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RentRent I'm always rightFuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
edited November 2010 in [2008-2012] Awesome Posts?
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Post: The Indie Games Winter Uprising - it's like Summer of Arcade but indier!
Forum: Games and Technology
Assigned Moderators: apotheos, A duck!, Echo

Posted by: RainbowDespair
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The Indie Games Winter Uprising

If you thought that the XBox Live Indie Games service was just filled with massage apps, clones, and garbage, think again! We are fighting back against mediocrity and lameness in the best way we know how – by releasing amazing games! Mark your calendars, because the first week of December is going to be the best week of gaming the service has ever seen. With new games from veteran developers like Ska Studios and Radiangames alongside promising newcomers, there’s something for everyone here. Check out the lineup!

Soulcaster 2

Equal parts dungeon crawler, strategy and adventure, MagicalTimeBean’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Soulcaster features an all-new set of worlds to explore and a soundtrack glossed in late-80's redbook audio excess. Also: exploding skeletons.

Cthulhu Saves the World

The next RPG from the creators of the popular parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, Cthulhu Saves the World features a new 16-bit visual style, a fantastic soundtrack, sophisticated yet streamlined gameplay, and an epic tale of insanity, romance, and redemption. Save the world to destroy it!

Radiangames Crossfire 2

Crossfire 2 features an all new upgrades and weapons systems, along with two main modes. Play through Conquest mode with a friend and save your progress through 60 all-new waves and new enemy types, or play Score Attack and match your best scores against your friends and the world.

Chu’s Dynasty

Chu’s Dynasty combines the strategic fighting of street-fighter with the multi-tiered 4 player mayhem of super-smash brothers. Chu’s then adds a new twist to the genre with time manipulation. Over 2 years in the making.

Alpha Squad

Alpha Squad is an adventure game that has mechanics primarily used in dual-stick shooters, to keep the action fast and heavy as you explore the world and its characters. Features up to 4 player co-op, a customizable storyline, a large world, unforgettable weapons, music from Stemage of Metroid Metal, and art from industry veterans.

Epic Dungeon

The ultimate dungeon crawling experience! Multiple character classes and fast paced gameplay make Epic Dungeon one of the most enjoyable roguelikes to date.

Break Limit

Prepare to go mind-numbingly fast as you Blast, Smash and Break Limit through every one and thing in your way! Featuring classic arcade style play – will you survive to be the champion of our online scoreboard, or will you end up a grease spot on the first asteroid you see?

Decimation X3

The thrilling sequel to one of the most popular shooters on the service features insane firepower and pure arcade action. From the creators of Duality ZF (coming soon to XBLA).

Asteroids Do Concern Me

Test your piloting skills in this addictive one button action game. Featuring five different modes of asteroid dodging fun. The odds of surviving this game are 3720 to 1. Have you got the minerals?

Hypership Out of Control (Update)

Space is a dangerous placed for even the most seasoned starship pilot, full of asteroids, multicolored floating blocks, and space mines. It’s even more dangerous when you your accelerator is stuck to the floor and your brakes are out. Can you survive long enough to get that elusive high score or are you destined to add a new crater to the face of an unsuspecting asteroid? Find out in this retro gaming tour de force featuring 10 Waves (forward and backwards), 5 game modes, 1 to 4 player co-op, and online high scores.


You are in deep space, and nasty one-eyed tentacle toting aliens have broken your spaceship. Help Robert the maintenance robot repair the spaceship, one grid at a time.

Rickenbacker vs. the Aliens

From the developer of the best selling Drum Kit comes a new shooter in the style of the 1942 series featuring stunning cel shaded graphics.

Aphelion: Episode Two: Wings of Omega

The conclusion to one of the most popular RPG franchises on XBox Live Indie Games, players will reprise the role of Savion Mercarte as they pick up where Episode One: Graves of Earth left off. Featuring numerous new features and enhancements like improved animations, more side quests and optional content, faster paced combat, a new playable character, and much, much more!

ZP2KX: Zombies & Pterodactyls!

In a dystopian future where humans love guns and zombies just want to be left alone, the pterodactyls have seen to it that everyone has to be miserable together. Take your jetpack online and splatter some fools with blades, guns, grenades, and other instruments of mayhem. Earn XP, level up, unlock features, clothes, and skills! Build awesome classes! From the developer of I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 1NIT!!!1 and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.

One week. Over a dozen great games. Prices as low as 80 to 400 Microsoft points.

Prepare yourself, because the first week of December is going to be legendary. The Indie Games Winter Uprising is coming!

The XBLIG service hasn't seen its best days recently, but we're hoping to change that with this promotion that I've been helping to organize (when I'm not working on our new RPG). Our thought was that even though XBox Live Indie Games gets plenty of great games, they're easy to miss since they're so spread out. Hence, our goal to pack a short period of time with as much great gaming as possible to get people to really take notice of all the great stuff on the service. Besides which, why should XBLA get all the cool promotions?

Rent on


  • DarmakDarmak I'm drunk as hell and I have no idea what I'm doingRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Also, if anyone didn't know, RainbowDespair is one of the two guys (slash000 being the other) who is making Cthulhu Saves the World and they're pretty awesome dudes.

  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I feel a great disturbance in my wallet, as if it suddenly cried out in terror and was emptied.

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