New game in progress

Hello everyone! It's been quite some time since I last blogged here but I've been very busy in school finishing up for the summer.  About 3 days ago I started making a new game that I intend to release this summer on Xbox Live Indie Games. It does not yet have a name, It's actually not even a game yet, more of a glorified tech demo. Even so, I thought I'll give a first look on it and perhaps get some response? :P Giant bombers are after all a very good an honest crowd of people!  
The game is a retro shooter on steroids!  I've been on it for only about 3 days so it is no where near complete. I've just focused on making the game engine and optimizing it for the 360.  
Here's a pic of my and my friends stress testing the engine. It can handle A LOT more than this. On a one minute test I managed to spawn 0.8 million particles, kill 11 thousand enemies with over 44 thousand bullets! Needless to say, it's very fast! 
 

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Posted by Th3dz

Hello everyone! It's been quite some time since I last blogged here but I've been very busy in school finishing up for the summer.  About 3 days ago I started making a new game that I intend to release this summer on Xbox Live Indie Games. It does not yet have a name, It's actually not even a game yet, more of a glorified tech demo. Even so, I thought I'll give a first look on it and perhaps get some response? :P Giant bombers are after all a very good an honest crowd of people!  
The game is a retro shooter on steroids!  I've been on it for only about 3 days so it is no where near complete. I've just focused on making the game engine and optimizing it for the 360.  
Here's a pic of my and my friends stress testing the engine. It can handle A LOT more than this. On a one minute test I managed to spawn 0.8 million particles, kill 11 thousand enemies with over 44 thousand bullets! Needless to say, it's very fast! 
 

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

That looks pretty cool. I will keep an eye on it.

Posted by kishan6

make graphics maybe a tiny bit better 
maybe geometry wars style 
looks cool otherwise

Posted by buzz_clik

Man, this looks right up my alley. I'd love to see it in motion, though.
 
NOTE: My desktop picture cycles through various 16-bit screen caps every hour. You've just given me a new image to pop up! Cheers.

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Posted by ptc

Looks a bit like Decimation X.  I like it so far!  Agree with kishan6 on the graphics.

Posted by Th3dz
@kishan6: The graphics are temporary. As I said, I've only been working on it for a couple of days so I just threw something together to work with. 
 
@buzz_clik:
 That's awesome man :P 
 
@ptc:
 It's funny you should mention that, I actually have a bit of contact with the developers of that game :D    
But yeah it will and already is looking a lot different from the picture, and it plays a lot differently from Decimation X. 
 
Thanks everyone for replying! :D
Posted by ptc

A suggestion on pricing: keep at the impulse buy and level.  This means don't make it anymore than 80pts. 

Posted by ThePhantomnaut
@ptc said:
" A suggestion on pricing: keep at the impulse buy and level.  This means don't make it anymore than 80pts.  "
Also make it challenging but not cheap.
Posted by Th3dz
@ptc:  If I could, I would release it for free. But 80 pts is the least Microsoft will allow so that's what I'm going for. 
@ThePhantomnaut: Oh it will be challenging alright :P
Posted by JJWeatherman

Looks cool man.

Posted by iam3green

it looks good. i think it will look like a crazy game if there are going to be a lot of enemies on there.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Dude I could go for some crazy ass shmup. Can't wait to hear more about it!

Posted by harrypmgaga

It's looking great, mate! I'd love to take a look at it for the site I work at when it's all done! Good luck with the development.

Posted by Synthballs

I wish Australians got the Indie games. It's fucked up.

Posted by Gamer_152

Cool stuff, best of luck with your game.

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Posted by Th3dz
@JJWeatherman: Thanks a lot! 
@iam3green: It's going to be soooo crazy :P 
@wolf_blitzer85: Yay for shmups! 
@harrypmgaga: Wow, thanks a lot! What is the site? I'd love to check it out! 
@Synthballs: We didn't have it here in Sweden before either, though I think they are expanding it at the moment... 
@Gamer_152: Thanks a lot!
Posted by Slurpelve

Looks great, will get it when it comes to Xbox Live!