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Indie Games 2014 [December] Now Voting - Post 285!

Toma

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GAF Indie Steam Group (We are currently looking for someone to handle the Steam Group announcements, any volunteers are welcome to contact me via PM):
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie
IndieGAF Steam Curator Group (Game suggestions curated by me):
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/4626771

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):

IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2013 http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=766928
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 Last Month"
5. Indie Media Corner

Post 2:
6. Recently released Indies!

Post 3:
7. Upcoming Indies to look forward to! -Part 1-

Post 4:
8. Upcoming Indies to look forward to! -Part 2-

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We are always interested in getting to know more people with the same hobby. If you share our love for Indies, let us know! We'd also love to read more impressions :)

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If you want to suggest a game that has recently released or that looks interesting, but hasnt released yet, please follow the following formatting structure so the post is picked up by Toma-Bot:

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If the game is free, then put "Free" as the price, otherwise please use $ or € for the price. You can also include more than one game per post (like the Screenshot saturday posts), but please stick to the above format for every entry.

If someone posts a non-proper formatted post, I'd appreciate if you could repost the game with the same info in the proper format.


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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):

1. Environmental Station Alpha - Free demo (PC)

http://www.hempuli.com/esa/

Really solid metroidvania. The demo leaves players wanting for more. Diverse areas, precision-heavy platforming and shooting, the usual upgrades to find through exploration. The pixel art is colorful and it's just a fun very well-made game.
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1. hets - Free (PC)

http://ditto.itch.io/hets

A really addictive and stylish roguelite action shooter. Progress through rooms filled with increasing amount of deadly enemies, as you jump, dodge, and kill everything to open the gate to the next level. The shooting feels really forceful and satisfying, and I liked the varied power-ups that granted you a bullet shield, personal turret, multi-shot, and more. It has a Broforce + Risk of Rain vibe, with a cool abstract art style and atmosphere.
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3. Return of the Obra Dinn - Free demo (PC, Mac)

http://dukope.itch.io/return-of-the-obra-dinn

Sensational concept. It's clearly very early on, but it looks fantastic and has a really unique hook to it. Neat touch that it's not an "action" game but has very serious moments of drama in it. Definitely one to keep an eye on, and definitely worth checking right now.
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4. Here and There along the Echo - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://kentuckyroutezero.com/here-and-there-along-the-echo/

That is the most interesting telephone interactive fiction narrative you are going to experience ever and damn funny. Kentucky Route Zero creators are weird in the best way.
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5. Tribal & Error - Free demo (PC)

http://www.tribalanderror.com/demo

A very unique game, in which you are tasked to translate caveman language, and use the words you learned to instruct those cavemens to do something.It is conceptually a game about words and communication and has no language barrier at all, since everyone playing translates into his own language. Quite elegant. Its only a short alpha, but it works surprisingly well and its definitely something to be on the lookout for in the future. Highly recommended to check out the alpha.
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6.-21. (Still great games here)
Baezult
Totem's Sound
Rituals
styx
autocraft
heart & slash
metrocide
Cubot
Unreal World
Luminoso
Marvelous Miss Take
Legend of Light
Chipset-0
Computer, Open That Door
Fluid Perspectives
Spinlot

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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 11: Episode 11: Summer Girls
[Wolfenstien | Elysian Shadows | Trials Fusion | Fract OSC | Out There | Parappa the Rapper]
 

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0hh1 - Free (Web)

http://0hh1.com/

A logic puzzle game reminiscent of Sudoku without the numbers. Fill the grid with either red or blue tiles. Columns/rows cannot contain three adjacent tiles of the same color. Columns/rows must contain an equal number of blue tiles as red tiles. No two columns/rows can be the same.

404sight - Free beta (PC)

http://404sight.com/

404Sight is a first (or third) person playground runner with the aesthetics inspired by Mirror's Edge added to the level revealing of Devil's Tuning fork, equipping the player with a foresight ability to reveal helpful and harmful areas within the level. It shows players what it'd be like to be in an environment where the hidden fast and slow lanes are apparent, but only if they have the right tools. It takes a bit of planning to plot a course through an area full of hazards, especially if the corporations themselves are actively trying to impede you.

A Bird Story - $4.99 (PC/Mac/Lin)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327410/

A Bird Story is something of a little pixel animation that incorporates interactivity and game elements in the telling of its narrative. It is a standalone story, with its own beginning and ending.

All Is Dust - Free (PC)

http://allisdust.com/

All is Dust is a horror game about overcoming guilt in the American Dust Bowl; set in rural Oklahoma during the height of the 1930s. The player must use their vision and their wits to protect themselves from the dangers of the fields all while coming to terms with their life and the mistakes they’ve made along the way.

Attack of the Oculoids - Free (PC, Mac, Browser)

http://mrleeperry.itch.io/attack-of-the-oculoids

The Oculoids are here! Get'em!Oh... one thing... all those magic weapons you have? Yeah, Oculoids don't respond to magic like most things. So, you might need to experiment. You should be fine though

Beat Shooter - Free (PC, Mac)

http://abhimir.itch.io/beatshooter

Beat Shooter is an experimental FPS game developed for the 7DFPS. In this FPS game, the gun only works when you pull the trigger on the beat. In each level, destroy all the targets before the time runs out.

Coelophyte - Free (PC)

http://monorail.itch.io/coelophyte

Coelophyte is an experimental FPS game made for the 7-day FPS game jam. It's a surreal shooter, where you have to gather fluid in order to perceive the world.

Courier of the Crypts - Free demo (PC)

http://emberheartgames.itch.io/courier-of-the-crypts-preview

Courier of the Crypts is a 2D action adventure game where you have to survive as a courier on his first errand to the guardian of the crypts. Your main tool to achieve your mission is a magic torch which you use to illuminate your path, defend from evil spirits and solve puzzles.

C-Rush - $2,99(PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/c-rush

Shmup with the main mechanic of positioning your ship (spreading/strengthening your shot) and rebounces. A new threat is coming from space; the plasma insects. Exterminate the vermin!! Beat your own score and compare it with the other players !

Cycho - Free (Browser)

http://www.zachstronaut.com/projects/cycho/

Cycho is Alfred Hitchcock meets Tron light cycles. Two players compete for survival as they maneuver on a giant moving eye. The two players can fight for control of the eye, or a third person can play as the eye and menace the two cycles. It might just be the weirdest game of "snakes" you'll ever play. Eye think you should try it.

Deadnaut - $9.99, Free demo (PC, Mac)

http://deadnaut.com

Will your crew survive a galactic graveyard of hostile terrors?From the makers of Zafehouse: Diaries comes Deadnaut, a challenging, character-driven game of complex strategy, cunning tactics, dynamic missions and customisation.

Detective Grimoire - $4,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/detective-grimoire

Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder. The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around... Explore the surrounding area, inspect the scene of the crime, grill the suspects, solve puzzles, search for clues and uncover the secret of the swamp!

Distant Star - $6,99(PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/distant-star-revenant-fleet

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is a real-time, space-strategy game for PC, featuring fleet-based combat, a dynamically generated galaxy, and an evolving narrative that is different every time. PLEASE NOTE that this is an alpha release and additional content and features will be added throughout the alpha phase.

Elliot Quest - $9.99 (Win, Mac, Lin)

http://elliotquest.com/

Elliot Quest is an adventure/RPG where players explore the mysterious Urele island in search of an ancient demon. With 5 dungeons to conquer, 16 bosses to defeat, and countless treasures to discover and hidden areas. Well-balanced gameplay easy to pick up but challenging to master.

Endless Express - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://vltmn.itch.io/endless-express

You fell asleep in a train and find yourself in an unknown train station. Try to get home, be sure to check the timetable to find the quickest route! Be careful not to miss any though, as the trains come and go in real-time.

Fake Colours - $8,99(PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/fake-colours

Fake Colours is a 3D, cube rolling, puzzle game in which the player must move three coloured blocks to their corresponding target squares. Blocks are able to roll on top of each other, but are unable to roll onto tiles that are not their respective color.

Fancy Pants Adventures World 4 - Free preview (Browser)

http://www.bornegames.com/games/fpa-world-4/play/

The Fancy Pants Adventures: World 4 will be the next mainline adventure in the Fancy Pants game series. It will be available online in Flash, completely free to play, with extra content for players who choose to support Borne Games, similar to the World 1 Remix.It’ll be the start of an epic journey for Fancy Pants Man that will span the next few Worlds. What happening, where’s he going?? You’ll just have to wait and see!The main priority in World 4 is focus. Previous games have added a lot of new features with every game, but I’d like to keep the game more focused this time, so that the movement and attacking better compliments each other, and moving through levels is more involved in a logical, streamlined way.

Frail Shells - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://fromsmiling.itch.io/frail-shells

Shells fall from the skyLike rain on a day that's just a little too coldShells shatter like iceAgainst a pan that's just a little hard to hold

GunWorld - $4.99

http://www.m07games.com/

GunWorld is a love letter to 8-bit action games! It's a meticulously crafted homage to everything great about classic game design and action heroes of the 1980s!

Impulse - Free (Browser)

http://play-impulse.com/

Impulse is a top-down shooter with a unique twist. You play as a lone circle armed with not bullets, but a powerful shockwave that throws your enemies back. Defeat enemies by pushing them into the Void, where they instantly dissolve. But beware the Harpoon, which can reach through the Void to drag you to your death. And the Orbiter, which dances constantly out of range, waiting for the right moment to lunge. Fight your way down an abstract geometric lair, where something massive waits in the depths.

It Takes Two - Free (PC)

http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/epiphany/

It Takes Two is a co-op puzzle platformer for 2 players. It is a journey about two characters tied together with a rope. Whether they want to compete or cooperate, they have to complete the journey together.

Just Get Through - $4,99 (PC, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/just-get-through

Just Get Through is a randomly generated platformer featuring upgrades, explosions, traps, walljumping and more. You play as a dude trapped somewhere in a jungle-like environment.

Lepidoptera Revelare - Free (PC)

http://papillonteam.itch.io/lepidoptera-revelare

Exploration game about revealing your surroundings

Magnetic By Nature - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/296510

Magnetic By Nature explores platforming without platforms. Experience a fast-paced, single-player adventure mixing fluid motion, split-second decision making, stylized machine-age visuals, and a dynamic soundscape. As the last remaining robot, journey through the forgotten ruins to reactivate your friends.

Malebolgia - $13 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/318860

Malebolgia is an atmospheric horror action/adventure game, set in a demonic palace situated in the deepest Circle of Hell. The characters and story are inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno”, the ranks and nobility of the “Ars Goetia” and European history at the dawn of the 20th century.

Mantis - Free (PC)

http://gibby.itch.io/mantis-7dfps

A first-person shooter in which players act the role of a sentient species of bipedal Insectiods, defending their galactic home from an aggressive empire of evil androids. Bots attack via orbital dropships, while players are spawned in subterranean hives, that they must defend. In addition to scripted Solo/Coop play, there are additional DeathBall, Arena and PvP modes!

Move - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

Move features a simple but smooth gaming experience about creating a network of nodes. The player has to find a pattern for the colors that are produced or required by the nodes and link them together. The game offers 36 different levels, medals and touch support.

No More Probes - Free alpha (PC, Browser)

http://www.nomoreprobes.com/

No More Probes is an indie game with survival-roguelike elements

Onikira - Demon Killer[/B] - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/310850/

Onikira is a 2D side scrolling beat ‘em up set in a fantasy feudal Japan where the player takes on the role of a samurai fighting to prevent the forces of the Japanese underworld from breaking through into the world of the living.

Pitiri 1977 - $4.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/305740/

Pitiri 1977 is an adventure-platformer with much exploration in both world and story, and is paying tribute to its classic pioneers – not only by its gameplay, but also by its background story. A narrative, that is set in 1977 (the glorious year of Star Wars IV, the Atari 2600, the Voyager One spacecraft & Led Zeppelin's “Presence”), in an imposing world, created by using hand-painted graphics, characters, solid physics and a 1970s soundtrack, gradually opened up by the player’s acquired abilities.

Prismata - Free-to-play (PC, browser)

http://LINK

Prismata is an easy-to-learn, fast-paced hybrid strategy game that borrows familiar elements from real-time strategy games, collectible card games, and tabletop strategy games, combining them in a radical new way. Think "turn-based StarCraft", but without a map. Or, think of Hearthstone with workers and build orders instead of decks.

Rampage Knights - Free tech demo (PC, Mac)

http://www.rakeingrass.com/game_rampage_knights.php

Rampage Knights is a cooperative beat 'em up game mixed up with randomized dungeon crawling and exploration, which you can play alone or with a friend online. You play as a hero trapped by a spell in a magical forest. All paths lead to a nearby ruined castle, where the source of the black magic covering the land is dwelling. Gear up with awesome and ridiculous weapons and spells as you descent into the deep labyrinth to face its sinister master and break the curse.

Retro-Pixel Castles - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://retropixelcastles.com/index.php?/page/index.html

Retro-Pixel Castles is at heart a village simulator. But, where most village simulators focus mostly on balancing your village, RPC also throws in a heavy blend of raw survival and tactical gameplay. If you could imagine a roguelike village sim, that's what this game is all about! In RPC you will lose. Endless survival is impossible, the goal is to see how long you will survive. RPC takes it's inspiration from other village management games like Dwarf Fortress and Banished and mixes them together with elements of survival games like Don't Starve with a sprinkling of some RTS elements seen in games like Command and Conquer there are even some classic Tower Defense concepts to help you bottleneck and handle the onslaught of monsters trying to kill off your poor little villagers.

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark - $14.99 (PC, Mac, LInux

http://store.steampowered.com/app/295490

Schrödinger’s Cat is a wacky & colourful puzzle laden platform game, set in a unique quantum physics world. A disaster at a subatomic holiday destination has caused all the primitive particles to escape! Help Schrödinger’s Cat round them up.

SHIFT - Free (PC)

http://shawnbecktp.itch.io/shift

SHIFT is a lightning-paced, dodge-crazy FPS featuring cute, chunky robots hell-bent on spazzing you out with their lazerz.

Shootmephrenia - Free (PC)

http://tocogames.itch.io/shootmephrenia

Shootmephrenica is a small experimental First Person Shooter game in which you have to shoot no one but yourself! You will find yourself in a glitched out mysterious world where your companion the gun is the only consistence that can be trusted. Carefully shoot on reflective panels to make your bullet ultimately come back to you and hit you in your ragdoll first person face. Make perfect trickshots, figure out how to reflect the bullet over multiple panels and run and jump to catch your bullet!

Strange Gravity - Free (PC)

http://ianburnette.itch.io/strange-gravity

A FPS/RTS hybrid about miniature planetoids and fungal spores. It's kinda like that flash game Phage Wars, but in first person and huge.

The Awakening - Free (Browser)

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/647411

"The title of Rock Lou's ambitious RPG The Awakening is pretty apt, since the game begins with our amnesiac hero jolting awake in alone in a strange forest with one heckuva headache. What are the odds he's got a big destiny, do you think? With a character customization so deep you can choose your level of squint (though bizarrely not your gender) and battle system that adds some twists to the turn-based formula, The Awakening is a huge and ambitious RPG that is sadly still unpredictably buggy"

The Sheltered - $3,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/the-sheltered

"The Sheltered" is a top-down adventure game with an emphasis on exploration and decision making. Players assume the role of a survivor in a world plagued by a deadly outbreak. The government announces their plans deal with infected by means of nuclear weapons. Lucky enough, there's a fallout shelter in the player's front yard - and enough food and water to last. But other survivors want in.

The Sun & Moon - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/321560/

The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29, is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface.

This War of Mine - $19.99 (PC, Mac, Linux

http://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle

Urja - $9,99 (PC, Mac)

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

Urja is fun, fast paced and challenging. This puzzling first person shooter will transport you into 12 beautiful worlds where you will try to strike the balance between stealth and tactical strategy to reach the top of our global leaderboards and take part in community competitions for real life prizes! The objective is simple; destroy all the entities as fast as you can. There are many different ways to approach each world and with intuitive AI every game will be different.

X-Terminator - Free (Browser)

http://barnabyrw.com/games/x-terminator/game/index.html

X-Terminator is a fast twin stick swarmer, a nails hard top down shooter that incorporates elements of modern arcade style games with its own novel weapon system. As a pest exterminator you traverse the bizarre everchanging hotel on the hill, a building that simply refuses to adhere to the laws of our physical reality and probably violates some construction codes and standards as well.
 

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101 Ways To Die - PC

http://101waystodiegame.com/

101 Ways To Die is a physics-based puzzler with a twist.As the assistant to the morally corrupt Professor Ernst Splatunfuder, you must help recreate '101 Ways To Die' - a book full of delightfully gory death recipes for dispatching your foes in the most stylish ways possible!With an arsenal of deadly tools at your disposal, find the most violent and brutal ways to maim, slice, burn, explode, rip and impale the lab created creatures known as Fodder. Don't let them escape!

1Quest - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/332710/

1Quest is a roguelike, a challenging turn based RPG with high replay value

A Bird Story - PC

http://LINK

A Bird Story is an indie adventure short, about a simple narrative taking place between the mix of a boy’s memories, dream, and imagination.

A Promised Sword - ????

http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2015.php?id=7649

A Promised Sword is a 2.5D side-scrolling adventure game set in ancient China. Players will journey across Chinese painting-esque landscapes and fight their way through numerous enemies as a legendary but world-weary fighter known as "the Artist", while trying to fulfil a childhood promise bound to an ancient sword.

Alcove Ranch - ????

Avoyd - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.enkisoftware.com/

Avoyd is our cooperative multiplayer FPS / FPE / 6DoF game, a voxel-based sandbox in zero gravity.

Blink - ????

https://www.facebook.com/BlinkVideoGame

Blink is a 2D puzzle platformer where you "blink" between two connected worlds. One world is like our own, while the other only exists with eyes closed.

Blood Will Be Spilled - ????

http://www.bloodwillbespilled.com/

A western-themed 2D action platformer

Blues & Bullets - Xbox One

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=44447.0

An episodic investigation gameThere are several murder cases and your detective has to see what is happening in Santa Esperanza. The investigation parts are a mix of a lot of things: Heavy Rain, LA Noire, Sherlock Holmes, ...

Boss - ????

http://gamecenter.nyu.edu/projects/boss/

Boss is a game about the interactions between a player and a hostile, blinded enemy. The player has stumbled into an abandoned, underground ruin populated with crumbling walls and dormant sentry robots. Without any other tools or powers at her disposal, the player must draw the attention of a large, mechanical monster that guards the mine by making sounds and directing its violence towards her obstacles. Boss is about the sometimes fine line between enemy and friend, and about forcing the player to balance their own safety against their need to escape.

Captain Capsule - PC, Mac, Linux, IOS

http://www.indiedb.com/games/captain-capsule

You play as a Capsule dropped into a body to destroy viruses. A round based RPG roguelike. Level up your character between rounds and choose what weapon and power-up you wish to use for the next battle. Enemies and levels are randomly generated to make certain weapons and power-ups are more difficult round to round.

Codename Ro.N.I.N. - PC, Mac

http://www.indiedb.com/games/codename-ronin

Codename Ronin is a multiplayer based game Countries and Governments are but a thing of the past. Corporations rule the world now and in order to rule, you need power. On the Corporations hunt for power, Codename Ro.n.i.n. was born, Ro.n.i.n. stands for Robotic Neural Intelligence Nodes. Advancements in the Cybernetic fields have reached to the point where you only need a brain and you can control a Cyborg Shell. Thus the most efficient breed of super soldiers was born.

Cosmonaut - PC, Mac, Linux

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=334842893

In a dark weightless environment, he only hears its own shortness of breathing, low frequency and emergency messages from a damaged radio. Surrounded by space debris and depending on its spacesuit spotlights, the player needs to refuel from dead comrades to put off inevitable death and find a way out. The game combines visuals, sound, non-linear story-telling and diverse interactions to become a fully immersive experience and making the player forget that it's just a game!

Dash - 2015

http://www.dash-game.com/

Your task is simple yet challenging: complete the martial trials set by the gods themselves by dashing through your enemies. Master the art of flight as you explore distant lands on your journey to restore prestige to your fallen master's school.

Descendants - ????

http://www.mobmadegames.com/descendants/about/

Descendants is a tactical, turn based, 4X strategy game set in a dynamic and persistent universe. In Descendants, you outfit and command a small fleet of ships that you must use to explore, trade, colonize, fight and negotiate your way across the stars in order to amass influence. Unlike other games in the 4X genre you interact with the universe exclusively with your ships. Colonies you place provide you with resources, unlock new equipment or act as locations where you can conduct trade or refit your ships. As you use your ships to explore the map, you will encounter story-driven missions that provide you with unique rewards. The decisions you make about how to play and which missions to complete will have major and long lasting effects on the universe around you.

DiceTiny - 2015

http://www.fakedice.com/#!dicetiny/ccsj

In this RPG Board Game, four players have to work together using dice and cards as well as their unique skills to battle monsters and bosses alike, and ultimately save the world from an evil dragon.

Eastward, Towards The Violent Light - ????

http://awkwardsilencegames.tumblr.com/

Loosely inspired by the trek Roland takes in Stephen King's Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, 'Eastward...' is kind of a long range walking survival simulator. The player must traverse across a 2D procedurally generated landscape - ranging from empty deserts, great forests, across oceans and up mountains. Ideally, the game would also probably take many days and multiple visits to eventually complete.

Elemental Minions - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=44248.0

Pikmins-inspired random generated survival. Fight monsters, gather resources, build, explore. Each minion have one different skill/attribute, either against fighting monsters or doing simple tasks

Elysis - 2015

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

Elysis is a top-down action-RPG which aims to provide a satisfying sense of combat and exploration.To achieve this, the add-on system was conceived as a way to allow players to modify their weapons to fight a wide variety of enemies. These addons will give weapons special properties and will be scattered throughout the world waiting to be found.

Extract 237 - 2016 (PC, Linux)

http://www.projectextract.com/

Extract 237 is a first person/third person Sci-Fi adventure survival game set inside a massive creature. You play as Dr Winters a lone survivor from the creatures attack on her research vessel. As you try to survive and escape from the creature’s innards, you meet other characters and encounter strange monsters that inhabit the darkest depths

Gear Gauntlet - ????

http://www.dropdeadinteractive.com/

Teleporting power pads, Gate power pads, Reverse power pads, Hurt power pads, and bucket fills of collecting.

God is a Cube - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=43986.0

You are a God. You are a cube. You are in space. There are space islands made of cubes.You create life on planets to exploit all of their natural ressources. You possess creatures to have greater control about details and to explore the planets in first person. You gather as much cubes and energy as you can to create giant spaceships, which you use to destroy bigger planets and fight other players.

GRAV - Late 2014 (PC)

http://bitmonstergames.com/?page_id=1004

In GRAV players will explore massive procedurally generated worlds and have endless adventures in a hostile universe. They will discover planets constructed with a unique variation of oceans, mountains, plains, and canyons.

Hecticube - ????

http://hecticube.com/home

Hecticube is a hectic, minimalistic 1 - 2 player digital sports experience. Taking inspiration from various games such as pool and pong, Hecticube creates a hectic, fast paced multiplayer experience which will put anyone's skills to the test. The main objective of the game is to shoot the ball in order to simultaneously defend your goal & score on your opponents' own

Hollow Knight - 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://teamcherry.com.au/hollowknight/

A challenging adventure through a surreal bug-infested world

HyperDrift - ????

http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/2kyafb/screenshot_saturday_196_radiant_display/clpsh9h

From the developer of HangekiScifi gladiator arena combat with supercharged machines

Interloper - ????

http://interlopergame.com/

Interloper is a real-time strategy game with matches that only take 5 minutes. The result is an intense, fast-paced, micro-focused experience with surprising strategic depth. The world of Interloper is divided in 3 war-hungry tribes that battle for control of a newly discovered world. You fight by claiming domain for your tribe of allegiance in maze-like battlegrounds designed with spatial tactics in mind. The units and structures at your disposal were created to deliver ample opportunity for spatial reasoning and strategic advantage, allowing players to grow indefinitely.

INTERLOPER - PC

http://LINK

Interloper is an intense real-time strategy game about alien tribes vying for control over a lush, newly discovered world. A peaceful densely vegetated land turns into a volatile battlefield of territorial tug-of-war. Claiming domain provides strategic advantages for the power hungry tribes. Challenge other players in competitive online multiplayer matches to spread your tribe’s influence.

It's Not Not Rocket Surgery - ????

https://twitter.com/dashrava

A small break project about fixing rockets midair

Junkyard Robots - ????

Legends of Pixelia - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.legendsofpixelia.de/

Legends of Pixelia is a retro style action RPG featuring beat ‘em up and roguelike mechanics.

Lost Cave - ????

http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2015.php?id=7974

Lost Cave is a 2D side-scrolling platformer where the player explores the depths of a strange cave. The player possesses the ability to shift the perspective of the camera that views the world, allowing them to change the size and position of objects in the foreground and background of the environment. This manipulation of the world allows the player to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles to progress deeper into the cave. It was originally created as part of the 2014 Global Game Jam, based on the theme phrase "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." This led us to create a game where your view of the world effects how the world exists.

Lumino City - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205020/

Sequel to the award-winning game Lume, Lumino City begins where that game left off. Begin by exploring the city, and using your ingenuity piece together all sorts of puzzling mechanisms to help the people who live in its unique world. Discover gardens in the sky, towers marooned high on an immense waterwheel, and houses dug precariously into cliffs. To create the environment, a ten foot high model city was built by hand and by laser cutter, with each motor and light wired up individually, bringing the scenes to luminous life.
 

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Mekazoo - ????

http://www.goodmoodcreators.com/games.html

Mekazoo is a throwback 2d platformer, with vibrant and full 3d worlds that can be explored and conquered with a kinetically-diverse cast of Mekanimals. Progressivelsy unlock five playable animals through epic Mekanimal boss battles, and traverse insect-infested levels to the tune of the eclectic orignal soundtrack

Mushroom 11 - April 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux, IOS, Android)

http://www.mushroom11.com

Mushroom 11 is a puzzle-platformer set in a mysterious, destroyed world. With unique control mechanics, guide an amorphous organism across brain-twisting obstacles, overcome swarms of bizarre mutated creatures, and understand the true nature of the devastation

Neocolonialism - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/333540/

You are a banker. You want to extract as much wealth from the world as possible--or, at least, more than everyone else. You will manipulate the global economy in order to siphon money into your secret Swiss bank account. Whoever has the most Swiss money in 12 turns wins the game.

Odd Bot Out - PC, Mac, IOS, Android

http://www.oddbotout.com/

Odd is not like the other robots. After failing a standardized test Odd ends up in the recycling bin. Help Odd escape the robot factory using building blocks, electricity, and physics!Each level presents a unique challenge. Construct a bridge across a gap. Ride a robotic centipede. Build and drive a car

On Rusty Trails - ????

http://www.onrustytrails.com/

New game from the developer of Tiny and BigRecently, the rain has been going haywire. You are guy Elvis. Your house just dissolved into a pile of rust, and soon you will too! This is not how you planned to enjoy your future as a rate payer. Good thing, you suddenly get your hands on a Shifty Suit! Now it‘s super easy to incognito yourself and walk amongst suspicious hairy folk. Walk along, below and above iron cities, soggy jungles and flaming war zones. Swiftly zoom over any obstacle and switch form to avoid a rusty funeral…

Paparazzi - PC, Mac

http://www.pringodingo.com/paparazzi.html

Paparazzi is a multiplayer PC game in which one celebrity player avoids the constant pressure of the second player, the paparazzi. It's a simple yet competitive arcade-style game of cat-and-mouse, a test of your focus and reflexes, and a satire of celebrity culture.

Plague Mark - ????

https://twitter.com/PlagueMark

Plague Mark is a single player, non-fantasy rpg game with roguelike elements. It takes place in 13th century Poland while Black Plague is roaming through whole Europe. Player takes control over party of 4 adventurers that go on a quest to gain fame, riches and most important - to survive.

Pythetron - ????

http://pythetron.com/

Pythetron is a new evolution in the old school 2d shoot'em up (or shmup) genre built on a modern game engine utilizing advanced physics and 3d environments, with detailed models, animation, and sound. Additionally Pythetron takes a new direction in gameplay by allowing the game's pacing to be controlled by the player and allowing the player to explore the galaxy in a non-linear manner.

REVERSE SIDE - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/317730/?snr=1_7_7_comingsoon_150_1

As Gregory Klimov, you will be in danger form the cold of outer space. Every breath of oxygen is precious. Every task is fraught with danger. The distraught crew of Orbit are in hiding under its surface. You must find any resources to build equipment. You must adapt, improvise and keep your wits as you try to survive this horror.

Ruin - PC

http://tarheadstudio.com/ruin/

In RUiN you select your preferred combination of abilities from an ever expanding pool as you join forces and battle it out on a dynamic battlefield in a fast-paced, action packed multiplayer online arena game. RUiN focus on team based combat instead of free for all and also the abilities are selected in a draft system, much like the ones in MOBA’s but with abilities of course, and cannot be upgraded during the game. The concept is based on the popular Warcraft III mod Warlock.

Satellite Reign - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/268870/?snr=1_7_7_comingsoon_150_2

Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game. You control a team of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities, collectively battling for control of a simulated, living cyberpunk city.

Snakebird - ????

https://twitter.com/noumenongames

New game from the devs of Nimbus"A slow paced puzzle game, for and by puzzle game lovers. Very simple, but also very difficult"

Sombero - ????

Spellsworn - PC

http://www.frogsong-studios.com/spellsworn/

A fast-paced arena-styled game set to be initially released on PC, where masterful Wizards are piled up against one another to let cascades of arcane power engorge the battlefield. Consider it a mixture of sumo-wrestling and wizard duels with controls reminding a lot of MOBA-games such as League of Legends and Dota. The game is heavily inspired by the ever so popular WarCraft 3 custom game mode Warlocks.

Splasher - PC

http://www.splasher-game.com/

Splasher is a 2D platformer featuring paint

Super Sec Soccer - November 20th (PC)

http://kingpenguin.nl/supersecsoccer/

Super Sec Soccer is a simple local multiplayer soccer game for 2 players with all those bothersome rules stripped away so all you're left with is fast and easy fun!

The Deer God - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/328940/

The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It's a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world.

The Devotion - ????

http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-devotion

Welcome to The Devotion game, and prepare yourself for the journey. This is an adventure game in pixel art, in which you, as a young man, will try to resolve many quests to rescue someone you really love. You will find many enemies and allies on your way, and only true devotion will help you reach the goal.

The Most Poser Heroes - 2015

http://www.stochasticlints.com/index.php?content=games

The Most Poser Heroes is a game about creating physical animations. You can control the pose your characters assume at every instant and use them to make them walk, jump, grab objects and do nifty stunts.

The Old City: Leviathan - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/297350/

The Old City: Leviathan is an experiment in first person exploration that focuses entirely on story. Everything else is secondary

Trailblaze - PC, Mac, Linux

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

You wake up in the middle of nowhere. The solemn sound of wind surrounds you. You look around and see untouched nature. Where are you? How did you get here? You feel like you are being watched. Suit yourself and find the answers. In this Sandbox game you try to survive in a magical place. Fend for yourself, then find ways to build up your first village. Find equipment to explore that unknown world to find what you are looking for.

Ultimate Chicken Horse - ????

http://www.cleverendeavourgames.com/chickenhorse/

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a 2D platformer game where you build the level as you play. The multiplayer mode involves taking turns placing platforms and hazards to build a level, while the single player mode is a puzzle platform game where you’re given certain types of blocks (platforms, springs, rope swings, etc.) and have to figure out where to place them in order to reach the goal.

Unnamed game 1 - ????

Unnamed game 2

Untitled 2D Stealth Platformer - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=44352.0

You play as a thief, infiltrating buildings, avoiding guards and using gadgets to get through areas. Each gadget can be customised using items like timers, sensors, sticky stuff, triggers etc. and new items can be crafted by picking up parts from either enemies or found lying around the levels. The environment is destructable too allowing you to drill or blast your way through walls to get to your goal. Adding these elements together should hopefully result in lots of ways to get through each situation.

Untitled Game - ????

https://twitter.com/vapgames

A “kickass shmup title” from the developer of Intrusion 2

We Of The Woods - 2015

http://www.robomuffingames.com/wotw/

We of the Woods is a nature survival game"Shelter meets Don't Starve, with a bit of Proteus"<a href="http://globalgamejam.org/2014/games/we-forest" target="_blank">Global Game Jam version</a>

Where's Tango? - FREE (PC)

http://dphrygian.itch.io/tango

A client has hired you to protect them from an anonymous threat at a party. You must use observation and deduction to identify and eliminate the target before they can murder your client. You only get one shot, so make it count!

Why Am I Dead At Sea - 2015 (PC, Mac)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=323454547

Why Am I Dead At Sea is a mystery/adventure game with a twisted murder at its center. And you are the murder victim. To understand why, you will need to inhabit the other residents of the ship and use them to investigate what led to your untimely demise. Each combination of characters leads to a unique conversation based on the relationship those two characters have. Understand what makes your shipmates tick, and uncover the secrets that they hold.

Yes, My Grace - ????

http://yesmygrace.com/

From a land ruled by folklore, noble endeavors and political intrigues, we present to you "Yes, My Grace" - a unique blend of text-based decision making with strategic conquest.

Zombie Mode - PC, IOS, Android, OUYA

http://zombiemodegame.com/

Travel room by room emptying your clip into hordes of the undead as you unlock the secrets of the labyrinth you find yourself trapped in. As you make your way through the mansion you will encounter different challenges, bosses, and clues as to who you are, how you got there, and what the hell happened.
 

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Amazing game from last month that no one played and I need to make a new thread about:

Unreal World (Free):
http://www.unrealworld.fi/urw_whatis.html

UnReal World, or UrW, is a unique graphical roguelike RPG taking place in the Far North long, long ago. It brings you a realistic game world rich with historical atmosphere in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The atmosphere and game features are highly original and compelling. The world of the game is based on the ancient Finland in the late Iron Age.
Throughout the years, UnReal World has been praised for its depth, realism, atmosphere and immersion.

- find excitement in surviving everyday life and the quest for success in the harsh ancient wilderness
- play freely or complete various game tasks in a huge randomly generated world
- skill-based system including dozens of skills from COOKERY to HIDEWORKING
- keep in touch with the indigenous spirit world and the supernatural guardians of nature
- packed with intuitive graphics and pictures, original music and sounds
 

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Thread filled. As usual, if there are any errors/mistakes, let me know here in the thread and lets commence to push this thread quickly to page two at least to make it viewable on mobile devices :p

Doesn't your work know that you create these threads? Come on man

Sadly my employer doesnt know about my secret life. Or maybe thats actually a good thing, because I cant imagine any employer would approve a gaf addiction.
 

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Btw, the goty voting thread will be up in around 10 days, but the games from the december thread dont count towards the 2014 community voting. Going to make a preliminary list of "high rated" games from last year in the coming days.
 

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Environmental Station Alpha is yet another game I might have never known about if not for these threads, so thanks for that Toma.

Loved the demo and the music, but I hope they change the button mapping for the final game as the layout didn't seem to be made by someone used to a controller. Also the hookshot took a little while to get comfortable with, because you only get one fast swing and it doesn't reset your (double) jump. Other than that it seemed like a lovely take on the Metroid formula and we can never have too many of those.
 

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Malebolgia looks gorgeous. It's like Indie Souls. Love this thread, and the past ones as well during my lurking days.

I don't know if you're open to adding suggestions or whatnot, but Chroma Squad;


Is a pretty cool SRPG based on Japanese Sentai (Power Rangers). You film your show each week, and there's a season finale and all that good stuff, its fourth wall breaking fun. It's highly customizeable, from your squad's look, the character's look, their suit color, their names, your sentai team name, your transformation call, your mech, your mech's etc; it's pretty impressive for a game that hasn't even been released yet, and I don't really see many people talking about it? I've been having fun playing it.

Here's the site with more info and whatnot. It says it was supposed to be released around Summer 2014 for PC/MAC and late 2014 for other platforms, but I'm not sure if they mean early access or full release

http://www.chromasquad.com/

I dunno. I love the sprite work and the culture. Also, I highly recommend checking out all the hilarious trailers. : ]
 

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Oh hi is a brilliant little thing.

One in a number of small logic puzzlers that came out this year that are variations of Sudoku and Picross - this one uses colours and a set of simple rules instead of numbers or letters. Love the simplicity.


edit: immediately downloaded to my Android phone
 

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Malebolgia looks gorgeous. It's like Indie Souls. Love this thread, and the past ones as well during my lurking days.

I don't know if you're open to adding suggestions or whatnot, but Chroma Squad;





Is a pretty cool SRPG based on Japanese Sentai (Power Rangers). You film your show each week, and there's a season finale and all that good stuff, its fourth wall breaking fun. It's highly customizeable, from your squad's look, the character's look, their suit color, their names, your sentai team name, your transformation call, your mech, your mech's etc; it's pretty impressive for a game that hasn't even been released yet, and I don't really see many people talking about it? I've been having fun playing it.

Here's the site with more info and whatnot. It says it was supposed to be released around Summer 2014 for PC/MAC and late 2014 for other platforms, but I'm not sure if they mean early access or full release

http://www.chromasquad.com/

I dunno. I love the sprite work and the culture. Also, I highly recommend checking out all the hilarious trailers. : ]

These threads never disappoint. Thanks a lot!
 

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I love these awesome threads, plenty of cool-looking games. Thanks for posting.
 

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I will definitely be keeping my eye on Malebolgia, looks so good.
Blues & Bullets looks good, makes me glad I have an Xbox One.
Yes, My Grace will probably be interesting.
Oh and that Chroma Squad game looks badass lol.
 

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Ooh, Malebolgia is out on Steam?

Congrats, Dascu! :)

Thanks. Should be up for sale in a couple of hours, if the Steam-Origin merger doesn't delay things. I'm still working a bit on the always online authentication system. If you're not online, an invincible monster shows up and starts chasing you.
 

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Thanks. Should be up for sale in a couple of hours, if the Steam-Origin merger doesn't delay things. I'm still working a bit on the always online authentication system. If you're not online, an invincible monster shows up and starts chasing you.

How much? Very much looking forward to playing it!
 

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I don't know if you're open to adding suggestions or whatnot, but Chroma Squad;

Is a pretty cool SRPG based on Japanese Sentai (Power Rangers). You film your show each week, and there's a season finale and all that good stuff, its fourth wall breaking fun. It's highly customizeable, from your squad's look, the character's look, their suit color, their names, your sentai team name, your transformation call, your mech, your mech's etc; it's pretty impressive for a game that hasn't even been released yet, and I don't really see many people talking about it? I've been having fun playing it.

Glad to hear that game is still ticking along. After its legal troubles and silence I gotta admit I was expecting the worst. Although they urgently need to update their site so the expected release date hasn't already passed cos it is really putting me off opening my wallet.
 

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Steam-Origin merger? Details please

EA is buying Valve, turning Half-Life 3 into an annual franchise (that's right, with the 3 in the title for each entry), and cancelling the Christmas sale.

I've also seen some Nintendo developers ask for help in the forums for Steamworks integration, but I don't know what that means.
 

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Environmental Station Alpha is yet another game I might have never known about if not for these threads, so thanks for that Toma.

Loved the demo and the music, but I hope they change the button mapping for the final game as the layout didn't seem to be made by someone used to a controller. Also the hookshot took a little while to get comfortable with, because you only get one fast swing and it doesn't reset your (double) jump. Other than that it seemed like a lovely take on the Metroid formula and we can never have too many of those.

Yeah, same reason why I want this thread to keep going. So many brilliant games to miss, and Environmental Station Alpha is indeed incredibly promising. Glad you like the games ending up in our voting result ;) If you play other stuff, we'd love to read more impressions :)

Oh hi is a brilliant little thing.

One in a number of small logic puzzlers that came out this year that are variations of Sudoku and Picross - this one uses colours and a set of simple rules instead of numbers or letters. Love the simplicity.


edit: immediately downloaded to my Android phone

Ah, that sounds sweet. Definitely checking that out this month. Keep the impressions coming ;)

Malebolgia looks gorgeous. It's like Indie Souls. Love this thread, and the past ones as well during my lurking days.

I don't know if you're open to adding suggestions or whatnot, but Chroma Squad;





Is a pretty cool SRPG based on Japanese Sentai (Power Rangers). You film your show each week, and there's a season finale and all that good stuff, its fourth wall breaking fun. It's highly customizeable, from your squad's look, the character's look, their suit color, their names, your sentai team name, your transformation call, your mech, your mech's etc; it's pretty impressive for a game that hasn't even been released yet, and I don't really see many people talking about it? I've been having fun playing it.

Here's the site with more info and whatnot. It says it was supposed to be released around Summer 2014 for PC/MAC and late 2014 for other platforms, but I'm not sure if they mean early access or full release

http://www.chromasquad.com/

I dunno. I love the sprite work and the culture. Also, I highly recommend checking out all the hilarious trailers. : ]

Chroma Squad is a cool concept, is it out now finally? I am pretty sure we featured the demo/alpha over 6 months ago in a thread.
 

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Awesome, just saw that you posted GunWorld on here, which is a game I designed, so thanks! We're really close to getting Greenlit on Steam, so if you like it please vote on it.

We're also running a contest to see who can be the first person to beat the game. The challenge level is really high, and so far only two people have managed to arrive at the final boss, one of them able to beat it. The "winner" was a personal friend of mine and opted out of the prize in favor of an actual fan/player receiving it. The winner will receive every game we ever make for free. Just make sure you're streaming/archiving the game on Twitch and tweet it at us so we know.
 

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My The Deer God Let's Play - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6QnOGc7dR8

This game is quite pretty. All of the environments use clean colored voxels and all characters in the game are 2D sprites, with that pixel art style that (at least the first I saw of it(Also, which I am a fan)) debuted with Sword and Sworcery.

Gameplay wise, It's metroidvania-ish with quasi-perma-death. You can give yourself another life by mating with other deer, but if you die without mating, it's GG.

Storywise, it's ... well. Curious. I am genuinely intrigued, but the game seemingly seems to be pseudo-randomly generated. Going right appears to be the correct course of action, but eventually you find yourself back to square one, only when you go right again, the terrain is different.

At this point I can't honestly tell if the game isn't finished because of Early Access or if I'm missing something.

Either way, I recommend it.
 
What is it called when your game failus on Kickstarter but still manages to see a release?
A successful release :) Actually I consider that even more impressive, because I can imagine that a failed campaign must be demoralizing, but to come through and keep working on a project and finish it is a great accomplishment

But even this day and age of FTL, Divinity, Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight, and more, there's still a stigma of Kickstarter being a scam or not delivering among some people even here on GAF, so it's great to see Kickstarted game get finished and released
 

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A successful release :) Actually I consider that even more impressive, because I can imagine that a failed campaign must be demoralizing, but to come through and keep working on a project and finish it is a great accomplishment

But even this day and age of FTL, Divinity, Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight, and more, there's still a stigma of Kickstarter being a scam or not delivering among some people even here on GAF, so it's great to see Kickstarted game get finished and released

Couldn't agree more on games like this. There are a lot of games I've really enjoyed that came from Kickstarter. You just have to research and gauge whether the dev is trustworthy and capable of completing the project.

We released GunWorld in 5 months, but had hoped for a dev cycle considerably longer than that. Because of that the game did come out, but with cut content and less polish than we would've hoped, but we're still really proud of it. We hope that will only help our reputation should we attempt Kickstarter again in the future.
 

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Bought that Deer God, that is pretty cool they are basically done with the game if it's only early access for a month.

A lot of these games look very awesome, I need to check all of these out when I get home from work.
 

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Malebolgia looks gorgeous. It's like Indie Souls. Love this thread, and the past ones as well during my lurking days.

I don't know if you're open to adding suggestions or whatnot, but Chroma Squad;





Is a pretty cool SRPG based on Japanese Sentai (Power Rangers). You film your show each week, and there's a season finale and all that good stuff, its fourth wall breaking fun. It's highly customizeable, from your squad's look, the character's look, their suit color, their names, your sentai team name, your transformation call, your mech, your mech's etc; it's pretty impressive for a game that hasn't even been released yet, and I don't really see many people talking about it? I've been having fun playing it.

Here's the site with more info and whatnot. It says it was supposed to be released around Summer 2014 for PC/MAC and late 2014 for other platforms, but I'm not sure if they mean early access or full release

http://www.chromasquad.com/

I dunno. I love the sprite work and the culture. Also, I highly recommend checking out all the hilarious trailers. : ]

I was worried about the game development when Saban jumped on them.

And it's out: http://store.steampowered.com/app/318860

I'm expecting around a month or two of Early Access, during which I'll improve the combat and whatever else I get feedback on. And of course add in content.

Congrats!
 

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Man, I think I missed most of the November thread to Isaac and Dragon Age (one of these games is much better than the other) and now I see more cool titles to check out in this month's thread.

Speaking of cool titles, Dungeonmans is releasing out of early access on December 9. I give it my highest recommendation (assuming you have even a passing interest in rogue-likes) and it is great for newcomers and genre regulars alike. While you won't find the incredible depth and complexity of traditional rogue-likes, there is enough to keep the game fresh each play-through while being welcoming for new players. I actually find myself switching classes almost every run because they are all fun and that is something I rarely do. The game also features a permanent progression system to take some of the sting out of your deaths or you can eschew that completely and go fresh each time. It also helps that UI isn't god awful which is a problem in many rogue-likes.

These screenshots are pretty old but I know screenshots help catch your eye when browsing so here we go:
 

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Nice, just as I was sitting here lamenting the state of broken-ass AAA titles, Toma delivers with indie goodness.
 

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Nice, just as I was sitting here lamenting the state of broken-ass AAA titles, Toma delivers with indie goodness.

I have no clue how these Indie releases stay interesting every single month. If I am being completely honest with myself, I think there was 1 month since the thread is running where I found all releases/featured games a bit boring and uninspired. 1 out of 21 threads.
 

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0h h1 - Solid puzzle, the description explain it pretty well it's like Sudoku but instead the numbers you use colors. The main idea is pretty simple but works very well and it's a compelling and additive game, I downloaded it for my smartphone to have something to play during my daily commutes.
 

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I got a lot of Let's Plays done. But you guys got to check out Dustbowl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf3GCoZFOnQ

It's basically Point and Click Fallout. You can aim at different body parts, take quests. Pretty cool so far even though it's an early alpha.

Edit: It'll probably be done processing in a bit.

Thanks for posting, will check it out later :)
Could you create properly formatted posts for these games as well (Make an extra post, see OP)? Pretty sure we never included Dustbowl so far at least.