Indie Games Uprising 3 set for September

Indie 'n summer.

The third annual Indie Games Uprising - an unofficial take on Summer of Arcade for indies - is set for 10th - 20th September.

The line-up is designed to debut the best XBLIG has to offer and this year's selection certainly looks impressive and varied. The full line-up is as follows:

  • DieHard Dungeon, Tricktale
  • City Tuesday, Chris Zukowski
  • Gateways, Smudged Cat
  • Pixel, Ratchet Game Studios
  • Sententia, Michael Hicks
  • Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos, Andreas Heydeck
  • XenoMiner, Gristmill Studios
  • Entropy, Autotivity
  • Qrth-Phyl, Hermitgames

We've already written about Smudged Cat's Gateways, a 2D take on Portal with some P.B. Winterbottom-esque fourth dimensional cloning thrown in for good measure.

City Tuesday is about a man repeating the last five minutes before his city gets blown up. Like a mini-Majora's Mask, he must prevent this cyclic doomsday by snagging a series of bombs hidden throughout the city, presumably on a Tuesday.

Qrth-phyl is described as "an arcade documentary of classic maze/snake mechanics," Pixel is a first-person shooter/puzzle game, Entropy is a 3D puzzler, and Smooth Operators is a strategy sim about managing a call center.

Elsewhere, Diehard Dungeon is a roguelike, Xenominer is a block-building sandbox game, and Sententia is described as "a game that explores the challenges we face to keep our imagination and creative spirits alive as we grow."

See all the games in action in the Indie Games Uprising 3 trailer below.

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