Interview with the creators of Xbox Live game Bloc

Could you describe Bloc for anyone who hasn't seen or played it yet?

Matthew: Bloc is basically a top-down shooter, but we changed how you handle firing projectiles, which we call 'orbs'. We use the four face buttons to control firing orbs based on the color of the button, not the orientation.

If you press the "A" button, you fire a green orb, "B" for a red orb, and so on. The enemies are also in these four colors, and to destroy them you must hit it with a matching colored orb. To make the whole thing even trickier, the player uses the bumpers or triggers to rotate the guy-man appropriately.

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