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GameGuide: ID games coming to Xbox week of Oct 10th – 15th

This week features some fun, action-packed, and interesting games coming through the ID@Xbox program – let’s take a look!

Wednesday, October 12:

Castle Invasion: Throne Out



Stand up to the incoming hordes of peasants, knights, and even dragons in this cute, family-friendly tower defense game. If you enjoyed PvZ, this may be your next fav!

Description: The king is not a nice gent. He’s given you an ultimatum. Surrender your castle or be throne out. (See what I did there? Because the king sits on a throne. . .yeah? . . . never mind.) With an army of misfits at his beck and call, you’d better pick up that bow and arrow and settle in for some crown duels. Castle Invasion is the fun, frantic challenge of defending your castle against an army. Key Features: – 50 frantic, action packed levels. – 5 deadly bosses. – Use coins dropped by enemies to buy over 40 weapon upgrades. – Wizards, jesters, knights, dwarves, executioners and more in an army of medieval misfits. – Full to bursting with awful, awful puns. Upgrade, equip and fire your way through an onslaught of attackers with state of the art weapons such as the bow and arrow or the spear. Each enemy type is different. Play through day and knight. . . and night. Fight the darkness with fire to keep torches lit and out of the dark ages. In time trial levels you control the speed of enemies whilst trying to finish the level as quickly as possible.

More info available on Cat Trap Studios page.



Mantis Burn Racing



Test your driving skills in this highly rated top-down, arcade-style racing game. Easy to learn and fun to play with friends & family with either local or online coop!

Description: The race is on in Mantis Burn Racing, where fast-paced bumper-to-bumper racing combines with intuitive, tactile gameplay and stunning visuals in one of the best-looking and most immersive top-down racers around. Drive incredible built-for-racing vehicles across highly detailed, visually stunning tracks, in high-risk, high-speed races where winning is everything. Prove your skills in an extensive career mode and take on friends with 4-player local split-screen racing and online modes for up to 8 players in ‘one-more-go’ style competitive racing. With a RPG-style upgrade system providing players with deep tactical choices and excellent replay-ability, this is racing at its rawest but most exciting!

More info at VooFoo Studios page.

Blue Rider




Blue Rider is a challenging arcade-style shoot ’em up where it’s you against… everything else. If you’re looking for an action game with a lot of explosions, this is the one for you!

Visit Ravegan’s page to browse screenshots.




Friday, October 14th:

Manual Samuel



Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, blink, ok, think I got that down, now to try to do everyday tasks… A super fun and unique award-winning action game that puts you in the drivers seat of Samuel’s body.

Description: Meet Samuel, he has it all, the cars, the girls, the money. But after a nasty collision he finds himself bargaining for his life. Eventually Samuel agrees a deal for for his life with chronically-uncool 90’s throwback, Death, and now has to do everything manually for 24 hours.

Find more info on the Perfectly Paranormal page.



Death God University



Find unique ways to take souls and become a death god assistant in this creepy game!

Description: DGU is a 3rd person 3D adventure/puzzle game where the player plays as a student of the Death God University studying to become a death god assistant.

More info on the DSK Green Ice Games page.



That’s all for this week, folks! Hope you enjoy this week’s games & hit us up on Twitter or Facebook if you have any questions/comments!



Kristen Jensen
ID@Xbox Community Manager