Insomnia 56, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, is just around the corner and ID@Xbox and Microsoft Greenshoots will be showing off some of the latest games to the programme. Running from 11 – 14 December at the NEC Arena Birmingham, over 40,000 people are expected to attend throughout the weekend.
As always, attendees should expect an exciting and varied line-up of playable ID@Xbox titles from developers based in the UK and around the world, including:
- Cuphead, Studio MDHR – a single player or co-op run and gun platformer. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked, and the music is all original jazz recordings. Cuphead and Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and uncover hidden secrets.
- SUPERHOT, Superhot – a first-person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its mesmerising gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion. Dodge bullets and take out your enemies, one step at a time.
- Aaero, Mad Fellows – a rhythm rail-shooter with stylised visuals, unique gameplay and an awesome licensed soundtrack.
The full list of playable titles are below:
- Beyond Flesh and Blood, Pixel Bomb Games – an extremely gory mech shooter with a British sci-fi twist. Exploring the future of military VR in the year 2281, your mission is to kill all that threatens the last of humanity – United Global Remnant – and restore the planet. Space is easy; prepare for earth.
- Black and White Bushido, Endemol Shine UK & GroundShatter – a tactical brawler in which players must capture objectives to increase their advantage over opposing players and ultimately claim victory.
- Gear Gauntlet, Drop Dead Interactive – a fun but rage-inducing 2D action arcade game from Drop Dead Interactive. Test your patience through ever more punishing gauntlets while boosting, teleporting, reversing and rotating to survive.
- Jump Stars, Pixel Blimp – a fiendishly foolish two to four player cooperative, and competitive, gameshow-themed party game.
- Kingdom, Noio and Licorice & Raw Fury – a 2D side-scrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic.
- Raging Justice, Makin Games – a modern game born of a classic era. With online multiplayer, stylistic stop-motion effect HD graphics and bombastic soundtrack, Raging Justice doesn’t hold back.
- Spectra, Gateway Interactive – a procedural generated chiptune racer game that will have you on the edge of your seat!
- Super Dungeon Bros, Wired Productions & React Games – a rock themed, up to 4 player co-op, dungeon brawler where a band of mighty rock bros must navigate the fantasy realm of Rökheim and its hellish dungeons to seek out epic loot, fight hordes of evil undead and uncover the legends of long lost fabled Rock Stars!
- Unbox, Prospect Games – a physics based platformer about rolling cardboard boxes. Dive into an epic single player adventure featuring heroic open worlds, crazy challenges and cardboard boss battles!
Also included in the line-up are titles from Microsoft Greenshoots – an investment programme in partnership with Creative England and Welsh government, designed to provide financial and business support to independent developers. For further information on the Greenshoots programme, follow @msdevuk on twitter or visit the website here
The full list of playable titles are below:
- ElemenTales, Total Monkery – guide four brothers through mysterious islands, combining their unique powers to solve intriguing puzzles and discover hidden treasure.
- Kaiju Panic, Mechabit – an action-strategy game where you must rescue survivors and defend cities from giant rampaging Kaiju. Collect DNA samples to research new technologies and save the day! New free content update coming soon.
- Pure Space, Gateway Interactive – Embark on a voyage of epic strategy! Equip your ship with powerful and advanced weapons and engage galactic forces in battle.
The ID@Xbox and Microsoft Greenshoots area can be found on the Xbox booth, alongside blockbuster titles such as Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6.
For more information on Insomnia 56, please visit the website here.