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Schizoid's achievements are sploderific!

Waiting patiently for Torpex Games to announce a release date for upcoming XBLA game Schizoid has been no easy task. The game's release date is fast becoming the joke among the inner XBLA circle as we still have no clue when it'll release even though it was promised for 2007. But good news! Thanks to Achieve360Points, we have a complete list and artwork of Schizoid's achievements including the X3F named Sploderific achievement which we exclusively revealed the artwork for this past March. And, we must say, we're loving what Torpex did with the achievement art. It's visually delicious! But ... uhh, now that we have the achievements and all, uhh ... can we have Schizoid?

[Thanks, iHomer]

Exclusive: Schizoid's Sploderific artwork unveiled

As the story goes, one day while writing up some impressions of upcoming XBLA game Schizoid, I ended up coining the term "sploderific" to describe the game's crazy amazing explosions. Don't ask me why, but I figured "sploderific" best represented my feelings towards those wormy explosions. Long story short, Schizoid's developers Torpex Games came across my blog, agreed it was the perfect adjective and they ended up naming one of Schizoid's achievements after my made up word. Crazy, huh?

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 ...

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Schizoid isn't dead, we have pics to prove it

Sitting here today, we found ourselves contemplating the existence of the forever delayed and "upcoming" Xbox Live Arcade Schizoid from the crew over at Torpex Games. For whatever reason, we wondered if Schizoid would ever make a release, if 2008 will roll into 2009 without Schizoid just as 2007 went into 2008 Schizoid'less. Then, we came across some recent screenshots that proves Schizoid is alive and well. Alive and well, just not released. So, we threw the new screenshots in their own gallery (after realizing we didn't create one previous, oops) and hope that Torpex will take note. Take note that we care about their co-op XBLA experiment and take note that we're an impatient group who wants a product. Anyway, Schizoid isn't dead ... just so you know.

Gallery: Schizoid (XBLA)

New Schizoid video is Pac-Man-esque

A new video of the upcoming Schizoid from Torpex Games has surfaced on GameTrailers. The video showcases the game's unique teamwork dynamic, in which players must attack enemies of the same color in order to clear a level. The twist is that running into an enemy of a different color results in death. Hence the teamwork, you see. It's a very interesting idea and looks like it will require some quick thinking. In the video, we see a new enemy that drops dots behind it as it moves, which player can gobble up Pac-Man style. The dots, as it turns out, are the opposite color of the enemy. You see how this could get confusing really quickly? Confusing in a good way though.

Schizoid has the bestest co-op evers!


Our good friends at The Xbox Domain got a chance to chat with Bill Dugan, president of Torpex Games, creators of Schizoid. Readers may recall that Schizoid will be the first Xbox Live Arcade title built with Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express. Dugan doesn't reveal much about the actual gameplay, though he does boldly claim that Schizoid "is the best co-op multiplayer game on the platform. Or probably anywhere." Could we have another Molyneux in the making? Other subjects covered in the interview include the use of Game Studio Express and Microsoft's initial reception of Schizoid. According to Dugan, two Microsoft reps played co-op for 20 seconds before one claimed, "I've seen enough – I want it."

Will Schizoid really be the best co-op evar? We don't know, but Dugan promises that more info will be made available in the coming weeks. Hit the "read" link for the whole interview.

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