In addition to the other awards given out at this week's 14th annual Independent Games Festival was the Microsoft-sponsored XBLA award, which granted the winner a publishing deal on the Xbox Live Arcade digital distribution channel.
The award went to none other than Capybara Games' Super T.I.M.E. Force. Capybara is the indie studio responsible for last year's well received Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. Here's the description from the game's official IGF page:
THE YEAR: 198X
THE PROBLEM: EVERYTHING'S GONE TO SHIT
THE MISSION: ERASE HISTORY'S DUMB MISTAKES
THE GOAL: MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND ME
THE TEAM: T.I.M.E (TEMPORAL INEVITABILITY MANIPULATION EXPERTS), AN ELITE SQUAD OF TIME-TRAVELING BADASSES
QUALIFICATIONS: MAXIMUM BADASSERY
ALSO: THEY HOLD PATENTS ON TIME TRAVEL GEAR THAT NO ONE HAS
THE PLAN: JUMP THROUGH TIME AND KILL STUFF THAT NEVER SHOULD'VE HAPPENED
FOR INSTANCE: COVERT ALIEN INVASIONS, NAZIS, BOY BANDS, ETC.
THE CATCH: ALTERING PRE-EXISTING EVENTS IN SPACE-TIME COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES
- PISSING OFF GOD
- TOTAL ANNIHILATION OF ALL MATTER OF EXISTENCE
- ACCIDENTALLY DATING YOUR MOTHER
PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS: UNCERTAIN
THE RISK: WORTH IT
WHEN DO THEY START: NOW!
That pretty much sums it up. Check out the trailer above and watch out for the game on XBLA later this year. Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.