It's not looking to be a particularly stellar indie game week although there are a few glimmers of creativity. There's even a drinking game.
This week's best bets look to be 3D puzzler Blockt, pedestrian zapping Head Shot God, super retro platformer Ninjah, action-adventure dungeon crawler Redd: The Lost Temple, lava dodger Apex, 3D Avatar-ish puzzle game Hacotoma and a relaxation platformer called Happy.
Below is a list of games released between September 3 and 9, 2011 (plus a couple late releases from September 2). Descriptions are from the Microsoft site (so don't blame us) and the prices are all in Microsoft Points (MP). The conversion rate is currently $1.25 for 100 MP (or $10 for 800 MP) and points can be purchased either through Xbox Live, the Xbox web site or gift cards at various retail locations. Late additions will be added (so check back).
A screen shot of Moe Mekuro 2 by Kohei.
Moe Mekuri 2 萌めくり2
(240 MP, 09/02/2011, Kohei)
A new Moe Mekuri is here! Just like the previous one, the game is simple as turning all the panels to face up. Can you complete all the stages and add the cute girls' pictures to the gallery? The higher the difficulty level, the less clothing the girl in the picture have! It's a Moe-moe puzzle game that perfectly reflects the developer's appetite!
(240 MP, 09/02/2011, Moltensoft)
Collect all the blocks, and navigate to the goal. But be careful how you connect them -- some shapes don't roll around very well! Featuring innovative game mechanics with 3 block types, gorgeous space nebula environments, and 75 mind-bending, fully 3D puzzles to solve.
Head Shot God
(80 MP, 09/02/2011, Silver Dollar Games)
It's God's plan.
(80 MP, 09/04/2011, Big Stupid Face)
Ninjah is a fast paced puzzle platformer. Get from A to B as quickly as possible with the help of your ninja rope and ninja jetpack. However, there is a snag. You may only come in to contact with blocks the same colour as Ninjah, else it's POP and you have to start again. To help combat this, you can change colour by bumping in to the corresponding checkered blocks. Good luck!
(80 MP, 09/05/2011, Boosted Games)
Use your elemental staff to smash the incoming hordes of undead, orcs, goblins, troll and more. Twin stick mayhem with fire, water and air spells and the fantastic spiralling lavaball.
A screen shot of Redd: The Lost Temple by Blazing Forge Games.
Redd: The Lost Temple
(240 MP, 09/05/2011, Blazing Forge Games)
The world is in danger from an unknown phenomenon and only the archeologist Allie and the explorer-for-hire Redd can save us. To keep Redd alive you’ll need to outmaneuver danger, discover new abilities, and of course… blow things up! Navigate through huge dungeons avoiding sinister traps, time based puzzles, and massive stone creatures to try and unlock the mystery of the Royal Amulet of Konira.
(80 MP, 09/06/2011, Phoebit)
Do you have spatial awareness and fast reactions? Plan forward and help your monkey to pass dangerous obstacles. Collect useful bonus items, jump and run and find the way through different landscapes. But be aware of evil monsters chasing you. Receive awards and work on your highscore list.
(80 MP, 09/07/2011, Hydra Games Studios)
Awoken from a thoroughly traumatic event, you are a young mage who has endeared themselves to the Saeron, the greatest alchemist in the land! Luckily she seems to like you, so she takes you in and teaches you the art of alchemy. Through training and hard work, you learn the skills of an alchemist, mixing potions and filling the orders of the kingdom, while making money like any good shopkeeper.
(80 MP, 09/07/2011, Dwarf Biter)
Everybody's favorite drinking card game is now available on your Xbox! No more digging through the junk drawer for lost cards or scouring the internet for the card rules. Just grab some friends and some drinks and pass that controller around! Get ready to laugh, drink, and even take off some clothes with King's Cup. Please remember to drink responsibly.
A screen shot of Apex by Riddlersoft.
(80 MP, 09/07/2011, Riddlersoft)
Are you quick enough to stay ahead of the sizzling hot lava? Can you stay calm under the pressure as you race against the lava to get as high as you can? Explore a huge level with secret power ups and alternative paths as you try to get higher than anyone else.
Play As You Go
(80 MP, 09/07/2011, Scrubby Fresh Studio's L.L.C.)
This is a mini arcade setup. It has three games Beyond Space is a space shooter. Color Mimic is a memory game. H1N1 a.k.a. Swine Flu is a brick breaker.
(240 MP, 09/08/2011, YO1KOMORI)
A true puzzle game without an action element. "Features" A mysterious virtual world where you can stand on any box or ball surface. Beautiful graphics with balls that reflect, refract and concentrate light amid colorful boxes. An entirely new experience! Thinking three-dimensionally makes this a simple but profound game.
(80 MP, 09/08/0211, SOLLOMAN)
This game is perfect for all ages; left, right and jump is all that’s needed. The beautiful soundtrack, smooth gameplay and visuals of the environments bring this game to life, making the game very enjoyable and relaxing to play.
~ ~ ~
SITE: Xbox Live Indie Games
READ: New Xbox Live Indie Games Weekly Update @ indiePub