ID@Xbox Goes to E3 2016

By Rebecca Smith, 6 months ago
As we now expect with all gaming conventions that Microsoft attends, ID@Xbox makes an appearance. Admittedly, it has been a rather muted appearance for the indie publishing scheme so far this year, but this still means that we have a few titles to show you.

In the following trailer, which took pride of place in Microsoft's E3 2016 presentation, we see a few familiar titles: Cuphead, Outlast 2, Deliver Us The Moon, Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun, The Culling, Beacon, Stardew Valley, Below, Raiders of the Broken Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Yooka-Laylee, and Everspace.


Of course, this means that there is a handful of new titles that we have yet to introduce. Here they are:

FAR

This single-player story sees a mysterious protagonist travel across a seemingly endless dried-up sea, with only his/her roadtrain for company. The world doesn't look very inviting with cloud filled skies and the remains of a lively civilization dotted around. There is no life left to discover, but this doesn't mean that there aren't places left to explore and history to fathom out. The reason for this journey remains to be seen, but during your travels you must fuel, maintain and upgrade your roadtrain if you are to survive.


Figment

Little is known about the latest title from Bedtime Digital Games, the company behind Back to Bed. The game is described as "a surreal and isometric adventure game" where players must explore the depths of the subconscious mind, protecting it from fears and nightmares.


Flinthook

Flinthook is the galaxy's smallest pirate. But he's also the toughest in a world that is filled with scoundrels and miscreants. Everyone is looking for treasure and a quick fortune, but the future of the galaxy is in peril when a malevolent treasure hunter plans to unleash an ancient evil. With the power to slow time and blat enemies away with his blasma pistol, Flinthook must save the day.


For The King

When the King is murdered, the kingdom of Fahrul descends into chaos. The Queen is desperate and she appeals to the citizens of Fahrul to rise up and fight the tide of impending doom. Your makeshift party must face perilous badlands, poisonous swamps, high seas and shifting mystical forests to bring back peace and thwart the dark underworld. This turn-based RPG can be played either on your own or online with friends.


Hand of Fate 2

The sequel to Hand of Fate brings the Dealer back to the table and restarts the Game of Life and Death. Not only are lives at stake, there's the fate of the empires too. Hand of Fate 2 brings a range of improvements and new mechanics, including new challenges, new opponents and companions who will fight at your side.


Slime Rancher

Beatrix LeBeau is a young rancher who travels to the Far, Far Range in search of a life a thousand light years away from Earth. If she is to make a fair living for herself, she needs to learn to wrangle slimes and the only way to do this is to use her trusty vacpack to round up the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes that are hiding everywhere. If she wants to earn big money, she'll need to create new slime types, but death awaits if those experiments go too far.


As usual, we'll be sure to bring you any more information on the above titles as soon as we get it!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.