Indie Summer Uprising

XBLIG Summer Uprising fan choices announced

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In less than a week, the biggest event this side of winter for Xbox Live Indie Games will begin, delivering ten delicious titles over a period of ten devilishly delightful days. We’ve known the first eight games for a while, but the final two were left up to a fan vote over on the Summer Uprising Facebook page. Well, the fans have spoken, and Chester and Redd: The Lost Temple have emerged victorious.

Developer Brilliant Blue-G’s Chester is an old-school platformer spanning 50 levels and featuring a hand-drawn art style. In an interesting twist, users will be able to change the game to 8-bit, sketch, and a number of other unlockable art styles. There will also be 10 unique unlockable characters.

Blazing Forge Games’s Redd: The Lost Temple is a top-down action/adventure game featuring a “huge dungeon full of sinister traps, time based puzzles, and massive stone creatures,” according to the developer’s game description. The gameplay video shows the main character Redd navigating through the dungeon with a torch and using different abilities to work through a variety of different challenges.

Both of these games should be a welcome addition to the Summer Uprising, which begins on August 22. Head over to the Summer Uprising website for more details on all of the games, and check out the complete release schedule after the break!

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Indie Summer Uprising schedule released

The much anticipated Indie Summer Uprising schedule has finally been announced. The promotion is a great opportunity for some of the most promising indie games to gain some exposure and win your hearts. A Twitter chat will be held on Tuesday Aug 16 at 9PM EST, giving gamers the chance to speak directly with the developers, organizers, and journalists in a roundtable style chat. Use the hash tag #IGSUA to join in.

One specially picked game will be released each week day between August 22 and September 2. Two spots are still remaining though, and fans can chose which games they want to see included by heading on over to Facebook to vote for your favourite. But you need to be quick, polls close Monday, August 15 at 1PM EST. Keep reading for the full daily release schedule.
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