Indie game news, reviews, previews and everything else concerning indie game development.


A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda Now Available

ares 4The winner of the 2010 XNA Dream Build Play Competition is now available for purchase on PC. This new side-scroller is called A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda and looks quite good. Extend Studio just released the full game and if you’re curious at all about this epic side-scroller you can go ahead and download the demo.

Here’s how the developer describes the game:

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is the first chapter in a full featured episodic action-packed side-scroller, in the traditions of retro classics, where you play as Ares, a combat robot sent on a mission to rescue task force members who were trapped while conducting an investigation to find out the extent of damage sustained by the space station. Annihilate countless robots, recycle their parts to make incredible items, including weapon upgrades and take on gigantic bosses in 3D environment side-scroller.”

And while the official description is there to make it sound like the best thing that’s ever happened, there are some key phrases that get me excited: “countless robots” and “gigantic bosses” specifically. Let the mayhem begin.

Here’s a trailer for the game:

And here’s some additional screenshots:

ares 8 ares 7 ares 6

ares 5 ares 3 ares 2

ares 1

And nab some additional information from the official site.