Mar 17, 2010– Dead Pixel Arcade's indie hit 'You Will Die' has become the first of over 800 titles from the Xbox Live Indie Games platform to be added to the world famous Twin Galaxies Scoreboard. Players of 'You Will Die' can now compete for worldwide recognition and to gain a spot beside the best gamers in world like Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, and Todd Rogers. Twin Galaxies has been chronicled in critically acclaimed films such as 'Chasing Ghosts' and 'King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' and had its listings included in the Guiness Book of World Records.
"Being added to the Twin Galaxies scoreboard is a huge accomplishment for You Will Die and it's a testament to the hard work put in by everyone involved in creating the game." said Derrick Hopkins, lead developer and head of the Dead Pixel Arcade studio. "Twin Galaxies has been around for nearly 30 years and it's an organization that is recognized worldwide as the highest level in competitive, skill based games. A hardcore, brutal game like 'You Will Die' fits in perfectly with the high level of challenging gameplay that play that the Twin Galaxies scoreboard is famous for. We think its addition shows that Xbox Live Indie Games have shed whatever stigma they may have had in the past and can stand next to other competitive games.'
You Will Die is an intense 2D shooter where the player is a lone ship battling against a single enemy. Each time the enemy ship is destroyed, it returns bigger and meaner than before. The player does not receive any power-ups and the only aid given is a shield, and the ability to regain health. Although using either of those aids will cause an immediate and substantial decrease in your score. It's a delicate balancing act between survival and the accumulation of points where only the most skilled players will be able to hold their own.
Dead Pixel Arcade has tracked players scores using both the in-game highscore table and the online scoring system on its website, http://www.deadpixelarcade.com . Mr Hopkins said "Right now, the highest score we've seen on the latest version is around 8 million points. It will be very interesting to see how long that score stays at the top now that literally the entire world will be aiming for it on Twin Galaxies
You Will Die is currently available for 80 MS points on the Xbox 360 at http://www.deadpixelarcade.com and via the Xbox Live Indie Games section.
About Twin Galaxies
Since 1981 Twin Galaxies has been the worldwide authority on videogame high scores. Established in Iowa in 1981, Twin Galaxies tracks record scores and times for video games going as far back as the 1970s to current day hits for the Nintendo Wii, XBox 360, and PlayStation 3 via it's website at http://www.TwinGalaxies.com.
About Dead Pixel Arcade
Dead Pixel Arcade( www.deadpixelarcade.com) is dedicated to creating affordable, skill based arcade titles. Started in 2008, the studio has released two titles that focus on rewarding skill and giving retro style play mechanics with next generation level graphics.
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