Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox-live-indie-games A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox-live-indie-games http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Indie-Ana Co-Op and the SCHAR Post-MortemJason Love

Many of the users on this site likely recognize Nick Puleo as our former managing editor/Co-Optimus founder. A few may also recognize him as one of the two gentlemen, the other being Dave Paul, behind Brain Shape Games. This month in Indie-Ana Co-Op, Nick and Dave give breakdown for us how they went about developing the co-op for SCHAR: Blue Shield...

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Co-Op Shmup SCHAR: BSA Hits SteamDanny Cowan

Featuring a strong emphasis on cooperative gameplay, SCHAR: BSA is a twin-stick shooter in which up to four local players fend off waves of deadly enemies while salvaging scrap material in the outer reaches of deep space. Working as a team is critical to your success; SCHAR: BSA features four upgradable ship classes, letting players serve as tanks, healers, and other supporting roles in battle.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12903/co-op-shmup-schar-bsa-hits-steam.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12903/co-op-shmup-schar-bsa-hits-steam.html Co-Op Adventure Chariot Out Next Week on PSNJason Love

Sony's PSN Blog brought news of the game's release along with a handy little summation of what the game is all about:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12306/co-op-adventure-chariot-out-next-week-on-psn.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12306/co-op-adventure-chariot-out-next-week-on-psn.html Chariot Lets You Cart Around Royal Remains with a FriendJohn Bardinelli

Making things much less straightforward is the king's ghost who is bound to the chariot. He insists he be buried with massive amounts of riches, so in addition to navigating mazes and just trying to survive the cave, you also have to seek out treasure, coming up with ever more creative ways to get at the loot without losing the king's remains. Sometimes the best game ideas sound like an episode from an '80s sitcom.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11736/chariot-lets-you-cart-around-royal-remains-with-a-friend.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11736/chariot-lets-you-cart-around-royal-remains-with-a-friend.html Boot Hill Heroes Readies Cooperative Retro RPG GameplayJohn Bardinelli

Most of what makes Boot Hill Heroes appealing will be familiar to anyone who's played an RPG in the past 30 years. We've got battles, we've got equipment, we've got towns and maps and exploration and experience points, like you do. There's also a curious job system that relies on hats, allowing players to customize character abilities to match their playing styles.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11600/boot-hill-heroes-readies-cooperative-retro-rpg-gameplay.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11600/boot-hill-heroes-readies-cooperative-retro-rpg-gameplay.html Fist Puncher Co-Op ReviewJustin Reynolds

Team2Bit aims to scratch your old school beat-em-up itch with Fist Puncher, a side scrolling local co-op game for PC, OUYA, and Xbox Live Indie Games. Constantly paying homage to classic 8-bit era games, Fist Puncher delivers exactly what you would expect from a game with such a title. While the experience is certainly entertaining, it’s not ...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1345/fist-puncher-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1345/fist-puncher-co-op-review.html Fist Puncher Comes to OUYAJustin Reynolds

In over 50 levels, up to four local players can get in on the side scrolling, button mashing, beat em up mayhem. At $9.99, it's a classic price for a classic style game, and as with all OUYA titles there's a free trial. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11453/fist-puncher-comes-to-ouya.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11453/fist-puncher-comes-to-ouya.html Fist Puncher Available for Xbox 360D.J. Waaland

Fist Puncher also has local co-op with up to four players. The thing was, it was only released on the PC. Well, if you were to take a look at the XBLA, you would see that Fist Puncher is actually available via the XBLIG section of the store. You can grab the game for 400 MSP, and get to work on unlocking the wealth of achievements and easter eggs in the game. It also supports co-op with up to four players locally. Like the PC version, the XBLIG version of Fist Puncher includes 50 playable levels, 15 characters, and a robust RPG and leveling system.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10586/fist-puncher-available-for-xbox-360.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10586/fist-puncher-available-for-xbox-360.html Indie-Ana Co-Op and Jimmy's Zombie ProblemJason Love

By now, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing zombies in our games. Whether it’s due to some new virus that brings the dead back to life, a biblical reckoning, or just good old fashioned dark magic, the deceased are having a hard time staying in their graves in the gaming world. TOMA (The One Man Army) Game Studio’s Jimmy vs Zombies al...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1254/indie-ana-co-op-and-jimmy-s-zombie-problem.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1254/indie-ana-co-op-and-jimmy-s-zombie-problem.html Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Rise of the RavagerJason Love

We are but a few short days away from the unveiling of the next Xbox and the rumors are running quite rampant. One thing we do know for certain is that XNA, Microsoft's packaged game development tools, will no longer be supported, though nothing has been stated yet what that means for the XBLIG program. This week in Indie-Ana Co-op, we look at an indie game that shows the value in having a program like this on a console: Rise of the Ravager.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1232/indie-ana-co-op-and-the-rise-of-the-ravager.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1232/indie-ana-co-op-and-the-rise-of-the-ravager.html White Noise Online Brings the Co-Op ScaresJohn Bardinelli

Do you enjoy games that exist simply to test your bladder's ability to hold urine? White Noise Online takes a page from the Slender book of game design and drops you and some friends in a dark, spooky woods with the simple goal of collecting a bunch of tape recorders. Don't worry, though, because you've all got flashlights! Flashlights that do little more than attract the scary thing that keeps appearing just outside of your field of vision.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10109/white-noise-online-brings-the-co-op-scares.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10109/white-noise-online-brings-the-co-op-scares.html Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Dead Pixels Postmortem InterviewJason Love

This week in Indie-Ana Co-Op, we speak with John Common, the creative mind behind the zombie indie co-op game, Dead Pixels. If you haven't had a chance to play it yet, I highly recommend it. It's a bargain at $2.99 on Steam, and a steal at $0.99 on the Xbox. A year after its initial release, the game is still going strong and we wanted to find out from John what's been so successful about the game and what he's learned along the way.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1181/page/1/indie-ana-co-op-and-the-dead-pixels-postmortem-interview.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1181/page/1/indie-ana-co-op-and-the-dead-pixels-postmortem-interview.html Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Divided BlobsJason Love

This week in Indie-Ana Co-Op we take a look at Divided, puzzle platformer where the co-op requires a strong degree of coordination between players and the drop-in/drop-out mechanic is implemented in a different way.

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