Monday, February 04, 2008

Mass Salvation

Nordic Game Jam is over, and as last year, it was a hoot and a holler! Man, we had fun! I was lucky to get a great team. crew_highFour programmers, four game desginers/artists/sound engineers and a great idea. So we managed to get a full a full game up and running on the XBox using XNA in only one and a half day.

The game is called "Mass Salvation" and in accordance with the theme for the Jam, which was Taboo, is about religions. The "back story" is that it is the day before judgement day, actually 1 minute and 30 before, and humanity is a mess. Everybody is atheists and now reckognize their mistake. You take the role as a religious leader and have to convert as many followers to your cause and send them to the sweet afterlife in style.

It is played using a controller geometry wars style by up to four players. You are playing short rounds (1:30), and the pace is frantic. You can pick up and play the game right away, but as you play more, you will learn how to use the rally point to your advantage as well as different strategies for grabbing followers. So the gameplay has several levels of skill.

Below is a video of the mayhem. I will post a link to a downloadable version of the game soon. Just have to repackage it and make a ccgame version as well. So stay tuned!

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