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Arcadecraft, the 80s arcade management sim from Firebase Industries, is available now on Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 MS Points ($3). In Arcadecraft, players must dig themselves out of debt with the latest craze in entrepreneurship, starting an arcade. As owner and manager, players purchase arcade...

February 3rd 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If you're going to play something on Xbox Live Indie Games that doesn't involve mining, it might as well be an organic, massively reactive, cellular strategy game from the principal writer of the original Deus Ex, Sheldon Pacotti. Cell: emergence takes place in the body of a sick child, where playe...

January 29th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 is now raining down on iOS, Android, and Mac. All versions include the free Lair of the Seamstress DLC which trickled concurrently onto Steam and Xbox Live Indie Games, as well as the Fanfiction Pack dropped earlier this year. The Android and...

October 26th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Guillaume Bouche...

October 23rd 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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There are so many games out there we couldn't possibly review them all. Welcome to Snapshot, where we highlight games that might fall outside our usual coverage but are still something we think you should know about. Today: Gateways for PC. Yes, Gateways is a retro 2D platformer from an independen...

October 5th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Gateways, Smudged Cat Games' entry into the Indie Games Summer Uprising, is on sale for 80 Microsoft Points ($1) on XBLIG, for a limited time. Smudged Cat is the developer behind The Adventures of Shuggy, and Gateways is a game we're thoroughly enjoying on Steam, where it is $5.Gateways normally ru...

October 2nd 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

September 17th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

September 10th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

September 5th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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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 sellin...

August 18th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments