Ska Studios, you might know them from The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai or I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1NIT!!!1, just announced their new game – ZP2KX (looking forward to trying to pronounce it in a videoreview *sigh*). Of course there are zombies 1NIT (yeah I lied in the header, sue me)!!!1 And pterodactyls (you know the dinosaur birds). No word though if there are zombie pterodactyls, but it will feature over thirty weapons, 30 different skills (split up into offense, defense, and modifiers), and five different modes (with over a dozen game-changing mutators). All for just a dollar (if the soundtrack will remind us of that while playing is still unconfirmed).
Just have a look at the trailer – it´s definitely a game I´m looking forward to!
It happens quite often that developers get into a rage about games that don´t live up to the true indie spirit and instead just go for the fast buck. Using cheap methods to gain attention instead of creating games that are awesome enough to stick out with brillance.
One developer that for sure is not the kind going for a fast buck is James Silva from Ska Studios – and with hit titles like I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1NIT!!!1 or The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai under his belt his games certainly stick out through brillance. The fast buck is just the result … and he has earned it. Lately he wrote a nice article about the honor behind creating real indie games – or the lack thereof with so many titles that recently hit the Xbox Live Indie Games channel.
Read his very interesting rant right after the “MORE” button (or you might miss his cute (or something) drawing!).