RedCandy Games has released TIC: Part 1, an Xbox Live Indie Games platformer in which players control "a unicycling, wall-drilling, helicoptering, mining robot."

Unique character and premise aside, TIC is a remarkably solid game, boasting tight controls and a pleasant graphical style. In the game's introductory chapters, the player's character earns a number of upgrades, which can be used to explore previously blocked paths -- it's not exactly Symphony of the Night in terms of complexity, but the sense of progression still manages to tickle the human brain's pleasure center.

RedCandy has issued no word on when we can expect Part 2, but from what I've played so far, the series is already off to a promising start.