Tucked away in a little corner of the Xbox Live Marketplace, the Indie Games section is a little haven for budding developers to show off their wares. This week we again only have 8 new releases. Here’s a closer look at what is on offer.

Ultimate Dodgeball – K-Dog

Grab your avatar and dive out-of-the-way of the onrushing dodgeballs in this multiplayer sports sim. 80 MS Points

Story Tale Mania Christmas – Deviant Spark

This single player story based game asks you to choose word for your story, all based around everyone’s favourite festive time of year. A different story every time. 80 MS Points

Avatar Stealth – Ho-Hum Games

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your avatar could sneak around Tron-style locations, avoiding robot guards in a near infinite number of levels? If so, this is the game for you. 80 MS Points

StarWings: Mission Command – RicolaVG

Ooh, those space mercenaries are back and ready for new missions. Take control of one of three characters in this single player side scrolling shooter. 80 MS Points

Steel Champions – Neuralnet

Manga themed, first-person boxing game. Take control of your robot boxer and become the next Adamantiun Champion. Fight for 3 titles against 14 challengers in this fine-looking single-player game. 80 MS Points

Exploding Imps – Wytchlight

This curious scrolling platformer has you helping “Guff” the exploding Imp destroy all the magic flowers in the fairy garden. Oh, the humanity. 80 MS Points

Geriatrix- Zombie City – Pixel Junkie Games

Just what the doctor ordered, a geriatric based multiplayer apocalyptic zombie shooter. What more could you ask for? Zombies running amok, an 82-year-old Vietnam war veteran with a bazooka. Time for tea Mildred? 80 MS Points

Pester – Flump Studios

It sounds like something the kids might do on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but this multiplayer shooter looks anything but annoying. In fact, it looks like it might be the pick of this week’s games. A down-scrolling, Galaxians clone for the masses. Featuring over 95 combinations of play, 6 trophies to unlock and a techno soundtrack. 80 MS Points

That’s your lot for this week. Have fun.