Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Concept Art

On your journey through the Shadow Planet, you will uncover icons that will grant you access to 37 pieces of concept art that I painted for the game. After we decided which 37 pieces would be hidden in the game, we were still left with a large amount of nice material. As a result, we decided to put some of this material on-line for your viewing pleasure. Click here to check it out!

Friday, June 17, 2011

XBLA Fans - Best of E3 Awards

Awesome news! XBLA Fans named ITSP, E3's Best of Show! Check out the full list of winners here.

And here's a nice write up from MSNBC Technoblog - "...breathtaking to behold. Like some kind of divine combination of art and gaming..."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Coverage from E3 and a French Interview

LVL Up Podcast - E3 2010 Awards "Best Indie/New Original Game"

MTV - "one of those rare moments in this industry"

Movies for the Masses - This one is in Greek!

Games Radar - "Don’t sleep on this indie gem – it’s going to be fantastic"

Padinga.com released their top games from E3 and ITSP is in there!

At last, here's a little French interview I did recently about ITSP.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Follow ITSP on Twitter

Einstein Award

GamePro just released their list of "Best of E3" awards and I was delighted to see that ITSP made the cut!

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 Machinima.com
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!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

E3 and a New Review

Come play ITSP and meet Joe Olson and I (Michel Gagn̩) at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), June 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall РSpace 1637.

On a side note, here's a new review of our demo that was just posted at Crush!Frag!Destroy! This brings the total of reviews of our PAX demo to 22 (those are the ones we know of). You can check out all the reviews at this link (PAX Demo Reviews).