ID@Xbox Attends GDC 18 With 45 Titles: Part 2

By Rebecca Smith, 9 months ago
Edit: Two more titles have been added to the list of known games, taking the grand total to 47 titles.

Following on from Part 1, the second part of the ID@Xbox GDC roundup looks at the remaining ten titles that are new to our site. Here are those ten titles:

Once Upon a Coma

The creator of Pinstripe is back with his latest title. When Pete wakes up from a coma, he finds his sister has mysteriously disappeared. There are also screams coming from the middle of Black Wood and adults whose behaviour is becoming increasingly violent. Will Pete discover the secrets of his past? The game's story has roots in events that once took place in the developer's own childhood home. You'll be able to investigate the past yourself when the game comes to Xbox One with Xbox One X enhancements.


One Finger Death Punch 2

The demise of Xbox Live Indie Games removed all of developer Silver Dollar Games' titles from the marketplace on the Xbox family of consoles. They aim to remedy this on Xbox One with the follow up to hit fighter One Finger Death Punch. The game's stickmen and two-button gameplay return, promising lightning fast but manageable battles. The sequel will feature new level types (including blind levels), new skills and new game modes. You'll be waiting a little while for this one, though, as it isn't due to be released on Xbox One until spring 2019.


Pinbrawl

Northern Heart's upcoming title is "an elimination-style, local multiplayer pinball deathmatch". Between two and four players enter the pinball thunderdome where they'll control floppy, physics based characters to smack the ball around the arena. Players begin with three lives and lose one every time the ball goes through their pinball paddles or flies over them. However, losing all three lives isn't the end of the match for that player. Dead players can come back as ghosts and gain their revenge. The title will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere game.


Planet Alpha

Planet Alpha's titular "side-scrolling platform adventure" places players in the midst of a strange alien world. Surrounded by mysterious flora and fauna that isn't always friendly, you'll need to rotate and control the planet's night and day cycle as you discover its secrets. Perhaps appearances are deceptive, because things might not be as tranquil as they first look. Players will need to combine platforming, puzzle solving and stealth if they're to succeed. You'll be able to explore the world yourself when the game comes to Xbox One later this year with Xbox One X enhancements.


Remothered: Tormented Fathers

Darril Arts' title is the first chapter of the survival horror saga Remothered. Focusing more on the psychological aspect of horror, players assume the role of Rosemary Reed who arrives at the house of retired Dr. Felton, a gentleman who is afflicted with a mysterious disease. She's investigating the disappearance of the man's daughter, Celeste, but Rosemary feels like this is just the start of a larger problem — a terrible massacre. What is Celeste's real identity, what link does she have to a fanatical cult of cloistered nuns, and will Rosemary ever extract the truth from Dr Felton and his wife, Arianna? You'll find out when the game is released on Xbox One.


Russian Subway Dogs

As the title suggests, Spooky Squid Games' upcoming Xbox One title tells the story of stray Russian dogs that travel from the suburbs of Moscow to the downtown area in search of food. The action title is simple to pick up but difficult to master. Players run and jump along the subway platform, scaring commuters so that they drop food and vodka, but beware the latter as it's highly explosive. Vodka isn't the only danger to avoid, though — there are also the rival dogs and "the rare and dangerous Subway Bear". The title will be arriving later this year.


Squadron 51

Taking inspiration from sci-fi movies of the 1950's, Loomiarts' upcoming shoot 'em up puts players in aerial battles across the world. Players assume the role of Lieutenant Kaya, who's been tasked with defeating the hordes of extraterrestrial enemies that are heading this way. There will be six levels to conquer and four planes to use. Two players can also take part in local and co-operative game modes. The game is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere title later this year.


Supermarket Shriek

The next title from the creators of Her Majesty's Spiffing began life as an entry into a Global Game Jam, and if you thought their last title was a bit eccentric, you've seen nothing yet. A man and his goat must race their way around a range of shops, supermarkets and boutiques. The catch? Their motion is controlled by players' "wild incomprehensible screaming". Literally. There will also be the option to use a controller if the co-op experience begins to get a bit too much for those with fragile ears. The title will arrive on Xbox One and Windows 10 as a Play Anywhere title. It will also come with enhancements for Xbox One X.

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Thief of Thieves

The Walking Dead isn't the only Robert Kirkman comic to be appearing on Xbox One. Rival Games' take on the Thief of Thieves comic series combines a branching narrative with stealth gameplay, lockpicking, and "social engineering". The game focuses not only on the heists themselves but also on the thieves behind them. While the comics focused on Conrad Paulson, a thief who stopped stealing from the innocent to begin stealing from other thieves, the game instead focuses on Celia, his apprentice and protege. We'll get to see her story across four episodes beginning on Xbox One sometime this year.


Tormental

Gungrounds Games' rogue-like shooter puts players in the role of Sam, tasked with entering an abandoned Egyptian temple that's under the control of Mental, the demi-god of destruction. Mental has filled the temple with monsters he's conceived and it's up to you to find a way to defeat him and his followers. Deep in the temple lies a cursed artifact that could be the way to enter Mental's mind and to put an end to him once and for all. Will you beat the challenge when the game is released on Xbox One?


If you're wondering about the other 24 titles, here's a list. You can find out more information on each title by clicking on the links.

Will you be watching the progress of any of these titles?
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.