Posted on October 29, 2007, Shawn Sines Doritos Unveils Video Game Contest Winner Betas on XBL
Doritos unveiled the five playable Xbox LIVE Arcade game betas based on the conceptualizations of the five finalists in the Doritos Unlock Xbox challenge. United States gamers are invited to play each beta game now through November 18, 2007 and vote for the one they want to be developed into a full scale Xbox LIVE Arcade game for the Xbox 360. Video game development studio NinjaBee, a subdivision of Wahoo Studios, will be releasing the winning game. NinjaBee has published several popular games for the Xbox LIVE community, including such hits as Cloning Clyde, Outpost Kaloki X and Band of Bugs.
The winning game should be out summer of 2008 when fans in North America will be able to download and play the fully-developed first-ever consumer-created Xbox LIVE Arcade game for free.
1. “Doritos Dash of Destruction” by Mike Borland of Sewickley, PA
In “Doritos Dash of Destruction,” players can choose to control one of two characters. Either a hungry T-Rex chasing a delivery truck loaded with crunchy Doritos tortilla chips or the delivery truck driver, racing to escape the clutches of the T-Rex. As the chase begins havoc ensues as the lumbering dino barrels through the completely destructible city resulting in an intense game of cat-and-mouse.
2. “Doritos Presents UDC: Ultimate Dodgeball Champions” by Devan
Moore of Panama City, FL
In this futuristic dodgeball game, inspired by Devan’s favorite childhood game and the intensity of Doritos, players start by creating a customized team from a handful of colorful characters. Then, using special “power up” features to create fire balls, teams go at it in futuristic stadiums and compete for ultimate dodgeball dominance.
3. “Monkeys from Mt. Doritos” by Juanito Lagasco, of Algonquin, IL
In this quick-play, high-fun, retro-style game, one or more people play as monkeys that collect Doritos chips exploding out of Mt.
Doritos. The more Doritos players collect, the more points they earn and the closer they get to winning. But, watch out as fellow monkeys and lurking monsters want to steal your prized Doritos chips.
4. “PB’s Quest for Flavor” by Jeremy Mattsen of Colorado Springs, CO
In “PB’s Quest for Flavor,” PB – the game’s pill bug hero – goes on his quest for the perfect chip flavor. Throughout the game, favorite Doritos flavors are introduced as weapons giving PB unique abilities. With the strength and power of Doritos, players guide PB through a household of obstacles and enemies to successfully complete his quest.
5. “Rythum Racing” by Kenneth Parker of Warner Robins, GA
In this original racing game, players turn up the volume in game play as they import song files and use music to “drive” the game. Players race around the equalizer race track, where sounds, beats and rhythms will alter the track. Deep bass sounds for example might cause the race track to ripple, throwing the race cars up in the air while other elements of the music generate power-ups.
via Press Release