Posted by: thejamesanderson | July 5, 2009

Veks and Silence: Survival Mode Preview

Survival Mode Preview

Veks and Silence: Survival Mode Preview

Veks and Silence is a 2D Side scrolling shooter for the Xbox 360. It was made using Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio, and will be made available for purchase through the Xbox Live Indie Games Portal.
Veks and Silence, features a full adventure mode that spans 13 levels. You can see a trailer that shows some footage of the adventure mode here
In addition to the main Adventure Mode, Veks and Silence features 11 Hardcore Survival Levels, which I want to tell you a little bit about today. I describe it as “hardcore” because these levels are for people who
like to test the limits of their gaming skills. Survival Mode consist of small arena style levels that feature endless enemy, and turret spawns. The object of these levels is to get as many points as you can with a very
limited amount of power ups within a confined environment. The enemy spawns in this mode are endless and will continue to produce zombies, and various other monsters until you are finally killed. When you
start a game of survival you only have one life, but some levels feature One Ups that will re-spawn approximately every three minutes. You can also earn a shield power up, by destroying certain turrets in
the level. Destroying the turrets is vital to prolonging your life as it momentarily clears the air of dangerous projectiles, which allows you to more easily jump over zombies. Each of the survival mode stages a
re based off of a corresponding Adventure level, taking interesting parts of a level and turning it into a sort of small set piece…of death.
Heres a look at a few of the survival mode levels.
Graveyard: Hole Digger

Hole Digger is build from a section of the Graveyard level. The setting is the porch of the old house that you find at the end of that level. In this Survival Stage, you will face three turrets. One one either side
of the level as well as one that is perched atop the tin roof of the house. Zombies will endlessly rise from the grave in the center of the level and giant maggots will continuously spawn and try to kill you by s
pitting half digested zombie heads at you. One of the turrets will drop a Beer for you, when you destroy it. To see it in action check out this video of me trying not to get owned by my own creation.
In Cold Flood: Icebreaker

In Icebreaker you must face an endless flock of Radioactive Flying Zombie Sharks, continous waves of zombies and a lot turret fire. Exploding barrels have been placed on the top of the lamp posts.
If you shoot them when the sharks get near, they will explode, splattering them before they can get close enough to bite you. Moving back and forth between the broken sections of highway requires
you to jump over a gap that will kill you if you fall, so you have to use your double jump wisely. An unnecessary double jump might save you from falling into the freezing water below but it might also
earn you a bullet to the face.
Highway of Death: Roadrage

I probably should have called this level Couch Rage, instead of Road Rage. This level is one of the harder ones. It has FOUR turrets that begin targeting you immediately. They will FILL the air with shots, making
it a real struggle to stay alive for very long in this Survival Level. This is one of the harder survival levels so I’m looking forward to seeing people post videos, on YouTube of their high scores on this level.
In addition to the four turrets theres a zombie span on either side of the level. Theres just no time to do anything but blast away. Another thing that makes this level hard is that the turret fire will also kill
the zombies which actually provides you a tiny but of help but also takes away your chance at getting points, since you have to kill the zombies yourself if you want points for their deaths. Yes this level is cruel!
Well thats a quick look at the survival levels of the game. If you would like more information about Veks and Silence, or Edible Entertainment, Check us out at
We also have a Deviant art, profile where you can download wallpapers, and other art from the game.


  1. […] Was ein kleines Team aus drei Leuten hier mit dem XNA Game Studio auf die Beine gestellt hat, ist schon aller Ehren wert. Veks and Silence ist ein durchgeknallter 2D-Sidescroller in guter alter Metal Slug-Manier und ist alles andere als ruhig! Optisch abwechslungsreiche und hübsche Levels, riesige 3D-animierte Endgegner und zwei ziemlich durchgedrehte Hauptcharaktere (warum hat der Dicke eine Tüte auf dem Kopf?) sind die Eckdaten, das Video findet ihr in der ganzen News. Der Adventure-Mode hat 13 Level zu bieten, zusätzlich erwarten uns 11 Hardcore Survival-Level, von denen ihr euch drei hier anschauen könnt. […]

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