Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By: Matthew Doucette
Here's what Dealspwn had to say about Decimation X2 (links added by us):
The Doucette brothers – aka Xona Games – are another staple part of our Indie roundups. Score Rush thoroughly deserved its praise for being one of the most beautiful shooters ever made, but it was their award-winning Decimation series that put them on the map.
Decimation X2 is a raucous and tense reimagining of the classic Space Invaders formula. Players control a tiny turret at the bottom of the screen as scrolling phalanxes of alien assailants attempt to reach their base line. Frequent pickups soon grant you unbelievable amounts of raw firepower that can rip through entire enemy formations, but the implacable hordes naturally increase in speed and ferocity as they decrease in number.
The action is slick, quick and addictive, but special mention needs to be made about the visuals. Decimation X2 looks absolutely exceptional thanks to ludicrously colourful explosions and particle effects that make the shooting as visceral as it is good old fashioned fun. It’s more polished than most of Microsoft Games Studio’s efforts… not to mention joyously gratuitous.
Decimation X2 trailer.
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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 $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.