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Xbox Live Indie Games Winter Uprising Begins

Revolution is afoot on Xbox Live Indie Games as the community-orchestrated Indie Games Winter Uprising has kicked off, bringing the first of fourteen new indie games which it is hoped will promote the chan

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Revolution is afoot on Xbox Live Indie Games as the community-orchestrated Indie Games Winter Uprising has kicked off, bringing the first of fourteen new indie games which it is hoped will promote the channel as "a place to find great games."

A trailer released to celebrate the Uprising and showcase its games highlights the XBLIG stereotypes being railed against--clones, mediocrity and massage simulators. Keen eyes might notice that, curiously, several of the Winter Uprising games bear more than a passing similarity to existing games, with added twists. Let's call them pastiche.

Eyehook's dungeon crawler Epic Dungeon will strike the first blow for the Uprising, hitting today. It'll all begin in earnest tomorrow, with the remaining games released over the first week of December, priced between 80 and 400 Microsoft Points ($1-5).

From The Chatty

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    November 30, 2010 8:34 AM

    I, for one, welcome our new XBLIG overlords. This is a really smart idea to get people to jump to that tab and explore around.

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      November 30, 2010 8:55 AM

      I'm planning on picking up at least a couple of them, and I've never been able to browse the indie games marketplace successfully. It's too chaotic.

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        November 30, 2010 9:00 AM

        There's a few websites that try to hilight the best of XBLIG, but yeah, it's pretty much chaotic. It needs something like genres and the like for additional sorting features.

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          November 30, 2010 9:09 AM

          know any good review sites for indies? Quality concerns always keep me from trying them out

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            November 30, 2010 9:19 AM

            XBLIG trial versions

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            November 30, 2010 9:20 AM

            http://www.indiegames.com/blog/ is pretty much the most dedicated site to covering these. IGN and 1UP and others will sometimes have monthly XBLIG roundups of the top X games, but these aren't very regular from what I've seen. And of course certain titles get recognition if they get a PC version too (Beat Hazard, Flotilla, for example...)

            There probably is a hole there for a community site to help review and promote XBLIG games.

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            November 30, 2010 9:29 AM

            diygamer.com

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      November 30, 2010 9:05 AM

      Me too. It's just too bad that the community has to do all of the marketing since Microsoft doesn't seem to care about them at all.

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      November 30, 2010 9:08 AM

      yeah the majority of these games are terrible but the ones they showed off it looks like there could be some gems here

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        November 30, 2010 9:24 AM

        That's because the majority of games in the Indie channel are god-awful 'massage simulators' and 'Try Not To Fart' sequels.

        'Epic Dungeon' and 'Cthulhu Saves the World' both look great.

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          November 30, 2010 4:50 PM

          agreed.

          Excited for the old-school RPGs, and ZP2KX seems like it may scratch a bit of a COD level-up thing...

          im a sucker for leveling.