Source: Major Nelson
TIC: Part 1 was developed by Red Candy Games. It was released on June 21, 2011 for 240 Microsoft Points. A copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.
TIC: part 1 is an stunning example of what the Xbox Live Indie Marketplace was made for. This simple, beautiful game is amazing from one end of the spectrum to the other. It’s got bright vivid colors, a simple story line, a unique art style and most of all it’s tons of fun. You control TIC, a robot who needs to save the world from oil stealing aliens. To do so, you must fly, collect and drill your way through the stages.
SFG Soccer was developed and published by Stir Fry Games. It was released on Xbox Live for 400 Microsoft points on October 30th, 2009.
Leave it to Stir Fry Games to offer the unique indie titles that just about everyone have a little hankering for. SFG Soccer is the simplistic soccer title that many casual gamers looking for a quick fix will consider picking up. Stir Fry has offered a few titles that have featured the ability to play with your avatar. This game however, does not. Without the avatar support, did they come up with a unique and interesting character design?
The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile was developed by Ska Studios and will be released on April 6, 2011 for 800 MSP. A copy of the game was provided for review purposes.
The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was an indie success story if ever there was one. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is the much awaited sequel to that success story and it’s going far beyond the scope of its predecessor. A story mode, 50 levels of arcade- both single player and co-op, and a never-ended Dish Challenge mode for the masochists of the world that want to fight endless waves of baddies. Standard beat ’em up modes, but the variety of enemies, the two unique characters with their unique weapons and coherent story makes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile into a fantastic experience.
Blocks: The Devilish Delivery Game is a casual puzzle game that was released by Darkwind Media January 29, 2011 for 240 Microsoft Points. The object of the game is to deliver a box to the floating island. It sounds easy enough, but the delivery platform can only fire rockets on one side of the platform at a time. Also, players must beat the clock to get it there through a maze of twists and turns.
The control scheme for the game is simple, right trigger or bumper controls the right side rockets, and the left trigger of bumper controls the left side rockets. As stated players can only fire one set of rockets at a time. The whole idea is to move the platform with the box to the island and keep things as balanced as possible.
Pixelbit Snooker and Pool is an Xbox Live Indie Game that was released on January 10, 2011 for 240 Microsoft Points. It’s Pixelbit’s first offering and it doesn’t include avatars! But how does the game fair as a pool simulator? How does it stand up on it own? How does it compare to other similar titles? Find out after the jump.
Drizzle is a game that is damn hard to assign to any specific genre. You could call it a puzzle game, a strategy game or a casual/family game. It was developed by Annihilated Games although the marketplace lists the developer as AnonymousDevs. This game has been well over a year in the making after many setbacks. It sells for 240MS points ($3) on the Indie games section of the Xbox marketplace.
Drizzle places you in charge of riding the world of pollution. You control a robot hand that places cups under acid rain clouds in order to filter and recycle the rain water. Different colored clouds require different colored cups to collect the rain. The water is used to grow trees and make the world a better place. A few unlockable robot friends will help you along the way while evil corporate robots will try to stop your progress. It sounds like a terrible idea but it’s actually pretty fun.
Epic Dungeon is the latest release from Eyehook Games, and it was released during the Indie Games Winter Uprising.
Epic Dungeon boasts 4 playable classes, dozens of monsters, loads of glittering loot, unique encounter system, 50 deadly dungeon levels and the low price point of 80MS Points ($1 US). Upgrade your skills, stats, and equipments as you forge your path to victory in this rougelike RPG.
So how does it fare? Click read more to find out of course.