Having just completed Epic Dungeon (Geoff got to it first from our review pile, but you can read my thoughts over on Gaming Dead if you need to pad the reasons why you should purchase), I feel it’s a fine time to catch up on what has released following suit for the Xbox Live Indie Games Winter Uprising event.
Retro-flavored Ubergridder joins shooter Break Limit and shooter sequel Decimation X3, along with insane one-button action game Asteroids Do Concern Me and an update to shooter Hypership Out of Control. All games are available now for just a dollar each.
In related news, IGWU promotion head and Zeboyd Games front-man Robert Boyd has shared that the event will be extended through the rest of December, instead of the previously stated first week of the month. The decision was made due to a portion of the games still working through the final development push.
While that may sound like a delay of sorts, Boyd makes it clear that the deadline set-up by the promotion has actually helped get the games along to where they stand currently. He sounds confident that all of the title’s will still make a December launch. Personally, I don’t mind too much as they’ve already released a stack for us to play. Over a dozen good to amazing games spanning only a week seemed a bit daunting to me anyway — now time’s on my side.
Here are the descriptions along with corresponding screens for the four new releases plus one update:
“Prepare to go mind-numbingly fast as you Blast, Smash and Break Limit through every one and thing in your way! Powerful weapons that get stronger as you play, will help to power a ship that becomes an invincible wrecking ball while accelerating. Alpha Centauri will never be the same! Featuring online scoreboards for Gold subscribers, and local scoreboards to prove you’re better than your siblings!”
Hypership Out of Control (Update)
“Space is a dangerous placed for even the most seasoned starship pilot, full of asteroids, multicolored floating blocks, and space mines. It’s even more dangerous when you your accelerator is stuck to the floor and your brakes are out. Can you survive long enough to get that elusive high score or are you destined to add a new crater to the face of an unsuspecting asteroid?”
“You are in deep space, and nasty one-eyed tentacle toting aliens have broken your spaceship. Race against time and hungry aliens in this retro-inspired action game. You control Robert the maintenance robot and your quest is to repair the ship, one section at a time!”
Asteroids Do Concern Me
“”Out beyond the edge of the universe. Far past any celestial wilderness you could hope to imagine, lies a vast ocean of impenetrable rock…”. Test your piloting skills in this addictive one button action game. With 4 different modes ranging from Classic to Double Rainbow. The odds of surviving this game are 3720 to 1. Have you got the minerals?”
“DECIMATION X3 (4 player shoot ‘em up): The thrilling sequel to the #1 Japan hit and proud member of the INDIE GAMES WINTER UPRISING. Back with intensified gameplay, extra power-ups, more firepower, improved retro graphics, huge bosses, and a beautifully remixed IMPHENZIA soundtrack. Developed by the “empower the player” philosophy of XONA GAMES, award-winning creators of DUALITY ZF and SCORE RUSH.”