Xixit – PA142

By | January 5, 2021

On the surface, Xixit is a pretty straightforward Columns clone. Go a little bit deeper and you find a columns clone with impressive coding, visual effects and music. Xixit was released for DOS in 1995 by Optik Software, a small American publisher that only ever released 3 games, the other two being a point and click called Igor and an RTS called War Inc. The gameplay is your typical match three game with a 1-player or 2-player versus mode and an impressive array of difficulty and graphics options.

All of the staff that worked on the game were active members of the demoscene at the time. If you like what you see and hear, thank the folks below:

  • Tran” Tomasz Pytel – Programming
  • Oman” John Hood – Art and Design

Music by

  • Necros” Andrew Sega
  • Mesonyx” Jon Dal Kristbjornsson
  • C.C.Catch” Kenny Chow
  • Nemesis” Andrew Wise

Link to the game Xixit on Archive.org

Link to Impulse Project Podcast – a sibling podcast about demoscene music

Track List:

  • 00:00 Exuding Titleness – Necros
  • 10:13 Music1 – Mesonyx
  • 20:16 Music2 – Mesonyx
  • 25:58 Music3 – Mesonyx
  • 36:45 Pentagonal Dreams – Necros
  • 43:10 Sacred Grounds – C.C.Catch
  • 51:56 Visionary – Nemesis

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