Xbox Live’s Major Nelson just loves to keep his Xbox audience aware of new and upcoming titles for their favorite console. Sometimes, those titles come from indie developers who may not have the marketing clout to get their titles noticed in the mainstream. To that end, Major Nelson let us know about two new indie titles that are worth checking out, specifically Lonely Planet and Frizzy.
Available for pre-order at the Xbox Store, Lonely Planet, from developer QUICKTEQUILA, is a fun-looking twist on the first-person shooter genre that offers five wide worlds to explore, secrets to uncover, and an original soundtrack by game composer Calum Bown.
Here’s the description:
With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets for your semi-automatic and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet! Balance between jumping around dodging bullets and taking aim for a better shot at your enemies, don’t waste time camping at cover spots and waiting for enemies to pop out – artfully evade the onslaught of bullets and defeat all baddies that stand in your way!
• The most authentic First Person Shooter experience, a game of jumping and shooting
• Hundred levels to master, five worlds to discover, one faraway destination
• Learn and practice each level to earn stars and set world records
• Search for multiple secrets hidden deep within each world
• Precise Gun Ballet at a flawless 60 frames per second! (conditions apply)
• A story so abstract, it’s not told at all – you won’t know what hit you
• Original Soundtrack by Calum Bowen
The other featured title, available for purchase from the Xbox Store at the reduced price of $6.39 (down from the usual $7.99), is Frizzy from developer Team Frizz. Combining 90’s retro art with puzzle solving and sandbox mechanics, Frizzy looks like a fun little time waster.
Frizzy is a tiny ball of dirt and fur. Within this late 90’s retro art style setting, the player must solve puzzles while simultaneously moving in an intense platforming environment utilizing gravity and sandbox mechanics. Frizzy can static cling to special objects called balloons, which fling Frizzy around each level.
So, there you have it, two new indie titles to check out for your Xbox One. As always, we strive to keep you up to date on the latest in Xbox gaming, and don’t hesitate to send us a tip if you come across something new and interesting.Further reading: Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox, Xbox One