It’s the fourth and final week of the ID@Xbox Game Fest, which has been running all month long, and is designed to show off some of the coolest Xbox One games from our ID@Xbox independent developer program. Each week, we’ve highlighting a new batch of best-in-class indie games. For our grand finale, which runs from May 24-30, we’re offering you some amazing bundle deals, and circling back on some of our best and biggest ID@Xbox hits of all-time. Check out what we’ve got to offer!
We’ll get into the great collection of bundles in a moment, after we break down this week’s offering of many of the biggest ID@Xbox hits of all-time. Here are a few games that you may have missed – and shouldn’t wait to catch up on!
- Rocket League (Psyonix)
- RBI Baseball 2016 (MLB.com)
- The Banner Saga (Stoic)
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (inXile Entertainment)
- Zombie Army Trilogy (Rebellion)
- Plague Inc: Evolved (Ndemic Creations)
- Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment/BlitWorks)
- The Golf Club (HB Studios)
- Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games/Abstraction Games)
- Slender: The Arrival (Blue Isle Studios)
- Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Hibernum Creations)
And now, onto the bundles! We’ve got the Instant Indie Collection: Vol. 2 from publisher Curve Digital. This star-studded second volume in the Instant Indie Collection series is the perfect way to explore some of indie gaming’s very best. Experience over 25 hours of some of the most well-known and loved indie games that Curve Digital has ever published, including Yeah Us! Carbon’s Pumped BMX +, Funktronic Labs’ Nova-111, and Dan Marshall’s The Swindle. It will run you just $24 for all three games!
Publisher/developer Grip Games gets in on the action with the Grip Games Bundle 2015, which packages four very diverse experiences into an absolute steal of a package. For just $15, you get Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut (co-developed with Toxic Games), Tower of Guns (co-developed with Terrible Posture Games), Jet Car Stunts (co-developed with True Axis), and Unmechanical: Extended (co-developed with Talawa Games and Teotl Studios).
Next up, we hope you like bundles – because we put bundles in your bundles with Jackbox Games’ Jackbox Party Bundle. This deluxe $45 package contains 10 unique and hilarious party games that will turn any game night, party, or family gathering into a laugh riot. You get the Jackbox Party Pack (You Don’t Know Jack 2015, Fibbage, Drawful, Lie Swatter, and Word Spud), along with the Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Fibbage 2, Earwax, Bidiots, Quiplash XL, and Bomb Corp.). If you’re into party games, the Jackbox packs are definitely where it’s at.
Team17 Digital has put together a fantastic The Escapists Bundle, which gets you both The Escapists and The Escapists: The Walking Dead for a mere $26. The Escapists is the award-winning, hit prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a lighthearted insight into everyday prison life. And in The Escapists: The Walking Dead, the world of the hit comic book and television series is recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists. You play as Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of zombies let loose upon the world!
And if you want even more visceral frights, have a look at Red Barrels’ Outlast: Bundle of Terror, which packages two top-notch scare-fests. Outlast is a true survival-horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind. And Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast in the first place – and even stretches past the events of the first game.
Finally, we’re offering up the Chariot Bundle from Frima Studio, which includes the original Chariot, and the Chariot Royal Gadget Pack. Embark on a journey to take His Majesty on the ride of His afterlife! Guide a chariot containing the King’s remains through underground caves using physics-based mechanics such as pushing, pulling, riding, and swinging. Alone or with a friend, lead the brave Princess and her faithful Fiancé into the royal catacombs to find the perfect resting place for the King. Help His Downloadable Majesty to rest in peace already!
To coincide with this week’s ID@Xbox Game Fest celebration, we’re also launching some awesome new bundles for Virtual Air Guitar’s Squid Hero for Kinect, Just Add Water Developments’ New ‘n’ Tasty!: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Other Ocean’s #IDARB, and VooFoo Studios’ Pure Pool
So get yourself some awesome games, and take advantage of these killer deals while you can. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved with the ID@Xbox program alongside our extended family of independent developers, and we know the best is still yet to come. Thanks, on behalf of all of our development partners, for continuing to supporting indie game development on Xbox One!