Microsoft has selected the free games that Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can download in October for its Games for Gold program, which includes the debut of a new indie game for the Xbox One, Chariot.

People who own the Xbox One and are signed up for the paid Xbox Live Gold program will be able to download Chariot for free from October 1-31. Here's a quick description:

Chariot, the newest ID@Xbox game from Canadian developers Frima, is a couch co-op platformer that can be played alone or with a friend. Players take the role of the brave Princess or her faithful Fiancé as they maneuver the departed king's coffin-on-wheels through 25 levels set in five vibrant underground environments, with his majesty's ghost giving them a piece of his mind every step of the way. Filled to the brim with emergent physics-based gameplay, Chariot offers hours of exciting exploration, fast-paced ride sequences and mountains upon mountains of loot!"

Xbox 360 owners can download two older games; Electronic Arts' modern military first person shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from October 1-15 and Darksiders II, the fantasy action sequel from the now defunct Vigil Games and THQ from October 16-31. Will you be downloading and playing one or more of these games next month?

Source: Xbox Wire