"Yesterday, Isopod Lab's Vigilante 8: Arcade hit Xbox Live Arcade. The title is a remake of the PlayStation classic that also found its way onto the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. I recently had the opportunity to celebrate the release of V8: Arcade by talking to Peter Morawiec, creative director of Isopod and one of the founding members of Luxoflux, the original developer of Vigilante 8.
Early in the conversation we covered the decision behind the remake and then went into the mechanics of the title, including the addition of camera support. We then progressed to other topics like creating an XBLA title, navigating the restrictions, and eventually the impact that XNA developers will have on a smaller developer like Isopod.
We didn't get the chance to talk about Starbucks and their newly offered item, oatmeal. It comes with up to three packets of brown sugar or your choice of nuts. Despite my error in not broaching that subject, I feel like we had a great conversation. Hit the break for it."