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Geometry Wars Interview

Geometry WarsEuroGamer has posted an interview with the creator of Geometry Wars, Stephen Cakebread. If you’ve been hooked on the $5 Xbox Live Arcade title, you may just have to check out the interview.

Interestingly enough, Cakebread’s high score is 2.1 million - which certainly isn’t the highest worldwide. The current high is actually 12.8 million, which makes Cakebread’s score seem pretty small. 2.1 million isn’t easy to obtain by any means - I finally purchased the game last weekend and am working towards passing 500,000. The article does a good job of talking about why so many people have become insanely addicted to the game.

But why is Retro Evolved popular? What’s so special about it? Many games do the things it does. Perhaps the difference is that it appeals on a number of levels. One person who thinks so is Leo Tan of PR firm Barrington Harvey, who despite having no association with Microsoft or Bizarre Creations is well known in trade circles for going around telling everyone how great Geometry Wars is, and how he’s got the “UK games industry high score” of 970,360. The interesting thing is that he doesn’t play it just to lord it over us. “I love the sound, the insanity, the borderline nature of trying to stay alive. It’s an assault on the senses. Turn the volume up, the lights down and get an excessive amount of caffeine and chocolate by your side,” he says, soundbiting us a little in the process.

If you don’t have an Xbox 360, you absolutely need to take Geometry Wars for a spin if you haven’t yet. It’s absolute bliss.


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