One of the last awards given out last night at the IGF awards was the XBLA award. This award has Microsoft pick out one of the many indie games on display to be published on the Xbox 360 and other Microsoft platforms. It's like American Idol, just far shorter and the winner doesn't piss you off.
The winner this year is Super T.I.M.E. Force, a game that's pretty hard to describe. I'll let the game's entry on the IGF Web site explain it:
THE YEAR: 198X
THE PROBLEM: EVERYTHING'S GONE TO SHIT
THE MISSION: ERASE HISTORY'S DUMB MISTAKES
THE GOAL: MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND ME
THE TEAM: T.I.M.E (TEMPORAL INEVITABILITY MANIPULATION EXPERTS), AN ELITE SQUAD OF TIME-TRAVELING BADASSES
QUALIFICATIONS: MAXIMUM BADASSERY
ALSO: THEY HOLD PATENTS ON TIME TRAVEL GEAR THAT NO ONE HAS
THE PLAN: JUMP THROUGH TIME AND KILL STUFF THAT NEVER SHOULD'VE HAPPENED
FOR INSTANCE: COVERT ALIEN INVASIONS, NAZIS, BOY BANDS, ETC.
THE CATCH: ALTERING PRE-EXISTING EVENTS IN SPACE-TIME COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES
- PISSING OFF GOD
- TOTAL ANNIHILATION OF ALL MATTER OF EXISTENCE
- ACCIDENTALLY DATING YOUR MOTHER
PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS: UNCERTAIN
THE RISK: WORTH IT
WHEN DO THEY START: NOW!
Besides the publishing deal from Microsoft, the game will receive funding if it's needed to complete the game. It will also receive plenty of marketing from Microsoft on XBLA.
Super T.I.M.E. Force is being developed by Capy Games. You may know them from the delightful Critter Crunch or this year's IGF award winner Superbrothers Sword and Sworcery EP.
Check out the trailer below to see what looks to be an amazing action title: