Dream Build Play 2010 Finalists (Videos)

Saturday, April 10, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette

Dream Build Play 2010 finalists have been announced! As posted yesterday, Duality ZF is a finalist for the second year in a row! Here's all top 20 finalist video trailers, sorted alphabetically:


A.R.E.S. - Thailand

Abaddon - United States

Abducted! - United States

Alien Jelly - Australia

Armor Valley - Singapore

Beat Hazard - United Kingdom

Capsized - Canada*

Creed Arena - Australia

Duality ZF - Canada*

Dysnomia - United Kingdom

JoyJoy - United States

King Spray - Australia

Lumi - France

Mind Over Metal - Australia

Ninja Garden - Ireland

Prismatic Solid - Japan

(Video here: http://www.superjai.com/shapeshootervideo/)
Shape Shooter - United States

Shoot 1UP - United States

Soul - France

The Shadows in the Underworld - Canada*

*Canada, excluding Quebec.


Here's the list without videos:

*Canada, excluding Quebec.

Lots of 2D style shooters made the list this year. Shmups are back! Congrats to Nathan Fouts of Mommy's Best Games for winning a top spot with Shoot 1UP. Be sure to check out A.R.E.S. and Prismatic Solid, too. I believe they will be among the top 4 winners. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Capsized is amount the top 4 as well. JoyJoy by RadianGames and Alien Jelly also look great.

A notable mention that I thought would make the top 20, but did not, is Snailien Invasion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhlIjM7WKP8

By country, United States claimed 5 spots, Australia 4 spots, Canada 3 spots, France and United Kingdom each 2 spots, and Ireland, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand each 1 spot, of the top 20.



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.