Over on the Xbox Live Indie Games service, developer Xpod Games UK has released Genix, a twin-stick shooter and puzzler presented in a unique behind-the-ship perspective.

Genix features 30 levels in which players must navigate mazes and engage in some light puzzle-solving as they eradicate invading alien forces. The presentation reminds me a bit of the maze segments from the vector arcade game Major Havoc, and the exploration elements give it a sense of depth that other twin-stick shooters lack.

Genix is priced at 240 Microsoft points ($3). A Windows version is also available at Desura, IndieCity, and Indievania.