Decimation X: Top 10 Xbox LIVE Indie Games

Monday, April 25, 2011
By: Matthew Doucette

The original Decimation X is still winning awards, over a year after it's initial release! It was picked for CVG's Top 10 Xbox LIVE Indie Games:

DECIMATION X
Xona Games / 80MSP

Decimation X does for Space Invaders what Pac Man: Championship Edition did for Paccers. The cat vomit visuals betray what is a very astute and thoughtfully-arranged modernisation of the 1978 arcade game. It's Space Invaders meets Bullet Hell - and because the shields don't regenerate of their own accord, players are forced to deliberately weave their crafts through a torrential downpour of enemy spew to collect essential power-ups, creating an exhilarating cat and mouse dynamic that Space Invaders re-imaginings rarely possess. An intense, thrilling shooter that easily out-guns more illustrious XBLA rivals such as Infinity Gene and Space Invaders Extreme.

 

I also encourage everyone to try out Decimation X 's sequel, Decimation X3*:

*Where's Decimation X2? On the Windows Phone 7!

 

More Decimation X Articles:

2017/Oct/14 Xbox LIVE Indie Games Officially Shut Down
2017/Feb/14 Last Payment by XBLIG?
2015/Oct/19 Score Rush & Decimation X Series Picked as Best Beginner Shmups
2015/Aug/17 Support XBLIG Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One!
2014/Feb/17 Halifax Scramble Wrap Up
2014/Feb/14 Xona Games Shmup Tournament
2013/Jul/25 Indie Royale's Indie Gamer Chick Bundle
2013/Jun/06 Decimation X: Makes A Most Wanted List
2013/May/03 Death in Video Games
2013/May/02 Decimation X3: Japan's Pier 21 Arcade Honor
2013/May/02 Decimation X3 God Update!
2013/Apr/21 Decimation X3 Mention by Major Nelson!
2013/Apr/14 Decimation X3 & Score Rush Still Getting Some Love
2012/Jun/02 Decimation X Series: Video Tribute
2011/Jul/11 Decimation X3: 16 Best Xbox LIVE Indie Games by Official Xbox Magazine
2011/Jun/07 Decimation X2: Xbox LIVE Indie Game of the Week
2011/May/18 Decimaton X3: Featured in Official Xbox Magazine
2011/May/06 Decimation X2: $1,000 Highly Commended Winner in WP7COMP
2011/May/01 Matthew Doucette: Interviewed in Palutena's Army
2011/Apr/25 Decimation X: Top 10 Xbox LIVE Indie Games
2011/Mar/25 Xona Games is 4-Player Shmup King of XBLIG: Created 3 of Top 7
2011/Feb/16 Dzag: The Decimation X3 GOD!
2011/Feb/15 Decimation X3 & Score Rush: Top 25 Indie Games
2011/Feb/11 Decimation X3 - Reviews On The Run
2011/Feb/10 Decimation X Featured in Famitsu, Top Gaming Mag in Japan
2011/Jan/20 Decimation X3 Top Pick of Joystiq's 2010 Buyer's Guide
2011/Jan/11 Decimation X3: 6th of Top 20 Best XBLIG Games of 2010
2011/Jan/06 NeoGAF Awards: Xona Games Wins Both Gold & Bronze!
2011/Jan/02 Xona Games 2 of Top 3 Picks in #1 Japanese Gaming Magazine, Famitsu
2010/Dec/24 4 Player Decimation X3 Video
2010/Dec/17 Lords of Indie Bullet Hell
2010/Dec/17 Xona Games 10th & 11th Best Selling XBLIGs Worldwide
2010/Dec/12 Japan: 3 of Top 5 Rated + Top 2 Best Selling XBLIG Games
2010/Dec/12 Score Rush #1 and #2 Best Seller in 3 Countries
2010/Dec/10 Decimation X2: Featured in Windows Central
2010/Dec/10 Decimation X3 #1 Best Seller in 4 Countries
2010/Dec/09 Decimation X3 #1 in Japan!
2010/Dec/08 Decimation X3 #12 Top Rated XBLIG in U.S.!
2010/Dec/07 Decimation X3 Released!
2010/Nov/30 Indie Games Winter Uprise Trailer
2010/Nov/22 Decimation X3 Box Art
2010/Nov/18 Indie Games Winter Uprising
2010/Nov/01 Decimation X an IGN.com Top Pick
2010/Oct/28 Decimation X2 Released: Launches on Windows Phone 7 in 11 Days
2010/Oct/22 Decimation X Video Review: 5/5
2010/Oct/11 Decimation X2: Windows Phone 7 Launch Title
2010/Oct/05 A Few Favorable Decimation X Reviews: 9.5/10 AVG
2010/Aug/30 Xona Games Featured Over 200 Times!
2010/Aug/24 Decimation X Xbox LIVE Feedback (Explicit Content)!
2010/Jul/29 Game Rain #1 - Win 1 of 21 Xbox LIVE Indie Games
2010/Jul/19 New Xbox LIVE Indie Games Roundup Show
2010/Jun/23 Decimation X: IndieNerds Review
2010/Jun/07 3 Player Decimation X Video
2010/May/19 10,000,000 points in Decimation X
2010/Apr/30 Homebrew Heroes: Retro Gamer Feature
2010/Apr/26 Game Roast: Decimation X
2010/Apr/04 Decimation X Fan Love
2010/Mar/30 Decimation X: 7.3 Million Point Level 80 Run!
2010/Mar/22 Decimation X: "Best Value of any Indie Game I've Ever Played"
2010/Feb/04 United States' #16 Top Rated XBLIG: Decimation X
2010/Jan/28 Japan's #6 Top Rated Xbox 360 "Shooter": Decimation X
2010/Jan/27 Japan's #12 Top Rated Xbox 360 Game: Decimation X
2010/Jan/25 Canada's #3 Top Rated XBLIG: Decimation X
2010/Jan/24 Most Recommended Indie Game: Decimation X
2010/Jan/22 Decimation X - Drunken Gamer Radio Review
2010/Jan/19 Japan's #1 Top Rated #1 Best Selling XBLIG: Decimation X
2010/Jan/16 Decimation X now on Xbox LIVE!
2010/Jan/11 Decimation X Teaser Released
2009/Dec/21 Introducing Decimation X

 

 

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.