The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

By: Derek Yu

On: April 1st, 2009

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, James Silva’s bloody, combo-centric slash ’em up platformer, is coming out today (April 1st) for XBLA… for 800 points ($10). The game, in which you play an undead dishwasher/samurai, features a unique co-op mode where players can use a guitar peripheral to rain electric death upon their enemies.

James has also released a book on XNA titled Building XNA 2.0 Games: A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development, which details how he created The Dishwasher alone in a year and a half.

TIGdb: The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

  • Fools

    Don’t trust it! DON’T TRUST IT!

  • J

    It may be April 1, but this story is actually true. Even the book part.

  • Benjamin

    One of my favourite indie games of the last year, still got a beta laying around here from ’08.
    Good to see it’s on Live :)

  • Panda Pandy

    I love the indie way. This is a prime example of just how powerful indie developers are!

  • lp

    what about PC? :(

  • jeremy

    if the dishwasher isn’t in indie brawl i will be upset.

  • IceNine

    Oh man that would be insane. Someone get on it!

  • Xbox lover

    Will there be a PC version?
    Wasn’t XNA easy PC portable? :/

  • Powergloved Andy

    XNA basically runs off C#, and it is easy to use for both PC and you can convert to 360 with a click. But this is an XBL Arcade release, and not a community game. I’m pretty sure with Microsoft’s contract that it’d be pretty hard to distrib unless they wanted a PC version, and I’m sure contract prevents him from even talking about it. Though, I’m not too sure on the specifics so I may be wrong.

    I played the demo on 360, and it’s quite excellent! When I go to the bank I’m going to throw some money into my checking and pick up the full thing.

  • gunswordfist

    WHOA!!! This is already out? My most anticipated indie game really snuck up on my. lol I’ll be sure to download the demo!