The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile was developed by Ska Studios and will be released on April 6, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was an indie success story if ever there was one. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is the much awaited sequel to that success story and it’s going far beyond the scope of its predecessor. A story mode, 50 levels of arcade- both single player and co-op, and a never-ended Dish Challenge mode for the masochists of the world that want to fight endless waves of baddies. Standard beat ’em up modes, but the variety of enemies, the two unique characters with their unique weapons and coherent story makes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile into a fantastic experience.
The The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile releases on April 6, so we sat down with James Silva, Head Dishwasher of Ska Studios, to talk about the game, the road leading up to this point, and the road ahead.
James began serious work on game development in 2000. His first title was Zombie Smashers X , which was featured on the demo disc of a PCGamer magazine in 2000. He felt like he’d made it big then, but it still took some time before he really had some momentum. James really got noticed in 2007, when he won the Dream.Build.Play contest with The Dishwasher: Undead Samurai. By winning the contest, James received $10,000 prize and an Xbox Live Arcade publishing contract.
The team at Ska Studios posted some new screen shots for The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. The sequel to The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, Vampire Smile will release later this year. …
Major Nelson has just posted next weeks deals of the week, complete with undead theme. There are three XBLA games included in the deals, including Zombie Apocalypse, The Dishwasher: …
So Many Me, so little time. It was me all along. There is no I in team, but there is me. Don’t worry, the me jokes will keep on coming.
Action-RPG brawler Charlie Murder got it’s official Xbox Marketplace listing this week and to celebrate, Ska Studios have released a brand new trailer. The game from the developers behind …
Following on from some of the negative XBLA press that has recently hit the headlines, Ska Studios’ James Silva has decided to set the record straight on his experiences …
Here we are once again at the start of what’s sure to be another fantastic year of XBLA releases. Each day this week XBLAFans will be rolling out a list of eight of our most anticipated Xbox Live Arcade releases of 2013. While we can’t possibly cover every single XBLA game planned for this year, we’ll be giving you a varied list of 40 of the most promising titles we expect to release on XBLA in 2013. Once it’s all done, be sure to check back in next Monday when each staff member makes his/her picks for the game he/she is most looking forward to.
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Developer: Double Fine
An upcoming platform-adventure game, The Cave is the brainchild of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert. Channeling Gilbert’s earlier work, The Cave employs classic adventure-style gameplay within an action-platform framework. While we expect The Cave to release this month, an official release date has not yet been announced.
Although the Adventure Update for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is the big update fans of the massively popular world-building adventure game are waiting for, it’s not the only new material players have to look forward to. PlayXBLA announced last week that Skin Pack 3 is coming soon.
The known skins, created by pixel artist Army of Trolls, appear to be monster-themed – fitting, given the season. Looks like fans can expect two zombies, a skeleton and…what appears to be a cow walking upright. The pack will add four skins to an already robust roster built up by the first two packs, which added looks based on Xbox favorites from games like Halo, Left 4 Dead, Castle Crashers, Trials Evolution and more. The release date and price point are currently unknown, but the first two packs each released for 160 MSP, so it’s a safe bet the third pack will release at a similar price.
UPDATE: PlayXBLA confirmed that the pack will release on October 19 for 160 MSP. Hit the jump for a skin list.