Indie Games [October] Now Voting - Post 1253!

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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Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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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47 games in the released part, 53 games in the future part. Compared to last month, this month doesnt have as many high profile releases, but no doubt still as worthwhile with lots of interesting titles.

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. Gone Home (10 votes) - $19,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/232430/
Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind.
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2. Spelunky (9 votes) - $14,99 (PC, XBLA)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/239350/
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. You'll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets.
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2. Assault Android Cactus (9 votes) - Free Demo/ $14.99 (Windows, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/250110
Assault Android Cactus is a twin stick shoot 'em up with an emphasis on high pressure and stylish action. Expect screens full of enemies, buckets of bullets and high scoring combo chains! For 1-4 players (Local Co-Op) and it just looks insanely awesome as that gif above should show you. But that isnt even all of the eye candy you are going to see. Try the demo and you'll see that you are in for a treat.
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4. Papers, Please! (8 votes) - Free Beta/ $8,99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205690/
Your job as an immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Using only the documents provided by travelers and MoA's primitive computer dispatch system you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.
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5. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (7 votes) - $20 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/225080
A man, clinging to life. His two sons, desperate to cure their ailing father, are left with but one option. They must set out upon a journey to find and bring back the "Water of Life" as they come to rely on one another to survive. One must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful, they must be... Brothers.
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6. Papo & Yo (6 votes) - $14,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/227080/
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7.-34.
5 Pid
5 Divekick
5 Skullgirls
4 Assault Android Cactus
4 DeioS
4 Sir, You are Being Hunted
4 Neverending Nightmares
4 Lily Looking Through
3 Legend of Dungeon
3 Slayin'
3 A Good Husband
2 Speedrunners
2 Finding Teddy
2 Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing
2 Postmortem
2 Shelter
1 Teslagrad
1 Constant C
1 Electronic Super Joy
1 Nihilumbra
1 Dream
1 skyRogue
1 Life Goes On
1 Procyon
1 Starsector
1 Cloudberry Kingdom
1 Oknytt
1 Frogatto & Friends
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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 4: Space pt.2 Isolation
[Swapper | Outer Wilds | 6180 the Moon | Eleven | Super Space _____ | Halo: Combat Evolved]
Episode 5: Bosses
[Binding of Isaac| Super Meat Boy! | Neon Cobra| Sword & Sworcery| Rogue Legacy | La-Mulana | MegaMan 2 | cover: colton batts]
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1. Added Later
  • Added later

Gift pile:
Bientot
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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100% Orange Juice - $7,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/100-orange-juice

100% Orange Juice is a goal-oriented boardgame played by Orange_Juice's all-star cast. The cast including characters from Acceleration of Suguri, Flying Red Barrel: A Diary of Little Aviator, ChristmaShu~, Sora, and QP Shu~ come together with all-new characters to duke it out in 100% Orange Juice. Surprisingly good Desura rating, someone should check this out.
AscendAon - Free (PC)

http://www.indiedb.com/members/ascendaon/downloads/ascendaon-v10

First-Person Adventure game that will immerse players into an awe-inspiring frozen wasteland. Use your trusty Grapple Gun and Rock Climbing Rope to scavenge for resources scattered around the environment and reach the top of the mountain to radio for help . . . but from whom?
Bear Steams Bravo: First Episode - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.bearstearnsbravo.com/

Part of a 5 year ARG campaign between the PronunciationBook youtube channel and horse_ebooks twitter account, Bear Stearns Bravo harkens back to a certain era of game that apes the Choose Your Own Adventure novels of the 80s and 90s which in itself was aping RPGs. The characters, dialog, and production values all scream intentional cheese which is going to turn some off, however. The second episode can be purchased for 7$.
Boson X - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

www.boson-x.com

It's like someone mixed a warp drive with a Super Hexagon-induced nightmare. It's challenging and addictive and the visual design is very cool.
Brawlin' Sailor - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/624426

A very short (5-7 minutes) sidescrolling brawler that has more to it than it seems at first. Recommended to play through for the little details.
Cubic Climber - Free (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/cubic-climber

Cubic Climber is a simple game based on player`s reflexes and ability to move fingers on keyboard without releasing specified keys too soon or pressing the wrong ones. You play as a climber who is trying to climb a mountain using various holds. Every climbing hold is presented by two keys that you must press and hold until you get to another one.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter - Free Demo/ $9,99 (PC)

http://www.ethan-game.com/buy/#Classic

Eurogamer: "A brutal platformer riddled with inventive puzzles.", Indiestatik: "It makes Limbo look like Barneys Hide and Seek. This is the holy grail of puzzle platform junkies, the creme-de-la-creme!"
FarSky - Free Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.farskygame.com/

You’ve got to reassemble your achy breaky craft and just, well, survive. Good luck with both, however, as crushing depths are not kind to the easily popped jelly balloons we call bodies, and you’ll have to contend with increasing water pressure, decreasing temperature, and more survival factors (in addition to sharks, giant monster wheel things, and extremely mean jellyfish) along the way.
Fortify: Special Edition - Free Demo/ $3,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/fortify-special-edition

A remake of the 2010 freeware release of Fortify. Fortify Special Edition is a real-time strategy game with a tower defense feel. Defend your castle from attacking monsters and siege weapons by using ranged and melee defenders, catapults, cannons, oil fields and more. You start at the Iron age and slowly advance to the Medieval Age and later the Imperial Age. Each age enables important upgrades and allows for new techniques to defend your castle.
FootLOL: Epic Fail League - Free Demo/ $9,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/footlol-epic-fail-league

We all love soccer – but how badly do you want to win? FootLOL lets you use mines, shields, aliens, cows, guns and many more cheats to decimate the opposing team and protect your players. Play against your friends or AI opponents! As a manager, you’ll take your team through a few training matches, before being unleashed on new planets. As you go, you’ll unlock new gadgets, improve your players’ performance, and unlock new kits and hats for them to wear.
Foul Play - $14,99 (PC, XBLA)

http://mediatonicgames.com/games/foul-play

A 2D side-scrolling brawler set on a Victorian stage, complete with an audience, Foul Play lets two people play cooperatively as Baron Dashforth and his assistant Scampwick as they act out the “completely accurate” story of the Baron’s life. Players who loved it compared it to the Coop awesomeness of Castle Crashers.
Fuaim - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.dreamfeel.net/fuaim

An abstract 2D platforming style composition set among a multiverse of stars. Longing, wonder and an infinite terror.
Full Bore - $8 for preorder and first half of the game (PC, Linux)

http://www.wholehog-games.com/fullbore/#preorder

2D puzzle game that reminds me a bit of Catherine with its focus on nimbleness and using blocks to create paths. If you are looking for a world ripe for exploration, stacks and stacks of puzzles, beautiful pixel art, and a catchy soundtrack; Full Bore is that game.
Godus - $19,99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/232810/?snr=1_7_7_151_150_1

Cue Molyneux Hyperbole Face: GODUS empowers you in the role of a god, allowing you to sculpt every inch of a beautiful world that you look down upon, on which a population of Followers settle and multiply. As you mould every aspect of your unique utopia, a civilisation will blossom across your land and offer you their belief. The more Followers that believe in you, the more powerful you will become.
Goscurry - Free Alpha/ 4,50$ for pre-release version (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)

http://www.holoville.com/games/games/goscurry/

Try to go as far as you can by piloting a ship on an infinite road, suspended over a stylized and eerie landscape, while taking sharp corners and evading hazards.
Gravity Bomb - Free Demo/ $2,50 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/gravity-bomb

Gravity Bomb is a 2D physics puzzle platformer shooter where you must jump, wall-run, and swap-gravity in a unique way to advance to the next level. You'll need to use your shooting skills, platforming, and brain to beat it! The game's style is very calm and light though the puzzles and levels are demanding in both reflexes and smarts.
Hate Plus - $9,99 (PC)
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/239700

Christine Love's latest visual novel and sequel to Analogue: A Hate Story. Peek into the private lives and thoughts of important figures and random people who lived prior to the Year Zero event that happened on the colony ship Mugunghwa. Become a fly on the wall of important bureaucratic meetings, watch lives become crushed by painful traditions and yes, read about the romantic natures of many. Heavily recommended to play Analogue first.
Hexcells - $3 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.matthewbrowngames.com/hexcells.html

Combines elements of Minesweeper and Picross; made by Matthew Brown (Sentinel). There are 29 puzzles, which seems reasonable to me, especially with the later ones being quite hard.
Hyper Gauntlet - Free (PC, Browser)

http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/hyper-gauntlet/16993/

Hyper Gautnlet is a minimalist arcade infinite runner inspired by BIT.TRIP Runner, Wipeout and Super Hexagon. Dodge the red and blue blocks using time-slowing powers in an ever-accelerating world!
Impulse - Free (PC)

http://deck16.net/impulse#Download

Picture a mash-up of Super Meat Boy and Lunar Lander. Or N+ meets Asteroids. That’s Impulse. The premise is simple. You need to guide your craft to the exit point of each level, avoiding the various obstacles and bad guys.
Incognita - $16,99 for preorder, alpha access and a second key (PC)

http://www.incognitagame.com/

Turn Based Tactical game by the devs of Mark of the Ninja and Don't Starve. You play as the overseer of a team of agents, picked out by you, as they attempt to infiltrate corporate buildings to find gear, steal equipment and obtain intelligence documents. Still in alpha and doesnt have any story content yet, but its coming along very nicely.
Ironclad Tactics - $14,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/226960/

Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots, created by the SpaceChem and Infiniminer devs Zachtronics. It has an action timer, so its not traditional turn based, but after the initial learning curve, the game has its hooks in me. Satisfying deck building, quests, card level ups and an intriguing story setting make for a very entertaining game.
Kaiser Earth - Free Demo/ $2,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.evilmountain.com/kaiser-earth/

Ship building felt like a 2D Starmade, which is cool. Gameplay is a mix of real time/pause-and-plan tactical combat against enemies (with a more action focused "dual stick" control scheme coming in an update). You have complete control over each module, from individually firing thrusters in different direction and to aiming your weapons. It takes some getting used to, but I think the game has a lot of potential
Last Knight - $6,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/last-knight

Last Knight is a unique genre mix that combines platforming, action-packed riding and ragdoll physics driven jousting! It is fast-paced action in a never ending randomly generated Unreal Engine powered fantasy world. Reminds me a bit of Crash Bandicoot actually in the trailer.
MirrorMoon EP - $9,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=670441

Mirrormoon is a space puzzle/exploration game where you have the ability to manipulate the mirroring satellite floating above your planetoid. There is an entire galaxy(online shared thanks to the magical power of the cloud) of procedurally generated planets to explore and mark with your name.
Morpholis - $20 for Preorder and Alpha/ $10 for only Preorder (PC, Max, Linux, Android)

http://mcro.org/morphopolis/

Visually stunning hidden object game that collects praises for its art style and visual execution left and right.
Naya's Quest - Free (PC, Browser)

http://terrycavanaghgames.com/nayasquest/

Isometric Puzzle Platformer by Terry Cavanaugh (VVVVV; Super Hexagon). This game is a super Indie Echochrome. Toootally awesome puzzle idea he used for this game. There are absolutely zero reasons for you not to check it out. The controls might take a bit getting used to, but totally worth it.
Nexus: One Core -Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/nexus-one-core

An arcade game for one or two players on PC in which each player controls a spaceship. They will enter in a survival run paced by an immersive DnB Music.
Ninjah - Free (PC, Linux)

http://chrismingay.co.uk/ninjah/#

Get from A to B as quickly as possible with the help of your ninja rope and ninja jetpack. However, there is a snag. You may only come in to contact with blocks the same colour as Ninjah, else it’s POP and you have to start again. To help combat this, you can change colour by bumping in to the corresponding checkered blocks. Good luck!
Obliterate Everything 2 Gold - Free Prequel/ $9,99 (PC)

Free Prequel Flash Game
http://www.desura.com/games/obliterate-everything-2-gold

Tactical RTS in space. Build your space fortress and launch your fleet. Obliterate your enemies and conquer the galaxy!
One Finger Death Punch - Free Demo/ $1,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/one-finger-death-punch

Very, very addictive 1 button game that splendidly blends simple controls with surprisingly deep combat. Explore a world map with over 250 stages, 13 modes, and 3 difficulty levels. Unlock 21 different skills that can be combined in thousands of ways to assist you in your journey. Definitely try out the demo.
Particulars - Free Demo/ $4,99 for the Alpha (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

Particulars is a game with a unique combination of arcade-action and puzzle gameplay, set in the mysterious world of subatomic particles. Alison is a young scientist who feels that life has gotten away from her. Join her on a dark and strange journey through the unsolved mysteries of the subatomic realm on her way towards regaining clarity. Other particles will push and pull at you, keeping you on the brink of losing control and being dragged towards annihilation!
Probe Team - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=22249

Contender for the longest 10 second game ever. Sounds like a contradiction to you? Try yourself and see how challenging and long 10 seconds can be in this navigation and exploration focussed action game.
QbQbQb - $4,99 (PC, Mac)

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

QbQbQb is an arcade-puzzle game featuring great musical experience. If you like Rymdkapsel and Gyro aesthetics this game is for you.
Sokobond - $10 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=666937

Your goal here is to construct molecules. You control the atom surrounded by a dotted line, and use the arrow keys to move it around. The basic puzzle solving approach is similar to Sokoban with pushing around certain blocks. No chemistry knowledge needed!
Spud's Quest - $6,99 (PC)

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

Spud's Quest is an indie adventure game for Windows that draws its inspiration from retro classics like the Dizzy series, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. Take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming, who has been cursed by an evil wizard and turned into a frog. The pair set on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to banish the evil and remove the curse.
Subject 9 - $9,99 (PC)

http://subject-9.com/

Subject 9 is an isometric tactical shooter that challenges players to fight to survive, using the environment to help aid the cause, and elemental powers to lay waste to anyone who stands in the way.
SUPERHOT - Free (PC, Browser)

http://superhotgame.com/

The world's first first-person time-moves-only-when-you-move shooter*. To explain it simply, it's The Matrix meets Hotline Miami meets a little bit of Braid. You can just stop moving in the middle of the room, look around, see where the enemies are and then decide on the best course of action.
Super Trench Attack - Free Demo/ $8,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/super-trench-attack

Super Trench Attack™ is a goofball twitch-shooter based on the folly of World War1, now available for Windows PC.
The Last Tango - Free (PC, Mac, Browser)

http://barkingdoginteractive.com/lasttango/

You play two spies trying to dance on their honeymoon while shooting enemy assassins. Every bit as good as it sounds.
The Note - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.motamot.co/thenote/

In ‘The Note’, you don't know anything about your character. You don't know, what to do, where to go and even, which buttons to use. Run, face images, texts and hear words about a poem and live it. This is the biggest part of the experience, the interaction.. Run through unknown, until you face death.
Time Frame - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.lacunapassage.com/timeframe/LD27game.html

In Time Frame you explore a world that is moving in slow motion. Experience 10 seconds in the span of 10 minutes. It is a strange, abandoned place with a startling ending.
Tri - Free Demo/ $9,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

TRI is a first-person 3D game with environmental puzzles and an immersive atmosphere. Experimentation is the key, thus players can create their own geometry to solve puzzles and reach hidden places in weird constructions.
Valdis Story - Free Demo/$14,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/valdis-story-abyssal-city

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.
Valkyrius - €6 (PC, XBLIG)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=151089139

One for the shmup fans among us. It has a really neat teleportation mechanic that keeps the game fresh and it has a variety of weapons. Kind of reminds me of Radiant Silvergun, but without as much polish.
Volgarr the Viking - $11,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/247240/

Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-NEW hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood
Volt - 50% off during Alpha - $4,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

You play as a battery that must escape from the recycling facility and your goal on each level is to reach the exit by using a limited number of the electric beams.
 

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42 Stories - PC

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=35608.0

42 Stories is a game where you and and your opponent build to reach heaven. You can build using different blocks and advance to new ages while you're doing so.
Always Sometimes Monsters - PC

http://www.devolverdigital.com/games/view/always-sometimes-monsters

Always Sometimes Monsters is an RPG focused completely on choice rather than combat. Set in the real world, the story tasks the player with traveling across the country to stop the love of his or her life from marrying someone else. Along the way, you’ll have countless decisions to make, all of which affect the world in some way.
Amber Throne - ???

https://twitter.com/AmberThrone

Turn-based RPG with a painted theme, taking place in a desert-world with an ancient castle looming far above.
An Empty World - ???

http://vimeo.com/73765829#

There’s a fantastic line-up of people working on An Empty World. Jessica Curry, the composer of Dear Esther, is providing music, Vicki Wong is the concept artist and is a renown artist in her own right, Laura Smith is providing the animation as she has been for Tale of Tale for the past 9 years, and game environment artist Marie Lazar will be providing the modelling.
Apotheon - PC

http://www.alientrap.org/games/apotheon

Apotheon is a 2D platform action-rpg set on the rich stage of ancient Greek mythology
Autopret - ???

http://sandervandervegte.nl/index.php?p=Autopret

Autopret is a result of a passion project about autonomous traffic and sandbox games. Autopret has no objective, and no win or lose condition. This game is about escapism, exploration, and simply having fun.
Belladonna - PC

http://belladonnagame.com/

Mystery Point & Click adventure game, where you have to unravel the tale of Belladonna and her husband Frans, as the dead are brought back to life and the living are not to be trusted.
Beyond Eyes - PC

http://www.tiger-squid.com/#/games/4575835899

A game where you play a blind girl who visualizes the world through exploring with touch, sound and scent.
Blood Alloy - PLAT

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63518568/blood-alloy

Drawing inspiration from the stamina-based combat mechanics of From Software's Dark Souls and Demon's Souls, Blood Alloy applies a similar stamina mechanic to gunplay - attacking, blocking, and dodging all draw from your character's cybernetic energy reserves. Currently on Kickstarter life support.
Castle Breakers - ???

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackblackbeast/castle-breakers

Castle Breakers is a physics driven action adventure RPG, wrapped in a 3D pixellated fantasy theme. On Kickstarter.
Claire - PC, Mac, Linux

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

Claire is lost and terrified as she and her dog find themselves in a warped reality that is a nightmarish reflection of their own. Alone and hunted from an unknown force lurking in the darkness, Claire's only hope comes from helping the forlorn people she comes across. Currently up for preorder on Desura for $8,99.
Cornerstone - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=666133

Think The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker meets Dark Souls. Throw in some physics and a Crafting System, a little player choice and exploration, then you’re not too far off.
Daina: The Herbarium - ???

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=166995559

Experience a fantastic adventure in a hand painted world. Explore an overgrown island full of secrets, plant lush gardens and meet strange creatures - but beware the ever-changing weather and the dangerous wildlife.
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.caseandbot.com/

A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee. This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only detective duo in town capable of solving it: the mythical Detective Case and the unmistakable Clown Bot. Currently up for preorder with a 20% discount until the end of october (€7,99).
Dragons of Elanthia - PC

http://dragonsofelanthia.com/

Dragons of Elanthia is a free-to-play, multiplayer aerial shooter in which players select different dragons and riders, each with unique abilities, to fight it out over the skies of a world wracked by uncontrolled magic.
Eidolon - PC

http://gamedesignsketchbook.tumblr.com/eidolon

An upcoming exploration game set in the distantly apocalyptic Western Washington. Eidolon is about curiosity, history, and interconnectedness.
EXILED - ???

http://exiled.knittedpixels.com/

2.5D Action Platformer focused on Fighting combat like combos and special moves and some RPG elements.
Framed - ???

http://loveshackentertainment.com/framed/

Framed is a novel, dramatic, panel-shifting game experience where every panel tugs on the outcome of the story. Presented as a storyboard, each panel depicts an important action/event. Players must rearrange the order of the panels to change the delivery and outcome of the narrative.
Future Unfolding - ???

http://www.futureunfolding.com/

Future Unfolding lets you explore a world filled with life, both beautiful and dangerous. The world is procedurally generated, and each play-through allows you to experience a new and different layout.
Glob the Game - Everything

http://globthegame.com/

Glob the game is an upcoming platforming adventure.
Gravia Tactics - ???

http://www.punchbagentertainment.com/

Tactical Role-Playing Game influenced by TRPGs such as Disgaea, Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, as well as the more story heavy RPGs like the core Final Fantasy series, Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean.
Halfway - ???

http://robotality.com/blog/

Halfway is a turn-based strategy game taking place a few hundred years in the future. You take control of a small group of people who are witnesses to a violent overtake of their spaceship by an unknown species.
Hero of Many - PC, iOS

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=177354623

Hero Of Many takes you on an epic journey as a tiny hero in a dangerous world. But you’re not alone; you lead a swarm of water-beings through fierce battles for freedom across four different worlds and twenty-six choreographed levels.
Hot Tin Roof - PC

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=169342477

It's a noir side-scrolling adventure platformer, stuffed with style and charm. You're Emma Jones - a two bit gal in an 8-bit world - and you're the Private Investigator on a string of grisly murders.
Hyperlight Drifter - PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Vita

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. "Visions for this game have been fluttering in my skull for ages; something dark and fantastic, with giant forests to navigate, huge floating structures to explore, deep crumbling ruins to loot, massive throngs of enemies to rend, and behemoths both flesh and mechanical to overcome."
Little Nemo: Dream Master - ???

http://www.dreamcrafterstudios.com/

A reimagining of the 1990 game Little Nemo: The Dream Master, with an all new story based on the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay
Machinist-Fabrique - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=35517.0

Solve puzzles by graphically programming machines and stretch your mind! Snap together instructions to make programs that tick like swiss army knives!
One Upon Light - ???

http://gamelab.sutd.edu.sg/dev/one-upon-light/

One Upon Light is a monochromatic top-down puzzle game with a photophobic protagonist. Trapped in a world of shifting shadows and light, players manipulate objects in the environment to create a path of shadows and avoid contact with light. The game utilizes unique mechanics revolving around the central theme of light and shadow. The protagonist’s past is incrementally hinted at as the player progresses through the game.
Passage: Digital Tactical Card Game - ???

http://2ndwindgames.com/

It’s a Digital Card Game, but it’s also what I would consider a Tactical Card Game because card placement is much more important than most card games.
Pixel Boy - ???

http://pixelboygame.com/

The game is an Action RPG Shooter which takes place in randomly generated dungeons that increase in difficulty and change design based on how deep the player has progressed in the dungeon. The game is extremely challenging and score based, If the player die's they are allowed to continue from the dungeon level they reached, although this will sacrifice your score.
Pixeljunk Inc. - PC

http://pixeljunk.jp/inc/

It's a co-op (couch/online) soup making sim. Yeah. It sounds awesome.
Prisonscape - PC, Mac, Linux

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

Prisonscape is an adventure/RPG game in which the main character is sent to jail (and later on to prison) for crimes he actually DID commit. We don’t want to give out the story too much, but initially the character has to stay alive and learn the rules of this harsh place. Inside you have to deal with such things as constant assaults, creating and using weapons, interacting with other prisoners and learning the trade inside the jail.
Proxy Blade - PC, Mac

http://www.dragonsix.net/p/proxy-gear.html

An action adventure game with a deep combat system set in a distant space-age future.
Rigid Force - PLAT

http://www.indiedb.com/games/rigid-force-alpha

classical side-scrolling shooter for Windows currently under development. Battle your way through countless waves of enemies and face gigantic bosses on your mission to save the galaxy!
Saturated Dreamers - PC

http://studioeres.com/sd/

Open-world adventure game set on Lake, a sentient ice planet that holds many secrets from expeditionists Mercedes and co. Players assume control of the Leda, a ship equipped with unique gadgets that can be used to solve puzzles, befriend creatures, and purify Lake's waters.
Specter - ???

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

Specter is an action-platformer which borrows a lot of our favorite tried-yet-true mechanics from the genre and meshes them, all while adding some new concepts to the mix. The theme of Specter’s gameplay is critical thinking.
Sunless Sea - PC, Mac

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failbetter/sunless-sea

Sunless Sea is a game of exploration, survival and loneliness set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London. Take the helm of your customised steamship and set sail for the unknown! Light and darkness are your greatest allies, but a stout set of cannon and a gunnery officer with a grudge will come in useful too.
Temple of Ogrosh - PLAT

http://www.la-boite.it/games/?works=temple-of-ogrosh

Mighty red rocks of volcanic basalt rise to the foundation. Grotesque masks greenish stone growl. Huge chains, and black iron lances adobbano the walls. Stay away! This is the temple of Ogrosh!
Temporus - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=4336c73f631e1f4c9d5a696df0669732&topic=28746.0

Space shooter combined with an adventure game, similar to Air Fortress and Master Blaster.
The Girl and the Robot - PC

flyingcarpetsgames.com/the-girl-and-the-robot/

The Girl and the Robot is a unique action/adventure game set in a fairy tale world. You play as a little girl trying to escape from an ancient castle ruled by an evil queen. While trying to find a way out, you meet a defective robot that helps you in your adventure.
The Abyss - ???

https://twitter.com/Morukutsu

Looks like a side-scroller set in a world deep under the sea. More info coming soon.
The Long Dark - PC

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hinterlandgames/the-long-dark-a-first-person-post-disaster-surviva

Deep survival simulation gameplay where every decision matters. Explore a large open world in search of resources, and balance Condition and Willpower against the needs of your daily survival, developed by Industry veterans and currently at half way point to meeting their Kickstarter goal.
The Town of Light - PC, Mac, Linux

http://www.thetownoflight.com/

The Town of Light is a first-person horror game based on real life events. It talks about Asylum and their patients, often treated like animals or objects.You will be able to live their stories, their fears, their dreams to never forget.
The Wanderer - PC

http://cadenzainteractive.com/

The Wanderer is a survival game that puts you in the shoes of a robot that is trying to escape a dying planet.
Toryansé - ???

http://www.toryanse.co.uk/

Graphic adventure game about a woman in the midst of an existential crisis who follows a mysterious stranger she meets on the train home. The game itself is language-agnostic and all information is conveyed through illustrated thought and speech bubbles.
Umbrella - PC

http://lunarenigma.com/

Umbrella is an emotional, atmospheric story following the journey of a lone, young woman who travels through a city in an attempt to reveal a painful forgotten past and to discover what exactly has happened to the world.
Volume - ???

http://www.mikebithellgames.com/volume/

From the creator of Thomas Was Alone - new stealth game about being heard.
White Space - PC

http://indiegames.com/2013/08/screenshot_daily_curve_studios.html

White Space is intended to be a modern "roguelike-like" take on the early 3D games, set on the surfaces of procedurally generated planets.
Windforge - PC

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93149001

Windforge is a building-block RPG that mixes 2D-shooter action with the freedom to create and explore. Players will take to the skies in fully buildable airships, as they embark on a journey of discovery and survival that will take them to the heart of the world and beyond.
Zeathre - ???

LINK

Opensource rougelike simulator with evolving creatures and tribes, clans.
Zone 22 - ???

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=171761634

If you’re getting a whiff of games like Cart Life and Papers, Please right now, you wouldn’t be wrong in your snooping. Zone 22 is about living a boring and shitty life, and the menial tasks you have to do in order to earn your keep. Otherwise it’s probably death for you. You work to earn money, and there are different workstations where you can do that, including: Bullet Control, Helmet Control, Cleaning, Slaughter House, Box Moving, Cutting Grass, Mining and more.
zX - Hyperblast - ???

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92997105

In this shmup, pilot your small, but formidable ship through swarms of foul monstrosities and cybernetic juggernauts, carving a path of insane destruction through the games cavernous levels
 

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The OP is still a bit messy and missing some stuff. I couldnt check certain things due to the GAF outage, so bear with me until tomorrow. Stuff that I'll do until tomorrow:

- Give rank 1-3 gifs if possible
- make rank 4-6 smaller pictures
- add the contest
- reward last threads contest winners
- Replace the descriptions from rank 1-6 with newer ones that werent in last months OP

If you see anything else thats off or missing, let me know.
 

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The OP is still a bit messy and missing some stuff. I couldnt check certain things due to the GAF outage, so bear with me until tomorrow. Stuff that I'll do until tomorrow:

- Give rank 1-3 gifs if possible
- make rank 4-6 smaller pictures
- add the contest
- reward last threads contest winners
- Replace the descriptions from rank 1-6 with newer ones that werent in last months OP

If you see anything else thats off or missing, let me know.
Straight away I noticed:

  • Brothers and Papo & Yo use the same image
  • The link under Brothers takes you to the page for Shadowrun Returns
  • The URL for Brothers appears under Papo & Yo's title

but those will be fixed with the new images anyways. I'll keep poking around to see if there's any other oddities.
 

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Straight away I noticed:

  • Brothers and Papo & Yo use the same image
  • The link under Brothers takes you to the page for Shadowrun Returns
  • The URL for Brothers appears under Papo & Yo's title

but those will be fixed with the new images anyways. I'll keep poking around to see if there's any other oddities.
Thanks, sorry again for the mess. I just wanted to have the thread up as soon as possible in case GAF craps out on me again.
 
Two intriguing games I found:

Off Grid
Site
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Off-Grid’ is a cross between a political thriller and a dark comedy, married with traditional 3rd person ‘stealth ‘em ‘up’ game-play, and set in a stylized open world environment.

Stealth, scavenge, and craft to re-purpose the items in the world around you to create ‘mesh network’ and the tools you need for stealthing and sabotaging the city to freedom. Your aim is to help build cells of resistance, free musicians, activists, thinkers, and hackers and create a network of freedom for the people to regain their anonymity, what they do from there, is up to them..

Mighty Tactical Shooter
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A 2D side scrolling arcade shoot ‘em up, but turn based. An ultra-modern tactical UI, an 80’s arcade shooter theme, a sprinkle of physics, some smart level design inspired by classic shooters, a dark plot, some mild RPG-like progression, and you’ve got a tactical 2D shooter like no other. It’s about tactics, not reflex. Your move.



 

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Gone Home should have more than 1 vote:D and Brothers re-entered in the main section.
...I swear, creating a huge GAF thread while not being able to access GAF and only editing the txt file without crosschecking is a horrible idea.
 

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New thread!!!

Thank you for the effort you put in make these threads Toma, it must be an herculean job in normal conditions and coinciding with GAF being down a lot today may have give to you some headache.
 

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Ah ya! New month, new thread, new games :)

Thanks for doing this Toma. We all really appreciate a place to check out and talk about the awesome games that are of the indie variety.
 

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Didnt see someone mentioning it was released in the Sept thread, but put it into the released section now.
I think I included it in the #SS post as it was one of the Ludum Dare entries, but I haven't checked it yet. Oh, and is there a demo of Always Sometimes Monsters I've missed somehow?
 

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On a slightly more sad note: The weekly Indie releases youtube videos that we had until last month wont be included anymore. I think they dropped it because they didnt get enough traffic/clicks, and I can understand that its too much effort for like 200 viewers each week.
 

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I think I included it in the #SS post as it was one of the Ludum Dare entries, but I haven't checked it yet. Oh, and is there a demo of Always Sometimes Monsters I've missed somehow?
Yeah, I put all the SS entries into the future section by default. If no one else posts about them again, I assume they are still... in the future :p

I dont think there is an open demo,yet. You can preorder the game, but that wont give you access. There is only a showfloor demo for Pax apparently.
 
...I swear, creating a huge GAF thread while not being able to access GAF and only editing the txt file without crosschecking is a horrible idea.
GAF really needs to allow drafts. That would probably help you a lot

If you ever need help putting the thread info together, I'm sure that some of us would be open to assisting you. It's a lot of work for one guy
 

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GAF really needs to allow drafts. That would probably help you a lot

If you ever need help putting the thread info together, I'm sure that some of us would be open to assisting you. It's a lot of work for one guy
It does, you can preview posts and threads before posting, but you obviously cant do that as long as GAF is down which was during the same time today and yesterday for me, so I couldnt work on that two days in a row. Bad luck this time, but oh well.
 

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I dont think there is an open demo,yet. You can preorder the game, but that wont give you access. There is only a showfloor demo for Pax apparently.
Yeah, I just checked and there's only a pre-order option on Humble store, so there's no point in keeping it in the RRI section. Sorry for pointing out all these stuff:D
 

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Yeah, I just checked and there's only a pre-order option on Humble store, so there's no point in keeping it in the RRI section. Sorry for pointing out all these stuff:D
Nonono, perfectly fine. :) If you find something else let me know. Going to hop off to bed now.
 
It does, you can preview posts and threads before posting, but you obviously cant do that as long as GAF is down which was during the same time today and yesterday for me, so I couldnt work on that two days in a row. Bad luck this time, but oh well.
Yeah but it would be cool if we could save the previews to work on a later time.

Anyway, greatly appreciate all the effort you put into these threads and creating this foundation in which we can share and discuss indies. These threads are my preferred sources of news and impressions, even more than sites like IndieStatik and RPS
 
Let's discuss this article: Are Indie Games That Special?
Well, more like let's tear it apart and rant at how wrong it is
Here's an excerpt:
Indie games, supposedly, have a lot more diversity. This diversity takes the form of games such as Braid, the 2D platformer that kind of started the indie game craze; then there is that dark and moody 2D platformer, Limbo. There is alsoFEZ, a 2D platformer with a dimension-shifting mechanic, Outland, a 2D platformer with a color-shifting mechanic, Cave Story, a Metroidvania-style 2D platformer, Super Meat Boy, a hardcore, 2D platformer… then there is Spelunky, Trine, Terraria, Towerfall, The Swapper, VVVVVV, Rogue Legacy, Henry Hatsworth, I Wanna Be the Guy, Eversion, Closure, and Thomas Was Alone--all 2D platformers, and we are even going to see more come out with Mighty No. 9 and Murasaki Baby. But indie games aren’t just making games in the same genre, right?
Full Bore impressions
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Nine months after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Whole Hog Games have released their puzzle adventure game Full Bore. It's a charming game that combines tricky block based puzzles with open world exploration and an interesting story.

You're just a lonely boar who finds himself trapped in the mysterious mining operation deep beneath the earth. Weird machinery and logs of anomalies hint at some unnatural happenings in the tunnels and bored out caverns and as your adventure progresses, the pieces slowly come together. The world of Full Bore is sprawling and expansive and quite pretty, stretching from dark lava filled depths to the sunny green surface; doorways found throughout the world lead to puzzle filled rooms and other areas. Puzzles revolve around pushing and manipulating blocks, each with their own properties and function, as well as exploring and digging your way to new areas. A wonderful lighting system gives each location its own atmosphere and ambiance.

Right now, purchasing Full Boar gives you the first half of the game, titled The First Dig, which offers about seven hours of puzzles and exploration. The second half will be added later in an update and will include even more diverse locations such as ancient trap filled temples, abandoned industrial ruins, and more of the surface wilderness.
Hyper Light Drifter doing a crossover with Shantae
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter/posts/615655
Heart Machine is incredibly excited to announce that we're teaming-up with the talented folks over at WayForward! Backers $10 and over will receive an exclusive Risky Boots (of the wonderful Shantae series) in-game bonus quest! You'll get a special item as your quest reward to cherish and virtually polish/sharpen as you please: I'll keep the remaining details secret for now.

 

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Crazy how fast this thread drowns if you have 17k users online.

Stupid ass article said:
Indie games, supposedly, have a lot more diversity. This diversity takes the form of games such as Braid, the 2D platformer that kind of started the indie game craze; then there is that dark and moody 2D platformer, Limbo. There is alsoFEZ, a 2D platformer with a dimension-shifting mechanic, Outland, a 2D platformer with a color-shifting mechanic, Cave Story, a Metroidvania-style 2D platformer, Super Meat Boy, a hardcore, 2D platformer… then there is Spelunky, Trine, Terraria, Towerfall, The Swapper, VVVVVV, Rogue Legacy, Henry Hatsworth, I Wanna Be the Guy, Eversion, Closure, and Thomas Was Alone--all 2D platformers, and we are even going to see more come out with Mighty No. 9 and Murasaki Baby. But indie games aren’t just making games in the same genre, right?
Are you fucking kidding me.
 

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Are you fucking kidding me.
For the sake of the argument:

This thread has 8 2D platformers out of nearly 50 noteworthy Indie games that released recently (more or less last month). Eight. No, Indie games aren’t just making games in the same genre.

Edit: I now have a clear case of
 

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Proxy Blade - New trailer - Indiegogo - Greenlight

Proxy Blade is a an action game created around an unique and intricate combat design. If you like Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta and such, chances are you will enjoy Proxy Blade.

You will have to think fast to defeat the different enemies of this game. Parrying, using your boost and being creative with your combos are essential tools to your survival. Mastering Proxy Blade will require both your wits and reflexes.

You can see more in-depth gameplay and project details on the Indiegogo Page:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/proxy-blade/x/4606347

This is a solo project, made by me (DSix), on my own XNA-based engine.
The music is made by Dario “Bolt” Galizia.

I just started the campaign. I am pretty conservative with the objectives and amount of perks, but keep in mind this is a one man effort. I don't want to derail with anything that's not relevant to making the game as good as possible.
 

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Proxy Blade - New trailer - Indiegogo - Greenlight



I just started the campaign. I am pretty conservative with the objectives and amount of perks, but keep in mind this is a one man effort. I don't want to derail with anything that's not relevant to making the game as good as possible.
Looks great and nice work on the gifs! But is there really no tech demo available if you are 2 years in development? Those do usually wonders for these fundraising campaigns.
 
Proxy Blade - New trailer - Indiegogo - Greenlight



I just started the campaign. I am pretty conservative with the objectives and amount of perks, but keep in mind this is a one man effort. I don't want to derail with anything that's not relevant to making the game as good as possible.
Awesome, it's great to see you're still working on this

I made a post about your game on Reddit:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IndieGaming/comments/1njwps/proxy_blade_on_indiegogo_and_greenlight_sci_fi/

In the process of making a GAF thread and I'll have a write up on my blog tomorrow

Unfortunately my Visa gift card is US only so I don't think I can contribute. Good luck, I'll be spreading the word
 

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Did they already announce whats going to be different from 1 or what they added?
Steam Workshop support for mods, skins and that sort of stuff. He has been creating new modes/mods that include Air, a sidescroller, and a 3 player puzzle game. It's also on a new engine (Unity), so it should run better and on more platforms I guess. It supports Soundcloud, and leaderboards are now separated by mode/difficulty.
 

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Incognita and Valdis Story are out? Might need to grab those.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter seems perfect for speedrunning. Also, like Ghost of a Tale, more playable mice in games!

Proxy Blade :O I want this...

I played Volume at the recent Eurogamer Expo, very tough and cool.
 

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Can't believe no one here is talking about Dethlands. I shall start :)

I wrote a spot up on it over at IndieGames.

DethLands' roots are firmly planted in the old school, with games like Castlevania, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Mega Man and Super Mario Bros 2 cited as inspiration. The team is focusing on tight, challenging platforming, without crossing into the realm of frustration. Players will direct Golgoth through the levels, using his signature headbang maneuver to attack enemies with his hair.

There are four subweapons hidden in treasure chests that expand your offensive abilities, as well as a handful of static abilities that buff your attributes as well. The details of these are being kept quiet for now, though these accessories are close to the heart of metal fashion and interests. All of these abilities will help you get through the game's levels and their branching paths, as well as do battle with the eight or more bosses.

The soundtrack (preview below) is being put together by Tokinsom, who is using his background as a musician to produce authentic metal songs in chiptune form.
Here's a Youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbmQq_hZRA
 

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Steam Workshop support for mods, skins and that sort of stuff. He has been creating new modes/mods that include Air, a sidescroller, and a 3 player puzzle game. It's also on a new engine (Unity), so it should run better and on more platforms I guess. It also supports Soundcloud, and leaderboards are now separated by mode/difficulty.
What am I seeing with those mods. This looks crazy. Someone should mod it to have a Frequency/Amplitude mode :p
 

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What am I seeing with those mods. This looks crazy. Someone should mod it to have a Frequency/Amplitude mode :p
I am really excited for community mods. The game seems built around it.

Can't believe no one here is talking about Dethlands. I shall start :)

I wrote a spot up on it over at IndieGames.

Here's a Youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbmQq_hZRA
I will have to gut my old GB and find a way to fit a small pc in there for this. Ok, maybe not...
 

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Reading the article looks like he knows only the "big" indie titles. He wrote about the vastly number of indie 2D platformers but fails to realize that these games are acclaimed not because they are in that genre but because they bring interesting ideas and something new.

Braid, for example, is a work of art because of its time mechanics, mechanics strikingly similar to Prince of Persia
Braid is not only praised only because the time mechanics but for it interesting history, beautiful artstyle, smart puzzles and how the time mechanic has different approaches in each set of levels. If I remember correctly the time mechanic in the PS2 PoP series is you rewinding if you failed a jump and other similar things, and once you're without any sand of time is game over. The mechanics are similar but how each game use it is very different.

In 2012, Call of Duty had the best-selling title, sure. But immediately following it was Madden, and following that we saw games such as Assassin’s Creed III, Lego Batman, and even Just Dance 4. There’s your diversity right there
Three yearly franchises... How is having the same yearly series in the top charts advocating for diversity? He sounds like we don't have diversity in the indie games released, just this year we had:
  • Papers, Please!
  • Skullgilrs (the PC version)
  • Cart Life
  • Divekick
  • Dysfunctional systems
  • Candy Box
  • A Dark Room
  • Save the Date
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • I can keep going all night...
Here is a little of the diversity from the indie games.
 

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Yeah, that article is a bit crazy. I don't particularly enjoy 2D platformers, and I still find a shit ton of stuff I want to try each month in these threads alone.
 

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Doing a Reddit trade: A Valley Without Wind or La Mulana? Valley's demo was cool but I remember you guys raving about Mulana in one of the threads.
Do you like hard games? Do you don't have a problem in eventually looking in a guide to finish a game?

If yes grab La-Mulana.