Xbox Live has played host to smaller gems from indie and AA devs as much as it has blockbuster titles, especially in recent years.
Microsoft's [email protected] initiative was set up in 2014 to help small-size devs self-publish on the Xbox platform, and ensure an audience for games that don’t have the resources or publisher backing to push their work through more traditional channels.
We went hands on with a handful of indie games set to land on Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, and have picked out four of the most exciting titles currently being published through [email protected]
This fantastically named indie gem sees you as a prison convict in the depths of space, looting and shooting your way through a variety of cargo ships, luxury ‘dining’ ships, and military spacecraft.
You can try to sneak your way to only the most important scrap parts or oxygen tanks, or go in guns blazing with interdimensional rayguns and exploding kitten bots.
It’s bombastic, and illustrated in a gorgeous comic book panel art-style, with 2D enemies floating in zero-gravity through the game’s surreal 3D environments – and some key map strategy and fun cutscenes alongside the onboard FPS sections.