Monday, September 27, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette
Duality ZF's Indie Game Challenge 2011 Pitch Video (long cut)
The actual submitted video was 60 seconds as per official rules, so don't worry we didn't cheat!
The video text reads more than you would think:
Xona Games is an indie game studio.
Xona Games is an award-winning, team of two, indie game studio.
Xona Games won the $100,000 I-3 Contest.
Xona Games is #1 in Japan (XBLIG).
Xona Games gets press. (TV News, Develop, GDC, Retro Gamer, NSBI, ...)
Xona Games delivers experiences.
...the coin-op arcade experience.
...the nostalgic experience.
...the adrenaline rush experience.
...the score run experience.
Xona Games is retro.
Xona Games is intense retro.
Xona Games is retro re-envisioned.
We rekindle past experiences...
...not past games.
We love gameplay.
Most games inhibit players.
We empower the player.
We allow them to kick ass.
A kick ass experience.
Just like 80's arcades.
Duality ZF is a 1-4 player shmup.
Duality ZF is an IndiePub Contest semi-finalist.
Duality ZF is a two-time Dream Build Play finalist.
Duality ZF placed 5th worldwide.
Duality ZF should win Indie Game Challenge because...
Duality ZF delivers experiences.
...the most true arcade experience.
...the most hardcore arcade experience.
...the most intense arcade experience.
...the most challenging arcade experience.
...the most rewarding arcade experience.
Duality ZF innovates shmups.
...with dual play.
...with 8 independent fighters.
...with G-Mode (homage to Galaga).
...with duality weapons.
Duality ZF is just fun.
Visit us at xona.com.
Thank you for listening to our pitch.
Blast From The Past:
If you remember from way back in 2010 (!!!), the Indie Game Challenge 2010 winners included Cogs by Lazy 8 Studios (professional category) and Gear (non-professional category), each winning an incredible $100,000. (We are also glad to be in the $100k club!). We met Lazy 8 Studios at GDC 2010. Great team and great game. Did you get the play in their studio name? It's an infinity sign! Anyway, here's a warning you will want to buy Cogs once you watch the trailer! Here's the videos of last year's winners:
Cogs by Lazy 8 Studios.
Indie Game Challenge 2010 Professional $100,000 Grand Prize Winner.
Gear a Digipen sophomore game project.
Indie Game Challenge 2010 Non-professional $100,000 Grand Prize Winner.
That is all.
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.