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Indie Games 2015 [August] Now Voting - Post #333!


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
| 1. Header Information |

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):
IndieGAF Steam Curator Group (Game suggestions curated by me):

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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
IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2014: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=985103
As before, voting is 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.I. Recently released Indies!

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

| 3. Introductory Blurb |

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 talk about anything Indie, want to talk about the block design in Braid? The character design in FEZ? Need recommendations? This is the right spot to ask! We'd also love to read more impressions :)

| 3.5 Quick Note about Formatting |

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:

Released games:


Not yet released games:

Copy the appropriate content and add the proper information for the black writing. Please only include 1 link and 1 image. I tried making it a bit failsafe, so it should be able to deal with 2 links or images as well, but 1 is safer.

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.

| 4. Voting Results "Best of June"|

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. Infinifactory - £18.99 (WIN/MAC/STEAM)


Infinifactory is a sandbox puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infiniminer. Build factories that assemble products for your alien overlords, and try not to die in the process.

1. The Masterplan - £14.99 (WIN/MAC/STEAM)


Tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970s. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Can you pull off the greatest heist in the history of mankind?

1. Endless Legend - €29.99


It's a 4X game made by the same developers of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless, so it's a pretty easy game to get into the genre if you don't have any previous experience. While the universe is the same of the previous games you don't need to have played them to actually enjoy it.

4. Big Pharma - 19,99$ during Beta (PC)


Part business sim, part logistics puzzle. It’s one thing to work away in the lab perfecting new formulas, but converting the ‘sciency stuff’ into cold hard cash means bringing an engineering and business mind to the problem. Factory space is expensive, and those fancy new agglomerators and centrifuges don’t always slot nicely together.

4. Her Story - $5.99 (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone)


<b>Her Story</b> is a crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, starring Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark. Sit in front of a mothballed desktop computer and explore its police database of video footage. Type search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

4. You must build a boat - £3.99 (WIN/MAC/STEAM)


You Must Build A Boat is the sequel to the award winning "10000000". Travel the world, run procedurally generated dungeons finding artifacts, capturing monsters and recruiting crew.

4. Game Over - Free (Browser)


Game Over is an abstract journey in a colorful world. It's an Escher-esque Isometric Platformer where the perspective is constantly tricking you. Game Over is a chill and simple game, yet it invites you to wear your speedrunner costume in order to find all the shortcuts hidden in it's tortuous levels. Game Over is in early beta, do not hesitate to share any bugs or feedback!

8.-20. (Still great games here)
Guns, Gore & Cannoli
Duck Game
Into the Light
Titan Souls
Adventures of Pip
There is no Game
Void Vikings

| 5. Indie Media Corner & Other Links |

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]

GAF Thread: Freeware Games
So many free games are out there and so many are just really good games that a large majority of people will never play. From developers with large portfolios of freeware games, to free alphas and betas, to the hundreds and hundreds of entries for game jams such as Seven Day Roguelike, Seven Day FPS, Ludum Dare, and others, to the talented work of Digipen students, there's just an astounding amount of quality free games to play and enjoy that this thread tries to uncover.


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
| 6. Recently released Indies! |

Above - Free (PC)


Above is a first person puzzle adventure game; it's set in an alien and magical world on an island floating in the sky.

Absolute Drift - $12 (PC, Mac, Linux)


In Absolute Drift, you will master the art of drifting. Practice your skills in Free-Roam and compete in drift events such as Driftkhana and Mountain Drifting.

Adventure in the Tower of Flight - £10.99 (PC)


Adventure in the Tower of Flight is a retro-styled platformer in which you fly instead of jump! You are Wing, a young adventurer. Wing must climb a seeming endless the tower and collect all five known relics held within to become the ruler of the known world.

AniMa - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


AniMa is a dark, sinister and very stylish puzzle platforming adventure in which you must possess being and sacrifice them to the gods in order to earn back your life.

Another Star - £6.99 (PC)


Another Star is a console-style RPG with a fast-paced battle system and a world that encourages players to explore and discover hidden areas as they lead their party on a journey across a fantasy world.

Big Fish Legend - £4.99 (WIN)


One summer day the old friend Rat tells the kitten legend about Big Fish. The kitten has a desire to get the fish and starts its journey.

Bog - Free (PC, Mac)


BOG is a lil shared-screen stealth-combat game.

Breach & Clear: Deadline - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it&#8217;s up to players to stop the infestation before it spreads. Breach & Clear: DEADline is the all-new follow up to Breach & Clear, the critically acclaimed hybrid tactical strategy game.

Caves of Qud - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Caves of Qud is a science fantasy roguelike epic steeped in retrofuturism, deep simulation, and swathes of sentient plants. Come inhabit an exotic world and chisel through layers of thousand-year-old civilizations. Decide: is it a dying earth, or is it on the verge of rebirth?

Chronobot - Free (PC)


Chronobot is a self-cooperative game for two players where you are aided by clones of yourself from past rounds. The game will offer several game modes and is aimed initially for PC. This build has a tutorial and two game modes for two players.

Clandestinity of Elsie - £3.99 (WIN)


World War Two veteran and mentally-damaged alcoholic Hayden Warrick awakens from a night of drinking to find that his wife Elsie has mysteriously disappeared.

Clouds Below - Free prototype (PC)


Clouds Below is a 3d person adventure platformer. You explore the mountains above the clouds and solve wind based puzzles.

Coffin Dodgers - $10.99(PLAT)


Pimp up your mobility scooter and take on the Grim Reaper and his Zombie army in a race for your soul. Armed with a variety of homemade weapons and gadgets, battle your way through 13 unique & exhilarating tracks. Can you survive the retirement village?

Collecton - Free demo (PC, Mac, Linux)


Collecton is a roguelike-platformer with heavy emphasis put into interaction with the world's creatures, items and exploration.

Cradle - £9.99 (WIN/STEAM)


Cradle is a sci-fi first-person-view quest designed for the player to explore the surrounding world. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanical girl who by quirk of fate found themselves amidst the desert.

Devouring Stars - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Devouring Stars is a celestial strategy game with some exploration and a lot of Greek gods. In Devouring Stars you play a tribe of godlike entities trapped in Tartarus, a corner of the universe as far beneath hell as heaven is high above the earth.

Divide By Sheep - £3.99 (WIN/MAC)


Divide By Sheep is a mind-bending math puzzler about friendship and slicing sheep in half with lasers. The Grim Reaper flooded the world, and it's up to you to save critters stranded on islands. Insane math skills required.

Feist - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


FEIST is an atmospheric action-platformer about a small creature trapped in a mysterious and hostile world. Follow strange beasts through lonely forests, hazardous mountains, dark caves, and glowing swamps.

Fighties - £3.99 (WIN/MAC)


Fighties is a fast paced 2D platform fighter. Choose from a wide selection of Fighties each with their own unique play style. Beat down your opponents to become the strongest Fightie of them all.

Guild of Dungeoneering - $14.99 (PC, Mac)


Become the ultimate Dungeon Master as you bribe, entice and coax your heroes through their adventures on a quest to restore your guild to its ultimate glory! Guild of Dungeoneering is a turn-based dungeon crawler with a twist: instead of controlling the hero you build the dungeon around him. Using cards drawn from your Guild decks, you lay down rooms, monsters, traps and of course loot!

Holy Potatoes! - £10.99 (WIN/MAC)


Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a wacky simulation game where you manage your very own weapon shop and expand its business across an incredible potato world.

Hook - £0.79 (WIN/MAC)


HOOK is a short minimal, puzzle game.

Hordelicious - £2.79 (WIN)


Hordelicious is a semi-hardcore wave based arena shooter where you fight against hordes of enemies with 50 randomly looted weapons and 16 items/upgrades.

ICY - $12.99 (PC, Mac)


ICY is a narrative-driven post-apocalyptic survival RPG set in a new Ice Age where your life and the lives of your followers hang on every decision you make. Create your own character using a detailed stats system that influences your abilities then begin your journey of survival across a frozen world.

Impact - Free prototype (PC)


IMPACT is a game where the goal is to search the structures to find their weak points in order to destroy them, in a world that repairs itself.

Interstellaria - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Interstellaria is a real time space-exploration sim and crew management game. Command a fleet of vessels wandering the galaxy for adventure and profit! You&#8217;ll be forced to make tough decisions as you face hostile starships, crippling space anomalies, and intriguing aliens.

Istrolid - Free (Browser)


Istrolid is an RTS game about designing units out of parts and fighting with them vs other players online.

Loot Hero DX - £1.99 (WIN)


A legendary Dragon is haunting the lands. Towns are set ablaze, and its magic power resurrects the evil creatures of the world. A hero is needed to travel to the corners of the lands and slay the beast to restore peace.

Luckslinger - $12.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


In Luckslinger, luck is measurable, collectable and usable whenever you please. On one half it&#8217;s inspired by the unrealistically fast gunslingers, the dark gritty humor and the greed driven anti-heroes of the spaghetti western classics. On the other half it&#8217;s inspired by vinyl digging, graffiti spraying, rhyming and the slow drums and jazzy samples of hip hop culture and sound.

MANOS: The Hands of Fate - Director's Cut[/B] - £3.99 (WIN)


Retro platforming action in this adaptation of a terrible movie.

Ninjahtic Mind Tricks - £1.59 (WIN)


Ninjahtic Mind Tricks is an 8-bit hack-and-slash platformer with stealth, adventure, and puzzle elements. Like it's predecessor, Ninjahtic, levels have an open-ended nature and are presented in a linear fashion. Though, several features have been added to the predecessor's formula to create a more varied experience

No Time To Explain Remastered - £10.99 (PC)


"I Am You From The Future! No Time To Explain, Follow m-OH CHRIST!" Chase your future self through time and alternate realities while fighting giant monsters, collecting hats, and eating cake! No Time To Explain Remastered is the remake of tinyBuild's debut game. Now with multiplayer!

NotGTAV - £1.99 (PC)


NotGTAV is a ruthless Snake-like parody of GTAV set in the UK. Join us on a shonky hand-drawn voyage across Britain&#8217;s green and pleasant lands. Play as Daffyd, Darren and British Prime Minister David Cameron in this satirical cult-hit game. Not for the easily offended.

Odallus: The Dark Call - $14.99 (PC)


Odallus is a classic exploration/action game, inspired by Ghosts&#8217;n Goblins, Demon&#8217;s Crest and Castlevania.

oO - £0.79 (WIN/MAC)


"oO" is a hardcore minimal arcade game.

Peqoud - Free (PC, Mac)


A procedurally generated action game about a whale named Mobias trying to survive the onslaught of an obsessive captain named Ahab. Obtain items and add ons that make your whale more powerful. Fight through the waves of enemy ships, subs and airships until you are able to face Ahab's ship the Pequod.

Pretty Panzer - Free alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)


In Pretty Panzer you customize your Panzer and destroy waves of enemy vehicles to unlock new weapons and armor! Also you plant flowers with your bullets and by destroying enemies to gain control of the battlefield.

Project Maiden - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


Project Maiden is a narrative-focused puzzle-platformer where you start with all the powers and abilities and lose one in each level.

Prompt - £3.99 (PC)


Prompt is a hardcore platformer. It is minimalist, it is retro, and it is very, very hard. Everything from the visual style to the design of every level has been coded with love, just for you.

Prune - $3.99 (IOS)


Prune is a love letter to trees. A game about the beauty and joy of cultivation.With a swipe of a finger, grow and shape your tree into the sunlight while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. Bring life to a forgotten landscape, and uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil.

Rocket League - £14.99 (WIN)


Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based multiplayer-focused sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars! Choose a variety of high-flying vehicles equipped with huge rocket boosters to score amazing aerial goals!

Secrets of Grindea - $14.99 (Win)


Secrets of Grindea is an old-school Action RPG with co-op support for up to 4 players. It is a tribute to and sometimes a parody of the old SNES games so many of us grew up with and loved! Journey through fantastical lands and battle tons of different enemies and bosses in your quest for truth, friendship and, above all, finding the world's rarest treasures!

Sky Rogue - $9.99 (PC)


A simple, accessible-yet-difficult, fwooshy, "feel good" arcade flight simulator. Blow things up over land, sea, and air, on an infinite number of procedurally-generated islands. Choose one of a diverse set of aeros and kit it out with a dizzying array of weaponry.

Strailton - Free alpha (PC, Mac)


Strailton is a 3d snake-like game which uses time mechanics to create alternate future versions to help solve the puzzle levels

Super Cyborg - £3.99 (WIN)


Super Cyborg is an oldschool nonstop hardcore run'n'gun action! You play as battle cyborg who was sent to investigate a mysterious island. A very powerful alien known as 'Xirxul life form' has been awakened by the scientists and now all humanity is in danger! Are you ready to save the Earth?

Super Hipster Lumberjack - £0.32 (WIN)


You can't beat this game!!! Noah attempts to make a game for the first time. He then gets trapped in his own creation.



Shell City is plunged into a state of emergency after coming under attack from the devastating forces of PHANTOM. As the National Army struggle to contain the terrifying war machines, they call upon the only thing that stands between Shell City&#8217;s obliteration and its salvation; the peanut chompin&#8217;, villain

The Red Solstice - £18.99 (WIN)


The Red Solstice is a tactical, squad-based survival game set in the distant future on Mars, playable in single-player or with up to 8 players in cooperative online multiplayer. Roam freely over huge maps, complete randomized objectives and deal with surprise events that keep you on the edge

The Swindle - $14.99 (PC, Mac)


The Swindle is a steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, hacking their systems, stealing all their cash, and quickly running away again before the police show up.

The Wish - Free (Browser)


Fun little RPG in a square.&#65279;

Traverser - $14.99 (PC)


Young Valerie Bennett has just passed the test to become a Traverser; a new kind of peacekeeper with the ability to travel between the Upper and Lower cities of Brimstone. Join her on a mission to reveal Raven Corp's sinister secrets, uncover years of lies and propaganda, and discover the most dangerous thing in all of Brimstone: the truth.

Vernacular - Free (Browser)


At first I thought that this game will be about a sadistic psychopath who tortures his victims. But then everything go out of control.

Victor Vran - £15.99 (PLAT)


Victor Vran is the isometric action-RPG where your skill is just as essential as your character build and gear. Experience intense combat action: dodge, jump and unleash powerful skills to finish off your enemies!

Vindicator: Uprising - £1.99 (WIN)


Vindicator: Uprising is a platform shoot 'em up with pixel graphics and an epic orchestral soundtrack.

Zenzizenzic - £6.99 (PC)


Zenzizenzic is a fast-paced, adrenaline-infused twin stick bullet hell shoot 'em up and open world roguelike. Featuring a beautifully abstract art style and a thumping, full throttle soundtrack, it's sure to get your thumbs sweating and your blood pumping!

Zotrix - £9.99 (PC)


Zotrix is a modern take on the classic arcade shooter. The game introduces resource trading economy and system of upgrades between number of space stations bringing the classic experience into modern generation. Aliens are attacking and Solar Division Command needs You!


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
| 7. Upcoming Indies! (Not yet released) |

5-Minute Dungeon - PC, Android


Equip weapon and helmet, enter randomly generated dungeons, find the treasure rooms, defeat the bosses

8Days - ????


8DAYS is a frenetic local versus action game in which you have to bring peace to the worldThere is an evil power conspiring in the shadows against people&#8217;s freedom. Choose your hero from a variety of funny characters and travel through multiple locations around the world. You are bounded by duty to bring peace to the world and unmask the evil masterplan. As usual with more violence!

Ab Intra - ????


A horror point and click adventure

APT - August (PC, Mac, Linux)


Using a combination of your Test Suit abilities, interact with and manipulate trial elements to reach the goal door. Refine your skills and earn ranks based on time then post times against your friends on the intergrated Steam LeaderboardsThe Jump Jets are your main source for navigation. With a short cooldown and subtle directional response, time them correctly for the best approach, adjustments, and angle.

Astral Breakers - Wii U (launching August 6th) / PC (TBA, Currently on Greenlight)


A new Zodiac-themed action puzzle game with both competitive and cooperative modes. Wii U version will be appearing at both Casual Connect and Tokyo Game Show this year.

Atomic Society - PC, Mac, Linux


Atomic Society is a post-apocalyptic city building game that aims to let players decide what laws, morals and values their survivors will live by, as well as giving them the fun of managing a bustling town and its resources. You can create a dystopia, utopia, and or whatever wasteland town you desire.

Beard Blade - ????


Beard Blade is a 2D platformer inspired by SNES & GBA legends, developed by a team of two.

Bleed 2 - ????


Better graphics, better weapons, better gameplay, and more...Bleed 2 picks up about a week after the events of the first game. Wryn has ushered in a new age of heroes, and the ones she defeated are already a distant memory. However, since she defeated the greatest heroes of all time&#8230; she&#8217;s the only hero the world has left.

Chargeshot - PC


Annually, from across dozens of sectors, men, girblons, women, and children tune in to their local galactic networks stations to view the most anticipated event of the year: &#8220;ChargeShot&#8221;. 12 bounty hunters from across the known universe compete for glory and the handsome reward of 2,000,001 credits. In ChargeShot, each player is armed with a Pulsar Cannon whose blasts bounce off walls and instantly kill whatever they touch, an Energy Shield which can reflect Pulsar blasts, and a standard issue jetpack for traversing the battleground. In high speed combat, players test their reflexes against up to 3 other friends (or enemies, as the case may be by the end of the night.)

Colosseum Fighter - PC, Mac, Linux


Colosseum Fighter is a nervous 1- 4 Player brawler with blood, sand and gladiators ( like any other gladiator games ), it also has a stage mode with waves, playable in cooperation at 1-2 playersYou can customize your fighter with haircuts, faces, weapons and skin colors, most of the weapons have specific stats, speed, range, damage and some have special effect ( boomerang, ice staff, etc. ), you can create a big variety of characters, and they will be saved for the next time you play

Disposable Heroes - July 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Meet the disposable heroes... A rag-tag band of nobodies who - quite by accident- represent the kingdom's last hope. With the royal army slain it is they who must venture across the land on a quest to bring back the head of the king's son so that the light might return. If they had a brain cell between them they might actually be dangerous.

Dyadic - PC, Mac, Linux


In Dyadic, two players find themselves trapped in ancient ruins after discovering a rare and priceless artifact. Both of you want to be the one to escape ruins with the artifact, but you don't necessarily have enough equipment to do it on your own. Will both of you work together to try and solve the perilous puzzles that stand in your path? Or will you forsake each other to try and keep the treasure for yourselves? There&#8217;s only one way to find out

Everspace - late 2016 (PC)


A rogue-like PC space shooter with top-notch visuals and audio and a captivating non-linear story.

Frog Force - WIN/MAC


Play as Bernie, Hansel, and Mac to clear each stage while collecting goodies and finding secrets. Control your gamepiece to get powerups while avoiding hazards! Utilize each frog's abilities and work as a team to defeat the nefarious Death Moose. Frog Force is still in development so there's a lot more in store for the final game! We're eager to hear your input and opinions about the Frog Force so far! Thanks for playing :)

GRIP - PC, Linux, PS4


Grip is a futuristic combat racing game that has competitors battle across diverse landscapes of distant worlds. Inspired by the Rollcage games of 1999 and 2000, Grip takes that heady cocktail of awesome weaponry and insane speed to a whole new level.

Hermes - ????

Hue - ????


A stark puzzle platformer where you shift the hue of the world, creating rifts when colours collide.

Megatect - PC


Think of Megatect as a level editor without the limitation of one game type. Use a slew of generic blocks, objects, and wires to create your own challenge maps, Deathmatch Arenas, make a new sport, whatever you can dream up! Play solo or with friends and share grids online for others to play!

miniLAW - ????


Futuristic tactical law enforcement roguelikeRoam the city of New Babel in search of crimes in progress. Procedurally generated crimes and encounters make no two plays the same.

Pathos - PS Vita


Pathos is a 3D puzzle adventure game for the PS Vita, utilizing the gyroscope to change the way we think about handheld consoles.

Project Valraven - ????


Valraven will be an action adventure game (Like Legend of Zelda, but guns as primary weapon) The game&#8217;s story is about a faction war in an Industrial revolution/Victorian era-ish setting. The core gameplay will mostly consist of infiltrating enemy airships and territories, shooting enemy troops, dodging/taking cover of enemy fire and hazards, solving small puzzles, using items, and probably small stealth mechanics.

RETSNOM - July (PC, Mac)


&#8216;RETSNOM&#8217; is a puzzle platformer game having one subject. &#8211; &#8216;Players can break the already-made map.&#8217; You should resolve the puzzle as changing and ruining the map by using several features of a mirror.You have a daughter. She is unfortunately infected by a zombie virus. The only way to save your daughter is to visit the future laboratory to steal the medicine that is expected to be made by your colleagues. But the future research team is hiding in the maze using mirrors. They decorated the maze using different features of a mirror in each level.

Reveal The Deep - ????


A deep-sea exploration platformer and puzzler, set in the wreck of a sunken ship. Gameplay revolves around uncovering the story of the ship's demise, which is suggested by various clues throughout the game's expansive levels, and solving various puzzles.

Shutshimi: Seriously Swole - PS4, Vita, Wii U, Steam (Win/Mac/Lnx)


Endless waves, endless fun! 10 second bursts of shmup action! Five different, upgradeable weapons to choose from! Over 30 upgrades to collect! Combine upgrades with different weapons for interesting combinations! Hats! Over 30 of them! Some hats unlock hidden "Hattributes" which modify gameplay even further! Full keyboard and controller support! Play any way you like, as long as it's either of these two options! You can smoke underwater!? Leaderboards! Compete with friends and foes for the top score! Local Co-op! Work together or screw each other over when competing for the top score. There's also a remarkable number of cats!Coming out before summer's end, published by Choice Provisions!

Spirit - ????


"An isometric, narrative-focused, exploration-heavy adventure" with a possession mechanic

Static Sky - iPad


A cyberpunk-themed tactical shooter

Steamville - late 2015 (PC, IOS, Android)


A captivating puzzle adventure game

Tala - ????


Tala is a handcrafted 2d adventure game. with heavy emphasis on animation and atmosphere.Follow Tala as she has to venture outside of her small village in search of food to help get through the upcoming harsh winter

The Cluster - ????


A 2.5D platform game with focus on non-linear exploration, set in a big, continuous world.

The Endless Night - ????


The Endless Night is a 2d Adventure game that takes place &#8220;somewhere&#8221; out in a fictional version of the southwestern/western United States. The story line of the game revolves around a hitchhiker who has set out on a road trip in search of himself and the American dream..

Tower57 - Late 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Tower57 is the love child of Alien Breed and The Chaos Engine, a fast paced action / arcade game with lots of insane weapons and challenging enemies.

Traces of Light - PC


Traces of Light is a third person adventure game about Dirk Young, a lighthouse keeper. His life is completely changed after a devastating solar storm ruins his village home. Help him to find a new mechanism for the Lighthouse and bring it back in order to save his friends and family from mortal danger. To finish the game pass through the mazes and obstacles, solve the puzzles and find the way home. There is no time to waste, let the adventure begin!

Untitled game - ????


"A small make your own story thing"

Wishmere - PC


The world is being overrun with Doubt&#8217;s enslaved forces. The King of Dreams now intervenes&#8211; to combat his ancient rival, he imbues 6 teenagers with the power of Supercharged Hope to be his fabled warriors: the Wishmere! Wishmere is a 2D beat&#8217;em up action game that incorporates speed racing elements and intense boss battles. Choose from 6 characters, to take on the forces of Doubt!


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...

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Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Where do you pick the indie games from and do they need to be finished games?

Anywhere and any game is fine as long as someone would recommend it or is genuinely interested in it. "Picking" them is a collaborative community effort, if you feel something should be included, post about it here with the 1st post guidelines in mind (there is a specific formatting that allows me to include everyones suggestion automatically with a program).


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Content is in, there are most likely some errors and formatting issues. If you find anything, post about it here, and I'll get it fixed by tomorrow.

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Off to work on the August thread retrospective


Content is in, there are most likely some errors and formatting issues. If you find anything, post about it here, and I'll get it fixed by tomorrow.

*off to play... a certain... game*

You might want to hold of the thanks below after you see my post below :( lol - cheers though happy to help out!!!!

I felt bad for not getting stuff in earlier as baddy was almost carrying this thread on his own - on his hols too!!!! - Cheers baddy!!!

Thanks again for your help :) Thread would be quite a bit more empty without your last minute help.

A couple of the free games i put up have ended in the upcoming section

Spooky's House of Jump Scares & Time Clickers

Is that because i put FREE in capitals?

Also i must have missed putting in a price and platform for choice chamber which should be £6.99 and WIN and I missed a £ for Inferno 2 - 33.99 (WIN) - so both are also in the upcoming section - sorry my bad :(
This month is going to be another big one for indies.

- Volume
- Calvino Noir
- RymdResa
- Ink (from the devs of Frog Sord and Super III)
- OlliOlli 2
- Airscape
- Duskers
- Shadowrun: Hong Kong
- Party Hard
- Fran Bow
- maybe Beyond Eyes
- GRIP Kickstarter

Got my sights set on Volume and I'm definitely backing GRIP
Disposable - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


You play as a robot exploring a (to be) large laboratory, finding terminals that you have to hack to open the level door.

The Guides - $1.99 (IOS, Android)


Consisting of hundreds of extremely challenging codes, puzzles and interactive ciphers, The Guides is a journey that will challenge your wit, stretch your imagination and test your ingenuity in unique and innovative ways.
Simply stated, they’re not easy. Progressing will be difficult, but you have the appropriate tools at your disposal. Everything you need to proceed is — or has been — provided.
Look for clues and patterns to build on what you have learned. Remember what you have seen — for no detail is too subtle or insignificant.
As you explore deeper, you’ll begin to unravel the enigma of The Guides.

The Dwarves - PC, PS4, Xbox One


Based on the first book of the novel series “The Dwarves” from Markus Heitz, protagonist Tungdil gathers a group of up to 12 companions around him over time; each of them with their own back-story and unique skills in combat.
Before each battle, you assemble a group of up to four heroes, who then fight hundreds of enemies simultaneously, on a world map that contains dozens of battle fields and places waiting to be discovered

Ancestor - ????
So been playing Ink, and it's really fun. The platforming is solid, as expected from the devs of Frog Sord, and while it's a precision platformer, it had a slower, more cautious pace than the typical game in that genre.

Mainly because the levels start like this

and end up like this

Game looks great in motion


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...

We are way too far away from page 2 still -__-


I did an LP on Absolute Drift, but I am so bad at the game there really is no reason for me to post it. It's more simulation heavy than I was expecting.

My Quick Look on Unfinished - An Artist's Lament

I beat this game in 30 minutes. It's very short, overbearing in its delivery, initially obtuse, but there are a few moments when this game shines. I am going to post a gif of my favorite moment in the game:

There is this moment and a few others where everything the game is trying to do succeeds. Other times, the purpose of explaining an Artist's anxieties can become overbearing. And I'm honestly not sure if I'm supposed to be critiquing that as a fault of the game or if that is the purpose of the game's design.

I like the game. I like that it was attempted. There are parts that were inspiring and there were parts that were annoying. The very beginning of the game is the definition of obtuse. Is it obtuse on purpose? Is that frustration I'm feeling *supposed* to happen?

If it was, well then job well done! If it wasn't, well then, that part could have been done better.

Still, I like short games and Unfinished, with all of it's faults, still left a positive impression on me.​


Oh man still getting that new thread excite!!!

Ink, unfinished and megasphere - c'mon lets get to page 2 already!!!


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My Quick Look on Unfinished - An Artist's Lament

I like the game. I like that it was attempted. There are parts that were inspiring and there were parts that were annoying. The very beginning of the game is the definition of obtuse. Is it obtuse on purpose? Is that frustration I'm feeling *supposed* to happen?

If it was, well then job well done! If it wasn't, well then, that part could have been done better.

Still, I like short games and Unfinished, with all of it's faults, still left a positive impression on me.

I like your review style. Also, the game itself. It looks like with a clearer control scheme early on it could be a really solid experience.
I'm kind of shocked that my preview of Bleed 2 was the first preview I could find.

Caves of Qud
It's obtuse and complex and intimidating, but man, is the world compelling. This is a true roguelike, in a wonderfully unique far-future setting, with an ungodly amount of customization and depth. You can customize every aspect of your character, from head to left and right hand, and the myriad skills and mutations can result in everything from photosynthetic skin and a beetle-like carapace to the ability to use new weapons and scavenge new materials. It's just an awesome game, but requires a lot of time to invest.

Absolute Drift
I suck at this, but I really want to keep playing. The drifting takes practice, a lot of practice, and the minimalist world brings to mind the cityscapes of Mirror's Edge. There's a lot of content here, but it hinges on you mastering drifting...and that may be a big hurdle for some.

A wonderfully artistic puzzler that's a worthy addition to any mobile library. Grow a tree, lead it to the light and watch its flowers bloom: that's the core concept of Prune across the game's five chapters. Swiping on the screen lets you slice away branches and steer the growing tree towards the light, through narrow passages, and around obstacles. From red spheres that infect your tree to windswept landscapes, gates and switches, and pollination, Prune's zen veneer blossoms into a surprisingly tricky puzzler in later levels as new and interesting elements are introduced. Watching your tree sprout and reach out with twisting branches towards the light is always satisfying; combined with the shadowy landscapes with red sun and stars overhead, Prune is art in motion

At a glance, Feist may bring to mind puzzle platformers like Limbo, but this action platformer is all about desperate combat. You're a small fuzzy creature, traversing towering trees, overgrown marshes, and claustrophobic caves, using the environment to your advantage to overcome overwhelming odds. You have no means to defend yourself, no talons or tough hide, only your agility and size. Desperate is the word that describes the experience best; you're always outnumbered and overpowered, always a hair's breath away from death. The reactive environments and fast-paced combat makes for frantic, challenging, and satisfying encounters. Death can occur quite frequently; thankfully frequent checkpoints alleviate some of the frustration,

In AniMa, you go by many names - Reborn one, Ruthless one, Devouring one - but you only have one goal. You are a disembodied specter, given the opportunity by some mysterious being to regain your life. But returning to life requires you to take life, in this ominous puzzle platformer.

In each level, you must open a portal to exit, a portal that requires blood sacrifices to unlock. As a spirit, you can't die or pass through the portal, but the inhabitants of these trap-filled levels can. Possessing them allows you to activate switches, open gates, and, most importantly...die. Each inhabitant is different - one able to jump, another equipped with a shield that can block vaporizing lightning beams, and so on - and the challenge comes from figuring how to use their abilities, which must die, and which will be used to enter the portal.

But don't worry. You're taking nothing of value, according to your otherworldly benefactor. AniMa's gloomy, grainy art style and eerie sound design completes the game's dark atmosphere.

1) Caves of Qud
2) Absolute Drift
3) Prune
4) Feist
5) AniMa


Catching up on the Microsoft conference from last night - they showed some cool stuff!

Scalebound looks surprisingly great!
So yeah...Towerclimb ain't dead
The endless struggle is coming to an end! We're super close to release and working hard to finish as soon as we can. It's been a long development process but TowerClimb has made it soooo far. We hope it's gonna blow everyone's mind with all the awesome content we've been working on and the second half of the game blows the first away in our opinion, like seriously, you guys, you'll love it if you liked chapter one, you'd love it even if you hated chapter one, it's just so great so far, there's so much mystery to discover. The fans are a large part of what keeps us going, so thanks guys for visiting our very humble forum and keeping us motivated to make what turned out to be an amazing game in our eyes. We're seriously almost DONE this time, and it wont be too much longer.
We're working on the final secrets and making sure everything in chapter 2 works right now, and that we didn't break anything (we're trying our best to properly and thoroughly test for bugs). The entire game is technically done but it's not quite ready for release, there's still some minor work left to do and polishing.

We've implemented proper settings and full screen and have settings that should fix that weird blurriness issue. 25 players are supported just cause the resolution is so small and it was easy to do, and even split-screen is supported now. And yes it saves your settings so you don't have to always reset things anymore :). We hope post release we'll be able to make a level editor available because we're only using some very raw in-house developer tools right now that wouldn't be useful to people that don't know the custom language we made for it. We figure there's enough new content in chapter 2 that the editor will be a nice update later on :). The log has been improved so you can zoom in and stuff now, and has a nice additional feature :). That's all i can say for now but be assured we're trying to get this out to you guys as soon as we can!


Because survival games weren't numerous enough!

Empyrion - Galactic Survival - £13.59 (PC - Early Access)


Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.

Sheltered - £9.99 (PC - Early Access)


Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term &#8220;nuclear family&#8221;. You must gather as many supplies as possible en route to the concrete underground shelter that will soon become your family home for the foreseeable dreary future.
Here I was, thinking of picking up Crawl, and you have to go and tell me that Sheltered is finally out...

Any Crawl or Sheltered impressions?
I was tempted on Crawl but it's my understanding the game is basically designed for multiplayer?
Quite a lot of posts in the Steam discussions say the game is pretty fun against bots as well. Obviously the full experience is MP, but offline is supposed to be solid fun


Here I was, thinking of picking up Crawl, and you have to go and tell me that Sheltered is finally out...

Any Crawl or Sheltered impressions?

I was tempted on Crawl but it's my understanding the game is basically designed for multiplayer?

Crawl is *local* multiplayer only right. If you can find friends to play with, the game is amazing. But they really need to put netcode in there.

Quite a lot of posts in the Steam discussions say the game is pretty fun against bots as well. Obviously the full experience is MP, but offline is supposed to be solid fun

Oh Snap! They added bots! That's pretty cool.

Crawl is excellent.


Hello, great thread, been a lurker for a long time on the Indie threads.

I'm part of an indie team that is launching a game now.

I'm wondering what, if any, protocol there is here and GAF in general to bring that kind of info to light without being crass and self promoting, etc.

PM me if you don't wanna clutter the thread. thanks so much!


Hello, great thread, been a lurker for a long time on the Indie threads.

I'm part of an indie team that is launching a game now.

I'm wondering what, if any, protocol there is here and GAF in general to bring that kind of info to light without being crass and self promoting, etc.

PM me if you don't wanna clutter the thread. thanks so much!

Use the codes in the OP to just make a post about it I guess? It gets added to next month's OP automatically by Toma's magic stuff.

Man. DOTA 2. Internationals.
A Place In Space - ????

Territory - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Territory is a multiplayer sandbox in which you must rebuild civilization on a hostile alien world. Once you have survived your landing you can make a faction with other survivors you meet on the surface. Factions are able to capture resources points, build bases and upgrade factories in order to hold territory and grow in power.

Sky Break - Late 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)


After the crash of your spaceship, you wake up in an unknown and hostile planet. There is no oxygen, storms strike regularly and Buildy corporation drones, created to collect resources, have violated their human protection protocol.
Thankfully an old station above the clouds, left over by humans, provides a good shelter for your survival.
Explore, gather resources, re-construct your station, enhance your armor and fight in a procedural open world, to find your way back home.
With Amplitude upcoming Endless Legend 2 and Stellaris from Paradox I feel for 2016. I hope by the time both games are released to be able to at least put a capable toaster that can run these games.
With Amplitude upcoming Endless Legend 2 and Stellaris from Paradox I feel for 2016. I hope by the time both games are released to be able to at least put a capable toaster that can run these games.
What kind of specs do you have? I got a new laptop for around $450 for my birthday, that can run most indies and a large amount of AAA games.


My thoughts on the original release of Ink from June:

I'd been eying Ink since the last thread...Just got through playing it and enjoyed it immensely! I'd definitely be down for a more fleshed out project. I really can't get enough of the world revealing mechanics in it, The Unfinished Swan, and the upcoming Beyond Eyes. They really combine simplicity and art brilliantly.

I'll pick it up on Steam after I finish the unexpectedly-released Beyond Eyes (probably tomorrow). Really excited to see the new features, like bosses.
My thoughts on the original release of Ink from June:

I'll pick it up on Steam after I finish the unexpectedly-released Beyond Eyes (probably tomorrow). Really excited to see the new features, like bosses.


Come on, you can't just causally drop an indie bombshell like Beyond Eyes is probably releasing tomorrow and not follow up

Any impressions?
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