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Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(12-02-2013, 02:08 AM)
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IndieGAF community voting going on:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=734961

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GAF Indie Steam Group (For announcing votings, contests and Greenlight collections):
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):
As before, voting going to happen in the last week of the month.

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Post 1:
1. Header Information
2. Overview
3. Introductory Blurb
4. Voting Results "Best of March"
5. Indie Media Corner

Post 2:
6. Recently released Indies to check out!

Post 3:
7. Upcoming Indies to look forward to!

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44 games in the released part, 36 games in the future part. Last months participation wasnt the hottest, probably due to the all-overshadowing Next Gen console launch. Hopefully we are back to form in december with more impressions and more voters!

We will also have a vote on the best games of the month in the last week of the thread. The results for june can be seen below. For some first time readers that wonder about my definition of "recent": We didnt have any major Indie thread in 2012 on GAF, so we are also catching all the titles that slipped through our net last year.

Addtionally, there will be an end of the year voting starting mid-december. Check back in the thread if you are interested.

Anyway, have fun with the games from this month!


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Hey! I assume you are new in this thread series and want to see what we were up to? Or you didnt have enough time to play through all of the games from the last month but still want to catch up with the best ones? Then this list is for YOU! These were the games we enjoyed the most in the previous thread, voted on by the community (More thorough descriptions and impressions in the previous thread, especially the last few pages with the voting):

The Stanley Parable (7 votes) - Free Demo/ $14,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/221910/

It's officially a "first person exploration" game developed by Galactic Cafe with brilliant narration by Kevin Brighting. I would describe it as a narrative experiment. Not everyone will enjoy this game -- in particular, logical and emotional types. It's a suitably meta experience that parodies many video game tropes and for the sheer quality definitely deserves this spot.
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Beyond Perception (4 votes) - Free Prototype Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/beyond-perception

First Person Puzzle where you're in an art gallery and can explore inside the paints and solve mainly based perspective puzzles. Paying attention to the pictures before going inside them is useful because they have some tips in how to solve the puzzles.
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Cave! Cave! Deus Videt (4 votes) - Free Prototype (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://cargocollective.com/wearemues...AVE-DEUS-VIDET

It's a visual novel and a very unique one. It deals with Bosch's Triptych of the Temptation of St. Anthony and .. that's all I can say about it.
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Fakteur (3 votes) - Free (PC)

http://fakteur.com/wordpress/en/

Charming artstyle, interesting NPC's with good backstories and the ability to change the fate of their lives. Game of The Month and likely to be in my list of best of the year.
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Paradis Perdus (3 Votes) - Free Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://sergeymohov.com/paradis-perdus/

Exploration game à la Dear Esther with a frightening twist and a trippy Darwinia-like aesthetic.
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Paradise (3 Votes) - Free (PC, Browser)

http://wiki.xxiivv.com/Paradise

Create Cat. Enter Cat. Create Pizza. Exit Cat.
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7.-34.
2 Cornerstone
2 Heavy Bullets
2 Lathe de la Lune Somniis
1 Scraps
1 Candy Box 2
1 Collapse
1 Demon Drum
1 Probably Archery
1 Nuclear Throne
1 Whispers of the Goddess
1 Specter
1 Null Divide+
1 Monochroma
1 Chrono Disfunglement
1 Actual Sunlight
1 Luxuria Superbia
1 Cubicity
1 Temple of the Watergod
1 140
1 Castle in the Sky
1 Secrets of Raetikon

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I noticed there are a few noteworthy, and relatively unknown, projects that deserve a shoutout here because I feel that they share a common interest with the people in this thread. I talked to the guy from Pixabyte and MetaVendetta and both are very enthusiastic about the things they love and figured you might appreciate the shoutout as well. If you enjoy anything here or want to give feedback, let these guys know via their websites or also here in this thread. If you appreciate something, let people know. A heads up can sometimes very valuable.


This is a monthly podcast series that presents notable Indie Game soundtracks. A likeable host and guests, a fantastic track selection, interesting discussions and a focus for Indies will make this one a mainstay in my monthly threads.

Episode 6: Lyric
[Gone Home| Bastion | Demon Chic| Comic Jumper| Ico | Metal Gear Solid 3]

Last edited by Toma; 12-16-2013 at 03:23 AM.
Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(12-02-2013, 02:09 AM)
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Another Perspective - $5 (PC)


http://shaunspalding.co.uk/AnotherPerspective/

An indie platform game about keys, running, jumping, doors and nonsense. Another Perspective follows the adventure of someone who is looking for something that they can't remember. Then they work out they can warp themselves into other bodies and things get a bit confusing.

Apexicon - Free Demo (PC)


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-puzzle-combat

A puzzle RPG with a focus on story, combat, and world-building. Gameplay influenced from Puzzle Quest, Scrabble, Bookworm Adventures. APEXICON is a game where you take words from a board of letters, much like a Boggle board, and match them to deal damage. Unfortunately failed his Kickstarter attempt.

Blade Rush - Free (PC, Browser)


http://jayisgames.com/games/blade-rush/

Blade Rush is a challenging platformer with "stealth" elements...Where it starts to shine is once it takes the training wheels off, and you realize you can start triggering attacks in midair and quick succession, zipping around like a tiny murder-rocket, and using that velocity to carry you over otherwise insurmountable gaps and around obstacles. The trick is figuring out the best order to eliminate foes to do so.

CATDAMMIT! - Free (PC, Mac)


http://firflams.com/press/

CATDAMMIT! is a run/jump/hack/slash game by Polish indie game developer duo: Fir&Flams. It is studio's first released game (free for PC / Mac web browser).

Coin Crypt - $4,99 (PC, Mac)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/264690/

A roguelike card game about lootmancers who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. Roguelike structure: randomly generated levels and permanent death! Unlockable character classes that each play differently! One of those classes is a monkey! (!!!!!)

Creeper World 3 - Free Demo/ $13,99 (PC, Mac)


http://www.desura.com/games/creeper-world-3-arc-eternal
Demo

or billions of years empires rose to greatness. Each fell to the Creeper till none remained. Now all hope appears lost. Who will stand against the Creeper? Experience this extreme and massive expansion of the Creeper World franchise. Nothing will ever be the same... Massive maps, custom units scripting, terraforming, Gravatars? Can you handle the challenge? Features include: Unique game play featuring an enemy that flows over the map, thermodynamic physics based play, billions of total missions, story arc with insane and unique enemies, built-in map editor, scripting!

DataJack - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/datajack

As a freelance mercenary, you will conduct sabotage, assassinations, espionage and ambushes on their behalf to line your pockets and pay for top-of-the-line weapons and cybernetic limbs. Will you side with the corporations, the private military, or perhaps with the radical anarchist youth hacker gang in an attempt to bring down the entire corrupt system?

Deadly 30 - $5 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.deadly30.com/index-gate.php

The zombie hordes of ‘Left4Dead,’ the aesthetic of ‘Metal Slug’ and a hefty dose of base construction and tower-defence elements combine to make this an extremely addictive game. The premise is simple; survive for 30 nights. The actuality? Extremely difficult. It’s challenging, tense and fun, and comes highly recommended. http://www.d22-zone.co.uk/2013/11/30/deadly-30/

Didgery - $2,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/didgery

Didgery is a unique merger of card and puzzle that blends fun explosive action with thoughtful strategy. Sit back and relax in Zen Mode, or put your skills to the ultimate test by battling the forces of evil in Nightmare Mode. Didgery is a fun, addictive, and fresh experience for both puzzle and card aficionados.

Don't Make Me Turn This Car Around - Free (Browser)


http://www.thewalkingdead.com/gamejam/dmmttca/

The year is 1992. It’s a time before cheap mobile gaming and seat-back television screens, and you’re driving three children home. Do you have what it takes to handle these three terrors? Can you manage their tempers, bladders and appetites without going insane or hitting the ditch? Will you top for gas, supplies or an emptied bladder, or will you just try to speed home?

Don't Move - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/dont-move

Don't Move: ninjas, failure, ludonarrative dissonance and player investment manipulation.

DreadChase - Free Demo/ $8,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/dreadcha...s/18-jun-20133
Demo

DreadChase is a 6 degrees of freedom combat/stealth game set in space. You are protecting your warp-capable base from a massive hostile armada that is searching for you. If the hostile fleet gets close enough and detects your base then they will lay siege to it. To survive you must stay ahead of them, disrupting enemy outposts, stealing crucial supplies and trying to outrun their ships.

Dungeon of Elements - $19,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/dungeon-of-elements

Dungeon of Elements is an RPG dungeon crawler with combat inspired by some of our favorite classic puzzle games like Dr. Mario or Tetris. In Dungeon of Elements (DoE), core meets casual as we combine many different styles of gameplay in a fun, immersive experience. The fledgling Alchemy Guild of Primordiax needs you to help restore its former glory.

Game about Vehicles - Free Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/game-about-vehicles

Game about vehicles is sandbox physics construction game, focus on building and testing land, sea and air vehicles. Vehicles can be any shape, each modules can be fully customisable and it changing physics behaviour.

Ex Amante - Free (PC, Mac)


http://www.brandonabley.com/?page_id=315

A video game about letting go.

Fjords - Min. 7$ (PC)


https://gumroad.com/l/FJORDS

“Fjords is a game in which you pretend to hack into the game and its world to alter it so that you can surpass it. There’s no single solution to each of the screens as you can experiment with true and false settings and end up with different ways to navigate the world. Some do involve more skill than others. Fjords never explains itself.” (IndieStatik)

Infection: Last Rites - DNA - 50% off at $4,99 during Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.desura.com/games/infection-last-rites-dna

Infection: Last Rites is an episodic single-player-focused Action Horror/Survival Horror FPS game. The finished game will feature separate, instantly selectable Action Horror and Survival Horror modes, allowing players to experience the play style they prefer.

Lens - Free Demo (PC, Mac)


http://www.lensthegame.com/

Lens is a first person exploration, adventure game made by students at UC Santa Cruz. The game is set in parallel worlds where players interact with both worlds seamlessly through the use of a device known as the lens. The game features compare and contrast gameplay, where players use the lens to look into a world parallel to their own and manipulate objects between these two worlds.

Lily Looking Through - Free Demo/$9,99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/250030/

Help this heroine through a variety of enchanting environments brimming with magic and wonder, as she seeks to rewrite the past, change the present, and unlock the ultimate mystery. An animated point-and-click adventure for all ages.

Lumen - Free (PC)


http://www.lumengame.com/

Lumen is a platform-puzzle video game where the player assumes control of a girl trapped in a world of nightmare as she tries to make her escape. With the sole help of her camera, she will have to dodge traps, run away from her enemies and use her photographs to change the world that surrounds her.

Meatballphobia - $2,99 (PC, Linux)


http://www.desura.com/games/meatballphobia

Meatballphobia is a 2D physics puzzle game about flesh and meat, about the enslavement of both the consumed and the consumer, about life and the systems built around it. It is also a game about making a meatball hit an unfortunate hysterical head. Featuring 50 brain-teasing levels of increasing difficulty, Meatballphobia focuses on relaxed problem solving instead of competition — so there are no locked levels, no highscores, no timer. Can’t figure out how to solve a level? No problem! Just go ahead, pick another stage, and go back when you want to give it another try.

Micro Dude - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/micro-dude

Disrupt the machine with fast paced platforming action. Traverse obstacles with your grappling hook. Cling to walls and destroy EyeGaurds in a flurry of red sparks. Collect data and Race through unique levels as the glitched hero Micro Dude.

Mr. Bree+ - Free Demo/$9,99 (PC, Mac)


http://www.desura.com/games/mrbree
Demo

Mr. Bree+ is a hardcore sidescrolling adventure/platformer, fully challenging and enriched with great visual and musical aspects. It's about 60 levels of pure challenge, revealing along the progress, the dark past events which tells the story of our hero, a householder family pig, Mr. Bree.

Olav & the Lute - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/olavandthelute

Olav & the Lute is a mystical indie-adventure game. Dive into the post-apocalyptic fantasy world, solve puzzles, discover melodies, change the game-world with your mystical lute and .. fix it? Inspired by the old LOOM, Olav & the Lute makes use of an extraordinary gameplay mechanic. Discover the melodies of this magical world and use them to awake the mighty Loom.

One Way Heroics - $1,99 (PC)


http://playism-games.com/games/onewayheroics/

In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything. Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement, attack and action you take, the darkness creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything.

Paper Sorcerer - Free Demo/ $5 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.ultrarunaway.com/

Paper Sorcerer is a stylish single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you. Explore and solve environmental puzzles to unlock secret paths and find extra loot! A double-sided adventure, an RPG with adventure game elements.

Path of Shadows - Free (PC)


http://thepathofshadows.com/

You are the perfect assassin. Manipulate the shadows at your will. Create new shadows and move instantly between them as you silently hunt your enemies.

Pixel Piracy - Free Alpha (PC)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/pixel-p...ews/open-alpha

Pixel Piracy is a side-scrolling 2d, real time strategy/sandbox/simulation game. In the game, the player controls the crew of a pirate ship. The player must sail the ship over a number of sea zones, each with events procedurally generated in a roguelike fashion, while facing against pirates and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew members, keeping discipline and outfitting and upgrading their ship and many more.

Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage - $14,99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/240660/

Assassins have one night to eliminate an elusive crime syndicate and get their revenge. Utilizing their different styles of combat Soul and Shang must battle their way through a mysterious landscape in order to defeat the illusive Master Mirage and take control of his Clan of Shadowless Assassins. Mirage immerses gamers in a side-scrolling, highly cinematic revenge story.

RIP - Free (PC)



http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=36788.0

Barch (DEios) and Mooosh (LIONESS) decided to make Pretty Much the Same Game, but working on it alone in confined space of their own personalities resulting in two single games to play caled Maoship and Be Not Afraid.

Risk of Rain - Free Alpha/$9,99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/248820/

Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home.

Secret of Escape - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/secret-of-escape

Imagine being trapped in a game, a game you are forced to play because it means your life, a game being controlled by an insane and unknown individual who loves to see a challenge. This is you, and the host is Dyer. You have been strapped with explosives and the only way to avoid them setting off is to reach each checkpoint, while avoiding deadly obstacles that are either made to kill you, or hunt you.

Sentris - Free Debut Prototype (PC, Mac)


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...inner-musician

"I designed Sentris to help everybody feel the thrill of making music. There's no way to fake this experience. As you solve puzzles you are literally creating your own song. To play, you drop musical building blocks into a rotating circle. The individual blocks stack up to create a song that is uniquely yours. It's deceptively simple -- easy to learn, hard to master."

Serendipity - Free Demo (PC)


http://serendipitythegame.wix.com/serendipity

SERENDIPITY is an amazing artistic/puzzle game. Dive into an abstract world and discover a unique universe through a surprising journey...

Silence in the Mist - Free Demo (PC)


http://inpla.net/thread-5211-1-1.html

This is an adventure game that also has a lot of other element such as maze, act, feeling, puzzle. The music and the enviroment will change by player's action. And the player must find how to play and feel the game all by himeself. There is an end, the only End. If the end appear, game ends.

Skinwalker - Free (PC, Mac)


http://owlgame.webs.com/skinwalker

This is the classic camping-trip-gone-wrong movie from the eighties made into a RPG Maker game. Four friends from the same university go out camping together. But while gathering firewood, strange sounds can be heard from the forest. After that, things get gradually worse.

Space - The Return Of The Pixxelfrazzer - $3,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/space-th...-pixxelfrazzer

Space - The Return Of The Pixxelfrazzer is an open-world sci-fi hack'n'slash. Your aim is to explore the inexhaustible amounts of destructible asteroid fields, spacestations and unknown planets of the universe. And by exploring I mean hacking, slashing and destroing everything that comes into your way.

Stasis - Free Demo (PC)


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=708692

Stasis is an adventure game that puts you in control of John Maracheck, a man searching for his family in a seemingly abandoned research facility. Going back to classic adventure game mechanics, you are required to solve puzzles and use objects around you to progress and to find Maracheck’s family. Trapped in a place where humanity’s horrors come out to play, how far would you go to protect your family?

Sym - Free Demo/50% off at $1.49 (PC, Mac)


http://www.atraxgames.com/sym/#buy

A journey inside your social fears in the form of a puzzle platform. A logic circuit simulator. A symmetric experience on black and white, in which solid and hollow lose their meanings.

The Consuming Shadow - Free (PC)


http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/conshadow/

Yathzees new game. The Consuming Shadow is a procedurally-generated horror adventure game. You must travel from town to town, exploring dungeons and exterminating the minions of the shadow.

The very organized Thief - Free (PC, Mac, Browser)


http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/the...d-thief/18991/

You are a thief. A very organized thief. Find all the items on your checklist and then escape the house... Originally put together in 7 days and then polished for a few more. The game is designed to be neither easy or hard, and slightly different everytime you play.

Two Brothers - $15 (PC)


http://ackkstudios.wordpress.com/

Top down action adventure that excels with its weird setting and encounters. A lovely story not about saving the world, but finding the colors in the world which will also upgrade the color spectrum for the world you see and explore. Unfortunately, the game is very buggy atm, but the dev

Vertiginous Golf - $5 (PC, Mac)


http://www.verti-golf.com/

A single to 4 player local multiplayer mini golf leisure game. Personal ideal game feature goal, Oculus rift 4 player multiplayer. Free roaming camera/mechanical hummingbird to explore and route plan. A full 9 hole course with lots more to come in the future.

Westerado - Free (Browser)


http://games.adultswim.com/westerado...line-game.html

When a dastardly bandit kills your family, you saddle up with your six-guns to bring the murderer to justice. There's a new mystery to solve every time you play.

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Toma
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(12-02-2013, 02:10 AM)
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4PM - ???


http://www.4pmgame.com/

4PM is an experiential drama game, where you lead a character through several different scenes/locations during a day, each with its own, unique gameplay, adding to a bigger story, culminating at the end of the day with an impacting, meaningful choice.

Aku - ???


https://www.facebook.com/akuthegame

You are a dragon. You are the world's paintbrush. Reveal the secrets of the world of Aku.

Americana Dawn - PC, Mac, Linux


http://english.americanadawn.com/

A role playing game which explores over two centuries of early American history and folklore. For the duration, we follow Foster, the spirit of the sea, a gentle and innocent being who arrives in America with no heritage or home.

A Touch of Moonlight - ???


https://www.facebook.com/atouchofmoonlight?filter=1

A thrilling adventure game set in a world based on old Sami and Scandinavian folklore. A boy disappears in the deep northern woods and his sister embarks on a journey to find him.

Burglar - ???


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=37086.0

Burglar is a game about home invasion robberies which focuses on stealth, platforming, and getting out of trouble quickly when things go wrong.

Caravan - ???


http://uniworlds.de/portfolio/caravan/

Caravan is a thirdperson game, where the player has to deal with watershortage in a desert, trying to escape with the help of other players. Caravan features what we call massive offline mulptiplayer, which means, every time a player dies, he leaves a grave with little amount of water for others to pick up and continue at that point.

Chroma - ???


http://iamclaw.com/?page_id=15

An open-world/non-linear adventure that gives the player the opportunity to discover the world’s mechanics and story for themselves. Take control of a bulb that emits large amounts of light, casting shadows around the environment. You gain the ability to split off from your light form (freezing it in place) and become a shadow, and can walk upon the shadows projected onto the surrounding surfaces.

Courier of the Crypts - ???


http://www.emberheartgames.com/courierofthecrypts/

Courier of the Crypts is a 2D puzzle-exploration-action game with a twist. You play a role of a young courier that undertakes simple delivery for the custodian of the crypts which soon turns out into a deadly adventure.

Dex - Cyberpunk 2D RPG - PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya


http://www.dex-rpg.com/index_en.php

Explore the dark alleys of Harbor Prime and a host of diverse locations in both physical reality and the wild reaches of cyberspace. Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical “event horizon” in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story? On Kickstarter

Dyscourse - ???


http://owlchemylabs.com/

Take the interpersonal dramas of The Walking Dead and combine it with the group survival of Oregon Trail, add a healthy dose of Lord Of The Flies, and wrap it all up in an insanely stylized and gorgeous Owlchemy-illustrated world.

Edgar - The Great Victorian Adventure Game - PC, Mac, Linux


http://www.edgarthegame.com/

EDGAR is a 2D adventure platformer starring the father of Gothic poetry, Edgar Allan Poe. Fight monsters and get loot as you chase Jack the Ripper through an alternate version of Victorian London. The goal of EDGAR is to create a 2D lootfest with heavy influences from Gothic literature, while combining it with imaginative gameplay and quirky customization.

Eidolon - Jan 2014 (PC)


http://gamedesignsketchbook.tumblr.com/eidolon

Exploration/survival game set in the distantly post-apocalyptic Western Washington.

Festival of Magic - PC/Mac/Linux


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...=home_location

Festival of Magic combines turn-based combat and farming gameplay with exploration and puzzle-packed quests. Grow spuds, tend barnacles and use your harvest as powerful ammunition and spells; load your weapons, team up your companions and get ready for a grand adventure! Currently on Kickstarter Life Support.

Fruit House - PC


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.ph...&topic=36857.0

Fruit House is a game about weird parties and weirder hangovers.

Gravit - PC


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravit

An original 2D platform adventure game. Face gravity changes! Solve physical puzzles with lifelike fluid mechanics.

Interstellaria - ???


http://www.indiedb.com/games/interstellaria

Command your own Starship! Take control of a powerful faster than light ship. You control the crew and the stations. Your skills as a commander will either help you to survive the perils of the galaxy, or cause your crew to perish. Your crew lead the way. You keep them fed, give them rest, and entertainment.

Into this Wylde Abyss - ???


http://blog.richardwhitelock.com/

Short game about struggling to survive on a freezing island and what happens in your final hours.

Lift - ???


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=36851.0

It's like Scraps, but planes. So physics based, with aerodynamics, and they break apart beautifully. Still really early, but so much potential

Lords of Xulima - Feb 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ods-and-humans

A 2D isometric, turn-based Role-Playing Game with the depth and challenge of old-school classics and a modern, intuitive interface.

Night in the Woods - ???


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...t-in-the-woods

Night In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Experience a big crazy world and the remarkable events unfolding there. Play bass. Break stuff.

Okhlos - ???


http://coffeepoweredmachine.com/okhlos/

Okhlos is a game about an angry mob in ancient Greece. You will have to travel all around Greece and assemble a huge group of angry people, to fight armies, mythological creatures and even gods!

One Upon Light - Early 2014 (PC, Mac)


http://gamelab.sutd.edu.sg/dev/one-upon-light/

Monochromatic top-down puzzle game with a photophobic protagonist. Trapped in a world of shifting shadows and light, players manipulate objects in the environment to create a path of shadows and avoid contact with light. Best game of the IGF China 2013.

Quantum Party Crasher - PC


http://gamejolt.com/games/strategy-s...crasher/19263/

In the future robots do everything, and people just party. There is even a world party rank for each individual, and you're almost last. Luckily, you invented the first ever time-machine! Travel back in time to participate in the best parties, amaze the primitives with your futuristic devices, and climb the world party ladder! But first, you'll have to find the correct dress and an invitation.

Shattered - ???


http://yuryschicker.com/games.html

A revolutionary Jump'N'Run with an epic storyline, 3D worlds and beautifully designed camera perspectives.

Spirit Huntress - PC, Mac, Linux and maybe consoles


http://spirithuntress.blogspot.com/

Spirit Huntress is a 2d action/adventure & platform game, with side-scroller view, influenced by some past great titles, like Metroid saga, Streets of Rage II, Shinobi III; as well as more recent games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

Starbound - PC, Mac, Linux


http://www.playstarbound.com/store/

In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe. Releases december 4th! Finally!

StarDiver - PC, Mac, Linux, Consoles


http://gravityride.com/

The goal is to revive my personal favorite game type, the space opera! By mixing favorite aspects of classics like StarFlight, Star Control, SunDog, Universe, and Tradewars, I hope to bring what I loved as a kid to the current generation. Quirky aliens, arcade space battles, planetary mining, and adventure around the galaxy -- should keep us busy developing for a while.

Strafeman - PC, Mac, Android


http://www.lagplus.com/about-me/

Unforgiving oldschool rail shooter pumped by a hot Flamenco metal music.

The 7 Towers - ???


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=37009.0

Sprite/pixel based action/puzzle Gothic adventure.

The Apocalypse Happened and We're All OK - ???


http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2014.php?id=7093

The Apocalypse Happened and We're All OK is a first-person Myst-em-up about islands, oceans, birds, and books. And the magic - now quite literal - that books hold. And how that magic transforms the world.

The Old City - PC


http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-old-city

The story is about choice. Set in a decaying city from a civilization long past, The Old City puts the player in the shoes of a sewer dwelling isolationist. You progress through the game by simply exploring the environment, and, while the initial stretch of the game is a linear string of semi-open levels, the later game divides into various pathways that all communicate something entirely different about the world and the story.

The Way of Yiji - PC


https://www.facebook.com/schizoidgames?ref=profile

Contemplative short exploration game influenced by a Japanese culture.

Thumper - ???


http://drool.ws/what-is-thumper/

THUMPER is a fast-paced action game that combines elements of racing and rhythm games. It will be released in 2014 on whatever platforms make sense. The star of the game is THUMPER, the ultimate space beetle. Galactically famous for his high chrome finish and chill personality, THUMPER has a penchant for staggering collisions and reckless ventures into uncharted psychic domains. He is a master of high-risk moves.

Windforge - PC


http://snowedin.ca/projects/windforge/

Windforge is a 2D building block RPG that seamlessly combines gameplay like Contra with the freedom and building of Minecraft. Build airships and explore hostile skies in an ever changing Steampunk world.

Witchmarsh - PC, Mac, Linux


http://witchmarsh.tumblr.com/

In Witchmarsh, the player creates a team of investigators and leads them into the depths of the Massachusetts swampland to solve a case of mysterious mass kidnappings. Primarily an RPG with action elements, the goal of this project is to merge the exploration of Metroidvania style games with the in-depth customisation and range of choice you get with Classic RPGs, such as Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights.

Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries - ???


http://woolfegame.com/

Join the vengeful Red Riding Hood in her battle to eliminate her demon, B. B. Woolfe, in a dark side-scroller odyssey. A non-sugarcoated streampunky fairy tale, full of drama and dark twists.

Yours truly, - ???


https://www.facebook.com/yourstrulydev

3d art project as well as a war analogy about two strange shadows being too different to live at each others' sides despite wanting it. The player slips into the role of the darker one who travels through a world shaped by its memories and thoughts. On its journey, it reflects itself and the relationship to the other one whilst unintentionally destroying the beauty around it.

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And thread is open, sorry for the next gen induced delay.
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Man, some great looking stuff in that there OP! This month maybe I'll even play enough to vote!

Thanks for the work on the thread, Touma.
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Originally Posted by Gazoinks

Thanks for the work on the thread, Touma.

I dont know that series
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Great work Toma, as usual! Noticed some errors, though:
Pixel Piracy is titled just "Pixel"
Another Perspective has the wrong picture

Tons of a great game in this month's OP. Can't believe it's December already!

And the upcoming games is lacking Starbound...
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Great work Toma, as usual! Noticed some errors, though:
Pixel Piracy is titled just "Pixel"
Another Perspective has the wrong picture

Tons of a great game in this month's OP. Can't believe it's December already!

And the upcoming games is lacking Starbound...

Fixed, thanks.

We know about Starbound for ages already, didnt I already include that in one of the last 10 threads? If not, not that bad either though :p I doubt that this thread would help spreading the word about Starbound since people here likely know about its upcoming release anyway. Will include it in the release list next month.
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Originally Posted by Toma

I dont know that series

I have dishonored my family, where do I commit seppuku?

In other news, the Arakion Alpha 1 starts tomorrow and I'm in it! So I guess it does actually exist! Unless the download tomorrow just leads to a blank screen or something.
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Originally Posted by Toma

Fixed, thanks.

We know about Starbound for ages already, didnt I already include that in one of the last 10 threads? If not, not that bad either though :p I doubt that this thread would help spreading the word about Starbound since people here likely know about its upcoming release anyway. Will include it in the release list next month.

Yeah but the game's actually finally releasing this week (at least that's the last I read). I think that's reason enough to add it

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Looking sharp, thanks Toma! December's shaping up to be another fine month for Indies.

Btw Heavy Bullets is listed twice in the voting results.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Yeah but the game's actually finally releasing this week (at least that's the last I read). I think that's reason enough to add it

Added it.
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Originally Posted by Toma

Added it.

Nice

Noticed that like a quarter of the games in the OP were my suggestions. Not sure if that's good or bad
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Yay new thread!
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I've been keeping my eye on you, Caravan.

Dec 4th and forward is all Broken Sword for me baby!
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

I've been keeping my eye on you, Caravan.

Dec 4th and forward is all Broken Sword for me baby!

Starbound and Broken Sword on the same day. Glorious.
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The Greenlight Collection has been updated. Start at 'Another Perspective' for the new games.
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I'd love to get a mention for Love. It's still on Greenlight, and is "95% of the way to the top 100".
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...s/?id=94453699

It could use all the support it can get.
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Hey Toma, thanks for including One Way Heroics in the list!

I really hope gaffers check out the game. BudokaiMR2 put his blood sweat and tears into the game over a period of 11 months to get it localized. Initial localization was only a couple months, but we've been testing it and refining the script since then. It's insanely hard to test as well, since so much of the game is randomized, and there's a buttload of loot in the game.

It's only $1.99! If you like JRPGs and the constant threat of death, check it out!
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Hey Toma, thanks for including One Way Heroics in the list!

I really hope gaffers check out the game. BudokaiMR2 put his blood sweat and tears into the game over a period of 11 months to get it localized. Initial localization was only a couple months, but we've been testing it and refining the script since then. It's insanely hard to test as well, since so much of the game is randomized, and there's a buttload of loot in the game.

It's only $1.99! If you like JRPGs and the constant threat of death, check it out!

I know a couple of us mentioned picking it up in the last thread. Hopefully it gets some more love this month, it is an interesting idea.
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Originally Posted by rybrad

I know a couple of us mentioned picking it up in the last thread. Hopefully it gets some more love this month, it is an interesting idea.

It's also got a ton of content, much of which is hidden. I worked mostly on editing for the game, so the majority of the work was done by Budokai. That said, having worked on the game both in a QA and editing capacity, I would say I know the breadth of the game fairly well. Most people that have been streaming it think they're done with it, and have only seen 10% of what's in the game.
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Fancy Skulls is the next feature on IndieGameStand

Highly recommended. I'll repost my impressions here:

Between Paranautical Activity, Tower of Guns, and Fancy Skulls, it seems like the roguelike first person shooter is in vogue right now. While Paranautical Activity and Tower of Guns embrace over-the-top white-knuckle mayhem, Fancy Skulls stands out due to its abstract style and measured, more strategic gameplay.

The first aspect that stands out is the game's surreal visuals. Activate one of its randomized rooms and deformed multi-eyed...things emerge from their spawn points to attack: flying projectile-firing skulls, red-clawed melee chargers, bomb-spewing white stalks that aimlessly lurch around, spindly cyclopean turrets, and more. Every new enemy adds a new learning curve: what does it do, how doe it move, does it move or is it stationary, and most importantly, where is its weak point. Every enemy has a weak point somewhere on its body, some obvious, some more concealed or only visible at certain intervals; one or shots in this vulnerable area will kill an enemy and this element, combined with your limited ammo, totally alters the pacing compared to other FPS roguelikes. While in other games, you can fire wildly at enemies, here you'll survive longer by making your shots count and taking the time to aim carefully.

Further adding to Fancy Skull's strategic gameplay are the items and upgrades you can acquire. Like the enemies, you won't know what an item will do until you use it. From allowing you to hover and double jump to performing a fiery melee slam to slowing time, items are varied and completely change your strategy. Items require mana to use, so you can't spam these special abilities. Weapon upgrades can be bought from vendors found on each floor and imbue your guns with game changing abilities such as fire or explosive rounds to making ammo not count while airborne. The game's seven weapons range from your starting revolver to a shotgun and raygun to a rocket launcher and each feels different. (And yes you can rocket-jump.) You can only carry four guns at a time so choose wisely.

Fancy Skulls combines the FPS roguelike genre with mystery, strategy, and minimalist visuals.

Was recently updated with new enemies, new items, new room layouts, etc.

Edit: also changed mana to a recharging meter. I preferred the original set up but this works as well
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Originally Posted by thetrin

It's also got a ton of content, much of which is hidden. I worked mostly on editing for the game, so the majority of the work was done by Budokai. That said, having worked on the game both in a QA and editing capacity, I would say I know the breadth of the game fairly well. Most people that have been streaming it think they're done with it, and have only seen 10% of what's in the game.

Glad to hear it, I will be interested in trying to explore it all. I plan on putting some more time into it now that I finally got it working in full screen.

Originally Posted by More_Badass

Fancy Skulls is the next feature on IndieGameStand

Highly recommended. I'll repost my impressions here:


Was recently updated with new enemies, new items, new room layouts, etc.

IndieGameStand has been doing a great job with getting actual good games. This will be my 21st purchase from them which is the most by far of any of the sites selling indie games.
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I don't think Dyscourse is going to make it

Goal is 40K, currently at 24/almost 25K with four days left
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Gave the Paper Sorcerer demo a go and thought it was pretty good, I'll pick up the full version when I get the money (if I remember :P). Anyone around here played the full version?
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If anyone was interested in the game, Spacebase DF-9 is 33% off ($16.74) on Steam

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I would like to give some feedback on my last-minute votes from the previous month:
  • Cave! Cave! Deus Videt: a very strange game, in which you will learn a few things. It feels too educational in the end.
  • Cubicity: the controls are awkward, but the game mechanics are smartly used (magnetism, gravity, portals, etc.)
  • Chrono Disfunglement: you can rewind time for the the wole universe or for just one object. The game design is too simple but the game mechanic is interesting.
  • Temple of the Water God: Aquaria made by Digipen.
  • The Stanley Parable: a meta-game.
  • Whispers of the Goddess: a puzzle game at its finest. The visuals are a bit too simple though. However, every time you finish a level, the music and the visuals are very rewarding.
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Originally Posted by Wok

I would like to give some feedback on my last-minute votes from the previous month:
Cave! Cave! Deus Videt: a very strange game, in which you will learn a few things. It feels too educational in the end.

I have to say, I left it more confused than anything else. Didn't get the "educational" vibe at all. I hope the team continues to work on it.

Originally Posted by Wok

Whispers of the Goddess: a puzzle game at its finest. The visuals are a bit too simple though. However, every time you finish a level, the music and the visuals are very rewarding.

*high five* Nobody else played it, I think.
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Originally Posted by daydreaming

I have to say, I left it more confused than anything else. Didn't get the "educational" vibe at all. I hope the team continues to work on it.

Well, there is this quizz about ergotism.

Originally Posted by daydreaming

*high five* Nobody else played it, I think.

I have played it too late in the month, and yeah, now that I have, I recommend it too. *high five*
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Very curious about Westerado, but I'm a sucker for westerns.

Also, has anybody been keeping up on The Last Door? I just played Chapter 2 last night.

For instance, in the Last Door. Is it bad that I want to email some of these game devs and offer to polish up the english text for them? There's not a ton of text and there are just some unnatural parts in the dialogue and such, that seem like they'd be so easily fixed.
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man i want to go nuts and buy all of those every time i see these threads i get excited
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Originally Posted by timetokill

Very curious about Westerado, but I'm a sucker for westerns

It's pretty cool, I would recommend it.
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Originally Posted by daydreaming

I have to say, I left it more confused than anything else. Didn't get the "educational" vibe at all. I hope the team continues to work on it.



*high five* Nobody else played it, I think.

*low high fives*

I played it too, but didnt have enough time to write about it. Pretty devious puzzle game with a mechanic I didnt see anywhere else yet. Always a plus in my book. If we had all voted for it, it would even have made the top spots, oh well.

Screenshot so people know what we are talking about:

Originally Posted by ThatsMytrunks

I'd love to get a mention for Love. It's still on Greenlight, and is "95% of the way to the top 100".
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...s/?id=94453699

It could use all the support it can get.

We already included Love+ in the very first Indie thread back in march, sorry :(
But hey, it will always be special because it was one of the first!
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Wow, One Way Heroics at $1,99 can almost be considered stealing. The game is ridiculously fun. Will throw up an OT later, hoping no one else beats me to it by then.
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Originally Posted by Toma

Wow, One Way Heroics at $1,99 can almost be considered stealing. The game is ridiculously fun. Will throw up an OT later, hoping no one else beats me to it by then.

I need to try it more. I just played one game and had no idea what I was doing.
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Originally Posted by flowsnake

I need to try it more. I just played one game and had no idea what I was doing.

Its basically the roguelike-style game design school. Start a game, see how far you are going, die, learn from your mistakes and try again, all the while you pick up items, level up and prepare for the fight with the demon boss.

My first run was 45km and I died to a horde of zombies in a dungeon. For that first run I got 5 "Hero points", which I exchanged for an item slot that I can now use to carry over an item to my next run. I put my decent armor in there and started my next run with a better armor immediately and managed to destroy the monsters in the dungeon that previously killed me. I got cheeky though and have been squashed by darkness in the dungeon because I didnt get out again.

The game is really fun and deeper than I would have imagined, at least judging based on first glance. The perks and armor/weapon skills really make these items feel different and allow for certain tactics. Gotta love the details/polish as well, like not talking to the fairy and then getting snark remarks for ignoring her, the multiple world setups and even online integration (which I havent tried yet). The ability to carry over items means its not punishingly hard either and you will always see some progress.

This game is really clever.
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Hear, hear.

I beat the demon king on my third run, lets see what the game offers after that and whether the other options (classes, etc) will be enough to keep me engaged.

But in the end there is still the hard mode, which probably should be considered the true challenge anyway.

Edit:

Well there is my reason to replay the game with every class.
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Master Spy - PC



Master Spy is a stealth-based precision platformer with old school cutscenes, slated for release early 2014.

You are Master Spy. In a world of corruption and decay, you're not just good at what you do - you're the best.

Release: Early 2014.

Originally Posted by Turfster

Everyone go vote for Master Spy. I need that 80s goodness =p

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The link for Strafeman in the OP doesn't work, as the about page has been changed. Anyway, there is an indiegogo for it.

Interesting seeing a indie rail shooter. I love the idea of the flamenco and metal soundtrack, as I'm a fan of bands like Flametal. I'd like to hear more from the soundtrack, as the music in the trailer is barely there.
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Originally Posted by Gazoinks

Gave the Paper Sorcerer demo a go and thought it was pretty good, I'll pick up the full version when I get the money (if I remember :P). Anyone around here played the full version?

I picked up the full version the other day and if you like the demo you will like it. My biggest complaints are UI-related and the dev has been doing patches to make it less clunky which is a good sign.

Edit: Looks like the game is actually on sale at IndieGameStand today for $3 in case anyone else was interested.
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Originally Posted by PandaPedinte

Master Spy - PC



Release: Early 2014.

That looks sexy. It's funny how retro console aesthetics have now become their own art styles. Like how Ripple Dot Zero (penguin action game) is so Genesis it hurts.

EDIT: Finished the demo.

Nifty little mechanic of going invisible or not, reminds me of Gunpoint but this is more limited in options right now (also, seems like a tutorial). Music is fucking great.
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

That looks sexy. It's funny how retro console aesthetics have now become their own art styles. Like how Ripple Dot Zero (penguin action game) is so Genesis it hurts.

EDIT: Finished the demo.

Nifty little mechanic of going invisible or not, reminds me of Gunpoint but this is more limited in options right now (also, seems like a tutorial). Music is fucking great.

I loved the artstyle in Ripple Dot Zero, really gives the vibe of a Mega Drive game.
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Posted in the Steam sales thread, it was originally released for the Playstation Mobile and later for iOS and Android now it's getting a release for PC, Mac andLinux in January 2014. Polygon article.

Rymdkapsel - PC



Rymdkapsel is a game about building your station; imagine a real time strategy game where you don’t have to worry about ever leaving the cozy comforts of your home base.

Release date: January 2014.
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WELP. Was playing and enjoying Fakteur, then accidentally quit and it didn't save my progress. I'll start over at some point. Very interesting concept, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out over the whole game. The amount of time biking between houses started to feel a bit tedious to me, though, it'd be nice if the environment changed a little or something.
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Got some holiday cash so I decided to splurge a bit and finally get Overgrowth. I'll post some impressions later
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The hell is Blade Symphony?!

Reminds me of Jedi Knights.
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

The hell is Blade Symphony?!

Reminds me of Jedi Knights.

Oh yeah, I forgot about this. Has anyone played it? It looks like it has the potential to be really cool. Wish there was a demo.


EDIT: Impressions so far:
-Paper Sorcerer (demo): Pretty cool. Clunky battle UI, but great style and fairly fun combat system. Not sure how well it'll hold up throughout the game, the demo is very short.
-Don't Move: Standard "achievements sure are dumb guys right?" game. Painfully dull, which is the point, but that doesn't make it more enjoyable. Didn't play it for long before quitting due to extreme tedium, maybe there's a twist later?
and from the best of list:
-Paradis Perdus: The anti-Proteus? The player being a detriment to the game environment is something I'd like to see explored more. Interesting experiment.
-Fakteur: See two posts above.
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For an alpha, there's a nice chunk of content and game here. Some campaign missions, a bunch of challenges to complete, several sandbox-y areas to fight in and parkour around, and a randomized arena that gets progressively more difficult

You can tell this is a product that's been worked on a while (in a good way). The animations and little details are top notch (blood dripping down your body and staining your clothes is awesome), the fighting is hard hitting and so satisfying, and it's a joy to just run and jump around. You're extremely maneuverable and agile and the dynamic physics and combat is very fun.

Combat is the best part. It's very intense to be three on one, disarming one sword-wielding enemy, flinging the sword into his buddy's chest, catching a dagger in mid-air, countering an attack, stabbing that guy to death, and blasting the last guy across the area with a super kick

Outside of combat, the game runs super smooth at high. Combat is kind of laggy at the moment for me, but I just play in slow motion to appreciate the animations and other details.

Probably too expensive for some now, but I'm really enjoying it and Overgrowth is a definite recommendation whenever a sale comes or it progresses to beta, etc.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

For an alpha, there's a nice chunk of content and game here. Some campaign missions, a bunch of challenges to complete, several sandbox-y areas to fight in and parkour around, and a randomized arena that gets progressively more difficult

You can tell this is a product that's been worked on a while (in a good way). The animations and little details are top notch (blood dripping down your body and staining your clothes is awesome), the fighting is hard hitting and so satisfying, and it's a joy to just run and jump around. You're extremely maneuverable and agile and the dynamic physics and combat is very fun.

Combat is the best part. It's very intense to be three on one, disarming one sword-wielding enemy, flinging the sword into his buddy's chest, catching a dagger in mid-air, countering an attack, stabbing that guy to death, and blasting the last guy across the area with a super kick

Outside of combat, the game runs super smooth at high. Combat is kind of laggy at the moment for me, but I just play in slow motion to appreciate the animations and other details.

Probably too expensive for some now, but I'm really enjoying it and Overgrowth is a definite recommendation whenever a sale comes or it progresses to beta, etc.

Tried it soooo often, but it never clicked for me. Dunno what my problem with that game is.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Yeah but the game's actually finally releasing this week (at least that's the last I read). I think that's reason enough to add it

It's going into Beta at least, with indie games it can kind of be a grey area between 'open beta' and 'release' (that was certainly the case with Terraria).

Also, OP, the Starbound beta will be on Windows, Mac and Linux, according to the developers. I noticed you had "????" for platforms.

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