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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Veck 2 gets two thumbs up from the creator(s) of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Here's an excerpt from the article:

....we'd like to call out a really nice example of exactly what we were talking about.

The game in question is Veck2, a rather kick ass top down shooter. You can see it here. I love the crazy particles flowing around the screen in the background. The enemy types are interesting, and there's generally been a lot of thought put into the concept.

Our hat is off to Smayds, good job man.

[Veck review]
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 06:00:00 AM:  
Oh!! The innovating people of GW:RE giving lessons of originality, again!
They're more hypocrites than the politicians.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 09:44:00 AM:  
It's just a little bit precocious of the, innit?

Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 10:51:00 AM:  
Precocious or not - it made my day. No, make that my entire year.
Blogger miyamoto-SAN said at 3/24/2007 11:58:00 AM:  
I didn't interpret the message as "lessons in originality" -- it seemed like they were just saying they didn't want their game cloned directly, but are happy with and encourage games in the same style being made. Sounds like a reasonable request to me.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 03:04:00 PM:  
More proofs they, in fact, never really played Grid Wars and just watched screenshots then ;)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 04:42:00 PM:  
Haha, it is delightfully "do as we say, not as we do". :)

Tbf, the only one that they used the banhammer on *was* ostensibly identical unless you invested a bit of time in it.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/24/2007 06:59:00 PM:  
The evil side of me asks: "Why are they sounding like they're the absolute authority on twin-stick shooters?"

The evil side of me adds: "Maybe they're trying to get positive PR by wooing the independent development community, now that the Windows version of GW:RE is soon to be released."

Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/25/2007 09:18:00 AM:  
The windows version of GW:RE is already out - and it only runs on Vista. So nobody will get to play it. It's pretty clear that MS is the driving force behind that, which is a pity, as I've never played GW, and it's not likely I'll get a chance in the near future - because the day I downgrade my PC with Vista will be a pretty sad day indeed.

Sorry, what was the topic again? :D
Anonymous Anonymous said at 3/25/2007 12:49:00 PM:  
I'm with Smayds, I'd love to buy GW for Windoze, to give it a what for run through to see what the fuss is about, but I'm not about to shell out $399 for a Vista downgrade. And how about that after 90 days $59 a phone call technical support.

I smell A Microsoft Rat back there. BZ can't tell me that they couldn't make a version that would run on 98-XP-Vista. I'd plunk down the cash for a XP version, but like OSX too much to burn myself on Vista. Oh The Humanity. The Horror, The Horror