Three new indie releases hit the Xbox One store today: Doodle God: Ultimate Edition, Subterrain and The Sun and Moon. But let’s first take a look at Doodle God: Ultimate Edition from Joybits Inc which lets players take on the ultimate role of God in this mix and match puzzle game for all ages. As you create different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air, watch the world come alive as each element animates on your planet. The game was originally released as a free-to-play mobile phone and browser game but the console edition comes with a new “Planet” mode, offering a new challenging way to create a universe of your dreams.
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition will set you back $9.99, but does contain microtransactions (likely won’t affect you).
Next we have top-down shooter Subterrain from Pixellore. Players must fill the shoes of Dr. West, the apparent lone survivor of MPO, an underground city on Mars, who must survive an onslaught of enemies, fight hunger and thirst, mend wounds, and gather resources in a constant struggle to stay alive. As well as managing your own bodily functions, players will be able to craft and scavenge for valuable resources as they explore the randomly generated sub-levels of Mars. And if you’ve got a free minute after all that, you can always try curing Alzheimer’s.
Pick up Subterrain for $16.99.
Finally we have The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29 game jam event. In this platformer from Daniel Linssen and Digerati Distribution, players use the unique mechanic of being able to dive into the ground to progress. As you dig, momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, meaning you can fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface depending on the puzzles ahead. This one is difficult to explain so probably best to check out our quick tastes video below.