Indie Games Summer Uprising III underway in just over a month
With the new XBLIG marketplace hidden behind a myriad of menus, Indie developers have been trying their hardest to get noticed. Well, the 3rd Indie Games Summer Uprising is about to start and, as the name suggests, it puts the spotlight on the hottest upcoming Indie games. Starting on Sept. 10th and running through Sept. 20th, IGSU 3 will see one Indie game released each week day during the promotion, featuring games from a few veterans to the promotion as well as a few newbies. Check out the upcoming games down below, courtesy of a press release from Smudged Cat Games.
“XBLA/XBLIG veteran Smudged Cat Games will be making their return to XBLIG with “Gateways”, a puzzle platformer that allows you to travel through space and time with a variety of weaponry. Also making a long awaited return is hermitgames, the creator of the critically acclaimed “Leave Home”, with “qrth-phyl”, an arcade documentary of classic maze/snake mechanics.
While two hardened veterans will be taking part in the Uprising, younger developers will also be releasing several promising projects. 19 year old Michael Hicks will release his third Xbox title, “Sententia”, a game that explores the challenges we face to keep our imagination and creative spirits alive as we grow. Chris Zukowski will make his video game debut with the long awaited “City Tuesday”, a game where players will control a man who is stuck reliving the final 5 minutes of his life before a terrorist attack.
Gamers eager to get their violence on will find their fix with the rogue-like “Diehard Dungeon” by tricktale and the block-building sandbox game “Xenominer” by Gristmill Studios, the flagship action titles of this year’s promotion.
Rounding off the selection is “Entropy”, a challenging 3D puzzle game by the newly formed German studio Autotivity, the first person shooter/puzzle game “Pixel” by Ratchet Game Studios, and “Smooth Operators” by Andreas Heydeck, a strategy and simulation game that requires players to build and manage their own call center.”
Check out the teaser trailer below and get pumped for these quality Indie titles.