Dec 8th, 2011
The Lab is our biggest addition to Special Edition, and it’s actually where Joe started life. It was our testing ground for new ideas and from day one we built elaborate Assault Courses to test controls and handling.
This video is from 6 weeks into development on the original Joe Danger, and I remember recording this with my laptop on my knees.
We built these crazy levels first, and then we tried to make a vehicle that could play them second. To begin with that was a wheel, and then it became the motorbike.
Eventually this grew into what we now call the Lab, which is new in Special Edition.
This video is from a Microsoft play test, and it’s the final level in the Lab. It looks hard, but I wish you could have heard him laughing at every crash.