This week, Gato decided to give me a bit more leash regarding what I can show of the “upcoming” Xbox LIVE Indie Game ZP2KX. (She can be quite the bossy feline when it comes to showing off unreleased games.) Not only is there ZP2KX content inside, but there’s some other good stuff too! Come inside, won’t you?

ZP2KX: Now With More Box Art
I’ve been flexing my HTML muscles as of late, putting together an online “hub” of sorts for the future release of ZP2KX to Xbox LIVE Indie Games. You can think of the site as a simplistic, yet totally informative web space where you will be able to access weapon info, map details, game mode descriptions and other general details.

While the hub still needs work and is not yet ready for your eyes, I thought I would give you a little ZP2KX tease. With that, I present to you the official digital box art for Zombies and Pterodactyls 20XX, aka ZP2KX! And, yes, that is a pterodactyl up front and center.


Click to bigify.

Vampire Smile Attempts To Impress IGF
The 2011 Independent Games Festival – a festival in partnership with GDC that celebrates the best of the best in indie gaming – just recently announced that they’ve received a record number of entries into their indie competition. Prior to being aware of this fact, we figured we’d toss The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile into the IGF battle ring to duke it out with what we thought would be a small group of indie titles. While odds state that there’s a tiny chance of seeing Vampire Smile be nominated, let alone winning anything, we’re optimistic that it will be a stand-out and will impress someone. If not, then we’re prepared to exhibit our patentented “oh well” shoulder shrug and will happily congratulate the other IGF-recognized indie nominations.

In all seriousness, I encourage you to browse through all 391 entrants. There are quite the number of indie gems up for consideration this year.

Rock Band 3 + Z0MB1ES = W1N!
Earlier in the week, the musically inclined developers at Harmonix released their latest (and from all accounts their greatest) musical game to date: Rock Band 3. And by golly, wouldn’t you know that ALL of your previous Rock Band downloadable content works flawlessly with Rock Band 3 including the Rock Band Network (RBN) track “I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1”.

As an added bonus, Rock Band 3 treats all RBN content as regular DLC which means the songs can be used across all game modes. Basically, if you picked up or will be purchasing Rock Band 3, know that “I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT !!!1” is fully compatible if you wish to purchase the track. No pressure. Seriously, buy it only if you want to. I hear it’s amazing.