Decimation X3, an Xbox Live Indie Game from Xona Games, is ridiculously fun. It’s retro but slightly updated, it’s frantic but still controlled, and it takes you back to the good ol’ arcade days. Today, one of the creators of the game, Matthew Doucette (@mdoucette), posted a YouTube video showing some gameplay where he and 3 friends (one of them being a 6 year old kid) go all the...[Read More]
I realize I’ll probably draw some scorn for this, but I never really got into Geometry Wars. There was just something about it that turned me off, and I’m not entirely sure what it was. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was how enemies could spawn anywhere on the screen, instead of coming from a predictable location. I loved the graphics, and I loved the soundtrack, but that just was...[Read More]
I love old games. I generally dislike attempts at remaking old games, or reusing the mechanic of old games, because it is hardly ever an improvement on the memory and feel of the original game. Incidentally, I feel the same about TV shows and movies, but that’s off topic. Back on topic, a simple, classic game like Space Invaders is not the kind of game I would expect to be remade with any si...[Read More]
As a Canadian, it only seemed fit that I write about an up-and-coming Canadian indie development company, Xona Games, who will be releasing two new titles this coming week – Decimation X3 and Score Rush!