Monday, March 12, 2012
By: Matthew Doucette
A Score Rush port (in beta) on Turbulenz has been officially released! It features player shooting, enemies dying and flashing, and icon power ups, explosions, sounds, screen shakes, flashing, and bombs. Coming very soon are global leaderboards and badges! Turbulenz is a brand new online social gaming platform, who landed $5M two years ago. They just might become the facebook of online gaming.
Quotes from the official press release:
Score Rush, a Gamasutra’s Top 5 indie game and winner of NeoGAF’s Gold award, from Xona Games is now live on Turbulenz. Score Rush revives the feeling of classic shoot em’ ups with mind melting fast-paced gameplay and so many bullets on screen to dodge you’ll wish you had an extra finger.
Matthew Doucette, Game Producer of Xona Games said: “Turbulenz gives us the opportunity to quickly and easily bring this game to millions of gamers around the world and reach gamers we previously couldn’t. We’ve had a look under the hood to see what else is coming from Turbulenz, and really wanted to get a game on there.”
We’re excited to announce that Score Rush has been built from the ground up as a HTML5 Canvas application, meaning you can play it without the need for installing the Turbulenz Engine. Compatible browsers (such as Chrome) will run the game with almost no discernible difference. As a bonus, we spent some time optimising our engine so it squeezes every last pixel out of your machine, so you’ll usually get a faster, better experience with it installed.
This is the first release of Score Rush, with more features such as leaderboards, badges and multiplayer support to be added in the coming weeks.
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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.