Thursday, September 24, 2009
By: Matthew Doucette
Ryan Pierce (CBC) interviews us (Jason and Matthew Doucette, aka Xona Games) about Duality ZF on TV! This type of exposure showcases to us that few people realize their dreams, and the moment anyone takes action towards realizing a dream they are immediately in the minority. This is our first real-time camera interview. Our office was a blistering 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit) due to heating problems, which made the process uncomfortable for everyone. But, kudos to Ryan Pierce the interviewer, not only a true gamer but a true fan of the orginal scrolling shooters. Find another non-gamer jouralist who buys many ports of R-Type and the likes of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer! It takes a true gamer to give games their due respect, and we feel Ryan did a great job for us. Thank you, Ryan!
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 $190,000 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.