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Indie Games 2016 [May] Lets play some Indies!

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Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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

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

http://www.heart-machine.com/

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.
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2. Samorost 3 - $19.99 (PC, Mac)

http://samorost3.net/

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.
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3. Supertruck - Free (PC)

http://tinybuild.com/supertruck-trucks-move-only-when-you-move

Trucks Move Only When You Move.
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4. Deadbolt - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/394970/

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.
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5. Hook & Shield - Free (Browser)

http://www.tinytouchtales.com/7DRL/

A Hoplite-like with a grappling hook and shield throws
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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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3030 Deathwar Redux - $9.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/464360

Blast off and explore this exciting 2D Space Adventure! The game features Open World Space exploration, boarding stations and derelicts, talking to people and trading on stations, tons of missions and an exciting plot!

BeardedBear - Free demo (PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.indiedb.com/games/beardedbear

BeardedBear is a frenetic arena arcade roguelike shooter. You, the BeardedBear, are a cyborg bear with a mighty beard that, thanks to his beard, can travel through time. You are the only hope for humanity and you have to save the Earth from an alien invasion which is attacking the planet in the past, present, and future.

Can't Drive This - Free (Browser)

http://pixel-maniacs.com/assets/constructionRacer

Two players, One Truck, One Track. Explosions. Nuff said.

Craven - Free (Browser)

http://gamejolt.com/games/craven

Lead your Ravens. Eat Cadavers. Avoid Wolves

Daily Chthonicle - Free beta (PC)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/daily-chthonicle

Send your sextet of weathered journalists, detectives and occult specialists to investigate murder, affair, and horror in the Town. Each time, the story will be different. Sometimes, a werewolf is shredding innocent (and less innocent) victims to pieces and it is your task to unmask the creature. Other times, it will be a body stealing alien from outer space, a mummy that some misfortunate archeologist has excavated and is now haunting them. Perhaps it will be Jack the Ripper, still mysteriously alive and lurking in the streets at night.It is for you to find out and entertain your readers while bravely standing up against ancient evil.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander - $14.99 (Win, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/371200

On the edge of Terran space lies Halcyon 6, a derelict starbase left behind by a mysterious precursor race. Your mission is to reclaim the derelict station and rebuild it. A mysterious alien force is making a beeline towards Earth and this starbase is the best chance for the New Terran Federation to establish new alliances, research new technologies and otherwise figure out a way to stop the impending invasion.

Jalopy - $10.39 (Win)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/446020

Upgrade, maintain and care for your Laika 601 Deluxe motor vehicle. Keep close attention to everything from the state of your tyres, the condition of your engine and even the space in your trunk. Repair each aspect of your scrappy little car and install unique upgrades to deal with the changing world. Everything from cargo weight to the condition of your carburettor will determine how your car performs on the open road.

Pharaonic - $15.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/386080

Pharaonic is an unforgiving sidescrolling Action-RPG set in Ancient Egypt. Explore a vast kingdom full of dangers and brutal enemies while you find the truth behind Ahmosis I, the Red Pharaoh. Only the most audacious warriors will have any chance of success. The Pharaoh's army and countless dangerous creatures will stand in your way.

Redcon - $5.99 (PC, IOS, Android)

http://www.hexage.net/redcon/

Set in the dystopian future in which the First World War never ended, humanity knows only war and bombardment. You are a Strike Commander, tasked by Fuhrer of the Empire State to spearhead an artillery offensive against Traitor General Kranz. You might be the one to end all wars.Customize and manage your battle fortress. Grow and upgrade your arsenal of weapons and utility facilities, then place them in different slots of your fortress layout.

Shadow of the Red Hand - Free (Browser)

http://idumpling.s3.amazonaws.com/ld35/webgl

Escape from the Red Hand of Doom in this platformer made entirely of hand shadow puppets!

Subdragon - Free (Browser)

http://deepnight.net/games/subdragon

Subdragon is a shooter inspired by Saint Dragon on Atari ST. Your ship has 2 sides: the white one is invulnerable and can stop enemy bullets. The red one is heavily armed but very fragile!Move around like a snake, change shape and use both sides wisely to eradicate every opponents!

The Intercept - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.inklestudios.com/ink/theintercept

Bletchley Park, 1942. A component from the Bombe machine, used to decode intercepted German messages, has gone missing. One of the cryptographers is waiting to be interviewed, under direst suspicion. Is he stupid enough to have attempted treason? Or is he clever enough to get away?

Veer - $2.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/405530

In Veer, you navigate the world through solving logical puzzles. The core mechanic used to do this is relative teleporting: Jumping between relative positions to pylons in the levels. This, in combination with the ability to change the direction of gravity, are the corner pieces of the game, where everything revolves around and is created for the core experience of puzzle solving.
 

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Asideus - ????

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=194090841&postcount=11412

A top-down shooter blending the tactical/cyber abilities of Deus Ex with the fluidity/speed of games like CoD. The goal is that you should be able to beat an entire level by hacking everything, shooting everything, or using special abilities like teleporting into enemies to kill them.

Construct - PC

http://www.indiedb.com/games/construct-game

CONSTRUCT is a first-person platformer with puzzle elements and a sci-fi theme. In the game you play as a nameless character trapped inside a computer system. The aim of the game is to explore the system and find a way to escape.

Death Squared - 2016

http://smgstudio.com/press/sheet.php?p=death_squared

Death Squared is a game about constantly evolving cooperation. Two cuboidal robots have one job each: stand on their circles without accidentally destroying one another. Each level is a puzzle with a deceptively simple solution. They can be solved in moments, but analyzing and figuring them out is down to the players’ communication and problem solving skills.

Furious Angels - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/furious-angels

FURIOUS ANGELS is an endless arcade shooter set in the skies.

Graceful Explosion Machine - 2017

http://www.vertexpop.com/gem/

Graceful Explosion Machine places you at the controls of a powerful, yet agile, GEM: an attack ship with multiple weapon systems and precision control.Blast, combo, and dash your way through levels featuring an array of neon jewel-toned enemies and claustrophobic arenas, using a deep four-weapon based combat system that encourages you to think as fast as you can fly!

Magnetta - PC

http://www.indiedb.com/games/magnetta

Magnetta is a side-scrolling action game in the vein of classic NES titles. Jump, slide and blast your way through more than 10 unique and challenging levels as you collect new weapons, hunt down secret areas, and defeat your enemies to ensure peace in the galaxy.

Nostation - July (PC, Mac)

http://bubblegames.cn/Nostation/

Nostation is an open-world scenario based game. The player will board on a train with five other passengers but none one knows the start and destination of this train. This will be an unpredictable trip. Driven by your actions, the train will stop four times and each time only letting one passenger off at each station. With only four stops and six passengers aboard, who will end up trapped on the train forever?

Sometimes Always Monsters - ????

http://www.vagabonddog.com/store/sam

With your love at your side and your book on the best-seller list, nothing seems impossible any more. You've set the pain of your struggles behind you, and settled into a comfortable life of stability. After all you've been through, there's no doubt it's well deserved.Despite all you've earned, dissenting voices whisper about you from obscurity. They call you manipulative, unrepentant, and a monster.Only you can decide if they are right.

The Bunker - 2016

http://splendy.co.uk/thebunker/

The last remaining survivor of a nuclear bunker, you have watched everyone you know die. You are finally, truly alone. But the only place you've ever know is about to become your greatest enemy...Your daily routine is the only thing keeping you sane - just - but when an alarm is triggered, your mind begins to self-destruct. You must venture deeper and deeper into the bunker discovering long forgotten zones and uncovering dark and repressed memories that finally reveal the terrible secret of the bunker.

The Forest Song - ????

http://colabeestudios.com/forest-song/

In a forest filled with supernatural creatures, the player discovers a magic flute and gains the ability to relive key moments in their life.

Unavowed - 2017

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=53350.msg636532126

For six months, you were possessed by a demon. For six months, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Now, finally, you are rescued by the Unavowed - an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil.You are free, but your world is in tatters. You have no home, no friends, and you are wanted by the police. You can not return to your old life, but perhaps you can start a new one. Join the Unavowed, and learn to fight against the oncoming darkness.

Warlads - PC

http://www.indiedb.com/games/warlads

Warlads is a 3d fighting game where it tries to solve the biggest question of our times, Ninjas vs Pirates or Samurais or Knights or Sumos or... you get the idea.
 

Toma

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5th and thread opened.

We do not actually have a voting result list this month, because nobody voted (or I oversaw it while checking). However, I assume everyone was busy playing Dark Souls 3 with its Indie mentality and game design, right? RIGHT?

:p

Anyway I promise to the Indie Lords to provide some feedback on April and May games this month.
 
A bunch of new releases and upcoming games posted in April missing from the OT, but I guess you could add them next month. Neon Chrome, Starship Corp, Offworld Trading Company, etc.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=202383875&postcount=281
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=202404239&postcount=282
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=202382779&postcount=278

5th and thread opened.

We do not actually have a voting result list this month, because nobody voted (or I oversaw it while checking). However, I assume everyone was busy playing Dark Souls 3 with its Indie mentality and game design, right? RIGHT?
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=201421062&postcount=180
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=202200085&postcount=270
 

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Wonder why those werent picked up. Will add the voting list and other games later on.
 
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Seen this today on Siliconera, looks promising:

Lynn and the Spirits of Inao - 2017 (PC with with PS4, Wii U, Mac, Xbox One to follow if kickstarter stretch goals reached)

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bloomylight-studio/lynn-and-the-spirits-of-inao

French (Bloomylight Studio) 2D platformer inspired by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, with an interesting night/day switch mechanic.

"Lynn and the Spirits of Inao is a 2D platform-adventure game which combines a refreshing visual style inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s films (Spirited Away, Mononoke Princess), with the old school feel of the Super Nintendo/Mega Drive era. Freely explore the mysteries of the island of Inao with the open-world progression system in the vein of the Metroidvania, make your way through Mario and Rayman-style platform levels and enjoy a myriad of side quests."
 

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Stephen's Sausage Roll - $29.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/353540/

Bennett Foddy (QWOP, GIRP): "This won’t be the last time I say this: Stephen’s Sausage Roll is the Dark Souls of puzzle games"
Jonathan Blow (Braid, The Witness): "One of the best puzzle games ever made, or one of the best video games ever made”
Me: "A lock for my 2016 GOTY Top 10."

Dev: "A simple 3d puzzle game."
 

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Excellent OP as usual, and in other fantastic news for me is I finally solved my GAF random timeout issue that was plaguing me for about half a year so being active this month should be a lot easier and doable. As for played indie games, I put some more time into Neon Chrome and I still pretty much stand by my impressions from last month. Their are a few issues that becomes less so on the later floors but overall it is still a fairly flawed game, although one that you can draw a lot of enjoyment from if you turn your brain off.
 

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Didn't realize Halcyon 6 was out - anyone have any impressions?

In the current version there is only the first act but I feel the core gameplay is already implemented. The game is a mix of base building and turn based RPG, and it works really well. Your base is in an alien base that the humanity discovered, when you start mostly of it will just empty rooms full of debris, so you can assign a character to explore the room, the character can find resources, or random battles. When the battle starts in that place you can choose two more character to fight alongside you, be it random NPC or other character you promote to command a spaceship.

Both kind of battles work similarly, you have many attacks and some of them can debuff the enemy/you, and it's a huge part of the combat because some other attacks will deal more damage if the enemy has a specific debuff, and the same applies to enemy attacks against you.

Besides the base building and the battles, you also have to manage the planets/asteroids belts/black holes that produces resources to you, if an enemy stay for a certain amount of the in the system it gets destroyed and will stop producing the resources you may need.

I still haven't played much of the game to offer a deeper opinion.
 

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In the current version there is only the first act but I feel the core gameplay is already implemented. The game is a mix of base building and turn based RPG, and it works really well. Your base is in an alien base that the humanity discovered, when you start mostly of it will just empty rooms full of debris, so you can assign a character to explore the room, the character can find resources, or random battles. When the battle starts in that place you can choose two more character to fight alongside you, be it random NPC or other character you promote to command a spaceship.

Both kind of battles work similarly, you have many attacks and some of them can debuff the enemy/you, and it's a huge part of the combat because some other attacks will deal more damage if the enemy has a specific debuff, and the same applies to enemy attacks against you.

Besides the base building and the battles, you also have to manage the planets/asteroids belts/black holes that produces resources to you, if an enemy stay for a certain amount of the in the system it gets destroyed and will stop producing the resources you may need.

I still haven't played much of the game to offer a deeper opinion.

I saw this at PAX East. The battle scenes felt a bit .. off? Static? It just doesn't have the feeling I'm expecting I suppose. But it's still early days yet so I'm keeping an eye on it.
 

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I saw this at PAX East. The battle scenes felt a bit .. off? Static? It just doesn't have the feeling I'm expecting I suppose. But it's still early days yet so I'm keeping an eye on it.

The battle part is static and doesn't have too much movement except for some attacks, think it as the old Final Fantasy games.
 
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More_Badass I need your help.

I've beaten Dark Souls 3 several times now and I need a pallet cleanser.

I'm looking for something light with either a simplified or pixel art style. Top down with adventure or rpg elements. Maybe lighter combat.

I'm also open to obscure 'walking simulators'.

I graduate this week and I'm just ready to kick back and relax. Figured I'd tap into your immense indie knowledge. Thanks for any help.
 
More_Badass I need your help.

I've beaten Dark Souls 3 several times now and I need a pallet cleanser.

I'm looking for something light with either a simplified or pixel art style. Top down with adventure or rpg elements. Maybe lighter combat.

I'm also open to obscure 'walking simulators'.

I graduate this week and I'm just ready to kick back and relax. Figured I'd tap into your immense indie knowledge. Thanks for any help.
Crosscode might interest you, but it's early access (good dev support though). A bit on the challenging side though
http://www.cross-code.com/

You might like Secrets of Raetikon
http://www.secrets-of-raetikon.com/

For walking sims, Eidolon and Mirrormoon EP are really cool, have interesting engaging worlds
http://www.icewatergames.com/eidolon/
http://www.mirrormoongame.com/

Or Grow Home for something light and relaxing, if you haven't played that
http://store.steampowered.com/app/323320/

Fract OSC is more puzzler, but the world is gorgeous and really unique
http://fractgame.com/
 

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In the current version there is only the first act but I feel the core gameplay is already implemented. The game is a mix of base building and turn based RPG, and it works really well. Your base is in an alien base that the humanity discovered, when you start mostly of it will just empty rooms full of debris, so you can assign a character to explore the room, the character can find resources, or random battles. When the battle starts in that place you can choose two more character to fight alongside you, be it random NPC or other character you promote to command a spaceship.

Both kind of battles work similarly, you have many attacks and some of them can debuff the enemy/you, and it's a huge part of the combat because some other attacks will deal more damage if the enemy has a specific debuff, and the same applies to enemy attacks against you.

Besides the base building and the battles, you also have to manage the planets/asteroids belts/black holes that produces resources to you, if an enemy stay for a certain amount of the in the system it gets destroyed and will stop producing the resources you may need.

I still haven't played much of the game to offer a deeper opinion.

Thanks! Maybe I'll pick it up in a few weeks.

More_Badass I need your help.

I've beaten Dark Souls 3 several times now and I need a pallet cleanser.

I'm looking for something light with either a simplified or pixel art style. Top down with adventure or rpg elements. Maybe lighter combat.

I'm also open to obscure 'walking simulators'.

I graduate this week and I'm just ready to kick back and relax. Figured I'd tap into your immense indie knowledge. Thanks for any help.
Secrets of Grindea or, like Panda said, Stardew Valley sound like good fits. One Way Heroics is pretty great once you get into the zone with it, and you can't argue with that price. You just missed Crypt of the Necrodancer on sale, unfortunately.
 
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Am I the only person who sucks at playing Rogue Legacy on KB/M? I know it's controller recommended but man that sucks if KB/M controls are terrible.

Also does anyone know what the developers of Rogue Legacy are up to nowadays?
 

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Am I the only person who sucks at playing Rogue Legacy on KB/M? I know it's controller recommended but man that sucks if KB/M controls are terrible.

Also does anyone know what the developers of Rogue Legacy are up to nowadays?

I think most of the people preferência the controller than Kb/M to play these kind of games, though I finished it playing with a keyboard and imo it controles just fine.
 

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Crosscode might interest you, but it's early access (good dev support though). A bit on the challenging side though
http://www.cross-code.com/

You might like Secrets of Raetikon
http://www.secrets-of-raetikon.com/

For walking sims, Eidolon and Mirrormoon EP are really cool, have interesting engaging worlds
http://www.icewatergames.com/eidolon/
http://www.mirrormoongame.com/

Or Grow Home for something light and relaxing, if you haven't played that
http://store.steampowered.com/app/323320/


Fract OSC is more puzzler, but the world is gorgeous and really unique
http://fractgame.com/

Bolded are my votes!
 

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I'm really enjoying Mini Metro - came with the most recent Humble Bundle. You'll end up guesstimating optimal railroads and figure out the best ways to distribute the passenger loads. Controls are as intuitive as they come. The only question is how much longevity does a game like this have. It's easy to gloss over the subtle complexities that the game presents and see it as nothing more than a fun but short distraction.
 

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Or Grow Home for something light and relaxing, if you haven't played that
http://store.steampowered.com/app/323320/

This is a good one, had a lot of fun with Grow Home.

Dunno about anyone else but I really like tall open world games. Their are so many huge wide open world games that the magic of seeing an object in the distance and knowing I can reach it has kinda lost its splendor. But their is still a childlike glee that I find comes from looking straight up and knowing that if I work it I can one day stand on top of those floating islands, and hurl myself back down at the floor. Grow Home is all about that which makes me kinda love it.
 
This is a good one, had a lot of fun with Grow Home.

Dunno about anyone else but I really like tall open world games. Their are so many huge wide open world games that the magic of seeing an object in the distance and knowing I can reach it has kinda lost its splendor. But their is still a childlike glee that I find comes from looking straight up and knowing that if I work it I can one day stand on top of those floating islands, and hurl myself back down at the floor. Grow Home is all about that which makes me kinda love it.
Any other good games like that? Minecraft does that well
 

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More_Badass I need your help.

I've beaten Dark Souls 3 several times now and I need a pallet cleanser.

I'm looking for something light with either a simplified or pixel art style. Top down with adventure or rpg elements. Maybe lighter combat.

I'm also open to obscure 'walking simulators'.

I graduate this week and I'm just ready to kick back and relax. Figured I'd tap into your immense indie knowledge. Thanks for any help.

For obscure walking simulators, I'd recommend:

The Novelist where you play as a ghost spying on a family that is having a rough time, and it's more about the dilemma between work and life.

The Beginner's Guide is an hour-long emotional trek about the struggles in the creative process of making videogames.

Lifeless Planet is a thirdperson astronaut game with light platforming that evokes Solaris and 2001.

The Path is an unnerving, lonely, and sometimes sweet experience. It's all about getting lost and girls' experiences through life (playfulness, romance, abuse...). You play as many variations of Red Riding Hood, trying to get to your grandma's house but are encouraged to get off the beaten path. You can collect flowers, then come across certain characters or "wolves" for each playable character, basically different short-stories with lots of playthroughs.

Beyond Eyes is a thirdperson game where you play as a young blind girl in search of a cat, it's an emotional and sometimes scary journey.

Orchids To Dusk (free) is 5min long where you play as an astronaut on a new planet and that's all I will say on it.

Off-Peak (free) 30min surrealist and funny walk through a train station with quirky characters. Reminded me of Richard Linklater films.

That Dragon, Cancer is a surreal and empathic journey with a family coping with their dying son.

I never finished Ether One but heard good things about it, talks about dementia while set in a sleepy seaside town and has sci-fi elements like Eternal Sunshine.

Speaking of walking simulators, I need to get started on POLLEN.
 
Can't think of many off the top of my head. Although the demo for Against the Wall had a lovely bit of tall wonder (still fingers crossed for a 2016 release.)
Wait, is that 2016 release based on recent news? Last I looked, the dev had put the game on hold

Edit: oh nice, he posted an update last month. He's still working on it
http://www.againstthewallgame.com/2016/04/14/nothing-trivial/
I've recently redone the game's state system, weather, biomes, brick generation, props, saving system, settings, you name it.
 

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Devolver Digital sale on Steam...tempted to pick up Titan Souls and maybe some others. Suggestions?

Looking down the list the games I would say are totally tops are:
Gungeon (although this close to release it isn't much off)
Broforce
Hotline Miami
Talos Principle
Shadow Warrior
Serious Sam Second Encounter
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and Foul Play is okay too.
 

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Devolver Digital sale on Steam...tempted to pick up Titan Souls and maybe some others. Suggestions?

Titan Souls is not for everyone. I personally ended up loving the game after I gave ot a sexond chance. But it is surprisingly short for a game that makes you walk for quite a while after each death and you can expect to die a lot.
 

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Speaking of the DD sale on Steam (and this seems like the place to ask), how is Dropsy for someone that's not played a lot of adventure games? I'd like to give the genre a shot and I like the presentation.

Is it a good entry point for a newcomer?
 

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Looking down the list the games I would say are totally tops are:
Gungeon (although this close to release it isn't much off)
Broforce
Hotline Miami
Talos Principle
Shadow Warrior
Serious Sam Second Encounter
Luftrausers
and Foul Play is okay too.

Thanks!

I do own a good number of those. I might just get Titans I was on the fence and at the price...why not.
 

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Looking down the list the games I would say are totally tops are:
Gungeon (although this close to release it isn't much off)
Broforce
Hotline Miami
Talos Principle
Shadow Warrior
Serious Sam Second Encounter
Luftrausers
and Foul Play is okay too.

Hey hey hey don't forget about Downwell.
 

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Speaking of the DD sale on Steam (and this seems like the place to ask), how is Dropsy for someone that's not played a lot of adventure games? I'd like to give the genre a shot and I like the presentation.

Is it a good entry point for a newcomer?

I haven't played it but from the impressions I heard the game was really good and didn't seem to have a lot of non-sense puzzles.

Edit: Looking through the Devolver published games I was surprised to find Cosmic DJ, I was pretty sure it was published by Adult Swim Games.
 

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I'm also open to obscure 'walking simulators'.

I really enjoyed Ultraworld. It's got a great art style, is peaceful, and has an existentialist slant to its narrative. Granted it got mixed reviews and some people apparently find it a bit pretentious. It's also got an free add-on coming sometime soon.


I'll also second the FRACT OSC reccomendation, especially if you're a music junkie. In addition to being a great puzzle game, you can synthesize your own beats in it.
 

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Anything worth playing that runs on a chromebook (4gb of ram, for what it's worth)?

I know this thing isn't made for gaming, but I figure there must be some indie titles that run in browser that are worth checking out, hopefully ones I could keep coming back to.
 

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Anything worth playing that runs on a chromebook (4gb of ram, for what it's worth)?

I know this thing isn't made for gaming, but I figure there must be some indie titles that run in browser that are worth checking out, hopefully ones I could keep coming back to.

Some browser games I enjoyed:

Candy Box
Candy Box 2
Canabalt
Minimetro - need to be able to run Unity on your browser

There are a lot of browser games on the older threads, you may want to look there. I have such a bad memory to remember games
 
Anything worth playing that runs on a chromebook (4gb of ram, for what it's worth)?

I know this thing isn't made for gaming, but I figure there must be some indie titles that run in browser that are worth checking out, hopefully ones I could keep coming back to.
What other specs do you have? Processor and Graphics? I'm on a regular laptop (Intel i5, Intel HD 5500) and can run most indies and some AAA games