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Indie Games Summer Uprising Day 3: Cute Things Dying Violently

Day 3 of the week-and-a-half long Indie Games Summer Uprising sees the arrival of Cute Things Dying Violently, a wonderfully-titled puzzle game with a deliciously twisted sense of humour.

Cute Things brings to mind the classic series Lemmings as well as the more modern World of Goo- both games which required you to transport little endearing creatures from one end of a level to the other by means of platforms, springs and catapults.  Where Cute Things alters this formula is in the number of hazards that the Critters must face; one promotional image for the game declares it to be ‘a game where absolutely nothing bad happens’, which is a glorious understatement.  The layout of the levels and the trial-and-error nature of the gameplay mean that you’ll see blood and wonderfully-animated Critter guts strewn everywhere if you get your angles just slightly wrong or misjudge a gap by a couple of centimetres.

The developer, ApathyWorks, is a one-man studio named Alex “AlejandroDaJ” Jordan- Cute Things will be his second title for Xbox Live Indie Games, and part of a mission to one day write and program games for a living.  Based on the strength of Cute Things Dying Violently, that mission doesn’t seem too far-fetched. Check Cute Things out now for the low, low price of 80 Microsoft Points ($1)!


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