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Microsoft Reveals 25 Indie Games Heading to Xbox One

by Eric Frederiksen | March 20, 2014March 20, 2014 9:30 pm PST


Microsoft has been trickling out information about their independent self-publishing platform more and more regularly, revealing different aspects of the service and lists of developers. Word of two games – Nutjitsu and Worms Armageddonrecently leaked, but now Microsoft has an official list of upcoming games.

The list includes both newly revealed games built with the Xbox One in mind and some games we’ve already heard of. The full list is available at the source link below, but here are a few highlights:

  • “Divekick Addition Edition +” by Iron Galaxy Studios – “Divekick” is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game! Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos and finger-contorting button presses
  • “Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition” by DrinkBox Studios – “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is an action-packed, 2D brawler/platformer that alternates between the worlds of the living and the dead.
  • “Hyper Light Drifter” by Heart Machine – “Hyper Light Drifter” is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best eight-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
  • It Draws a Red Box” by Other Ocean – “It Draws a Red Box” is a chaotic eight-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by “Bomberman” and “Smash Bros.” as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit.“Super Time Force” by Capybara – “Super Time Force” is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! Take control of up to 16 unique characters, and battle across six different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

This is a great start for the independent side of Microsoft’s new console, and we hope it’s something they continue to promote. There are tons of great local co-op PC games right now, and we’ve love to see games like Crawl and Nidhogg make their way to consoles as well, so Microsoft, get wooing.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...