The Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace is full of a lot of crap like "massage apps" and screensavers, sure, but it's also home to some very creative and technically impressive games. The Indie Games Summer Uprising aims to raise the profile of the latter group by promoting a selection of games that both developers and the community vote for. The 8 developers' choice games have now been chosen, and it's up to you to help pick the last two games to be promoted.
The devs' choices include T.E.C. 3001, which looks sort of like Canabalt in 3D; SpeedRunner, an N+-esque platformer; Raventhorne, a graphically-impressive 2D fantasy platform adventure; Take Arms, a 2D class-based multiplayer shooter; Train Frontier Express, a model railway sim (yes, really); Cute Things Dying Violently, a puzzler with elements of Lemmings and Angry Birds; Doom & Destiny, a JRPG with a touch of humor; and Battle High San Bruno, a stylized 2D one on one beat 'em up.
Between August 1 and August 14, it'll be the community's turn to pick two more games to include in the program. There's plenty to choose from, too -- check out the full list of nominees. Results of the public vote will be announced on August 16, when there will also be a public Twitter chat with the games' developers and the organizers of the Uprising. The games themselves will be released between August 22 and September 2.
Keep an eye on the official site for the latest, and don't forget to cast your vote!
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Serve the Uprising: Vote for Your Favorite Xbox Indie Games