Factsheet

Developer:
Mommy's Best Games
Based in Southern Indiana

Release date:
September 8, 2022

Platforms:
Xbox One (Worldwide)
Switch (North America)
Switch (Europe)
Playstation (North America)
Playstation (Europe)
Steam

Website:
mommysbestgames.com/gametype.html

Regular Price:

USD$5.99

Description

Fly with Hoodie Girl to shoot wacky advertisements and get a new high score! Parkour!!!Help Hoodie Girl fight the evil MediaBall's inane advertisements! It's a high score shooter in which each loop increases the speed and difficulty! A game in two parts: First, brave your way through a confusing maze of menus, then take to the air as the indefatigable "Hoodie Girl" and blast sentient advertisements into cold, hard cash! ==== WAIT, WHAT IS THIS? ====Okay, so the actual shoot-em up plays like this:It's an infinitely looping, high score game, with multiple game modes. This is not a regular shooter, the level structure is not like Ikaruga or Dodonpachi or most shmups. Each of the 3 game modes has *one level*, but it keeps changing with each loop.The crazy part is, every time you beat the level, the *speed of the game* increases. It gets quite challenging by loop 5, and incredibly difficult by loop 8.To help out, there's a powerup called 'Time Pulse', in limited quantity. It slows down time temporarily, and if you shoot the enemy bullets during this time, you zap them into cash. And for every so-many bullets you destroy like this, you get a new Time Pulse! It's good to get you out of a jam, and man does it get tough later on.Once you understand the flow of the loops, you'll know when the best time to spend your Time Pulse, and you'll start to figure out how to chain them, earn more, to get further.The "Surprise" game mode is like a "rogue-like" in which the level layout changes every time you play. This mode also has lots of powerups available, making it exciting to keep trying it.

History

The December 2011 dashboard update for the Xbox 360 was a major revision from the previous dashboard style in use for 3 years. And with it brought crushing change to games in general. Previous Dashboard menus showcased games first, on the Xbox 360. With the new update, Games were now noticeably harder to find, and now positively overrun by advertisements! Back in 2011 there were “AAA” releases both digitally and in box form. But Indie Games were only released digitally through the store. And in the new menu the only way to browse Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) was using a single menu tile strangely called “Game Type”. Even Microsoft’s own XBLA games were hidden here. Mommy’s Best Games three previous, award-winning titles, “Shoot 1UP”, “Weapon of Choice” and “Explosionade” were also sold on the Xbox 360 via XBLIG. As a fledgling indie studio, this MBG’s sole income, before the popularity of Steam successfully took hold. MBG new they had to act fast to ensure gamers could find their games within the new menu system. The idea was to turn the terrible name of “Game Type” in their favor, and get eyes on the problem. Game Type features a spoofed Xbox 360 dashboard, effectively pointing players to the Game Type, to help them find Indie Games. And within the game itself, there is now a wild new high-speed shooter.Game Type the game was covered everywhere by the gaming press. Lots of attention was brought to the problem.Microsoft shortly changed the menu system around, and removed the poorly named menu tile, and made it easier to find XBLIG and XBLA games again.From internal sources, MBG has been told that their Game Type protest game really did help push people to change the menu for the better of Indie Games on the system.

Features

  • Loop-tastic speed insanity! Every time you beat a level, the game speed increases!
  • Time Pulse gameplay -- Slow down time and turn enemy bullets into score drops!
  • 2-Player local co-op for extra firepower, and extra Parkour!
  • 3 Game modes: "Standard", "Parkour Remix", and "Surprise!"
  • Surprise Game mode features new level layouts every time you play.
  • Online Leaderboard! Show up often. Show Off your play skills!
  • The new DX version of the game has lots of powerups and even POWER DOWNS!
  • DX version also features loads of corny video game jokes to discover in the fake dashboard section.
  • Parkour!!!

Videos

Announcement Trailer YouTube

Pre-Order Video YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • ""I love that you’re controlling “hoodie girl,” a character inspired by the horrible stock photo that Microsoft assigned to the Game Type section box. Amazing.""
    - Dale North, Destructoid
  • ""The in-your-face tale of Hoodie Girl’s SHMUP themed quest is one you can’t miss.""
    - Justin Lacey, Horrible Night

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About Mommy's Best Games

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Mommy's Best Games, Inc. is a boutique video game developer founded in 2007 by industry veteran Nathan Fouts. Our design pillars are: Crazy, Fun, Now. * CRAZY - Players will get a truly unique, action experience. * FUN - Our games are a blast to play! * NOW - Our games respect the player's time. All of our games have mold-breaking, wild, new gameplay. Players get into the action quickly and are given options to customize their experience. Enjoy our award-winning games on Xbox, Playstation, PC/Steam, iOS, and Android.

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Game Type DX Credits

Nathan Fouts
Game Design, Mommy's Best Games

Hamdija Ajanovic
Music

Hardcore SCM
Additional Music

John Meister
Unity Port Lead, Super Soul

Shea Rhembold
Unity Port Programmer, Super Soul

Amy Fouts
Business


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