This week saw the XBLA release of Quarrel and while we wait to see how well it fairs with the XBLA crew, developers Denki talk about how difficult it was to get the game launched at all in their latest blog post:
“The problems only started once they’d passed Quarrel up the decision tree to their finance and marketing teams – the bit more commonly known as ‘The Industry’…However, one signal came through clearer than any other among the general noise of reasons why Quarrel wasn’t for them, and that was this: ‘Gamers don’t buy word games.’””
They also reveal how the game has been finished and ready for launch for around 2 years now, with the multiplayer XBLA version being what was originally designed. So who will win the the “Gamers vs The Industry” showdown? Denki’s money is obviously on that gamers do and will buy a word game and given the game’s success on the iPhone, it looks like they’ve already earned the “I told you so” rights. Quarrel was released on XBLA January 25 for 400 MSP. Why not download the trial and let us know what you think and remember to come back for our upcoming review to see what XBLAFans thought.
Source: Denki Blog