Xbox Live Indie Game Square Off Coming To WP7

Gnomic Studios, the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Xbox LIVE Indie game Square Off announced that the same game will be available on Windows Phone 7 as Xbox LIVE title. The gameplay will be same as Xbox version while sharing stats like high scores, achievements through Xbox LIVE.

Full press release after the break.

Update from Gnomic Studios :

Unfortunately this is not true. Microsoft has not yet contacted us, so we are likely to publish it ourselves, meaning no support for Xbox LIVE Achievements. We have an achievement system in place, but without being LIVE enabled, it’s really not worth the testing that is necessary for these things to work well.

Source: Gnomic Studios

“Gnomic Studios are proud to announce their critically acclaimed game Square Off for Windows 7 Phone, coming soon.Level Artist Adam Matera explained why Gnomic chose Windows Phone for their next release. “Having released Square Off for Xbox Live Indie Games, we were looking for a smaller project to develop before starting on a larger game.” he said. “Since Microsoft recently released the Marketplace for Windows Phones, which allowed existing Xbox Live games to be easily ported across, this was the perfect opportunity for us to delve into the exciting challenge of Mobile Game Development.”

The game will include the full single player campaign from the Xbox version, complete with statistics and scoreboards to keep track of your progress. And of course the survival mode is back to test your stamina against the horde. The control system has been streamlined to suit to mobile gaming, but still retains the feel of the original game.

Square Off for Windows Phone is scheduled for an April release, and there are plans to have a demo and free version available as well.

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