Sep 10, 2012

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Xbox LIVE Indie Games Uprising III Launches Today

Xbox LIVE Indie Games Uprising III Launches Today

The third annual Xbox LIVE Indie Games Uprising has finally kicked off starting with the Snake-like title qrth-phyl. Nine games are featured in this year’s lineup and will be released each weekday until next Thursday. Aside from the XBLIG community banding together to highlight what they feel represents them the best, the entire collection can be purchased for only $11. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any exposure from Microsoft regarding the Summer Uprising. Luckily we’ve got you covered with all the information you’ll need though so be sure to check these games out, rate them, and download them to help support some hard-working indie devs.


Release Date: September 10, 2012

Arcade documentary of maze/dot/snake mechanic within changing dimensions, axis locks and the corruption of the system. Collect, grow, avoid your past, find new space, wake up…





Release Date: September 11, 2012

You are a special creature, and you have a purpose; but are you capable of holding on to it? Sententia is an “art game” that explores the challenges we face to keep our imagination alive as we grow. Start your journey through life’s forest as a young creature and build your way through it by solving puzzles, interacting with your fellow creatures, and defending your ideas with your own Sententia.



Diehard Dungeon

Release Date: September 12, 2012

“Welcome to the dungeon. Those (un)lucky few that are chosen, face great riches and great perils. Good luck!” A randomly generated dungeon is created every time you play. Discover the dungeons many secrets and multiple outcomes. Do you have what it takes to survive the dungeon?




Release Date: September 13, 2012

Gateways is a 2D puzzle platform game. Alongside the traditional platform elements such as jumping on enemies heads, spikes and moving platforms are the gateway guns. The gateway guns allow you to place two gateways on the walls, floors and ceilings of the lab so that when you pass through one you emerge out of the other. As progress is made through the game different types of gateway gun are introduced with different effects


Smooth Operators

Release Date: September 14, 2012

Create and build your own Call Center in Smooth Operators. Develop client relationships while balancing your financials and workload. Plan an efficient operation through micro management of your workforce. Can you create a successful Call Center?




Release Date: September 17, 2012

Awakened from a deep sleep, you discover yourself in the enigmatic world of Entropy. Follow the tempting little apparition that woke you from slumber, and solve mind-boggling puzzles along the way. Master over 25 challenging levels and exploit interactions between lava, acid, electricity and many other physical phenomenons to find your way through the world.



City Tuesday

Release Date: September 18, 2012

In City Tuesday you play a man who is stuck reliving the same five minutes before a terrorist attack. You must learn from the city’s residents and the environment where the bombs are stashed and diffuse them before time is up.




Release Date: September 19, 2012

XenoMiner is the latest addition to the growing voxel-based sandbox genre. The adventure begins as you wake up after having crash-landed on Xenos, the largest moon orbiting a gas giant. With only a little oxygen in your spacesuit and a bit of salvage from the remains of your ship, you must find a way to survive alone in the harsh lunar environment. XenoMiner brings several new concepts to the genre, such as futuristic technology, anti-gravity pads and gravity-bending boots, solar-powered drilling equipment with matter-to-energy storage, and programmable bots of alien origin.



Release Date: September 20, 2012

In this first person puzzle/shooter you need to manipulate the environment to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’. Through 25 different levels, use different particles, taking different paths and be quick with a controller to perfect your skills to move on to the next level! Speed and ingenuity are key to mastering this game!



As stated above, you can download the entire lineup for only 960 pts ($11). If you’ve yet to see the trailer showcasing these games in action, watch it here. For more information on these indie games, be sure to check out the Summer Uprising site here and support these developers by downloading and rating their fun-looking titles. Like last year, Vivid Gamer will do their best to review as many games in the Uprising lineup so stay tuned for our opinions.

[Source: Indie Games Uprising]