After we were informed about the use of sploderific as an achievement, we were promised an exclusive first look at the achievement's artwork since, you know, we helped name it. And today, making good on their word and with their approval, Torpex sent us the finalized and 100% Dustin authorized Sploderific achievement artwork that will appear in final the build of Schizoid when the achievement is unlocked. What are you waiting for? Click towards the break to take in the greatness that is Sploderific's super cool artwork ...
It all began in late 2007 when our own Dustin Burg was so awed by the explosions in Torpex Games' Schizoid that he was forced to invent a new word to describe them. Upon seeing the positively terrific explosions, Dustin combined the terms "explode" and "terrific" to create the perfect word to describe the harmonious combination of explosions and joy. That word is "sploderific." Not long after, we were contacted by Torpex's Bill Dugan, asking us if the company could use our word for an achievement in Schizoid. After a brief and fruitless attempt to work out a royalty system in which Dustin would receive a check every time the achievement was unlocked, we agreed to allow the word's use free of charge.
We caught up with Bill Dugan at GDC today, and we can confirm that "Sploderific" will definitely be appearing in Schizoid. Thus, step one in X3F's plan for world domination is complete. Good work, Dustin. You've made us proud! Stay tuned for our full interview with Bill Dugan coming soon.
There's a new Schizoid trailer out today (and a gameplay video posted after the break) that shows off more co-op fun, sexy lasso gameplay and an ever improving HUD. But the new trailer also shows how the game's visuals are progressing along, more specifically, the explosions. Seriously, Schizoid's explosions are so enjoyable that we felt the need to make up a word and call them "sploderific". They're all worm-like, big and well ... sploderific. Actually, that sounds really good. We'll shoot an email off to Torpex Games and tell them to use our word as the game's marketing tagline. Something like ... Schizoid: Dude, It's Sploder'ific!