Indie Games [August] Now Voting - Post 937!

Toma

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GAF Indie Steam Group (For announcing votings, contests and Greenlight collections):
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):

As before, voting 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. Voting Results "Best of March"
5. Indie Media Corner
6. Contests for the current month (You can win games! And have fun!)

Post 2:
7. Recently released Indies to check out!

Post 3:
8. Upcoming Indies to look forward to!

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42 games in the released part, 44 games in the future part. Last months thread saw the most post and views of any Indie thread so far and we saw our small community grow by a few people that share their experiences and game finds with us. Really awesome to see this thing growing bit by bit. Agains thanks to everyone participating! Also while you are here, grab some awesome electronica/videogamey music while you are here: Pyramid - Lost in Space

We will also have a vote on the best games of the month in the last week of the thread. The results for june can be seen below. For some first time readers that wonder about my definition of "recent": We didnt have any major Indie thread in 2012 on GAF, so we are also catching all the titles that slipped through our net last year. Anyway, have fun with the games from this month!

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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. Gods Will Be Watching (12 votes) - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.deconstructeam.com/games/gods-will-be-watching/
Simple, yet very cool and engaging survival management game with that distinctive tall 2D model aesthetic (Sword and Sworcery, Riot). Disturbing yet addictive (the can't stop until you succeed type), it draws you into its world in which you are tasked to help a small group to survive. The announced remake/sequel looks VERY ambitious and definitely deserves a spot on our most anticipated Indie games list.
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2. Defenders Quest (6 votes) - Free Demo/ $14,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.defendersquest.com/
DQ is probably the best, straight-up Tower Defense game I've played in a while. Seems like this past year or so, having your game be "tower defense" like is the new, hip thing (that and rogue-likes.) DQ is the developer's love letter to the old-fashioned, restart-until-you-perfect-the-stage, TD goodness.
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2. A Dark Room (6 votes) - Free (PC, Browser)

http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/
This is a surprisingly deep game in the same vein like Candy Box, particularly once you open up the Nethack-ish map stuff. Yes it's a grinder, but it lends itself well to the pick-up-and-play style. In fact, I forgot I had the game running in a tab -- I kept coming back to the game for a couple of days in short bursts of gameplay. Highly addictive.
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4. Magrunner (5 votes) - $19,99 (PC)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=599071
Fantastic Portal-style 3D puzzle game with an interesting story and an evolving world that builds up to the supernatural Lovecraftian stuff rather than blow its wad early like most games.
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4. Soundodger (5 votes) - Free (PC, Browser)

http://games.adultswim.com/soundodger-puzzle-online-game.html
A beautiful flash game that you can fall in a trance with. The music is incredible, there's a bunch of content and the gameplay is hypnotizing.
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4. Super Splatters (5 votes) - $9,99 (PC, Mac)

http://spikysnail.com//
Swoosh, sleee pock swoosh, swoosh, swoosh. SPLATTER, SPLORGE, BAMMMMM. Kachingchingching.
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7.-21.
7. Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel (4 votes)
7. Futuridium (4 votes)
7. Primordia (4 votes)
7. Knights of Pen & Paper (4 votes)
7. CardHunter (4 votes)
7. Cloudface (4 votes)
13. Odallus (3 votes)
13. Survivor Squad (3 votes)
13. Penny Arcade Episode 4 (3 votes)
13. Inverto (3 votes)
13. Scrolls (3 votes)
13. Sang-Froid (3 votes)
19. Chess the Gathering (2 votes)
19. The Incredible Adventure of Van Helsing (2 votes)
19. Blues for Mittavanda (2 votes)
22. Glob (1 votes)
22. Retroverse (1 votes)
22. Rooks Keep (1 votes)
22. Valdis Story (1 votes)
22. Alltynex (1 votes)
22. Decalc (1 votes)
22. Hypersuper Cannon (1 votes)
22. SpyParty (1 votes)
22. The Last Door (1 votes)
22. Trap Them (1 votes)
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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 3: Underwater
[Ridiculous Fishing, Botanicula, Capsized, Frog Fractions, Unfinished Swan, Vessel, Donkey Kong Country]

These guys worked on a weekly YT video series that will present the newest Indie Game releases with small gameplay clips, impressions and anything important you might need to know. Definitely a great way to get an overview of recent releases and hopefully another mainstay for this Media Corner.

Indie Releases: 7.27.13
[Elliot Quest, Legends of Aethereus, Expander, Ittle Dew, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, Zeno Clash 2 (PS Store), Zeno Clash 2, Orbitron: Revolution, Splatter, Teleglitch, Vintage Hero, Trichrome, Shadowrun Returns, Citadels, Mars: War Logs
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The winners of last month and a recap post for the fantastic soundtrack recommendations of last month can be found here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=74203019&postcount=1215

1. Overlooked Indie Game recommendation
  • In the spirit of the newly introduced Wayback Wednesdays, please tell us your favourite Indie Game that you feel like is too overlooked (No Minecraft here folks, but this is NOT restricted to games of this thread series. GO WILD.).
  • Recommend one game you think didnt get the attention it deserved
  • Feel free to talk about why you like it or what you associate with that game. What makes it so special? Why would it deserve more exposure? And why do you think it failed?
  • Include a screenshot and purchase/download link
  • Two random entries will win a gift from the gift pile

Gift pile:
Gnomoria x2
Titan Quest
Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC
Cave Story+
Mark of the Ninja
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
The Adventures of Shuggy
Tobe's Vertical Adventure
Geneforge Saga
Pid
Cargo Commander
Back to the Future
Dungeon Hearts
Alan Wake American Nightmare
Dear Esther
Capsized
Thomas was alone
Awesomenauts
Hotline Miami
Proteus
 

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1000 Amps - $4,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205690/

Puzzle Platformer. Your goal is to restore power to the Amp-Tree-System, a now darkened labyrinth of over 150 compartments, & defeat the intruder. This game is pretty cool due to its non linear approach that just lets you explore, unintrusive puzzles, some smart puzzle designs and a metroidvania progression where you find skills to progress in other parts of the dungeon.
Aaron Steed's Ending - Free (PC, iOS)

http://robotacid.com/flash/ending/

Roguelike-like puzzle game with a series of puzzle based levels and a roguelike adventure mode which you can tackle after you trained yourself in the puzzle levels. Very satisfying to play but definitely challenging.
Against the Wall - Free Alpha (PC)

http://www.againstthewallgame.com/play/

In its current alpha state, Against the Wall is a simple game that evokes powerful, sometimes primal feelings. After starting up the game, you only see a huge wall of blocks and your only way to escape the endless pit behind you is to climb upwards, discovering the strange places that exist on this vertical plane.
Bokida - Free (PC, Browser)

http://goo.gl/egH9r

A creative and exploratory sandbox game by a small group of French students. A truly free-form experience where you get what you give... we can take our time to investigate a surreal and gigantic world of towering structures or stay where we are and build a house out of mysterious blocks that we can conjure out of thin air. Using the tools we're given we can build towers or bridges, we can slice blocks apart at any angle, blow apart our creations, or just clean up the pristine world we find ourselves in.
Chester - Currently 80% off at $1 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/chester

This game is pretty cool. Its a platformer in which you unlock characters, skills for those characters and world styles and you need to switch them around in a level to solve them. Seeing the levels instantly switch the art style and with it, the corresponding level features is a pretty cool idea. Only played the first 2 levels, but the systems seem pretty solid and deep enough to voice a recommendation.
Contre Jour - Free (PC, Browser)

Link

Puzzle game platformer in a charming World of Goo-inspired style in which you control.. the platform. Terraform the land and manipulate objects to guide the main character towards the goal while collecting extra points. Very cool feeling to pull off these levels.
Crayon Chronicles - $2,99 (PLAT)

http://www.desura.com/games/crayon-chronicles

A rather simple roguelike with a fantastic artstyle that oozes charm. The game checks the genre basics with loots and cool items and an easy to grasp levelling system and allows for 2-4 hour runs.
Crypt Run - Free Demo (PC, Browser)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/richtaur/crypt-run-death-is-just-the-beginning

The action takes place in dungeons, which are comprised of a series of rooms packed with interesting monsters, traps, and loot. Explore the rooms to collect powerups and dodge hazards. Attack and kill monsters by throwing swords, daggers, axes, and other fun weapons
Cube World - $20 (PC)

https://picroma.com/

Basically a randomly generated action RPG (think Zelda overworlds) in which you can tame animals, kill bosses, level up and stare at blocks. This game is drop dead gorgeous, seriously. But even if we were anticipating it for a while now, the game still needs more content. Taking a stroll through this marvellously crafted game is still an enjoyable, although maybe a bit uneven experience atm especially with the rather unfair beginning. Game gets better after you passed the earlier levels however.
Dead Pixels - $3,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/dead-pixels

Side scrolling survival action game. You walk right, kill zombies, pick up weapons, sell stuff, upgrade yourself, buy ammo and kill more enemies. With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels.
Desperate Gods - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.wolfire.com/desperate-gods

Desperate Gods is a free online board game that was designed to be played just like a board game in real-life: no rules are enforced by the computer, and all moves are performed in a shared physical space. The game itself is a cross between Monopoly and Diablo, a dark fantasy dungeon crawl for up to four players.
Dungeonmans - Free Demo (PC)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/56637190/dungeonmans-the-heroic-adventure-roguelike

It is a roguelike with an actual overworld instead of just an endless dungeon! The game also does feature some semi-permanence in that you can upgrade your academy and get benefits on future characters.
Dusty Revenge - €7,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/dusty-revenge

Unfortunately no demo, so its unlikely I'll pick it up for the price, but maybe someone else does because the screens look mighty good: "DUSTY Revenge is a 2D action platformer with unique support character mechanics. Utilize the unique support character mechanics of artillery and sniper to play through 8 lavishly drawn environments, defeat numerous different enemies and battle epic bosses to help Dusty achieve his revenge."
Elliot Quest - Free Demo /$4,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/elliot-quest

Because I love the way he worded his description: Open world to explore. Karma System.Shops and townsfolk around the world will help you.Defeat 4 guardians, 5 bosses, 4 Notorious monsters and one final boss.
Ergon / Logos - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.molleindustria.org/ergon_logos/ergon_logos.html

Really interesting experimental one-button game by Molleindustria (Every Day the Same Dream, Unmanned). It could be loosely described as a ''platform game'' through the author's stream of consciousness, where you hectically jump from one sentence to another, instinctively trying to put some meaning into it, creating patterns or just goofing around with associations, seeing where will it take you, in the maze like reality that consists only of signs.
Experiment12 - Free (PC)

http://www.geocities.ws/experimenttwelve/

Game collaboration of 12 more or less famous Indie devs that share a common overarching theme/story. 12 games by 12 different devs, like the ones from Lone Survivor, VVVVV, Vertex Dispenser or Kairo. Completely trippy, yet familiar mechanics that should allow for a wide range of reactions to this unlikeliest and probably most outlandish "game" concept this month.
Fran Bow - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fran-bow-a-very-creepy-point-click-adventure-game

Fran Bow is a Horror Point and click game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. It is a trip to the deepest and darkest side of human psychology, delivered through blood and tears.
Frequency Domain - Free Alpha Build (PC)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=142393387

Frequency Domain is about exploring music and sound, ideally creating a synesthetic experience for the player. Not much of a game, but I enjoyed it as a neat music visualizer.
Gateways - $4,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/216290/

I like the "Metroidvania meets Portal" tagline that everyone uses. It's got some mind-bending puzzles but it feels good to complete each one. Definitely an underlooked gem, even within the Indie scene. Lets give it some more exposure this month!
Humans Must Answer - Free Beta Demo/ $10 (PC)

http://sumomgames.com/

Making their second and final appearance in this thread series. Its a classic 2D space shooter set in the distant future...with lots of explosions. Fantastically looking, branching paths and lots of level and enemy variety make this something to check out for shmup fans.
Infested Planet - $14,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/204530/

First and foremost, Infested Planet is a game about exciting tactical skirmishes. It’s about fighting against incredible odds and coming out on top. That’s what happens when you land on a planet with 5 marines and blow the heck out of 10000 aliens.
ISIS - Free (PC, Browser)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167055177/nsc-isis%20maiden%20voyage.html

It's a short text-based game with an interesting premise and has some replayability, give it a try. For the sake of not spoiling the experience, I'd say give it a go! Its rather short, so just give it a try.
Ittle Dew - $13,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.ittledew.com/

The base game could be considered a tad short for its price, I completed it in just under 2 hours although I predict completing all the optional puzzles should at least double that time and the gameplay is really impressive. If anyone is that particular type of Zelda fan where you totally loved the dungeon puzzles then I would say you might want to check this out because the entirety of Ittle Dew is really a tribute to that gameplay.
Lasercat - $2,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/lasercat

Very charming open sidescrolling action platformer with frequent check points and riddles! The art style looks a bit simple, but it really comes together nicely ingame.I really like the way they approached the level design here, meaning that almost every room can be considered a puzzle or platforming challenge, after which you can save, allowing for carefree experimentation.
Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening - Free Demo (PC)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93118870
Lumenox: Aaru's Awakening is a hand drawn 2D action platformer. You are the champion of Dawn, Aaru. As you complete missions and explore the world of Lumenox, you must make the most of Aaru's highly mobile skills, teleportation and charging.
Maere: When Lights Die - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.whenlightsdie.com/

Maere : When lights die» is an experiment in which YOU are the subject. Prepare to dream. Prepare to be afraid. Prepare to run. And out on your Oculus Rift if you have one, because its compatible.
Megabyte Punch - Free Demo (PC, Browser)

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Reptilegames/megabyte-punch

Combine Megaman, Super Smash Brothers style melee and multiplayer, platforming, Minecraft-esque graphics, tight controls and expansive levels, and you'd get Megabyte Punch.
MTB Freeride - Free (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/mtbfreeride

Downhill Freestyle biking game without scores, checkpoints or anything else that seems to make a game. Biking just for... the fun of it.
Outer Wilds - Free (PLAT)

http://www-scf.usc.edu/~abhinavr/OW/about.html
[url]http://alexbeachum.com/archives/258[/URL]

You have 20 minutes to explore the solar system before the Sun goes supernova. The idea is that you learn with each playthrough, figuring out how to cover more ground and discover new secrets each time.
Reef Shot - Free Demo /$9,99 (PLAT)

http://www.desura.com/games/reef-shot

Currently on sale for the first 2-3 days of this thread over here: http://groupees.com/arpg. This is an unconventional underwater adventure game set along the coast of Robinson Crusoe Island in which you arent supposed to kill, but to take pictures. The story takes you along several locations and allows for some exploration while you try to achieve the scores needed for the requested photographs.
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages - Free Demo SOON/ $12.99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/ring-runner-flight-of-the-sages

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages combines all the deep customization and rich storytelling of an RPG with the palm-moistening action of a space shooter.Demo releases at some point this month together with a Moba mode.
Ripple Dot Zero - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.rippledotzero.com/

Platformer that seems obviously inspired by early 90's platforming games in the Jazz Jackrabbit/Sonic style. Satisfying gameplay, lots of hidden areas and a good soundtrack. Definitely worth checking out if you like these kind of game, especially at no price.
Rotational - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

https://sites.google.com/site/fortdagamesauxiliary/

Described as “a love letter to Hexagon.” by its creator, this is much more than some silly clone with a few additions/twists (unlike certain other ‘love letter’ creations). I mean, just take a look at the screenshot above. That’s right: 3D! Have fun twisting and turning, in an attempt to escape a constantly shrinking space. Resistance is futile. You will play Rotational.
Shadowrun Returns - $20 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/234650/

The revival of the isometric RPGs is upon us and the first title just peeked into our living rooms. Shadowrun Returns is a turn based Squad tactics game with a rather linear mission structure. The combat itself however is extremely rewarding (play higher than normal) and the writing and story make up for any of the shortcomings the game unfortunately also presents. Its not a perfect game, but its still a very enjoyable one and the Editor promises great things from the community.
Smooth Operator: Call Center Chaos - $4,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/smooth-operators-call-center-chaos

Very fun and addicting simulation game. Its not overly deep, but has enough going on to be definitely worth playing through once. You build and upgrade the facilities, manage the schedule of your workers to decrease the amount of people using the recreational facilities and elevators at the same time, manage their work efficiency, happiness and everything else that needs doing (repairing PCs, building repairs).
StarMade - Free Alpha(PC)

http://www.star-made.org/

Explore: Infinite space in all directions. Explore distant planets and ancient space stations. Gather resources, or go on epic adventures. This game basically looks like Minecraft in space, so lets see how it holds up.
Strata- $2,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/strata

I can tell from the trailer that the game is very well designed. Basically a puzzle game with a mechanic that I have no clue how it works! Looks very intriguing and the price seems right. Definitely will pick that up next month.
Tessalation - Free (PC)

http://tessallationgame.wordpress.com/

Tessallation is a First Person, “Single Player Co-Op,” Puzzle game about a 4th grade girl named Tessa that has the whimsical ability to time travel!
Time Squid - Free (PC)

http://www.lazybraingames.com/time-squid/

Test your reflexes as your pilot through over 70 levels of fast paced action at the bottom of an alien sea! Featuring a golf influenced online highscore system, Time Squid offers rapid-fire replays in an aquatic world of danger and mystery.
T.O.M.B. - Free (PC, Browser)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6822849/KnightyGames/tomb.htm

Another one of the recent Ludum Dare entries, this game is a nice little browser gem. This one asks you to take minimal actions. Each of the 5 or so levels asks a different challenge of you. You can't beat the one posted here, for example, unless you manage to make 5 or less jumps
Untitled - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.increpare.com/2013/06/untitled/

Increpares latest game. You grab your skateboard and your friends to go on a small trip to buy underpants. Go and play it and enjoy it if you can; it’s no secret that this isn’t going to be for everyone.
Valdis Story: Abyssal City - Free Demo (PC)

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=155507013
Demo Download

Action/Exploration Platformer (Metroidvania) as you explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat known only as the “Ferals”, using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey.
Viscera Cleanup Detail - Free (PLAT)

http://www.runestorm.com/viscera

The space-station janitor simulator. Ever thought about the guys who need to clean up the mess those millions shooter players are leaving behind? Here is your chance to step into their shoes.
 

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After The Gods - ??? (iOS/Android)

http://afterthegods.com/

Augmented reality god like game. From what I read on their site it's probably for tablet devices only.
A Good Husband - PC

http://alllen.tumblr.com/

From the manly look it's probably a sequel to an old game called A Good Wife (it can be played here) from the guy who made The King of the Wood. Oh, and I made up that name
Aversion - PC

http://konradjablonski.co.uk/aversion/

Survival-horror game with randomly generated puzzles and locations.
Bad Trip - ???

http://www.kwanalan.com/#!blank/czod

Bad Trip is an immersive virtual reality installation (will also be available as a free download videogame) that enables people to navigate the creator's mind using a game controller.Since November 2011, every moments of his life has been documented by a video camera mounted on glasses, producing an expanding database of digitalized visual memories. Using custom virtual reality software, he created a virtual mindscape where people could navigate, and experience his memories and dreams.
Beat Beat Shooter - PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS

http://www.indiedb.com/games/beat-beat-shooter

A 2D sidescrolling rhythm shooter... yes rhythm! The game combines the classic controls and objectives of a regular 2D shooter where you move your ship and shoot the enemies while traversing the level, but it comes with a twist: In order to get more powerful you need to keep the beat of the music!
Candle - PC

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaniardmike/candle-a-dynamic-graphic-adventure

Candle is a classic adventure starring the inexperienced and vulnerable Teku, in his thrilling journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world. Through his epic journey he will face many trials and puzzles that the player must solve using his mind and inventiveness.
Collateral - PC

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1688937166/collateral

'Collateral' is an open world, vehicular combat game for PC set in a dystopian future.
Cowboys Vs Monsters - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=31363.75

Wild Wild West strategy game by the Reprisal guys.
Daedalus - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=34443.0

Described by the dev as top down view Quake 3.
Deios - PC
Eleven - PC

http://www.christofferhedborg.com/projects/

Synesthetic space journey inspired by the Slowdrifter, an album by a Dallas-based musician Datahowler.
Escape Goat 2 - PC

http://www.magicaltimebean.com/escape-goat-2/

A mysterious mechanized forest, an abandoned cathedral, and 9 other regions connected to the Stronghold…Explore a new world of puzzles, traps, mechanisms and mystery in Escape Goat 2.
Fist of Awesome - PC

http://fistofawesome.com/

Time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up of epic proportions.
Ghost Song - PC

http://www.ghostsonggame.com/gs/

This is a spectacular looking metroidvania being created by fellow Gaffer.
Guacamelee - PC

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=639483

Fantastic Metroidvania with tight controls, tricky platforming, rewarding exploration and an aaaaaaawesome style to go with it. Releases August 8th on Steam.
Guncraft - PC

http://exatogames.com/

Blocks will be raised and then promptly blown up. Guns will be smithed and then used to destroy other Craftys. Meteors will be dodged, bikes will be raced, lava will be avoided, helicopters will be flown, radars will be jammed, and plenty more chaos and destruction will happen, and it’ll all happen on STEAM on AUGUST 9th, 2013!
Hybris - PC

http://monstersarehere.com/

Physics-based puzzle platformer combined with elements from classic adventure games, set in a dreadful world of an American small town, seen from the perspective of a teenage boy, living in a pathological home environment.
Incognita - PC

http://kleientertainment.com/games/incognita/

Klei's (Mark of the Ninja devs) XCOM-Inspired Espionage Tactics Game, where you’re breaking into and stealing from the most secure places in the world.
Isles of Bxnes - PC

http://whalenoughtstudios.com/he-hunts-alone.php

Survive the brutal trek east with your tribe from island to island in this bloody stone age adventure RPG. Judge every encounter in these foreign lands and plan your attacks against feral beasts, hungry cannibals and warring tribesman.
Lifeless Planet - PC

http://www.lifelessplanet.com/

While seeking life on a distant planet, a skeptical astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian laboratory. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon...
Lioness - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=34490.0

Hipster journalist back in action, hell yeah!
Maze - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=32082.0

Another non-linear adventure game, this time it's a puzzle oriented one, instead of an action. The dev is known for making gorgeous lookin' Stealer.
Mirror Moon EP - PC

http://www.mirrormoongame.com/

Extended version of the IGF Nuovo Award finalist coming soon.
Mutazione - PC

http://indiestatik.com/2013/06/17/mutazione/

Mutazione is quite a departure from Die Gute Fabrik’s previous work, which includes physical “folk game” Johann Sebastien Joust and tiled puzzler Where’s my Heart? This upcoming project of theirs has been described as a “soap opera” due the focus being on character interactions and relationships, which is a different focus to most other adventure games.
Nekro - PC

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=149845361

Nekro is a dark, twisted action game about summoning minions in the vein of Dungeon Keeper and Myth.
Octopus City Blues - PC

http://www.octopuscityblues.com/

You play as Kaf Kafkaryan, a cowardly middle-aged Octopus Blood junkie who cuts tentacles for a living. Kaf has been having bizarre dreams and hallucinations about a world inhabited by twisted creatures.
Oblitus - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=34263.0

Don't get your hopes up, this is obviously only a promo art, but the game looks really good on its own. Basically it's a 2D, strategic-melee, action-adventure platformer inspired by Dark Souls.
Olav & the Lute - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=32786.0

An adventure game inspired by LucasArts classic Loom. The main mechanics consists of playing certain melodies as your main tool to progress the game. For example key melody which is used to open doors, and when reversed to close them.
Out there - PC

http://outtheregame.com/

If anyones an FTL fan but would want that game with less shooty bang and perhaps more focus on rapidly shrinking resources then you might want to keep an eye on Out There. Sweet art style too.
Perfect Stride - PC

http://pstride.tumblr.com/

First person motion sickness inducing skating game. I recommend watching the trailer on their website for a full blast of this craziness.
Polaris - PC

http://www.radiator.debacle.us/

Polaris" is a first person go-on-a-lousy-stargazing-date-and-then-g­et-dumped-at-the-end simulator, part of a larger pack of short-form experimental single player games called "Radiator'
Postmortem - PC

http://postmortemgame.com/

You play as a Death in a country torn by a terrible domestic conflict and your goal is to end one person's life out of a group of important figures attending charity gala; choosing one that will have the less negative consequences for the whole nation, by learnig about their personal lives, history, etc.
Project Rain World - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=25183.0

Rain World is a sneaker/action platformer under construction.
Proven Lands - PC

http://provenlands.com/

Stylish survival RPG in an alien world sci-fi setting.
RÆTIKON - PC

http://indiestatik.com/2013/07/09/secrets-of-raetikon/

The idea came from an urge to create a simulation of what it’s like to fly through dreams – that eloquent, dreary and surreal experience.
Red Rover - PC

http://presskit.flyredrover.com/sheet.php?p=red_rover

Balancing plausible science-fiction with surreal setpieces, Red Rover is part travelogue and part speculation: as players engage in an active exploration of real and accurate physical space, they also reveal an abstract and interconnected narrative spanning both time and the non-Euclidean space between the worlds themselves.
RymdResa - PC

http://morgondag.nu/

Wandering aimlessly through vastness of space in a procedurally generated multiplayer exploration game, sending out transmission signals into the great silence hoping that someone will receive them.
Shelter - PC, Mac

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=540441

As the mother of a litter of cubs you are forced out from familiar and safe surroundings to find new shelter in a beautiful, but dangerous world. The harsh reality of nature plays a pivotal role in the game whilst at the same time Shelter aims to pay a homage to the great outdoors and all its imposing beauty.
Speedrunners - PC

http://www.doubledutchgames.com/

Fast action competetive running game. Currently available for Beta sign up on their page.
Somewhere - ???

http://www.indiedb.com/games/untitled-game-project

Welcome to the town of Kayamgadh . where people are invisible, and stories are places, where everybody is a figment of imagination and you do not exist !
The Adventure - PC

http://www.area-effect.com/Adventure/

Behind this enigmatic title hides online co-op Zelda type of game, without the usual elements associated with MMO games, like for example gaining experience and leveling up. Instead your character is defined by what he currently wears, giving him different set of abilities that can be changed at any time.
The Way of Yiji - PC

https://www.facebook.com/particlethegame

The Way of Yiji is a soundscape, and secrets are discovered by listening closely, taking in the hidden meaning of sounds and the story of this dying father trying to catch up with his son is compelling and results in some dreamy moments, especially when the characters chant philosophical about life and death.
Unfolded - PC

https://twitter.com/CM_Games

RPG/adventure that looks a bit papery just like Media Molecule's Tearaway - sign me in!
Unholy Heights - PC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO7NLcjnMR0

Unholy Heights is a side scrolling mix of Apartment Management Sim and Tower Defense. You play as The Devil who's just purchased a crumbling tenement building, and converted it into monster-only housing. The twist (as there always is), is that this congregation of monsters obviously catches the attention of would-be heroes.
Wings of Saint Nazaire - PC

http://www.wingsofstnazaire.com/index.html

Action-orientated space simulation game reminiscent of titles such as Wing Commander and the X-Wing series.
 

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skyRogue is, at the time of writing, a simple little dogfighter with a slick aesthetic and a great arcade flight model. It's a one man operation and is the product of around 30-odd hours of programming. The idea is to create a realtime combat roguelike with aircraft, and while the roguelike elements are yet to be put into the game - super curious about that - skyRogue is already pretty awesome. Works very well with 360 controller.

Nab the installer from the devblog. It's a massive 8MB.
 

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Speedrunners is kind of amazing. I broke it down a bit in the Steam thread:



I just played an hour of the Speedrunners beta. I had a really good time.

- It's a 4 player competitive platformer. The goal is to run off the screen and leave the others behind.
- Multiple paths, powerup pickups, traps
- You have a rope and can swing on certain material
- It's not built in flash. It just looks like it.
- It feels good.

You have to manage the level and watch your step, all while trying to slow down the others. You will have to learn levels as you play, and pick the right route to help you win. Some contain boosts, while others have pickups like remote mines and Scorpion-like hooks. There are also switches that can close up parts of the route, screwing over the ones behind you.

This game has a chance to be something special. I hope they plan on having a wide selection of levels, and hopefully even a level editor.
 

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And in celebration of the new August Indie Game thread over here that just went live..

..I'll gift out another 10 keys for the 1$ version of Sentinel (meaning no OST, but you will get keys when it releases on Desura/GoG/Steam).2 requirements:

a) Quote this post and answer in the OTHER thread dedicated to the game over here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=596791
b) Please try the game before the deal expires and post some impressions here!

No Email and PM required anymore.
 

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Come on Toma. No 7 Days to Die? :(

Its an indie game whose apha will come in August for those who pre-ordered and those who pledged $35 on the Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/7daystodie/7-days-to-die-zombie-survival-game

Check out the video youtube user FrankieonPCin1080p made (first impressions):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2P3gr92Ap8

It looks really good guys. You should all pledge or at least vote for it on Steam Greenlight:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=160808204

It seems like everything I want in a survival game! :)
 

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I foresee one more amazing month for us. :D

My personal goal is to play at least half of the featured games.
 
So many intriguing games...so much time to play them. Where to start first?

Bokida and MTB Freeride look cool.

Definitely going to be keeping eyes on Project Rain World and Oblitus

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And some cool games:

Ninja Pizza Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NNoNeEjP3yE
Set in a dystopian near-future, Ninja Pizza Girl is a side-scrolling action platformer that follows a teenage girl and her family Pizzeria’s struggle for independence against the uncontested might of the pizza mega-corporations. Follow Gemma as she navigates a world where slums teeter on top of skyscrapers, where people live out their lives without seeing the ground, where powerful mega-corporations exploit the skills and aspirations of the poor to maximise their profit margins. In a culture twisted by corporate propaganda, Gemma must fight to keep her ideals, her family and their business intact in face of the most merciless enemies known to any teenage girl – other teenagers.

http://www.disparitygames.com/?page_id=404
Mount Your Friends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxqPds3qqz8
(Avaliable on XBIG for 80 MSP)
More specifically, Mount Your Friends is a physics based competitive climbing game where what you climb is each other. Each player takes a turn climbing to the top of a tower of previous climbers (and a goat) trying to make the new highest point before time runs out. If someone runs out of time before reaching the top, they're eliminated. This is a game that is simple to get into, but the more you play it, the more nuanced your strategies become. Adept competitors can create massive towers by flinging themselves faster than simple climbing methods can attain. Of course, there's also the humor of seeing your ragdoll climbers fall all the way down a tower!

Greenlight
 

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so i'm trying out desperate gods, when i click join game i got a "Received a host list from the master server." but i'm not seeing anything at all
is the game dead? as in nobody's playing it?
 

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I'm so hype for this month. My goal is to try out at least all the indies that I already own or are free. Maybe pick out a couple of sub-$5 games as well.

Cloudberry Kingdom and Spelunky are two other choice indies coming out this month. I'll post a synopsis and screenshot later if noone else does.

Also - so Gods Will Be Watching is that good eh? Didn't get a chance to try that one.
 

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so i'm trying out desperate gods, when i click join game i got a "Received a host list from the master server." but i'm not seeing anything at all
is the game dead? as in nobody's playing it?
Yeah, could be. These games never have huge communities. Feel free to ask here in the thread if someone else has any interest in trying it with you. I def. want to check it out eventually, but probably not during the next few days.
 
Now this, I think I might actually buy

Race The Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-EP0qcsOVI
Old build browser demo
Race The Sun is a high-speed game that uses simple controls and is set in a procedurally generated world. The goal is to get the highest possible score by racing into the sunset, avoiding obstacles and enemies, and collecting speed boosts and other powerups to help you along the way. You fly a solar-powered craft, and the game ends at sundown, if you can make it that far!

Greenlight | Official Site
 

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so i'm trying out desperate gods, when i click join game i got a "Received a host list from the master server." but i'm not seeing anything at all
is the game dead? as in nobody's playing it?
You might have to use this thread to find players. I hope there are others who are interested in it.
 

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You might have to use this thread to find players. I hope there are others who are interested in it.
Me!
As I am obliged to play almost anything.

But I need a few days :p

Btw, is there a rule book somewhere or a good video tutorial?
 

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I'm so hype for this month. My goal is to try out at least all the indies that I already own or are free. Maybe pick out a couple of sub-$5 games as well.

Cloudberry Kingdom and Spelunky are two other choice indies coming out this month. I'll post a synopsis and screenshot later if noone else does.

Also - so Gods Will Be Watching is that good eh? Didn't get a chance to try that one.
I saw a Cloudberry Kingdom GIF, this game is for masochysts


Gods Will be watching is a nice game and worth your time.
 

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Everyone should definitely check out Outer Wilds. It's a game with a surprisingly large scope for a small brand new team(i think still in school).

Either way, very cool idea. Hopefully they finish it up.

you can download the alpha for free here: http://alexbeachum.com/archives/258
I am really interested in that game. Cant wait getting to it (since I'll go through the OP list A-Z)
 

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Another month, another great thread. Thanks for keeping up with these Toma.

By the way, After the Gods is Android as well. Definitely an augmented reality game, for phones as well as tablets.
 

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We post the Overlooked recommendation here?

If so, I'd recommend Warning Forever. (Wait, would that be considered overlooked? Have people heard of the game?)
Yep, post it here. Also include screenie, description and link. If you are in doubt, it counts, but Warning Forever definitely fits the bill.
 

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Another excellent opening post Toma. I always get a buzz when I look down the list of games and see something I recommended in the last thread go up. If I could take a moment to double recommend something that is on the OP, Humans Must Answer is well worth your time. It's a really well put together shooter with a very nice level of customization and rewarding difficulty (if you play on the one they recommend at least). It has a greater focus on smart use of your weapons and on these gun drones you can drop rather then just dodging a tsunami of bullets which definitely makes it memorable for me.
 

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Another excellent opening post Toma. I always get a buzz when I look down the list of games and see something I recommended in the last thread go up. If I could take a moment to double recommend something that is on the OP, Humans Must Answer is well worth your time. It's a really well put together shooter with a very nice level of customization and rewarding difficulty (if you play on the one they recommend at least). It has a greater focus on smart use of your weapons and on these gun drones you can drop rather then just dodging a tsunami of bullets which definitely makes it memorable for me.
Yeah, I'll try to catch every recommendation you guys make. Some just fly by me though, so here a quick reminder to include a screenshot for recommendation and "HEY LOOK AT THIS" posts.

Wasnt directed at you OFN, but yeah, Humans must answer is a pretty fun shmup.
 

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And a few comments regarding the voting:

It wasnt a huge surprise that Gods will be watching ran away with the voting, but seeing Super Splatters and Magrunner in the top spaces was awesome and weird at the same time. Speaks for their quality that they managed to outgun games that have non-paid versions (especially MagRunner at $20). Both are really great games.
 

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Yeah, I'll try to catch every recommendation you guys make. Some just fly by me though, so here a quick reminder to include a screenshot for recommendation and "HEY LOOK AT THIS" posts.

Wasnt directed at you OFN, but yeah, Humans must answer is a pretty fun shmup.
Yeah, I do generally try to post a picture with all my recommendations. If I ever forget you have permission to poke me with a sharpened stick till I complete the task.
 

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So that's the first time I've ever heard of Octopus City Blues. Looks wild.

It left me feeling weird though because I love the music and the art style (closest thing ive ever seen to Chrono Trigger in the technical sense) and what seems like the insanity of it, but at the same time I have no idea what it's about other than the fact that its an adventure game, and I find the entire website terrible to read through, which is a bad sign for a game centered around narrative. Hopefully it'll clear up later.
 
Warning Forever - Freeware
http://www.hikware.com/Prod/index.html#wf

Facade was the game that introduced me to indies, but it was Warning Forever that cemented my passion for these obscure inventive titles. Warning Forever is a bullet hell SHMUP with a cool vector graphics style. But it's not like any other SHUMP you've played. This is the David and Goliath version: just your tiny ship against one boss. You have your rapid fire weapon and your reflexes and you must survive. You can target parts of the enemy and blow it apart piece by piece.

But what makes WF special is that the boss learns and adapts to your tactics. Focus all your fire at its front and the next iteration will be more heavily armored in the front. Get killed by lasers? The next boss will be brimming with laser turrets. Each boss grows bigger, more menacing, armed with more weapons, until your tiny ship is facing off against a screen filling monstrosity. Every boss is randomly generated according to your own tactics and performance. How long can you survive?

It's an innovative formula that I'm surprised never caught on. I remember many sites praising the game when it first came out. Even IGN had an article on it back in '07. I still play the game today and it is still challenging after all these years.

Word of advice: the controls are a bit weird. Z is to fire (and select menu options), X is for slow more precise movement, D activates an aiming mode that allows you to aim at the boss as you move and alters the spread of your fire. F pauses. Arrow keys move.

The most recent version (2012) on the download page has gamepad support, haven't tried it yet.
 

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Warning Forever - Freeware
[URL="http://www.hikware.com/Prod/#wf]Download Page[/URL]



Facade was the game that introduced me to indies, but it was Warning Forever that cemented my passion for these obscure inventive titles. Warning Forever is a bullet hell SHMUP with a cool vector graphics style. But it's not like any other SHUMP you've played. This is the David and Goliath version: just your tiny ship against one boss. You have your rapid fire weapon and your reflexes and you must survive. You can target parts of the enemy and blow it apart piece by piece.

But what makes WF special is that the boss learns and adapts to your tactics. Focus all your fire at its front and the next iteration will be more heavily armored in the front. Get killed by lasers? The next boss will be brimming with laser turrets. Each boss grows bigger, more menacing, armed with more weapons, until your tiny ship is facing off against a screen filling monstrosity. Every boss is randomly generated according to your own tactics and performance. How long can you survive?

It's an innovative formula that I'm surprised never caught on. I remember many sites praising the game when it first came out. Even IGN had an article on it back in '07. I still play the game today and it is still challenging after all these years.

Word of advice: the controls are a bit weird. Z is to fire (and select menu options), X is for slow more precise movement, D activates an aiming mode that allows you to aim at the boss as you move and alters the spread of your fire. F pauses. Arrow keys move.

The most recent version (2012) on the download page has gamepad support, haven't tried it yet.
Wow I need to try this game.
 

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Warning Forever - Freeware
[URL="http://www.hikware.com/Prod/#wf]Download Page[/URL]



Facade was the game that introduced me to indies, but it was Warning Forever that cemented my passion for these obscure inventive titles. Warning Forever is a bullet hell SHMUP with a cool vector graphics style. But it's not like any other SHUMP you've played. This is the David and Goliath version: just your tiny ship against one boss. You have your rapid fire weapon and your reflexes and you must survive. You can target parts of the enemy and blow it apart piece by piece.

But what makes WF special is that the boss learns and adapts to your tactics. Focus all your fire at its front and the next iteration will be more heavily armored in the front. Get killed by lasers? The next boss will be brimming with laser turrets. Each boss grows bigger, more menacing, armed with more weapons, until your tiny ship is facing off against a screen filling monstrosity. Every boss is randomly generated according to your own tactics and performance. How long can you survive?

It's an innovative formula that I'm surprised never caught on. I remember many sites praising the game when it first came out. Even IGN had an article on it back in '07. I still play the game today and it is still challenging after all these years.

Word of advice: the controls are a bit weird. Z is to fire (and select menu options), X is for slow more precise movement, D activates an aiming mode that allows you to aim at the boss as you move and alters the spread of your fire. F pauses. Arrow keys move.

The most recent version (2012) on the download page has gamepad support, haven't tried it yet.
Cool write up and I agree that its definitely a game worth playing.