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Indie Games 2015 [November] Let's talk about anything Indie!

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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1140134
 

PandaPedinte

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Got myself a Steam Controller. Any hidden gems that use it in interesting ways?

Not sure about hidden gems because I haven't followed the news about it, but I remember Pillars of Eternity and Cities Skylines having official controller settings made by the developers.
 
Eastward - PC, consoles

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=51383.0

An action adventure influenced by Zelda and Earthbound
In the world of Eastward, human societies are isolated and shrinking, due to some severe environmental problem. You will be playing a father with a following daughter, and go through this post-apocalyptic world

Boss 101 - 2015 (PC)

http://www.boss101.com/

Boss 101 is an action adventure game with you taking the role of Max, a teenager with a jetpack. Help your brother and save the world at the same time. Buy weapons, hats, upgrades while you battle millions of randomly generated bosses.

ACAB 2021 - ????

https://twitter.com/TaeckerWyss

A surreal shooter where you shoot up futuristic police

GAIN - PC

https://twitter.com/worldgame01

Gain is a FPS stealth game where you can rewind time

Lost World Zero - ????

https://www.reddit.com/r/lostworldzero/

Lost World Zero is a futuristic open world survival game set in the world of Frei- an alien planet inhabited by various native creatures and rebellious humans

Spacewhale - PC, Mac, Linux, Android

http://spacewhale.blackjet.co.uk/

Spacewhale is a retro-inspired 'shmup that provides rank progression, weapon upgrades, item drops, slow down time feature, a choice between player ships and online leaderboard score submission.

Illusion of Beast - ????

Dungeon Defenders 2 - Free (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/236110/

Dungeon Defenders II is a cooperative Action Tower Defense game, packed with roleplaying elements like loot, levelling, and pets.

Sky Town - ????

Previously Mentioned

Death Trash

Flotsam

Somerville
 
Been a while since two #SS posts in a weekend

Mordhau - PC, Mac, Linux

http://mordhau.net/

Mordhau is an upcoming medieval first-person fighting game with a strong emphasis on skill-based competitive play.

CURE - 2016 (PC)

http://curethegame.com/

CURE is a real time strategy game that puts the player into the shoes of a scientist creating new life forms in order to produce the world's most powerful medicine, or perhaps its worst disease.

Nadia Was Here - Free demo (PC)

http://www.jajaben.com/NWH.html

Nadia Was Here is an RPG about the worth of a life in a world that is about to forget you ever existed. Features an original battle system and puzzle-filled dungeons.

Dark Train - Late 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.paperash.com/dark-train/

Dark Train is a strong narrative adventure with direct action gameplay. The art style of the game is based on paper and handmade papercuts. As a player you take the role of mechanical squid ANN 2.35f that controls the most important invention of the famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung – DARK TRAIN.

Hellmut - Free demo (PC, Mac)

http://www.volcani.cc/

An action game with pixel-art graphics and high difficulty
Hellmut is about a mad scientist whose experiment went terribly bad and he end up nearly dead (like only a skull and spine is left of him) in universe full of strange monsters which tries to kill him.

Auto Age: Standoff - ????

https://twitter.com/phantomcompass

An upcoming car combat game with multi-player and VR support.

Previously Mentioned

Slain

Dying Ember

The Long Dark
 

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So...

The other day:

Me: "been playing FallOut 4 for a few days non-stop now, lets take a little break"
My other me: "Maybe play a little bit of... Destiny: The Taken King?"
Me: "Why not"

Today: "Is Monday already? How? Why? What the beep happened with my weekend?"

Crap, Destiny is my drug, I become hypnotized playing it, absorbed... my friends come visit and I cant even pay much attention... the gameplay is INSANELY good. Best shooter ever.

----------------------------------------

Now I am back into real life.

- Slain looks amazing. Will get.

- Akuatica lost my interest after the dev changed release dates so many times.

- Spacewhale looks fun.
 

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Destiny is... a confusing game I think. I haven't played TTK but I've sunk a fair amount of time into it otherwise.

There's a lot of high quality content - Raids and PvP in particular show a lot of care - but there's so much filler. I always thought Strikes were a missed opportunity - should have been way more diverse and interesting.

Anyway - laptop is arriving today!
 

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Yes Destiny can be confusing, a lot, newcomers and old players alike. I played a lot early last year (in bed after surgery, had all the time I needed), collected everything and I had to learn everything again this time, all my stuff is worthless, exotic weapons useless (already have a legendary auto rifle better than SUROS lol). Taken King is what the game should have been from the start. So many places to explore, different factions and races to fight, discover, wonder, raids, PvP, graphics are incredible, music too, the lore they created, etc... and played with friends, is... the best shooter ever. Half-Life, Quake, MW2, Black, none can compete with that. IMO of course.
 

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The Valhalla Cats's game will be launched the next week, the 12th of November.

The Purring Quest - PC

I quote myself to say that Valhalla Cat's Purring Quest have been released the past week. I meet the team last month and are a really cool people, I hope the sales of the game goes well.

With each update, Somerville looks better and better. Props to his creator, Olsen, for his work.
Eastward looks amazing too, how cool and colorful pixelated backgrounds!
 

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Eastward looks fucking amazing. Damn, i want that.

Hope it doesn't disappear like some games from TIGSource do. Still salty about that great looking one about aliens that had incredible animations. It was inspired by Another World i think? Can't remember the name.
 
Eastward looks fucking amazing. Damn, i want that.

Hope it doesn't disappear like some games from TIGSource do. Still salty about that great looking one about aliens that had incredible animations. It was inspired by Another World i think? Can't remember the name.
Somerville? The developer has a background in animation (did work on Age of Ultron) so it has great animations, it's sci fi with aliens, and it's a cinematic platformer
http://somervillegame.tumblr.com/
 
Spectral - Free alpha demo (PC, Mac)

http://spectraldev.itch.io/spectral

Spectral: The Silicon Domain is a point and click stealth-puzzle game
Play as a data-thief, and infiltrate the secure servers of a series of corrupt corporations, stealing important protected data. Evade the security systems by changing colour to mimic the type of data you are stealing, and use the data you steal in between missions to upgrade your avatar's abilities.
 

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Eastward looks great and being inspired by Earthbound is a good thing in my books. Hopefully the game isn't ... well, lets say "weird", like that Lisa game, though.
 

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I keep meaning to check it out, then get distracted. The team behind Only If has a new game in development. They have been teasing screenshots with a demo coming within a month.

"I've been hearing noises from the inside of the wardrobe. I try to convince myself they're rats, despite the human like knocking."
 

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I keep meaning to check it out, then get distracted. The team behind Only If has a new game in development. They have been teasing screenshots with a demo coming within a month.

"I've been hearing noises from the inside of the wardrobe. I try to convince myself they're rats, despite the human like knocking."

Interesting. I wrote a big piece about Only If after talking to one of the guys involved in making it. It had some... problems but there were some cool ideas in there. I'd be down to see what they do next.
 

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Only If really seems to be a very polarizing game for the most part. I loved it. The dev even acknowledged that the game has some problems, and that's why he has kept it free. He wasn't comfortable charging for something he didn't feel was a completed vision, even though it is a fully playable experience as is. He released a very early alpha of another game on GameJolt, but work was stopped on it to go with this new one. The new game has thematic levels, which should be really interesting considering what I've read about some sections of Only If. Looking forward to this one a lot.
 
Rejection - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://qwerty.itch.io/rejection

An experimental memory-type game.
Find a way out of the room.
Prepare a piece of paper and a pen.

Hard West - $19.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/307670/

Fight and survive through 8 unique story-based scenarios, and try your hand at 40 individually designed turn-based combat missions. Journey deeper into the world of Hard West and meet a colorful cast of playable characters whose fates are intimately intertwined with yours. Together you will need to make divisive choices to uncover the ultimate plans of the ancient powers at play, as you unravel a deep narrative storyline featuring multiple endings depending on the choices you make during the game.

Last Horizon - $2.99 (IOS), $4.99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.pixeljam.com/lasthorizon/

A minimal, atmospheric space survival & exploration game, set to deep ambient music.
Pilot the last vessel of a fallen civilization into the vast unknown in search of a new habitable world.
Explore and gather enough terraforming resources to create a beautiful and harmonious new planet, but take too much and you might incur the wrath of sentient alien life...
 

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So my laptop came. Late. Has a dead pixel on the screen, won't update graphics drivers and the disc tray keeps opening on its own.

Super.
 

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Damn, that sucks

That's why you need an iPad. So in the meantime, you can play Transistor and other indies

I have my phone! On there I have Fallout Shelter and... nothing else!

I'm gonna buy from Amazon today and go next day delivery I think - just an expensive hassle.
 
I have my phone! On there I have Fallout Shelter and... nothing else!

I'm gonna buy from Amazon today and go next day delivery I think - just an expensive hassle.
Need some good recommendations to pass the time? Sorcery series and 80 Days offer a hefty amount of gameplay and are pretty fantastic, play great on iPhone. The Sequence is a tricky puzzler, less complex than SpaceChem but with a similar concept
 

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The Consuming Shadow - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/403830

The Consuming Shadow is a procedural survival horror adventure in which you must explore the land, fight your way through randomly-generated dungeons and try to stay sane in your quest to save the world from the invading Ancients.

New game from Yahtzee. I missed this in previous bundle but initial reviews are good.
 

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I'm a bit into Transistor. Just got Red up to level 5. Man the combat system is extremely clever. It's so fun to just mess around with different combinations of skills.

Also playing Super Meat Boy on Vita right now. I never played any other version before. I know they changed up the soundtrack and everyone is saying it straight up sucks, but I completely disagree. It's pretty rad so far imo. I understand people being attached to the old soundtrack, but saying it's shit is just hyperbole. Well, I mostly see that comment made in reaction to the forest level soundtrack, which I could see sounding pretty jank as a replacement. Many of the other tracks are good though.
 

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Need some good recommendations to pass the time? Sorcery series and 80 Days offer a hefty amount of gameplay and are pretty fantastic, play great on iPhone. The Sequence is a tricky puzzler, less complex than SpaceChem but with a similar concept

Is it worth getting 80 Days on Steam now? Is that the "definitive" version or has that content been added to the iOS version?

Or is the joy of playing on phone better than doing so on PC?

I'm a bit into Transistor. Just got Red up to level 5. Man the combat system is extremely clever. It's so fun to just mess around with different combinations of skills.

Also playing Super Meat Boy on Vita right now. I never played any other version before. I know they changed up the soundtrack and everyone is saying it straight up sucks, but I completely disagree. It's pretty rad so far imo. I understand people being attached to the old soundtrack, but saying it's shit is just hyperbole. Well, I mostly see that comment made in reaction to the forest level soundtrack, which I could see sounding pretty jank as a replacement. Many of the other tracks are good though.

I haven't even played SMB on Vita yet - I've got it downloaded though. I'm still sore that the Dustforce Vita port was ballsed up - I prefer it to SMB.

Firewatch is releasing on February 6th.

Yes. I am happy.
 

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I just realized that Paint It Back is available on PC. It's an excellent Picross clone. The neat thing about the PC version is that it includes puzzles that are larger than 20 squares so it can actually get tough.

The UI is still clearly designed for touch input but its only a little annoying when looking for new puzzles to play. The puzzles themselves play perfectly.
Is it worth getting 80 Days on Steam now? Is that the "definitive" version or has that content been added to the iOS version?

Or is the joy of playing on phone better than doing so on PC?

Both versions have the same content. The PC version is nice because of 60+ FPS while the mobile versions are limited to 30.

I think I still prefer it on mobile, though. Visual novels work better when portable and the interface works better with touch.
 
SPACR - PC, Mac

http://spacr.jarnik.com/

SPACR is an adventure game about time and space travel.
Drive vehicles and ships, talk to people and bots, navigate, fix circuitry, fetch items.

Timruk - ????

https://twitter.com/studiooleomingu

A storybook adventure from within Somewhere

Pictures of a Reasonably Documented Year - Free (PC)

Slime Rancher - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.slimerancher.com/

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the 'Far, Far Range' where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.

Bombslinger - 2016 (PC, Mac)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=51566.0

Bombslinger is a Spaghetti Western single and (local) multiplayer player action game very much inspired by Bomberman.
It's a classic quest to avenge your family's murder by the hand of your younger brother and former posse-companion, the Gunslinger.

Zenge - ????

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/3tniln/-/cx85gb4

A puzzle game, where odd distant worlds fell apart, and Eon - a lonely wanderer living beyond the universe - is trying to get them back together.

The Rivers of Alice - $7.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/411590

A surreal, point and click adventure game, The Rivers of Alice is a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment where the player will need to help Alice confront the fears of her everyday life like: sloth, envy, and dishonesty that manifest themselves in the form of mysterious characters and puzzles.

Aeronautica - PC, Browser

http://www.bombslinger.com/

A steampunk game involving combat, trade, exploration and colonization with airships, biplanes and other vessels in a sandbox environment.

Previously Mentioned

Dying Ember

Hardland

Redout

Paper Blade
 
This looks awesome. Trailer

FAR - PC, Mac, Linux

http://misterwhale.ch/far

In FAR, the player controls an extraordinary vehicle across the endless desert of a dried out sea.
The driver and the vehicle have to drive together through a desolated world, its dangerous weather and towards an unknown end.
The game combines an atmospheric journey with intuitive but complex mechanics.
 

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Hey More_Badass, I'm the guy behind PaperBlade, and I just wanted to drop a big thank you for mentioning/including my project in this thread!

I took a LONG hiatus from PB during last year (from GAF too, that's why I have only just seen this topic), and started it over a couple months ago. There will be way more substantial stuff to share, in the upcoming months. Thanks again for checking it out! :)
 
Picked up Hard West, had been on the fence but the ACG review sold me on it. Will post some impressions later. Has anyone else here played it?

Hey More_Badass, I'm the guy behind PaperBlade, and I just wanted to drop a big thank you for mentioning/including my project in this thread!

I took a LONG hiatus from PB during last year (from GAF too, that's why I have only just seen this topic), and started it over a couple months ago. There will be way more substantial stuff to share, in the upcoming months. Thanks again for checking it out! :)
Hey, always cool to learn that devs are on GAF. Love the art style, is there any footage?
 
Tick Tock Isle - $2.99 (PC)

http://squiddershins.com/games/tick-tock-isle/

A puzzle platform game that relies heavily on story, character interaction, creative thinking, and poking.‬
In the year 20XX a confident, young horologist by the name of Strike is inadvertently transported into the past while attempting to repair a mysterious, abandoned clock tower. Endeavoring to return to the future, Strike must fix both the time machine and the island's dysfunctional family who are responsible for much of the clock's disrepair.