Back in 2010 when we were first getting to know Windows Phone 7, indie developer Mommy's Best Games demonstrated the platform's power with a mobile version of its unique Xbox Live Indie bullet-hell shooter, Shoot 1UP. Two years later...
Do you have an Xbox 360? Have you booted it up recently and had a bunch of ads tumble at you, like so much luggage in an overhead compartment after a turbulent flight?
In Serious Sam: Double D, you will beat a hasty retreat as scores of giant, headless Amazonian women carrying lit cartoon-style bombs over their naughty bits chase you.
While Croteam occupies itself crafting the third entry in the Serious Sam franchise, indie developers Mommy's Best Games, Be-Rad Entertainment, and Vlambeer take Sam places he's never been before in three new indie games.
When life gives you explosions, you make Explosionade. Someone gave Mommy's Best Games a huge pile of explosions, and they made this.
This is Grapple Buggy, shown here in Boston at PAX East by Nathan Fouts, the almost-solo developer behind Xbox Live Indie game Weapon of Choice. You can tell which classic Nintendo Entertainment System games he loves.
Boutique developer Mommy's Best Games—also responsible for the award-winning Community Games title Weapon of Choice—describes Grapple Buggy's gameplay as a "sumptuous blend of buggy-driving craziness and grapple swinging glee," which sounds almost as appealing as battling "terrifying xeno-fauna." But the game's debut…