Check out the ID@Xbox releases for this week (23rd – 27th Jan 2017) below, with a description of each game.
Wednesday 25th Jan
TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. It’s a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. It’s best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other. Arrows seek lightly toward opponents. But use them well – you only have a few. Pull your enemies’ missed shots from the walls and send them flying back, or retrieve yours from the corpses of your foes. In chests you may find powerful varieties of arrows, a protective shield, magical wings, or strange artifacts. Savvy opponents know to strike when you over-extend yourself for treasure greedily. Dodging is key to escaping tight situations, but you are left vulnerable after. Particularly skilled archers will pluck arrows from mid-air as they sail past. At the end of each match the game rewinds and shows an instant replay of the final kill. Besides simply being fun to look at, this allows new players to watch the victor closely and learn from her technique.
Friday 27th Jan
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition
Available in 13 LanguagesUNLEASH YOUR INNER GOD AND CREATE A UNIVERSE!In this addictive, ALL ages, puzzle game mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air to create an entire universe! As you create each element watch your world come alive as each element animates on your planet. The new “Planet” mode offers a new challenging way to create a universe of your dreams.Of course the universe was not created in a day. You’ll have to work your up from a simple microorganism to create animals, tools, storms and even build armies before you have what it takes to build the universe! But beware, the power of creation may have unintended consequences, inventing the wheel might just trigger a zombie plague… Don’t worry, you are not alone on this cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item you’ll be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians of all time. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God!
In Subterrain, you fill the shoes of Dr. West, the apparent lone survivor of MPO, an underground city on Mars. Do what you must to survive: battle enemies, fight hunger and thirst, mend your wounds, and gather resources in a constant struggle to survive the catastrophe that’s beset Mars! You may end up being your own worst enemy if you’re careless! Every decision you make is critical as the world does not wait for you. SURVIVAL – Struggle against your own bodily urges, such as thirst, hunger, exhaustion, and more! – Beware of injuries, including bone fractures and blood loss! – Scavenge or perform research to obtain medical supplies! – Manage your oxygen and thermal levels while exploring!
The Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29, is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface.