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GameGuide: ID games coming to Xbox week of Oct 17th – 21st

This week, we’ve got lots of varied games to check out and enjoy on Xbox!

Wednesday, October 19th:

The Bug Butcher



Creepy-cute art? Exploding evil bugs into giant gooey messes? Yep, sign us up!

Description: The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs. Harry’s current assignment takes him to the infested futuristic research facility on planet Zoit. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harry’s mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders as they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientists. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human. More info: Awfully Nice Studios webpage





If you’re into fast, fun gameplay and a great soundtrack, HoPiKo is going to be a great download for you this week!

Description: The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over… It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers! HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind! Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs. – Fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay – Awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware – Uses every ounce of your muscle memory – Unique minimal controls, you’ve never played a platformer like this!




Friday, October 21st:

The Jackbox Party Pack 3


jackbox Yeah baby! Jackbox is back!

Description:  The threequel to the party game phenomenon features FIVE new sense-shattering games!
1. Quiplash 2 (3-8 players): The say-anything sequel. Play all new questions or make your own!
2. Trivia Murder Party (1-8 players): A deadly quiz show where you match wits with a trivia-obsessed killer.
3. Guesspionage (2-8 players): The brain-battering data-mining guessing game.
4. Tee K.O. (3-8 players): The t-shirt slugfest where you battle your custom t-shirts to the death!
5. Fakin’ It (3-6 players): One of your friends has something to hide in this sneaky game for tricksters.

Play using your phones, tablets, or computers. No extra controllers needed! All games support up to 10,000 audience members playing along! Plus tons of NEW features just for streamers! It’s a digital box full of actual fun!

NOTE: The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is in English only.
NOTE: This game is local multiplayer, but can be enjoyed over streams with remote players.

Slain: Back From Hell



slainbackfromhellJust in time for Halloween, this ultra cool platformer will have you playing late into the night!

Description: Slain! – A gothic puzzle-combat platformer with gore galore. Putting a strategic twist on the classic hack and slash games of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Players control Bathoryn, a hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers from 7 deadly overlords. Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike. At the heart of each tower, he must confront a mighty overlord. Defeat it and Bathoryn’s quest continues. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades.


Horse Racing 2016


For all you equestrian enthusiasts out there, now’s your chance to hop in the saddle!









That’s all for this week! Have fun playing and hit us up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts: @ID_Xbox



Kristen Jensen
ID@Xbox Community Manager