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Indie Games 2014 [September] Now Voting - Post 287!

Toma

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GAF Indie Steam Group (For announcing votings, contests and Greenlight collections, 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

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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

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6. Recently released Indies!


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

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Other responsibilities and some PS4 games are eating up my time at the moment. We are in dire need of more people talking to us in here! If you read this, come in and share some impressions, we are eager to read and talk about everything :)

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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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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. Eidolon - $15.00 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/286140/

Eidolon is a game about exploring a mysterious landscape and uncovering the stories of the people who lived there once before. It is a game about history, curiosity, interconnectedness, and the slow and inevitable beauty of life.
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1. Claire - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/252830/

Claire is alone, lost, and hunted. The world has quickly becomes shrouded in darkness with unseen threats stalking Claire from the shadows. Aided by her dog and armed only with a flashlight, Claire must conquer her fear and find her comatose mother. However, there are others lost in the darkness seeking salvation.
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1. Lexicopolis - Free (PC)

http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/lexicopolis-a-b-city/14954/

This is easily the biggest surprise I've played last month. The game is basically testing your inventiveness in coming up with town buildings, which you need to collect letters for by placing said buildings and the placement, rarity of the letters and position of the buildings itself, governs the amount of points each building gives you, accumulating into an overall value score of your city. Incredibly fun to play around with and a very engaging, yet simple scoring system. I really wish this was a fully fleshed out game.
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1. Freedom Planet - Free Demo/$14.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/248310/
http://freedomplanet.galaxytrail.com/

This is basically the best Sonic clone game I ever played. I dont mean to use "clone" as a negative here, but it really is the same base mechanics. However, they work quite well too, great sense of speed, interesting level design, boss encounters, decent variety of enemies and challenges. If you like Sonic and you wont vall it a sacrilege for someone to copy the formula, you dont get around this one
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1. Glitch Dungeon - Free (Browser)

http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/glitch-dungeon/28844/

Cute little puzzle game which will have you learn several glitch powers, which are needed to progress through to the end. I sort of felt they didnt do enough with the theme on a mechanic level and there really could have been a more intriguing setup (full fleshed out metroidvania anyone?), but I definitely enjoyed playing through it just now and overcoming the obstacles here.
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1. Cubic Roll - Free (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/cubic-roll/

Mechanically very simple, but incredibly challenging action/reaction based highscore game. The mechanics of changing the sides with the arrow keys works fine, and if you are into these small highscore games that get deviously fast, you'll like this.
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Lovely Planet
DYNETZZLE
Only If
Unturned
The Nightmare Cooperative
We are doomed
Wings of Saint Nazaire
Pivvot
Shwip
ShadowCrypt
Proxy Blade Zero
Snayke

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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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80 Days - $4.99 (IOS)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/80-days/id892812659

1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops.

Avenging Angel - 2015, free pre-alpha demo (PC)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=298970911

Avenging Angel is at its core an "interactive story" set in an imaginary world, but the exploration, experiencing, and participating happens through time tested and familiar FPS dynamics. The story takes place on Planet Earth, in a steampunk setting, roughly 10000 years from our current day and age, where 21st Century has not only passed from history to legend, but also from legend into myth. The game is based on Henri Brandt's "The Land of Strange Gods" -universe.

Awe - Free (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)

Basement - Free browser demo (PC)

http://halfbus.co/

Basement is a drug dealing tycoon game. You take control of an enterprise, that main profile is drugs production. You're hunted by police and mafia, keep your enterprise growing, to achieve great goals.

Bear Hero - Free early version (PC)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=41038.0

Right now the game can be played with the old graphics, but we're working on making new, shiny graphics: http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/b-air-micro/27478/

Bedrock - Free early alpha (PC)

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

Bedrock is a "couch co-op" game, where three players dig and fight their way through an endless underground world. Players control three characters that each have their own role in the group and which without the group can't survive. Bedrock is a roguelike in nature with procedural level generation, loot to be found and an ever-increasing difficulty topped with permanent death.

Bond - Free (PC)

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=3595

Bond is a game about a boy from the slums and a girl from the sky. It is a puzzle platformer with some emphasis on storytelling.

Catharsis - Free demo

http://rpgmaker.net/games/3027/

An rpg with multiple POVs set in a dark fantasy & steampunk setting.

Cavern Kings - Free beta (PC)

http://vine.itch.io/cavern-kings

CAVERN KINGS is a procedurally generated, mech-mashing, powerup-hoarding, guns-blazing permadeath platformer.Dig into the depths and discover increasingly better powerups guarded by increasingly stronger monsters!

Coldfire Keep - $4,99 (PC, iOS)

http://www.desura.com/games/coldfire-keep

An ancient power lies hidden, deep within Coldfire Keep, threatening the peaceful town of Newsettle. Now four friends must take it upon themselves to become heroes, and venture into the depths on a quest to secure their town’s future. Coldfire Keep is a traditional, old-school dungeon crawler, lovingly hand-crafted for fans of the genre. Featuring grid-based movement, and active turn-based combat, Coldfire Keep draws inspiration from classic late 80′s and early 90′s dungeon crawling adventures.

Copy Kitty - Free

http://entanma.com/copykitty

Copy Kitty is a Shooter/Platformer hybrid of Gunstar Heroes and Kirby 64. Collect and combine weapons to mow down enemies, and fill the screen with spectacular fireworks!

Crunch Time! - $3,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

Crunch Time! is a fresh and innovative card game with a touch of humour, based on videogame development, in which you'll have to manage your own company, and complete the best and biggest projects before your opponent.

Cubus Puram - Free (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/cubus-puram

Cubus Puram is a puzzle game. The goal is to fill all the blocks in the level without being able to go back. Several mechanisms will complicate your progress, such as multiple blocks passages, doors and key, boosts, ice blocks ...

Dex - $15.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/269650/

Dex is a 2D, side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG with a focus on exploration and non-linear gameplay.

Even The Stars - Free, PWYW (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)

http://polclarissou.com/eventhestars/

wandering through space without a purposegetting old and getting lost

Farewell, Brother - Free (PC)

http://spacetreasure.itch.io/farewellbrother

Farewell, Brother is a small game for two players about woodpeckers and sibling rivalry. Climb, dodge and peck your way to victory on an endless tower of blocks. New modes to come, including 'down the hatch'. Enjoy!

Five Nights at Freddy's - $4.99, free demo (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/five-nights-at-freddys

From your small office you must watch the security cameras carefully. You have a very limited amount of electricity that you're allowed to use per night (corporate budget cuts, you know). That means when you run out of power for the night- no more security doors and no more lights! If something isn't right- namely if Freddybear or his friends aren't in their proper places, you must find them on the monitors and protect yourself if needed!

Gang Beasts - $19.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/285900/

Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

Hand of Fate - $25 for Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/266510/

In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. Hand of Fate is a hybrid roguelike/action-RPG/deck builder, in which the player builds a set of cards into a deck, which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering a combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their hands as fully modeled 3D assets, and combat begins.

Hangeki - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/316020/

Hangeki is an arcade style shooter that emphasizes the use of multiple spectacular weapon. Formulate new strategies and take on the alien invasion in this reimagining of the classic shoot em up

HopSlide - Free (PC)

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=3479

HopSlide consists of two games. In Hop you can explore a large, blue world. There are some platforms to jump on, springs to launch you into the air, a mysterious map room to investigate and two doors (but they don't seem to go anywhere). In Slide you can slide some colored blocks around. There are some markings on the blocks (but who cares what those are for). Slide doesn't come with any music so maybe you should leave Hop running in the background. Hop and Slide are definitely not connected in any way.

Inevitability - $5 (PC)

http://www.sfsstudios.com/inevitability.html

Inevitability is a unique top down space game. In Inevitability you have a universe to explore and to create and empire in. Mine minerals and create ship parts to dynamically build your very own starships and stations with over 50 different unique parts! Once you do this the universe is your sandbox to expand your influence, spreading love or fear wherever you decide to set up shop.

Infinity Wars - Free/ F2P (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/infinity-wars

Trading Card Game featuring deep strategy, animated card art and unique combat mechanics, Infinity Wars is the next evolution in digital trading card games. It's easy to learn while giving almost limitless play options. Choose the way you want to play by creating a unique blend of eight factions.

Lethal League - $14.99 (PLAT)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261180/

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities. Play intense local matches with friends and foes, challenge yourself in the singleplayer mode or battle it out online.

Meowgical Tower - Free (Browser (Unity), Windows, Linux)

http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/meowgical-tower/31988/

Meowgical Tower is a top-down Zelda-style game made for Game Boy Jam 3 in 10 days. it's put together with Game Boy limitations, and is playable in any browser that supports Unity Web Player for free. It's full of puzzles, combat and even features a boss fight at the end.

Mind: Path to Thalamus - $12.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/296070/

MIND: Path to Thalamus is a First Person Puzzler that throws you into a fantastic and surreal environment. You will bend the natural elements to your will in order to progress in this emotive, mindbending tale.

Mountain - $0.99 (PC/Mac/Lin/iOS/Android)

NECLiD - Free (Browser)

http://0x0961h.itch.io/neclid

NECLiD is a sokoban puzzle game that incorporates the Connected Worlds theme by having the puzzle boards have two states.

OTTTD - $9,99 (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

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

Like explosions? Love giant, flying, undead sharks? Then OTTTD is the game for you for you! Alternatively, if you’d like a strategy game that cleverly blends TD & RTS genres for a tactical challenge across an action-packed campaign then OTTTD will scratch that itch. We describe OTTTD as “Spaceballs meets Starship Troopers” wrapped in a tasty TD game shell.

Rex Rocket - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/288020/

Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer brought into the 21st century. Paying tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid, old-school platformer fans will find Rex Rocket a breath of fresh air.

Rime Berta - $14.99, $11.99 with 20% launch discount (PC, Playism)

http://www.playism-games.com/games/rimeberta/

Once set, these skills will activate during the enemy's turn, allowing you to automatically retaliate when the tide begins to turn.

Road Not Taken - $14.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/293740/

Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way.

Root - $9.99 (PC, Mac)

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

ROOT is a hardcore first person shooter with stealth components. The art style is influenced by Tron and the color scheme is customizable. The gameplay is influenced by games like Doom 3, Thief and Perfect Dark.

Salt - Free trial, $14.99 (PC)

https://saltthegame.com

Salt is a first person open world adventure game where you sail across an an ocean and explore various islands that you find.

See No Evil - $14.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/313830

See No Evil is a dark, isometric puzzle game about sound manipulation. A harsh fantasy where the willingly blind are hostile to the nonconformist. Sometimes, the world seems darker with your eyes open.

Shadowgate - $19,99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/294440/

Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in gaming history with plenty of new features and fun throwbacks to the original version to satisfy veteran adventurers and newcomers alike!

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms - $27.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/256030/

In the action-RPG "Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms" players take control of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and brings them back into the mortal realm as puppets.

Sorcery - $4.99 (IOS, Android)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sorcery!/id627879091

From legendary designer Steve Jackson, co-founder of Lionhead Studios (with Peter Molyneux), and Fighting Fantasy and Games Workshop (with Ian Livingstone); and inkle, the studio behind the award-winning, App Store featured Frankenstein, Sorcery! is an interactive adventure like never before.The app uses inklewriter technology to tell your journey in real-time, shaping the story around your choices. The text itself changes based on how you play and what you do, and in combat, the action is description on the fly based on how you play.

Sorcery 2 - $4.99 (IOS, Android)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sorcery!-2/id627880433

Dare you journey into the Kharé: the Cityport of Traps, a town of thieves and murderers on the brink of destruction?Kharé is brimming with things to do and creatures to meet. Visit the Festival of Thieves, battle a ghost, escape from slavers, gamble your fortune at the Halls of Vlada, drink at the tavern, worship strange Gods, and much much more. Will you uncover the secrets of the city, overthrow the Council, destroy an invading army, or leave Kharé to burn?

Super Time Force Ultra - $14.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/250700/

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

Toast Time - $4.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/316660/

Toast Time is a throwback to the golden age of video games where old-school homebrew titles fused arcade action with a distinctly British sense of humour. An appetizing arena shoot-em-up garnished with tower-defense elements and served warm with awesome-sauce (probably syrup).

Triera - Free Demo/ $4,99 (PC)

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

An error occurs on a huge interplanetary spaceship called Triera, with four levels of robot-inhabited cities. The error leads to weird changes of all cities. The robot-manufacturing plant starts to produce new robots with malfunctions. Triera - the dynamic vertical platformer with lots of bonuses and generated unique levels. Features: - 30 upgrades - 4 unlockable characters - A lot of bonuses - Lava

Vital - Free demo (PC)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=231832763

VITAL is an interactive puzzle RPG, where solving puzzles and making choices opens up new paths. Nothing is set in stone, in the world of VITAL you will have to decide what kind of person you want to be. The world of Vital might look like a forgiving place, but don't be fooled, once you press exit the story will be over.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Free (Browser)

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=22249

This top-down shooter lampshades the danger of things like Stargates by having the player defeat wave after wave of enemies.

Whispering Willows - $12,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/whispering-willows

In Whispering Willows, the player takes on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion - lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic specters, and find Elena’s lost father.

Words for Evil - $4.99 (PC/Mac)

http://www.WordsforEvil.com

The game is available on PC and Mac. An iPad version will be coming soon!
 

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Aliens, Trolls and Dragons - PC, Mac

http://www.alienstrollsanddragons.com/

Aliens, Trolls and Dragons is a Third Person Perspective, Action/Adventure game with native Oculus Rift support for PC and MAC. It will be released as a single player experience in a form of episodes. There will be plenty of occasions to confront futuristic projectile weapons with savage beasts living in the alien world. Further into the story, main protagonist John Knap will be equipped with high-tech gadgets that will help him to survive and give him a chance to rescue the rest of his team. Augmented Reality tactical glasses, Paralyzer gun and remote controlled micro-drones are just a beginning.

Americana Dawn - PC

http://english.americanadawn.com/

Americana Dawn is 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. Lost to the wilderness of the Shenandoah Valley, he lives in complete isolation for a hundred years until one day he is recruited into the Virginian Colonial Militia. Thus begins his strange journey, spanning across three wars and the entire eastern seaboard of North America. From the French and Indian War, to the American Revolution, from the colony of Georgia, to Quebec City.

Among The Willows - 2015/2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=41888.0

Among The Willows is a turn based tactical RPG about corruption, deception and betrayal, inspired by X-COM, 868-HACK and Chess. It is set in a Wild West where morality is a luxury that few can afford. Make difficult decisions on who to trust, who to recruit and who to betray. Everyone has enemies, just make sure you don't make the wrong ones.

BLASTR - ????

https://twitter.com/nklsrh

A bit of TRON, a bit of Portal, with multiplayer

Bullet Dancer - ????

https://twitter.com/swapsen

"free public alpha very soon"

Captain Forever Remix - PC, Mac, Linux

http://captainforeverremix.com/

Captain Forever Remix is a 2D action roguelike where you create a spaceship and blast apart randomly-generated enemies for spare parts.You better build a pretty tough ship, because you're gonna need it. Your mutant little brother is being a total butthead and must be stopped! He froze the Sun, poked out Jupiter's eye, drank Neptune's oceans, and cracked Earth like an egg! Set off across a messed-up Solar System to put a stop to the big jerkface once & for all!

Caromble - 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.caromble.com/

Caromble! is a fresh brick-breaking game in a 3D, physics-based dystopic world with an unique art-style and many twists.

Dead Cells - PC, Mac, IOS, Android

http://dead-cells.com/en

Dead Cells is a zombie survival game where you and your friends will fight for your lives against an invading horde of zombies!There's only one problem... The winner is the last man standing.

Dive Into Darkness - ????

https://www.facebook.com/diveintodarkness

Dive Into Darkness is an adventure game that focuses on exploration/puzzle-solving. Traversing the ocean, collect gear and use it to discover new areas!

Dog Park - 2014

http://dogparkgame.com/

Dog Park is a local multiplayer dog 'em upBecome a dog as you chase, wrestle, cavort and gambol with other players in a chaotic struggle to have as much fun as you can. A fighting game without the fighting, Dog Park asks you to release your inner pup.

Drift Stage - PC, Mac

http://driftstage.tumblr.com/

An arcade racer in the style of vintage Sega.

Eitr - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=42569.0

Eitr is an Action RPG which takes inspiration from games such as Dark Souls, Golden Axe and Diablo. The game will be challenging and require timing and precision to progress through the environments. Players will need to use a combination of blocking, combos, buffs and positioning to succeed in battle.

End of Transmission - ????

http://8blitz.com/EOT/

Aboard your small navy craft on the way to investigate reports of a crashed colony transport, transmissions from the global network suddenly stop. Alone in the void you only option is to reach your original destination CW-443 and make contract with the local populus.EOT is a RTS shooter, take your team of marines into action using nano forges captured from the enemy to resupply and push on

Exception - 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.exceptiongame.com

Exception is a 2.5D platformer game that combines intense action and transforming levels to bring a new experience to an established genre. Levels flip, rotate and manipulate themselves to radically alter the landscape in ways rarely seen from a platform game.

Firewatch - 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.firewatchgame.com/

Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio

FreezeME - Early 2015[/B] - (PC, MAC, Linux)[/B] - Consoles down the line)

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

FreezeME Tries to resemble the platformers of the N64 era. There’s an apparent twist, however, as the player can freeze objects and enemies in time by taking a picture of them.

Genesis Noir - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=42918.0

The core elements are traditional point and click character controls, playful environmental interactions, and event-specific gameplay vignettes. We’re aiming for a feeling of exploration and discovery rather than intensive puzzle-solving or dialog trees.

Gloomwood - ????

http://jollyrogers99.tumblr.com/

Gloomwood is a first-person adventure game set in a dark, procedural Victorian city. The game has some rogue-like elements (death will reset the city and all its inhabitants), but is altogether more focused on atmospheric/narrative elements than purely goal-based.The cloaked denizens of Gloomwood wander the streets in various masks. Each type reflects the kind of behavior the denizens exhibits: the constable searches for criminal activity (but can be bribed), the doctor sells various apothecarial solutions, the priest heals those who have done no evil (and sometimes can also be bribed). Some denizens of the same type are non-hostile, others not so much.

Hazewalker - ????

http://hazewalker.com/

Hazewalker is a dark fantasy action-adventure Metroidvania game. Explore deep into the Haze, slay corrupt abominations, unlock powerful abilities and discover secrets at every turn.

Hidden Asset - ????

http://laserbrainstudios.com/games/

You are such an assassin. Working for whoever hires you. Killing whoever they tell you to. You will infiltrate businesses. Shoot up offices. Assassinate CEOs. No mercy. No doubts. It’s all just business.

In The Shadows - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=42246.0

In The Shadows is a platformer game with puzzles involving shadow creature, amongst other things, interaction with lights and environment.

Into Blue Valley - late 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.kuchalu.co.uk/#!into-blue-valley/c1gh6

Into Blue Valley is a narrative driven, first-person, open-world exploration game drawing upon themes of mystery and suspense. It is presented as a ‘found footage’ game with the player’s view resembling a VCR Recorder capturing footage of the abandoned, subdued environment that is being explored.

Job Changer Brigade - ????

https://twitter.com/Mabiremps

Final Fantasy inspired jobs + Monster Hunter / Megaman inspired battles + some Kirby and Super Smash Bros elements.

Kagemusha - PC

http://www.indiedb.com/games/kagemusha-development-title

Kagemusha tells the tale of a nation in the doorstep of total war. In the blood soiled lands of Japan, a wandering ronin would be entagled in a power struggle against the most ruthless warlords. In his journey to hell he will be acompanied by a ninja clan's most skillful assassins and a drunkard old friend.

Last Refuge - PC, Mac

http://toastersquirrel.com/last-refuge/

2D platforming multiplayer action RPGAwaken on the Last Refuge, an island floating above a mysterious and dangerous world. Play alone, or take some friends dungeon diving. Beware, stranger. Something stirs below the surface.

Neptune, Have Mercy - ????

http://www.neptunehavemercy.com

An exploration game about sailing a submarine below the ice of Triton, Neptune's largest moon. Features modular submarines, procedural environments, and lots of strange alien sea creatures.The gameplay is focused on exploration, combat, and strategy. It controls a bit like a real time strategy game at the crew zoom level – and an action game at the submarine zoom level.

Nobody's Planet - ????

http://www.nobodysplanet.com/about.html

You are alone in your evacuation pod, your star ship is destroyed and your crew mates are likely lost as well. What is the next step? It's your choice. You could chose to target the massive gas giant nearby, crushing your drop pod and yourself as you traveled through it's atmosphere. Or you could make a less depressing choice and target a small moon orbiting the giant. It might not look like much, but it's your best chance of survival.

OBEY - ????

http://obeygame.com/

OBEY is a competitive multiplayer action game where you get to coerce your opponents to do things against their own self interest (and in your interest). You win by using stealth, intelligence, trickery, and creativity

Orphan - 2015

http://www.windyhillstudio.com/orphan/

In Orphan, you are a young boy left to fend for himself as an alien race invades the earth to eradicate humankind. There's not much else to do but run, but along the way as you evade enemy forces you may discover the way to halt their attack and save humanity before it's too late!

Pollen - ????

http://www.mirrorfishmedia.com/v1/

Pollen is a 3rd person flying shooter with six degrees of freedom and rogue-like-like elements including procedural levels and permadeath.

Project Giants - Fall 2014

http://giants.xmg.com

Project Giants is a game by XMG Studio where you take the world from a battered and overgrown dystopia to a land of colour, hope and emotion. The art style marries geometric forms, painterly textures, and a low-poly look for a unique visual experience.

Project SAORR(Super Awesome Off Road Racing) - ????

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=41482

This game will be just basic racing game with semi realistic physics. I have no commercial plans for the project yet. It is just practice project/prototype. I really like to make Motorstorm/DIRT style offroad racing game with more realism someday.

Remedy Lost - ????

http://www.shadyasylum.com/remedy-lost/

Remedy Lost is an 3rd person sci-fi RPG/shooter with rogue-lite elements where you impersonate female agent Remedy Carter, member of an elite unit called Retrievers.

Renowned Explorers: International Society - PC

http://renownedexplorers.com/

From gods to greed: the newly announced game from creators of 2D god-'em-up Reus combines eccentric explorers, untamed wilderness and turn-based tactics. In Renowned Explorers: International Society, you control a specialised crew of fame-hungry globetrotters as they search out treasure in uncharted regions. Or, as Abbey Games explain on the game's new site, Jules Verne meets X-COM

Ruah - ????

https://www.facebook.com/ruahgame

Ruah is a peaceful first person experience set in a unique and dynamic world.

Satellite Rush - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.kimericlabs.com/SatelliteRush/

Welcome to the Satellite! Satellite Rush is a pixelart top-down dual stick shooter with randomized levels and roguelike elements. Take control of an office worker and blast through the endless corridors of Satellite Moebius, an arena filled with vicious aliens, robots programmed to clean (or kill) and a (not always so) cheery audience.

Seasons after Fall - ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnOECI2Yk94

As a wild fox, you will travel across the countryside, through lush forests and quiet rivers, taking advantage of the changing seasons. Of course, this wild fox can <b>run</b>, <b>jump</b> and <b>yap</b>, but the real difference is that it will obtain the power to <b>change seasons</b>, anywhere, anytime. How and why? Well, that&#8217;s exactly what you&#8217;ll discover by playing.

Shank Shore - PC, Mac

http://www.indiedb.com/games/shank-shore

A Humorous turn-based 2D RPG set in the notorious Shank Shore Penitentiary. The game will keep the player on their toes, as they use whatever items they can get their hands on to craft items required to survive. There will also be the need to juggle reputation between warring gangs and keep on the right side of the C.O's to avoid the wrath of the warden, who holds a terrible secret.

Stardust Vanguards - Fall (PC, Linux)

http://zanrai.com/

STARDUST VANGUARDS is a local four player game about precision mecha dueling all while calling for reinforcements in the style of 80s and 90s anime space operas. Your special ability is to call in allied squadrons and fleets to assist you on the battlefield. Random events occasionally occur throughout the battle, such as computer controlled space pirates launching massive surprise assaults on all parties involved. You may choose to team up with your rival players during these situations, or use these events as a distraction to kill off an unsuspecting commander. Of course, you'll have to deal with the pirates, too, since they can win the battle just like a player can. Central to Stardust Vanguard's core premise is fast-paced dueling with an element of strategy brought about through your ability to call in reinforcements.

The Kindred - ????

http://thekindred.net/about/

Welcome to The Kindred, a city simulation game set in a procedurally generated sandbox world. In The Kindred you build living villages with residents known as the Kin.In order to survive, you will need to live off the land &#8211; building basic shelter, hunting animals and foraging for food. As your city grows, so do the needs of the Kin. Construct advanced machinery like wind turbines and put in place heating and cooling to help the Kin survive the elements.

Tiny Wizard - ??? (PC/Mac)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=39875.msg1047327#msg1047327

Tiny Wizard is an action rogue-like, room-based (think Binding of Isaac), dungeon crawler were you play a tiny wizard. Take advantage of six unique combat skills per character and a variety of items to help stave off the inevitably of death.

Toren - PC, PS4

http://toren-game.com/?lang=en

Toren is a puzzle/adventure game with beautiful graphics, innovative and immersive gameplay, which leads the player through an introspective and captivating journey using the most deep concepts.

Twelve Minutes - ????

http://twelveminutesgame.com/blog/

TWELVE MINUTES is a top down &#8220;point-and-click&#8221; adventure game in real-time.You are doomed to live the same twelve minutes inside your apartment unless you use your knowledge of what is going to happen in order to change the outcome and break the loop.

Unearthing Colossal - PC, Mac, Linux

Unnamed 2D murder mystery - ????

http://www.gameproducer.net/2014/07/28/started-prototyping-a-2d-murder-mystery/

A 2D murder mystery, pixel art style. The basic gameplay is about deducing the murderer based on stuff you see on the screen. You play a &#8220;coroner&#8221; (or &#8220;medical examiner&#8221;) in early 20th century world and help the local police to figure out cases.

Unnamed dungeon crawler - ????

http://vacuumflowers.com/weblog/?tag=dungeon-crawler

The game chronicles the adventures of a mild mannered refrigerator delivery truck driver who travels through a branching maze of parallel universes in order to get a signature on an order slip.The game is a streamlined, fast paced romp through a mix of dungeons, cave systems, and outdoor areas. One notable feature of the game is that it can be freely toggled between real time and turn based play. The entire game can be played in either mode. The focus is on exploring, treasure hunting, levelling up, and eventually dying a grim and lonely death at the bottom of an uncharted black abyss and being remembered only by the high score table.

Unnamed game - ????

Victor Vran - ????

https://twitter.com/victorvran

An upcoming Action RPG by Haemimont Games

Vine Venture - ????

https://twitter.com/vineventure

Once upon a time there was a vine. The vine grew and grew towards an adventure, so it begun, the Vine Venture.

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.

Zarvot - ????

http://zarvot.sam-eng.com/

A 2-4 player local multiplayer cube fighting title. Use finely tuned and balanced weapons in the ultra-competitive mode, or duke it out on party-centric EXPLOSIONS mode with powerups, custom maps, and a variety of game types!
 

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Posts are now filled with with Info and a huge round of applause to More_Badass who probably was responsible for posting 70% of this threads content while being absent for a few weeks. :p

Tbh guys, without Toma Bot or Baddy, these threads might not even exist anymore, considering he is giving it content and my program is the only reason this thread doesnt take 6-7 hours to create. Really cool luxury to still have them though, lets hope we can continue them for a good while longer :)

Also, I just remember Eidolon while preparing the votes for this thread, what was Baddys take on it? You didnt really post much impressions about it, didnt you?

Edit: This also marks my 100th subscribed thread, most of which should be my own. Funny how time goes by.
 

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Anyone recommends Infinity Wars? I've played a bit of MMDoC, how does it compare? Is it necessary to spend real money to open packs or can you earn enough in-game money while playing?
 

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Anyone recommends Infinity Wars? I've played a bit of MMDoC, how does it compare? Is it necessary to spend real money to open packs or can you earn enough in-game money while playing?

The stuff that is currently in the OP has likely not been played by anyone here yet, since thats basically our "task" for the month. If no one else takes care of it, I will definitely take a look at it during the month, but if you find some time, I'd ne more than happy to read your impressions about it :)

If you dont find the time, you can check back in a few days and I might have posted some impressions myself.
 

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Oh wow, this thread is amazing.

Any reason why Velocity 2X was not included in the list?
 
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Genesis Noir and Seasons After Fall are out of order in the Upcoming list

And thanks for kind words, Toma. Happy to keep these threads going. I will admit though, that the game posts from people seemed to have diminished in the last few threads. It's definitely noticeable to me since the majority of the games in the OP are from my posts. Now granted, I do the Screenshot Saturday posts, but there seemed to be a lot more discussion in these threads before. A few times last month, there would be 10, 15 hours or more without any posts.

I barely played any Eidolon so I can't really give any honest opinions at the moment.
 

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Oh wow, this thread is amazing.

Any reason why Velocity 2X was not included in the list?

This thread is very PC centric due to space constraints (and to keep the community talk going). All other platforms have their own, very dedicated userbase, but there is no other thread giving exposure to the smaller PC stuff, so we do that here in the OP.

We still talk about other Indies in here from time to time though, PS or iOS usually.
 

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This thread is very PC centric due to space constraints (and to keep the community talk going). All other platforms have their own, very dedicated userbase, but there is no other thread giving exposure to the smaller PC stuff, so we do that here in the OP.

We still talk about other Indies in here from time to time though, PS or iOS usually.




hmm, bummer. I think they deserve the attention, and it's not like the number of non-PC Indie games every month ever goes beyond one or two.

But I suppose it's already very large as it is! So I appreciate being able to find some interesting things that would otherwise get lost in the shuffle, so it's understandable. Don't get me wrong, I love what I'm seeing here and the gifs are very much appreciated as well. I'm surprised at just how many games I want to try just from a cursory browse, nevermind once I start really getting into it.


Copy Kitty reminds me of Bangai-O!
 

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The stuff that is currently in the OP has likely not been played by anyone here yet, since thats basically our "task" for the month. If no one else takes care of it, I will definitely take a look at it during the month, but if you find some time, I'd ne more than happy to read your impressions about it :)

If you dont find the time, you can check back in a few days and I might have posted some impressions myself.

I see, that makes sense :p
If I find some time I will definetely try it and comment here later (probably not this week as I have some exams..)
 

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hmm, bummer. I think they deserve the attention, and it's not like the number of non-PC Indie games every month ever goes beyond one or two.

But I suppose it's already very large as it is! So I appreciate being able to find some interesting things that would otherwise get lost in the shuffle, so it's understandable. Don't get me wrong, I love what I'm seeing here and the gifs are very much appreciated as well. I'm surprised at just how many games I want to try just from a cursory browse, nevermind once I start really getting into it.


Copy Kitty reminds me of Bangai-O!

Yeah, I understand that, but considering other platforms do have some exposure, I rather focus on the stuff here that no one else mentions. Velocity2X probably gets a million mentions in the Playstation thread for example since the first game also was a VitaGAF favourite (deservedly so, fantastic game). Even then, you are still right with how there are also smaller Indies on PSN that are frequently and undeservedly overlooked, but compared to the Indie Game on PC, the PSN releases are still rather clearly arranged if you decide to dig through it. PC Indies not so much, I bet 99,9% of GAF users havent heard about most of the games in these threads (same for us until we listed them here), so we sort of venture into completely unknown territory here more often than not ;)

Oh and welcome here :) Since we are doing these threads since last march, there is probably a few dozens of really, really great games we covered since then that you might have missed. The older threads are linked at the top, but for a general overview on the best stuff, I highly recommend going through the older threads and checking out the voting section each month at least (5-6 games per month usually) and the Indie GOTY thread 2013: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=766928

We'd love to read some others in here more often, if you have some impressions to share or want to discuss Game design or just Indie Games in general, feel free to hop in here :)
 

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Bear Hero, Copy Kitty, Rime Berta, Bullet Dancer, and FreezeMe have formatting errors

Genesis Noir and Seasons After Fall are out of order in the Upcoming list

And thanks for kind words, Toma. Happy to keep these threads going. I will admit though, that the game posts from people seemed to have diminished in the last few threads. It's definitely noticeable to me since the majority of the games in the OP are from my posts. Now granted, I do the Screenshot Saturday posts, but there seemed to be a lot more discussion in these threads before. A few times last month, there would be 10, 15 hours or more without any posts.

I barely played any Eidolon so I can't really give any honest opinions at the moment.

Corrected, and yup, probably would actually make sense if we could come up with sharing the work load somewhat. Like me doing Desura grabs, you doing Indie devlogs, someone else doing steam releases and so on. But in the end, as long as we can still fill the thread each month, I am fine with how its going generally.

If anyone wants to lend us a hand on a consistent basis for this thread, say 1-2 hours every month, let me know and I'll find something to do.

And on the topic of Eidolon: The game is EXTREMELY time intensive. You can easily walk around for 40 minutes and not do anything. I admire the general design philosophy a lot, but its definitely not a game someone can judge within a quick 30 minute glance (which I like to do for most games in these threads). Eidolon sucked away 8 hours of my time before I felt confident enough to form an opinion. Fantastic experience, even despite its flaws.
 

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I like it that some iOS games are showing up in these threads. Games like 80 days, I feel, earned those spots.
 

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I like it that some iOS games are showing up in these threads. Games like 80 days, I feel, earned those spots.

Yeah, we made an exception for really outstanding iOS/Android games that some members here (usually Baddy) feel strongly about. Gotta admit though that some others didnt make the cut in some of the more crowded months in which I had to cut down the list from like 80 entries to 50.
 
I like it that some iOS games are showing up in these threads. Games like 80 days, I feel, earned those spots.
Well I only tend to post here about the IOS games that really transcend the platform. There are lot of games that are good mobile games, but then there are the rare few that are not just good games for IOS or Android, but just good games in general regardless of platform. Stuff like 80 Days, Sorcery, Monument Valley, Year Walk, Device 6, and I'd also say Penumbear and Incoboto.
 
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I played axiom verge at pax and its the real deal. Controls were tight, graphics have a nice twist besides being nice pixel art, and it had a high level of polish. Super hyped for that.

I also played videoball, which is a really fun 4 player arena game. I'll post some off screen footage in a couple days when I get home. The dev said he had over 100 prototypes and the polish is incredible. I loved the game and can't wait for its release, which will be soonish. It's super easy to learn but has a lot of depth.

ACE Arena: Cyber Evolution is on steam early access and is free to play. This was another really fun arena/soccer/moba mash up. The game is actually free and purchases are all cosmetic/fund development. Lots of potential.

Titan souls was not impressive. The games main (and only) mechanic was too shallow and needs lots of iteration. Graphics are OK but nothing special. It has potwntial, but it needs a lot of work.

There were also a ton of indie games destined for the bundle bargain bin. I feel bad but too many devs are not taking a critical look at what they have before devoting resources to bad ideas. I played lots of indies that were near completion/release that either need lots of work or are just plain boring.
 

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I'll give my take on why game impression posts have dwindled. Quite a few indie games now get their own threads, so people post there instead while previously they'd pile up here. This has increased since Steam Early Access where the game gets some boost and its own thread that can have people asking whether it's worth buying into or waiting. There are also more indies releasing on consoles, so like for me the attention is divided. If I was going to post here properly, I'd have to focus on PC indie games exclusively in a month because there are so many or if the game I'm playing doesn't have its own thread.
 

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I'll give my take on why game impression posts have dwindled. Quite a few indie games now get their own threads, so people post there instead while previously they'd pile up here. This has increased since Steam Early Access where the game gets some boost and its own thread that can have people asking whether it's worth buying into or waiting. There are also more indies releasing on consoles, so like for me the attention is divided. If I was going to post here properly, I'd have to focus on PC indie games exclusively in a month because there are so many or if the game I'm playing doesn't have its own thread.

I can see that, but tbh, most of the games worth talking about didnt get their own threads. Eidolon? Echo of the Wilds? Claire? Chronology? Pocket Robots Test Chamber? Thats just the vote results from the past 2 months, all great games. I somehow think time is more likely the issue. I am currently stuck on Diablo 3 and Golf Club, so I didnt push through some more Indies at the end of last month. I assume its sort of similar for the others since the time spent on possibly finding great games could just be spent on playing games each person knows he will like.

Every month, we venture into completely uncharted territory, playing games that barely anyone else has played here and not rarely with unsatisfying results. Considering we'd still have about a 60-70% rate of decent games with 10-15% great ones each month, we still have an awesome quota, but I can totally see how the ones that are interested in posting these impressions here also might be interested in playing other stuff once in a while :p

Would be less of an issue if we had more regulars in here so we rotate in and out frequently, but I dont quite see how there is anything to be done about that, other than getting new interested "fresh" people on board. I mean Baddy was also new to this thread series once and he is probably the most active poster here now.

So come on all you lurkers, post some damn impressions :p

Just a reminder that Toma should play Terrorhedron

Much appreciated. :)
 

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I played axiom verge at pax and its the real deal. Controls were tight, graphics have a nice twist besides being nice pixel art, and it had a high level of polish. Super hyped for that.

I also played videoball, which is a really fun 4 player arena game. I'll post some off screen footage in a couple days when I get home. The dev said he had over 100 prototypes and the polish is incredible. I loved the game and can't wait for its release, which will be soonish. It's super easy to learn but has a lot of depth.

ACE Arena: Cyber Evolution is on steam early access and is free to play. This was another really fun arena/soccer/moba mash up. The game is actually free and purchases are all cosmetic/fund development. Lots of potential.

Titan souls was not impressive. The games main (and only) mechanic was too shallow and needs lots of iteration. Graphics are OK but nothing special. It has potwntial, but it needs a lot of work.

There were also a ton of indie games destined for the bundle bargain bin. I feel bad but too many devs are not taking a critical look at what they have before devoting resources to bad ideas. I played lots of indies that were near completion/release that either need lots of work or are just plain boring.

I am really kind of surprised how much negative impressions Titan Souls is getting. I didnt play it, so I cant judge it myself, but I am inclined to believe you guys of course. Bummer.

Looking forward to the videoball footage!

Oh and your post just reminded me that I put a sticker on my notebook with a very interesting strategy game that I played during Gamescom and wanted to post in here as well. I think putting that sticker on the outside didnt have quite the intended effect since I rarely see that side of my notebook and I forgot. Will need to do that this month.
 

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Tbh guys, without Toma Bot or Baddy, these threads might not even exist anymore, considering he is giving it content and my program is the only reason this thread doesnt take 6-7 hours to create. Really cool luxury to still have them though, lets hope we can continue them for a good while longer :)

Indeed, More_Badass does an amazing work discovering all these games.
 
Every month, we venture into completely uncharted territory, playing games that barely anyone else has played here and not rarely with unsatisfying results. Considering we'd still have about a 60-70% rate of decent games with 10-15% great ones each month, we still have an awesome quota, but I can totally see how the ones that are interested in posting these impressions here also might be interested in playing other stuff once in a while :p
Ha, well the two games I've been playing most lately have been MGR Revengeance and SC Blacklist

Indeed, More_Badass does an amazing work discovering all these games.
:D
 

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Anyone recommends Infinity Wars? I've played a bit of MMDoC, how does it compare? Is it necessary to spend real money to open packs or can you earn enough in-game money while playing?

I played MMDoC for a long time, and a couple of months ago I tried Infinity Wars for a couple of weeks.

What I liked:
- the commander system is a well-thought-out way of implementing multi-colored decks
- variety of game modes, including ladder, draft, and merged deck
- can trade and forge cards
- multiple win conditions (health vs morale)

What I didn't like:
- turns take place simultaneously, so a big part of the strategy involves anticipating what your opponent will do based on your knowledge of his type of deck. My friend described this as feeling a bit like poker. Personally, I did not find this fun.
- the community seems even smaller than the MMDoC community
- MMDoC felt like it had more strategic depth (but I only played IW for a couple of weeks, so take this with a grain of salt)
- there is something about the gameplay that feels bland. I think it is because a lot of the beginner strategies revolve around summoning a bunch of similar-feeling creatures to the battlefield.

I'm sure a lot has changed since I played, and it's free, so I'd recommend checking it out if you're interested.
 
Shape of the World - ????

http://www.shapeoftheworldgame.com

Shape of the World is the artistic exploration game where the world grows around you. It is a relaxing and surprising experience to discover this unusual forest and its creatures.

Wayward - Free beta (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser, IOS, Android)

http://www.unlok.ca/about-wayward/

In Wayward, there is a large focus on simulation, survival and openness. There are no classes; there are no levels. Progression of your character depends on individual skill and stat gains by your interactions with items or objects in the world. You are free to play and explore the game in any fashion you wish.

Runers - Free demo, $9.99 (PC)

http://www.runersgame.com

Explore a magical dungeon filled to the brim with fierce monsters and deadly bosses. Advance further into the dungeon to gather runes and use them to conjure over 250 spells as you travel through procedurally generated floors in search of the ultimate challenge!
 

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I played MMDoC for a long time, and a couple of months ago I tried Infinity Wars for a couple of weeks.

What I liked:
- the commander system is a well-thought-out way of implementing multi-colored decks
- variety of game modes, including ladder, draft, and merged deck
- can trade and forge cards
- multiple win conditions (health vs morale)

What I didn't like:
- turns take place simultaneously, so a big part of the strategy involves anticipating what your opponent will do based on your knowledge of his type of deck. My friend described this as feeling a bit like poker. Personally, I did not find this fun.
- the community seems even smaller than the MMDoC community
- MMDoC felt like it had more strategic depth (but I only played IW for a couple of weeks, so take this with a grain of salt)
- there is something about the gameplay that feels bland. I think it is because a lot of the beginner strategies revolve around summoning a bunch of similar-feeling creatures to the battlefield.

I'm sure a lot has changed since I played, and it's free, so I'd recommend checking it out if you're interested.

That sounds pretty interesting actually, thanks for the impressions.
 

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The monthly Indie Games threads are must-subs as far as I'm concerned, even if I (and others like me) might not find much opportunity to pile through the selections and honorary mentions.

Anyway, I seem to remember that Cities In Motion 2 was well thought of when it hit the shores of this thread series early last year. Seeing the trailer for Cities: Skylines after Gamescom reminded me that someone here might appreciate having a run at CiM2.

So here, a Humble Bundle extra for thread regulars and lurkers alike, if anyone's interested. Send a PM to ModBot with "Cities in Motion 2 -- MB-D80C3358085C8E34 - Taken by Krystof Koreni. 1 entrants total." (no quotes) as the message content to enter.

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Cities in Motion 2 -- MB-D80C3358085C8E34 - Taken by Krystof Koreni. 1 entrants total.

 

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The monthly Indie Games threads are must-subs as far as I'm concerned, even if I (and others like me) might not find much opportunity to pile through the selections and honorary mentions.

Anyway, I seem to remember that Cities In Motion 2 was well thought of when it hit the shores of this thread series early last year. Seeing the trailer for Cities: Skylines after Gamescom reminded me that someone here might appreciate having a run at CiM2.

So here, a Humble Bundle extra for thread regulars and lurkers alike, if anyone's interested. Send a PM to ModBot with "Cities in Motion 2 -- MB-D80C3358085C8E34 - Taken by Krystof Koreni. 1 entrants total." (no quotes) as the message content to enter.

Aw, very nice giveaway. I really liked that game. If someone snatches it, make sure to leave some impressions ;)
 

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Guys. Lethal League is so good. So good.

It's simple. You smack a ball into someones face. Great. But the game is so much deeper. LL has meter management, special moves, bunts, parries, stealing, mind games, pure fuckery and probably a ton more.

It's probably amazing in local play, but online is pretty damn solid! It uses GGPO (Skullgirls, Divekick) for netcode, so it feels incredibly tight. There are 1v1, 1v1v1v1, 2v2, and other variations (point/stock).

It's highly recommended to those who enjoy competitive party games. It's up there at the top with SpeedRunners for indie multiplayer greatness.
 

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I played MMDoC for a long time, and a couple of months ago I tried Infinity Wars for a couple of weeks.

What I liked:
- the commander system is a well-thought-out way of implementing multi-colored decks
- variety of game modes, including ladder, draft, and merged deck
- can trade and forge cards
- multiple win conditions (health vs morale)

What I didn't like:
- turns take place simultaneously, so a big part of the strategy involves anticipating what your opponent will do based on your knowledge of his type of deck. My friend described this as feeling a bit like poker. Personally, I did not find this fun.
- the community seems even smaller than the MMDoC community
- MMDoC felt like it had more strategic depth (but I only played IW for a couple of weeks, so take this with a grain of salt)
- there is something about the gameplay that feels bland. I think it is because a lot of the beginner strategies revolve around summoning a bunch of similar-feeling creatures to the battlefield.

I'm sure a lot has changed since I played, and it's free, so I'd recommend checking it out if you're interested.

Thanks for the detailed impressions! I'll check it out as it seems different enough from other card games
 

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Wow, I'm so surprised I've never heard of Dex and Whispering Willows. Those games look soooo good.

Seeing Whispering Willows in motion surprised me a lot as well in my monthly Desura crawl. Hopefully, it plays as nicely as it looks.
 

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Yeah, stopped posting impressions due to time constraints, i.e. it usually took me a whole evening just to play the free stuff from the OP. Add to that the time needed to write up semi-thoughtful impressions, maybe illustrate a few games with a gif or two.

That's not even counting the bigger indie releases of which there have been plenty the last few months. I definitely try and keep up with releases but a) playing enough to form an informed opinion (since I do feel obliged to spend more time with the bigger releases then I would with the free stuff I touched on above) and b) writing up a post for the thread has been impossible for me, lately. Usually a) is where I already fail, just too much non-indie stuff I also want to check out.

Oh, and then there's, like.. life. Can't neglect that. :p
 

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Yeah, stopped posting impressions due to time constraints, i.e. it usually took me a whole evening just to play the free stuff from the OP. Add to that the time needed to write up semi-thoughtful impressions, maybe illustrate a few games with a gif or two.

That's not even counting the bigger indie releases of which there have been plenty the last few months. I definitely try and keep up with releases but a) playing enough to form an informed opinion (since I do feel obliged to spend more time with the bigger releases then I would with the free stuff I touched on above) and b) writing up a post for the thread has been impossible for me, lately. Usually a) is where I already fail, just too much non-indie stuff I also want to check out.

Oh, and then there's, like.. life. Can't neglect that. :p

Haha, perfectly understandable.

...except.. what is that life thing you speak of?
 

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Wow, I hope Drift Stage is as good as it looks because at the moment aesthetically it looks amazing. Thanks for making me aware of that.
 

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Ooooh, now I understand what you were saying.

I recently bought and finished Danganronpa after the sale. Cool little game.

Nah, I'm just being silly (like usual). Actually, life is kinda getting in the way of me digging into my Vita proper which is kinda ironic.. maybe? Anyway, yeah, DR seems cool from what I played of it so far.

Also have quite a slew of indie games on it already (PS+ & my own purchases), but ok, don't wanna fill the thread with Vita stuff. :p
 

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Anyone playing Hexcells Infinite? It came out the other day, and I'm hooked. It's the third in the series and it features a random puzzle generator. Pretty cool.

Oh I've never done this before. Lets try it.

Hexcells Infinite - $4.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.matthewbrowngames.com/hexcellsinfinite.html

For those who don't know about Hexcells, it's a logic puzzle game similar to Minesweeper. The main difference here is that it doesn't suck, as there's no guessing needed ever. This game gives you the tools, you just need to take the time to figure it out. Infinite features a random puzzle generator, giving you the ability to play (and share!) a brand new puzzle every single time.

I hope I did that right :)
 

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Clandestine looks crazy cool. Im not affiliated with the project in any way but I have been in contact with them via email and put a couple of posts up for their trailers on my little site.

An asymmetrical co-op spy thriller unlike most games where both co-op partners are with each other, one is basically in the van doing all the hacking and helping the other person through the level and achieve the objective

Link to the latest trailer



Official website

Its due this year I believe on PC/Steam, definitely worth a look to me
 

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Anyone playing Hexcells Infinite? It came out the other day, and I'm hooked. It's the third in the series and it features a random puzzle generator. Pretty cool.

Oh I've never done this before. Lets try it.

Hexcells Infinite - $4.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


I hope I did that right :)

Yup, looks perfect. Didnt even realize there was a third in the series already.
 
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Looking forward to the videoball footage!

Here you go:

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

Basic premise is to push the 3 blue blocks into the other teams goal.

Really fun game called Videoball was at Pax Prime 2014. I grabbed this clip as the developer's friend narrated.

This maps is the basic map, and the game will include other maps.

The general gameplay is that you have a ship (the triangles) trying to push the blue balls (up to 3 at a time) into the other team's goal.

Each player has a base attack and 3 levels of charge:
base: shoot a small bullet
charge 1: shoot a medium bullet
charge 2: shoot a large bullet
charge 3: build a wall

The different shots interact in different ways, so there's a lot of strategy as to which one to pick.

Hitting another player with a shot, including your teammate, will bump them and pause the game briefly, allowing everyone a chance to refocus.

I found a decent strategy was to spam the base shot against the enemy while my teammate did level 2 shots to push the balls down court.

Anyway, game should be out sometime soon and is day 1 for me. Pretty sure it is local coop only.
 

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Cubetractor is the new IGS deal
https://indiegamestand.com/deal/

Thanks, bought.

Here you go:

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

Basic premise is to push the 3 blue blocks into the other teams goal.

Really fun game called Videoball was at Pax Prime 2014. I grabbed this clip as the developer's friend narrated.

This maps is the basic map, and the game will include other maps.

The general gameplay is that you have a ship (the triangles) trying to push the blue balls (up to 3 at a time) into the other team's goal.

Each player has a base attack and 3 levels of charge:
base: shoot a small bullet
charge 1: shoot a medium bullet
charge 2: shoot a large bullet
charge 3: build a wall

The different shots interact in different ways, so there's a lot of strategy as to which one to pick.

Hitting another player with a shot, including your teammate, will bump them and pause the game briefly, allowing everyone a chance to refocus.

I found a decent strategy was to spam the base shot against the enemy while my teammate did level 2 shots to push the balls down court.

Anyway, game should be out sometime soon and is day 1 for me. Pretty sure it is local coop only.

This looks pretty fun, too bad I can only play these games on console, similar to Towerfall and most of these games never make the jump.
 

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Anyone playing Hexcells Infinite? It came out the other day, and I'm hooked. It's the third in the series and it features a random puzzle generator. Pretty cool.

Hexcells is a fantastic game. The puzzles are so well designed, and the presentation is so soothing you never feel irritated by lack of progress. Currently on 5-1 of Infinite and it took me hours just to get past the first couple of moves. So good when it clicked :)