Published on July 19th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor
Indie Games Summer Uprising Top 8 Dev Picks Announced
The top eight developer selections have recently been announced for the Indie Games Summer Uprising event, leaving two selections for the community to nominate and vote upon. This community-driven experience has largely been attributed to active members in the Xbox Indies and XNA community, including developers, gamers, game journalists, and even aspiring and new devs looking to learn the ropes.
Check below for a description for each game on the Top 8 IGSU list:
T.E.C. 3001 “T.E.C. (Tesla Energy Collector) 3001 is 3D action single player game. You are guiding a robot through a virtual space to collect leftovers of energy for human kind. There are 20 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.”
SpeedRunner HD “Use your grappling hook, walljumping, doublejumping and other acrobatic abilities to speedrun as quickly as possible across action-packed platforming levels.“
RavenThorne “Milkstone Studios proudly presents an epic 2D adventure of glory and vengeance!”
Take Arms “Take Arms is a 2d multiplayer class-based shooter in development for Xbox Live Indie Games. Set in the near future, the world’s two remaining super powers are at war, and both sides are nearly decimated. With their cities charred and ruined, each side is down to the last of their soldiers. The best of the best. The only ones able to survive. Join the fight in the final battles of this last great war!”
Train Frontier Express “Train Frontier Express is a stylized what-you-see-is-what-you-get landscape building and train driving game, based off model railroading. Build a world, then drive your train and enjoy the view.”
Cute Things Die Violently “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.”
Doom & Destiny “Doom & Destiny is a conventional Japanese stye RPG with an unconventional mood. Strange events bring four friends in a fantasy world made of cliche, strange people and a lot of humor. Help them in the battle against the evil villain and to find their way home.”
Battle High: San Bruno “A 2D fighting game that, though it was previously released, is coming out with a new build that hopefully fans and newcomers will enjoy alike. The game features retro-style 2D gameplay, 8 characters, and interesting mini-games as well as an original, lightly delivered story.”
For more information on the Indie Games Summer Uprising event and the games that appeared above, please visit the official IGSU website.
IGSU Top 8 Trailer courtesy of Vintage Video Games TV.