Orcs Must Die! was developed by Robot Entertainment, Inc and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released October 5, 2011 for 1200 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
Orcs Must Die! is an action tower defense game created by Robot Entertainment, an independent game development studio formed by veterans of Ensemble Studios, the creators of Halo Wars and the Age of Empires franchise. You play as a young War Mage who is promoted following a workplace accident by the previous defender and left within the orc homeland to defend 24 fortresses. These fortresses were built by The Order to protect magical rifts or portals that connect the worlds. Utilizing an arsenal of weapons, traps and spells you must stop the enraged mob of orcs and other villainous monsters from reaching these rifts and crossing over to your world.
IndiePUB games has recently revealed that 2D action platformer Capsized is heading for XBLA December 2011. Set in an immersive alien world teeming with bizarre life forms and strange landscapes, Capsized is said to be a classic platform game which combines control elements of first-person shooters with innovative physics-based combat. Presented in a unique hand-drawn art style, the story is that your ship has crash landed on a mysterious alien planet. Using a grappling hook, jetpack and ship supplies you must navigate through perilous environments and fight blood-thirsty creatures to save your crewmates and escape with your lives.
To celebrate the release of Orcs Must Die! on October 5, Robot Entertainment have released a new launch trailer set to the tune of “Hall of the Mountain King” by Apocalyptica. But …
Leedmees was developed and published by Konami. It was released on September 7, 2011 and retails for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
Leedmees is the third game in a string of Xbox Live Arcade releases to utilize the Kinect sensor and given the lack of quality Kinect titles warranting a full release, this looks to be a good move by Microsoft. Developed by Konami, Leedmees is a puzzle game in which you take on the role of a giant who must help tiny creatures called Leedmees on to safety by using your body to form a bridge and avoiding deadly obstacles such as spikes, ghosts and beach balls.