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By: Matthew Doucette
Decimation X2 wins a "highly commended" $1,000* award in Red Gate Software's Windows Phone 7 Competition (press release), putting us in the top eight out of over 100 Windows Phone 7 apps, and the only game to win an award in the entire competition. The competition was to make a WP7 app that will impress fellow developers, which makes winning this an honor. This also marks an interesting accomplishment of Xona Games: Now every game we have worked on, released or not, has won awards.
Originally the prizes were limited to three $10,000 prizes. Extra prizes were created, as explained by Jeremy Parsons of Red Gate:
I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that your entry, Decimation X2, has been chosen for a special $1,000 ‘highly commended’ prize by our judges. Congratulations! These extra prizes were created for a small number of apps that had caught the eye of several judges across the judging panels. One of the comments was, “It’s fun, a bit weird, and compulsive.” I’d support that, as the (impartial!) competition administrator.
Official Press Release (links added by us):
Red Gate Software's Windows Phone 7 Competition Winners Announced
Decimation X2 trailer:
*$1,000 USD came to exactly 906.78 CAD.
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.
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