The founders of Vector Unit are no strangers to game development. After working for several years at bigger companies, Ralf Knoesel and Matt Small decided it was time to form their own company with the goal of making “big games in small packages”. Games that felt like full retail experiences but were meant for downloadable services like Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
With their first title, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, that goal was achieved. With a small team of about 8 people and some art outsourcing, Vector Unit managed to create the sequel fans had been dreaming of for 10 years. This is an interview with Matt Small, co-founder and creative director at Vector Unit. He shares his views on the franchise, the upcoming DLC pack and the future.
Xbox LIVE Arcade:
October 20: Super Meat Boy, 800 Microsoft Points. After November 21 the price will be 1200 Microsoft Points
October 20: Costume Quest, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 27: Pinball FX 2 Free game download. Tables purchased individually with free import from original Pinball FX
SNK Playmore has announced that it’s 2D fighter King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is coming to the Xbox Live Arcade this fall. Like King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match before it, it’s a commemorative remake of the Neo Geo arcade fighter and includes a lot of improvements over the the original game.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Double Fine by now. The main figure behind the studio is none other than Tim Schafer. The game designer responsible for classics like Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and more recently, Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.
With such an acomplished and obviously talented leader at the helm, saying expectations for the studio are high is certainly an understatement. So when Double Fine reveals its sources of inspiration for their newest downloadable title Costume Quest, we pay attention.
Hit the jump to know what they are.
Ubisoft released a new trailer for Bloody Good Time . If you didn’t already know, Bloody Good Time is a multiplayer first person shooter coming later this month to the XBLA marketplace.
It features a distinct humorous take on horror movie stereotypical characters, like evil clowns, jocks and girls in bikinis battling it out in movie set-like maps. Seems like a cool way to celebrate Halloween. Check out the new trailer after the jump.
Beyond Good & Evil was a gem lost in a sea of bigger named releases back in 2003. While the game is regarded as one of the best of the last generation of consoles, it was largely ignored by the general gaming audience. I’m a huge fan of the franchise, so I was pleased to hear Beyond Good & Evil was coming back in downloadable form on XBLA and PSN.
I don’t have my last gen consoles anymore, so this is a chance to play one of my favorite games of the original Xbox days with cleaner graphics and added achievements. Apparently the game is native 1080p resolution, so it will be much sharper than previous versions. Hit the jump for new gameplay footage.
Here’s a list of upcoming arcade titles and DLC on the Xbox Live Marketplace:
Xbox LIVE Arcade:
October 6: Comic Jumper, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 13: Pinball FX 2, Free game download. Tables purchased individually with free import from original “Pinball FX”
October 13: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, 1200 Microsoft Points
October 13: Dead Space Ignition, 400 Microsoft Points
October 20: Super Meat Boy, 1200 Microsoft Points