Here is an interesting idea for an achievement, a few gamers will have the Six Degrees of Small Arms achievement, and anyone who plays them will get the achievement as well, and so on and so forth, hopefully spreading like wildfire. Win or lose, if you play someone who has the achievement you will get it as well. What an interesting idea, and very viral in nature. It will speak volumes about the popularity of the game and especially its online component.
It looks like it might not be worth any Gamerscore points though, as Microsoft is worried that the viral achievement won’t spread correctly.
I think it is a great idea.
Jacob Van Wingen, Small Arms’ director/programmer, said:
It’s possible it can spread very quickly, and it’s possible it might not…I think they’re concerned it may not spread, and they don’t want it to be unattainable. I’m OK with it.
Small Arms is an indie game that should be up on the Xbox Live Arcade later this year, it is said to be very much like Super Smash Bros. I look forward to trying it out.