Indie Games Spotlight for October 2nd, 2011

By mancide, 7 years ago
Take Arms, the sixth title released under the Indie Games Summer Uprising promotion, mixes platforming, shooting, capture the flag, and deathmatch all in one pretty package.

2D is back with friends! Battle it out over Xbox LIVE with up to 8 players. Play as three unique classes: the quick and light Striker, the slow and heavy Destroyer, or the middle-ground Grunt. Dominate three diverse locales and three game modes (DM, TDM, & CTF). Practice in solo mode against bots with multiple difficulty levels. Track your experience as you gain ranks and earn badges.

RELEASE DATE: 8/28/2011
DEVELOPER: Discord Games
GENRE: Platformer

Offline players 1
System Link 2 - 8
Dolby Digital

Online multiplayer 2 - 8
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I really like the concept of this game. Classic CTF or deathmatch play, mixed into a 2D platforming environment. The 2D style graphics are top notch, and give this game a totally unique feel. You can take cover behind various objects in the world or jump and climb to find different vertical routes.

You can pick from a variety of classes to play, ranging form a one-shot sniper, assault, or a heavy machine-gun class. Each class has a unique rate of fire, ranging from semi-automatic, burst, to the fully-automatic heavy machine-gun.

If you get tired of playing the AI, you can even take this game on-line to test your skills against other players.

This game has a really addictive game-play, lots of replay value with the ability to challenge other players, and can be yours for 240 MSP.

We will be covering all of the Summer Uprising titles over the next few weeks, but don't let that scare you away from submitting other titles you think are worthy of a Spotlight all to themselves. As always, you can submit any title directly via PM to 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.