29p won't buy you a lot these days. Except TWO hilarious PC RPGs, that is! Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII will set you back just £0.29, netting you two excellent parodies that are still both mechanically excellent games in their own right.
I described Cthulhu Saves The World as "absolutely delicious." I described Breath Of Death VII as "witty and hilarious." Now I describe them both as "basically essential if you like buying great games for hardly any money."
UPDATE: Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD, who beat me to it!
31p won't buy you a lot these days. Except two full hilarious PC RPGs, that is!
Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII will set you back just £0.31, netting you two excellent parodies that are still both mechanically excellent games in their own right.
We've been keeping an eye on the anarchic Cthulhu Saves The World ever since it topped our Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week roundup... and heard that the anarchic indie RPG was being ported over to PC along with a host of new features. Developer Robert Boyd has announced that the CSTW Bundle, including the full version of his previous masterpiece Breath Of Death VII, will be hitting Steam and Gamersgate in mid-July. Full details below.Cthulhu Fhtagn!
We recently reported that Zeboyd's award-winning Xbox Live Indie RPG Cthulu Saves The World will soon be hitting Steam for the bargain price of $3 US, along with loads of extra content and bonus features. However, just to sweeten the deal even further, developer Robert Boyd has annonuced that the bundle will also contain his original hit RPG Breath Of Death VII, which we rated as the 8th best Indie Game of 2010.Click here for the full story >>
2010 has seen its fair share of trials and tribulations for the burgeoning Xbox Live Indie scene, but it's been an incredible year nonetheless. Rather than just a pointless little diversion, Xbox Live Indie Games have demonstrated their worth as a genuine unique selling point for the Xbox 360 with a constant stream of fantastic quality titles at bargain basement prices. Quite frankly, they're a reason to buy a 360 in the first place!
So, for your delectation, here are the ten best Xbox Live Indie Games of 2010. Click the banners to try out the trial versions- and hopefully spend a few points! Each and every game on this list is worthy of your time, money and respect.
Playing Juggle is like discovering a lost arcade machine. Denki have spared no expense at making it an authentic retro experience, playing much like a fast-paced hybrid of pong and breakout. It's immediately accessible and exceptionally good fun to play... and as an added bonus, the developers are willing to donate the entire cost of the game to charity if you ask them to. A class act and a classy game to kick off the list!
B.U.T.T.O.N. defies description...and belief. It's one of the best party games ever made, challenging players to engage in hilarious physical activities and brutally unfair tactics in order to dominate their opponents. It's ridiculous, raucous and completely breaks the fourth wall at every opportunity. You won't have played anything like this. Ever.
Breath of Death VII is a traditional 8-bit RPG that pays a witty and hilarious homage to the original NES final fantasy games. Taking on the role of an undead superhero, you’ll quest, level up and dungeon crawl through hours of enjoyable dungeons that both mocks and emulates the classic RPGs of yore. The recently-released Cthulhu Saves The World is arguably a better game, but for setting the trend and laying the groundwork, Breath of Death VII deserves its place on the list.Click here to discover the best Indie Games of 2010!
Looking back on things, we all got our priorities completely screwed up when the New Xbox Experience arrived a year and a half ago. Pundits and publicity officers made a lot of noise about cosmetic details like the avatars and advert feeds, but most people glossed over the fact that the new Indie Games channel (known as Community Games back in the day) allowed literally anyone to download some powerful dev tools and release their own games from the comfort of their own bedroom. Whilst Microsoft hasn't quite ushered in a new golden age of homebrew and bedroom programming, there's still a huge amount of raw potential in the Indie service.
XBLA provides a fantastic games selection, but the Indie channel offers a huge number of great titles that simply don't garner the mainstream respect and profits that they deserve... but are mired in a sea of rushed and mediocre content. To this end, I'd like to shine the Dealspwn spotlight on a few games that you've probably never heard of, but will offer you big budget thrills for bargain basement prices. Let's do this!
Developer: Naturally Formed Studios
Demo/Buy (80 MSP)
Machiavelli the jellyfish is a simple soul. His only aim in life is to reach the surface- and it's your job to get him there by nudging him into air bubbles, starfish and boosters. It's a simplistic concept, but the gorgeous watercolour visuals and sound design create a hypnotic effect that'll make you lose hours of your life at a time.
Machiavelli’s Ascent is visually charming, aurally delightful and brims with character; delivering a minimal amount of beautifully-polished content at a bargain price. Just download the demo and try it out… if you find yourself wanting more then you might as well drop the 80 points (less than a quid). I certainly did.
Developer: Mommy's Best Games
Demo/Buy (80 MSP)
1UP. These three symbols mean nothing on their own, but when combined they send a shiver down the spine on every hardened gamer. Shoot 1UP takes the familiar concept of gaining an bonus ship with each extra life and takes it to the next level: literally bolting on an extra ship to your armada. Using the triggers expands and contracts your fighter formation- allowing your squadron to squeeze through narrow gaps or expand to charge up an insanely powerful laser.
Nathan Fouts, the brainchild behind Resistance: Fall of Man and Postal's weaponry, has wowed us yet again with a brutal shooter that combines traditional shmups with a deep new mechanic. Shoot 1UP may be short, but veteran gamers will return to it time and again. And once again, it's only 80 MSP.Click here to uncover more of the hidden Indie gems!