Indie Games Spotlight for December 9th, 2012

By mancide, 4 years ago
Welcome to the year-end wrap for the year 2012! Similar to last year, Ergo Me Smart and myself will be bringing you our top three Xbox LIVE Indie Games over the next few weeks. Today we have our #2 titles for your reading pleasure. As always, our guest columnist Ergo Me Smart will go first.

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Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is a fast-paced 2D action game with a random story! You control a group of three migrating west on a wagon trail. The game consists of short scenes that are sequenced together in a semi-random way to tell a crazy adventure story. Face buffalo, wolves, bandits, bears, giant spiders, aliens, and much more!

RELEASE DATE: 7/6/2012
DEVELOPER: sparsevector
GENRE: Action & Adventure

FEATURES
Offline players 1
Dolby Digital
Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is exactly what it says on the box. The aim of this sometimes surreal, always brutal shooter is to take your threesome of adventurers (whom you can name whatever you like. Personally I advise the names of three people you dislike) and your trusty wagon across the American plains and to the land in the West. Think The Oregon Trail with much more shooting.

The key to Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is its somewhat random nature, with every game varying from the last and often leading to a hilarious series of events. Sometimes you might chose to jump over a river and end up in space shooting asteroids. Another time two of your crew might strike up a 'close' relationship, restoring their health in the process. Whatever happens, even when your whole crew meets its eventually, painful demise to flaming wolves or zombies, you'll want to round up another crew, saddle up and ride again.

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Penny Arcade and Zeboyd Games present: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3! An RPG in the classic style! The Startling Developments Detective Agency springs into action as “On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3” begins, set in motion by a call from a mysterious source! Interrupt enemy attacks! Gain power with a unique multi-class job system! No experience with Rain-Slick 1 & 2 necessary!

RELEASE DATE: 6/29/2012
DEVELOPER: Zeboyd Games
GENRE: Role Playing

FEATURES
Offline players 1
Dolby Digital
Rainslick 3 melds nostalgic 16-bit era graphics, with a modern game design to bring you the best entry in this series. Complete with the long-winded humor you expect from Tycho and Gabe, this game expands on the lore set in the first two titles.

Cthulu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games has brought us a game reminiscent of RPGs from the Super Nintendo era, melded with the razor sharp wit of Penny Arcade. A thoroughly revamped combat system makes this entry play distinctly different from the two previous titles in the series. Fans of the comics will not be disappointed. Fans of classic RPGs will not be disgruntled. Fans who lie in the overlapping cross-section of the Venn diagram for these two traits will not be able to contain themselves.

The streamlined combat system keeps the pace fast and, most importantly, fun. The updated take on classic class types makes this a truly a modern game. If it seems like I'm throwing a lot of praise at this game, it's because quite simply this is one of the best indie titles to come to the Xbox Live Indie Games platform.

If you have an Xbox Live Indie Game that you feel should be featured in an edition of the Indie Games Spotlight, please PM your suggestions to mancide.
mancide
Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.