Holiday Trailers

By: Derek Yu

On: December 16th, 2010

As everyone knows, the holidays are a very sexy time of year. And in the spirit of such an occasion, I bring you five very sexy indie game videos to watch while you drink hot marshmallows and launch missile toes at your loved ones. Enjoy!

To begin: here’s some new footage of thatgamecompany’s latest project, Journey. It looks beautiful, natch. But also so very ronery…

Unknown Worlds released a cinematic trailer for Natural Selection 2 a month ago that showed off the alien “Fade”, but I think this is the one we’ve been waiting for – plenty of in-game action, including Commander View and combat from both marine and alien perspectives. (Source: Rock, Paper Shotgun)

Retro Affect’s Snapshot has certainly come a long way! This new trailer shows off the game’s HD graphics and some of the puzzles.

There’s definitely a lot to like about Black Pants Studios’ Tiny & Big, whether it’s the physics engine that lets you slice things up any way you want it, or the fantastic art style that’s inspired by comic books. A demo of the game is already out, and according to the developers, new episodes of the game will be released in the coming weeks.

The last trailer I’ve got is not about one game, but rather a whole host of XBLIG games that are being released this month under the banner “Indie Games Winter Uprising“. Their goal is to make a big splash on Xbox’s Indie Games channel and offset some of the negative stereotypes about it. Personally, I think there’s a lot to like about XBLIG, and pushes like this really show off its potential. Thanks to my impeccable timing with posts, most of the uprising games are already released, so check it out!

  • anonymouse

    Wow; lots of cool stuff here!

    Thanks for the update Derek.

  • Derek Yu

    You're welcome. :)

  • Ryan Fry

    Very nice, Tiny & Big and Snapshot seem very interesting.

  • Phubans

    Dat Snapshot… (h)

  • anonymouse

    Journey… it's so, so beautiful. I don't even know what the fuck is going on, or what the point of the game is, but I don't really care.

  • david pucko

    whoa tiny and big and snapshot look awesome!

  • wolf pupy

    thank you derek love wolf pupy

  • o0o

    am i alone in thinking Journey looks just like the Exiles part of Homestuck?

  • Evan Balster

    I am extremely excited for Journey, as well as the ripples this uprising thing will make. Best case: the other two consoles copy XBLIG's model in earnest.

  • Macho Madness

    It all looks so delicious.

  • Abraracurcix

    I lol'd at cthulhu saves the world concept…

  • Zgred

    Journey looks like SOTC without the colossi. Still, if you have to gank a style, that's as good a one as any.

  • Jasper Byrne

    It doesn't really matter what the gameplay is in Journey.

  • Fecal Brunch

    If Journey is released by Sony doesn't that make it not an indie game?

  • Aadsfas

    Funny that the “Winter Uprising” video talks about the fight against clones, but that almost all of the games featured were clones.

    Also agreed with Fecal that Journey is about as non-indie as they get. Now because of Minecraft we're going to see more fake indie games.

  • anonymouse

    “Fake” indie games? What does that even mean?