Articles - Year 2012

All our articles from 2012. Enjoy! Visit our blog for a full article listing from all years.


Epic Follow List, for Science Loving Tweeters
2012/Dec/27 — Matthew Doucette
A great list of Twitter accounts to follow, if you are into science and knowledge.

Why Braid Has a Speed Run
2012/Dec/19 — Matthew Doucette
Short post on why Braid has a speed run.

Help Xona Games win a OUYA Dev Console
2012/Dec/18 — Matthew Doucette
Help Xona Games win a OUYA Dev Console!

Are Games Art? It Doesn't Matter
2012/Dec/06 — Matthew Doucette
I take part in an interview on whether or not games are considered art.

Nintendo Love
2012/Nov/21 — Matthew Doucette
Some Nintendo stats. Very impressive stuff. With a tidbit comparison of Nintendo and Sega at the end.

The Cake is a Lie?
2012/Nov/12 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush cake, by Turbulenz.

Gateways: One of the Best XBLIG Games Ever
2012/Nov/04 — Matthew Doucette
A quick review of Gateways, one of the most polished XBLIG games ever.

2008 Saturn Sky Redline
2012/Aug/31 — Jason Doucette
Jason's Saturn Sky.

2006 Nissan 350Z
2012/Aug/31 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew's 350Z.

Score Rush: Turbulenz Update: Xbox 360 effects in HTML5
2012/Jul/18 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush on Turbulenz has been updated with new visual effects that put this HTML5 version on par with the Xbox 360 version!

Game Prototyping
2012/Jun/25 — Matthew Doucette
Just some indie game prototyping advice from some the awesome Arkedo studio!

Matthew Doucette: (Some) Games I've Beaten
2012/Jun/16 — Matthew Doucette
Games I've beaten. Unfortunately not a full list.

Score Rush: Featured on, Third Time!
2012/Jun/15 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush was featured on, the best indie game website on the net, for the third time!

Score Rush: Now on Google Chrome Store
2012/Jun/14 — Matthew Doucette
Turbulenz just launched Score Rush on the Google Chrome Store! Please check it out!

Decimation X Series: Video Tribute
2012/Jun/02 — Matthew Doucette
A Decimation X series video tribute.

"Intense Retro" Explained
2012/May/20 — Matthew Doucette
"Intense Retro" explained.

Our Philosophy
2012/May/20 — Matthew Doucette
The philosophies behind Xona Games' game development.

Score Rush: Featured on, Second Time!
2012/Apr/18 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush was featured on for a second time! This time due to our HTML5 port of the game to Turbulenz.

Score Rush: Turbulenz Beta: Now With Leaderboards and Badges!
2012/Apr/16 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush beta now has leaderboards and badges on Turbulenz!

Score Rush: 9.9 XBLA & XBLIG Ratings
2012/Apr/12 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush achieved a 9.9 average rating from XBLA & XBLIG Rating, which is based on user reviews!

Xona Games Devs Beat Super-C in 0:16:28 at PAX EAST 2012
2012/Apr/06 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games devs beat Super-C in 16 minutes and 28 seconds at PAX East 2012!

#1 and #2 in SHMUP Contest!
2012/Mar/25 — Matthew Doucette
We place #1 and #2 in a SHMUP contest where you get to pick the SHMUP to get the highest score.

Score Rush: Turbulenz Beta Released!
2012/Mar/12 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush beta has been released on Turbulenz!

Score Rush: Top 10 Console Exclusive Shmups of All Time
2012/Jan/11 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush nominated twice as one of the top 10 console exclusive shmups of all time!

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