Duality ZF: Semi-Finalist: 3rd Independent Game Developer's Competition

Sunday, September 26, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette

Duality ZF is a 3rd Independent Game Developer's Competition semi-finalist for technical excellence. The contest is run by indiePub Games.

Duality ZF a semi-finalist, under technical excellence

Here's the write-up:

"Duality ZF - All of the detail involved in building a 4-player shmup (with two simultaneous fighters per person) introduces a lot of technical challenges. Duality ZF does this smoothly, and manages to stay fun and easy-to-play even with the millions-of-bullets covering up the screen."

Kudos to Jason Doucette for winning this recognition for us and his work. His high performance Duality Engine, the backbone of Duality ZF, is what won this prize. Jason is the lead programmer at Xona Games. The Duality Engine is heavily optimized and we are still amazed at optimizations that could still be added. The future is a bright one!

Our predictions on the $100,000 grand prize winner:

Hazard: The Journey of Life

How can it not win?! Good luck Alexander Bruce!

Please check out all the finalists (and community favorite) and semi-finalists, there's some amazing indie games in there.



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.