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Welcome to the Indie Spotlight, bringing the latest in news, trailers and new releases in the Indie Video Game area.

Don Mattrick joins Zynga – http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/01/report-microsofts-don-mattrick-taking-key-position-at-zynga.aspx
Phil Fish patching Fez – https://twitter.com/PHIL_FISH/status/352909409107705856

Ittle Dew – http://www.ittledew.com/purchase/
Cube World – https://picroma.com/cubeworld
Kilgazar – http://www.desura.com/games/kilgazar
QWOP – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.QWOP


The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Release Date Announced


Telltale’s The Walking Dead game gets it’s second episode tomorrow on XBOX Live and this Friday for Playstation Network, PC, and Mac. It will cost 400 Microsoft points on XBLA and $4.99 on PSN, Steam, Telltale Games’ store and other digital distribution outlets. Add this to the release of the Dawnguard and the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC  and you get one awesome week to download some stuff!


Journey: Collector’s Edition Is A Sweet Deal!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thatgamecompany’s three critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive downloadable titles come together on one Blu-ray disc  August 28th for $29.99. Journey: Collector’s Edition, the company’s first retail release, bundles thatgamecompany’s latest success, Journey, along with 2007’s Flow and 2009’s Flower, plus a boat load of bonus content. (more…)


Dust 514 High-End Gear To Cost You 24 Cents…..After Every Time You Die


By: ShadowKingpin

Micro-transactions are a big thing in the MMORPG universe.  In EVE Online, you can spend so little to get so much, and it isn’t going to change in Dust 514.   (more…)


Xbox “Surface” Details & Specs Leak


By: ShadowKingpin

With Microsoft’s major announcement only being hours away, a potential leak has happened showing off the details and tech specs for their reveal titled, Xbox Surface.

The Xbox Surface will sport a 7 inch 720p LED Multi-Touch display, 3.1 GHz processor with 6 active cores, 5GB of System Memory, 4 USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot for SD, SDHC & SDXC, 250GB 10k RPM HDD and so much more.  If this is Microsoft’s answer to the iPad, then Apple has just got a run for their money.  More will be revealed during the official announcement, but until then, this is a rumor.


Rainbow Moon coming to PSN in July


By: ShadowKingpin

The long awaited “By gamers, for gamers” Playstation Network RPG title is set to release in July.  The game is being created by EastAsiaSoft, and promises to deliver gameplay with 40+ hours and open world exploration.  Rainbow Moon will be available on July 4th for Europe and will cost you €12.99/£9.99, while the US will be shortly after in that very month for $14.99 and in Hong Kong for their equivalent of 14.99.   (more…)


Microsoft Internal Documents Leak Possible Xbox 720 Details, Price, And More *UPDATE*


By: ShadowKingpin

This article is a rumor, though this is one of the better rumors that I have seen.  The documents seem to be from August of 2010, and shows projects that have just been recently announced, like Smart Glass.  It adds credibility, but it is a rumor nonetheless. 

An internal Microsoft strategy document that appears to be genuine has been discovered by NeoGAF poster jeff_rigby on Scribd.com outlines Redmond’s broad strategy for their post-360 console hardware. The 54 page document labeled “720 9/24″ describes a system 8 times as powerful as the Xbox 360 that will include a Blu-ray drive, whole house DVR capabilites, and an upgraded Kinect v.2 with four player tracking and HD video capture.

This is truly amazing.  With major aspects like a $299 price tag, Kinect V2 that allows for HD video recording and 4 person tracking, 120 watts, a 6-8 core x86 or ARM-based CPU, 4GBs of RAM, a separate ARM-based, dual core embedded CPU for low power media functionality, and the original tri-core PowerPC CPU from the 360 for backwards compatibility.

With a lot to see, please check out the full article for everything here

*UPDATE*

Microsoft’s lawyers have demanded that the 56 page document be removed.  More in the link here


Are Dragons vs. Witches the new Pirates vs. Ninjas?


By: ShadowKingpin

Webelinx has published a new game compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, which revolves around a little dragon who suddenly hatched out while an evil witch tried to make a potion out of him. This game can provide users hours of entertainment and can be downloaded from iTunes at this link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-draco-flying-dragon/id497916859?mt=8

“Air Draco” gives users the task to rescue this baby dragon from the witch’s doomed cave. On their way users will encounter lots of challenging obstacles and attacks of the evil witch and her minions. To make the game even harder, little flying dragon has to be fed with bats and spiders or he will run out of energy. But there are also some features of the game that serve in users’ favor. There are lots of power-ups and fire rides that help users save Draco. Great graphics, amazing design, funny and cute characters, interesting storyline and addictive gameplay can provide users a lot of fun and amusement.


Oniken, FOR THE LOVE OF THE 90s!


By: Master Blud

I don’t know about you, but I sure do enjoy a good music from the 80s and 90s with the combination of pixels.  LOVE PIXELS.  There is just something about them.  I am also pretty sure it has to do with nostalgia.  Anywho, JoyMasher is bringing this, what looks to be, a side-scroller shmup and beatemup.  Both of my favorite genres in one.  The soundtrack from the trailer really got me in the mood.  The gameplay got me excited,  I will probably pick this up myself.   What are your plans?  Drop it or Buy it? Leave your comments below this awesome press release and junk :-). Also, watch the trailer.
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Feeling angry? Why not shoot Zombified Birds?


By: ShadowKingpin

Gliwice, Poland – Infinite Dreams, award-winning mobile games publisher has announced important update to their popular game Shoot The Zombirds. The update allows users to play the game in their native language!

This innovative and terribly addictive gameplay combined with the zombie themed story and amazing graphics now fully support such languages as Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

Do you remember Pumpkin Boy? Last year he was protecting little Pumpkids from the evil birds. Now, that the Pumpkids have grown up a bit, the undead birds are after them once again.

Dive into the new and absorbing game of bird and zombie shooting. Both at the same time! Defend little Pumpkids against the demonic hordes of undead birds. Complete dozens of challenging objectives! Use your loyal crossbow and big magic power-ups to reach the top of the leaderboards!

Shoot the Zombirds features:

  • Mystical power-ups ( Speed Up, Time Freeze, Rain of Pain and more)
  • Classic horror movies characters
  • Grave Store with weapon upgrades
  • 50 challenging objectives to complete
  • Game Center integration (leaderboards & achievements)
  • Retina support for iOS devices
  • In-app purchases
  • Playful zombie humor!

With eye-catching gorgeous graphics and zombie themed story, Shoot the Zombirds delivers quick action gameplay and intuitive control scheme. The game is available worldwide through the Apple App Store ($0.99 USD).