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DigitalDNA Games is popping corks right now, having surpassed the one million download mark for its Xbox Live Indie Games offering, CastleMiner Z. The self-described "voxel/sandbox zombie survival game" became the first XBLIG game to sell one million copies, DigitalDNA Games says, in little over 10...

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The third Indie Games Uprising begins today, running through September 20 on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. The Uprising offers a promotion blast for nine new XBLIG games, beginning with "arcade documentary" qrth-phyl from Cornish developer Hermitgames, which is out today. The third lineup also...

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The Indie Games Summer Uprising is almost upon us: the coordinated rollout and promotion of high-profile (for XBLIG) games will begin on September 10 with the "arcade/documentary" Snake game, qrth-phyl. Find the full schedule for the two-week promotion after the break. The Uprising has a much lower...

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As of August 15, Xbox Live Indie Game CastleMiner Z, which is priced at 80 MS Points ($1), has exceeded sales of 900,000 – making it the most successful XBLIG to date, developer DigitalDNA Games claims. "Based on the positions in the daily best selling lists it may very well be the best selli...

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The Indie Games Summer Uprising promotes the ten hottest (Get it?) games in Xbox Live's Indie Games collection – eight of those titles are chosen by developers and the XBLIG team, but two of them are up for a fan vote. This year, community voting will be possible via a link on the Indie Games...

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The release window for Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice 3 has been tricky to nail down. First, it was due on July 10 on PC and Xbox Live Indie Games, and then PA boldly moved the date forward to June 25, with mobile versions to follow. Now, due to the late discovery of a bug (the game cra...

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Xbox Live Indie Game FortressCraft – better known as "that game that looks an awful lot like Minecraft" – has sold 750,000 units. Word of the achievement comes from developer Adam Sawkins' Twitter. As Eurogamer points out, the game has taken heat for being a Minecraft clone. "You can sp...

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The Xbox Live Indie Games Companion app we first reported earlier this month is now available on Windows Phone. The app allows for easy browsing of Xbox Live Indie Games, including information, screens and links for each game. The app will even point users to Xbox Live Marketplace, where XBLIG dem...

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The Indie Games section of Xbox Live has been a point of contention for indie developers since its launch, in part because the app was hard to find and confusing to navigate. Microsoft has since made improvements -- with the most recent dashboard update, even -- but a group of indie devs and indust...

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Now that the new Xbox 360 Dashboard is out there, many are finding the new features don't extend to Indie Games. Sure, Indies haven't supported Achievements for a while, and there's always been a price ceiling, but it looks like Beacons don't work with them, cloud storage isn't supported, and n...

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Michigan-based developer Stardock may be better known for strategy titles like Galactic Civilization and Sins of a Solar Empire – not to mention its one-time ownership of PC gaming service Impulse – but what would you say if we told you Stardock made "a festive retro co-op adventure...

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I'm not entirely sure why developer MagicalTimeBean singled me out by name in an email to Joystiq introducing its new game Escape Goat, about a goat and his mouse friend working to escape from a labyrinth of ever-shifting rooms. I'd like to think it's because I have a reputation for enjoying re...

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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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Crowded as it is with farting massage simulators, it can be hard to find worthwhile titles on Xbox Live Indie Games. That's why we sift through all that rough to unearth a few gems. That way, you get the skinny on quality games and we get to indulge our secret passion for fart machines. This week, w...

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