It’s the end of the week and you know what that means, time to relax and catch up on what we missed this week. One of the biggest stories of the week is Microsoft helping bring indie development to Xbox by partnering up with Creative England. Together they are putting over $316,000 into Greenshoots, a program meant to help get small and mid tier developers on to Microsoft’s platform. We also see some co-op robots, a sci-fi adventure and The Behemoth talk about early access on their next game, just to name a few things you’ll find in this weeks edition of the Sunday Roundup.
A co-op puzzler heavily relying on strong communication will be getting exclusive levels on the Xbox when it launches in Q1 of 2017.
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Originally released in 2002, this game helped shaped the simulator genre as we know it. Being completely rebuilt with new graphics and to a controller, UIG Entertainment, the developers behind the Tycoon series, have confirmed that they have finished development and they will be meeting their December 20 release date.
The wonderful folks over at The Behemoth, the developers of Battleblock Theater, Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid, just to name a few, have finally given us an early access date for their next game. It will hit the Xbox store on January 13, 2017 and if you decide to pick it up during early access, it will only cost $15, saving you $5 off its regular price of $20.
A sci-fi point and click adventure where you are a test subject and must complete each trial in order to escape your past and stay alive. Created by Paul Cuisset (Flashback, Future Wars), this 90’s inspired puzzler can be found on the Xbox store December 20 for $6.99.
Ever dream of being a wealthy space mogul with a BA spaceship who exploits everything and everyone, every chance you get, well next year you will be able to do just that. You will move from planet to planet colonizing each one as you build a larger and larger company with “managers, consultants and executives.”