hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Xbox LIVE Indie Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

New rules: Xbox Live Indie Games can be bigger, cost less


Jan 04
Understandably, there's still tension between Xbox Live Indie Game developers and Microsoft. New policy updates are being issued that improve conditions somewhat, and while they probably won't lead to a dramatic change, they ... read

They Breathe is deceptively creepy, worth a look


Dec 12
They Breathe is disturbing in all the right ways. For starters, it's got the fear of running out of breath, one gamers have had since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog or before. And then there's the creatures. They look to me ... read

Orbitron: Revolution is worth a look, Defender fans


Dec 06
Last week marked the launch of Orbitron: Revolution, an Xbox Live Indie Game developed by ex-Capcom Vancouver and Electronic Arts employees. To quickly sum it up, the game is a scrolling shooter in the same vein as Defender,... read

Xbox Live Indie Games: meet an unforgettable purple goat


Nov 10
Maybe you've never heard of MagicalTimeBean, the studio behind the highly addictive tower defense/adventure titles Soulcaster and Soulcaster II, but if that genre doesn't appeal to you, maybe Escape Goat will.  ... read

Celebrate Super Meat Month with an XBLA update and sale


Oct 24
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the lovable little red bundle of muscle and sinew jumped on to XBLA. So, to help celebrate this momentous occasion, Team Meat has decided to make November Supe... read

Though we don't tend to do full reviews for Xbox Live Indie Games, we attempt to highlight the ones worth playing. The perception is that this hub is primarily filled with bad to mediocre games, and while I think that's still... read feature


[Update: Contest extended!] YES! You read that right! The awesome people behind Techno Kitten Adventure want to give you money and delicious meat products. DELICIOUS! MEAT! PRODUCTS! Don't know what Techno Kitten Adventure is... read feature

Dev: PSN is a 'failure' and Team Meat are 'crybabies'


Oct 01
You may not have heard the name Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, but you're about to. He has opinions and he wants to share them with the world. The Nine Dots Studio manager has gone on record as saying the PSN is close to a "co... read

Wizorb headed to the Xbox Live Indie channel next week


Sep 23
There may be very few Xbox Live Indie Games worth actively anticipating, but when one does come along, it's on us to beat you over the head until you either get it on your radar or, understandably, run away. My current focus ... read

Wizorb due out this month, creators form Tribute Games


Sep 09
Been a while since we heard about Wizorb, the fantasy-themed brick breaker still due out on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel and PC. I was starting to worry about its existence, or seeming lack thereof, but we've got an upda... read

The Fez interview that may change your life


Aug 30
Despite the fact that Fez's two man development team has been largely silent on the game since it first showed up years ago, it has not become vaporware. The guys at Polytron have finally resurfaced, with a playable dem... read

Meat Pack added to Techno Kitten Adventure for free


Aug 12
The always-fun Techno Kitten Adventure has been given a free content update on Xbox 360. There's a new meat-tastic level, as shown above, and a cat wrapped in delicious bacon. Why has no one thought of this before? What's mor... read

Voxel-based indie Cell: Emergence looks promising


Aug 12
As someone who enjoys watching YouTube videos of DNA replication and the like, the upcoming cellular arcade shooter / simulation Cell: Emergence looks rather neat. It's being developed by New Life Interactive, a studio forme... read

FortressCraft brings in $1 million in sales


Aug 11
FortressCraft is the first Xbox Live Indie Game to break $1 million in sales, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the last. Unless, of course, FortressCraft Chapter 2 ever comes out. ProjectorGames was able to recognize a nee... read

It might come as a surprise to some, but DSiWare is still a thing. I know, right? So much attention has been placed on Nintendo's plans -- whatever they may be -- for the 3DS eShop that the few games that are released on the ... read feature

Cthulhu dev criticizes Microsoft's indie promotion


Jul 26
Cthulhu Saves The World developer Zeboyd has criticized Microsoft's half-hearted exposure of its Indie Games channel, saying it must do more to promote games. This remonstration comes after news that Cthulhu's PC version outs... read






Back to Top