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Duality ZF a Semi-Finalist: 3rd Independent Game Developer's Competition
Sunday, September 26, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette

Duality ZF is a 3rd Independent Game Developer's Competition semi-finalist for technical excellence. The contest is run by indiePub Games.


Duality ZF a semi-finalist, under technical excellence
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Here's the write-up:

Duality ZF - All of the detail involved in building a 4-player shmup (with two simultaneous fighters per person) introduces a lot of technical challenges. Duality ZF does this smoothly, and manages to stay fun and easy-to-play even with the millions-of-bullets covering up the screen.

Kudos to Jason Doucette for winning this recognition for us and his work. His high performance Duality Engine, the backbone of Duality ZF, is what won this prize. Jason is the lead programmer at Xona Games. The Duality Engine is heavily optimized and we are still amazed at optimizations that could still be added. The future is a bright one!

Our predictions on the $100,000 grand prize winner:


Hazard: The Journey of Life

How can it not win?! Good luck Alexander Bruce!

Please check out all the finalists (and community favorite) and semi-finalists, there's some amazing indie games in there.

 

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About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning, indie game studio I run with my twin brother. We make arcade-style intense retro games. Our incorporation, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our incorporation has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have won contests, have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, and held 3 of the 5 top rated spots in Japan out of all indie games on Xbox LIVE. 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 develop. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and our blog.


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