December 9th, 2009
Well this is really nice news. Nathan Fout of Mommy’s Best Games just pointed us to an update on his game for October’s Numbers theme, Shoot 1Up. Since October he has developed it into a full-fledged shooter, which he will be releasing in January 2010 on Xbox Live Indie Games.
Anyone interested in snagging a free copy of the game can do so by following him on twitter where he’ll be giving away game codes in the near future.
This has been a proud year for everyone here at EGP, first Canabalt becomes a runaway success (har, har) taking the iPhone by storm and now this. Maybe we’ll be fortunate enough to see Broken Brothers or Lose/Lose win at IGF this year like in 2008 when that one game took two awards, and that other one took the grand prize.
Of course with all of these 7-day prototypes becoming the real deal, one has to ask the obvious:
Are there any games you’ve made that you think could make the leap to a full-fledged title?
Nathan has been keeping a developer diary on the Shoot 1up prototype. Probably something worth doing, though I think most of us are too lazy for such introspection.