Alien Hominid is a posterboy for indie development in today’s videogame marketplace. It began its journey as a Flash game on Newgrounds, was then released as a retail budget title for the consoles and now it’s available globally as a direct download to your Xbox 360. I don’t know how the budget titles did, but I know I didn’t shell out for it. The 800 MS points is nothing, however, and I believe it will find a large audience.
The Behemoth’s next title is Castle Crashers, highly anticipated among the hardcore crowd. It’s meant for XBLA release, too. These are precisely the kinds of games I want to see on XBLA – cheap, simple fun, executed to today’s standards.
The Behemoth has earned its HC credentials partially due to Alien Hominid being dead hard. It’s like Ghosts n Goblins or Metal Slug – very simple and utterly unforgiving. You die from the smallest slip and the action is hectic.