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First XNA title set to hit the Arcade

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So is Microsoft’s attempt at bringing console game development to the masses starting to take off?

Schizoid will be the first game ever to made commercially available that has been created solely through the XNA development platform.

The basic idea behind the game is that you control 2 space ships, an orange one and a blue one… you are then bombarded by Orange and Blue objects.. To survive you smash your blue space ship into the blue objects and the orange one into the orange objects. There is no shooting involved…

It sounds like it could either be idiotically addictive or just plain stupid, either way I am buying this just to show support to the smaller developers.

I have been looking at taking a shot at creating an arcade game myself and I know quite a few developers and graphic designers visit this site, so if any of you are interested in setting up a team please drop me a line…. lazysagamer@lazygamer.co.za

Schizoid Hands-On First Look – Xbox 360 News at GameSpot

Last Updated: December 3, 2007

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  1. Milesh Bhana ZA

    December 3, 2007 at 10:08

    Ikaruga clone ?

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  2. doobiwan

    December 3, 2007 at 10:18

    Doesn’t Ikaruga only have one ship? Sort of like a Geo Wars meets Ikaruga.

    I’m hoping it does really well. XNA 2 is imminent, and adds online play. I may finally take the plunge and try my hand at game development!

    Goodness help us all . . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Milesh Bhana ZA

    December 3, 2007 at 11:12

    The dual colour thing made me think of Ikaruga. I’ve been wanting to try my hand and game dev as well, but it’s always been a toss up between learning all that stuff and actually playing them… playing wins ๐Ÿ™‚

    Plus i don’t have any good ideas…

    actually, what i’d love to make for XBLA is a competitive Tetris game. (not sure if you guys ever played Tetrinet or Eitris or Atomic Tetris)

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  4. LazySAGamer

    December 3, 2007 at 11:56

    Tetris should really be one of the better games to learn how to develop… the rules are very simple and the logic is straight forward….

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  5. doobiwan

    December 3, 2007 at 13:56

    Hmm, maybe a Tetris where the blocks shoot back! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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