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.
In accordance with the reboot of the Xbox 360 brand, starting with packaging, the website, Kinect, and now this; the Xbox Live Silver accounts are receiving a new name: Xbox Live Free Accounts. Full story of why, when, where, what, who and how after the break!
Who says that America never gets all the best Japanese games? Japanese developer SNK, originators of the home and arcade videogame system, Neo Geo, have announced a console version of Trouble Witches, the hardcore arcade shoot 'em up full of cute witches, flowers petals, and magic. Hardcore shoot 'em up with flower petals? Trust us. It's awesome.
And we've got the gritty details, the colorful screenshots, and the gameplay trailer to prove it…