A good friend of mine, who is known as Master Blud on Xbox Live, runs a website that is all things Xbox Live Indy Games. VVGtv.com (Vintage Video Game tv) is teeming with reviews, contests, videos and more. Master Blud serves up unprecedented coverage of the often overlooked XBLIG. It offers news and info about the Indy Games community you won’t find anywhere else.
Indy Games are made by hard working people with a passion for game making. MS has opened the door for Indy Game devs to make and showcase their work, by opening an XBLIG Marketplace on Xbox Live as well as making the XNA Game Studio available for anyone with the talent to use it. You might be surprised at some of the things you’ll find. It’s also the home of one of my favorite Indy gamesever made. Most of the games are really cheap and often have a strong influence of the games I grew up playing. There are some good ones and bad ones as well as some really weird ones. Master Blud puts them to the test.
Swing on in there and tell him Scratch sent you. Help him make 2011 the year of XBLIG. I’ll be on the lookout for some Indy Devs who may be going to PAX East this year and see what I can dig up. If I find anything good I’ll be sending it over to him for your viewing pleasure.