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ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event – Day 2 Impressions

ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event Day 2

In our continuing coverage of the Xbox Game Fest Demo Event we’ll be going over a few more of the demos available on Xbox One between July 21st-27th.

KungFu Kickball

A new title from Blowfish and WhaleFood Games, the splash screen’s art style immediately reminded me of Steven Universe. As the announcer bellowed “Kung Fu Kickball” a raucous 70’s style movie score kicked in and I immediately cracked a smile. The game itself felt like a more deliberate #IDARB. You attempt to kick a ball (and your opponent) into a bell situated in various locations, like a Dragon’s mouth. There is a jump and teleport dash as well, overall it was fairly simple but quite fun.

9 Monkeys of Shaolin

This one is an oddity, as it released in full last year. It is a side-scrolling brawler in the vein of the arcade classics of the past. There is a heavy emphasis on combo’ing attacks and dodging deliberate attacks. Available for single or 2 player co-op play I ended up going through this demo multiple times because the combat system felt so good. Attacks land with a sickening thud and enemies ragdoll hilariously as they are defeated. This has been the best playing game out of everything I have tried so far.

Projection: First Light

Published by Blowfish and  developed by Australian studio ShadowPlay Studios, Projection: First Light is a 2d platformer with a focus on controlling a light source to cast shadows you can jump on and manipulate as you travel through various countries around the globe. Released last year the game has a beautiful art style with a pleasing soundtrack. The gameplay is simple as you use the right analog stick to control your light source and build platforms for yourself out of the shadows produced.

Also, 15 new titles were announced for Xbox One by the id@xbox team as their demos released on the 21st. They are:

  • Ars Fabulae (Punk Notion)
  • Back to Belt (Mauricio Felippe)
  • Darkestville Castle (Epic Llama)
  • Ephemeral Tale (Dawdling Dog, ltd.)
  • Fractal Space (Haze Games)
  • Galacide (Puny Human)
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks (PixelHive)
  • Mars Power Industries Deluxe (7A Games)
  • Pixel Skater (Chickopie Games)
  • Seasons of the Samurai (TopView Studio)
  • Skycadia (Studio Nisse LLC)
  • Space Otter Charlie (Wayward Distractions)
  • The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines (tinyDino)
  • The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (Daedalic Entertainment)
  • The Dark Eye: Memoria (Daedalic Entertainment)

The complete list of demos:

  • 9 Monkeys of Shaolin (Sobaka Studio)
  • A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher (Ask An Enemy Studios)
  • Alchemist Adventure (Bad Minions)
  • Aniquilation (R-Next)
  • Antipole DX (Saturnine Games)
  • Armed and Gelatinous (Three Flip Studios)
  • Ars Fabulae (Punk Notion)
  • Back to Belt (Mauricio Felippe)
  • Bite the Bullet (Mega Cat Studios)
  • Book of Adventum (Dark Amber Softworks)
  • Cake Bash (High Tea Frog)
  • Chickens Madness (Vikong)
  • Clea (InvertMouse)
  • Cris Tales (Dreams Uncorporated, SYCK)
  • Curved Space (Only By Midnight Ltd.)
  • Dandy Ace (Mad Mimic)
  • Darkestville Castle (Epic Llama)
  • Deleveled (ToasterFuel)
  • Destroy All Humans! (Black Forest Games)
  • Doodle God: Crime City Demo (JoyBits, Inc)
  • Dungeon and Gravestone (Wonderland Kazakiri inc.)
  • Dungeon Scavenger Inferno (Vidama Software)
  • Ephemeral Tale (Dawdling Dog, ltd.)
  • Flowing Lights (gFaUmNe)
  • Fractal Space (Haze Games)
  • Freshly Frosted (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild)
  • Galacide (Puny Human)
  • Gauntlet Force: Rise of the Machines Demo (Forge Studios)
  • Genesis Noir (Feral Cat Den)
  • Haven (The Game Bakers)
  • Helheim Hassle (Perfectly Paranormal)
  • Hellpoint (Cradle Games)
  • In the Valley of Death (stdio.gypsy)
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks (PixelHive)
  • Klang 2 (Tinimations)
  • Knight Squad 2 (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Kova: AlphaLink (Black Hive Media)
  • KungFu Kickball (WhaleFood Games)
  • Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale (GrimTalin)
  • Lost Wing (BoxFrog Games)
  • Mars Power Industries Deluxe (7A Games)
  • Mayhem Brawler (Hero Concept)
  • Momentus (Swerve Studios)
  • Nine Witches: Family Disruption (Indiesruption)
  • OkunoKA Madness (Caracal Games)
  • PHOGS! (Bit Loom)
  • Pixel Skater (Chickopie Games)
  • Ponpu (Purple Tree Studio)
  • Projection: First Light (Shadowplay Studios)
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games)
  • Re:Turn – One Way Trip (Red Ego Games)
  • Road to Guangdong (Just Add Oil)
  • Rover Wars: Battle for mars Demo (Sakari Games)
  • Sail Forth (David Evans Games)
  • ScourgeBringer (Flying Oak Games)
  • Seasons of the Samurai (TopView Studio)
  • SkateBIRD (Glass Bottom Games)
  • Skycadia (Studio Nisse LLC)
  • Solaroids: Prologue (DynF/X Digital)
  • Space Otter Charlie (Wayward Distractions)
  • Swim Out (Lozange Lab)
  • Swimsanity! (Decoy Games, LLC)
  • Tesla Force (10tons Ltd.)
  • The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines (tinyDino)
  • The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (Daedalic Entertainment)
  • The Dark Eye: Memoria (Daedalic Entertainment)
  • The Last Cube (Improx Games)
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Falling Squirrel Inc.)
  • Tribble Troubles Demo (Scary Robot)
  • Unspottable (GrosChevaux Ltd)
  • WarriOrb (Not Yet)
  • Welcome to Elk (Triple Topping)
  • YesterMorrow (BitMap Galaxy)

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