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onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 03:40 PM 03-23-2014
Thought it'd be good to separate out the topic from the main Xbox thread.

Here's the first batch of games announced. Really excited about FRU and Strike Suit Zero.

  • “FRU” by Through Games – “Fru” is a Kinect-based puzzle platformer in which the player utilizes both a joystick and their body to control the game. In fact, in “Fru,” the player's silhouette is used to reveal what lies beneath the world at first glance. “Fru's” gameplay changes according to the player's shape, pose and movement.
  • “1001 Spikes” by Nicalis – This hardcore side-scroller features precise controls and a degree of difficulty that means starting with 1001 lives is not at all a guarantee you can make it through the game! Every level is custom designed to be beaten… barely. The game also includes co-op and cutthroat multiplayer modes.
  • “Calibre 10 Racing Series” by Bongfish GmbH – “Calibre 10 Racing Series” is a spiritual successor to “Harms Way.” The game is entirely multiplayer in a new experience that combines action-packed racing with fast-paced first person shooting.
  • “CastleStorm” by Zen Studios – It’s Knights vs. Vikings in “CastleStorm,” a super genre mash-up of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! “CastleStorm” features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more.
  • “Chariot” by Frima – “Chariot” is a humorous physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient mines, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.
  • “Chuck’s Challenge 3D” by Niffler – From the design veteran behind the classic game “Chip's Challenge,” comes “Chuck’s Challenge 3D,” a fiendishly addictive puzzler that’s packed with features that will tease the brain and challenge the fingers.
  • “Contrast” by Compulsion Games – “Contrast” is a 2D/3D adventure game, set in a surreal, 1920s, film noir dreamscape. You must help Didi explore the mysteries surrounding her family, by using your ability to shift at will between the 3D world and your 2D shadow.
  • “Divekick Addition Edition +” by Iron Galaxy Studios – “Divekick” is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game! Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos and finger-contorting button presses.
  • “Forced” by BetaDwarf ApS – One- to four-player co-op arcade adventure with puzzles and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight as a gladiator and eventually win your freedom.
  • “Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition” by DrinkBox Studios – “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is an action-packed, 2D brawler/platformer that alternates between the worlds of the living and the dead.
  • “Gunscape” by Blowfish Studios – At its heart, “Gunscape” is an FPS construction kit: A game with solid action gameplay, a welcoming approach to map building and a huge toolbox of iconic weapons, monsters and level elements that can be extensively combined to create new and exciting gameplay experiences.
  • “Habitat” by 4gency – “Habitat” is a space-themed strategy game set in Earth's orbit, where you lead a team of engineers to save humanity by building a space station out of an orbiting wasteland of space junk.
  • “Hyper Light Drifter” by Heart Machine – “Hyper Light Drifter” is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best eight-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
  • “It Draws a Red Box” by Other Ocean – “It Draws a Red Box” is a chaotic eight-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by “Bomberman” and “Smash Bros.” as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit.
  • “Nutjitsu” by NinjaBee – “Nutjitsu” is a top-down, arcade-style game for Xbox One. Players take control of the ninja squirrel on his quest to reclaim his clan’s honor. Featuring two game modes, five power ups, 25 ranks, three distinct enemies and 15 levels, this HTML5 based title is coming to your dojo in early spring.
  • “Pinball Arcade” by FarSight Studios – “Pinball Arcade” features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball® and Gottlieb® together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
  • “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” by Toxic Games – “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” is a first-person game that faces the player with a series of brain-teasing puzzles. The player uses high tech gloves to manipulate different types of cube in the environment – unravelling conundrums ranging from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.
  • “Riptide GP2” by Vector Unit – Featuring dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, “Riptide GP2” sets the gold standard in modern water racing games. Take control of rocket powered hydro jets to race through futuristic cityscapes, hurl yourself off sky-high jumps and bust out dozens of death defying stunts.
  • “Roundabout” by No Goblin – “Roundabout” is an open world driving puzzle game where you control a constantly rotating limousine! Pick up passengers, find secret collectibles, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love while reliving the 1977 rise to fame story of Georgio Manos.
  • “Sixty Second Shooter Prime” by Happion Laboratories – “Sixty Second Shooter Prime” is a twin stick shooter with a sixty-second time limit. This new Prime version brings a graphics upgrade, a new soundtrack, infinity mode and social leaderboards.
  • “Spectra: 8bit Racing” by Gateway Interactive – From new studio Gateway Interactive and Chipzel (the amazing chip-tune artist behind the “Super Hexagon” music) comes “Spectra,” a fast paced retro style racing game destined to get your heart pumping and test your skill like no other!
  • “Strike Suit Zero” by Born Ready Games – “Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut” is a space combat game that throws players into huge, intense space battles where the very fate of Earth rests on your dogfighting skills.
  • “Super Time Force” by Capybara – “Super Time Force” is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! Take control of up to 16 unique characters, and battle across six different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.
  • “The Last Tinker” by Mimimi Productions – In a world where creativity has given way to conflict, a young street kid living in the slums of Colortown seeks to restore the spark of imagination to his hometown. A charming blend of modern platforming and multicolored style, “The Last Tinker” is a one-of-a-kind adventure.
  • “Wulverblade” by Darkwind Media – “Wulverblade” is a side-scrolling brawler created in the spirit of the arcade greats. It's 120AD and the Roman army has seized control of Britannia. Their goal: march north and conquer the island with brutal and bloody efficiency. The 5,000 strong 9th Legion are preparing for war, but little do they know what lies in wait for them.

Xbox has a cool summary video with some of the upcoming indie games for the Xbox One.

Really excited about the Kinect game as well as Strike Force Zero.

spid's Avatar spid 05:50 AM 03-24-2014
Giantbomb spotlight of the of the ID@Xbox showcase event

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Unreal Engine 4 will be free for any ID@Xbox participant.

The free part is detailed here.
spid's Avatar spid 04:27 AM 06-10-2014
MIcrosoft put out a a list of some of the games coming out using this program.
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totalownership's Avatar totalownership 01:16 PM 06-12-2014
What's with the plethora of "I love you" games?
Artman22's Avatar Artman22 12:26 AM 06-13-2014
Originally Posted by totalownership View Post
What's with the plethora of "I love you" games?
They have to accommodate everyone. It's not all about COD...
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Devleoper Ninja Bee talks about their experience with ID@Xbox
spid's Avatar spid 01:05 AM 07-12-2014
There Comes An Echo gameplay trailer.

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spid's Avatar spid 05:40 AM 07-30-2014
The developer of 60 Second Shooter breaks down the bottom line costs of bringing a game to the Xbox One.
spid's Avatar spid 03:39 AM 08-13-2014
Gamescon Trailers


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Space Engineers

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Ghost A Tale

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totalownership's Avatar totalownership 10:23 AM 08-13-2014
Don't ask me why but Ghost of a Tale actually looks like something fun to play. Not gonna lie but I actually laughed when the mouse did the quick about face and hauled ass when that crab came through. lol
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 11:21 PM 09-02-2014
can anyone explain how to play Super Time Force??? I have no clue how to use the timeout feature. I feel like I'm button mashing B and randomly picking. So how are you supposed to have mulitple characters going at the same time?
spid's Avatar spid 03:21 AM 09-03-2014
A couple of games highlighted during the open house event at Microsoft during Pax Prime.

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spid's Avatar spid 03:44 AM 09-04-2014
Interview with the developer of Wolfie: the Red Hood Diares
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 01:54 PM 11-23-2014
Some bonuses if you preorder Geometry Wars 3...

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Release date: 11.26.14 – XBOX ONE and XBOX 360

Geometry Wars³: Dimensions is an exciting new evolution of the iconic, fast-paced and frenetic Geometry Wars™ gameplay fans love, and will introduce full 3D action and competitive online multiplayer for the first time in the franchise.

In addition to a full single-player campaign with 50 unique challenges and over 10 battle modes – five of which are completely brand new to the series – Geometry Wars³: Dimensions also features a revamped cooperative multiplayer mode, plus dynamic and persistent progression, offering players a consistently new experience each time they play.

Pre-orders placed on Xbox One consoles will earn the torus-shaped Blood Count and the cupe-shaped Titan Box, the latter of which is exclusive to Xbox. In place of pre-orders on the Xbox 360, the extra stages will be given to anyone that purchases the game before 11:59 PST on December 2.
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 09:26 PM 11-25-2014
Pinball Arcade is finally out!!! I got burned with the 360 version. Not sure I want to drop money on the One version without some feedback and assurance that they have their act together now...

onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 06:55 PM 11-26-2014
I see a couple of you are playing Pure Pool? Any comments on the game? how is the online multiplayer?
spid's Avatar spid 04:07 AM 01-14-2015
#IDRAB receives a review from IGN. This will be Feb free Games with Gold game.
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 01:29 PM 01-16-2015
Independent developer Other Ocean Interactive’s ID@Xbox sports platformer #IDARB (It Draws A Red Box) will be one of the February Games with Gold games.

One of the cool features is players can create custom characters in-game or on #IDARB’s website which generate QR codes to share with friends that can be printed out and scanned with Kinect 2 in order to import them into #IDARB.

Here's the company spoofing the Star Wars trailer:

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spid's Avatar spid 06:59 AM 01-30-2015
New trailer for The Escapists

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onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 06:40 PM 01-30-2015
Originally Posted by spid View Post
so shiny!

some of the new trailers are so confusing. I guess this is a puzzle game?
spid's Avatar spid 03:56 AM 02-06-2015
New Trailer for White Night

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spid's Avatar spid 04:56 AM 02-28-2015
Pneuma: Breath of Life is out now.
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