4Gamers – SPECIAL | Four new ID@Xbox games


We recently had the chance to take a closer look at some of the games that are part of ID@Xbox. Four indie games that will also immediately appear on Xbox Game Pass and that are all quite different from each other. Four games that you should definitely keep an eye on.


Nighscape is a game by Mezan Studios and takes you to the Middle East at a time when navigating via the stars was still very important. However, all the stars have disappeared from the sky and the night is darker than ever.

Fortunately, there is still Layla, who, together with ‘The Goat Kid’, a kind of wise spirit who assists you, searches for the stars to get them back in the sky. Every time she puts a complete constellation back in place, she also gains a power that she can use to solve puzzles. For example, she can summon strong winds or make it rain.

In terms of gameplay, Nightscape is a puzzle game with some action here and there, where you have to defeat enemies with your bow and arrow.

Botany Manor

Botany Manor from Balloon Studios is a puzzle game set in 1890 in Somerset, England. You take on the role of Arabella Greene, a retired botanist who grows plants in her home to complete her book Forgotten Flora.

The aim of the game is to match different clues in order to grow a plant correctly. Botany Manor does not seem to be the most difficult game, but it is one that is particularly relaxing.

This is also reflected in the colorful graphics and the soundtrack that you hear in the background all the time. Anyone who wants to play Botany Manor can let their green fingers do the work from April 9.

Jump Ship

Jump Ship is a game from Keepsake Games, which is described as a mission based co-op spaceship adventure. You can play the game with up to four people and the aim is to travel from planet to planet to complete missions.

You can choose which task you take on. You can choose to do a simple supply run, but you can also fight pirates, although there is of course the chance that everything will go wrong.

SPECIAL | Four new ID@Xbox games

In terms of gameplay, Jump Ship is not just about your ship. Of course you have to maintain and upgrade that, and with time you will also get involved in a battle with other ships, but on planets Jump Ship becomes a co-op FPS.

Still Wakes the Deep

Still Wakes the Deep is being developed by The Chinese Room, which you already know from Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. With Still Wakes the Deep they take us to an oil rig off the coast of Scotland in the 1970s. When it is attacked by some strange entity, you must do everything you can to escape.

In the game you do not have any weapons or other gadgets to defeat the monsters. So you will have to make your brain work to survive and according to the makers, you will die more than once throughout the game. If that’s not your thing, you can always opt for Story Mode, where you can survive more easily.

SPECIAL | Four new ID@Xbox games

This time, The Chinese Room clearly opts for more horror compared to some of the better-known titles it previously made and based on the images we saw, they are already succeeding in this.

The article is in Dutch

Tags: #4Gamers SPECIAL IDXbox games


PREV This AI radio station only plays fake songs
NEXT Beware: This McAfee Security app is actually malware