Lead developer Aranda Morrison explained why Gnomic decided to release Square Off for Windows Phone.“ We see the Windows Phone platform as a great opportunity to bring Square Off to a whole new breed of gamers. Coming from Xbox, WP7 was the logical next step due to both systems supporting the Xna Framework.”
The game includes a seven-level single player campaign, complete with a survival mode to test your endurance against the swarming alien hordes. There is also a local high-score board and new game play controls customised specifically for the Windows Phone 7 version.
Quality Assurance Lead Josh Stewart said that the team worked hard to ensure Square Off would be more than just a straight port.“As an indie developer we are not bound by the demands of big publishers and decided to take extra time to polish the game and have made a number of improvements to make Square Off really shine on Windows Phone 7”, he said.“The control scheme just feels right but we also included some options for players who have different control preferences”.
The full game is priced at $2.99 and a free demo of Square Off is also available.
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About Square Off:
Square Off is a 2.5D Survival Shooter and features a seven level single player campaign, including a round based Survival Mode where you fight off ever-increasing waves of enemies. It features a full musical score and a quirky 2D art style complete with stylised 3D environments and guns!
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About Gnomic Studios:
Gnomic Studios is a game developer based in Perth, Western Australia. It was founded in early 2009 to develop a game for Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play. competition.
The finished product, Square Off, ranked 15th overall and was second place for Australia. With the success of placing in the top 20 Gnomic then decided to release Square Off for the Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) platform.
Not wanting to rest on their laurels, Gnomic are now contemplating working on a sequel for Square Off, as well as branching out to other games and mobile platforms such as Windows Phone.