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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...
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...
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...
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 ...


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 ...
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...
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 ...
[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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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,...
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.  ...
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...
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...
[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...
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...





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