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Indie Games 2016 [September] Lets play some Indies!

Milkmaid of the Milky Way - PC, Mac

http://www.milkmaidgame.com/

A classic point-and-click adventure game where you play as Ruth, a young milkmaid who works on a remote farm in 1920's Norway after her parent's have passed. Life is rough and work is hard, and mysterious things keep happening. And then one day a huge ship descends from the skies.

Lucah - Free demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://melessthanthree.itch.io/lucah

A nightmarish action-rpg about finding oneself

Lightpath - ????

https://lightpathgame.com/

Lightpath is a 3D platform-puzzle videogame where you are Lum, a light guardian with the main ability of controlling the position on the light, invoked to fight against the Dark Lord who is trying to conquer the planet with his darkness. You will fight enemies, face challenges and solve puzzles with you abilities in order to defeat him.

She Dreams Elsewhere - ????

https://www.reddit.com/r/RPGMaker/comments/54axne/screenshot_saturday_level_3_week_39/d80n5s7

A 2D JRPG where you enter the mind of a comatose woman in order to defeat the nightmares preventing her from awakening.

Captain’s Way - PC

http://captainsway.weebly.com/

The combat and ship physics of Captain Forever meets the crew management of FTL

Previously Mentioned

Aragami

Totem Teller

Moons of Madness

Airships

Tikotep Adventure

Beacon
 
Sundered - 2017 (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)

http://thunderlotusgames.com/

Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ​creators of ​Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-­changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity.

Herald - PC, Mac, Linux

http://heraldgame.com/

Herald is an interactive period drama set during the 19th century. It plays as a mix between an adventure game and a visual novel. You are Devan Rensburg, a steward of mixed-heritage working on board of the HLV Herald, a ship sailing for your land of birth, the Eastern Colonies.

The Automatician - 2017

http://theautomatician.com/

The Automatician is a 3-Dimensional puzzle game with an emphasis on immersion.
In The Automatician, players will explore a Victorian mansion at their leisure, as well as design and craft Rube Goldberg Machines to solve puzzles and uncover secrets
 

BTA

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Oooh, Herald looks neat. Could be kinda clunky if the VN + 3rd person parts don't mesh well, but I like what it's going for.
 

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I guess I'm excited about Wasteland, and that art is brilliant, but I dunno. I'm waiting for Torment to release before I really decide on inXile.
If the Brotherhood's past work is an indication, it will. Have you played Stasis, or seen their other projects Cayne and Beautiful Desolation?

That's 2D though. I hope they can keep the quality high when they have to get it running in a game engine.
 

epmode

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Cayne and Beautiful Desolation use a new engine with 3D models and scans and such

Wait, Cayne will have realtime 3D environments? I must not be paying attention to those Kickstarter updates.

edit: Beautiful Desolation still looks like it's using prerendered 2D environments.

BTW, I don't have anything against prerendered stuff! I just think that inXile will push for realtime environments.
 

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If the Brotherhood's past work is an indication, it will. Have you played Stasis, or seen their other projects Cayne and Beautiful Desolation?

Having a quick look at Stasis that certainly is a very, very nicely detailed art style. If it actually reaches that level of quality it'll be amazing.
 

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My top ten are:
- Ruiner
- Thumper
- Aragami
- Manifold Garden
- Hand of Fate 2
- Ghost Song
- Sometimes Always Monsters
- Astroneer
- Desync
- Perception

Ruiner is too violent for my tastes.

Thumper has an amazing list of awards. Somehow, I never cared about that one, but I don't know why. I mean...

 
Ruiner is too violent for my tastes.

Thumper has an amazing list of awards. Somehow, I never cared about that one, but I don't know why. I mean...
I played the demo way back in January and it was so good. I usually don't care for rhythm or music games, but Thumper just drew me in. It's pure spectacle, a audiovisual assault of color and movement and music, and you just get into this flow with the music and gameplay and timing.

And that was at a kiosk in the middle of Best Buy without headphones

This GDC talk is a great overview on the gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh1vYUxXvmA
 
Clustertruck - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)

http://landfall.se/clustertruck/

Clustertruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava" on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers.

Slayer Shock - $19.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.slayershock.com/

A role-playing shooter about hunting vampires in Nebraska. Take missions to patrol the streets, rescue captive humans, and weaken the undead threat. Assemble a team, hunt the vampires, and save your hometown!

Wuppo - $14.99 (PC)

http://wuppogame.com/

Enter the wondrous world of Wuppo! Fight numerous enemies, collect countless items, and solve immersive puzzles, all while exploring the detailed history of the world in your quest to find a new home.

Lichtspeer - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.lichtspeer.com/

Lichtspeer is an action arcade lightspear-throwing simulator based in ancient germanic future.

Hardware Engineering - $5.99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/525610/

Hardware Engineering is a simplified digital circuit design game presenting an opportunity to dive into digital engineering with ease. Learn with tutorials and enjoy yourself with challenging designs, sandbox or competitive.

Nidhogg 2 - 2017 (PC, Mac)

http://nidhogggame.com/

Return of the wurm! The next installment of the epic award-winning dueling tug-of-war is coming! Destroy your opponents with all new moves and weapons across ten different arenas. Enjoy new monstrous visuals by artist Toby Dixon and bangin Beats from Daedelus, Mux Mool, Doseone, and more!
 

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Do we yet know if Thumper is going to get any PC VR support? I know they've been talking up PSVR over the last year or so.
 
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Do we yet know if Thumper is going to get any PC VR support? I know they've been talking up PSVR over the last year or so.

In the sidebar of the GDC video M_B posted i saw a PSVR Thumper video so it might be worth clicking the GDC link and having a look in the youtube sidebar thingy for it.

Here you go: Thumper PSVR GDC 2016

edit: DOH! PCVR! Sorry, i misread your post :(
 

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  1. No Man's Sky
  2. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  3. Reigns
  4. N++
  5. Metrico+
  6. Typoman: Revised
  7. The Final Station
  8. She Remembered Caterpillars
  9. Four Sided Fantasy
  10. Pan-Pan
 

Toma

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Kinda unrelated, but I finally got the PSVR shipping confirmation for 13th of October. VR finally entering my home in 2 weeks. :-O
 
Oh snap, a new RTS from the Creeper World devs!

Particle Fleet: Emergence - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://knucklecracker.com/particlefleet/pf.php

Build and design your own fleets and stand opposed to the Particulate in this physics/strategy/RTS/fleet hybrid. Build partially destructible and self repairing ships that interact with enemies less controlled by some scripted logic and more driven by a real time massive physics particle simulation.
 
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Has anybody spent some time with Metronomicon yet? I want to pick something up and it's between that or Particle Fleet.
 
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Pulled the Trigger on Metroniomicon since not my folks seem to be playing it. I've only spent 30 minutes playing it but it's fun so far. It's essentially Feep's Before the Echo (in that it's amplitude with abilities) combined with the party mechanics of Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. Gameplaywise so far it's resulted in the best of both worlds where you're having to make decision on what abilities to use like in BtE combined with the RPG progression and party building of Theatrhythm. I'll need to play a lot more to see how it opens up though I think it's worth looking into if you enjoy rhythm games without blockbuster soundtracks.

The only other indie game I've played last month that hasn't been mentioned here is Rogue Wizards. It's a super casual roguelike with a cool visual style where dungeon tiles fall from the sky as they move into your line of sight and fall out of existence when they leave it. Mechanically it's an average roguelike with you choosing between ranged/melee weapons that have a variety of status effects with the only really combat depth coming from your use of magic; there are 6 elements and 3 spells for each that have a decent variety of utility between them. Unfortunately the enemy/boss variety isn't that great, so far I've been able to beat all of the bosses with the same tactics and the dungeons all seem very samey. Outside of dungeon's you're slowly building up a town; you'll find an NPC in each story dungeon who adds a new building and you upgrade certain building with money/items you pick up on runs. It's a pretty decent podcast game in that the grinding's fun/easy, but it's completely bereft of the strategy/tension you can find in other recent roguelikes like Dungeonmans.
 
Unnamed driving survival - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=43705.0

A upcoming sci-fi driving-exploration-car chase thing.
Drive from A to B while avoiding getting killed and learning what happened to the game's world and where all of it's inhabitants went.

Emporium - ????

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=58085.0

A collection of small conversations, with multiple choice dialogue responses. It'll be a very short vignette sort of thing, a focus on interpreting the environment and exploring the branching dialogue.

Double Kick Heroes - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://doublekickheroes.rocks/

Double Kick Heroes is an explosive metal rhythm game set in an apocalyptic world. Lead your band on a roadtrip through the wasteland! Blast zombies with your Gundillac and crush them with the power of Metal.

Gathernomoss - PC

https://twitter.com/RollingHeadGame

Play as a rolling head seeking its body in a silly world made of classical arts!

A Room Beyond - $6.99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.aroombeyond.com/

A Lovecraftian Point and Click Adventure
A Room Beyond is a dark pixel-style fantasy point and click adventure game inspired by literature, art, games and movies in the genre of victorian horror fiction. Help the villagers to solve the mystery of the murderous fog wanderer and uncover your own fate that brought you to this place.

Minotaur - PC, Mac, iOS

http://www.uof7.com/minotaur/

Minotaur is a story-driven game. It takes place in an apartment complex on the outskirts of Nova, which turned into a deadly labyrinth for its tenants. It’s up to them now to figure out who — and why — set up this elaborate trap, and try to find their way out of it

Scarf - PC

https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=51683.0

Scarf: Walking with Souls is a 3D Adventure game, where Hyke must use his polyformic scarf to explore a magical environment, solve mysterious puzzles and overcome difficult platforms.
Hyke’s scarf can be transform into different objects which will help you in your adventure. This objects can be combined to create new shapes expanding Hyke’s possibilities.

PolyGone - ????

Mantis Burn Racing - $12.99 (PC)

http://www.voofoostudios.com/game/mantis-burn-racing/

The race is on in Mantis Burn Racing, where fast-paced bumper-to-bumper racing combines with intuitive, tactile gameplay and stunning visuals in one of the best-looking and immersive top-down racers around.

Starlight 2249 - PC, Mac, iOS

http://www.indiedb.com/games/starlight-2249

A roguelite-like space game. Explore a randomly generated galaxy. Survey strange new worlds, meet aliens, and occasionally blow them up. Starlight is inspired by games like FTL, Star Control 2, X-Com and Weird Worlds. It will feature space exploration and combat, crew management, and missions to planet surfaces to do jobs and collect resources.

Deep Rock Galactic - ????

http://www.ghostship.dk/

Take on the most hostile planet in the known galaxy as a team of dwarven mercenary miners in our upcoming procedurally generated co-op sci-fi shooter

Previously Mentioned

Euclidean Lands

Airheart

Machiavillain

OffGrid

Edge of Eternity
 

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I know Baddy thought super highly of Oxenfree - which is on sale on Steam for about £3.50.

Also I finished Inside last night - what a cracker of a game that was!