Thursday, April 8, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette
Duality ZF Update:
Recently Xona Games attended GDC, and met with loads of publishers. Many are interested in taking Duality ZF to Xbox LIVE Arcade (XBLA), the holy grail of digital distribution for Xbox LIVE content. Most Xbox LIVE Indie Games (XBLIG) developers we have met are all trying to land similar contracts. It's difficult to impossible to do, for the average developer. Our only hope is our "intense retro" philosophy, of which the video above should clearly demonstrate, will set us apart from the rest of the crowd and help create a game worthy of XBLA consideration. We are currently creating a publisher pitch, a playable build, as well as concept artwork to showcase what Duality ZF could be, if it were to land an XBLA contract. Wish us luck!
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.