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Indie Games 2016 [December] Indie GOTY Voting time

ultrazilla

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Anyone know what's going on with A.N.N.E? http://annegame.com/





The official website doesn't look like it's been updated for awhile yet the developer(I think it's just one guy) is soliciting pre-orders to help fund development after a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign that managed to make him over $100,000.

Kickstarter link here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1445624543/anne

EDIT: His latest update appears to be from November 30, 2016 where he claims they're about 8 weeks away from alpha and he "hopes" to start beta access in April/May 2017. And reading through the updates it seems that he may have hired some extra help/team members.

According to the Kickstarter, the game was originally supposed to come out in 2013.

Seems to be a lot of red flags to me. Hope it turns out o.k. for those of you who backed it.
 
According to the Kickstarter, the game was originally supposed to come out in 2013.

Seems to be a lot of red flags to me. Hope it turns out o.k. for those of you who backed it.
The Kickstarter was in 2013. It was never coming out in 2014. Three, four years for a single person project is not odd by any means. Plus, the game was playable at TGS this year



Seems to be doing fine
 

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EDIT: His latest update appears to be from November 30, 2016 where he claims they're about 8 weeks away from alpha and he "hopes" to start beta access in April/May 2017. And reading through the updates it seems that he may have hired some extra help/team members.

According to the Kickstarter, the game was originally supposed to come out in 2013.

Seems to be a lot of red flags to me. Hope it turns out o.k. for those of you who backed it.

He's way overbudget but he has gotten some government funding (he's Canadian) and recently hired employees to help so my understanding is that financially the project is fine right now.
 

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Not really sure where to post this, but I figured the fine folks here may enjoy this particularly good itch.io game I ran across in one of Rami Ismail's tweets today. Only takes 5-10 minutes to play and I think is worth it. Found out afterwards it was made by Nicky Case who might be known to some people around here.

This is genius! Gonna make a thread for it.

It is true!

We become what we behold - Free (Browser)

https://ncase.itch.io/wbwwb

a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles
 

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We become what we behold - Free (Browser)

That didn't really work for me i'm afraid. I predicted the final message in like the first 10% of playtime and when the remaining 90% is just that message looped rather then it evolved, reinforced or subverted it just makes the final piece feel a little flat overall. Their is still a certain charm to it though, I really like the title.
 

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I cannot believe the release date (or at least the year) of Miegakure still has not been announced.
 

Toma

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Anyone here play regularly on PS4 (especially Rocket League or Overwatch)? Been getting into online multiplayer recently, and since I never really did online before, I don't have any GAFfers as friends on consoles.

I am playing regularly on PS4, but mostly not online games. Still nice to have people for rankings and such. Whats your psn handle?

I am currently kneedeep in Let it die btw, its a hardcore roguelite, so go take a look at it. ;p Fantastic game, if anyone wants some impressions, just let me know. :)
 
So any thoughts on an Indie GOTY thread? I wouldn't mind doing one, since I'm already doing the mobile one and can just copy and paste the thread format and all that. I don't think we have to do the crazy huge 50 game list of the others, Toma. Those were great, but let's be honest, that many pictures and so much text, I imagine not many read through all of it.

A more condensed ten favorites and then shorter blurbs and screenshots for like ten or twenty honorable mentions could work well IMO

I think GAF appreciates those lists. And either way, I already had an indie GOTY list and wouldnt want it to go to waste :p

After a lot of silence, forma.8 is on its way.



Announce Trailer from 2014
Nice, been anticipating this one for a while. Coming to iOS too
 

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So any thoughts on an Indie GOTY thread? I wouldn't mind doing one, since I'm already doing the mobile one and can just copy and paste the thread format and all that. I don't think we have to do the crazy huge 50 game list of the others, Toma. Those were great, but let's be honest, that many pictures and so much text, I imagine not many read through all of it.

A more condensed ten favorites and then shorter blurbs and screenshots for like ten or twenty honorable mentions could work well IMO

I think GAF appreciates those lists. And either way, I already had an indie GOTY list and wouldnt want it to go to waste :p


Nice, been anticipating this one for a while. Coming to iOS too

LONG TIME NO SPEAK.

Though what actually happened was I couldn't log onto GAF at work because I forgot my password so could never post. Then never checked GAF at home because I was such a sleepy idiot.

Yes - GOTY would go down well, but a shorter one this time. Last year I really struggled to order stuff, but also to think of enough games I'd put enough time into to qualify.
 

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I certainly would be glad to vote and assist in a goty thread. So many cool stuff out this year it would be interesting in seeing the results.
 

Moobabe

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I certainly would be glad to vote and assist in a goty thread. So many cool stuff out this year it would be interesting in seeing the results.

Especially if we could get more people voting as well. I'd be interested to see what indies have permeated into "mainstream" thinking thanks to exposure on PS4 etc
 
Empty - Free (PC, Mac, Linux, Android)

Noodles - Free (PC, Mac)

https://zerbamine.itch.io/noodles

Your friend Bouba is working over-time again, but it's not any job she enjoys doing. Who would, though. Making Word templates for clients who prefer low-cost office solutions over fresh and creative designs is not exactly the glamorous life one would imagine for a designer trying to make a living in Berlin.
 
Just learned that gaffer Lo_Fi, who you probably know from Four-Sided Fantasy or as the level designer of the Digipen game Perspective, joined the team working on Museum of Simulation Technology

Talk about a perfect fit. Perspective is still one of the most unique games to use perspective as a mechanic, so I'm so excited to see what he can do with Museum's puzzles
 
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Just learned that gaffer Lo_Fi, who you probably know from Four-Sided Fantasy or as the level designer of the Digipen game Perspective, joined the team working on Museum of Simulation Technology

Talk about a perfect fit. Perspective is still one of the most unique games to use perspective as a mechanic, so I'm so excited to see what he can do with Museum's puzzles

I remembered that game existed the other day. The only word out of that team was that Polygon 8 minute demo they posted early this year/late last. You would have thought based on how viral that thing got that they would have a dedicated PR guy keeping the hype, and public awareness, up.
 

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Birthdays, Hand of Fate 2, and Mount and Blade 2 if it makes it out next year are maybe my 3 most anticipated games of 2017 right now. Zelda and robot dinosaur PS4 game I never remember the dumb name of are probably next.
 

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Really surprised to see Hitman that high up, but good to hear it turned out well :)

To be honest, Hitman has been highly praised everywhere. I would not be surprised if it received the GOTY award by GAF.
 
Stage 3 - PC

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=58248.0

Stage 3 is a roguelike action RPG game inside a fantasy world.

Cubisaurus Rex - PC

http://www.dark-roast.com/

An animal kingdom adventure. Play as a variety of different animals with different abilities as you explore frozen tundras, rolling hills, deserts and more.

Northgard - 2017 (PC)

http://shirogames.com/

Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.

Sparklite - PC, Mac, Consoles

http://redbluegames.com/games/sparklite/

Adventure across the world as Ada, a genius engineer who uses novel gadgets and gizmos to solve puzzles and take down foes. Invent new gear using the spoils gained from your exploration and defeat the gremlins before they extract the last of the world's sparklite.

Rosegun - ????

http://ymmersive.com/index.php/rosegun/

Rosegun is a first-person shooter that is story-driven and with puzzle-solving challenges. The game puts the player in a retro-futuristic island-city filled with puzzles and a mystery to solve.

Project Soul - ????

https://twitter.com/noitems_studio

A 2D action adventure focus on exploration and combat with some magical spells

Xenomorph - PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One

http://www.nerdrage.co.uk/xenomorph/

A story driven action RPG / Horror with a top down retro style. Exciting and tense combat with advanced AI, use tactics to overcome your enemies. Sometimes all out gunfights aren’t the way, use stealth with dynamic light and shadow system to bypass obstacles and enemies

Roots of Insanity - PC, Mac

http://www.indiedb.com/games/roots-of-insanity

This game is about the doctor, Riley McClein who has to deal with his epileptic attacks and survive on an unfamiliar environment of August Valentine Hospital .

Imperatum - ????

https://imperatumgame.com/

An action RPG set in a rich Sci-fi universe

Previously Mentioned

Furious Angels

Standby

Expedition: Vikings

Children of Morta

Airheart
 
Yo, these sound awesome

Blackwood Crossing - 2017 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

http://www.blackwoodcrossing.com/

Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. An intriguing and emotive tale exploring the fragile relationship between orphaned siblings, Scarlett and Finn. When their paths cross with a mysterious figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.

The Sexy Brutale - 2017 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

http://www.tequilaworks.com/en/projects/the-sexy-brutale/

Set during a single, endlessly-looping day within “The Sexy Brutale” – a stately English mansion converted into a bizarre casino and named by the enigmatic Marquis – players take on the role of elderly priest Lafcadio Boone. To progress, Boone must hide, watch and learn the colorful stories of the other guests at the ball in order to save them from grisly deaths at the hands of the mansion’s staff.
 

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Hey Toma and More_Badass, can I just utter a big "thank you" for a year of Indie threads like these? They're absolutely awesome and some of the best - and most needed and educational - content on Gaf for sure. Fantastic work you two.

Maybe this is not the best place to ask but I'd love to see a top 10 (or even a top 25) Indie games in 2016 from each of you (unless you already did these in another thread, in which case: cheers!). Heck, even more awesome would be two separate lists, one for the more well-known "mainstream" games (i.e. for the Insides, The Witnesses and Stardew Valleys of this world) and one for more obscure, smaller and overlooked stuff. I definitely consider you two to be authorities on these games so I'm sure your lists would count for something. No obligations of course, just a thought.

Anyway, Merry Christmas (if you're into that)! Here's to another great year for Indie gaming!
 

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Mercy Christmas indie GAF. Anyone opened any good indie themed gifts yet? One of my lovely friends gifted me Orwell so I look forward into digging into it.
 

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Eurogamer reviewed Stephen's Sausage Roll: Essential

It's a shame to see such a respected site reduced to hipster-cred clickbait like this. They could easily have dedicated Christmas to re-reviewing the obviously essential Uncharted 4 and everyone would have been happy. But no, they had to get cute, just like RPS with that abomination of a GOTY pick.
 
Hey Toma and More_Badass, can I just utter a big "thank you" for a year of Indie threads like these? They're absolutely awesome and some of the best - and most needed and educational - content on Gaf for sure. Fantastic work you two.

Maybe this is not the best place to ask but I'd love to see a top 10 (or even a top 25) Indie games in 2016 from each of you (unless you already did these in another thread, in which case: cheers!). Heck, even more awesome would be two separate lists, one for the more well-known "mainstream" games (i.e. for the Insides, The Witnesses and Stardew Valleys of this world) and one for more obscure, smaller and overlooked stuff. I definitely consider you two to be authorities on these games so I'm sure your lists would count for something. No obligations of course, just a thought.

Anyway, Merry Christmas (if you're into that)! Here's to another great year for Indie gaming!
My main GOTY list is mostly indie games (see the link above)

Other games that didnt make the final cut, but are all awesome:
Sorcery 4
Brigador
Hyper Light Drifter
Samorost 3
Clustertruck
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
Thoth
Mu Cartographer
Recursed
Offworld Trading Company
GoNNER
Particle Fleet: Emergence
Redout
Enter The Gungeon
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Firewatch
Pony Island
Veer
 

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Eurogamer reviewed Stephen's Sausage Roll: Essential

It's a shame to see such a respected site reduced to hipster-cred clickbait like this. They could easily have dedicated Christmas to re-reviewing the obviously essential Uncharted 4 and everyone would have been happy. But no, they had to get cute, just like RPS with that abomination of a GOTY pick.

Really blows my mind reading posts like this when they aren't sarcastic
 

Raitaro

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My main GOTY list is mostly indie games (see the link above)

Other games that didnt make the final cut, but are all awesome:
Sorcery 4
Brigador
Hyper Light Drifter
Samorost 3
Clustertruck
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
Thoth
Mu Cartographer
Recursed
Offworld Trading Company
GoNNER
Particle Fleet: Emergence
Redout
Enter The Gungeon
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Firewatch
Pony Island
Veer

Ah, missed that earlier link. Cheers for the honourable mentions list as well.