San Mateo, California– April 13, 2011– TikGames revealed Xotic today, a unique hybrid of the first-person shooter and arcade genres. Published by Valcon Games LLC, co-published by TikGames, and developed by WXP Games, Xotic is expected to come to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 ®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this summer.
“ Xotic is an all-new twist on a genre full of likeminded games,” said Anatoly Tikhman, Founder and CEO of TikGames. “Instead of running around and shooting the same old soldiers with the same old guns, in this game players will be exploring a unique bio-organic environment while aiming to rack up millions of points and a spot at the top of the leaderboards.”
Xotic is more than just killing enemies. Players can compare their shooter skills with their friends’ on the leaderboards as they rack up chain combos by shooting targets like the life-choking Scab plants around each level, picking up Orb Essence, and, yes, blasting enemies. Balancing all of these elements while attaining the best time in each level is the key to becoming the top scorer. In their quest to become number one, players will also earn experience points that they can use to upgrade their skills and weapons and can pick up power-ups around each level.
“I think players will be surprised by the creativity and uniqueness of Xotic,” said Patrick Moynihan, Studio Director of WXP Games.“There isn’t another shooter like Xotic, with its blend of FPS action and arcade-style compulsion towards achieving ever-higher scores.”
Xotic has been rated T for Teen (Animated Blood, Violence) by the ESRB.
About TikGames, LLC
TikGames, LLC was founded nearly a decade ago with the goal of developing and publishing the most innovative and entertaining games on digital distribution platforms. Having released a number of successful PC casual games, such as Cinema Tycoon, Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos, and Flower Shop: Big City Break, TikGames turned its sights to console downloadable platforms in 2006. Since then, TikGames has released a number of successful titles for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network, including Texas Hold‘em, Domino Master, Cuboid, and Hamsterball. In 2011, TikGames is bringing a new commitment to core gamers.
A bout Valcon Games, LLC
Headquartered in Redmond, WA, Valcon Games LLC is video game publishing company that delivers unique and creative software for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Valcon Games approach to product is similar to that of the‘indie’ movie scene. With low overheads and an efficient publishing model, Valcon Games can help bring products to the U.S. market that might otherwise be overlooked. The company was co-founded by industry veterans Colin Gordon and Glenn Halseth. More company information can be found at www.valcongames.com
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