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T.E.C. 3001 Speeds onto Xbox Live Indie Games

The fourth release of the Indie Games Summer Uprising, T.E.C. 3001, is available now for only 240 Microsoft Points. This game has navigating a fast running robot through a futuristic world in a mad dash to collect energy. 
T.E.C. 3001 (Tesla Energy Collector) is 3D action single player game for XBOX. You are guiding a robot through a virtual space to collect leftovers of energy for human kind. There are 21 levels and each one of them brings unique challenge to the player. Player will master in guiding a robot (T.E.C.) on level through series of trials and repetitions. Levels are about 1 minutes long, if you don’t make any mistakes.

Get T.E.C. 3001 today on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace on your Xbox or queue it to download on Xbox.com. 

Stay tuned the rest of this week and next for 6 more great XBLIG titles… 

  • Fri Aug 26th – Doom and Destiny
  • Mon Aug 29th – Take Arms
  • Tues Aug 30th – SpeedRunner HD
  • Wed Aug 31st –Train Frontier Express
  • Thurs Sept 1st – Chester
  • Fri Sept 2nd – Redd: The Lost Temple

Cute Things Now Dying Violently On Xbox Live Indie Games

The third release of the Indie Games Summer Uprising, Cute Things Dying Violently, is available now for only 80 Microsoft Points. This game has you attempting to save cute Critters from an untimely demise, though sometimes losing in this game can be just as much fun as the Critters meet an often gruesome death. 
Flick hapless Critters around to get them safely out of each level! Dodge all sorts of lethal goodies like spikes, buzzsaws, and fire, and use a variety of wacky items to pull it off. Play through 60 mind-bending, reflex-testing singleplayer levels, 6 bloodthirsty challenge levels, and 1 murderous bucket-headed robot! Want more? Try out the local multiplayer and the built-in level editor.

Get Cute Things Dying Violently today on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace on your Xbox or queue it to download on Xbox.com. 

Stay tuned the rest of this week and next for 7 more great XBLIG titles… 

  • Thurs Aug 25th – T.E.C. 3001
  • Fri Aug 26th – Doom and Destiny
  • Mon Aug 29th – Take Arms
  • Tues Aug 30th – SpeedRunner HD
  • Wed Aug 31st –Train Frontier Express
  • Thurs Sept 1st – Chester
  • Fri Sept 2nd – Redd: The Lost Temple

Summer Uprising Kicks off with the release of Raventhorne

The Indie Games Summer Uprising kicks off today with the release of Raventhorne by Milk Stone Studios. 
Help Raventhorne, the fallen norse hero fulfill his fate and take revenge for his death! Clear your way through the 6 worlds of Yggdrasil, and reach Asgard before Ragnarok is unleashed. But you will not be alone in this task. Others will guide you in your journey through the breathtaking landscapes. But what are their intentions? Are you just a puppet in their hands? Time will tell. 

Battle fearsome enemies with the original and challenging combat system, which requires both reflexes & tactical awareness. Cast powerful magic spells while changing your combat stance to refine your style. Are you ready to challenge the gods?

This epic action / adventure title can be yours for just 240 Microsoft Points. Get it now in the New Releases section of Xbox Live Indie Games on your Xbox or queue it to download on Xbox.com. 

Stay tuned the rest of this week and next for 9 more great XBLIG titles… 

  • Tues Aug 23rd – Battle High: San Bruno
  • Wed Aug 24th – Cute Things Dying Violently
  • Thurs Aug 25th – T.E.C. 3001
  • Fri Aug 26th – Doom and Destiny
  • Mon Aug 29th – Take Arms
  • Tues Aug 30th – SpeedRunner HD
  • Wed Aug 31st –Train Frontier Express
  • Thurs Sept 1st – Chester
  • Fri Sept 2nd – Redd: The Lost Temple

Summer Uprising Fan Vote Winners

After two weeks of input from fans and the Xbox Live Indie Game community, over 4,000 votes have been tallied and finally delivered our two winners. The title finishing with the most votes was Chester, while Redd: The Lost Temple finished second in the polling. Chester will be released on Thursday September 1st, while Redd: The Lost Temple will cap off the Summer Uprising the following day, on Friday September 2nd. Both titles will sell for 240 MS Points ($3). The winners were formally announced at last night’s #IGSU Twitter chat. 

Chester is a 2D platformer using a unique blend of hand drawn graphics, which grants it a novel art style. To compliment the visual luster, the 5 various art styles can be switched on the fly! Chester contains over 10 personalities (characters) in nearly 30 levels. 

Redd: The Lost Temple is a top down, 2D action/adventure game. The world is in danger from an unknown physical phenomenon and the archeologist Allie and the explorer-for-hire Redd set out to save us. Only by navigating through an enormous dungeon, avoiding sinister traps, and enduring time based puzzles, can the adventurers try and unlock the mystery of the Royal Amulet of Konira and defeat The Lost Temple.
 

The Summer Uprising 8 developer selections have been chosen!

The Summer Uprising 8 developer selections have been chosen!

On Sunday July 17th, the final votes for the 8 developer selections for the Indie Games Summer Uprising finally arrived, and with that we gladly announce those who will headline the promotion:

  • Speedrunner HD
  • Raventhorne  
  • Take Arms

  • Train Frontier Express      
  • Cute Things Dying Violently
  • Doom and Destiny               
  • Battle High: San Bruno
Community is requested!  From Monday, August 1stSunday August 14thfans will have the opportunity to choose two (2) titles that they would like to see as part of the promotion on any of the remaining candidates from the IGSU entries page. Voting will take place on the IGSU Facebook page. Winners will be announced during the #IGSU Twitter chat.

On Tuesday Aug 16th – 9PM EST, the community will have the ability to speak directly with the developers, organizers, and journalists in a roundtable style chat.  As mentioned before, the two winners from the fan vote will be announced at this time as well. 

Indie Games Uprising Summer Schedule: August 1st – August 15thCommunity voting for 2 additional titles they would most like to play Tues Aug 16th – 9PM EST: IGSU Developer Twitter chat, community winners announced August 22nd – September 2nd:  Promotion and release of 8 developer and 2 community voted titles.
 

Playtesting Links

For developers looking to vote or just try out the different games in the Summer Uprising, I’ve put together this nice listing of all the playtest links I have received so far on one easy to read page (far easier to find playtest links than browsing through our entire catalog). 

http://www.indiegames-uprising.com/Playtest.aspx 

If you are a developer with a game in the Uprising (either top 26 or not), email your link and I’ll get it included too.
 

IGSU Developer voting starts today

On Friday, July 15th, the list of Indie Games Summer Uprising candidates were narrowed down to 25, as determined by a panel of four judges. Voting begins today, Monday, July 11th, where all IGSU developers who have submitted titles are eligible for voting. The following characteristics will be used to determine a selection: Marketability, originality, gameplay, diversity, graphic fidelity.Developers will be e-mailed a form today to fill out their votes. 

The eight titles with the most votes by Sunday evening, July 17th, will be those which are highlighted in the summer promotion. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 18th on the front page of the IGSU page.
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