Craftimals: Build to the Sun is a new platformer/crafting mash-up for the Xbox Live Indie Games channel that is available today for only 80 Microsoft points!

One part 2D platformer and one part crafting game, Craftimals lets you build your own way to the top. Help the animals reach the sun by placing blocks higher and higher. Checkpoints along the way reward you with additional powers and decorative hats. Find out what happens when you finally touch the sun!

Craftimals offers both single-player and co-op gameplay. Designed to be a laid-back experience, you can build at your own pace, mess up the path your co-op partner has been working on, or even ignore the goal of the sun entirely and just have fun making pictures out of blocks.

To celebrate the game’s release, the developer, Roppy Chop Studios, is holding a contest and is giving away 1600 Microsoft points. Build a unique picture in Craftimals and e-mail it to the developer for a chance to win! For more details, visit

A demo of Craftimals: Build to the Sun can be downloaded at Watch the official trailer for the game at  

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