Lazy Raiders

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Lazy Raiders
Lazy Raiders cover.jpg
Developer(s) Sarbakan
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Platform(s) Xbox Live Arcade
Release date(s) February 24, 2010
Genre(s) Action/Puzzle

Lazy Raiders (originally Dig It Up) is a video game developed by Sarbakan and published by Microsoft Game Studios on Xbox Live Arcade. It was available for download on February 24, 2010.

Gameplay[edit]

Lazy Raiders uses a “World-Flip” mechanic that allows the player to flip and spin the entire world, which allows gravity to move objects (such as Dr. Diggabone, boulders, minions and thieves) through mazes. The game has 80 levels set in three different settings: Seven Cities of Gold, Arctic Caves and Wild West. There are 12 XBLA Achievements to collect.

Development[edit]

Lazy Raiders was originally planned for both an XBLA and Wiiware released, and the developers struggled with how to reach both demographics. Eventually they abandoned the Wiiware as the multiplatform angle " resulted in design hazards that did nothing but dilute the whole game experience" [1] Likewise the game initially was planned to have two multiplayer modes. This was also scrapped as the team was already under heavy time constraints.[1]

Reception[edit]

IGN gave the game an 8/10, describing it as “one of the most polished and good looking XBLA games we've played in a while.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Postmortem: Sarbakan's Lazy Raiders". Gamasutra. June 9, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Daemon Hatfield (February 3, 2010). "Lazy Raiders Explored - Xbox 360 Preview at IGN". IGN. 

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