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By Alice O'Connor   //   May 21, 2013 9:00 AM

Penny Arcade's Rain Slick 4 slides out June 7

Retro RPG wonder Zeboyd Games, of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII fame, has pinned down a release date for its next game. Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 will launch on June 7, the developer announced yesterday, on PC and Xbox Live Indie Games at $5.
By Alice O'Connor   //   March 21, 2013 7:30 AM

Penny Arcade Rain-Slick 4 debut trailer slips out

With PAX East kicking off tomorrow, half of this week's news has revolved around the expo organised by Penny Arcade, the games you can see there and the games you can play. Most fitting of all is the debut trailer, however, is the release of the debut trailer for Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, the retro RPG created by the webcomic gang and made by Cthulhu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 25, 2013 2:00 PM

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 revealed

Retro RPG specialist Zeboyd Games has revealed the final chapter of its webcomic spin-off, Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4. The fourth in the series, which the indie team took over from Hothead, will boast treats including a more open world and more Zeboyd influence upon the story.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the most-played Live game, while, you've guessed it, Minecraft topped XBLA.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 10, 2012 12:00 PM

Xbox Live Indie Games Uprising 3 kicks off

A plucky gang of spunky indie developers has once again banded together to raise the profile of Xbox Live Indie Games with the Indie Games Uprising III. The community-run promotion has lined up ten more fine XBLIG games, which will be released daily from today, hoping to draw attention and dollars to that sadly neglected corner of the Xbox 360 dashboard.
By Steve Watts   //   August 8, 2012 1:00 PM

Indie Uprising 3 kicks off in September

The third Xbox Live Indie Uprising is starting up in September, promising nine new indie games across a wide variety of genres and styles.
By Alice O'Connor   //   May 22, 2012 9:30 AM

Xbox Live Indie Games price changes a-go-go

Slowly, bit by bit, Microsoft is whipping the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace into reasonable shape. Its latest change is to allow developers, from Wednesday, to change the prices of their games every seven days--a huge improvement over the previous 90.
By Jeff Mattas   //   February 26, 2012 12:00 PM

Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Cell HD: emergence

This week, I discuss Cell HD: emergence, indie developer New Life Interactive's voxel-based shooter that shrinks players down for some microscopic, cellular warfare.
By Jeff Mattas   //   February 1, 2012 2:00 PM

Cell: emergence gets a February 9th release

Cell: emergence, the voxel-based action game about cellular automata with a storyline by Deus Ex writer Sheldon Pacotti, has received a February 9 release date.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 30, 2012 3:30 PM

Dark Reign remake invades Xbox Live Indie Games

Xbox Live Indie Games is an unlikely place to find a vintage PC RTS, but that's just where Dark Reign Redux launched last week. Even more curiously, it's a fan remake released with approval from the original's publisher, Activision.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 22, 2011 8:30 AM

'Game Type' for XBLIG lampoons Xbox 360 dashboard

Serious Sam Double D developer Mommy's Best Games has released 'Game Type' on Xbox Live Indie Games to lampoon Microsoft burying XBLIG in the new Xbox 360 dashboard. The shooter packs an in-game dashboard crammed with adverts for humus and cat talk shows.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 17, 2011 4:00 PM

IndieCade 2011: PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew

We get our hands on the mic-controlled XBLIG co-op side-scroller PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew at IndieCade 2011, and chat with developer Incredible Ape.
By Jeff Mattas   //   September 11, 2011 1:00 PM

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: September 5-10

This week's indie picks brings some news about time-travelling RTS, Achron, an interview with the developer behind Catapult for Hire, and a SpeedRunner HD review.
By Jeff Mattas   //   September 3, 2011 3:00 PM

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: August 29 - Sept. 2

This week's indie picks include 2011 Dream.Build.Play winner Blocks That Matter and interviews with developers Honeyslug (Frobisher Says) and ACE Team (Rock of Ages).
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 22, 2011 11:15 AM

Xbox Live Indie Games Summer Uprising starts

Those raucous indie games are kicking up a fuss today with the launch of the community-run Summer Uprising on Xbox Live Indie Games, which will see ten games released under the banner over the next two weeks.
By Jeff Mattas   //   August 20, 2011 12:00 PM

Indie Jeff's Weekly Picks: August 15-19

In this week's picks include the photo-based adventure game TRAUMA, interviews with Octodad 2 developers Young Horses, Cold Beam Games, and more.