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Indie Games 2016 [September] Lets play some Indies!

Sailaway - November (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://sailaway.world/index.html

Sail between islands, across oceans or around the world. Alone on a vast ocean with nothing but water as far as you can see. The water carries you, the wind pushes you and the stars guide you.
You will need to raise sails, pull the winches, set reefs, adjust the sheets, outhaul, downhaul, traveler, vang, backstay, etc. Every control that is on a real sailboat is also present on your virtual sailboat in Sailaway.

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe - ????

http://gabrielkoenig.com/ghosttime/

A game about exploring the galaxy and trying to be a hero.

Warcube - Fall 2016 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/505060

Become the WARCUBE. Crush your enemies, siege castles, and bring glory to your six-sided self! All with a tasteful blend of slow-motion to make you look your best.

Immortal Planet - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=53690.0

An isometric sci-fi action RPG heavily inspired by Dark Soul, from the developer of Ronin

Outbuddies - Free alpha demo (PC)

http://www.outbuddies.com/

Going deep under the sea in an epic 16-bit style adventure
You play as John, a young adventurer and scientist. After a storm wrecked your ship, you wake up 36.000 feet under the sea - severely wounded and attached to an alien life support system that is connected to your brain and body tissues.

Artifax - ????

Gray Skies, Dark Waters - Late 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763334981

A short, story-driven adventure game about a girl called Lina Garrett whose mother has been missing for a year. You play as Lina as you try to discover what happened to Vivian, her mother. The game is a modern take on folklore from Scotland, Japan, and Finland, and the art style mirrors that origin with storybook-like drawings.

Dystoria - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.tricoastalgames.com/

Descent meets Super Mario Galaxy with a dash of old school arcade flavor.

Cascade Quest - 2017 (PC, Mac)

http://icefallgames.com/CascadeQuest/

In the spirit of classic graphic adventure games, Cascade Quest sends the player on an epic adventure though forests, mountains and mysterious lairs, on a mission of escape and retribution.

Royal Agents: Sweet Zombie - PC, Mac, Linux

http://royalagents.tumblr.com/

Turn-based adventure/strategy video game where you control a team of agents trying to stop dark rituals in time for tea.

Antegods - 2017 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

http://www.antegods.com/

Antegods is a fast-paced arena action game in which ancient civilizations have taken to space. Two teams of five pilots control enormous ‘totem’ statues, collecting ‘silk’ energy in procedurally generated environments, trying to activate an even bigger ‘titan’ statue. Whoever wins these tactical battles climb an intergalactic tournament ladder, ultimately becoming gods themselves.

Unnamed game 1 - ????

https://twitter.com/JesseNorman_dev

An isometric Diablo like mech rpg

Emporium - ????

Unnamed horror game - ????

Previously Mentioned

Distance

Man O' War: Corsair

Cyber Shadow

Aragami

Gigadistrict

The Soulkeeper

Gojigaboga

God’s Gift
 

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That's definitely not normal, the prompt should disappear once the installation is done correctly. Did you have a notice regarding administrator rights during install? Did your antivirus act up? If all else fails, you can manually install directx from your installation folder, in the "redist" subdirectory (dxwebsetup.exe)!

Either way, the new update should help (disabling screenflashes will now also affect the pulse effect which is the one apparently giving you trouble here)!

Ah, I forgot that since mine is remapped somewhere else! Using any other key for screenshotting doesn't display any extra info on my end - as I said, F12 is also a universal debug key for NW and possibly causes problems with the overlay, I'm not sure there's anything I can do with it. Could you please try with another screenshot shortcut key, see if the issue is still there?

Thanks! :)

Tried your suggestions. Trying to install DirectX from the folder and I got the same message saying I already have a newer version installed, it's DX11. Disabling the screenflashes worked, though the game reverted it to enabled when I fought
Little Sun in the dream
. I remapped the screenshot key to F10 still get the border on the screenshot as well the fps counter.
 

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Tried your suggestions. Trying to install DirectX from the folder and I got the same message saying I already have a newer version installed, it's DX11. Disabling the screenflashes worked, though the game reverted it to enabled when I fought
Little Sun in the dream
. I remapped the screenshot key to F10 still get the border on the screenshot as well the fps counter.

Let's keep troubleshooting through PM!
 

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Put more time into Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and I'm very glad that the dev will be taking his time with it. It has a lot of potential. Clustertruck looks like it'll be a big success so TABS will definitely benefit from that
In times of survival games and tycoons/sims it's amazing to see how a game as basic as Clustertruck can create such a huge amount of hype pre-release. Not sure why - probably simply because of "lol jumping on exploding trucks"? Still, interesting. :D

TABS on the other hand has that YouTube humor that will help it get really popular, too.
 
In times of survival games and tycoons/sims it's amazing to see how a game as basic as Clustertruck can create such a huge amount of hype pre-release. Not sure why - probably simply because of "lol jumping on exploding trucks"? Still, interesting. :D
It looks like one of those game that takes such a simple mechanic and just wrings every possibility from it. You're not jumping on crashing exploding trucks. You're jumping on crashing exploding trucks as the environment crumbles around you, as levels shift and change, as massive physics-based objects crush and roll through the stages, all while using special truck-based abilities to pull off Tony Hawk-style combos for speedrunning and high scores

It looks insane while also looking like clever game design, the way a good puzzler will explore a mechanic from every angle
 

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Quite a few interesting new games lately. I don't write much in these threads, but I like to read through them. Indie games offer the most interesting new experiences. They might not always turn out as good as you want them, but they have kept me much more interested in the medium, and sometimes you come across a real gem.
 

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It looks like one of those game that takes such a simple mechanic and just wrings every possibility from it. You're not jumping on crashing exploding trucks. You're jumping on crashing exploding trucks as the environment crumbles around you, as levels shift and change, as massive physics-based objects crush and roll through the stages, all while using special truck-based abilities to pull off Tony Hawk-style combos for speedrunning and high scores

It looks insane while also looking like clever game design, the way a good puzzler will explore a mechanic from every angle
Yeah, but sadly this type of game normally gets overlooked by the mass craving for another game with countless stats, upgrades, crafting, managing, farming, ... that's why I'm surprised. And the game already had a massive following even in early alpha without any abilities or huge physics objects. I guess it simply fulfills a player fantasy that nobody knew even existed. :)
 

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Inspired by the wonders of text adventures on the ZX Spectrum, The Legendary Amstrad CPC, and Commodore 64, "The House Abandon" is a modern re-imagining of the text adventure, played in the game, whilst the environment reacts around you.

I have tried The House Abandon. There is a nice
inception concept and jump scare
, but I don't recommend the game: the dialogue option is too constrained and I ended up stuck close to the end of the game in the kitchen because "go to the hall", "go back", "leave the kitchen", etc. would not register and the game only accepted "go back to the hallway". It shows how hard it is to make a good chatbot-based text adventure like event[0].

Also do not go to the itch.io page of the game because it is currently spammed with porn pics.
 
Public beta of Life of Sundura is coming out this month, 9/29
The base release will allow you to play the Life of Sundura from birth of death. Sundura’s life consists of a great circular migration (pictured above). So the initial release will be made up of the following:

- Circular Current of Debris (that light up your migration path)
- Growth of Sundura
- Birth and Death of Sundura
- Mother/Child Interaction

That’s it. There is a LOT more to the game such as predators, hunting, environments, artificial organisms, etc. But the idea is to start off with a base that has nothing but the most fundamental aspects to the game and then grow from there with continuous feedback. Thus allowing the game to become what it wants to be.
 
New Daniel Linssen game

Perisher - Free (Browser)

https://managore.itch.io/perisher

A CELESTE mod about climbing a mountain and pushing some blocks

Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor - $9.99 (PC, Mac)

http://tinybuild.com/diariesofaspaceportjanitor

Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is an anti-adventure game about picking up trash in an alien bazaar. You play as the Janitor, an Alaensee woman with a municipally-subsidized trash incineration job, and dreams of leaving the planet of Xabran’s Rock far behind her.
 
Just picked up Diaries, will post impressions here when I get the chance.
Started an OT
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1281293

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The Bunker - $19.99 (PC, Mac)

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

As the last remaining survivor in a nuclear bunker, John’s daily routine is the one thing that keeps him sane. But when an alarm goes off, his mind starts to self destruct. He has to venture into long forgotten areas, recovering long repressed memories and unlocking the dark secrets of The Bunker.
 

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Oh the bunker is finaly out?
Downloading right now, will play later tonight after work (guess 3 in the morning will be a perfect time to experience this)
 

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The Bunker seems to be really short if you go by Steam reviews. ~2 hours long. These short movie like games priced at 20€ just don't do it for me. You might say that if a game is good playtime doesn't matter. I don't agree with that. A 2 hour long action platformer might have been worth 40€ back in the day, but today I wouldn't buy it for 20€. I don't even buy movies for 20€.

Event[0] is another game I think is priced too much. Does seem to be a bit longer than The Bunker, but it's about 4 hours long to complete.

I would buy Event[0] at 15€ max and The Bunker at 10€ max.
 

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The Bunker seems to be really short if you go by Steam reviews. ~2 hours long. These short movie like games priced at 20€ just don't do it for me. You might say that if a game is good playtime doesn't matter. I don't agree with that. A 2 hour long action platformer might have been worth 40€ back in the day, but today I wouldn't buy it for 20€. I don't even buy movies for 20€.

Event[0] is another game I think is priced too much. Does seem to be a bit longer than The Bunker, but it's about 4 hours long to complete.

I would buy Event[0] at 15€ max and The Bunker at 10€ max.

I would agree with you regarding event[0] if I had not been playing the game for about 9 hours in total, by trying to go (a bit too blindly) for every ending and every achievement. I don't consider the game to be polished enough since I encountered a few infuriating bugs along the way, but it has its charm and I understand the devs felts there was enough content to price it at that point.

You might be interested in Virginia, which is to be sold for $10 on Sep 22, and will last as long as a movie. There is a demo on Steam (which is useful to see if you don't get nauseated).
 

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I would agree with you regarding event[0] if I had not been playing the game for about 9 hours in total, by trying to go (a bit too blindly) for every ending and every achievement. I don't consider the game to be polished enough since I encountered a few infuriating bugs along the way, but it has its charm and I understand the devs felts there was enough content to price it at that point.
Is it fun playing it for different endings? Or is it basically the same with very little difference? If there's bugs I might wait a bit on this one and see if they fix it or not.

You might be interested in Virginia, which is to be sold for $10 on Sep 22, and will last as long as a movie. There is a demo on Steam (which is useful to see if you don't get nauseated).
I have the demo downloaded, but haven't played it yet. I'll get to it, someday!
 

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Is it fun playing it for different endings? Or is it basically the same with very little difference? If there's bugs I might wait a bit on this one and see if they fix it or not.

Very little difference and not that fun, but you get to appreciate some work of the devs which might have passed unnoticed during a first playthrough, like some discussions with the AI that you did not trigger. It did not feel like tedious work, but it is not for everyone.
 
New game from the creator of The Floor Is Jelly. He also mentions that this is one of two projects he's been working, so I'm hoping the other is single player focused

https://vimeo.com/177419147

Botolo - 2016 (PC, Mac)

http://blog.botologame.com/post/150688199741/announcing-botolo

"Fast paced two player mind sport"
BOTOLO is a dense, frenetic mindgame for two players. Predict your opponent's actions in realtime as you glide through a vibrant field of pattern and color. Dance inside the negative space between their thoughts, just as they attempt to navigate yours.
 
Balancity - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.balan.city/

BalanCity is a city building / balance physics game. It's a mixture between old school SimCity and Jenga. You must build the tallest towering city over a balancing platform while keeping your citizens happy.

Cossacks 3 - $19.99 (PC)

http://www.cossacks3.com/

Cossacks 3 is a rare combination of war, economy, army developing, building and upgrading that couldn’t be found in any game for the last 15 years. This deep RTS gameplay will return old fans in the golden ages of the genre and give newcomers a unique experience.
 
Sorcery! 4, The Crown of Kings - $4.99 (iOS, Android)

http://www.inklestudios.com/sorcery/

An epic adventure through an open world of monsters, traps and magic. Infiltrate the Fortress of Sorcerers, and create your own unique story where every decision you make is remembered, no matter how small. Cheat death, uncover ancient mysteries, and recover the Crown of Kings - if you can.
 

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I should really sit down and finish Sorcery 2.

I don't know what it is about Inkle games but I keep stopping them because I feel like I'm making poor decisions. I don't want to resort to a guide though.
 
I should really sit down and finish Sorcery 2.

I don't know what it is about Inkle games but I keep stopping them because I feel like I'm making poor decisions yet reading a guide seems like I'd be missing the point.
I've always felt they were the kind of games where you should roll with the punches for the best experience. My status at the start of 3...was not very suited for traversing a treacherous wasteland (ie few supplies, little gold, and a mean god as my guide) but I wouldn't want it any other way after my playthrough of 2
 

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I've always felt they were the kind of games where you should roll with the punches for the best experience.

Yeah, I agree with this. ..but they're just gamey enough that the YOU FUCKED UP part of my brain keeps me replaying the same chapters. And that's without knowing how much stamina/gold/whatever I actually need to make it through. 80 Days makes me even crazier.

I'll try to shut off that part of my brain next time.
 

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These are games which are to be released on Steam today and which you might recognize. We are getting to the end of this week full of game releases.



 

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I played the start of Pavilion at TGS. It's a pretty neat concept/gimmick and the art was great, but I'm worried the gimmick could get old very fast.
 

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These are games which are to be released on Steam today and which you might recognize. We are getting to the end of this week full of game releases.




At least it's payday tomorrow.. hot damn.

Not like I don't already have enough to play anyway either!
 
Virginia - $9.99 (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One)

http://variablestate.com/projects/virginia

Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret. Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.

Klang - $14.99 (PC)

http://tinimations.net/

Klang is an innovative take on traditional rhythm games that pushes the genre beyond pressing buttons to tempo into a world of fast-paced exploration, platforming and combat.

hackmud - $13.37 (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://www.hackmud.com/

hackmud is a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator for intel-compatible personal home computers. Get lost in a deep and complex world full of challenging puzzles as you engage in a rich narrative riddled with intrigue and deception.

Dog Sled Saga - $7.99 (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

http://www.dogsledsaga.com/

As a rookie musher, foster a dogsledding team whose skills will grow if they're treated right. Week by week, get to know your dogs' unique traits, and carve your story into the trails of the Mount St. Something region.

Pankapu - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://tookindstudio.com/en/

Pankapu is a narrative and episodic platform/action game that takes place in the dreams of Djaha’rell, a child once troubled by a tragic incident. Play Pankapu, the tiny warrior chosen by The God of Dreams, to rid the Dreamworld of the Nightmare invasion.

The Uncertain - $14.99 (PC)

http://theuncertaingame.com/

The Uncertain is an episodic story-driven adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Experience the mysterious vibe of each of carefully explored locations, solve diverse puzzles, make fateful decisions and discuss intriguing matters to find out the whole truth being kept from you.

In Fear I Trust - $6.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/522690/

In Fear I Trust is a critically acclaimed first-person horror adventure. Explore eerie locations, solve puzzles and unravel the dark truth behind a secret soviet experiment in this story-driven psychological thriller.
 

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Dog Sled Saga - $7.99 (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)

http://www.dogsledsaga.com/

As a rookie musher, foster a dogsledding team whose skills will grow if they're treated right. Week by week, get to know your dogs' unique traits, and carve your story into the trails of the Mount St. Something region.
Finally! This was one of the games from Toma's first Indie threads I've been waiting for.
 
KS in February

Sunless Skies - PC, Mac, Linux

https://twitter.com/failbettergames

The stars are dying. The stars are the Judgements: the inventors, arbiters and enforcers of the universe's laws - but a revolution has begun, and the stars are being murdered.
This is the Victorian Empire in space - the High Wilderness - a "blistering, wonderful night" among the thrones and domains of the stars. The Empress has abandoned London and led an exodus to the High Wilderness, to carve out a new British Empire. With the Empire being increasingly authoritarian, bohemians, revolutionaries and outcasts - like you - are trying to make a life for themselves on its fringes.
Our influences include: the science fiction of H G Wells and C S Lewis, the planetary romances of Leigh Brackett, Art Nouveau, Event Horizon, trains.