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Indie Games 2016 [April] GOTY 2015 thread is done!


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Mar 25, 2006
Our GOTY thread is up! Check it out here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1203844

| 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Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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
IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2015: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1203844
As before, voting is going to happen in the last week of the month.

| 2. Overview |

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

Post 2:
6. Remarkable Indie Release Dates coming up this month!

Post 3:
7. Recently released Indies!

Post 4:
8. 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 mess that DoubleFine is leaving behind? The depth(s) of Dwarf Fortress? 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 Last Month"|

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. SuperHOT - $24.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.

1. Stardew Valley - $14.99 (Win)


You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

3. Firewatch - $19.99 (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)


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.

4. We are the Dwarves - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Opposite to the universe we know, everything is inverted; the void is replaced by the endless stone, where life exists only in gigantic caves enlightened by bright Stars. Take control of three Dwarven astronauts navigating the unknown in We Are The Dwarves, an action-based tactical adventure.

4. Unravel - $19.99 (PC)


Unravel succeeds in being one gorgeous, polished, and just fun puzzle platformer, with varied distinct environments, solid controls, interesting uses for its yarn mechanic, and just enough level of challenge to be engaging but not frustrating. Swinging like a yarn Spiderman never got old throughout the game's campaign.

| 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...
Mar 25, 2006
| 6. Remarkable Indie Release Dates coming up this month! |

Enter The Gungeon - April 5th
Super Impossible Road - April 5th
Aurion - April 14th
Jalopy - April 14th
Man O' War: Corsair - April 15th
The Banner Saga 2 - April 19th
Starship Corporation


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Mar 25, 2006
| 6. Recently released Indies! |

Arachne - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


Arachne is a roguelike created in seven days for the 7DRL Challenge 2016, the obligatory twist on the standard formula being that rather than a standard grid, the game takes place on a dynamically deforming spiderweb that you can build and destroy while you play.

BalanCity - Free beta (PC)


BalanCity is a city builder / physics simulator game where you must build a towering city over a balancing platform. Think of it as if SimCity and Jenga had a love-child. Build houses, offices, power plants, landmarks, avoid disaster and have fun in this lighthearted game.

Blue Sheep - $6.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Blue Sheep is a Platformer Adventure set in a strange world, plagued by the physical manifestation of misery, known as the Beast. Play as the Outsider, experiencing the memories of a warrior who once opposed the Beast.

Bunker Punks - $14.99 (PC)


Heavily inspired by the classic FPS games of the early 90’s, Bunker Punks is a roguelike first-person shooter set in a dystopian future. You control a group of revolutionaries, raiding corporate strongholds for supplies, weapons and armor. Customize your bunker, strengthen your gang and overthrow the corporate government.

cr@sh - Free (PC, Linux)


In the far future, guide crashed drones through dangerous unknown alien landscapes.

Cult - Free (PC)


Arena combat game whee you fight off other cultists and foes to become the avatar of dark lord Azzafel

Deadbolt - $9.99 (PC)


DEADBOLT, made by the same developers of Risk of Rain, is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising. Play and complete missions given to you by the mysterious fireplace as you become the avatar of death. While the reaper has an impressive arsenal and skillset to kill the undead, he has one flaw - he dies in one shot... leaving you with no room for error.

Epistory: Typing Chronicles - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Epistory immerses you in an atmospheric action/adventure game where you play a girl riding a giant fox who clears out an insectile corruption from an origami world. As you progress and explore this world, the story literally unfolds and the mysteries of the magic power of the words are revealed.

Floxels - Free (PC, Android)


Command a mob of maze-dwelling Floxels.

Hook & Shield - Free (Browser)


A Hoplite-like with a grappling hook and shield throws

Hyper Light Drifter - $19.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Leap of Fate - $15.99 (PC)


Leap of Fate is a furiously-paced cyberpunk roguelite about overcoming your fears and achieving your fate. In a New York City where magic is real, you play as a technomage who must develop unspeakable powers to confront the Crucible of Fates. Can you survive the trials?

Marsh Adventure - Free (PC)


A 3x3 roguelike where you play as a shapeshifting druid. Choose your items wisely, for they will decide your fate.

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight - $9.99 (PC)


Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is the fourth entry in the Momodora series, a side-scrolling platformer focused on action gameplay, with melee combos, dodge mechanics and a plethora of items and spells to unleash upon your enemies. Play casually for the rich setting and mysterious story or crank up the difficulty to run your reflexes through a truly brutal gauntlet.

Moon Hunters - $14.99 (PC)


Moon Hunters is a 1 to 4 player co-operative action personality test RPG in a rich, ancient world that's different every time you play. Build your mythology as every action and choice contributes to how you're remembered, as a constellation in the night sky. Play the little story from different angles to uncover new sides to characters, conflicts, and side-stories. Try out all 4 player hometowns and 6 player character classes, each with their own abilities and randomly available upgrades.

NeuroVoider - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.

Overfall - 9.99$ (PC, Mac, Linux)


Explore the shifting seas of a strange realm. Fight challenging foes…or befriend them. Recruit lost souls and learn their histories. Take part in stories of the absurd and the tragic, the magical and the mundane - intimate, epic, and never the same twice in this fantastic strategy roleplaying game!

Paws: A Shelter 2 Game - $14.99 (PC, Mac)


Paws is a tale of two halves and sees you traverse the dark and dank surroundings of an enchanted land as you try to fend off dangers, whilst overcoming the daunting sprawling landscape you encounter as you try to make your way home.

Quaestum Facere - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


You play as a mercenary looking to earn enough money to retire. Take on jobs, gain money, use said money to buy better gear and eventually save enough to retire. Just try not to die.

Samorost 3 - $19.99 (PC, Mac)


Samorost 3 is an exploration adventure and puzzle game from the award-winning creators of Machinarium and Botanicula. Travel across space to nine unique worlds teeming with colorful challenges, creatures and surprises to discover, brought to life with beautiful artwork, sound and music.

Sheltered - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Sheltered is a deep and emotional survival management game. You take on the role of protecting four family members who, after a global apocalypse, have found their way to a deserted shelter.

Small World - Free (PC, Mac)


Survive passing days and night to charge your solar-powered teleporter and escape an alien world

Supertruck - Free (PC)

Switch Hook - Free (PC)


In the game, you control a hero equipped with a switch hook. This fancy device lets you switch places with monsters dealing them some damage on the way.

Switchcars - $8.99 (PC, Linux)


Switchcars is a vehicular roguelike arcade set in a broken spacetime. Escape alien beasts over procedural environments, using more than 1,000 vehicles. You'll crash or run out of fuel, but that's okay - you'll switch to another vehicle. All you need to do is reach the year 2055. In theory!

Telepaint - $2.99 (iOS)


A unique touchscreen puzzle game in which the player activates portals in order to carry walking buckets of paint through numerous, increasingly-complex levels. Simple, accessible gameplay gradually paves the way for mind-bending complexity via a frequent introduction of varied and surprising new mechanics, all accompanied by quirky, fresh music and rhythmic sound effects that sync up to your every action.

The Culling - $14.99 (PC)


In a remote island paradise, 16 contestants have 20 minutes to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, build traps, hunt and kill each other. There has never been a battle royale game this focused, brutal, and adrenaline-filled! Only one will be crowned the winner, do you have the guts to survive?

The Inner Sea - $11.99 (PC, Mac)


The Inner Sea is a sandbox like game with RPG elements set in the XVII century in a mysterious archipelago. You’ll build up your fleet from a single ship, hire crew, engage in naval battles, embark on missions and trade your heart's content away!

The Next World - $12.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Welcome to The Next World - a strategic visual novel telling the story of a crashed colony ship and its ragged group of survivors, trying to make a new life on the wrong planet. Craft plans, make decisions, and manage your colony's limited resources in a desperate fight to stay alive.

The Solus Project (Early Acccess/ Xbox Preview) - 14.99€ (PC, Xbox One)


The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball - 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year...

The Trapped Heart - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


The Trapped Heart is a hex-based roguelike where enemies have directional shields. You need to arrange attacks from the right directions to kill them.

Tides of War - Free demo (PC)


Tides of War: Letters of Marque is Heart-pounding naval combat with wooden ships and Iron men! Take command of your ship and crew to set sail into battle with iconic ships from the golden age of sail. Balance your offence and defense to outlast, dismast, sink, board, and plunder your enemies. Challenge your friends in thrilling smoke filled multiplayer battles or sail solo in missions to challenge your command skills. Become a Pirate Lord in the Brethren of the Coast or hunt down your nations enemies as the Captain of a Ship of the Line.

Ultimate Chicken Horse - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.

Way of the Red - Free demo (PC)


Way of the Red is a 2d action platformer with a focus on fun combat. Splatter blood across the land through four massive zones, each with their own unique environments, characters, and secrets. Use satisfying and versatile sword techniques to shred enemies to pieces. Mutate your character with the mysterious red seeds, and learn new abilities from hidden characters.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem - $19.99 (PC)


An isometric open world action-RPG. Shape shift into a highly customized character! Crush your foes, get loots, build your house and dungeon to challenge other players!


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Mar 25, 2006
| 7. Upcoming Indies! (Not yet released) |

Aethyr - 2016 (PC)


Aethyr is an action adventure role-playing game in a mystical post-apocalyptic world. Fight monsters, explore dark dungeons, and battle epic bosses.

Air Missions: HIND - ¥ 1,344 (PC)


Take to the skies in the fearsome Mi-24 Hind, the iconic Soviet gunship colloquially nicknamed 'The Flying Tank'.

Among Thorns - PWYW (PC)


In a world suffering with a technological plague, Cora Bry is recruited for a shady job. A short point and click adventure game

Boru mo - 2016


Boru mo is a two- to four-player local, competitive platformer with a unique and vibrant art style and simple mechanics. Jump, dodge and bounce your way to victory. Each world presents a different gameplay twist as you try to squash your opponents into the ground. Don't forget to pick up some item buddies to help you along the way. Bring some friends, visit some weird planets and party on in the colorful world of Boru mo.

Bramblelash - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


The spritely multiplayer co-op with tactical team-and-swap strategy.Connect, co-operate or betray to win.

Caveblazers - March 29th (PC, Mac, Linux)


Caveblazers is a pseudo-multiplayer platformer roguelike set in a fantasy world.Each game is unique with procedurally generated levels to explore, and a massive amount of items, weapons and equipment. The game takes place in a recently discovered cave, said to hold "unimaginable power". As you delve deeper in to the cave, you'll discover new areas to explore, new weapons and new monsters to try them out on.

Chronicle of Ruin - 2017 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Chronicle of Ruin is a real-time tactical JRPG that blends real-time army command, the strategic depth of TRPGs, and classic JRPG elements

Direlands - ????

Don't Crawl - PC


Don't Crawl is a multiplayer NES'ish platformer.One player controls the hero and tries to beat one of the many hardcore levels inspired by retro classics. The others take control of the monsters in attempts to kill the hero and take their place.

Dyo - April


Play as two minotaurs. Connect your screens to help each other out and escape the maze.

Echoes - 2017 (PC)


Echoes is a third-person puzzle-platformer in which the world has been flooded and the surface is akin to a boundless mirror. The player journeys through aery heights and watery depths, controlling a mysterious black figure capable of walking on water as well as upside down under water.Progression requires climbing towers to dive deeper and befriending glowing fish to light the way, while hiding from monstrous sea creatures.

Eldritch Hunter - ????


A action platforming shooter.An inquisitor enlisted by the Pope purges a foreign religion/lovecraftian cult and it's monsters from a city.

Flat Heroes - 2016


Fast-paced local multiplayer game with special care put into the game-feel and polishing!

Glitch Hit - ????


Glitch Hit is a platformer with main mechanic being ability to punch trough glitches and all kinds of different stuff.

Hobo RPG - PC


Hobo: Tough Life is a city survival RPG. The game is situated into an attractive city environment. It is supposed to be tough. You will have to deal with hunger, hostile environment, human unconcern and with forthcoming winter.

Inner Chains - 2016 (PC)


An FPS horror game set in a surreal, dark and deadly biomechanical world which resembles nothing you have ever encountered.

Intergalactic Road Warriors - PS4, PC


If you win this tournament, you'll be set for life. Maybe that's why it attracts so many racers from all over the galaxy. You'll start with your shitty car and unlock better parts, guns, car paints, decorations by winning races and eviscerating opponents on the battlefield race track.

Jarvis - PC


Jarvis is a colorful action-packed Metroidvania game set in a far away land where an evil force has awakened. Amidst the chaos an unlikely hero is summoned forth.In order to save the lands from the evil that plagues it, you must venture through haunted forests, dark caves, ancient ruins, demonic castles and defeat the dark entities that stands in your way.

Junk ET - PC, IOS, Android


Junk E.T. is an action-adventure game in which you travel throughout the galaxy as employee of Junk E.T., an interstellar rubbish removal company.Your primary object in the game is to complete missions for agents on planets throughout the galaxy. On each planet, you will collect trash, which, using Junk E.T.'s patented, hand-held Garbotransmutator device, you will convert into fuel to further explore the galaxy.

Jupiter Hell


A modern, yet classic sci-fi roguelike, spiritual successor to Doom, the Roguelike.An epic battle of a lone marine against the forces of hell, taking place on the moons of Jupiter.

Klaus - PC, Mac, Linux, PS4


Klaus is lost and alone. Who, where, why: he knows nothing. Only you can help him find the truth. Join Klaus and K1—a friendly brute—as you navigate this precision based puzzle platformer through a geometric kaleidoscope of pop art, high-contrast worlds. Klaus is a precision-based puzzle platformer with a self-aware narrative and unique PS4 touchpad-based controls. Klaus's tight & challenging platforming takes inspiration from hyper-precise classics such as Super Meat Boy & Megaman and combines them with a tense and emotionally engaging narrative akin to those of Limbo and Thomas Was Alone.

Lethe - 2016 (PC, Mac)


'Lethe' is a first-person horror game featuring physics-based psychokinetic gameplay as the only means of survival, Crushed under the debts of his recently deceased step-father, Robert Dawn, a passionate journalist with an unremarkable career stumbles upon an early 20th century article with great potential. The article describes a pharmaceutical facility incident on an isolated island that nobody seemed to care about. After a thorough amount of research without any actual ties and facts he finds himself on his way to the island...

Linelight - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


Linelight is a refreshingly inventive, minimalist puzzle-adventure experience.

Lost Sea - 2016 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


Lost Sea is a 3D action game that takes place inside a procedurally generated archipelago. It's up to you to form a ragtag crew of survivors and explore the surrounding islands to hunt for the resources you'll need to upgrade your ship and make your escape.

Mimic Arena - 2016 (Xbox One)


Mimic Arena is a local-multiplayer platform shooter with a twist. Up to four players are pitted against one another in a high energy, hectic battlefield that will test even the most seasoned gamers’ reflexes. Thankfully you will have some backup: your past self! Everything the player does, wherever they go, every shot fired; is recorded and then played back again as a Mimic. When your character is destroyed, these clones automatically spawn to fight alongside you.

Mira - PC


"Mira" is an adventure game inspired by Slavonic myths. It emphasizes primarily the exploration of the presented world and the story of the title heroine, a nanny in an orphanage existing after World War II. The player, by moving along hand-painted boards and, owing to his interaction with that world, will become acquainted with new parts of the story. But not only: by his own decisions he will impact its end.

Mr Donovan - Late 2016 (PC)


This action and exploration game calls upon the player to use science to utilize abilities, quick thinking to mine for resources, and strategy to solve fast paced puzzles, all while battling exotic creatures.

Mystic Melee - Spring 2016 (PC, Mac)


Mystic Melee is a platforming combat game where teams of Warwizards battle to control powerful artifacts and arcane knowledge. Battle online or take on single player and co-op challenges.

Niten - PC


In search of the past and the present find yourself lost on a remote island off the coast of Japan. Uncover the mystery where ancient Japanese culture meets breathtaking scenery, blossoming cherry trees and a sky that tells a story in its self. Watch the weather turn and see the sun go down, feel the chill of the morning mist and let the glowing fireflies guide you as you search to uncover the truth of the island.

Nome - ????


NOME is a 2D survival rogue-like-like adventure game where you play as Nome, a curious space faring salvager who journeys to distant planets to discover new elements, treasures and sometimes more than you bargain for. Awoken by a mysterious voice echoing in his mind, Nome is compelled to gear up and search for the voices origin

Pirate Rogue - PC


Become a Captain of your own ship and sail in procedurally generated world pursuing fame/wealth/adventure/other goals. Heavy emphasis on immersion and role-playing

Pixel Ripped - 2016 (Oculus, Vive)


Follow the life of computer gaming addict Nicola as she battles through the ages to play her favourite game (that's right, a game withing a game), called Pixel Ripped. Nicola incarnates Dot, our heroine, in a very special quest: The Pixel Ripped is a magical stone that contains the soul of Dot's world, Adventureland, which has been stolen by the Cyblin Master. The evil Master is using its powers to open a portal between real world and games from different generations in order to bring Robots from different worlds to control the population. Be ready to "think 4th dimensionally" if you want to beat Pixel Ripped!

Racers:Dirt - PC, PS4


An intense top down rally-cross gameControl the car through the dirt road to win the race. Show your drift, use nitro, and make takedown! 4 race modes through the circuits with various themes, voluminous career mode, plus multi play and 2p play are ready.

Star Surveyor - 2017 (PC, Mac)


Star Surveyor is a game about exploration: exploring a planet, exploring its ecosystem, and, sometimes, exploring yourself. It's a bit like a Metroid game, but with less violence and more look-at-that-frog-ain't-he-cute. You can explore wherever you want, but certain areas are inaccessible without the proper tools. But don't worry--no matter what tools you have, there's always plenty to see and do.

Stonebond - ????

Tear Through - PC, Mac, Linux


A co-op tactical shooter, inspired by Sierra's SWAT 4Utilise an array of gadgets and equipment to infiltrate each level. From picking locks and smashing windows, to peering under doors and destroying entire walls. Be quiet. Watch your footsteps. Watch your entries. Watch your enemy's field of view. Sneak around the level without raising the alarm, or go in guns blazing.

The First Tree - 2017


A third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a young couple dealing with a death in theirs. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps results in the understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the young couple’s life as they too become intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.

The Long Journey Home - PC, PS4, Xbox One


It was only supposed to be a short trip. But when your jump drive malfunctions, you and a mismatched crew of specialists along for the ride find yourselves trapped and alone on the wrong side of the galaxy. The only way back is through.Forge alliances with strange alien races. Explore distant worlds for the secrets and technologies they hide. Harness your crew’s skills, from archaeology to diplomacy. Make deals and moral decisions that change the universe. Do whatever it takes to survive.

The Revenant - PC, Android


You suddenly awken in a hollowed out cylinder, confused, scared and alone in some form of lab. Worse still, you realise you have no idea who you are. The world around you is dark but you have no choice but to push on and explore your surroundings.

UnDungeon - ????


UnDungeon introduces a unique mix of action, roguelike, and old school RPG under a pixel skin.

Unnamed game - ????


A nautical adventure. Trading, fishing, ports, and harsh seas

Void Raiders - March 18 (PC)


Void Raiders is sci-fi top down shooter focused on character progression and shooting both humans & aliens that stands in your way to become most feared raider on Neptune planet. Blast your way through many exotic locations, collect mysterious artifacts, powefull relics and shards of power to upgrade your characters, their equipment and even Lone Invader tavern whitch serves as a base of your marauding operations.

Voidrunner - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux, consoles)


Voidrunner is an intense multiplayer flight game which introduces FPS (First Person Shooter) controls to flight genre in exotic, epic landscapes.


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Mar 25, 2006

Reposting from the old thread:
Still cant believe how deep the game had its hooks in me. The combination of deck building, RPGing, roguelike events, and simple but responsive (to controls and story decisions) combat was so, so, so good.

Seriously, people need to try Hands of Fate.


Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
Mar 25, 2006
Info is now all filled in. If anything is missing, wrong, Toma bot failed, please let me know here in the thread and I'll fix it probably tomorrow.


Dec 16, 2008
Huntingdon, Quebec
Reposting from the old thread:
Still cant believe how deep the game had its hooks in me. The combination of deck building, RPGing, roguelike events, and simple but responsive (to controls and story decisions) combat was so, so, so good.

Seriously, people need to try Hands of Fate.
That difficulty spike at the end though. Lordy.
Enter The Gungeon - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)


Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Select a hero and battle your way to the bot­tom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth. Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge.

FREEDOM: Diegesis - Free (PC)


FREEDOM: Diegesis is a free 2D side-scroller with puzzle, adventure, and horror elements. It weaves a mysterious "show, don't tell" story through-out its gameplay mechanics.

Until I Have You - $13.99 (PC, Linux)


Until I Have You, is a story-driven, fast-paced, retro-aesthetic platformer, engulfed in a Cyberpunk setting.
Driving you to the edge of your seat as you run n' gun through enemies, the game recounts a thrilling story of regret, love and corruption, in a city that’s gone haywire and just doesn't give a damn.

I Like Walking Very Much - Free (PC, Mac)


I Like Walking Very Much is a textless 2D walking-simulator. Play as a strange spider who loves walking very much.

Science Kombat - Free (Browser)


The idea of the game is to make a link between the "powers" of each character and his or her discoveries and inventions.
There are 8 playable scientists plus one final boss. Each character has 6 basic attacks and 2 special attacks.


Jan 31, 2012
What was the name of that lo-fi space game? I don't see it in the upcoming list unless I missed it


May 5, 2006
Umm, where is Salt and Sanctuary? Game is fantastic and is newer than other games on the recently released list.


Mar 24, 2009
So Dead Star is getting some pretty good impressions:

So anyone else playing this?

I'm really enjoying the dog fighting and the way the different ship classes play together. Outmaneuvering another players frigate in a scout ship is really exiting because you know that at any moment a single weapons burst can kill you.

The Razor ship that has the blink move and the damage aura is my favorite ship right now. Jukeing enemies out with the blink is awesome.

The MOBAish structure was kind of surprising to me. I'm not sure if I'll enjoy playing it with randoms for the long run. I do like that you can still significantly help your team out if you just try and avoid combat and mine ore.

Played about 4 hours last night when I really didn't expect to. I was also pleasantly surprised by the depth of this game. The dog fighting is really fun but also not so punishing that you cannot escape when truly outclassed. With the mining mechanic, much like Splatoon, you can still be useful to your team while trying to learn the complexities of the game.

I'm bummed to see less discussion about this game, but I guess I understand it. Other then the character art, the game looks and sounds pretty generic, especially since there are so many twin stick shooters and MOBA's on the market.

I know people like to dog on PS+ but this game is genuinely one I would have never tried and enjoyed without it. I rank this up there with Grow Home and Helldivers as games I ended up truly loving as a result of the curation.

It's surprisingly a lot of fun. Not really my type of game long term I don't think, but it's a lot more entertaining than I would have expected. Honestly didn't know anything about it and almost uninstalled it finding that it was multiplayer only, but I'm very glad I gave it a shot.

It's definitely a much more valuable free multiplayer experience than Hardware was IMO.

I played for about 2 hours last nite, and I am pleasantly surprised and impressed by Dead Star. I love the top down shooter and MOBA aspect of it, as well as the upgrading system of the ships. I hope this can catch some fire like Rocket League.


Jun 7, 2004
The Consortium devs are great and they've already proven that they can work miracles with limited funding. Backing the project seems like a good idea if you're into immersive sims AKA The Best Genre.


Neo Member
Dec 30, 2015
Puerto Rico
Atriage (PC) - $9.99

Trailer | Steam Store

A turn-based strategy game inspired by Sci-fi space naval battles in 80s Anime where you command a fleet of ten warships against a rival commander. Master four different ship classes, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and roles in combat in an all-out battle for supremacy.

Any questions on the game, let me know. :)
Axes and Acres - $9.99 (PC, Mac)


Axes and Acres is a deep and engaging single-player strategy game designed to create exciting decisions every turn. Axes and Acres includes elements of deck-building which allow you to strategically manage your peasants to farm, build, and survive. The rules are easy to learn, but every turn can be played out in many different ways, leading to complex and interesting choices.

Trench Run - $7.99 (PC, Mac)


Make friends, then blow them to bits! Trench Run is a mayhem-filled, laugh a minute casual multiplayer action game brought to you by the makers of King Arthur’s Gold and Soldat.

Lieve Oma - $3.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


My grandmother is probably the most important person ever to me, as she provided me with the stability and care a child needs growing up. We all have or have had people helping us become a responsible and caring person, and this short narrative game is an ode to these people.

Earth Atlantis - 2016 (PC, iOS, Android)


An open world side-scrolling shooter, Your mission is to search and hunt down more than 20 large-scale enemies and collect 30+ lost artifacts. You can also upgrade and unlock new ships with special weapons and abilities.


Trucker Sexologist
Jul 4, 2004
Party Sabateors- April 8th (PC)


Party Saboteurs is a competitive splitscreen espionage party game. Each player controls a spy who is trying to blend in an exclusive cocktail party to complete their missions. By your side there are up to three other players trying to do the same thing. The catch? At the same time you are all controlling snipers trying to identify and eliminate each other’s spies.

Think SpyParty but with a focus on local multiplayer. It's coming on Early Access tomorrow. You can ask to join the beta here: https://www.facebook.com/tgfie/posts/1020390344692976
The Church in the Darkness - PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One


The Church in the Darkness combines unique narrative with tight top-down action-infiltration gameplay in an open-ended environment. As Vic, an ex-law enforcement officer, you travel to South America to get into Freedom Town and check on your nephew, Alex. Play how you want - you can avoid detection completely, take on the guards using non-lethal methods, or kill anyone who gets in your way. But you'll have to live with the consequences of those choices.

Keeper & The Soldier - PC


A 2.5D stealth puzzle platformer about a young girl who stumbles across something beautiful in a world ravaged by neverending war. Keeper and the Soldier has elements of role playing and point-n-click adventure games with an emphasis on narrative, atmosphere and stealth.

Skid Storm - ????


An outrageous racing game full of high octane arcade action.

Shrouded in Sanity - PC, Mac, Linux


A survival-horror game inspired by Resident Evil 1, Dark Souls, and Eternal Darkness.
Set in the alternative historical setting of 1897 Angelic Empire of Britannia, your contract will order you to eliminate the source of the unnatural fog enveloping the Berelai Manor.

Moribund - PC


Moribund is a local multiplayer brawler game for 2-4 players. It’s all about murder and chaos in a post-apocalyptic world. Several years ago a mutated aggressive fungus strain nearly drove all life to an end. Now the remaining survivors weaponized this fungus and use it in order to capture and exterminate their enemies.

Germ - Free (PC)


Eat your way to victory in this beat-boxing bumpy wiggly action game! Munch through all 5 different worlds! Thrive within this microscopic land!

Thrunt - £2.00 (PC)


Thrunt! is a super-tricky against the clock racing game with Thrust-like controls. Can you guide your fragile craft through twelve increasingly ridiculous levels? No. Probably not.

Previously Mentioned



In The Shadows



The Solus Project

Dying Ember

Unknown Sequence


Mar 24, 2009
So I just got back from EGX Rezzed - managed to see and play a few cool things...

Tokyo 42 - Massive surprise. It's gorgeous, runs flawlessly and is a LOAD of fun to play. VERY excited for the release.

House of Many Doors - This is the game that's being incubated by Failbetter. It's like Sunless Sea; top down exploration, narrative heavy - but has a much more detailed combat system akin to FTL. My biggest gripe, though, is it's room based rather than one big map. One to keep an eye on.

Gang Beasts VR - This has single handedly justified the existence of the Rift. I had never seen one before, let alone used one - but in Gang Beasts the Rift is the camera. So if you lean left, lean forward etc you can zoom and rotate. Made a hilarious game even more fun.

Banner Saga 2 - Yep. It's beautiful, it's a sequel to Banner Saga, I'm going to buy it.

Dark Souls 3 - They had a challenge to see who could beat the first boss - anyone that did got a t shirt. I'm currently wearing that t shirt.

FROZEN. FUCKING. SYNAPSE. 2. - Ok so it's super early BUT, having said that, I'm in love. The soundtrack is amazing AGAIN, the look of it now is so crisp as well - this is going to be phenomenal. I didn't get to ask too many questions though because it was only on one unit and I didn't want to be a dick.

I saw a bunch of stuff too; played the new Devolver game for mobile (it's great and very funny), saw a load of cool stuff in The Leftfield Collection, Expedition: Vikings is looking good too.

A really great vibe at Rezzed each year - the lack of AAA games means it's a much smaller crowd and not quite as young either.


Mar 24, 2009
Back up, wait a second. Any more details on the mobile game?

It's called.... Reigns.

So it's an RPG but the mechanic is Tinder. So you're a King and you might, say, get asked to build a church for the people to worship in. You swipe left or right to make the decision and as you do so it tells you what effect that might have; extra faith points, lose a bit of money etc

There's 4 values across the top - Money, Faith, People and Military - and you have to prevent them hitting 0.

So some choices you make then come back later, or they have unknown values so it's not as easy to make a judgement call.

So I ran out of money and was exiled, then when you die you unlock a load of new stuff for your next king. It's like Rogue Legacy with a timeline of your past kings and what they've done.

Really fun, super fast, you're gonna like it.


Feb 11, 2008
Holy crap, the games listed here are amazing looking!

Indies are the new go-to standard, when you look at this trend. GREAT stuff.
It's called.... Reigns.

So it's an RPG but the mechanic is Tinder. So you're a King and you might, say, get asked to build a church for the people to worship in. You swipe left or right to make the decision and as you do so it tells you what effect that might have; extra faith points, lose a bit of money etc

There's 4 values across the top - Money, Faith, People and Military - and you have to prevent them hitting 0.

So some choices you make then come back later, or they have unknown values so it's not as easy to make a judgement call.

So I ran out of money and was exiled, then when you die you unlock a load of new stuff for your next king. It's like Rogue Legacy with a timeline of your past kings and what they've done.

Really fun, super fast, you're gonna like it.

Sounds cool. Thanks


Gold Member
Mar 21, 2013
Not long got back from EGX Rezzed 2016, thought I'd start a post for anyone who went there to keep it all in one place for the interesting stuff. Haven't included the general stuff like DSIII and Just Cause 3. Only listed the platform I played it on.

TTR // PS4
Personal highlight for me was coming across TTR (releases PS4 next month). Honestly hadn't heard anything of this game before going the convention so it was a real nice surprise. Had a nice space in the venue and the devs were really nice guys. Speaking of the devs a few of them were from studio Liverpool and had a hand in Wipeout and also micro machines. So, TTR is basically an acronym for Tabletop racing. Learned it originally started out life as a mobile game (I've not played any version of these so can't give any sort of comment on it).

The game was surprisingly challenging and reminded me a little nostalgically of micro machines on the Genesis (obviously in 3D though). There are a few different modes like elimination or grand prix. Got to see a few of the weapons in action like the ice blast, rockets and boost. It also has that challenge factor that was apparent in the early micro machines games, where you'd skim blocks to shave milliseconds off your time. I've compared it a couple of times to micro machines but I don't want that to diminish the good work on this title alone. The course has obstacles on it that are free moving, so the track changes dynamically. Probably not a massive scale but for example a pool ball might roll across the track on your second lap because it was knocked earlier by someone else. Have a feeling this will be a really good arcade-type title that fills that 'karting' gap.

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdHj9H6VbP4

Everspace // Xbox One
Probably one of the most beautiful games at Rezzed in my opinion. Really disappointed this won't be on the PS4 before some exclusivity deal but it looks immense and I'd be encouraging everyone who owns an Xbox One to check it out. Was literally blown away by how good it looked. Didn;t really get to see any storytelling in the demo. Got to visit a few systems, get some resources and engage in a couple of battles. Probably my second favourite game there.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mpm_47k6Q

Goetia // PC
This was in the Square Enix section. Speaking to the devs they were going for a gothic point and click adventure. The game looks beautiful. From the little time I had with it, it appears your the spirit (white orb) of someone who used to live in the mansion with their family some years prior. So you guide yourself round the house piecing together the story and keeping a journal of your findings to solve the various puzzles. A couple example puzzles early on was to possess some powder which brought out ink on blank parchment, leading you to a clue to find the birth year of the 'eldest family member' which wasn't as obvious as was first presented. Runes scattered amongst the mansion provide an obstacle for areas you can transition to, so you might have to find creative ways into other rooms. Was fun to play, would have liked to have the time to do a full playthrough but was aware people were waiting for a go.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbSigKerek

Coffin Dodgers // Xbox One
Yeah, I have a kart gap in my life :) Unfortunately I don't have an Xbox One but tried this out anyway. Again, huge fun especially timing the melee hits right. The way the folks fall off their scooters ensure proper hilarious moments. We only played the two player battle split screen, but it was really fun in a zany old skool type of way.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sImyK7hflok

The Black Death // PC
Still in alpha, though the devs were very enthusiastic about it. Really nice bunch of guys. Obviously things look a little janky in sections but the ideas for this game sound excellent. It was unclear whether it will be an MMO or sandboxed to smaller instances at the moment. What was interesting was the mo-cap was done with two Kinects on a PC and some software. Obviously set during the plague and what's interesting is the devs are really trying to push the idea of a non combat based experience. It's basically about survival so if you want to be a peasant you can farm the land and sell your produce to other players (e.g merchants who can then make other items and craft something else from that). It is a perma-death game but you get to keep your skill trees and proficiencies for the next character so it's kind of balanced. Whereas Militia will focus more on hunting. While it doesn't lock out skills or progress routes (e.g. a Militia can still farm), the intention is to 'gimp' the efficiency between classes to keep that choice relevant.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0d1VaJiI_s

Tokyo 42 // PC
Another nice little surprise. I went to the Rezzed session for this and was amazed to learn it was a Unity game being made by two guys. There's a lot going on under the hood of this game and it is real fun. It has the option of stealth and also the guns blazing approach. Was interesting listening to the devs as they spoke about the younger audience who had been playing it. Basically they settled on one uniform approach - kill everything. I just thought was a good indication of how difficult and risky it must be to try something a bit different or new in the gamespace.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_K8xkFx70

Postal:Redux // PC
Had a go of this just because of the nostalgia factor of Postal 2. So it's been completely re-imagined in UE4. It's now a formulaic twin stick shooter but it actually works surprising well. I think the art design and scale works really well with the format and obviously the violence. Only managed to see a small selection of the weaponry and level advancement was done by killing 90% of enemies on the level. Only got to play the first three levels and they were quite easy honestly but I take it that's because it's early on and it's an expo.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2rxVhKKA9A

Super Hot // Xbox One
Very interesting change up on the FPS formula. Basically time only moves when you move. Can see this being a highly replayable game as you try to perfect each section in the most creative and efficient way. The prototype link probably does more to explain than clumsy words

Prototype Link: https://superhotgame.com/play-prototype/ (Runs in browser using Unity player)
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wwb7CAeVSs

One Foul Note

Jun 23, 2012
That stuff from Rezzed sounds like it is coming out pretty top. The thought of being able to turn Gang Beats from a 2D screen to a 3D diarama hosting violent jellybaby men is a mega appealing one. And Tokyo is looking pretty cool too.
Super Hot // Xbox One
Very interesting change up on the FPS formula. Basically time only moves when you move. Can see this being a highly replayable game as you try to perfect each section in the most creative and efficient way. The prototype link probably does more to explain than clumsy words

Prototype Link: https://superhotgame.com/play-prototype/ (Runs in browser using Unity player)
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wwb7CAeVSs
SuperHOT's already out on PC and it's awesome. Put 26 hours into the game


Mar 24, 2009
Did anyone at Rezzed try Sigma Theory or Antioch by any chance?

There were a few people playing Sigma Theory in one of the smaller rooms - I didn't get chance for a hands on but the devs are SUPER chatty, lovely folk and the game looks pretty cool