Tucked away in a little corner of the Xbox Live Marketplace, the Indie Games section is a little haven for budding developers to show off their wares. This week we only have 5 new releases. Here’s a closer look at what is on offer.

Match Frenzy – Duane Hoyt

Match the falling shapes in this 2 player Tetris style game 80 MS Points

BitzKreig – Hebridean productions

This 4 player real time strategy game pits you against you friends or an evil AI with your army. Outmanoeuvre your enemies as you build your army using the 4 unit types. Also features a full single player campaign. 80 MS Points

Element – LoneWolf Studios

Collect the most elements in this intricate-looking board game simulation. Don’t get trapped though, or…something… will happen? A game of strategy, do you go for your opponents, or simply collect the elements? Up to 4 local players. 80 MS Points

Protect Our Base – CandelaCreations

A tower defence game with a twist, the enemy is coming, take cover, hide! Actually, no, place your defence units, including missile interceptors, RPG’s, turrets and health packs. Fight off the incoming tanks, helicopters, jets and more in this single player game with online leaderboards. 80 MS Points

Arcadecraft – firebase

Have you played the café games on Facebook? This is very similar to those in style, only this time, you are running your own games arcade. You start off in the arcade revolution of the 1980s. Customise your arcades, increase your popularity, manage your finances, avoid those “BurgerTime” doozies that might bankrupt you. 240 MS Points

And that, as they say, is that. Not much there this week, here’s hoping next week may offer us more in the way of releases.

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