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End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:14 am

On September 29, my favorite source of half-assed shovelware will shut down forever. Xbox 360's indie games were where I found classics like Cthulhu Saves the World, No Luca No, and Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart and Ate My Brains.

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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by noiseredux Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:45 am

I'm a bit confused. What's the full story on this? I mean, I know MS is still supporting indie games on the Xbox platform. Is it just the name brand that's going away you mean?
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:36 am

I have a few of these - Escape Goat, Wagon Adventure, Jet Set Willy, etc. -what should I pick up before the service shuts down at the end of the month?
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by noiseredux Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am

I can't seem to find a list of good stuff under this banner. I already own Cthulhu Saves The World.

I don't think "bigger indies" like Spelunky etc are effected, though. We need some clarification here for sure.
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:44 am

A lot of the "bigger" indies got releases under Xbox Live Arcade, and AFAIK, that's still going to be up, but their "Xbox Indie Game" or whatever it's called that's like 40% Minecraft clones is what's shutting down from what I understand.

Here's the article I read. Eurogamer seems to be reporting on it, too, though I've not read their article.
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by noiseredux Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:53 am

I know there's a new similar service for Xbox One, I *think* based on UWP. I don't really know. Those $0.99 shovelware indies were mostly ignored by me on Xbox. But if there's actual quality games going away that we should know about plz let us know!
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:55 am

As for recommendations, I'm going to go through and snag some more interesting ones tonight, but I definitely suggest:

    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
    Shark Attack Deathmatch
    Baby Maker Extreme (the second game is good, too)
    Mount Your Friends
    Uncraft Me
    Cthulhu Saves the World
    Breath of Death VII
    DLC Quest
    Super Amazing Wagon Adventure
    One Finger Death Punch
    Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart then Ate My Brains
    Hidden in Plain Sight

95% of what's on that service is utter shit, but there are a few that are legitimately good games and a few that are stupid but entertaining.

EDIT: I forgot TIME VIKING!!!!!ANDSPACERAPTOR. That game is awesome.
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:53 pm

If you don't already have them, Elkin, be sure to get Escape Goat, Manic Miner, and Jet Set Willy. (The last two are ports of ZX Spectrum games. They are insane.)
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by ElkinFencer10 Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:06 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:If you don't already have them, Elkin, be sure to get Escape Goat, Manic Miner, and Jet Set Willy. (The last two are ports of ZX Spectrum games. They are insane.)

Are those Xbox Indie games? I can't find them when I search for them.
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Re: End of Xbox Live Indie Service

by noiseredux Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:09 pm

I would think Escape Goat is just an XBLA game. No?
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