Monday, June 13, 2011

ITSP Wraps Up and E3 Feedback

It has been a long and difficult journey, but we have persevered and conquered! ITSP is finally done! I want to thank from the bottom of my heart, my partner Joe Olson and his amazing team at Fuelcell Games (Jonathan Peters, John Scrapper, Garret Smith, Travis Phelps, Dmitri Salcedo, Troy Lawlor, Corwin Light-Williams, Chris Eng, Thomas O'Connor, Ryan Meyer, Kimberly Walker, Daniel Rosas, Bryanna Lindsay, David Heutmaker) for going above and beyond the call of duty. Five years ago, I went into this not knowing anything about how games were made. If it wasn't for their talent, guidance and expertise, this game would not exist.

I also want to give props to my wife, Nancy, who not only supported me through this demanding endeavor, but she also was an instrumental part in managing Shadow Planet Productions and Gagne International throughout the whole process. Big thanks also to my friend and noise maker, Andrew Scott, who like me, went into this project with no game experience and managed to create one of the most beautiful soundscape I've ever heard.

Last week, we presented the game at E3 and the response was fabulous. We received four "Best of E3" nominations:

Best Original Game from
Best Downloadable Game from 1Up
Best Downloadable Game and Most Original Game from G4

Several reviewers were able to try the game for themselves. We're delighted to see their positive  reviews. Check them out:

The Escapist
Game Spot
The Next Level
XBLA Ratings

We also made some very cool lists:

Top 20 games of E3 2011 from Men's Health (CNET)
Best Of Console Digital News: The E3 Roundup from Game Sutra
Top 10 Sleepers of E3 2011 from 1Up
Best Of E3 2011 - Top 10 Games From The Show from MTV

More updates coming soon!


Anonymous said...

Michel, please tell us about release. Which platforms, besides XBLA, ITSP is coming to?

Anonymous said...

Really can't wait anymore. Pretty sure this game will bomb everything when it's released.

Please give us a release date !

Keep doing videogames Michel, you make us dream !