The Deep Cave is a game that comes from the Super Meat Boy or VVVVVV school of pain. Challenging levels with increasingly complex obstacles, but numerous checkpoints along the way. This makes The Deep Cave both a frustrating, and an addictive game. Despite this, the game does have its numerous flaws, ranging from control issues to hit detection bugs. The Deep Cave may not be as polished as similar games, but its qualities make it well-worth the asking price of 80 Microsoft points (translated to $1.00).
Don’t judge a book by its cover is a principle that I try to maintain when browsing the Xbox Live Indie games channel. U Want Cookie is one such game that has awful presentation, but in execution the game is actually fairly unique, and pretty fun. The game is unfortunately (but aptly) titled, and its box art does not lend to its appeal, which is sad because this is a pretty fun game. U Want Cookie does have its flaws–some more glaring than others–but it does not deserve the incredibly low score it has received on the marketplace.
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Since Breath of Death VII, most probably the best selling XBLIG RPG, the guys from Zeboyd Games gathered quite the fan audience. These days you don´t often get the chance to play a game in the JRPG style that was so popular on the 16 bit consoles. So when I finally got my hands on the first playtest version of “Cthulhu Saves The World” I had high hopes and expectations. Now after having spent over an hour with Cthulhu I got a pretty good impression of the new title – it´s gorgeous!
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Mommy´s Best Games released couple of screenshots and details for their upcoming title “Explosionade”. With any luck the game might hit the Xbox Live Indie Games channel by the end of the month – that´s fantastic, because I haven´t played a mech in a while and the game certainly looks promising.
There is even a bit of story …
All your friends are storming the Horronym Fortress but Colonel Bouche left you to guard the supply depot.
Disregarding orders you open the depot to find a gigantic, prototype mech!
… sounds good to me. Just the quadro pod mech I would love to find while all my friends are out playing.
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Sometimes I stumble over a game I never heard of before and wonder how could I have missed it?
In this case I really don´t know how – feels like I have seen it before somewhere though.
You got any idea where?
The video above is for the XBLA version and the screenshot below comes from the Windows Phone 7 version. Pretty cool I must say. Can´t wait to get my hands on it.
According to the developer blog the WP7 version will be a WP7 launch title while for the XBLA version only a release this year has been announced so far.
Microsoft is slowly starting their hundreds of millions dollar marketing campaign for Windows Phone 7 (go here for the first trailer) and game developers begin sharing interesting infos on the games coming to WP7.
There are some familiar names you might already know from the Xbox Live Indie Games scene. Like the french developer Arkedo – they will release “OMG – OUR MANIC GAME” for the WP7. Their game Pixel was my first video review and the first post on indienerds.com, a great platformer with extremely cute graphics that combine retro gameboy style with modern effects.
OMG looks like a shooter with a twist. You can tap on enemies so they will unleash their full bullet potential, making the game more difficult while also giving a lot more scorepoints. With real achievements for you gamertag and worldwide leaderboards this title is most certainly one of the most promising games within the WP7 collection of upcoming games.
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The new game from the creators of Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves The World, is coming soon to the Xbox Live Indie Games. Here are 7 brand-new Screenshots today released.
The game is promising to be just as funny and enjoyable as Breath of Death VII was. The graphics look even better and still have this wonderful retro look.
I can´t wait to get my hands on the title!