The Indie Games Winter Uprising announced

Posted: 2010/11/14 in Indie Games

The Indie Games Winter Uprising has been announced.

A reaction against games that they characterise as “massage apps, clones, and garbage,” they are striking back by releasing a flood of quality games (several in development for a long time by prominent Indie developers) in December. Included in the list is a free content update to one of our favourite games, previously featured on the site, Hypership Out of Control. The complete list, with links to more info for each individual game is available above, and summaries are below:

All below text provided by the Winter Uprising team and are not to be considered Writings of Mass Deduction reviews.

Soulcaster 2
Equal parts dungeon crawler, strategy and adventure, MagicalTimeBean’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Soulcaster features an all-new set of worlds to explore and a soundtrack glossed in late-80’s redbook audio excess. Also: exploding skeletons.

Cthulhu Saves the World
The next RPG from the creators of the popular parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, Cthulhu Saves the World features a new 16-bit visual style, a fantastic soundtrack, sophisticated yet streamlined gameplay, and an epic tale of insanity, romance, and redemption. Save the world to destroy it!

Crossfire 2 (Read about the original Crossfire here)
Crossfire 2 features all new upgrades and weapons systems, along with two main modes. Play through Conquest mode with a friend and save your progress through 60 all-new waves and new enemy types, or play Score Attack and match your best scores against your friends and the world.

Chu’s Dynasty
Chu’s Dynasty combines the strategic fighting of street-fighter with the multi-tiered 4 player mayhem of super-smash brothers. Chu’s then adds a new twist to the genre with time manipulation. Over 2 years in the making.

Alpha Squad
Alpha Squad is an adventure game that has mechanics primarily used in dual-stick shooters, to keep the action fast and heavy as you explore the world and its characters. Up to 4 player co-op, a customizable storyline, large world, unforgettable weapons, music from Stemage of Metroid Metal, and art from industry veterans.

Epic Dungeon
The ultimate dungeon crawling experience! Multiple character classes and fast paced gameplay make Epic Dungeon one of the most enjoyable roguelikes to date.
Prepare to go mind-numbingly fast as you Blast, Smash and Break Limit through every one and thing in your way! Featuring classic arcade style play – will you survive to be the champion of our online scoreboard, or will you end up a grease spot on the first asteroid you see?

Decimation X3
Decimation X3 is an intense retro shoot ’em up with insane firepower, progressive defenses, and a never-ending vast assortment of power-ups. It is a classic 2D gallery shooter with elementary controls (left/right motion and fire) set in fast paced action that jumps into arcade game play immediately for instant gratification. Runs at a smooth 60 fps. Sequel to the #1 rated Xbox LIVE Indie Game in Japan, Decimation X, following the “Empower the Player” philosophy proven by two-time Dream Build Play finalist, Duality ZF.

Asteroids Do Concern Me
Test your piloting skills in this addictive one button action game. Featuring five different modes of asteroid dodging fun. The odds of surviving this game are 3720 to 1. Have you got the minerals?

Hypership Out of Control (Update) (Read about Hypership Out Of Control here)
Space is a dangerous placed for even the most seasoned starship pilot, full of asteroids, multicolored floating blocks, and space mines. It’s even more dangerous when you your accelerator is stuck to the floor and your brakes are out. Can you survive long enough to get that elusive high score or are you destined to add a new crater to the face of an unsuspecting asteroid? Find out in this retro gaming tour de force featuring 10 Waves (forward and backwards), 5 game modes, 1 to 4 player co-op, and online high scores.

Aphelion Episode 2: Wings of Omega
The conclusion to one of the most popular RPG franchises on XBox Live Indie Games, players will reprise the role of Savion Mercarte as they pick up where Episode One: Graves of Earth left off. Featuring numerous new features and enhancements like improved animations, more side quests and optional content, faster paced combat, a new playable character, and much, much more!

ZP2KX: Zombies and Pterodactyls!
In a dystopian future where humans love guns and zombies just want to be left alone, the pterodactyls have seen to it that everyone has to be miserable together. Take your jetpack online and splatter some fools with blades, guns, grenades, and other instruments of mayhem. Earn XP, level up, unlock features, clothes, and skills! Build awesome classes! From the developer of I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 1NIT!!!1 and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.

You are in deep space, and nasty one-eyed tentacle toting aliens have broken your spaceship. Help Robert the maintenance robot repair the spaceship, one grid at a time.

Rickenbacker vs the Aliens
Rickenbacker vs the Aliens is a cel shaded 2D shooter where you fly Eddie Rickenbacker’s SPAD against a relentless enemy rendered in a 1930’s movie serial style. Bomb ground targets as you defend yourself against an arial barrage, fighting your way to victory for Earth.


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