All hail the indie game. A new trailer for the Summer Uprising released today, showcasing the eight previously announced games, and they look great.
If you haven’t heard of Summer Uprising, it’s a program running from Aug 22 to Sep 2, which aims to promote some of the best indie games available from Xbox Live Indie Games - we like to think of them as a plucky underdog version of this.
Summer Uprising is great because along with many great titles (often available for just $1 and $3) on XBLIG, there are dozens of dating advice games or titles built around including the word “zombie” in the title. Summer Uprising saves you the time of searching for the gems among the… less rigorously screened products.
The eight games announced for Uprising now were voted on by game developers, and two more will be chosen through fans voting via the Summer Uprising Facebook page
. You can cast your vote until Aug 15, so don’t mess it up by picking the wrong game - hey, look! There’s super-indie game Blocks That Matter down there near the bottom.
Hopefully, this program (and maybe more like it in the future) will let Microsoft know that there’s room on the internet for AAA titles and games developed without major publishers alike.
Aug 2, 2011