Some time between playing Donkey Kong and Halo, you may have learned to stop questioning the names of new games. Nevertheless, news arrived this morning that Explosionade is, well, the headline says it. This one's an Xbox Live Indie game.
Explosionade is from Nathan Fouts whose toils at his very own game company, Mommy's Best Games, making such popular Xbox Live Indie games as Shoot 1Up. His next game was going to be Grapple Buggy (last seen by Kotaku at PAX East in the spring), but he wants that to go to Xbox Live Arcade and says he's putting it on hold so that his other work can fund it.
Explosionade is an a one or two-player shoot-em-up. Fouts e-mailed information about the game to Kotaku today, along with that explanation of the title.
Official summary from Fouts: "All your friends are storming the Horronym Fortress but Colonel Bouche left you to guard the supply depot. Disregarding orders you open the depot to find a gigantic, prototype mech!"
Official best line of the promo material from Fouts: "Hand-drawn, silky-smooth effect animations just like Mom used to make! (If your mom was SNK)"
Look for Explosionade on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel around September 25 or so.
For more information about the game, check out Fouts' official blog.