This Week In Indie: Spelunky On XBLA, Krater Code Winners And More
Welcome to another edition of This Week In Indie. This past week has been a slow week for news in the realm of indie. But some interesting tidbits have arisen from the doldrums of mediocrity. This week’s edition also marks the reveal of our first indie competition winners, for the game Krater. So without further adieu, lets plunge right into all the newsworthy tidbits for this week.
Since we love Fez here at eGamer, well mainly myself, Alessandro and Marko, news about the game is always important to us. It’s interesting to hear news about Phil Fish’s latest problems. Mainly this time, and once again, a big problem with Fez. Things are not boding too well for Fez. The most recent patch that was released last week has been pulled by Microsoft amid a furor over the technical glitches caused by the most recent update. Upon resuming your in-game progress, there is the potential failure of the game not recognising your save file if it predates the recent patch. Once again, Polytron is facing masses of internet hate.
In bundle news, Indie Gala is promoting a new bundle composed of games primarily from small indie publisher Bitcomposer. In this bundle, you get three games for whatever amount you pay which are: Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty, and The Void. If you pay above the average of $6.24 you get five other games which include: Commandos 2: Men Of Courage, Ion Assault, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, Cargo: The Quest For Gravity and Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. The game I found to be the most interesting is The Void which is a surreal first-person action-adventure game. Above this description, you can watch the trailer for The Void you’re interested
In XBLA news, indie darling Spelunky, a platformer with a twist, is receiving an updated release on Xbox Live Arcade. Spelunky combines the core mechanics of a platformer with rogue-like elements, and an amazing range of randomly generated levels and puzzles to keep you playing for hours. The XBLA version of Spelunky will set you back 1200 MSPoints, but with co-op, deathmatch and leaderboards the game has a lot of value attached to it. If you need more convincing, you can play the original game here to get a sense of what I’m talking about.
Finally we can now announce the two winners of the free Krater Steam codes. If you never entered, it’s now too late and in future read This Week In Indie for indie competitions, prizes and giveaways. However, we need to move things on and get to the announcing bit of the competition. The winners of the Krater Steam codes are: Davey! and Terence Hilton. Well done guys, and I hope you enjoy Krater. Maybe we can co-op a game or two sometime.
That’s it for this week, have a great indie-filled weekend and keep playing indie games. Check out This Week In Indie next week for more news, possible prizes and the general greatness that is the indie industry.