Xona Games, a talented and award-winning team creating some of the most critically-acclaimed indie arcade games to date, announced today its two latest offerings to the gaming world at large: Decimation X3 and Score Rush. Both titles are launching on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Indie Games platform with Decimation X3 going live on Tuesday, December 7 and Score Rush on Thursday, December 9, and both will be available for purchase for 80 Microsoft Points ($1 USD).
In particular, Decimation X3 has been selected as part of the Indie Games Winter Uprising (http://www.indiegames-uprising.com), a week-long celebration of the best that Xbox LIVE Indie Games have to offer. Orchestrated by a group of fellow developers longing to promote the higher-quality games that can be found on the platform, the Indie Winter Games Uprising takes place the first week of December and features 12 top-tier games that they hope will elevate the impression of the Indie Games channel.
Decimation X3 is the thrilling sequel to one of the most popular 2D-retro shooters on Xbox LIVE Indie Games, Decimation X, which is one of the top-rated Indie Games in Japan (currently #2 out of approximately 1,500). Get ready for intense, never-ending waves of enemies and a continual rain of power-ups to significantly improve your offensive and defensive capabilities. Featuring decidedly retro pixel art graphics, an overload of explosion particle effects, 60 frames per second and a hypnotic trance beat soundtrack from Imphenzia, Decimation X3 is everything an arcade junkie could wish for and will put your reflexes to the ultimate test.
The spiritual prequel to Duality ZF and built upon the same engine that was a semi-finalist for technical excellence in the 3rd Independent Game Developer’s Competition, Score Rush is an intense 2D, four-player, dual-stick, bullet-hell, score-running shooter. It features unlockable difficulty modes, several midbosses and bosses, and tons of smaller enemies. It is visually intense with a hard rocking soundtrack created by Dragon Music Productions. Collect both types of power-ups – those that upgrade the main weapon and those that add deadly appendages to your ship – to rack up insane scores. The bigger the enemies are and the faster you kill them, the more points you get.
Look for Decimation X3 this upcoming Tuesday, December 7 and Score Rush on Thursday, December 9, both on Xbox LIVE Indie Games and both for only 80 Microsoft Points. For more information about Xona and its titles, please visit xona.com. For more information about the Indie Games Winter Uprising, please visit http://www.indiegames-uprising.com.
Founded in July 2008, Xona Games is an award-winning, two-man-team indie game studio based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Xona develops intense-retro games for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and Windows PC, with future plans to develop on PlayStation and Wii. Some of Xona’s accolades include taking first place in Innovacorp’s I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition, first place in Canada (fifth worldwide) in Microsoft’s Dream Build Play 2010 Challenge, a top IGN.com pick for Decimation X on Xbox LIVE Indie Games, and much more. For more information, please visit http://xona.com.