Mostly Xbox 360 Previews

By: Derek Yu

On: February 25th, 2010

Sneaky Andy Schatz steals the IGF trophy from Team Meat in Monaco!

Ska Studios is working on a sequel to their XBLA game The Dishwasher. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile will be done “when it’s done”.

(Source: Michael Rose, via

I had the fortune of bumping into this video mere hours after it launched. Shoot 1UP is a shoot ‘em up from Mommy’s Best Games that was just launched on Xbox Live Indie Games for 80 points. The game features a option-like 1up mechanic, branching paths, and the inimitable art style of MBG.

(Source: the2bears)

Finally, here’s a video about some French indie games from my favorite French-fried game reviewer, Benzaie (after the jump):

The three games he mentions are Lethal Judgment, Streets of Fury, and a remake of Toki that has really nice graphics.

  • benzine

    more people need the guts to say “it’s done when it’s done” wrt the mythical man month. except fez.

  • !CE-9

    it’s all nice and good, but there are no buts.

    the Benzaie clip is ace. “gimme a croissant rrrrrrough!”?

  • Paint by Numbers

    This is completely off-topic, but wasn’t there some sort of game called Alan Wake? Saw a long article on it, looked super cool.

    It had some sort of revolutionary light system, and you were fighting off creatures of darkness by setting traps that would put light on them, or something like it. The main character was a writer with insomnia. It seems like it’s been stuck in “WHEN IT’S DONE” hell for years.

  • Hideous

    @Paint by Numbers:

    Alan Wake is scheduled for… March or April I think? It’s pretty soon, anyway. 360 only.

  • Hideous

    The Benzine thing is like Bytejacker except actually funny.

  • Kyo

    Is it wrong of me to want to punch the ska software dude for not giving some dishwasher goodness to the pc?

    Also, that shooter looks interesting.

  • nullerator

    Every time someone releases a good game for XBLIG, baby Jesus cries a little, because he knows this game will not be available worldwide, and that poor old nullerator won’t be able to play it because he lives in the wrong country.

    Stop making baby Jesus cry, please.

  • Eclipse

    graphically looks awful like all MBG productions but i’m sure it will play good (like all MBG productions!)

  • benzaie

    WOW thanks for mentionning me people ^^

  • Tim James

    Kyo I’d like that too. Bought his River City Ransom clone but he hasn’t released much of anything for the PC in a while. He wrote an article complaining about PC indie game development and likes the ease of using Xbox tools and services, so we may never see anything.

  • butr0s

    Holy shit, Benzaie is awesome.

  • qrio

    Has anyone checked out Greed Corp yet?

    Just released on PSN/XBLA with pretty much no marketing, but it looks like an interesting take on strategy with a destructible hex map.

  • jon schubbe

    judging by what you have posted here it seems as though you ONLY EVER post xbox 360 previews

  • Gutter

    That French guy couldn’t be more stereotypical even if he tried. He sounds like Clouseau’s son (an un-italian son)

  • Forte Dante

    Shoot 1up looks interesting. Don’t know if it’ll hold up to commercial manic shooters, but an interesting gimmick.

  • !CE-9

    @Paint: says May 2010. (again, why XBox only?)

  • vian

    The main character was a writer with insomnia !

  • AGuy

    I don’t think Tommy would alert the guards if someone stole his trophy, he’d probably kill the guy himself. So unrealistic.

  • paul eres

    “judging by what you have posted here it seems as though you ONLY EVER post xbox 360 previews”

    that has some truth to it. i do own an xbox now (bought one over xmas break) so i may be able to review a few xblig games for this site in the future.

  • Andy

    Just to set the record straight – while Monaco is an XNA game, it is still 100% up in the air what console platform(s) the game will end up on.

  • jon schubbe

    haha paul i was just kidding :P