It’s another busy Friday on Xbox One with five new indie games vying for your attention, and just because we’re really nice people here at XBLA Fans, we’ve got a copy of each one plus every other indie release from this week (check out Tuesday and Wednesday’s releases), for you to win for free! Who doesn’t like free stuff? If you fancy your chances then you can enter here via Gleam. Now onto the important stuff…
First up is Sky Keepers, a 2D action platformer from Sword Twin Studios priced at $14.99. The game follows the journey of village chief Tangi, as he desperately fights to reclaim both his world and life. Players must work to repair the once great Skykeeper Village. As the village grows, Tangi unlocks new attacks and skills allowing for unique fighting styles to evolve.
Next is an old school point n click adventure game, The Inner World, from Studio Fizbin and Headup Games. The game follows the tale of Robert and mysterious thief Laura on an adventure to discover the secret of the disappearance of Asposias three great wind fountains. It’s currently on sale with 10% off for the next 8 days and will be priced at $14.99 thereafter.
Also releasing today is Punch Club from Lazy Bear Games and tinyBuild. The game is being described as a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Players must choose to either legitimately climb the rankings, or take the shady route to the top. The graphics are retro style pixels and the game is said to be filled with 80s and 90s nostalgia. The game comes with a free trial or you can pick it up for $9.99.
Next up is Four Sided Fantasy from sole developer Logan Fieth and published by Serenity Forge. In this game you can wrap from one side of the screen to the other, so that running to the the right lets you emerge on the left, and falling down a pit lets you fall from the sky. Each new season in the game brings a new twist to screen wrap. Just as you think you’ve mastered a screen wrap mechanic, the world will change its rules and present a new way for you to look at the confines of your screen. Pick it up for $9.99.
Finally we have Thimbleweed Park, our second retro point n click adventure of the day. This one is from Terrible Toybox aka Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick and is being dubbed as the spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. Players will be investigating a murder in Thimbleweek Park, a town with a population of 80 nutcases. Pick it up for $19.99.