Published on August 29th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Obscure Indie RPG Guarding Released on XBLIG

Platform: Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG)
Developer: cupholder
Price: 80 MSP ($1)
XBLIG Link: Guarding
Follow a group of young warriors as they begin their perilous journey. Choose your party and fend off monsters with a variety of magic and skills!”
–Official Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace description

If you’re an RPG fan like me, you may look forward to role-playing titles released on the Xbox Indies marketplace.

Often times players can find pretty impressive quality titles for a buck or three, giving hours worth of entertainment for a small asking price.

Many times, however, these Indie titles are obscure and it’s quite hard to track down the developers. Since the XBLIG Marketplace is built by the XNA Community, journalists often have to have access to the XNA community itself to get ahold of the devs.

This makes the titles and the developers a bit obscure, as many XBLIG developers have websites and social media networks, taking an active interest in the gaming community itself…but not all developers have that sort of time.

Guarding is one of those more obscure Xbox Indie RPG’s, and it’s almost impossible to find any details of the game anywhere on the net because it’s quite new. There’s only a single video I could find–and it’s not a trailer of the game itself–that shows off the trial version of the game.

Check below for a few screenshots and the included video from Rickettz Studios’ 10 Minutes to Win It” Xbox Indie Games series on YouTube.

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6 Responses to Obscure Indie RPG Guarding Released on XBLIG

  1. Jfw2803 says:

    the game lasted thirty mins…you complete your mission and then it tells you end of part 1… what a rip off!!!

  2. blade says:

    you guys know it’s only one buck right?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Too bad the game was pretty poor. You could see some effort in the villages and with the music, but the amount of bugs I found in the minutes of game that were available were ridiculous. Also, if a game is going to be made up of parts or chapters, they need to say that in the title, not just end the game when you least expect it.

    Maybe that’s why they broke the clock in the game, so you thought maybe 5hrs had flown by, instead of 15 minutes.

  4. rpg god odin says:

    Its bull they better make a sequel or ill make a complaint

  5. Xia says:

    This game made me so sad. I was really liking it and loving it for what it was- a game that only costed a dollar and actually had a good storyline and characters. In less than ten minutes however, as the story was starting to take off- BOOP!- end of part 1. It was very disappointing. The game itself wasn’t half bad- so if you don’t mind and abrupt end to what could have been a great story, I would recommend it.

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