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Indie Games 2016 [September] Lets play some Indies!

Gibhard - PC

http://www.gibhard.com/

A run-&gun FPS in procedurally generated world. Every level is new. Fight hordes of increasingly difficult enemies using a wide variety of weapons. Explore and manipulate the environment in creative ways.

Steam Hammer - 2016 (PC)

http://steamhammer.us/en/home_en/

Steam Hammer is the first hardcore sandbox RPG set in the dark and mysterious steampunk world featuring survival elements.
Your airship was downed over one of the Acribo islands. Make use of your engineering skills to survive – work your way from building a makeshift machete to your own airship fleet with the help of an extensive crafting system.

Ironguard - Late 2016 (PC)

http://www.aegongames.com/ironguard/

Ironguard is a fast-paced roguelite shooter with procedurally generated levels and a wide array of unique weapons and items.

The Liquid Night - ????

https://twitter.com/TheLiquidNight

An underwater VR experience full of mystery and danger
A past that humanity has forgotten lies in the ocean depths. Face the monsters that inhabit the abyss and discover the unknown

Legends of Aryiure - ????

http://www.legendsofaryiure.com/

Legends of Aryiure is a MMO currently in development. This will be a game created by role players for role players. The world is based on rich lore created by a talented group of writers. We want to bring their stories to life and in the process, allow you to build your own stories.

Land of Fire - PC

https://twitter.com/LandOfFireGame

A 2D Ninja Action MMORPG
Engaging combat, classes and story in an Eastern world of old and new!

Kingsmen - PC

http://www.kingsmengame.com/

Rule your medieval kingdom. Defend it from an insidious threat.
Discover ancient and powerful mysteries. Choose your allies from distinct factions.
Command the Kingsmen!

Previously Mentioned

Astroneer

Megasphere

Massive Galaxy

The Thin Silence

Honey Rose

Superverse
 

Toma

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Wok

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Nope, never. I frequent too many GIF/image-heavy threads

And regarding those GIF/image-heavy threads, check this out. It's a very useful GAFfer-made extension
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1274391

Holy shit, this is amazing. It loads 50mb gifs in an instant due to the video conversion. Everyone go grab this.

Just done it - it's changed my life.

Just done it. Page 1 of the indie thread kept killing my bandwidth.

ctrl+f and couldn't find anything, here's a cool looking one I heard about on one of the PAX panels a couple days ago:

Karma. Incarnation 1 (Sept)



This kinda weird is my favorite type of point and click, shades of Neverhood with lack of intelligible dialogue, all the logic being derived from the world's inhabitants and learning the ins and outs of the alien ecology as you progress. Love discovering potential gems like this to find out their release is so near.

There is a Steam page with a demo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/394700
 

Pehesse

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Nope, never. I frequent too many GIF/image-heavy threads

And regarding those GIF/image-heavy threads, check this out. It's a very useful GAFfer-made extension
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1274391

Oh wow, game changer!

plenty of awesome games and a weird one slipped in the middle

Thanks a lot for the mention!! :-D

I can't keep up with all these games :O.

I don't remember if it was talked about but Honey Rose: Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire got a demo some time ago.

It's true! Quite some time ago, in fact, some stuff has been reworked thanks to player feedback from the demo, but it still gives a good idea of what the game is about and how it works. (mainly: plenty of bug fixes, but also the addition of a stamina meter for normal and hard modes which adds another layer of management for battles, and gives MUCH more weight to training DEF and SPD stats. Easy mode is still designed to allow players to cruise through the story, so no stamina to manage there!)

As for where the game currently is: I'm getting the game up and running in Steam (just yesterday got it to start with Steam ok, so I'm linking the achievements, and finalizing the store page and the rest of the backend stuff). After that, I'm going to test it some more just to be sure, and then... release, I guess? I'm not sure, it feels weird to actually be done with it soon :-D

Since the game will use a simili pay-what-you-want model, doing a keys giveaway will have less significance, but I'll still happily hand some to any and all interested! I should be making the first batch of review copies within the week, otherwise the release keys should be towards the end of the month.

And with that... I believe you know everything, or at least, as much as I do :-D
 

PandaPedinte

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Nope, never. I frequent too many GIF/image-heavy threads

And regarding those GIF/image-heavy threads, check this out. It's a very useful GAFfer-made extension
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1274391

That's great!

Oh wow, game changer!



Thanks a lot for the mention!! :-D



It's true! Quite some time ago, in fact, some stuff has been reworked thanks to player feedback from the demo, but it still gives a good idea of what the game is about and how it works. (mainly: plenty of bug fixes, but also the addition of a stamina meter for normal and hard modes which adds another layer of management for battles, and gives MUCH more weight to training DEF and SPD stats. Easy mode is still designed to allow players to cruise through the story, so no stamina to manage there!)

As for where the game currently is: I'm getting the game up and running in Steam (just yesterday got it to start with Steam ok, so I'm linking the achievements, and finalizing the store page and the rest of the backend stuff). After that, I'm going to test it some more just to be sure, and then... release, I guess? I'm not sure, it feels weird to actually be done with it soon :-D

Since the game will use a simili pay-what-you-want model, doing a keys giveaway will have less significance, but I'll still happily hand some to any and all interested! I should be making the first batch of review copies within the week, otherwise the release keys should be towards the end of the month.

And with that... I believe you know everything, or at least, as much as I do :-D

Can't wait for the release!
 
I can't keep up with all these games :O.
So many games. This month is a bit more packed than usual due to the Ludum Dare entries

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This game is pretty cool

Tower of Archeos - $12.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/499370/

Tower of Archeos is a mix between a roguelike and a puzzle game.
Group monsters of same type to kill as many as possible in one stroke.

Along Came Humans - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=57657.0

Grow your civilisation colonise the entire galaxy. You can think of it like a 4x game, with very little emphasis on the eXterminate part of 4x
 
Flat Heroes - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://parallelcircles.com/press/sheet.php?p=flat_heroes

Flat Heroes is a minimalistic, super intense action game starring squares for 1 to 4 players. It features a delightful control that allows players to move around the scenario in a super fluid way allowing them to beat all the challenging scenarios that its cooperative mode offers.

Currently on Kickstarter, from the Dropsy devs
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jaytholen/hypnospace-outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw - 2018 (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=56280.0

Hypnospace Outlaw is a game in which you police the internet of the future. In said future, most people work for a powerful corporatocracy all day and cruise the Hypnospace Highway (a literal Information superhighway) while sleeping.
As an Enforcer, your job is to peruse a Geocities-esque database of websites, identify scumbag users who violate Hypnospace law, and take your cruiser out to track and apprehend them. You'll face everything from clueless old folks propagating adware and toolbars (which can infect you if you get too close) to masterful hackers and their various schemes.

We All End Up Alone - 2017 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://weallendupalone.com/presskit/sheet.php?p=we_all_end_up_alone

We All End Up Alone is a narrative and psychological game where you will live a daily battle without weapons : you will play someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer and will try to make it through. The game is blending everyday life management and exploration gameplay. You will have to manage your new life during the day by choosing between actions to heal yourself, keep your stress low and your morale high. When the night comes you will have to explore the dreamlike world of your unconscious and fight your fears or the consequences of your choices.

Djur - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=57801.0

[DJUR] is a sci-fi fable game focusing on narrative and atmosphere. The game explores what it means to be human, and what it takes to transcend beyond our flaws.
 
Aven Colony - $24.99 (PC)

http://avencolony.com/

Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement on Aven Prime, an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth.
Build the infrastructure, look after the well-being of your citizens, manage your resources, and guide your colony to prosperity -- all while dealing with the harsh and often dangerous realities of an alien world.

EST 100 - Free (PC, Mac)

http://gamejolt.com/games/est-100/80931

A Tempest 2000-inspired arcade high-score combo blaster.
An experiment in linking movement mechanics to shooting mechanics. Each line segment is one bullet (you can see it recharge) and so to shoot more - while avoiding the enemies! - you have to keep moving!

Footbrawl Playground - $5.99 (PC, Mac)

http://pixelpizza.de/playground.html

Footbrawl Playground is a Physics Playground with a slight Football touch where you can goof around with a Friend, spawn NPCS, Place Traps and some more stuff.

Gravitus Minus - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://kometbomb.itch.io/gravitus-minus

Navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness.
Gravitus Minus is based on the classic gravity-based shooters from the 1980s and early 90s, such as Thrust, Solar Jetman and Gravitar.
 

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Just got an email:

Two Tribes' last game (sigh), Rive, launches on Steam and PS4 on September 13.

$12.75/€12.75 (discounted from $15/€15 at launch)

Review copies are available here: http://evolve.terminals.io

Six hour campaign
Voiced by Mark Dodson (Star Wars and Gremlins)
Speedrun and Single Credit modes
Dozens of leaderboards
 
Guys, you know which other game will be released in September?

Pavilion. Sep 22.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMwoOcjWyJc

Please stop releasing all the cool indie games of the year during the same time window.
Madness.

Last September gave us Stasis, Assault Android Cactus, Circa Infinity, Dropsy, Else Heart.Break(), Jotun, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Master Spy, SOMA, Towerclimb, and Undertale

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#Everest - Free (PC)

https://teamdogpit.itch.io/everest

The social media management/extreme mountaineering survival sim you've been waiting for!
The latest from Team Dogpit, #Everest is a survival sim about achieving the dream of having the most internet-famous attempt to climb Mt. Everest. Plan out a trip, equipping climber and guides with all of the equipment they need to not die horribly while carrying as much awesome swag as possible to take the most share-worthy selfies along the way!

Undercity Drop - Free (PC, Mac)

https://chalkinrain.itch.io/undercity-drop

Undercity_Drop is an endless action falling game where you are the hero without end, falling down into the Drop. Using your holy energy skin you throw yourself across the drop hoping to find any surface to recharge your ever depleting reserves.

Fatigue - Free pre-alpha (PC)

https://jolkio.itch.io/fatigue-pre-alpha-demo

Fatigue is an experimental horror game inspired by old survival horror classics. Its gameplay combines puzzle solving and filling your characters needs. You have to avoid illnesses and stay healthy, while trying to find out who or what killed Larry Harper.

Anachroma - Free (Browser)

http://jayisgames.com/games/anachroma/

Explore an enigmatic world devoid of color
 

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I had the pleasure of playing Desync at PAX and the game is brilliant. Possibly GOTY material for me. It channels everything I enjoy about fast paced FPSs and adds another layer of depth and flash with the score system. The gameplay is the natural evolution of Bulletstorm and the aesthetics are amazing as well. The great thing is that it's far from a cakewalk. You truly have to earn your kills here and they're very gratifying because of that. And the weapon switching is a perfect fit for my Naga mouse. I'm buying this day one.
 
Holy shitballs!

Really excited for this one.
Right? I was all set on Event[0] next week, but this has thrown a wrench into my surefire plans

That developer Landfall Games is pretty busy. Besides Clustruck, they're also working on Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and this other cool project ZIZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3vt0ozW_C0

ZIZ - ????

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

A Single player (Maybe co op) dogfighting game where you only fight bosses.
Each boss will have a weak point which you have to find in various ways.
The game will also have a big focus on flight skills. There will be many bosses where you have to fly through tight spaces and such.
 

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So there is one particularly heavy week coming soon.

Sep 20
  • Batman TellTale: Episode 2
  • Cossacks 3
  • The Bunker
  • Wheels of Aurelia
Sep 21
  • Pankapu: Episode 1
Sep 22
  • Klang
  • Pavilion: Episode 1
  • The Uncertain: Episode 1
  • Virginia
 

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Quite a few 'Episode 1' games from smaller devs coming up. I've grown a bit wary of them lately because it feels like devs often either have to cut some major corners in later episodes following lower-than-expected sales or they have to outright cancel them and shut down the studio after the first episode. Or the game is called Kentucky Route Zero and takes forever. ;)

I get the appeal of episodic games for developers and I generally love them when they're done well but often it seems small devs are a bit in over their heads when it comes to making these types of games.

Nonetheless, The Uncertain looks right up my alley, put it on my Steam wishlist which keeps growing and growing arrrgh.
 

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Can't wait for the release!

You and me both!! And now, I finally have a date to share, to know just how much time that'll be... September 30th! Uh, sorry, yeah, that's another September game coming out. Hope it won't be too packed (but honestly, October looks like it's going to be much of the same!).

Either way, here's the game's steampage: http://store.steampowered.com/app/523680

No preorders, since the game will use a "pay-what-you-liked" model everywhere, including on Steam (still can't believe they went for it), meaning the game will be entirely free to access and experience, and you'll only support the game *after* playing it, if you so desire, at the value you estimate your experience to be/have been.

It's very similar to pay-what-you-want, except it aims to give players the most choice as to when and why to support the game, and I'm hoping to offer an alternative to the "wait for sales" game, and most other economical discussions surrounding indie game pricing. We'll see if this is a gigantic mistake or not, but the long and short of it is: if you're interested in the game at all, you won't have any reason not to jump in come September 30th!

Also, a question: because of that model (meaning the game will be free upon release), I don't know what good it'd be to do a keys giveaway here as it wouldn't have the same meaning or value as the usual keys giveaways... but for tradition and comfort's sake, would you all be interested in an indie thread/GAF key giveaway all the same?
 

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You and me both!! And now, I finally have a date to share, to know just how much time that'll be... September 30th! Uh, sorry, yeah, that's another September game coming out. Hope it won't be too packed (but honestly, October looks like it's going to be much of the same!).

Either way, here's the game's steampage: http://store.steampowered.com/app/523680

No preorders, since the game will use a "pay-what-you-liked" model everywhere, including on Steam (still can't believe they went for it), meaning the game will be entirely free to access and experience, and you'll only support the game *after* playing it, if you so desire, at the value you estimate your experience to be/have been.

It's very similar to pay-what-you-want, except it aims to give players the most choice as to when and why to support the game, and I'm hoping to offer an alternative to the "wait for sales" game, and most other economical discussions surrounding indie game pricing. We'll see if this is a gigantic mistake or not, but the long and short of it is: if you're interested in the game at all, you won't have any reason not to jump in come September 30th!

Also, a question: because of that model (meaning the game will be free upon release), I don't know what good it'd be to do a keys giveaway here as it wouldn't have the same meaning or value as the usual keys giveaways... but for tradition and comfort's sake, would you all be interested in an indie thread/GAF key giveaway all the same?

This is an interesting model. I think a key giveaway is always welcomed, no matter the price model, I mean, we all like to play and test new games!
 

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This is an interesting model. I think a key giveaway is always welcomed, no matter the price model, I mean, we all like to play and test new games!

That's true, too! Okay then... let me order another batch of keys, and I'll set something up for you ASAP!

EDIT: trying to write down the keys, but I'm looking to make them for members of this thread only... and I can't seem to figure out how :-D Help!
 
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That's true, too! Okay then... let me order another batch of keys, and I'll set something up for you ASAP!

EDIT: trying to write down the keys, but I'm looking to make them for members of this thread only... and I can't seem to figure out how :-D Help!

You can use Modbot, or you can just put it in
Code:
[ EMAIL=KEYHERE][/EMAIL]
tags (without the space). That way, only people who quote the post (and you have to be a member to be able to quote posts) can see them.

Example:
 

Pehesse

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You can use Modbot, or you can just put it in
Code:
[ EMAIL=KEYHERE][/EMAIL]
tags (without the space). That way, only people who quote the post (and you have to be a member to be able to quote posts) can see them.

Example:

Ah, fantastic! Thank you very much! Yes, those email tags were what I was looking into but I couldn't figure out how to get them working. Thanks to your example, now I can (hopefully), so... here! Quoting this, you'll find keys for the review build of the game, which is really the version that'll be made public on the 30th, except you can play it right now! If you do take one, please tell me so I can update the message (and my own files) :-D

Also to note: the Steam release is currently windows-only, I'm working to get another solution up and running for Mac and Linux users! I also recommend a hefty amount of RAM - 4GB should do the trick, anything more is gravy, but I'm afraid I can't guarantee it'll work with less. Same with the OS - 64bit is recommended, can work with 32bit, but you're better off assuming 64bit's the way to go!

EDIT : all keys are gone! Thank you very much :-D