Taking note of the commercial and critical success of the Indie Game Uprising last winter, a Summer Indie Uprising has been declared. Several Xbox Live independent developers have banded together to again promote some of the most outstanding titles which best represent their platform. Immediately following Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade, gamers will have the opportunity to play some of the greatest titles to grace the platform.
The group’s goal is clear – just as the previous uprising had successfully done, they are raising consumer awareness of the platform by showcasing some of the most creatively diverse titles offered on XBLIG. There will be a total of 8 developer-voted titles released each business day beginning on Monday, August 22nd and ending on Wednesday, August 31st.
Community input is requested, for in addition to the developer selected titles, the gaming community will have the opportunity to vote for their two favorite candidates from the 70+ developer submissions on the IGSU Facebook page from August 1st until August 15th. The community favorites will be released at the tail end of the promotion on Thursday September 1st and Friday September 2nd. The winners will be announced at the IGSU Developer Twitter chat, which will occur the day after the polls close on Tuesday August 16th – 8PM EST, using the hash tag #IGSU. Moreover, the chat will offer the community a chance to communicate directly with all of the developers in a creative and immersive environment.
Indie Games Uprising Summer Schedule:
July 4th – July 18th: Developer voting for 8 titles to represent the platform
August 1st – August 15th: Community voting for 2 additional titles they would most like to play
August 16th – 9PM EST: IGSU Developer Twitter chat, community winners announced
August 22nd – September 2nd: Promotion and release of 8 developer and 2 community voted titles
Visit the new Indie Games Uprising web site for a full list of candidates, trailers, screenshots and more.