Indie Zoe: Raider of the Lost News (12 December 2013) 
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Zoe Hawkins
December 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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It’s our second to last indie wrap up of the year. Can you believe it, 2013 is almost over. But there are still plenty of indie games to play and talk about. So many indies, so little time.

First up, we have some odd news about the poorly named ID@Xbox, the indie program for Xbox One. Gavin already told you how they have a huge lineup of developers who will be bringing games to the Xbox One. Apparently there were some issues with surrounded exclusivity. This was exemplified by Sanatana Mishra’s issues in bringing Assault Android to the console:

We haven’t signed up to the ID@XBox program, unfortunately we started work on our PS4, Vita, and Wii U versions of Assault Android Cactus before the program was announced and have no intentions of delaying those versions to meet their launch parity clause. In a somewhat ironic twist it seems having a temporary exclusive agreement with another platform from before the ID announcement actually helps your chances of getting a waiver for the clause, but we opted out of exclusivity to keep our options open and are now locked out of the program.

Microsoft is trying to resolve this, and Mishra has been in touch with Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox who is trying to figure out a solution down the line. However, it still seems strange that there are still such issues in publishing on the new console when they are trying to woo the indie developers.

Quantum Rush, the German developed future racer that seeks to take on Trackmania’s racing dominance has gone into closed beta. You want to get in on the fun? Go get your beta key! Check out their trailer:

I also put some hard work and lots of love into updating my awesome Who’s Who in SA indie game development. So, go read it, go see how many cool local indies we have and show them support.

If you’re still looking for some nice bundles of indie games, go check out Bundle Stars – they are running a cool Indie Capsule Bundle, with seven games including Slender: The Arrival and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, all for $3.48. Other than that, not too many awesome bundles that I could find, which is probably a good thing considering my gaming backlog. C’mon holiday, I need time to play!

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Admiral Chief of pixels

    I think its time for a new Zoe header…

    Timmeh, make it so!

    • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

      Took the words right out of my mouth.

      • Admiral Chief of pixels

        If only you had AMD, you would truly be my brother

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          He’s still out brother, just the one we keep in the basement & don’t let out.

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Very functional family we have.
            Especially since I’m a “still out brother”
            Wonder what that means.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha. Master Family?

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Master family indeed. I’ll be outcast kid with the “different” view on life.

          • Admiral Chief of pixels

            IM THE DADDY, Trev is the bitch

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            Like I said. Very functional family.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Who’s your daddy!

            (I’m going to pretend the 2nd part doesn’t exist.)

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            He can be the Big Daddy.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Who would be the Little Sister? Tanya?

          • That Tall Twit Norm

            Brenda?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

            Why not both, they can be some weird siamese twin

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You take that back!

          • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

            No. This is a Master Family, remember.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Oh right, it must be Les(bian)Mossel then. ;)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s short for “our unique terrestrial” and totally not a typo. I thought everyone knew that. :/

          • Admiral Chief of pixels
          • Gerhard Davids

            I will receive much karma for this image. Thank you.

          • Admiral Chief of pixels

            ;)

    • TiMsTeR1033

      YES SIR!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      I gave him my requests for a new header with design ideas and everything… still waiting. but december is a busy time for poor @timster1033:disqus

      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        Can I make a submission for the header image?

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          seriously love the retro vibe!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I must admit to being tempted by the Capsule Bundle.