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Indie Games 2016 [December] Indie GOTY Voting time

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Come vote for your favorite indie games in the Indie GOTY thread:
The Best Indie Games of 2016 - Voting thread


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GAF Indie Steam Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie
IndieGAF Steam Curator Group (Game suggestions curated by me):
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/4626771

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):

IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2013: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=766928
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.

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Post 1:
1. Header Information
2. Overview
3. Introductory Blurb
4. Indie Media Corner

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5. Remarkable Indie Release Dates coming up this month!

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6. Recently released Indies!

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7. Upcoming Indies to look forward to!

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

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Hey! I assume you are new in this thread series and want to see what we were up to? Or you didnt have enough time to play through all of the games from the last month but still want to catch up with the best ones? Then this list is for YOU! These were the games we enjoyed the most in the previous thread, voted on by the community (More thorough descriptions and impressions in the previous thread, especially the last few pages with the voting):

1. Thumper - $19.99 (PC, PS4)

http://thumpergame.com/

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.
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2. Shenzhen I/O - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.zachtronics.com/shenzhen-io/

Build circuits using a variety of components from different manufacturers, like microcontrollers, memory, logic gates, and LCD screens. Write code in a compact and powerful assembly language where every instruction can be conditionally executed.
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2. Thoth - $9.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/510620/

THOTH is a challenging twin-stick shooter you can conquer alone or cooperatively with a friend. Each stage is handcrafted to test coordination and puzzle-solving skills. Colorful minimalist graphics combine with an intense unnerving soundtrack, making for an exciting mix of art and arcade.
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3. Owlboy - $24.99 (PC)

http://www.owlboygame.com/

Owlboy is a 'hi-bit' adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.
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3. Orwell - $9.99, Free demo (PC)

http://orwellgame.com/

Big Brother has arrived - and it’s you. Investigate the lives of citizens to find those responsible for a series of terror attacks. Information from the internet, personal communications and private files are all accessible to you. But, be warned, the information you supply will have consequences.
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3. House of the Dying Sun - $19.99 (PC)

http://dyingsungame.com/

House of the Dying Sun is a tactical space shooter that puts you in the cockpit of the universe's most terrifying starfighter. Hunt the enemies of the Empire and bring ruin to their people.
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3. GoNNER - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.gonnergame.com/

GoNNER is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.
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I noticed there are a few noteworthy, and relatively unknown, projects that deserve a shoutout here because I feel that they share a common interest with the people in this thread. I talked to the guy from Pixabyte and MetaVendetta and both are very enthusiastic about the things they love and figured you might appreciate the shoutout as well. If you enjoy anything here or want to give feedback, let these guys know via their websites or also here in this thread. If you appreciate something, let people know. A heads up can sometimes very valuable.


This is a monthly podcast series that presents notable Indie Game soundtracks. A likeable host and guests, a fantastic track selection, interesting discussions and a focus for Indies will make this one a mainstay in my monthly threads.

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

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.
 

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Beholder - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://beholder-game.com/

You’re a State-installed Landlord in a totalitarian State. You must spy on tenants, peep, eavesdrop and profile! You must report on anyone capable of plotting subversion against the State. You MUST! But WILL you?

Candle - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/420060/

Candle is an adventure with challenging puzzles. Play as Teku, a young novice on a dangerous journey to rescue his tribe's shaman from the evil tribe of the Wakcha. But the way is littered with sinister traps and difficult obstacles.

Cosmic Rochambo - Free (PC, Mac)

https://dean-sick.itch.io/cosmic-rochambo

Dash into your opponent. Score them in your goal.

Cursed Castilla - (Maldita Castilla EX)[/B] - 11'99$ (Xbox One[/B] - PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/534290/

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.

Don't Open The Doors - $9.99 (PC)

http://doors-game.com/en/

Claymation action adventure in an odd world of talking pumpkins, blue trees and stuff like that.

Even the Ocean - $14.99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.eventheocean.com/

Even the Ocean is a narrative action platformer about balancing the Light and Dark energies that hold the world together.

Exit 19 - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

https://jsqrs.itch.io/exit19

Dusk approaches as a car burns away its last drop of fuel.

Home Sweet Home - Free demo (PC)

http://www.homesweethomegame.com/

Home Sweet Home is a first-person horror adventure game based on Thai myths and beliefs. The core gameplay focuses on storytelling and stealth to avoid perilous spirits hunting you. Moreover, few puzzles are added into the game, making gameplay more various. While playing this game, you will be thrilled by a horror Thai atmosphere, unpredictable scary moments and challenging gameplay!

I Have Been There Twice - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

https://robocicero.itch.io/i-have-been-there-twice

I have been there twice. Twice isn't enough, to be honest, but past the first time I have only been there in fragments, dreams and daydreams, and something half-assembled. The sum of an infinite series is finite, if each successive term diminishes. 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + ... sums to two, no matter how many more times I see us walking through jioufen in the cool night, making our way back to the bus stop.

ICARUS.1 - $8.99 (PC)

http://www.icarus1.com/

Abandoned for decades, crew MIA, the ICARUS.1's job was to store mined minerals from the systems outlying planets and perform research duties. Orbiting the local sun to maintain it's solar energy and live up to its namesake, it provided a lucrative business for JME corp. After contact was lost no rescue attempt was ever made with the stricken station, instead the project was mothballed along with its precious cargo - a cover up some may say.

Islands: Non-Places - $4.99 (PC, Mac, iOS)

http://carlburton.tumblr.com/islands

A surreal trip through the mundane. Reveal the hidden ecosystems of ten unusual environments. Unlock an atmospheric experience while exploring strange yet familiar scenes.

Media Is Dead, You Are Alive - Free (Win, Mac)

Niva - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.nivagame.com/

NIVA is a pacifistic exploration art game.The player slips into the role of a mighty forest god to restore the harmony in a mesmerizing forest and relieve it of a mysterious infestation. This shuddersome, mothlike infestation is drawn to the conflicts of the forest's inhabitants. Through observation and by using the abilities of nurturing and withering fascinating plants the player can solve said conflicts.

Panoptique - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

https://emptyfortress.itch.io/panoptique

A (very bad) interactive experience.

Planet Coaster - $44.99 (PC)

https://www.planetcoaster.com/en

Planet Coaster® - the future of coaster park simulation games has arrived! Surprise, delight and thrill incredible crowds as you build your coaster park empire - let your imagination run wild, and share your success with the world.

Quern - $24.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://querngame.com/

Discover the truth about Quern’s past, unfold the mysteries of its present, and be the explorer who shapes its future. Quern introduces reusable puzzle mechanics to the classic genre, making the player think about the game as a whole, and not just as a series of individual challenges.

Quur - Free (PC)

http://typhaine-uro.com/quur/

In a world sustained by a magical liquid, called the Color, you embody an ethereal being capable of manipulating it.Every action you take will have a direct impact on the forest of Quur and on the creatures who inhabit it.

RŌA - Free (PC, Mac)

https://arquoia.itch.io/roa

RŌA is a cryptic single-player first-person play on awareness and fugacity, where you descend into a restful dream-like state visually dealing with questions of life.

Resin - $4.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/525630/

An action-adventure game about an android made out of Resin who struggles to put an end to machine reign.

Rotting Crescendo - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

Sara Is Missing - Free (PC, Mac, Android)

https://monsoonlab.itch.io/sim

Experience first hand a found footage style mobile game. Sara is Missing (SIM) is all about the horrors of mobile technology and touches upon the voyeuristic pleasure that one gets from prying through another person's personal items.

Sethian - $4.99 (PC, Mac)

https://sethiangame.com/

Sethian is a sci-fi puzzle game in which you master a fictitious language. An archaeologist in the distant future, you venture to the far-flung planet of Sethian, investigating the mysterious disappearance of the people there centuries ago. An abandoned computer may have the answers you seek, but it only operates in the lost native language. Master their language, unravel their mysteries, and challenge their philosophy.

Stealthy Roguelike Thing - Free alpha (PC)

http://distractionware.com/blog/2016/12/seven-more-days-day-7/

A stealthy roguelike thing I'm working on at the minute

t- e ni hтm-are of·`a c ty - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

https://polclarissou.itch.io/the-nightmare-of-a-city-i-thought-i-knew

this is a simple moodpiece without progression or advanced interactions; a recreation or a nightmare to wander into."

The Dwarves - $39.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

A few heroes are facing hundreds of foes – are you even able to lead the coolest fantasy people to victory against the dark hordes? Explore a vast world, fight tactical real-time battles, and experience the fantastic story based on the bestseller "The Dwarves".

THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD - Free (Win, Mac, Linux)

https://lycaon.itch.io/blood

CW: SUICIDE, FLASHING LIGHTS, LOUD HIGH PITCHED NOISES

The Migration - Free (Win, Mac)

Touch Me2 - Free (Win, Mac)

Ultimate General: Civil War - $29.99 (PC)

http://www.ultimategeneral.com/ultimate-general-civil-war/

Ultimate General: Civil War is a tactical wargame, immersing players into the bloodiest period of U.S. history, the American Civil War 1861-1865.Fight in the American Civil War campaign and participate in 50+ battles, from small engagements to massive battles that can last several days over hundreds of square miles of terrain.

Warsim - Free alpha (PC, Mac)

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

A semi-randomly generated kingdom management game packed with things to do, from betting on arena fights to leading mercenaries after tribes of goblins. You can run your own fist fighting pit or capture lands from bandits and enemies,

Way of the Red - $7.99, Free demo (PC)

http://www.wayofthered.com/

Way of the Red is a 2d action platformer with fun combat, fluid movement, satisfying kills, and an engaging story. 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.

Wizards of Unica - Free alpha (PC)

https://wizardsduelgame.wordpress.com/

Wizards of Unica is an hi-fantasy turn-based tactical roleplaying game with roguelike elements and procedural level creation.
 

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Albratross - 2017

http://albatrossgame.com/

Albatross is a cerebral cinematic side-scroller about time travel, causation and death. Lots of death. You play the role of Stewart, a cowardly software developer who is unwittingly led into an underground research facility, Albatross, that is dedicated to the study of spacetime. Once inside you discover a device that allows you to travel between the present, 1984, and the distant future with the press of a button.

Altero - PC

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755675243

Altero is a brain teasing puzzle-platform game where you need to learn how and when to sacrifice yourself in order to overcome the obstacles. Dive deep into the heart of the Sorrow Forest and help Ady, a cursed voodoo doll, finding his redemption by rescuing the lost souls.

Chessaria - PC

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=800838491

Chessaria is a unique turn-based tactical game that combines the compelling story and fast paced nature of classic adventure video-games, building on the traditional strategic gameplay of Chess.

Dead Cells - 2017 (PC)

http://dead-cells.com/

Blending the meticulous level design of a metroidvania with the procedural generation and permadeath of a roguelike, Dead Cells pits your skill against a brooding castle filled with cunning enemies and cutthroat bosses. Advanced combat mechanics with multiple weapons and builds possible, bring more depth and challenge to the traditional action-platformer genre.

Empathy - 2017 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/291690

Empathy is an atmospheric and surrealistic adventure game where you explore a seemingly abandoned world through the emotions and memories of the people who once inhabited it, trying to restore world’s lost balance as you journey through its past.

Fresco - PC

http://frescogame.com/

Fresco is a mind-bending first person exploration / puzzle game, featuring a unique gameplay mechanic. Find your way out by creating a path in the world, via manipulating paintings and placing them on strategic locations.

Happy Trash Season - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=58572.0

The game revolves around the adventures of a scarecrow named August and a cloud named Pualani. The two of them take a trip through 4 gigantic levels full of secrets, opponents, riddles, collectable items and unique characters.

Idioctopus - PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

http://www.idioctopus.com/

Play Idioctopus and guide brainless lovestruck octopus couples safely to their romantic rendezvous in increasingly deadly date spots. Magical teleports, juicy switches, sticky gates, dastardly timers and more keep the gameplay fresh and exciting through 80 brain straining levels.

Metaphora - PC, Consoles

https://twitter.com/Metaphora_game

You play as LUX in this story-driven adventure, a small star that has fallen from the sky, seeking a route home where he belongs.During his journey, LUX will discover why stars are disappearing from the night skies while you will be confronted by an enemy, a disease called the “NEOVIRUS” that disrupts and corrupts the internal ecosystem of METAPHORA.

Mulaka - ????

http://www.lienzo.mx/mulaka/

A 3D adventure inspired by the Rarámuri culture. Be a Rarámuri sorcerer and battle Giants, soul-sucking rocks, and other magical enemies

Nemesis - PC

http://gamejolt.com/games/nemesis-into-deep-space/134030

A sci-fi game with RPG, strategy and space simulator elements.Explore a huge galaxy, full of secrets and mysteries inhabited by different races

Night Lights - PC, Mac, Linux

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=56733.0

Night Lights is puzzle platformer based on lights & shadows interaction. Key elements of the game are shadow objects, disappearing in the light, and lights, powered by different mechanisms

Nimoyd - ????

http://www.nimoyd.com/

A 2D open world RPG, randomly generated, with big guns, humans, aliens, and quests.

Old Man's Journey - PC

http://www.oldmansjourney.com/

Dive into a serene, hand crafted and sun-kissed world and be swept away on a journey of reconciliation. It won the Media Choice Award at IndieCade Europe.

Oniri Islands - iOS, Android

http://blog.oniri-game.com/tagged/en

Oniri Islands is a cooperative adventure game for two players. You play two children lost on a mysterious island, searching for their shadows with the help of animal masks that give them magical powers to survive. Mina and Tim, the heroes, are two smart toys connected to your tablet. Move them on the screen to explore the fabulous world of Oniri Islands.

Outsider - PC

https://twitter.com/OnceABirdGames

Repair a robot, then escape Earth and the universe

Passing Through - ????

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/5cjhyo/screenshot_saturday_302_solid_design/d9xbeqc/

Passing Through is a minimal metroidvania with a focus on exploration, sequence breaking, and surprise

Phoning Home - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.ionlands.com/

Phoning Home is an exploration survival game with a main character like no other. Join ION, a small but versatile little robot, on his biggest adventure yet. After crash-landing on an unknown planet his ship is almost completely destroyed.ION has to survive in this strange new world full of dangers, and if he’s ever going to escape he must find a way to signal his home planet for help. With only the ship’s A.I. for company, he embarks on the most important mission of his life.

Quern - Undying Thoughts[/B] - PC

http://store.steampowered.com/app/512790

Quern - Undying Thoughts is a first-person puzzle adventure game, inviting you on a journey to explore it and solve its challenges. Put your mind to the test with the increasingly complex puzzles, and unravel the mysteries of the island.

Scatteria - PC

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=43605.0

Scatteria is 2d platform shooter based on post apocalyptic earth.Main goal is to stay alive, scatter items/weapons/ammo, build cover and kill enemies

Sumocrats - ????

http://sumocrats.com/

Sumocrats is a multiplayer zero gravity sport game. Two teams compete in space arenas to score goals with a ball.

Tartarus - Early 2017 (PC, Mac)

http://www.tartarusthegame.com/

Tartarus is a First Person game with Action elements, set in terrifyingly dark sci-fi universe.

The Botanist - PC

http://thebotanist.jamogames.com/

The Botanist is an optimistic game about plants. Collect and curate a seed catalogue all your own, where every word in the world will grow a different plant. Take photographs, complete requests and build your reputation, to try to become a professional Botanist.

The Devil’s Eight - PC, Mac, Linux

http://secondstepstudios.com/#/games

The Devil's Eight is a fast paced, music driven boss fighting game where you must fight your way through the circles of hell. The Eight Overseers sealed away your powers, leaving you with only a shield to defend yourself. With your offensive options gone, you must master your opponent's movements, expose their weaknesses, and use your divine shield to reflect their strongest attacks back upon them.

Unknown Fate - 2017 (PC)

http://www.marslitgames.com/uf_page.html

Set off on an amazing journey through Unknown Fate. Passing seamlessly from the real world into a surreal universe you'll come across strange characters and unfamiliar artifacts.

Unnamed game - ????

https://twitter.com/StudioTenebres

An upcoming isometric adventure from the developers of Frost

Unnamed shooter prototype - ????

Volts & Bolts - PC, Mac

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=764804251

Volts & Bolts is a colorful, team-based multiplayer vehicular combat game with classes.

Wunderdoktor - ????

http://blog.ghostbutter.com/

Play as a quack doctor, curing magical diseases & chopping away at his patients with obscure tools.Something between the frenzy of WarioWare minigames, a road movie (riding a train) and a Tom Waits song

Yojimbrawl - ????

https://twitter.com/CodeOfTheVoid/status/801604472048754688

Pick up your sword and show your samurai skills against a friend! Attack him at the right moment to win each sword battle.

Zone of Lacryma - 2017 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/496540/

Zone of Lacryma is a story driven 2D shooter inspired by the classic shmups and with a couple of mechanics of its own. Multiple weapons with multiple charge levels make room for lots of different ways to play. A deep and rich story leads you through your missions, giving everything purpose.
 
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Gimme dat goodness!

I'm really excited for this one. Been itching for something fresh and original to play.

Also Afterbirth+ is out this month.
 

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Speaking of which: Do we want to do a GOTY thread again?
Last year it took quite a long time to finish it, and I was writing quite a few of the entries. Unfortunately, I havent played many of the Indie contenders from the second half of the year, so I might not be able to help out in that regard.

Do we still want to do it, even if it takes longer?
 

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Good work as usual Toma :D

As usual only possible with the help of the other Indie thread regulars. Thanks everyone and especially Baddy for the continuous efforts. <3

On a different note, anyone remember Independent by Design? They just shipped the books. Really looking forward to look into my copy!
 
Speaking of which: Do we want to do a GOTY thread again?
Last year it took quite a long time to finish it, and I was writing quite a few of the entries. Unfortunately, I havent played many of the Indie contenders from the second half of the year, so I might not be able to help out in that regard.

Do we still want to do it, even if it takes longer?
I wouldn't mind taking over or assisting more if you need more help with it. Or we could just keep the voting among the regulars in the thread here.
 

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So what's up with Star Mazerr? First Adult Swim was publishing it then Playism is and now we get this Star Mazerr DSP thing

does anyone know what's going on?
 

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I wouldn't mind taking over or assisting more if you need more help with it. Or we could just keep the voting among the regulars in the thread here.

The issue was less the voting and more the writing of the texts after the voting. If more people from here agree, I'd say we should still do it, but I wanted to ask what you guys think first. ;)
 

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Turns out despite not remembering this at all, I must have backed Songbringer at some point because humble have just sent me a key. Awesome.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z37vNEpb05Y
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1012593518800648/

I'm so jealous. The dual wielding and other VR gameplay additions look like gamechangers. It's the first game I've seen where I feel VR truly evolves and adds to the game in a meaningful way
I think you meant :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzG7Wc6mbwE

Look good thought I'm still unhappy about the VR version being a separate release and oculus exclusive at first. The trailer also doesn't show any locomotion, I hope it's still there and not teleport only.
 
Y'all better grab Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I was interested in it before, but RPS's incredibly positive review ("awakens a genre that has been in deep hibernation for more than a decade...a game I think I prefer to both Commandos 2 and Desperados") and the awesome demo sold me on it. The devs were struggling with exposure and reviews, so I hope it finds its audience. Everyone tried the demo in the other thread loved it

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - $39.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.shadow-tactics.com/

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.
 

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Y'all better grab Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I was interested in it before, but RPS's incredibly positive review ("awakens a genre that has been in deep hibernation for more than a decade...a game I think I prefer to both Commandos 2 and Desperados") and the awesome demo sold me on it. The devs were struggling with exposure and reviews, so I hope it finds its audience. Everyone who tried the demo in the other thread loved it

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - $39.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

A hardcore commandos friend of mine recently told me about it, so I guess they informed their "main audience" somehow, but yeah, curious if they can keep up a lengthy and varied campaign.
 

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Y'all better grab Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I was interested in it before, but RPS's incredibly positive review ("awakens a genre that has been in deep hibernation for more than a decade...a game I think I prefer to both Commandos 2 and Desperados") and the awesome demo sold me on it. The devs were struggling with exposure and reviews, so I hope it finds its audience. Everyone tried the demo in the other thread loved it

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - $39.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

Looks pretty cool.
 

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I hope its ridiculously tough and stressful, but I am sure they thought of useful difficulty modes. :D

Commandos-playing-middle-school me also would have hoped that, but soul-crushed-by-election-full-time-game-dev-with-2-kids-including-a-newborn me kinda just wants to chill
 

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Commandos-playing-middle-school me also would have hoped that, but soul-crushed-by-election-full-time-game-dev-with-2-kids-including-a-newborn me kinda just wants to chill

Totally understandable, I wasnt particularly set on the highest difficulties usually, but I recently played Pillars of Eternity on the highest difficulty and it was one of the most rewarding gaming experiences I had in the past few years. Really amazing when a game actually makes you think again.
 

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Totally understandable, I wasnt particularly set on the highest difficulties usually, but I recently played Pillars of Eternity on the highest difficulty and it was one of the most rewarding gaming experiences I had in the past few years. Really amazing when a game actually makes you think again.

I ruined that game for myself by picking the dumb bard-like class for my main character because I never learn D:
 

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Commandos-playing-middle-school me also would have hoped that, but soul-crushed-by-election-full-time-game-dev-with-2-kids-including-a-newborn me kinda just wants to chill

This is kind of how I feel now about any games steeped in post-apocalyptic dystopias, or games where you're playing a dictator. Reality is too dark and maybe that stuff is too close to home. Post-election I just have lost all interest in that kind of experience.
 

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This is kind of how I feel now about any games steeped in post-apocalyptic dystopias, or games where you're playing a dictator. Reality is too dark and maybe that stuff is too close to home. Post-election I just have lost all interest in that kind of experience.

Yeah, opening up Steam a few days after the election and seeing TYRANNY -- SOMETIMES EVIL WINS, it was like "whoa, Steam/Obsidian, too soon".

Shame, because it would be right up my alley if I could bring myself to play it
 

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No mention of Astroneer? I think it comes out in Early Access this month.

Should be this month. It sounds like they might be waiting for Microsoft cert so they can release both versions together which sucks PC has to be held back if that's the case but that's business.

I'm curious how much there is in the EA release.
 

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Has anyone played Genital Jousting? Looks like a fun, inexpensive, party game.

Well, I bought it anyway. I saw it mentioned in last month's thread, but nothing about the gameplay.

I snagged it along with Overcooked, pumped to try these out Friday. Will report back.
 

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Well, I bought it anyway. I saw it mentioned in last month's thread, but nothing about the gameplay.

I snagged it along with Overcooked, pumped to try these out Friday. Will report back.

Just don't combine the concepts together, as that sounds dangerous
 
Crowdfunding in 2017 will be starting off with a bang with two amazing campaigns: the next game from the devs of Stasis, Beautiful Desolation (January 24th), and the next game from Failbetter, Sunless Skies (February 1st)

I haven't backed anything since June, so I'll really really looking forward to those