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You are a fish with a gun, and you must shoot other fish


Shütshimi
Jan 13
Shütshimi is a retro-style shoot 'em up where you are a gold fish with bad memory problems and big beefy arms. With those beefy arms you will shoot up other fish because who cares. You're a fish with beefy arms and guns... read
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Ska

Ska Studios snuck one last game into 2013


A time-traveling viking
Jan 02
Ska Studios came into the gaming consciousness with one of the most successful Xbox Live Indie Games, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1. Now they have returned to that platform one more time to put the final nai... read
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Beat Hazard Ultra has made over $2 million since release


Made by one guy
Aug 02
Beat Hazard Ultra is an arcade shooter that uses your own music library to create a pretty addictive experience. It's been three years since the original release of Beat Hazard on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. So after r... read
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Deals

Some of the best Xbox Live Indies bundled for PC


Eight ports in one package
Jul 24
In collaboration with Indie Gamer Chick, Indie Royale has put out a new bundle that's essentially a "greatest hits" compilation of the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. There are gems to be found for those who take the time to ... read
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Greenlight

Vote for One Finger Death Punch on Greenlight!


Jordan and Conrad unearthed a real gem on their Saturday Hangover show
Jul 01
On their weekend show Saturday Morning Hangover, Conrad and Jordan brave the wilds of the Xbox Live Indie Games section, desperately looking for something good to play. Well this weekend they found One Finger Death Punch, a ... read
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Try not to fall into their hypnotic trap!
Late the other night, during a session of broadcasting over at Dtoid.TV, I was looking for some of the most off-the-wall titles in the indie section of Xbox Live to play with the live crowd, and ran across this little gem.&nb... read feature

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Get to know the people that make great videogames
ALERT! Sup Holmes will be on a Saturday this week. Same time though! 1pm PST/4pm EST.  This week we'll be talking to James Silva, creator of The Dishwasher series, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1NIT!!!1, the upcoming (and ... read feature

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No love for indies?

Xboned! Indies can't self-publish on Xbox One


Microsoft not reaching out to the little guy?
May 22
[Castle Vidcons by Tyler Rhodes] Both Sony and Nintendo are bending over backwards to make their platforms as attractive to indie developers as possible, from waived licensing fees to free patching. Microsoft has been slippin... read
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Dtoid TV

The sweet science of Foosball 2012


Watch Saturday Morning Hangover every weekend on Dtoid TV!
Apr 06
Today on Saturday Morning Hangover, I knew we were going to have something special going on. See, my wife fancies herself quite the Foosball player and is extremely competitive, so I thought it would be fun to see how she do... read
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Review Score Unlock Pack only $5.99!
Downloadable content is a touchy subject among the vocal game playing community. While I personally think such content has its place, the piecemeal selling of a game risks becoming a tasteless endeavor -- and videogame publis... read feature

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Death Goat

Hellish creations abound in trailer for Death Goat


Metal mayhem
Mar 29
It's not often that I get to post excitedly about an Xbox Live Indie Game, but this trailer for Death Goat has my blood boiling. It's a top-down shoot-em-up with all manner of horrible monsters from the bowels of Hell, ... read
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Dtoid TV

Scaling the Dragon Keep in Magic Sword


Watch Saturday Morning Hangover every weekend on Dtoid TV!
Mar 23
We had a truly wonderful time on Saturday Morning Hangover today. It was a send off to our set, as we prepare to move to a new location, and it went out with style.  The Xbox Live Indie demos were mostly sequels this we... read
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Dollar Dash

Dashing for Dollars on Saturday Morning Hangover


Watch Saturday Morning Hangover every weekend on Dtoid TV!
Mar 17
We had another passably entertaining time on Saturday Morning Hangover this week. We checked out Dollar Dash, recently released on Xbox Live Arcade and wound up with some mixed opinions. I thought it was pretty fun, though t... read
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Dtoid TV

We played Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds on Hangover


Watch Saturday Morning Hangover every weekend on Dtoid TV!
Mar 09
We had a delightful little Saturday Morning Hangover this morning, playing the recently released Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Jordan, Katrina and I all piled on in this one and found it to be an enjoyable beat-em-up... read
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Arcadecraft resparks '80s nostalgia on Xbox Live Indie


Relive the magic of arcades without the sticky floors and greasy knobs
Feb 05
'80s arcade management sim Arcadecraft is now available on Xbox Live Indie Games (240 Microsoft points; $3.00), where indie games go to die unless they are zombie-based or Minecraft rip-offs. Bringing to mind that title in na... read
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XNA is dead

Microsoft abandoning XNA Game Studio


XNA to be retired next year
Feb 03
Those in the know have seen this day approaching for quite some time, but Microsoft has made it official. XNA Game Studio is effectively done. A leaked internal email revealed the company is prepared to retire the development... read
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Sup, Holmes?

Samurai Gunn to have one-player mode, may come to XBLIG


Watch Sup, Holmes? every Sunday on Dtoid.TV!
Jan 18
Samurai Gunn is poised to be the next big local multi-player PC hit, having garnered tons early buzz on the festival circuit. It even scored an IGF nomination for excellence in design. We were lucky enough to have the game's... read
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Behold the burger of your destruction!


Oh Noes!!2 charmed the hell out of us on Saturday Morning Hangover
Nov 11
Each week on Saturday Morning Hangover, we perform the public service of playing through the demos of new releases on Xbox Live Indie Games. While it's probably charitable to call the service "hit or miss" in terms of the co... read
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You need to play Super Amazing Wagon Adventure


Think Oregon Trail as a shmup roguelike
Sep 06
Many of us can agree that Oregon Trail is pretty great, even if it isn't the most terribly exciting game all these years later. Even still, we have fond memories and independent developers have been able to capture that spiri... read
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Indie Games Summer Uprising III starts next week


Community organized promotion on Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace will bring nine titles to service
Sep 05
It's almost time for you all to start paying attention to Xbox Live Indie Games again for a while. There's an Uprising coming next week, with nine games aiming to represent the best the service can offer. Starting on Septemb... read
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Grab some Penny Arcade On the Rainslick 3 DLC for free


Jul 31
It looks like two free quest DLC packs weren't the only thing Penny Arcade had up its sleeve, as a surprise free skin pack has just landed for Penny Arcade's On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness. As of this mo... read
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Penny Arcade On The Rain-Slick 3 getting free DLC


Jul 24
Penny Arcade sure has been in the spotlight lately. With their recent Kickstarter, their new game, and PAX Prime steadily approaching, don't expect them to fade away anytime soon. In terms of the video game realm, Tycho has s... read
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I love Techno Kitten Adventure. I don't just love it, it's one of my favorite things ever and is among the few games I actually paid for on my Windows Phone without even trying out first. Techno Kitten Adventure is one of th... read feature

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Penny Arcade's Rain Slick Precipice 3 arrives July 10th


Jun 01
The third installment in the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, currently in development by retro-RPG maker Zeboyd Games (Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World), now has a firm date with ... read
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Escape Goat is double jumping to PC


May 04
Retro fans will be pleased to know that Xbox Live Indie hit Escape Goat is heading to PC. Created basically by the one man show Ian Stocker, Escape Goat is a short, incredibly fun puzzle platformer with a rockin' soundtrack. ... read
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Boot Hill Heroes is an EarthBound-inspired Old West RPG


Apr 19
We live in a wonderful age where, if a specific game doesn't exist, an inspired individual will just up and say, "It shall be done!" The tools of creation have never been more easily accessible, and it has resulted in both o... read
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Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania


Apr 17
This is the first trailer for the upcoming indie game, Axiom Verge, a one-man project from developer Tom Happ and I'm ready to throw down some money now. A 2D, sprite-based "Metroidvania," the trailer depicts a variety of we... read
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On first glance, They Bleed Pixels comes off like a cross between classic Castlevania and Super Meat Boy. In reality, the game isn't quite as punishing as either of those two titles, thanks in part its innovative c... read feature

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It's difficult to believe that it has been nearly four years since the last game in the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series released. Many were heartbroken to hear that the original plan of four episodes would be cut... read feature

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GDC: Dream.Build.Play 2012 registration opens


Mar 06
Developers hoping to compete in the Dream.Build.Play 2012 Challenge can register now through May 15, 2012. This year, Microsoft is accepting independent games for Windows Phone in addition to Xbox 360. Prizes up for grabs inc... read
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Microsoft cares about Xbox Live Indie Games again


Feb 21
Xbox Live Indie Games just got a placement upgrade. No longer hidden from plain sight, they are now integrated with the main game marketplace splash page, as shown above. This is no doubt a response to the myriad of complaint... read
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Cthulhu Saves the World headed to Mac, Android, iOS


Jan 05
Zeboyd Games intends to bring its old-school role-playing game Cthulhu Saves the World to more platforms. With the help of Tinkerhouse Games, the team's brand of humor will grace iPhone, iPad, Android, and Mac early this year... read






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