Today, XNA Game Studio developers who have been registered members to self-publish Xbox Live Indie Games on Xbox 360 received a nicely worded email today, indicating that the XBLIG would no longer be functioning by the end of 2017. The email is very nice and even offers tokens to upgrade to ID@Xbox and Windows 10 development as a result of this decision. The full email is after the jump.
Orbitron: Revolution is an interesting entry into the shoot’em up genre, or shmup. There’s no fluff of a story or anything, which to some can be it’s detriment as it’s a lack of content or something that just gets in the way of gameplay. For me, it’s the latter. What you’ll get is a focus on a gradual ramping of difficulty and enjoyment of your time.
Hybrids are all around us: combat racing games, puzzle RPGs, first person / real time strategy, Prius’, and even peanut butter and jelly. Iridium Studios brings us a mash-up of two genres not likely to be friends: music and RPG. Sequence takes what made DDR famous and mashes it with RPG nature of battling enemies, gathering loot, and levelling up – combining to be one unusual, yet refreshing take thanks to this indie developer.