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Friday, December 16

First Look: Crypt of the Serpent King

Crypt of the Serpent King, developed by RenderCode Games, is a medieval first-person hack'n'slash dungeon crawler. Explore randomly generated dungeons. Level up your character and fight goblins, orcs, skeletons, giant spiders and all sorts of underworld creatures using melee and ranged weapons. Hidden treasures await all those who dare to enter...

Explore large, randomly generated dungeons
Fight goblins, orcs, skeletons, giant spiders and all sorts of underworld creatures
Wield an array of melee and ranged weapons
Jump over lava pits and spike traps
Level up your character's abilities
Choose between 3 levels of difficulty, from casual to hardcore

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Crypt of the Serpent King releases on the Xbox Store on December 21st for $2.99

For more information on Crypt of the Serpent King, check out the official website: http://www.rendercodegames.com/

First Look: Boom Ball 2 for Kinect

Boom Ball 2 for Kinect, developed by Virtual Air Guitar Company, is a full-body Kinect game that mixes tennis, breakout and gratuitous explosions.

- Throw balls, smash huge stacks of cubes!
- 2-player co-op - bring friends or family!
- Cubes, big bonuses and manic multiball mayhem!
- 50 brand-new levels!
- 5 beautiful locations: Tropical Paradise, Snowy Mountain, Crystal Caves, Cloud City and Space!
- Every level can be played with 1 or 2 players!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Boom Ball 2 releases on the Xbox Store on December 21st for $9.99

For more information on Boom Ball 2, check out the official website: http://boomballgame.com/bb2

Saturday, December 10

First Look: Feist

Feist, developed by Bits and Beasts, is an beautiful, poetic, action packed game set in an enchanting and spooky atmosphere. The game tells the story a a small creature trying to survive in a mysterious hostile forest. You take role of the creature trying to survive puzzles in a 2D side-scrolling platforming adventure. Follow strange beasts through the lonely forests, hazardous mountains, dark caves, and glowing swamps. Watch out for dangerous creatures that react to your movements and decisions, and cleverly concealed traps that will test your ability to survive.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Feist releases on the Xbox Store on December 13th for $14.99

For more information on Feist, check out the official website: https://playfeist.net/

Friday, December 9

First Look: Bastion

Bastion, developed by Supergiant Games, is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock the New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!

- Stunning hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
- Critically-acclaimed original music score
- Hours of reactive narration delivers a deep story
- Action-packed combat rewards playing with finesse
- 10+ unique upgradeable weapons
- 6 powerful Bastion structures to be discovered
- 'New Game Plus' mode unlocked after finishing the story
- The Stranger’s Dream Narrative
- Score Attack Mode
- No-Sweat Mode

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Bastion releases on the Xbox Store on December 15th for $14.99

For more information on Bastion, check out the official website: https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/bastion/

First Look: Bridge Constructor Stunts

Bridge Constructor Stunts, developed by Headup Games, is a bridge building simulation game where you build bridges and perform stunts. Build imposing ramps and loops to reach your goal in the diverse stages. But building structures alone isn't enough this time: you sit behind the wheel of the vehicles yourself and have to maneuver them skillfully to the goal. Collect stars, complete daredevil jumps, flips and spectacular stunts, leaving behind a trail of destruction across the entire level to beat the high score. But you can only do all that with perfectly constructed bridges and ramps.

- The latest instalment in the internationally successful Bridge Constructor series!
- Improved and simplified Construction Mode
- Build ramps and drive vehicles across them yourself
- Diverse level with different objectives: collect stars, score target, reach the goal…
- Delivery vans and dump trucks with cargo that wreaks havoc when coming loose, but is also useful to help you collect items
- Various building materials
- Spectacular stunts and rampages of destruction
- Replay feature

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Bridge Constructor Stunts releases on the Xbox Store on December 16th for $9.99

For more information on Bridge Constructor Stunts, check out the official website: http://www.bridgeconstructor.com/

Monday, December 5

Announcing Our Official Beam Channel

Team XBLN would like to announce our official Beam Channel! This channel will replace our current Twitch channel in the future as we migrate away from Twitch. When the time comes, we will have another announcement on when we will move to Beam fulltime. For now you can still enjoy our stream from twitch.tv/xboxlivenetwork.

Follow us at https://beam.pro/teamxbln today!

Friday, December 2

First Look: Wand Wars

Wand Wars, developed by Moonradish Games, is an action/arena games that has epic stages, colourful characters and quirky powerups generate competitive gameplay that is incredibly fun to participate in and spectate. Try to control a powerful magical sphere that bounces around the arena, increasing in speed and size over time.

- Local multiplayer (up to 4 players)
- 2 singleplayer modes - story mode and the trials
- 5 play modes: Arcane Arena, Team Arena, Merlinball, Hexout, Team Hexout
- Game changing arenas, powerups and spells - Unlock content with XP
- Beautiful pixel art graphics with a modern twist
- Original soundtrack full of magic and wub

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Wand Wars releases on the Xbox Store on December 6th

For more information on Wand Wars, check out the official website: http://wandwars.com/

Thursday, December 1

First Look: Furi

Furi, developed by The Game Bakers, is an action, ultra-responsive, fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting game. Fight your way free in our frenzied all-boss fighter, and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. Furi is all about the tension of one-on-one fights against deadly adversaries. It’s an intense, ultra-responsive game with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. Each of the formidable guardians —designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki— has a unique and surprising combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat.

- You can slash with your sword, shoot with your gun, dodge and parry
- You can also charge the slash attack, the gun shot and the dodge
- There’s no limit to how much you can improve, it’s simple and deep
- The challenges are based on a simple formula: get warned – react – punish
- The depth comes from the differences between the guardians. It’s about how you play a few moves differently to beat a different opponent
- Default difficulty is Furi mode. Beat the game in Furi, and you’ll unlock Furier (hardcore). Beat it in Furier, you’ll unlock a Speedrun mode. There is also an easier mode(which will disable achievements)

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Furi releases on the Xbox Store on December 9th for $19.99

For more information on Furi, check out the official website: http://www.furigame.com/

Tuesday, November 29

First Look: Tennis in the Face

Tennis in the Face, developed by 10TonsLTD, is a action puzzle game where you help Pete Pagassi to save the city from an evil energy drink corporation Explodz. Knock out creepy clowns, evil riot police and other Explodz-addicted maniacs with a tennis ball in the face. Bounce the ball off walls to reach targets lurking in cover and watch them tumble. Trigger masterful chain reactions and watch the chaos unfold. Finally enjoy the level finale in slow motion!

- Easy to pick-up physics based gameplay: Simply move your mouse, observe the aiming line, and click to serve a furious tennis smash.
- Trigger masterful chain rections: Your actions will set off chain reactions and you'll watch the events unfold while knocking out the enemies. The more enemies you knock out with a single serve, the higher your score!
- Save the city: Win levels to move to the next district and towards your ultimate goal: The destruction of Explodz mega-factory
- Over 100 levels: Try to earn a crown from each level and unlock all the achievements.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Tennis in the Face releases on the Xbox Store on December 9th for $4.99

For more information on Tennis in the Face, check out the official website: http://www.tennisintheface.com/

Monday, November 28

First Look: Sky Force Anniversary

Sky Force Anniversary, developed by Infinite Dreams, is a 3D shoot-’em-up game celebrating its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a true to its core, stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.

This 10th anniversary edition adds incredible depth to the series through stunning 3D graphics, intuitive controls and a powerful upgrade system that’ll keep you blasting for hours on end.

- Beautifully crafted levels with immersive missions to complete.
- Multiple extreme boss battles.
- Upgrade your shields, guns, missiles, lasers, mega-bombs and magnets.
- Risk everything to rescue civilians.
- Brand new weekly tournaments against other players.
- Boost your final score with a host of in-game achievements.
- Rescue fallen friends to win extra stars.
- Accessible to beginners, as well as hardcore shooter addicts.
- Full voiceover and incredible electronic soundtrack.
- Adrenaline-packed local cooperative mode for 2 players.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Sky Force Anniversary releases on the Xbox Store on December 9th for $9.99

For more information on Sky Force Anniversary, check out the official website: http://www.idreams.pl/en/our-products/show/product/76-Sky-Force-2014

First Look: The Dwarves

The Dwarves, developed by King Art Games, is a fantasy role-playing game based on the novel "The Dwarves" writted by Markus Heitz. Game has a strong story and tactically challenging real-time battles. 15 playable heroes, each with individual skills, are to be deployed cleverly. Take on superior numbers of orcs, ogres, älfs, bögnilim, zombies, dark mages and many more foes, to give them the low-down.

- Tactical real-time battles: You’re fighting hundreds of foes with just a handful of heroes. You can pause anytime to tactically plan the next smart move.
- Crowd Combat: All creatures on the battlefield are rendered with physical complexity – that’s why the battles feel especially dynamic and “real”, and enabling a lot of tactical finesse.
- Captivating story: Join the dwarf Tungdil on his adventurous journey across Girdlegard.
- Explore the world: Uncover secrets, learn more about the game world and its inhabitants, and solve optional puzzles.
- Delve into the world map: Girdlegard ranges from snow-covered summits to shimmering deserts. You can move freely on the world map, meet numerous characters, and experience adventures. But beware: A lot of your actions on the world map have far-reaching consequences!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

The Dwarves releases on the Xbox Store on December 1st for $39.99

For more information on The Dwarves, check out the official website: http://www.dwarves-game.com/

Wednesday, November 23

First Look: Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, develoed by Artifex Mundi, is a adventure game rich with horror, plot twists and shadowy intrigue. Follow the trail of a demonic preacher and unravel the secrets shrouded in the mists of Ravenwood Park! What happened to the abandoned camper covered by enormous claw marks? What lurks in the park’s shadows? Will you be able to solve the mystery?

- 55 stunning, hand drawn locations and graphics with many animated details
- Exciting detective story rich with horror elements and plot twists
- Atmospheric soundtrack
- Picturesque setting of Ravenwood Park
- Evidence Board: draw conclusions based on evidence and clues
- 36 achievements to unlock
- 30 collectibles (butterflies) to find
- Bonus Adventure: “The Redeemed Memories” is a prequel to the main one. Witness the origins of Ravenwood Park, and rescue your friends from the evil dwelling within.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood releases on the Xbox Store on November 25th for $9.99

For more information on Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, check out the official website: https://www.artifexmundi.com/g/enigmatis-the-mists-of-ravenwood/

Monday, November 21

First Look: Energy Cycle

Energy Cycle, developed by Sometimes You, is a simple puzzle game where it is your goal to bring all the cells to the same color. When you click each cell on the game field it changes color, and the colors of adjacent cells horizontally and vertically. Sounds pretty easy, but try to do it!

- Three modes
- Puzzle (Without timer. Pre-designed puzzles.)
- Time Attack (With timer and scoring. Random puzzles.)
- Infinite Play (Without timer. Like ‘Time Attack’, but you can play it forever.)

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Energy Cycle releases on the Xbox Store on December 8th for $2.99

For more information on Energy Cycle, check out the official website: http://www.sometimesyou.com/

Wednesday, November 2

First Look: Xenoraid

Xenoraid, developed by 10Tons Ltd, is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up game with classic action gameplay of the genre and added modern features.

- 2-4 player local co-op
- Advanced shooting mechanics where fighters tilt left and right when moving horizontally and weapons heat up when firing. Master the mechanics and line up devastating bursts of fire!
- Procedurally driven missions where the enemies act on AI, making the combat fully dynamic.
- Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat to bring in the best weapons for each situation, and to dodge incoming fire!
- Put your skills to the ultimate test in three endless Survival missions with online leaderboards.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Xenoraid releases on the Xbox Store on November 8th for $9.99

For more information on Xenoraid, check out the official website: http://www.xenoraid.com/

Friday, October 28

First Look: Earth's Dawn

Earth's Dawn, developed by OneorEight, is a super-fast sci-fi action, 2D side-scrolling game in a beautiful hand-drawn world. Earth's Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Sign up as a member of A.N.T.I. - a squad of super-human soldiers powered by alien technology - and fight to reclaim Earth from the alien invasion known as E.B.E before it's too late...

Packed with Combat is intuitive, but deceptively deep with combos, finishers and rankings after enemy encounters all adding depth to the game, while RPG-style skill trees, equipment crafting and character evolution open up things even further. Choose your own path through 100 missions, earn rewards by clearing them with style and discover new plot threads behind Earth's counteroffensive, then fight huge bosses to crush the E.B.E. threat once and for all!

- Play as an elite soldier using bionic alien implants and reclaim Earth from the invading horde!
- Create your own unique character, then customize their skills and craft new weapons and equipment
- Use a huge array of sword, gun and agility moves in fast-paced battles to build combos and earn rewards
- Enjoy a unique story that changes depending on the missions you undertake
- Includes exclusive equipment and missions not available in the original Japanese release!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Earth's Dawn releases on the Xbox Store on November 2nd for $29.99

For more information on Earth's Dawn, check out the official website: http://www.risingstargames.com/us/games/earths-dawn/

Monday, October 24

First Look: Blast Brawl 2

Blast Brawl 2, developed by Mind's Eye Games, is a fast-paced fighting game where any hit means to you and your enemies. Battle your friends as a vastly diverse selection of characters, experiencing intense combat where every blow earns a kill, and skill reigns supreme. Brawl amidst a huge selection of maps, each set in a post-apocalyptic future and featuring unique elements that can change the face of a battle. And what's victory without a little dance?

- Varied character roster, each with completely unique styles and tactics yet easy to pick up and play
- Fast paced combat with no health bars or complications - every hit is a kill
- Battle with and against your friends in furious multiplayer with up to 4 players in couch coop
- Fight against deadly hordes of enemies in Wave Mode!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Blast Brawl 2 releases on the Xbox Store on October 26th for $14.99

For more information on Blast Brawl 2, check out the official website: http://www.blastbrawl2.com/

Sunday, October 23

First Look: Clustertruck

Clustertruck, developed by LandFall Games, is a platforming game where the player controls a character from a first-person perspective. They are set to jump onto a moving line of trucks, avoiding obstacles and truck pile-ups and crashes. The player is unable to touch anything other than trucks, and will else fail their task of reaching the goal at the end of the level.

On each stage, the player is scored based on how fast they reach a goal line and a number of style points based on various tricks, such as jumping off a truck that is currently in mid-air. The player's cumulative score points can be used to purchase one of several abilities, such as a double jump or a quick boost of speed, which can then be used to either successfully pass more difficult levels or to improve one's time and scoring on earlier ones.

- 90 unique levels
- 9 different worlds
- A campaign mode which gradually gets more difficult
- Unlock new abilities like the Grappling Hook, Truck Cannon and Time-Control!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Clustertruck releases on the Xbox Store on October 28th for $14.99

For more information on Clustertruck, check out the official website: http://landfall.se/clustertruck/

Thursday, October 20

Live Review: Mantis Burn Racing

Mantis Burn Racing, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a top down racing game. A quick overview of the features of Mantis Burn Racing is that is has a career mode with seasons and various difficulties. Features 4-player local split-screen racing and online modes for up to 8 players that you can play with either in private matches or open lobbies. The game features an RPG-style upgrade system and various cars and classes to pick from.

+ Various race types
+ Good variation and classes of the cars
+ Online play
+ Great top down racing gameplay
+ Controls are easy to to use and master
+ Excellent graphics

- Soundtrack needs more variation
- Long loading times
- More camera angles, they all seem similar

More cars/racers on tracks
Improve load times


Wednesday, October 19

First Look: Slain: Back From Hell

Slain: Back from Hell, developed by Wolf Brew Games is a heavy metal inspired arcade combat with puzzle elements and gore galore. Stunning visuals and true old school gameplay accompanied by the most metal soundtrack you’ve ever heard. Control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords. He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.

- Challenging ‘elemental’- based melee and magical combat
- 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fueled mayhem & gore
- Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes
- Secret areas to discover
- Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights & macro-sub- mini-boss fights
- No leveling, no grinding, no crafting!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Slain: Back From Hell releases on the Xbox Store on October 21st for $12.99

For more information on Slain: Back From Hell, check out the official website: http://www.wolfbrewgames.com/slain/

Monday, October 10

First Look: Mantis Burn Racing

Mantis Burn Racing, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a top down racing game. The race is on in Mantis Burn Racing, where fast-paced bumper-to-bumper racing combines with intuitive, tactile gameplay and stunning visuals in one of the best-looking and most immersive top-down racers around. Drive incredible built-for-racing vehicles across highly detailed, visually stunning tracks, in high-risk, high-speed races where winning is everything. Prove your skills in an extensive career mode and take on friends with 4-player local split-screen racing and online modes for up to 8 players in ‘one-more-go’ style competitive racing. With a RPG-style upgrade system providing players with deep tactical choices and excellent replay-ability, this is racing at its rawest but most exciting!

The race is on!

- Compelling Career Mode - Test every aspect of your driving ability in a comprehensive 7-season career structure
- Choose from a roster of fully customisable built-for-racing vehicles in 3 distinct categories
- Race across stunning reversible tracks located in 2 distinct environments with incredible photo-realistic visuals
- RPG-Style Upgrade System
- Master 8 fun game modes - including Knockout, Accumulator, Overtake and Time Trial - that keep the extensive solo career fresh and exciting
- Race your way to the top of the Global leader boards in unique challenges each week for the ultimate in bragging rights
- 4 player local split-screen racing with extensive online modes for up to 8 players allowing players worldwide to race together seamlessly
- Race to an original ambient-electro soundtrack written especially for the game
- Regular content updates during Early Access with add-ons planned post full launch, including free and paid content packs

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Mantis Burn Racing releases on the Xbox Store on October 12th

For more information on Mantis Burn Racing, check out the official website: http://www.voofoostudios.com/game/mantis-burn-racing/

First Look: Blue Rider

Blue Rider, developed by Ravegan is a explosive shoot-em-up game. The perfect adventure that players who enjoy a good challenge were waiting for. Face the most challenging robot bosses you could possibly imagine as you travel across rich and diverse landscapes, and try to keep up with this insane bullet hell.

Enjoy a dynamic arcade-like game where it’s you against anything that moves. Remember that hedgehog or that little robot boy? This is a trial they wouldn’t be able to face. So get ready for a daring battle that’ll put your skills to the test. Blue Rider! Not for the faint of heart!

- 9 unique biomes overflowing with enemies
- Customize your arsenal and discover your very own strategy
- Easy to play, hard to beat. Always fun!
- Challenge and defeat each of the 9 different bosses
- Orchestrated original soundtrack
-Explosions, explosions and… more explosions!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Blue Rider releases on the Xbox Store on October 12th

For more information on Blue Rider, check out the official website: http://www.ravegan.com/

First Look: HoPiKo

HoPiKo, developed by Laser Dog, is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over... It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers! Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind!.

Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.

- Fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay
- Awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on an original GameBoy
- Uses every ounce of your muscle memory - Unique minimal controls, you've never played a platformer like this!

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

HoPiKo releases on the Xbox Store on October 19th for $6.99

For more information on HoPiKo, check out the official website: http://www.hopiko-game.com/

First Look: Castle Invasion: Throne Out

Castle Invasion: Throne Out, developed by Cat Trap Studios, ia a game where you will upgrade, equip and fire your way through an onslaught of attackers with state of the art weapons such as the bow and arrow or the spear. Each enemy type is different. An arrow to the face won’t solve all your problems.

Play through day and knight. . . and night. Fight the darkness with fire to keep torches lit and out of the dark ages. Alternatively, just fight everything with fire, I’m not here to judge.

In time trial levels you control the speed of enemies whilst trying to finish the level as quickly as possible. Yes, that does mean dwarf slo-mo take downs.

-50 frantic, action packed levels
-5 deadly bosses
-Use coins dropped by enemies to buy over 40 weapon upgrades
-Wizards, jesters, knights, dwarves, executioners and more in an army of medieval misfits
-Full to bursting with awful, awful puns.

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Castle Invasion: Throne Out releases on the Xbox Store on October 12th for $4.99

For more information on Castle Invasion: Throne Out, check out the official website: http://cattrapstudios.com/our-games/castle-invasion-throne-out/

Wednesday, October 5

First Look: One Hundred Ways

One Hundred Ways, developed by Sunlight Games, is a puzzle game where the objective is to make the ball reach its goal. To solve the levels, there are tools that will help you accomplish your goal. Sometimes you will need to think outside the box to overcome the obstacles.

- 133 levels for a lot of gaming fun
- 18 level of them, exclusive for the Xbox One
- 10 tutorial levels
- Over 30 tools that make it either more difficult or easier for the ball to reach its goal
- Slowly increasing difficulty
- Real time 3D-Iso-view

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

One Hundred Ways releases on the Xbox Store on October 7th

For more information on One Hundred Ways, check out the official website: http://www.sunlight-games.com/en/?nav=detail&game=One+Hundred+Ways&sys=pc

Monday, October 3

First Look: Castles

Castles, developed by Whoot Games is an action puzzle game, set in a fantasy medieval world. Up to two players have to rise the highest tower in the kingdom, matching blocks of materials and construction tools, and facing problems like weather and giant bosses.

The players don’t control blocks, instead, they control the “engineers”, which makes for a very different game experience. Blocks will fall from above onto the central 5×5 grid, where the player have to push and pull them in order to make combinations. If you complete the level goals, the tower grows taller. As it grows, different challenges in the shape of weather effects or enemies will get in the way.

Players also can play in the arena, trying to survive as long as they can, or compete one against other.

- Story mode with 50 levels
- Survival Mode
- Versus Mode
- One or two players
- 5 Boss Battles

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Castles releases on the Xbox Store on October 5th for $4.99

For more information on Castles, check out the official website: http://badlandindie.com/castles/

First Look: Reus

Reus, developed by Abbey Games, is a simulation-strategy game where you control powerful giants that help you shape the planet to your will. You can create mountains and oceans, forests and more. Enrich your planet with plants, minerals and animal life. There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. Provide for them and they may thrive. Give them too much, and their greed may gain the upper hand.

- Control four mighty giants, each with their unique abilities
- Terra-form the planet to your will, experiment with different terrain types
- A complex system of upgrades and synergies allows for endless styles of play
- Observe humanity, let your giants praise or punish them
- Enjoy an interesting art style and a strong soundtrack
- Enrich the planet with over 100 plants, animals and minerals
- Unlock new content by helping humanity achieve numerous developments
- "Let your giants decide the fate of humanity."

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Reus releases on the Xbox Store on October 11th for $9.99

For more information on Reus, check out the official website: http://www.reusgame.com/

First Look: Ginger: Beyond the Crystal

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, developed by Drakhar Studio, is an adventure platformer where is is up to you to reconstruct a devastated world. It is full of characters who will help you restore the peace, but don't trust just anyone! There are many unexpected dangers ahead.

The story of the the game is essentially, a world destroyed by a crystal explosion, a mysterious threat hanging over its inhabitants, and a goddess who creates a hero. This is where Ginger comes to save the day. The towns are devastated and their inhabitants disappeared, but there is still hope. Ginger must reestablish the connection with the goddess by purifying corrupted crystals that have spread throughout the worlds. It won’t be easy; the worlds are full of enemies and traps across 15 different levels. Throughout the game, you will obtain special abilities that will help you solve puzzles and defeat your enemies. There are three different worlds to discover, each one with its own enemies and various bonus levels to test your skills.

- 3 worlds to explore and repopulate, including crystal mines, ghostly craters and enchanted mansions
- Reuild and restore peace in the villages
- 15 levels of adventures and platforms
- 15 hidden bonus levels to probe your skills
- Acquire new abilities as you advance throughout your adventure
- Hundreds of secrets to find about incredible worlds

Be sure to check out our First Look Video embedded above!

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal releases on the Xbox Store on October 26th for $19.99

For more information on Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, check out the official website: http://beyondthecrystal.com/

Wednesday, September 28

Rogue Stormers Preview

Rogue Stormers, developed by Black Forest Games, is a classic run ‘n’ gun game with twin stick shooter mechanics. Game is set in the oil rig city of Ravensdale. A medieval metropolis that went bonkers after the people discovered goop - a raw fluid that provided energy, skin cream, bread spread and powered diesel engines. And it turned the people of Ravensdale into raging, bloodthirsty monsters. Lucky for them they have you, leading a pack of lunatic knights on a killing spree to save the city.

Your goal is to fight and beat the ultimate evil threatening Ravensdale - but in order to beat him, you need to fight your way through 7 increasingly challenging levels. If you die, you'll be back at square one. Earned perks are yours to keep, allowing your character to grow stronger with each new raid.

- Single player mode
- Coop for up to four players local/online co-op
- 5 character classes to decide whether you feel like murdering people with fire or goop or guns
- Procedurally generated levels with random placement of enemies, traps and upgrades for infinite replayability
- Unravel Ravensdale's dark history piece by piece and learn your character’s gruesome history

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Rogue Stormers releases on the Xbox Store on October 7th for $19.99

For more information on Rogue Stormers, check out the official website: https://black-forest-games.com/games/rogue-stormers/

Tuesday, September 27

Zenith Preview

Zenith, developed by Infinigon, is an action RPG that combines that feel of the golden era RPG games with a generous dose of humor and parody. The game counts with a solid story which unfolds in a fantasy world populated by dozens of unorthodox characters.

Exploration: Yes, we’ve got a world map. Ain’t we just amazing?
Bosses: Because everybody loves kicking the crap out of big monsters!
Worldsaving: You’d think the government would be able to do what they’re being paid for instead of tinkering with apocaliptical devices.
Dungeons: There are so many ruins and temples lying around the world that they almost count as a natural resource.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Zenith releases on the Xbox Store on September 30th for $19.99

For more information on Zenith, check out the official website: http://zeniththegame.com/en/maineng/

Monday, September 26

Axiom Verge Preview

Axiom Verge, developed by Tom Happ, is an action-adventure. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation?

Learn the secrets of the world and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage that will help you take on biomechanoid constructs.

- Over 40 weapons and tools
- Almost 100 upgrades
- Over 80 creatures
- Almost 1000 rooms

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Axiom Verge releases on the Xbox Store on September 30th for $19.99

For more information on Axiom Verge, check out the official website: http://www.axiomverge.com/

Monday, September 19

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Preview

Dear Esther, developed by The Chinese Room, immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides.”A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer." As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: "Dear Esther..." - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.

Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition features a Directors' Commentary mode that allows players to explore the island and learn what inspired the game and how it was crafted by The Chinese Room and Rob Briscoe.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition releases on the Xbox Store on September 20th

For more information on Dear Esther, check out the official website: http://dear-esther.com/

Friday, September 16

Eventide: Slavic Fable Preview

Eventide: Slavic Fable, developed by House of Fables/Artifex Mundi, is exciting adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology set in a contemporary heritage park where mythical Slavic creatures co-exist with humans, the adventure begins when the protagonist, a famous botanist, receives an alarming invitation from her grandmother, the park's curator. The protagonist is tasked with saving an endangered plant, but this turns out to be the least of her concerns. Her Grandma is kidnapped by the mysterious Boruta, who is plotting to conquer and destroy the world using the park's ancient magic.

The protagonist must seek alliance with the creatures living in the park, in order to defeat the villain, save her Grandma, and prevent worldwide calamity. Will she be able to stop Boruta and his evil forces?

-Visit 38 diverse locations to save your Grandma - and the world!
Challenge yourself in 43 HO scenes!
Explore an ancient, mythic world!
Solve the mystery of the magical Fern Flower

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Eventide: Slavic Fable releases on the Xbox Store on September 23rd for $9.99

For more information on Eventide: Slavic Fable, check out the official website: https://www.artifexmundi.com/g/eventide-slavic-fable/

Thursday, September 8

Jotun: Vahalla Edition Preview

Jotun, developed by Thunder Lotus Games, is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills! Jotun: Valhalla Edition features the brand new Valhalla Mode, the ultimate battle against even fiercer versions of the Jotun! A true challenge for those who wish to impress the Gods!

- Experience beautiful hand-drawn animation
- Fight five epic jotuns, giant Norse elementals
- Explore nine vast and mysterious levels filled with Viking mythology
- Learn about Thora's life and death in an overarching story
- Summon powers bestowed upon you by the Viking Gods
- Hear authentic Icelandic voice-overs
- Listen to an amazing original soundtrack, specifically composed for every gameplay moment by Max LL
- Test your skills in the brand new Valhalla Mode, featuring fiercer versions of the mighty Jotun

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Jotun releases on the Xbox Store on September 9th for $14.99

For more information on Jotun, check out the official website: http://jotungame.com/

Wednesday, September 7

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Preview

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, developed by Dreamloop Games, is an engaging 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter game, combining SHMUP and Brawler-like gameplay with light RPG elements. Choose from different game modes, gameplay settings, mechs, weapons and upgrades to customize your experience freely. Soar through space, defeat evil and save the future... from itself!

- Local co-op for up to 4 players
- 5 player characters, with their distinct special abilities and superweapons
- Up to 49 unique weapon combinations in addition to different upgrades and powerups help you on the way
- An extensive and customizable list of game settings; play the way you want
- A light touch of RPG-mechanics, just for fun
- A 10-level campaign with a tongue-in-cheek story to tie it together
- Start the game over with all your toys after beating the campaign in the New Game Plus Mode
- Endless Gauntlet-mode that gets progressively harder as you play
- Challenge mode with five predefined challenges
- An amazing, album-length soundtrack

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax releases on the Xbox Store on September 9th

For more information on Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, check out the official website: http://stardustgalaxywarriors.com/

Saturday, September 3

Claire: Extended Cut Preview

Claire: Extended Cut, developed by Hailstorm Games, is a Action-Adventure Sidescrolling game where you play as Claire, who is alone, lost, and hunted. The world has quickly becomes shrouded in darkness with unseen threats stalking Claire from the shadows. Aided by her dog and armed only with a flashlight, Claire must conquer her fear and find her comatose mother. However, there are others lost in the darkness seeking salvation. Claire must decide who she is going to save. With every choice she'll begin to discover who she really is and whether she deserves to be saved herself.

- A blend of modern and retro pixel-art techniques creating a rich 2.5D world with volumetric lighting and real-time shadows.
- Use a lighter or a flashlight to explore an increasingly dark world.
- Fight back Claire’s fear and stay alert with items scavenged from the dark corners of the world.
- Find others lost in the darkness, help them and decide to save them or leave them be.
- Panic-based horror system that reacts to your decisions and Claire’s panic levels.
- Multiple difficulty modes, including Nightmare mode where Claire can die from panic.
- Multiple endings based upon the player’s ability to put the pieces together, assist others and help Claire through the world.
- New shadow enemy available exclusive to Extended Cut.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Claire: Extended Cut releases on the Xbox Store on September 6th

For more information on Claire: Extended Cut, check out the official website: http://www.hailstorm-games.com/

Thursday, September 1

FreezeMe Preview

FreezeME, developed by Rainy Night Creations, is a A 3D platformer in the style of the 90s-era but wait there is a twist! The main character “R” has one special tool – a camera around her neck. This camera allows her to literally freeze the objects she photographs.

This brown-eyed moppet with a camera around her neck is hot on the trail of her best friend, “M,” who has been abducted by the dastardly Fat the Cat that longs to create what he describes as a “Dog-Free-World”. How kidnapping M will help him with this goal remains something of a mystery, but R is determined to thwart him by rescuing M from his clutches.

-4 vast worlds to explore
-Non linear progression
-Wide variety of different gameplay situations and mechanics

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

FreezeME releases on the Xbox Store on September 2nd for $9.99

For more information on FreezeME, check out the official website: http://www.rainynightcreations.com/

Monday, August 29

The Final Station Preview

The Final Station, developed by Do My Best Games, is a A post-apocalyptic adventure about traveling a dying world on a train. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.

-A story that goes through 5 chapters, with large inhabited stations at the end of each one.
-Infected are ready to stop your progress whenever you exit the train to look for supplies
-Maintain your train in operating condition and craft valuable items from the resources you scavenge -Don't expect to shoot your way through the crowds of infected. Supplies and ammo are very limited
-Pick up survivors along the way, gaining perks (and hindrances) for your troubles
-Scavenge for loot at stations and craft useful supplies
-Sell your loot at inhabited stations for useful upgrades to your weapons

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

The Final Station releases on the Xbox Store on September 2nd for $14.99

For more information on The Final Station, check out the official website: http://thefinalstation.com/

King Oddball Preview

King Oddball, developed by 10TonsLtd, is a game where you end the world in a unique skill based physics puzzle! King Oddball swings a boulder back and forth by its tongue. Release the boulder by tapping the screen. Time the release accurately to crush as many targets as possible with each boulder.

Extra boulders are awarded when crushing three or more targets with a single boulder. Anticipate how boulders roll and bounce. Use explosive crates to wreak havoc on the puny humans. Take advantage of collapsing structures too!

Conquer the world by defeating the humans in more than 120 fun and increasingly challenging levels!

-Single tap gameplay: easy to learn!
-Earth shaking massive physics action
-More than 120 levels + secrets!
-Eccentric art style
-Original music by Jonathan Geer

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

King Oddball releases on the Xbox Store on September 9th for $4.99

For more information on King Oddball, check out the official website: http://www.10tons.com/Game/king_oddball.html

Sunday, August 28

Livelock Preview

Livelock, developed by Tugue Games, is a co-operative top-down shooter where you play solo or with up to two allies to break the cycle of infinite war between machines. As one of the remaining Capital Intellects, your role is to unlock Eden and revive humanity.

Take control of one of three mechanical chassis - Hex, Vanguard or Catalyst – to defeat intelligent mechanical enemies.

Intelligent Action
Overcome chaotic skirmishes where complete mastery of your arsenal and understanding of enemy behaviors is the key to survival.

Three-Player Co-op
Combine forces and coordinate with friends to take advantage of class strengths; each chassis has a distinct personality and arsenal to match.

Infinite War
Explore the post-cataclysmic world and attempt to revive humanity in Story Mode or fight through dynamically generated waves of enemies in Survival Mode.

Devastating Firepower
Combine your weaponry with devastating class-based skills. Create earth-shattering shockwaves, summon lethal automated drones, and call down searing lasers from orbit at the push of a button.

Firepower at your Fingertips
Create shockwaves through the earth, summon devastating drones, and call down massive lasers from orbit at the push of a button.

Human Intellect vs Artificial Intelligence
Turn the difficulty up to Singular and battle against an A.I. that has evolved over centuries with the sole purpose of dismantling you as efficiently as possible.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Livelock releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th for $19.99

For more information on Attack on Titan, check out the official website: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/Livelock

Friday, August 26

Attack on Titan Preview

Attack on Titan, developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo, is an epic action game based on the world-renowned manga and anime series by the same name, Attack on Titan brings the most shocking, courageous and exhilarating moments of the show’s first season to life. In a land where three gigantic walls have been built around humanity’s only known settlements for protection from the towering, eerily human-like Titans, three heroes Eren, Mikasa and Armin witness the brutal end of 100 years of peace. Humanity is once again threatened after a massive Titan destroys one of the outer walls, and the three find themselves desperate to fight off and discover the mystery behind the invading creatures.

Taking on the titanic task of saving humankind, players of Attack on Titan will engage in high-flying, high-octane combat as they utilize the trademark Omni-Directional Mobility Gear and ultra-sharp blades to repel the fearsome Titans. In addition to the game’s main campaign, players are able to recruit up to three companions online in Scout Mode to venture outside the wall and tackle missions across a variety of different stages, including the Forest of Giant Trees, the Ruined Town, a Farm Village and even the Stohess District.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Attack on Titan releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th for $59.99

For more information on Attack on Titan, check out the official website: http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan/

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon Preview

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon, developed by GuGames Development, is a classic action-RPG adventure full of puzzles and exploration. The game tells the story of Khoma, a young man of Bethem whose father has been cursed by the Blue Witch when he was investigating Indigo Forest.

Khoma sets out for a quest that will lead him to the Red Witch, the only person able to break the spell. He will be involved on a long travel to get the Oneiric Objects of Bethem while he becomes a wizard: a real challenge to his strength and skills in a huge world to discover.
-Discover a vast kingdom full of secrets to discover. Exploration is the key! -Test your skills with dungeons full of puzzles to solve. -Over 20 hours of gameplay. -Be surprised by the wildest characters and stories you could imagine. Guaranteed fun! -Use and get new magic spells to open your way. -Collect all the monster auras at the museum. -Wear the new costumes to get new powers!
-Fight against fearsome monsters.
-Complete the many side-quests.

Be enchanted by a classic style action-packed adventure full of secrets, puzzles, unrequited love, exploration and loads of madness.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon releases on the Xbox Store on September 2nd for $7.99

For more information on Stories of Bethem: Full Moon, check out the official website: http://www.gugames-dev.com/en/games/stories-of-bethem-full-moon

I, Zombie Preview

I, Zombie, developed by Awesome Games Studio, is quite a different zombie game - this time YOU are the zombie! Command your infested comrades, fight your way to freedom and let the zombie kind dominate the world!

In I, Zombie you play as the leader of a zombie horde and your goal is to infect all humans on the map. Whenever you infect a human you turn him into a one of your kind and you can use him against armed soldiers. You're also able to command your horde to either attack the enemies, follow you or wait for orders. Each scenario requires tactical approach and careful planning to achieve success.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

I, Zombie releases on the Xbox Store on August 31th for $3.99

For more information on I, Zombie, check out the official website: http://www.awesomegamesstudio.com/index.php/izombie

The Turing Test Preview

The Turing Test, developed by Bulkhead Interactive, is a first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.

Upon arrival a series of puzzles awaits you – tests which, according to the station’s AI, Tom, can only be solved by a human. These puzzles have apparently been set by the missing ground crew – but why have they created them and what are they hiding from?

In an evolving story based on mankind’s instinctual need to explore, protect and survive, you’ll delve deeper into Europa’s ice crusted-core and discover that the lines between man and machine begin to blur. Armed with the Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT), solve puzzles to open the way forward as you learn the true cost of human morality.

-Harness the ability to transfer power between machines using your ‘Energy Manipulation Tool’ providing a unique twist on gameplay mechanics and puzzle logic.
-Learn the significance of player control as you switch between multiple perspectives to solve The Turing Test’s most challenging puzzles.
-Discover a story with multiple layers of depth and conspiracy; challenging concepts of human morality and giving freedom to players to form theories about the fate of ISA's crew members.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

The Turing Test releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th for $19.99

For more information on The Turing Test, check out the official website: http://www.theturingtestgame.com/

Tuesday, August 23

Nightmares from the Deep 2 : The Siren's Call Preview

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren`s Call, developed by Artifex Mundi, is the sequel to the smash hit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart.This epic adventure features an exciting plot full of outstanding puzzles and unforeseeable twists and turns.

When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. Inside the package she finds an artifact, and instantly assailants descend on the museum to rob her. The artifact is stolen. Sarah lowers her head in disbelief as she realizes that again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep.

Next Sarah finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing town which holds an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the rest of the town’s denizens are suffering from a curse that is gradually turning them into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures… a curse that was cast by none other than the mayor, Murray, and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones.

-Thrilling storyline with complex plot based on a dark mystery
-Unusual depth of character for the Hidden Object genre
-AAA-quality cinematics
-A plethora of majestic locations
-Varied gameplay: interactive hidden-object scenes, mahjong, and many others
-Three different types of collectible objects
-The sequel to the smash hit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, building on the first game’s story
-Bonus gameplay: an additional adventure, telling the story of the praetorians who seek redemption after decades of serving Major Murray
-Additional materials: concept art, wallpapers and a stunning soundtrack
-Replayable minigames and HO scenes

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Nightmares from the Deep 2 : The Siren's Call releases on the Xbox Store on August 26th for $9.99

For more information on Nightmares from the Deep 2 : The Siren's Call, check out the official website: http://www.artifexmundi.com/page/nftd2/

Monday, August 22

Assetto Corsa Preview

Assetto Corsa, developed by KUNOS Simulazioni, is an simulation racing game that recreates an immersive environment, dynamic lighthing and realistic materials and surfaces. The advanced physics engine is being designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, including features and aspects of real cars, never seen on any other racing simulator such as tyre flat spots, heat cycles including graining and blistering, very advanced aerodynamic simulation with active movable aerodynamics parts controlled in real time by telemetry input channels, hybrid systems with kers and energy recovery simulation. Extremely detailed with single player and multiplayer options, exclusive licensed cars reproduced with the best accuracy possible, thanks to the official cooperation of Car Manufacturers.



- Abarth 595 EsseEsse (3 variants)
- Abarth 500 EsseEsse (2 variants)
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV Launch Edition
- Alfa Romeo MiTo QV
- Audi Sport Quattro (2 variants)
- Bmw 1M (2 variants)
- Lamborghini Miura S.V.
- Lotus Elise SC (3 variants)
- Maserati Levante S
- Shelby Cobra
- RUF CTR Yellowbird
- Toyota GT-86
- Ford Mustang 2015
- Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray

- Bmw M3 E30 Evo (3 variants)
- Bmw M3 E30 Group A
- Bmw M3 E30 DTM
- Bmw M3 E92 (3 variants)
- Bmw Z4 E89 (3 variants)
- Lotus Evora GTC
- Lotus Evora GX

- McLaren MP4-12c GT3
- Bmw Z4 GT3
- Bmw M3 GT2
- Ferrari 458 GT2
- P4/5 Competizione
- Mercedes SLS GT3

- Classic Team Lotus Type 49
- Classic Team Lotus 98T
- Ferrari 312T

- Audi R8 Plus
- Ferrari LaFerrari
- Ferrari 458 Italia (2 variants)
- Ferrari F40 (2 variants)
- Ferrari 599xx
- McLaren Mp4 12c
- Mercedes SLS AMG
- Nissan GTR NISMO
- Pagani Zonda R
- Pagani Huayra
- Lotus Evora S (2 variants)
- Lotus Exige S Roadster
- Lotus Exige Scura
- Lotus 2 Eleven GT4

- KTM X-Bow R
- Lotus 2 Eleven
- Lotus Evora GTE
- Lotus Evora GTE Carbon
- Lotus Exige 240R (2 variants)
- Lotus Exige V6 Cup

- Magione - "Autodromo dell'Umbria"
- Imola - "Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari"
- Mugello - "Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello"
- Silverstone - GP
- Silverstone - International
- Silverstone - National
- Monza - "Autodromo di Monza"
- Monza - "Classic 60's Edition"
- Nurburgring - GP
- Nurburgring - Sprint
- Spa Francorchamps
- Vallelunga - "Autodromo Piero Taruffi"
- Vallelunga - Circuito Club
- Zandvoort
- Trento - Bondone Hillclimb
- Drift Track
- Drag strip

- Free Practice
- Racing against AI
- Career
- Online Multiplayer
- HotLap
- Time Attack
- Special Events
- Drift
- Drag race

- In game telemetry and apps
- Advanced car setup management
- Flags
- Penalties

Assetto Corsa releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th for $49.99

For more information on Assetto Corsa, check out the official website: http://www.assettocorsa.net/en/

DOGOS Preview

DOGOS, developed by OPQAM Studios, is a 3D SHUMP Game that puts the player in the shoes of Desmond Phoenix, a skilled pilot in command of sophisticated ships equipped with various types of powerful weapons, DOGOS invites you to explore 14 original open world levels completely made in 3D, giving players the opportunity to meet goals from any angle they can imagine! Intensive action, an insane amount of shooting and explosions, (not kidding a lot of explosions), all accompanied by an incredible and catchy soundtrack.

-14 open world levels full of detail.
-Dynamic in-game camera changes offers a complete new form of gameplay.
-A huge variety of enemies and bosses.
-4 Levels of difficulty will deliver different gameplay possibilities.
-High level of sound and music originality, and of course, high definition graphics.
-Ships, armament, skins, try all the configurations you want until you find the one that fits you

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

DOGOS releases on the Xbox Store on September 7th

For more information on DOGOS, check out the official website: dogosgame.com

Sunday, August 21

Hack, Slash & Backstab Preview

Hack, Slash & Backstab, developed by Magic Spell Studios, is a 1 - 4 Player Couch Co-Op Dungeon crawler, that pits players against a dungeon teeming with evil creatures. Players collect powerful items, perform special attacks, and fight boss monsters in a quest to find the portal that will let them leave the dungeon. The catch is...only one of them can escape. Players will battle one another to be the one who survives, but making the mistake of betraying your “friends” too soon may cost you your life. Hack, Slash & Backstab - where the dungeon is dark, and your friends aren’t friendly.

Key Features:
- 1 to 4 player couch co-op action
- Fast paced, arcade style dungeon crawler
- 4 unique playable characters
- Powerful items to aid in your quest
- Challenging boss encounters
- Procedurally generated dungeons, making for a new journey every round
- Friendly fire is always on, wait for the right moment, then betray your team

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Hack, Slash & Backstab releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th

For more information on Hack, Slash & Backstab, check out the official website: http://hackslashbackstab.rit.edu/

Tuesday, August 16

Worms W.M.D Preview

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Worms W.M.D releases on the Xbox Store on August 23rd for $29.99

For more information on Worms W.M.D, check out the official website: https://www.team17.com/games/worms-wmd/

Binaries Preview

Binaries, developed by Ant Workshop, where you will test your skills and reflexes as you simultaneously guide two lovable balls through over 100 controller-smashingly tough platform challenges. Control both balls at exactly the same time as you try to avoid the death and danger that awaits their every move.

-Make your way through over 100 levels of fiendish puzzle solving and death-defying challenges.
-Glutton for punishment? Replay levels against the clock to get the fastest time you can. Are you quick enough to get S rank on every level?
-An adaptive music score that ramps up when you do well and chills out if you’re stuck, to help you concentrate.
-Choose your own route to completion through a non-linear map. Stuck on a super-tough stage? No worries! Just go and hone your skills on a different level.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Binaries releases on the Xbox Store on August 30th

For more information on Binaries, check out the official website: http://binaries.ant-workshop.com/

Solar Shifter EX Preview

Solar Shifter EX, developed by Elder Games, is a sci-fi shoot 'em up with the unique ability to 'shift'. Your only weapon is your ship: The Phase Shifter has been outfitted with a one-of-a-kind jump drive that lets you warp out of tough situations at will, a technique which will challenge you of to your limits when surviving the masses of enemies coming at you from all sides.

• Unique 'shifting' mechanic to bring a completely new level of depth into a shmup
• 18 tough missions
• 8 beautiful environments
• Over 40 enemy types encountered throughout the game
• Upgrade your ship
• 4 controllable ships: One main ship and three alien ships. Control all-powerful alien vessels that decimate allied forces with ease.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Solar Shifter EX releases on the Xbox Store on August 26th

For more information on Solar Shifter EX, check out the official website: Official Site

ObliteRacers Preview

ObliteRacers, developed by Vakian Empire, is a party racing for up to 16 players! Race brutal-cute aliens on exotic planets, using weapon powerups and physics-based vehicles to annihilate your competition in frantic round-based combat.

-Addictive racing mayhem for all ages featuring brutal-cute aliens, exotic locations and absurd weapon powerups
-Battle friends and family on the couch, compete against others online, or play career mode solo against punishing bots
-Highly customizable party game modes with dozens of gameplay modifiers and presets for endless variety
-Simple controls for newcomers, with advanced strategies for veteran players
-Round-based combat ensures quick respawns and allows drop-in drop-out play

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

ObliteRacers releases on the Xbox Store on August 26th

For more information on ObliteRacers, check out the official website: http://obliteracers.com/

Friday, August 5

Momentum Preview

Momentum, developed by Projectile Entertainment, is a physics based platforming game. Choose one of many unlockable balls, and then skillfully maneuver it through up to 100 levels across three worlds, each featuring its own tracks and gameplay mechanics. Race the clock as you rotate labyrinths and use gravity to your advantage. But be careful, because you could easily lose control. Momentum’s zen atmosphere contrasts with its challenging gameplay. The soothing soundtrack and detailed environments combine to create a truly unique, relaxing vibe.

Be sure to check out our video preview embedded above!

Momentum releases on the Xbox Store on August 12th for $9.99

For more information on Momentum, check out the official website: https://projectileentertainment.com/

Monday, August 1

Rebranding as Team XBLN!

As we move towards rebranding ourselves as Team XBLN, we have a new url of TeamXBLN.com. The old url XboxLiveNetwork.com will remain as well so use whichever url you are comfortable with and happy gaming!

Tuesday, July 26

Cannon Brawl Preview

Cannon Brawl, developed by Turtle Sandbox, is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus through the madness of battle will be put to the test.

Advance across the kingdom in single player to unlock and discover new units, then experiment with each one to find your favorite combination in online multiplayer.

Choose from over fifteen units and five airship pilots for a huge variety of strategic combinations. Want to turtle up and launch big warheads from afar? You can! Want to rush to the high ground and launch a rain of missiles from above? You can! Try out tons of other strategies and crush your friends!

-Action Strategy like you've never seen - Unique blend of 2D artillery and real time strategy gameplay results in intense tactical battles
-Battle Near and Far - Competitive 1v1 online multiplayer with ranked matching, invite a friend for a private battle, or plugin in a controller and get your buddies together for a home tournament
-Strategic Options - Choose from 15+ weapons and defenses and combo them with 5+ different airship pilots for hundreds of strategic options
-Dynamic Battlefields - Destroy the terrain with cannons, lasers and more
-Epic Adventure - Battle across our full campaign mode with big boss fights spanning 20 missions, charting new territory across 5 unique environments

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Cannon Brawl releases on the Xbox Store on August 5th

For more information on Cannon Brawl, check out the official website: http://www.turtle-sandbox.com/website/index.html

Friday, July 22

Dungeon Punks Preview

Dungeon Punks, developed by Hyper Awesome Entertainment is a 1 to 3 player arcade style brawler and role-playing game with a unique tag-team fighting system, set in a fantasy world of magic, mystery, and corporate greed. Recruit a crew of six mutant heroes who will blast your enemies senseless with their crazy magical spells and combo attacks. Real-time party play allows you to take control of any of the heroes fighting alongside you at any time. And even better, you can have a buddy or two tap in and join you on your adventure! The action is fast, the spells are furious, and total mayhem is bound to break loose every time you play.

-Adventure solo, or with up to 3 players
-Challenge your friends to a Brawl in any of the eleven different 2-3 player Battle Arenas
-Recruit six mutant heroes, from Werewolf spellcaster to Lizardman warrior
-Explore twelve stunning areas, each with epic boss battles
-Tame and ride giant monsters
-Discover an unusual fantasy world of magic, mystery, and corporate greed
-Experience over twelve hours of story-driven mayhem in Adventure Mode
-Blast your enemies senseless with crazy magical spells and custom combo attacks
-Challenge yourself further with New Game Plus Mode

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Dungeon Punks releases on the Xbox Store on July 26th for $14.99

For more information on Dungeon Punks, check out the official website: http://www.dungeonpunksgame.com/

Monday, July 18

Maldita Castilla EX Preview

Maldita Castilla EX, developed by Locomalito, stars a young knight banishing the evil of the Kingdom of Castille after a young witch’s tears open a gate that lets demons into the world. To fight the various monsters and beasts of European folklore that now roam the land, he’ll have to use various weapons, from sickles to swords to knives.
Depending on how well players do against the game’s 19 bosses over its eight stages, they’ll receive one of four endings. Hidden items will also factor into which end the player receives.
8 Stages
19 Bosses
48+ Types of enemies
4 Different endings
Illustrated Codex
8 Screen view modes

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Maldita Castilla EX releases on the Xbox Store on July 20th

For more information on Maldita Castilla EX, check out the official website: https://www.locomalito.com/maldita_castilla.php

Thursday, July 14

Tumblestone Preview

Tumblestone, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, is an action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown.

Competitive multiplayer: Tumblestone's intense puzzle-solving action will turn playing "just a few more rounds" with friends into a late-night Tumblestone marathon
Local multiplayer: Up to four players on a single computer
Online multiplayer: Play online against your friends or make new ones using Tumblestone's ranked matchmaking system. Bots: Have an open slot? Play against the computer. But can anyone withstand the punishing Nightmare bot? Story mode: The 40+ hour story campaign will test your puzzle-solving prowess. Featuring 10+ gameplay modifiers, challenge puzzles, and boss battles
Arcade modes: Kick back and relax with the casual Marathon mode, scratch an intellectual itch with the Infinipuzzle mode, or get your blood pumping with the fast-paced Heartbeat mode
Leaderboards: Online leaderboards let your friends know you're better than them
Quests: Hundreds of unique quests to complete
Stats: Rank up, then compare how you stack up against your friends
Personalization: Choose from a dozen unique characters and environments

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Tumblestone releases on the Xbox Store on July 16th for $19.99

For more information on Tumblestone, check out the official website: http://www.tumblestonegame.com/

Wednesday, July 13

Ninja Pizza Girl Preview

Ninja Pizza Girl, developed by Disparity Games, is a serious game about self-esteem, bullying and resilience – and pizza delivering ninjas!

Its deeply-woven story follows Gemma, a sixteen-year-old girl working as a pizza delivery ninja for her father’s independent Pizzeria. In a world where slums teeter on top of skyscrapers, where powerful mega-corporations exploit the poor and where quality pizza is hard to come by, Gemma must fight to keep her ideals, her family and their business intact in face of the most merciless enemies known to any teenage girl – other teenagers.

-Accessible flow-based gameplay that welcomes beginners while challenging speedrunners
-Face enemies that shove, trip, throw garbage in your hair and upload videos of their abuse
-Unique "health" system that tracks the player's self-esteem
-A mind-melting original soundtrack by the amazing Max Maars who was featured on Triple J's "Unearthed"
-The only videogame to feature the phrase "No Pants. No Pizza."

Ninja Pizza Girl. For Honor. For Family. For Pizza.

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Ninja Pizza Girl releases on the Xbox Store on July 20th for $14.99

For more information on Ninja Pizza Girl, check out the official website: http://www.disparitygames.com/ninja-pizza-girl/

Cast of the Seven Godsends - Redux Preview

Cast of the Seven Godsends – Redux developed by Rave Travel Studios is a classic 2D, run ’n gun, action-shooter games ruled the arcades. Four levels of difficulty, six worlds to conquer, twelve mid and end-of-level bosses, seven god-like armour sets, five basic weapons and thirty-five magic combat spells!

The evil emperor Zaraaima has kidnapped the infant heir to the land of Dareca. King Kandar must call upon the aid of the seven gods of Dareca as he traverses the six worlds of his kingdom in a bid to save his son. He must face the emperor’s hordes as he battles through dark woods, slimy swamps, sinister mills, infernal volcanos, snowy mountains, golden cities and demonic castles. Each world is guarded by level bosses each sworn to bring about the king’s swift demise. To help him in his quest King Kandar can invoke god-given armor, wield different weapons and cast fanatical spells. Can the King save his son and his kingdom or will Dareca fall into the evil emperor’s grasp?

Easy controls - only two buttons to play (shoot and jump)
Six very different and long worlds to conquer
Checkpoint save positions throughout worlds
Five basic weapons to master
Seven god-like armor sets
15 different bonus items to boost your hero
Thirty-five magic combat spells to utilize
Over 50 different enemies
Twelve mid and end-of-level bosses
Four difficulty levels
Different endings
Hand-drawn pixel graphics with a 16-bit look-and-feel
Special art gallery with achievements to unlock
Easter eggs to discover

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Cast of the Seven Godsends – Redux releases on the Xbox Store on July 20th

For more information on Cast of the Seven Godsends – Redux, check out the official website: http://www.castseven.com/

Tuesday, July 12

VideoBall Preview

VIDEOBALL, developed by Action Button Entertainment, is a sports game for everyone. Videoball is a two-dimensional hybrid of air hockey and soccer on a single screen. Players form two teams and each player uses a controller with an analog stick and a button to control triangle-shaped avatars that shoot projectiles. The object of the game is to knock a circular ball into the opposing team's endzone. Players hold the button to charge a shot, which fires upon release. The projectile can propel the ball, block other projectiles, and incapacitate opponents.The projectile becomes more powerful with the length of time the button is held: projectiles can then range from ineffective to effective to "a slam" that can propel the ball across the full screen. If held for an additional second, the fourth level of a charged shot places a defensive square barrier. A charge cannot be held forever. Games last an average of four minutes, though they can last several times more. The game is visualized in all solid, bright colors and basic shapes.

The game supports up to six human or artificial intelligence players in local and online multiplayer. Videoball also has ranked matchmaking multiplayer mode.

-Online: Compete in exhibition or ranked VIDEOBALL in solo or team modes
-Customizable: Various arenas, color palettes, music tracks, and backgrounds
-Local: Adjust ball count, time limit, and point values to design your own rule set

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VIDEOBALL releases on the Xbox Store on July 13th for $9.99

For more information on VIDEOBALL, check out the official website: http://videoball.net/

Monday, July 11

Song of the Deep Preview

Song of the Deep, developed by Insomniac Games, is a metroidvania-style action-adventure game following a young girl’s quest into the unknown to find her missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape.

-Explore a fantastic non-linear interactive underwater world, from ruins to boneyards to gardens. Every corner of the ocean offers a new surprise
-Upgrade your submarine with new abilities to access new areas of the sea, and combine your abilities in surprising ways like catching a torpedo with your claw arm
-Outwit, outmaneuver, and battle creatures along the way, from lantern jellies to giant bosses
-Experience an unforgettable journey: A powerful tale about a daughter defying impossible odds to search for her father

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Song of the Deep releases on the Xbox Store on July 12th for $14.99

For more information on Song of the Deep, check out the official website: http://songofthedeep.com/

Anarcute Preview

Anarcute, developed by Anarteam, is the cutest riot game, with a catchy art direction and unique crowd-beat’em all gameplay!

These are dark times. A group of evil corporations has taken over the major cities of the world. They took control of the media, brainwashed the police and now shamelessly dictate the citizens' lives from the heights of their skyscrapers. It is time to act! Take control of the revolution to face the terrible Brainwash Patrol who’s dominating the world. United we stand!

In Anarcute you’re not controlling a single character but rather a whole crowd! The bigger the crowd, the more powerful it gets. Wake up your fellow rioters in the cities and grow the revolt to unleash devastating abilities!

It is time for the cute revolution!

-Lead a group of adorably cute rioters and wreak havoc all over the world in your fight against evil
-Pick up any object in the streets and throw those at the Brainwash Patrol
-Take down any building on your path and take advantage of the city’s layout
-Fight the Brainwash Patrol, a terrible force ready to do anything to stop you
-Explore the world and set it free!

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Anarcute releases on the Xbox Store on July 12th for $14.99

For more information on Anarcute, check out the official website: http://anarcute.com/

Friday, July 8

Rivals of Aether Preview

RIVALS OF AETHER, developed by Dan Fornace, is an fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. Untangle the mysterious conflicts of the planet Aether in Story Mode or take your combat skills online and challenge your friends across the world.

-Choose VERSUS MODE to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
-Play STORY MODE to learn the backstory behind each rival and begin to uncover the hidden mysteries of Aether.
-Dive into ABYSS MODE to see how many waves of shadowy fighters you can defeat and reach the leaderboards(coming soon) alone or with a friend.
-Take your skills online in ONLINE VERSUS! Play against your friends or test your skills by finding opponents through matchmaking.

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RIVALS OF AETHER releases on the Xbox Store under the Game Preview on July 13th for $14.99

**Story and Abyss Modes currently a Work in Progress and not available in initial Xbox Preview Build 0.14

For more information on RIVALS OF AETHER, check out the official website: http://www.rivalsofaether.com/

Saturday, July 2

Pharaonic Preview

Pharaonic, developed by MilkStone Studios, is an unforgiving sidescrolling Combat-RPG set in Ancient Egypt. Explore a vast kingdom full of dangers and brutal enemies while you find the truth behind Ahmosis I, the Red Pharaoh.

Pharaonic takes the excellent combat design of Dark Souls and adapts it to a faster paced side-scrolling environment. Use your shield to block and parry incoming attacks, manage your stamina and wait for your chance to attack and defeat your enemies. A single mistake can be fatal, so stay on your toes to avoid making any.


-Explore an Ancient Egypt full of traps and treacherous enemies
-Exhaustive, refined and satisfying combat system
-Complete character customization, with hundreds of pieces of equipment at your disposal
-Face impressive bosses and their minions in epic fights full of tension
-Talk with plenty of colorful characters to fill the blanks in your memory and learn what's happening to the kingdom
-Lots of secondary paths to explore, full of treasures and traps
-Dozens of weapons and shields with different combat styles
-Use the powers of the Gods and cast spells that will help you in your journey

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Pharaonic releases on the Xbox Store on July 13th for $15.99

For more information on Pharaonic, check out the official website: http://www.milkstonestudios.com/games/pharaonic/

Friday, July 1

10 Second Ninja X Preview

10 Second Ninja X, developed by Four Circle Interactive, is a sidescrolling platformer. Ninjas are cool, this is an established fact of the universe. Nazi Robots from space are not cool, they are the complete opposite of cool, and Robot Hitler is out to get you, the world's first ninja.

You have 10 seconds to destroy all Nazi Robots in your vicinity. IT. IS. ON.

Become the ultimate Ninja and take down Robot Hitler’s automated autocracy in this blisteringly fast platformer.

Ready, Steady, Ninja!

Blitz through 100 including all 40 original 10 Second Ninja levels remastered in HD Fight again and again to get the best time possible and a glorious three star rating!
Battle your friends down to the millisecond on the leaderboards
Collect and Unlock collectables throughout the game!

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10 Second Ninja X releases on the Xbox Store on July 1st for $9.99

For more information on 10 Second Ninja X, check out the official website: http://10second.ninja/

Thursday, June 30

Super Mutant Alien Assault Preview

Super Mutant Alien Assault, developed by Cybernate, is an old school, platforming game. Three fleets of spaceships flee a doomed Earth carrying the last humans in cryostasis. Pursued by aliens, it’s up the lowly security droids to save humanity. Taking up arms solo or with a friend, you must dance with death in a brutal and addictive arcade platformer shooter inspired by Super Crate Box and stuffed to the brim with unlockables.

Fight through rapid fire single screen levels each with a random combination of platform layout, objective, vending machines and enemies. Dodge and weave amongst the aliens to stay alive but don’t leave them standing too long or the ship’s radiation will mutate them into bigger, nastier versions.

Only by unlocking and mastering the wild variety of weapons, explosives, special abilities, defense moves and perks can you hope to survive across all three galaxies, rid your ship of the mutant menace and get back to that nice boring life you had before this nightmare.


-Rapid fire levels
-Each level is random
-A wealth of weapons, sidearms, special abilities, perks, explosives, defense moves and character skins
-Take on the mutant hordes by yourself or team up in local co-op

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Super Mutant Alien Assault releases on the Xbox Store on July 1st for $4.99

For more information on Super Mutant Alien Assault, check out the official website: http://www.mutantalienassault.com/