Ryan from VVGTV made this very cool trailer for the coming Summer Uprising – no doubt I need to check out some of these titles. What do you think?
It goes without saying that Luke over at radiangames has blessed the indie marketplace with a library of games that skimps on neither quality nor quantity. With six releases over the last seven months and each one offering some great arcade goodness, it still confuses me as to how such a constant stream of high quality titles can come from one human being. Even still, there hasn’t been a game from radiangames that I’ve wanted near as much as Crossfire 2, and as I waited for the game to download I even let myself worry that this anticipation would cause the game to be a let-down. After all, what was the last hyped-up game you played that truly lived up to your expectations? Well, if it’s any indication of what’s in store for someone purchasing this game, after six or so hours of play time I don’t want to write this review.
I just want to keep playing.
Your choice – click the MORE button, read the review, watch the trailer or just skip ahead and get radiangames Crossfire 2 for yourself. You can find it here.
Chu’s Dynasty is touted as a combination between the frenetic gameplay of Super Smash Bros. and the controlled, one-on-one battles of Street Fighter. The development team at Tribetoy has managed to not only create an intriguing game that plays very well, but also an incredibly well produced one. The game has production values that are up there with some Xbox Live Arcade games, surpassing others. Chu’s Dynasty is a little rough around the edges, but these flaws are understandable and easy to overlook (for the most part).
Press the MORE button the read the full review and have a look at the (beautiful) screenshots as well as the trailer
Epic Dungeon from Eyehook Games was the first title released in the Indie Games Winter Uprising and so far seems to be the most successful one (discounting recent releases such as Decimation X3, as they haven’t received sales data yet). It was instantly a best seller with almost 50% conversion rate (meaning one out of two people that tried the game purchased it afterwards). That said it is a no brainer that you should check it out, but if you’d like to know a little bit more about it, then press the MORE button and read the review and watch the trailer.
When I got my hands on Crossfire 2 (download here) I was amazed at how much fun it was to reduce wave after wave of Space Invaders to pixel dust. This time it´s coupled with a very nice and fast going upgrade system that turns your little ship into a bullet spitting hell machine. Every casual gamer should have just as much fun with the normal wave mode as cracks of the genre will have trying to rise in the online scoreboards. The game comes a week late, and I´m feeling half guilty for that, but is certainly worth checking out.
And buy it, because the fate of Crossfire 2 might decide the fate of radiangames as Luke Schneider wrote on Radiangames.com. Maybe he should have called it Final Invaders.
So to support Luke a little bit…
try out & buy the other radiangames!!! (if you look for them on the dashboard … they are all listed under radiangames, so you can download them all at once with ease)
Fireball rating: 4/5 stars (download here)
JoyJoy rating 4,25/5 stars (download here)
So help one of the finest developers on the Xbox Indie channel to keep developing great games – don´t forget it´s just $6 for 6 great games and it´s (almost) christmas. Spread the word – link to this blog post or to radiangames.com directly in forums, blogs or whereever you see the chance.
Decimation X3 is the successor to the quite successful Decimation X that I hold very dearly to my heart since it robbed me of many hours of my life – and I just can´t blame it. I also love the indie reviews from Michael Connolly (digitalquarters.blogspot.com) a lot and when he offered to write a Decimation X3 review for indienerds.com I was very happy. And then he didn´t like Decimation X3 even though I did. BUGGER! Still a great review and absolutely worth reading – I just had to add my personal conclusion at the very end of it. So now I hand over to Michael and get back to you at the very end.
Sometimes things come along that remind us what happens when we concentrate just a little bit too much on gratuitous shooting and explosions rather than substance. Usually, Michael Bay has us covered on that front, but I couldn’t help thinking “less is more” during my time with Decimation X3, Xona’s recent XBLIG shooter.
read the rest and watch the trailer after the MORE button
Indie Games are great. I love Indie Games. And while I keep it mostly limited to Xbox Indies here on Indienerds, the pixel prospector has no such limitations. He supports Indie Games of all flavors and just started a big new project: Indie Games! The Big Video Project.
The idea is to create a big compilation video of great commercial Indies – I myself will add dozens of Xbox Indies and maybe some PC Indies to the project. I do this not only because it´s a great idea, but also because there are really great prizes to win! From modern video editing and capture software to a lot of very cool PC Indies. It´s really worth having a look at the prizes!
You find all the important infos here: http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2010/11/indie-games-the-big-video-project
And there is this little video about it…
So go and help making a great video compilation and help out indie developers!
VIDEO REMOVED BY BigDaddio! SORRY!!
TheBigDaddio, developer behind games like Invader, posted a video today showing how Indie Games are integrated into the new dashboard. The new system is quite an improvement over the old one. THIS PART HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A REQUEST FROM BigDaddio – SORRY!
This is good news for all developers as well as Indie Gamers, but see for yourself in the video. Thanks to TheBigDaddio!
The last few weeks I heard more and more developers talking about WP7 – so I decided to ask someone I knew is kind of an expert on the topic to explain it.
So here comes what Michael B. McLaughlin has to tell us about Windows Phone 7:
Windows Phone 7 has been making big waves in the developer community over the past few months. If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t worry: Microsoft has been working overtime to make WP7 a phenomenal experience when it launches this holiday season and so far that’s meant focusing their attention on helping developers make some outstanding games and apps for the platform. But with all the major mobile providers and many of the best phone manufacturers already lined up – WP7 promises to be an experience you won’t want to miss.
So what exactly is it?
Windows Phone 7 is centered around several hubs that integrate your digital life with your daily life. While you’ll certainly enjoy the Office hub, the Music + Videos hub, the Pictures hub, and the People hub (for all your social networking), you will absolutely love the Xbox LIVE-integrated gaming hub!
keep on reading after the more button…