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Indie Games 2016 [January] New Year, New Games, New Discussions

Toma

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Re: Witness thread

Also... we need to save Baddy from himself:


Dont do it! We still need you! Save your sanity and exit that bottomless pit!
 

Ryo Hazuki

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Re: Witness thread

Also... we need to save Baddy from himself:


Dont do it! We still need you! Save your sanity and exit that bottomless pit!

Lol, he's doing a great job of calling out some questionable comments. Sad it seems to be a lost cause.
 

PandaPedinte

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I really don't get why people are upset about The Witness' price, it's the same price as the Talos Principle was on release and I dear say The Witness has more content.

I suspect because The Witness was made by a smaller team (correct if I'm wrong) they think it should cost less, or they see it as just a "walking simulator".
 
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I realized a while ago that if you pay money to people who make things they make more things, that you probably will like. Its a win win!
 

PandaPedinte

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What feel so strange about that discussion is not so long ago people were complaining about the lack of mid tier games, that everything was or a big AAA release or a $10~$15 "small" indie. But now that we have independent developers moving to fill that hole it suddenly isn't worth it because reasons.
 

Toma

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What feel so strange about that discussion is not so long ago people were complaining about the lack of mid tier games, that everything was or a big AAA release or a $10~$15 "small" indie. But now that we have independent developers moving to fill that hole it suddenly isn't worth it because reasons.
True, didnt even think about that.
 

Moobabe

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I'm just not going into that thread.

I won't do it.

I'll get mad at people.

I'm clicking the thread right now.

I'm reading.

I'm posting.

STOP ME PLEASE!
 
A whole bunch of games released yesterday

Scrap Mechanic - $19.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/387990

Scrap Mechanic is an all-new creative multiplayer sandbox game which drops you right into a world where you quite literally engineer your own adventures! Choose from the 100+ building parts you have at your disposal and create anything from crazy transforming vehicles to a house that moves. You’re even able to team up with your friends to create amazing things together: in Scrap Mechanic, you’re the master creator of anything you can imagine!

The Deadly Tower of Monsters - $14.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/353700/

Fire up your ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips, and get ready for thrills and chills! With three incredible movie stars playing out decidedly B-level sci-fi exploits, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will have you ready to jump off the side of the tower—right into adventure!

Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://qasirgame.com/

Qasir al-Wasat is a stealth action-adventure set in an enigmatic 12th Century Syrian palace. Play as an invisible and fragile creature summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission inside an enigmatic palace.

Evochron Legacy - $24.99 (PC)

http://www.starwraith.com/evochronlegacy/index.htm

Advanced Space Flight, Combat, Trading, and Exploration Simulation. Set in a vast explorable universe, Evochron Legacy offers freeform gameplay with many diverse objectives and paths to choose from.
 

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The Witness is going to be my big purchase this month.

Just a week to go.

Top 5 purchases in 2014:
  1. Dota2 (284 €)
  2. Dark Souls II (27 €)
  3. The Talos Principle (25 €)
  4. Game of Thrones (22 €)
  5. Tales from the Borderlands (21 €)

Top 5 purchases in 2015:
  1. Dota2 (243 €)
  2. Magic Duels: Origins (58 €)
  3. Shenmue III (54 €)
  4. Humble Monthly x3 ($ 36)
  5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (33 €)

Purchases in 2016 so far:
  1. The Witness (37 €)
  2. Renowned Explorers: International Society (12 €)
  3. Humble Monthly x1 ($ 12)

Top over the past 2 years:
  1. Dota2 (527 €)
  2. Magic Duels: Origins (58 €)
  3. Shenmue III (54 €)
  4. Humble Monthly x4 ($ 48)
  5. The Witness (37 €)

So The Witness is my 5th biggest purchase for video games in the past 2 years. Hopefully, it will be my biggest purchase this year.
 

Moobabe

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So let's talk about your DOTA 2 habits...

Please don't tell me you spent loads of money upgrading compendiums.
 

Wok

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So let's talk about your DOTA 2 habits...

Please don't tell me you spent loads of money upgrading compendiums.

I have spent money on various stuff:
  • clothes with an unlock code for an in-game item,
  • gambling while opening chests,
  • upgrading compendiums,
  • using the market to buy "immortal" items,
  • using the market to buy items for speculative purposes,
  • subscribing to websites like dotabuff.com or yasp.co to monitor my stats,
  • buying tickets to watch tournaments in-game,
  • buying every arcana item, released every 6 months or so,
  • buying couriers,
  • buying music packs,
  • etc.
 

Moobabe

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I have spent money on various stuff:
  • clothes with an unlock code for an in-game item,
  • gambling while opening chests,
  • upgrading compendiums,
  • using the market to buy "immortal" items,
  • using the market to buy items for speculative purposes,
  • subscribing to websites like dotabuff.com or yasp.co to monitor my stats,
  • buying tickets to watch tournaments in-game,
  • etc.

Ah ok - I thought it was a one avenue purchase like "I can't get enough of skins for Ursa!"

I need to start playing again.
 

Wok

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Ah ok - I thought it was a one avenue purchase like "I can't get enough of skins for Ursa!"

I am trying to spend less though. I have not listed the amount which I have spent in 2013, but it was the worst, maybe 3 times the amount spent in 2014. The first step to try to spend less is to realize how much is spent. Spending money online makes it hard to grasp.

I need to start playing again.

No, you do not need. I should not have started, I have learnt that I am subject to this kind of addiction. After this kind of experience, I am never doing drugs or going into a casino in my life.
 

Moobabe

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I am trying to spend less though. I have not listed the amount which I have spent in 2013, but it was the worst, maybe 3 times the amount spent in 2014. The first step to try to spend less is to realize how much is spent. Spending money online makes it hard to grasp.

No, you do not need. I should not have started, I have learnt that I am subject to this kind of addiction. After this kind of experience, I am never doing drugs or going into a casino in my life.

I have about 1500 hours in DOTA 2 I think? I've probably spent less than £60 in that time though? There's never really anything that appeals to me outside of basic compendiums and the odd skin for a most played hero.

Make that 2,100 hours.
 

Wok

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I have about 1500 hours in DOTA 2 I think? I've probably spent less than £60 in that time though? There's never really anything that appeals to me outside of basic compendiums and the odd skin for a most played hero.

Make that 2,100 hours.

I have 3362 hours, it does not make it cost effective. I wish I were able to spend as little as you did.
 

Moobabe

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I have 3362 hours, it does not make it cost effective. I wish I were able to spend as little as you did.

You could probably cut out things bit by bit.

How much is DOTA Buff, for example? Are the stats it offers you (beyond the basic stuff and the ones built in to DOTA 2) worth the money?
 

Wok

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You could probably cut out things bit by bit.

How much is DOTA Buff, for example? Are the stats it offers you (beyond the basic stuff and the ones built in to DOTA 2) worth the money?

I stopped Dotabuff last year, since Yasp.co offers the same for $1 (paid once and for all). So far, I have spent nothing on the game in 2016!
 

Moobabe

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Just want to highlight the generosity of a fellow gaffer who gifted me The Witness in the pricing thread. Rafaelr wanted to brighten up the thread from the ignorant comments people were making on the price. Really kind of them to do that and it will not go to waste as I've been looking forward to The Witness for a long, long time. Overwhelmed by their generosity.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=192765300&postcount=1339

I saw this! What a great gesture.

I stopped Dotabuff last year, since Yasp.co offers the same for $1 (paid once and for all). So far, I have spent nothing on the game in 2016!

Stay strong! You can still enjoy the game without spending a single penny!

We'll support you
 

Moraizen

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New Kickstarter project (but please don't let that scare you off yet):

Invisigun Heroes - PC (Steam or DRM-Free), Mac and Linux. Stretch goals for PS4, Wii U and Xbox One.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadiradio/invisigun-heroes

Invisigun Heroes is a multiplayer, single-screen stealth battle arena game with a twist: everyone’s invisible!

I wish I had the privileges to make a thread and spread the love for this project... I simply love the concept, plus the pixel art is pretty sweet on this one (lots of TowerFall vibes here).
I would strongly advise everyone to check the very entertaining Kickstarter video mainly because this particular game is pretty much impossible to show off through screenshots, for obvious reasons. Also, muppets!
 

Moobabe

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DP - sorry.

Is it worth us putting, into the OP maybe, a list of upcoming and notable indie releases?

I know we have the upcoming section but they could be months/years away from release. Instead we have a list of bigger releases - Witness, GRIP, Slain (before delay) for quick reference? I think I'm losing track
 

Toma

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DP - sorry.

Is it worth us putting, into the OP maybe, a list of upcoming and notable indie releases?

I know we have the upcoming section but they could be months/years away from release. Instead we have a list of bigger releases - Witness, GRIP, Slain (before delay) for quick reference? I think I'm losing track

We could split the second post into "releases with date" and without date. That should sort it a bit.
 

titch

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Working on Assault Android Cactus, Hotline Miami 2, Satellite Reign, and TIS-100 in the GOTY thread


Thanks, edited my post

Cheers i know ive not posted anywhere near as much as i did for most of last year but still going to put up games i am really interested in.

Just want to highlight the generosity of a fellow gaffer who gifted me The Witness in the pricing thread. Rafaelr wanted to brighten up the thread from the ignorant comments people were making on the price. Really kind of them to do that and it will not go to waste as I've been looking forward to The Witness for a long, long time. Overwhelmed by their generosity.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=192765300&postcount=1339

Thats really ace - shame his steam profile isnt listed - was going to have a look at the gifters WL and see if i had any keys for games they wanted.
 

Moobabe

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Downloaded 3 games from the OP today for impressions. Well, 2 from the OP and another Managor game that I missed first time around.
 

Ryo Hazuki

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Thats really ace - shame his steam profile isnt listed - was going to have a look at the gifters WL and see if i had any keys for games they wanted.

Yeah I wanted to include it but they requested I didn't unfortunately.