It's another busy Friday for Xbox One gamers with some pretty big indie games all vying for your attention. First up we have Gwent: The Witcher Card Game from CD PROJEKT RED, which was actually made available yesterday through the Xbox Game Preview Programme. Gwent is the popular card game played in The Witcher 3 and is now available on it's own as a free-to-play game. Based on skill rather than luck, the game gives you command of highly customizable armies, and encourages use of strategy and deception to defeat opponents. Pick it up for free here.
Moving on to Friday's releases, firstly we have Spellspire from 10tons, hitting the store. Mixing action RPG gameplay with word games, players will be able to blast fiends by spelling words. Fallen monsters will drop gold which can be used to purchase more powerful wands, hats and robes with magical special effects and abilities. Spellspire is currently available here for $8.49 for the next 8 days increasing to $9.99 thereafter.
Next we have possibly one of the prettiest games to release this year, RiME from Grey Box. In RiME, you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Armed with your wits and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets. Making your way through the ancient ruins, you'll need to solve puzzles using sound, light and shadow projection, perspective, and time manipulation. There's even some platforming thrown in for good measure too. Pick it up here for $29.99.
And finally, get ready to be brutally murdered in Friday the 13th: The Game. In this highly anticipated asymmetrical multiplayer game from Gun Media, players can take on the role of either a Camp Counselor trying to stay alive, or play as the iconic Jason himself and strike fear in the hearts of your hapless victims. Players will have the chance to continually update and improve their characters through unlocks, customization and improvement. Pick it up here for $39.99.