Posts Tagged ‘Strategy and Simulation’

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #79, and today’s game is “Dock’em”.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Dockem/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258550210

From the developer:

“Dock’em is an addictively simple game that will tap every ounce of your multi-tasking ability. You will be responsible for safely navigating multiple ships into their correct ports while avoiding collisions with land and other boats. Share your times online over Xbox LIVE and compete for ship docking supremacy.”

What I love about games like this is that they’re great for (more…)

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #33, and today’s game is “Sol Invasion”.

My goal when I started buying an indie game of every day was to find the hidden gems I (and many other people) have been missing out on. Sol Invasion definitely qualifies. It’s a unique mix of strategy and action that works on every level. My first impression was less charitable, though, because it was so much different than my expectations. This is not StarLancer, this game is unique and (once you get the hang of it) that benefits it. Best of all, the game lets you play it as action-packed as you want, or (nearly) as strategically as you want, and does so not by you selecting menu options but by responding to the choices you make.

In Sol Invasion you’re (more…)

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #28, and today’s game is “Brethren of the Coast”

Though keeping with the nautical theme of yesterday’s Ancient Trader, today’s game (Brethren of the Coast) is a very different experience. Whereas Ancient Trader is a turn-based game of nautical exploration with card battle combat, Brethren of the Coast (BotC) offers up a more classical depiction of naval combat in the days of sail, and does so in real time.

What I liked about BotC was its innovative control set. The game allows you to (more…)

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #27, and today’s game is “Ancient Trader”

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I downloaded the trial for this game, but I was surprised at all the different elements present. Imagine Sid Meier’s Pirates!… now imagine it turn-based with card battle elements. You have a quest-based, exploration-oriented, card game with RPG elements.

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