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Well isn't this grand? Squid In A Box is on ModDB and not only that but we have a game! Oh yes it's very good and it's called "Waves". Although I'm biased because they pay me to say these things. Honestly you don't know who to trust any more in this day and age do you?

If you don't believe me I've been armed with some lovely pictures of the game. I believe they called them "Shots of the Screen" but I prefer the term "Game-O-Pic" as it sounds much more futuristic. Here you go:

Waves WIP April 03 Waves WIP April 01

Don't they look wonderful? We have more in our little gallery and I'm sure they'll keep sending me more Game-O-Pics in future in which case I'll make sure to let you know.

Oh that's right I was supposed to talk about the game a bit as well. Right where are my notes...

"Waves is an arena shooter that takes Robotron, turns everything up to 11 and then injects shark adrenaline into your eyes."

My that does sound exciting! Although I will admit it does seem like they are going a bit over the top there with that whole injecting stuff into your eyes bit. I'm not sure I'd pay anybody for something like that as it sounds awfully painful.


Oh there we go. It was a metaphor. Very clever. So it doesn't actually inject anything into your eyes after all. That is a relief. I was starting to worry about all the lawyers and phone calls from angry parents I'd have to deal with.

Hrm the rest of this is a bit poor. How about I just tell you what it's like?

Basically you are this little blue circle and you have to shoot all these baddies with your gun. See if a baddy touches you then you lose a life which is bad. If you lose all your lives then the game ends which is even worse.

It doesn't end there though! No there is this thing you can do where if you collect the little blue dots the baddies drop when you kill them then you can slow down time. That's very useful.

That's about it so far I think. You see they haven't actually finished making it and to be honest this whole "Computer-O-Game" lark isn't an exact science so sometimes they change things. Don't worry though when they change something they normally tell me so I can tell you. That is after all my job.

Oh I almost forgot! Yes they sent along this Videogram with the Game-O-Pics. They said "It's work in progress so don't show it to anybody" but I like you so I'm going to show it to you anyway.

Right that's it I think. I hope you have a pleasant journey home. Do stop by again I get so lonely. Toodles!

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AJ_Quick - - 1,321 comments


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Murdouken - - 317 comments

Looks absolutely ******* amazing. I can't wait.

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Elementalist - - 732 comments

I have to say, it looks like a ton of shooters already out there. Of course, I also have to say, I love it just like all of them.

Just out of curiosity, since it appears you're running UDK with not a lot graphical features, have you looked at bottom line specs for your game? I've been curious to see if you could actually even make a UDK game that could run on, say, a crappy 900mhz CPU/Intel 945GS netbook.

Good luck, looks great. :)

(I love your logo text... font... thing)

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Kamikazi[Uk] - - 1,412 comments

Nice concept but i feel as though there is to many of these styled games around already.

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SquidInABox - - 7 comments

If I could afford an artist then it might have looked different :)

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AJ_Quick - - 1,321 comments

I think it looks pretty hot , personally.

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Dremth - - 1,400 comments

I have to agree, but it still looks great. And it definitely seems quite polished.

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS - - 164 comments

I think i saw this on youtube? am i right?
It started off as a ball game where you collected items?
Looking awesome!
keep it up :)

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SolidFake - - 1,200 comments

looks very cool!
only needs more enemies and boss battles would be cool too


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marko1210 - - 10 comments

great job^^

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