I have developed my first Xbox game: Arcadian Tactics. The kind people of the emuxtras site have offered themselves to upload my game, so I guess that it will be available soon in their site.
I made this game as a tribute to all the people that made possible the Xbox scene. In all these years, many people have contributed to make our scene become the greatest, with homebrew games, ports, emulators, applications, libraries, skins, rumbles, xtras... Thanks to all that people, now we can play in our Xbox with lots of games and lots of classical videogames characters.
Now, in Arcadian Tactics, all these classical videogames characters face their ultimate mission: all they fight together to save the universe... and to say BIG THANKS to everybody who made this possible!!
In Arcadian Tactics, you start selecting two characters from the original Street Fighter 2 staff. These characters must escort princess Kiryela to the final battle with evil wizard Ghormoor. Each one of the initial characters has a special ability: Ryu and Ken have projectile attack, Chunli can dodge some attacks, Blanka has a surrounding attack, Guile can counter-attack twice per turn, Dhalsim has Yoga power... As you advance levels, your characters gain experience, level up, and improve their combat abilities.
Each level is randomly selected, and every game is unique. So, you can play Arcadian Tactics over and over again, using different characters, and the game experience will allways be different.
Each 5 levels, a random ally character will join your party. These will be different characters from classical videogames: Billy and Jimmy Lee, Captain Commando, Arthur, Wonderboy, Pitfall Harry, Bub and Bob... The help of these characters will be mandatory if you want to arrive to the final battle. Furthermore, some of them have special abilities too.
Each 10 levels (more or less) you will face an evil boss. Here you can see a couple of them:
And in level 51 you will face the final battle versus Ghormoor. Good luck!!
Finally, a couple of bonus things:
1) If you manage to arrive to level 31, the game will tell you a secret trick, and you will be able to UNLOCK all the characters of the game. In this way, you will be able to play again, selecting different characters in the begining screen (not only the Street Fighter 2 ones).
Do you want to play "Double Dragon Tactics"?
2) And finally... this game lets you ADD your own characters (both good and evil characters can be added). I inspired in Mugen to do it. It is not needed that you know anything about programming, only Paint and Notepad is all what you need to add your own warriors and even create your own game.
If you are interested, there is a README.txt file where you can read everything about the rules of the game (I suggest that you read the combat rules if you want to play). Also, there is another file named ADDING.txt that explains how to add new characters to the game.
I would like to say that, eight months ago, I didn't know anything about Xbox programming, and now I have released my first game. So if you are thinking about learning it... come on, the scene is waiting for you, and it is not as difficult as you can think. On the other hand, if you have contributed to the Xbox scene... this game is a tribute to you, and my way to say THANK YOU!!!
I hope that you enjoy it... and if you have any comment or suggestion, let me know