The Indie Games Winter Uprising, an initiative looking to promote high quality titles on the Xbox Live Indie Games Channel and fight against the "mediocrity and lameness" on the platform, kicks off today with the release of Eyehook Games' dungeon crawler Epic Dungeon.

In honor of the Indie Games Winter Uprising's launch, this new trailer has been posted with clips of the XBLIG titles that will be featured during the event, including "new games from veteran developers like Ska Studios and Radiangames alongside promising newcomers".

This campaign will run all week and feature 14 new games, all of which you can find descriptions for after the break.

  • Soulcaster 2 - "Equal parts dungeon crawler, strategy and adventure, MagicalTimeBean’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Soulcaster features an all-new set of worlds to explore and a soundtrack glossed in late-80's redbook audio excess. Also: exploding skeletons."
  • Cthulhu Saves the World - "The next RPG from the creators of the popular parody RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, Cthulhu Saves the World features a new 16-bit visual style, a fantastic soundtrack, sophisticated yet streamlined gameplay, and an epic tale of insanity, romance, and redemption. Save the world to destroy it!"
  • Radiangames Crossfire 2 - "Crossfire 2 features an all new upgrades and weapons systems, along with two main modes. Play through Conquest mode with a friend and save your progress through 60 all-new waves and new enemy types, or play Score Attack and match your best scores against your friends and the world."
  • Chu’s Dynasty - "Chu’s Dynasty combines the strategic fighting of street-fighter with the multi-tiered 4 player mayhem of super-smash brothers. Chu’s then adds a new twist to the genre with time manipulation. Over 2 years in the making."
  • Alpha Squad - "Alpha Squad is an adventure game that has mechanics primarily used in dual-stick shooters, to keep the action fast and heavy as you explore the world and its characters. Features up to 4 player co-op, a customizable storyline, a large world, unforgettable weapons, music from Stemage of Metroid Metal, and art from industry veterans."
  • Epic Dungeon - "The ultimate dungeon crawling experience! Multiple character classes and fast paced gameplay make Epic Dungeon one of the most enjoyable roguelikes to date."
  • Break Limit - "Prepare to go mind-numbingly fast as you Blast, Smash and Break Limit through every one and thing in your way! Featuring classic arcade style play – will you survive to be the champion of our online scoreboard, or will you end up a grease spot on the first asteroid you see?"
  • Decimation X3 - "The thrilling sequel to one of the most popular shooters on the service features insane firepower and pure arcade action. From the creators of Duality ZF (coming soon to XBLA)."
  • Asteroids Do Concern Me - "Test your piloting skills in this addictive one button action game. Featuring five different modes of asteroid dodging fun. The odds of surviving this game are 3720 to 1. Have you got the minerals?"
  • Hypership Out of Control (Update) - "Space is a dangerous placed for even the most seasoned starship pilot, full of asteroids, multicolored floating blocks, and space mines. It’s even more dangerous when you your accelerator is stuck to the floor and your brakes are out. Can you survive long enough to get that elusive high score or are you destined to add a new crater to the face of an unsuspecting asteroid? Find out in this retro gaming tour de force featuring 10 Waves (forward and backwards), 5 game modes, 1 to 4 player co-op, and online high scores."
  • Ubergridder - "You are in deep space, and nasty one-eyed tentacle toting aliens have broken your spaceship. Help Robert the maintenance robot repair the spaceship, one grid at a time."
  • Rickenbacker vs. the Aliens - "From the developer of the best selling Drum Kit comes a new shooter in the style of the 1942 series featuring stunning cel shaded graphics."
  • Aphelion: Episode Two: Wings of Omega - "The conclusion to one of the most popular RPG franchises on XBox Live Indie Games, players will reprise the role of Savion Mercarte as they pick up where Episode One: Graves of Earth left off. Featuring numerous new features and enhancements like improved animations, more side quests and optional content, faster paced combat, a new playable character, and much, much more!"
  • ZP2KX: Zombies & Pterodactyls! - "In a dystopian future where humans love guns and zombies just want to be left alone, the pterodactyls have seen to it that everyone has to be miserable together. Take your jetpack online and splatter some fools with blades, guns, grenades, and other instruments of mayhem. Earn XP, level up, unlock features, clothes, and skills! Build awesome classes! From the developer of I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 1NIT!!!1 and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai."

[Via IndieGames.com]