Trip series, is undergoing a name change. The whimsically named studio will now switch over to the far less whimsical Choice Provisions. To accompany the announcement, the studio announced two new games in the works to go along with the currently-in-development Woah Dave! and Destructamundo.

Laserlife is described as a "metaphysical journey of euphoric sights and euphonic sounds." The idea is to guide lasers to the beat of an electronic soundtrack, as the player searches outer space to recover the lost memories of a lost astronaut. This game is set to come to PC soon.

Tharsis is described as "a game of tiny decisions with huge consequences." Players use six-sided dice to conduct various actions atop a red planet, with the object to survive various calamities on limited supplies. That game is set to come to PC and iOS soon.

"No matter how you may feel about the word 'gaijin' personally, I think it's fair to say that some people out there view it as a negative term," Choice's Dant Rambo said in the inaugural blog post. "Being the upbeat, positive folks we are, the last thing we wanted was for people to be offended by our name. We are but humble purveyors of video games, and the end goal of all the work we do is to make people happy. Ergo, we're changing our name to Choice Provisions."

Rambo does add that since the BIT.TRIP series has become synonomous with the Gaijin name, future BIT.TRIP releases will be released under the Gaijin Games label.

As for Woah Dave! and Destructamundo, those will be released under the name of MiniVisions, now the former Robotube. Woah Dave! is expected to be released for 3DS, Vita, iOS, PC, Ouya, and Amazon Fire TV, while Destructamundo will be released on iOS and Ouya.

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