TWIN FALLS, Idaho, August 14, 2010 -- What happens when you take a traditional concept and transform it into a nontraditional experience? Strap on your jetpack and grab your laser rifle to find out! Available now on Xbox LIVE Indie Games, Star Crisis offers a cruise through space that's not quite like any other. This side-scrolling shooter features a simple space marine (and an optional friend) who must drift among the stars to defend his planet from an alien invasion -- without the usual conveniences of space battle (such as a powerful starship).

Featuring 2-player simultaneous action, three difficulty modes in mission-based play, and a challenging 'endless' mode, Star Crisis delivers lasting value and entertainment for gamers of all creeds and skill levels. You won't want to stop until you've traversed every mission and brought down the monstrous alien mothership!

In typical Excalibur Studios style, Star Crisis sparks the imagination with carefully-crafted pixel art and finely-chiptuned music. Give it a trial run now on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games marketplace, or purchase the entire experience for a mere 80 Microsoft Points.

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About Excalibur Studios:

Excalibur Studios was formed in 2009 as an indie game studio. It's comprised of a lone individual known to some as Ben Baird, and to others as a random guy on the Internet. Its continuing mission is to create games that are fun for gamers of all ages and experience levels. Visit Excalibur Studios' web site at

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