Indie Games [September] Now Voting - Post 878!

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Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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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43 games in the released part, 41 games in the future part. This month is packed with high profile releases, so this thread doesnt see as many free offerings as the august one. Nonetheless, another month of Indie gaming goodness lies before us and I can promise you that there are also gems to be found among the gems you havent tried yet. Free Videogame album bonus, SpaceChem: http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a83228/spacechem

Free Bonus album from last month because I am still madly in love with it: 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. Outer Wilds (6 votes) - Free (PC)

http://alexbeachum.com/archives/258
First person space exploration game, and it's awesome. Even though I suck at landing the shuttle, it was jaw-dropping doing seamless transitions from space exploring to landing on planets. Playing as alien space explorers with their own mythology is interesting. Nice to have a game purely dedicated to space exploring rather than all the strategy stuff that turns me off to those games.
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1. Tessalation (6 votes) - Free (PC)

http://tessallationgame.wordpress.com/
In this first person time travel puzzle game, please help this blockheaded teacher through obstacles in her school. Charming and unique design, clever puzzles and interesting mechanics. Portal and the games that sprung from it are among the best puzzle platformers ever and if this game gets a full fleshed release it would stand proudly next to those.

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3. Against the Wall (5 votes) - Free Alpha (PC)

http://www.againstthewallgame.com/play/
It's a simple block puzzle game, but the abstract world is the star here. Once you get to the jaw-dropping city with multi-eyed trees that really just want to ram you into the wall, you know this game has something special going for it. Also, I love games where you can get to a really large height and then fall all the way down (Mirror's Edge) instead of a game-over screen in the middle.
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3. Gateways (5 votes) - $4,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/216290/
How many games let you play as a lab inventor type? It's basically 2D Portal, as you can see in the gifs. Also, you get to kill monkey robots in a bloody display. I just wanted to call out, best map design EVER in a Metroidvania style game. If you're stuck, there is a hint system that you pay with points and the game takes over for the solution.
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5. 1000 Amps (4 votes) - $4,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/205690/
It's a game of world discovery where you feel around the dark squared space to figure out where you can go, collecting lights along the way to complete rooms.It feels unique with a cute aesthetic and great sound design.
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6. Ripple Dot Zero (3 votes) - Free (PC, Browser)

http://www.rippledotzero.com/
his has 90s action platformer stamped all over it. The momentum-based inertia, brilliant genre-hopping soundtrack, an ice-skating jetpack penguin with a sword, and that high-fi 16-bit aesthetic.
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6. Shadowrun Returns (3 votes) - $20 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/234650/
Click, tock, tock... KAPOW. Rattattatta. BAM, clickchick. BAM. SPLURGE...thump.
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7.-21.
8. Experiment12 (2 votes)
8. Viscera Cleanup Detail (2 votes)
8. Ergon/Logos (2 votes)
8. Chester (2 votes)
8. Elliot Quest (2 votes)
8. MTB Freeride (2 votes)
8. Ittle Dew (2 votes)
8. Valdis Story: Abyssal City (2 votes)
8. Frequency Domain (2 votes)
17. Time Squid (1 vote)
17. Ring Runner (1 vote)
17. Smooth Operator: Call Center Chaos (1 vote)
17. Fran Bow (1 vote)
17. Contre Jour (1 vote)
17. Cube World (1 vote)
17. Dusty Revenge (1 vote)
17. Lumenox: Aarus's Awakening (1 vote)
17. Humans Must Answer (1 vote)
17. Isis (1 vote)
17. Bokida (1 vote)
17. Aaron Steeds Ending (1 vote)
17. T.O.M.B. (1 vote)
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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.1, Stimulation
[Shatter | Risk of Rain | Cosmic DJ (live) | Waking Mars | Child of Eden | Ducktales]

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: 8.25.13
[Race the Sun, Air Conflicts, CLR: Cannons Lasers Rockets, Munch Face, Skullgirls, Frogatto & Friends, Magicians & Looters, Electronic Super Joy, Shadowplay: Journey to Wonderland
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1. Slayin Highscore Competition
  • Survive
  • Don't cheat
  • Post a screenshot of your highscore once you died, like:
  • 2 winners. The user with the highest level progress wins a game from the gift pile and another win goes to a random entry to the contest.

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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A Good Husband - Free (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.
Assault Android Cactus - Free Demo/ $14,99 for Beta (PC, 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.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - $14,99 (PC)

http://www.brothersthegame.com/

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.
Cloudberry Kingdom - $9,99 (PC, PSN, XBLA, Wii U)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/210870/

A platformer designed with a fully random level generator. Every level is brand new. The difficulty caters to all skill levels, from casual to hard core. Also, save and send levels to friends!
Constant C - $9,99 (PC)

http://www.desura.com/games/constant-c

Precision platforming and timing plus gravity and time manipulation and conversion of momentum = a lot of challenging brain bending puzzles
Deios - Free Demo (PC)

http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/33724958/file.html

As it all comes together, Deios ends up being a tear across beauty and corruption, each co-existing and fighting for your attention. It’s both an action game and a snobby art game about life and philosophy, but also the resentment of both. There aren’t many games like this, maybe a few, and I’ve never seen visuals matching this mood and sense of overbearing isolation against a harsh nature.
Divekick - $9,99 (PC, PSN)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244730/

2 button fighting game experience distilled to the final and most exciting moment of a match. The tense and tactical mental trickery right before the last decisive hit.
Doorways - $9,99 for the Beta (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.doorwaysgame.com/

Doorways is a first person survival horror game, with a complex story and a deep atmosphere. Each level of the game will challenge you with dynamic gameplay and distinct visuals and sounds. If you like the horror genre, you are in for a treat. Prepare to immerse yourself in augmenting pyschological terror and brace for jump-scares.
Dream - $14,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/229580/

In a nutshell, it’s Dear Esther‘s narrator-driven environmental story married to a Deus-Ex-inspired brand of non-linearity. Better still, the focus is on exploring dreams of both otherworldly beauty and inexplicable terror. . Dream features a narrative split into three acts with multiple paths and endings that are determined by how you explore and move between dreams. Each act will immerse you in new worlds that help to decipher Howard's past, emotions and ambitions.
Electronic Super Joy - $7.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244870

Described as "the Unholy merging of Super Meat Boy & Super Hexagon!" , Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.
Finding Teddy - Free Demo (PC, Linux)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=168066737

A traditional Point&Click adventure game in pixel art style. Different characters with different abilities, currently on Greenlight.
Frogatto & Friends - Free Demo / $8,99 (PC, Mac)

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

Very charming Old-school 2D action/adventure platforming game. Check the trailer!
Gone Home - $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.
Guacamelee - $14,99 (PC, PSN)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/214770/

Fantastic, genre-crossing game that seamlessly blends beat-em-up combat, satisfying platforming, and Metroidvania exploration and delivers it all with amazing art, music, and humor.
Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing - Free (PC, Browser)
Legend of Dungen - $9,99 for the Beta (PLAT)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/238280/

As you journey deep into the dungeon, you will find weapons, items, and long forgotten magic.. ..if you're lucky, it might help you to fight off the droves of mysterious creatures you will encounter. There will be complete darkness to contend with, potions to quaff, secrets to discover, traps to avoid, hats to wear, and treasure that (if you make it out alive) will make you a legend.
Life Goes On - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.lifegoesongame.com/

A puzzle-platformer that teaches you the importance of sacrifice.
Lily Looking Through - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://geetagames.com/downloads/

Help this heroine through a variety of enchanting environments brimming with magic and wonder, as she seeks to rewrite the past, change the present, and unlock the ultimate mystery. An animated point-and-click adventure for all ages.
Mouse Craft - Free Beta/ PWYW > $1 (PC)

http://mouse-craft.com/

MouseCraft is a tile-matching puzzle game where players help mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking world's most famous blocks: Tetrominos. Lemmings with Tetris Blocks!
Neverending Nightmares - Free Demo (PC)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinitap/neverending-nightmares?ref=card

from Retro/Grade's Matt Gilgenbach, a sidescroller psychological horror game. In Nightmares, the game's lead wakes up from a horrific dream, only to discover he's only awakened in a new nightmare, the beginning of a terrible cycle that will create a basic structure for the narrative. This very interesting concept is currently on Kickstarter life support, so give it some love!
Nihilumbra - Free Demo/ $9,99 Preorder (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/nihilumbra/images/nihilumbra

Action platformer with slight puzzle elements that require you to change the properties of the wall and floor. Slick artstyle and gameplay looks nifty.
Oknytt - $9,99 (PC)

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

Oknytt is a point-and-click adventure game where the player takes the role of a small, seemingly insignificant creature, leading it through a dark world riddled with obstacles to help it find a place to belong
Papers, Please! - Free Beta/ $8,99 (PC, Mac)

http://dukope.com/

Your job as an immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists. 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.
Papo & Yo - $12,99 (PC, Consoles)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/227080/

If anyone liked Alice Madness Returns or Ico, check it out. Deals with similar themes and has that similar crazy level design. Emotional game about leaving a bad past behind that is far less heavy-handed that I expected (all the hype for the game was because the creator was making a game about his alcoholic abusive father). Surprisingly enjoyable 3D platformer for such a small team, has some good puzzles, and can be gorgeous at times.
Pid - Free Demo/ $9,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/218740/

Incredibly pretty and charming puzzle platformer that absolutely deserves a spot in these threads. Just do yourself a favour and try the demo.
Postmortem - Free (PC)

http://postmortemgame.com/

Narrative-adventure playing an Agent of Death who must take ONE life that could change the fate of a conflict-torn Nation The game will be released on August 15 for free.
Procyon - Free Demo / $4,99 (PC)

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

Fight your way through five shoot-em-up stages full of an increasingly-ridiculous number of enemies (or, as we like to call them, "potential explosions"). Switch between your weapons on the fly to either cover a lot of space with death-dealing bullets or concentrate all of your damage on those hard-to-reach areas with a locking, twisting beam!
qrth-phyl -$5 (PC,XBIG)

http://hermitgames.com/qrthphyl.php

Arcade game of maze/dot/snake mechanic within changing dimensions, axis locks and the corruption of the system. Collect, grow, avoid your past, find new space, wake up...
Savant Ascent - $2 (PC, iOS, Android)

http://savantgame.com/

Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities! Check the trailer!
Schein - Free Demo (PC)

http://scheingame.com/the-game/download/

Step into the role of a desperate young man who is grieving over losing his only son. He wanders aimlessly through a murky swamp in search of .. something.. if only he knew what. As the colorful glow of the Irrlicht touches their surroundings, the world slowly begins to change, transforming it into an altogether different place. Through this beautiful metamorphosis, the man can follow Irrlicht on paths that had not been visible before. Gaining confidence in this magic, he advances deeper and deeper into the swamp, to face its most forbidding secrets.
Shelter - $9,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244710/

Experience the wild as a mother badger sheltering her cubs from harm. On their journey they get stalked by a bird of prey, encounter perils of the night, river rapids crossings, big forest fires and the looming threat of death by starvation.
Sir, You are being hunted - $19,99 (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242880/

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a procedurally-generated British horror in which tweed-wearing robots hunt you for sport. Roam the landscape, scavenge for food, hide breathlessly in the undergrowth, flee in terror, and even fight back with stolen weapons.
Skullgirls - $14,99 (PC, XBLA, PSN)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244710/

Skullgirls exemplifies the beauty that can happen when people who absolutely love the fighting game genre are put in charge of a title. Skullgirls has quite a few signs of rushed development, but at its core, it is one of the most well-thought-out and impressive fighting games on the market right now.
skyRogue - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://nihilocrat.tumblr.com/

A simple little dogfighter with a slick aesthetic and a great arcade flight model. 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.
Slayin' - Free (PC)

http://www.pixellicker.com/games/games_slayin.html

A fun little sidescroller where the character is always moving and you controller which direction he goes. Your weapon is always out so all you have to do it run into enemies. You level up automatically as you kill enemies and collect money which is used to upgrade various things.
Soulcaster II - $3,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://www.desura.com/games/soulcaster-ii/images/deep-fires-fury

Venture beyond the borders of Avericia into a new world of mystery and peril. Solve puzzles, discover secret treasure and destroy hordes of foes with the aid of your summoned Guardians. Return to Avericia to lay the beatdown on Shadowcaster’s minions once again!
SpeedRunners - §9,99 for the Beta (PC)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/207140/

It's a 4 player competitive platformer. The goal is to run off the screen and leave the others behind. 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. This game has a chance to be something special.
Spelunky - $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.
Starsector - $10 during Beta @ 50% off (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://fractalsoftworks.com/preorder/

The combat is a top down shooter that is pretty deep. There are a bunch of different weapon types and where you hit the enemy matters (i.e. you can disable a ship by firing at the engines.) There are some light RTS elements where you assign orders to your fleet, but you only have a limited number of orders per battle which encourages you to participate in the fight and minimizes micromanagement. The big draw for me is the RPG aspect of the game. You start off as a single ship and crew, but you slowly grow your fleet by capturing / buying new ships.
Teslagrad - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)

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

Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer with action elements. Magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are gained throughout the game and must be used to overcome the game's challenges and explore the long abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is set in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe, and through voiceless storytelling we intend to tell the story of the fall of the king of Electropia and the rise of a new (and not necessarily better) order.
Unholy Heights - Free Demo / $4 (PC)

http://www.playism-games.com/games/unholyheights/

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. From there, monsters move into the building, and you have to regulate their rent, buy them furniture to keep them happy and use your tenants to destroy the would-be heroes in search of your riches.
Xenominers - Free Demo/ $4,49 (PC)

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

Build your world in the far reaches of space with XenoMiner, the new voxel-building hit from Gristmill Studios. Features an intense lunar survival theme, fully scriptable autonomous bots, futuristic tools and tech, a growing community and more to come!
You Still Won't Make It - Free Demo/ $4,99 (PC, Mac)

http://www.desura.com/games/you-still-wont-make-it

You Still Won’t Make It… but you are welcome to try! By the makers of Karoshi and They Need To Be Fed, the sequel to the well received “You Probably Won’t Make It” is finally out! A platformer game designed to be soul-crushingly challenging and frustrating, You Still Won’t Make It is a game that’s sure to reduce your lifespan by at least a few years…
Zafehouse Diaries - Free Demo/ $9,99 (PC)

http://www.zafehouse.com/

It's a text based zombie survival game, where you manage your survivors and more importantly have to deal with and mend (or not) their relationships as you try to survive as long as possible. Spread rumors to keep tempers low or turn the others against a unliked survivor. There are roguelike elements as well, such as procedurally generated towns and survivors and permadeath.
 

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1849 - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=35307.0

City management sim, set during the California gold rush.
AdventurOS - ???

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adventuros

AdventureOS is an 2.5D RPG/Metroidvania adventure based game that is entirely auto-generated by the content (folders and files) of your computer. Each room, object, enemy, puzzle, key, treasure, boss... Is actually an interpretation of the files you can find on the computer where the game is running, making each adventure as exciting as exclusive for each user.
Air Dash Online - PC

http://airdashonline.com/

Fast paced platform fighter with an emphasis on fluid and agile character movement. It is inspired by Super Smash Bros:Melee and traditional 2D fighters. GAF on board!
A Touch of Moonlight - ???

https://www.facebook.com/atouchofmoonlight?filter=1

A thrilling adventure game set in a world based on old Sami and Scandinavian folklore. A boy disappears in the deep northern woods and his sister embarks on a journey to find him.
Before - ???

http://i.minus.com/idgZOyjUqsAwv.gif

A game about relationships, societies and survival.
Cosmic DJ - PC, iPad

http://gl33k.com/app-development/2012/12/9/cosmic-dj.html

Music visualizing game. The idea of basically playing a videogame while simultaneously recording your very own album on Soundcloud sounds unreal. They are apparently trying to hit a november/december release date. Here is a video to watch: http://vimeo.com/54301898
Crawl - ???

http://i.minus.com/iQUwNmYVa0pCJ.PNG

It's an arcadey beat-em-up dungeon crawler, except it's multiplayer and the monsters are all controlled by the other players.
Curse - ???

http://curseepisodes.com/

Curse is a first-person action/horror game. Explore a huge Egyptian Necropolis, filled with dangers and secrets.(and bloodthirsty worms). Experience a unique and intense, physics based combat system against mummies and demons.
Death Road to Canada - PC, Mac, Linux, iOS

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1297103658/death-road-to-canada-permadeath-road-trip-simulato

It's a randomized permadeath road trip simulator. You and your group of survivors have to travel from Florida to Canada, making Choose Your Own Adventure style decisions. This is mixed in with segments where you explore and loot randomly generated cities, find survivors to recruit, and try to avoid or break through increasingly huge hordes of zombies. Currently on Kickstarter and likely to hit their goal.
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon - PC, Mac, Linux

http://caseandbot.com/

It's a classical point and click adventure. Talk to NCPs, gather clues, solve cases. Inspired by the classic point and click adventures from the 80’s and 90’s. It adopts these eras characteristically design and it is built using only the pixel art technique.
Dungeon of the Endless - ???

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

Something retro-inspired, a roguelike with elements of tower defense, RPGs and Dungeon Keeper, and something to play with friends in the Endless Space Universe.
Dysbiosis - ???

http://forceofhab.it/games/

An intestinal bacteria Shoot Em Up, combining fun gameplay and accurate scientific learnings in a format which is easily understood.
Eleven - ???

http://elevenminutesofspace.com/

You are slowly drifting through space - full of geometrical shapes and mysterious alien structures. Ambiguous puzzle elements are mixed with an insanely good soundtrack by Datahowler. It's like an interactive audio visualizer...in space.
Extrasolar - ???

http://www.whatisextrasolar.com/

you'll be exploring dramatic alien landscapes, investigating scientific mysteries, and interacting with real characters as they work to uncover the true motives of the eXoplanetary Research Institute (XRI), a private space agency with a questionable past.
Framed - ???

http://loveshackentertainment.com/

Framed is an innovative narrative-puzzle game set in a noir comic book world. Presented as an animated storyboard and played in ‘chapters’, each panel depicts an important action or event. After watching the scene unfold, players can rearrange the order of the panels, changing the way the events play out and the outcome of the narrative.
Harold Haribut - ???

http://haroldhalibut.tumblr.com/

A stop motion point&click adventure set in an underwater world full of amusing characters, strange creatures and fantastical locations. Everything is hand-crafted from wood, clay and anything we can get our hands on, really.
Honourbound - ???

http://batcatgames.com/blog/honourbound/

Honourbound is a 2D, side-scrolling beat ‘em up game focused on dynamic and visceral God of War-style combat in a feudal Japanese setting.
Hybris - ???

http://monstersarehere.com/

Living in a dysfunctional family is not that hard, if you look at it from this perspective.
Interstellaria - PC, Mac, iPad

http://mastercoldrice.com/?page_id=74

Take control of a powerful faster than light ship. You control the crew and the stations. Your skills as a commander will either help you to survive the perils of the galaxy, or cause your crew to perish.
Into the Wylde Abyss - ???

http://www.richardwhitelock.com/

a short game about struggling to survive on a freezing island and what happens in your final hours. Inspired by the dangerous sublime, Paradise Lost and AdamAtomic’s Capsule.
Irkalla - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=099ecebf82b5dc4dcece82af59f546d0&topic=35320.0

Intensive tactic arcade shooter game with demons, mages, spells, mechs and hight tech weapons.
Legend of Lya - ???

http://darkfalzx.blogspot.com/

2D action-adventure game inspired by Super Metroid and Castlevania SOTN.
Mines of Mars - PC

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=163620485

Mines of Mars is a procedural atmospheric mining game that is inspired by games like Metroid and Motherlode. It is also a story based adventure game with dark secrets, great weapons, tons of different items, and a gorgeous world to explore.
Morphopolis - PC

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=168032747

Morphopolis is a visually stunning point and click adventure inspired by Machinarium and The Tiny Bang Story. It takes the player on a lucid and fantastical journey of transformation and discovery through a beautiful and unique natural environment.
Mudlarks - ???

http://mudlarks.weebly.com/

Dark and mysterious tale set in London using embellished real world locations, inspired by Sierra and Lucasarts classics.
Myriad - ???

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23502117/myriadWebsite/index.html

I feel an enormous urge to dive into this world. Don't know how could I have missed it from last week's batch. Gameplay video in the link.
New Game+ - ???

http://superflatgames.com/wordpress/

Jasper Byrne's (Lone Survivor) take on dungeon crawler and beat'em up hybrid, influenced by Zelda, Dark Souls and Final Fight. There are also 4 player co-op and PvP modes.
Regret - ???

http://revengegames.tumblr.com/

Psychological survival-horror starring a boy and a fox, coming to your PCs soon.
Secrets of RÆtikon - PC

http://www.secrets-of-raetikon.com/

Fly freely through rugged alpine mountains. Enter the homeland of wild animals. Encounter ancient machines, scattered over the landscape. Can you unlock their secrets? Will you survive in the wilderness? Do you engage in combat or solve the mysteries of the world peacefully? It's up to you!
Shadow Warrior - PC

http://www.devolverdigital.com/games/view/shadow-warrior

Arcade-style shooter with swords, guns and magic by the Hard Reset team.
The Floor is Jelly - ???

http://thefloorisjelly.tumblr.com/

Who honestly hasn’t dreamed of filling a swimming pool with jello? I mean, it would probably result in a horrible, painful lungs-slowly-filling-with-jello-death, but it sounds awesome otherwise, right? Thankfully, we have video games to answer these kinds of questions!
The Stomping Land - PC

http://www.thestompingland.com/

The Stomping Land is a multiplayer survival game about dinosaurs. Create traps, salvage resources, form tribes. In order to survive, your primary need is simply to eat dinosaur meat.
Tinselfly - ???

http://www.oogby.com/projects/tinselfly/

Narrative focused game that puts an emphasis on character development and storytelling through game mechanics.
Tower of Guns - PC

www.towerofguns.com

Tower of Guns is a fast paced, nostalgic shooter for the twitch gamer… with a few roguelike elements to keep it fresh with each playthrough. Think of it like FTL or Binding of Isaac mixed with Doom 2. The game is currently in “Post-Pre-Alpha”.
Undead Overlord - ???

http://www.undeadoverlord.com/game.html

Undead Overlord is an all-out mayhem Zombie Dominion RTS game where the goal is to create as much chaos as possible while wiping out the humans!
Watashi Wa - ???
We shall wake - PLAT

http://weshallwake.blogspot.com/

The game is aiming to be a hybrid of gameplay elements from series such as Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, Prototype, and Dark Cloud.
White Space - ???

http://www.curve-studios.com/

Procedurally generated alien worlds exploration game inspired by the early 3D games from the '80s.
Wilfred the Hero - ???

http://www.brandonabley.com/?page_id=117

Eastern-style RPG with a focus on exploration of a strange and beautiful world filled with challenging monsters.
Windborne - PLAT

http://www.hiddenpath.com/games/windborne/

Windborne brings social sandbox creation games to the next level. Explore a vibrant world filled with secrets to unlock and treasures to find, craft personalized furnishings and innovative artifacts, and befriend intriguing Jin to help build a new civilization.
Zlythy - ???

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=9640.0

Zlythy has been revived, rejoice! It's an atmospheric exploration game, similar to The Path, where you collect things and such, or at least that's how it was few years ago.
 

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Hi Toma, do you ever list Early Access games or demos?
Constantly. I list games twice. The first time they are playable in whichever form and recommended by someone, and the second time for a full release. If games arent recommended/talked about in here, I cant list them though as I dont know about these games or whether they are actually good. Another reason why I try to convince people to always post about anything they discover and post on GAF in here.

Finding Teddy and Doorways are 2 examples from the current thread. Finding Teddy is currently just a demo, and Doorways is currently still in Beta.
 

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Assault Android Cactus Early Release- $14.99 / Free Demo (Windows, OSX, Linux)

Finally on Steam thanks to winning the Intel Level Up 2013 - Best Action Game award!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/250110
http://www.assaultandroidcactus.com

Developed by Witch Beam that includes two GAFers, Paz and Sycle, 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). It's 100% DRM Free, even on steam. Also available via Humble widget through the buy link on their website where you can also pre-order the deluxe edition with the OST (Humble versions includes Steam Keys) :)
I look forward to seeing what people think now they can finally get their hands on it :)
 

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Great OP Toma, got my work cut out for me this month but I'll make sure I'll do impressions of all I can. Just FYI, but the link to Mouse Craft has an extra I in front so it is broken (although easy to navigate to), also the price for Spelunky is listed as 'PRICE.'
 

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And the posts now finally also contain games. Here's to hoping for another fun month ;)
Great work. There's some really great looking games here. So many so, in fact, that it's hard to keep on top of them all.
 

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New thread! Got some recommendations and impressions to post later

Hey, Toma, was I the only person to recommend an overlooked indie in August's thread?
Outside of the Wayback Wednesday posts, you mean? Yeah, I think you were. I'll go back to check again and will PM you later.
 

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Great OP Toma, got my work cut out for me this month but I'll make sure I'll do impressions of all I can. Just FYI, but the link to Mouse Craft has an extra I in front so it is broken (although easy to navigate to), also the price for Spelunky is listed as 'PRICE.'
Corrected, thanks.

Great work. There's some really great looking games here. So many so, in fact, that it's hard to keep on top of them all.
The easiest way to balance "Indies to play"/"time available" is probably to make sure to check the games that come out on top of the voting each month to make sure to at least grab the ones we were most excited about.
 

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I can't even start how good this month is. It's like like coming into a candy shop as a child, not knowing where to look at. Thanks Toma.
 

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Toma, can you please add Freedom Planet to the OP? It's been Greenlit and will be releasing next year.
 

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Lots of cool stuff in there. What's the word on Shelter, worth it?
From what I've read it's very short, but the press loves it. I'm still waiting to play it, as they announced that they're adding controller support after the weekend.
 

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I look forward to seeing what people think now they can finally get their hands on it :)
Added to the OP because I meant to include that in the OP anyway. Other games will go to the next thread.
 

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I can't even start how good this month is. It's like like coming into a candy shop as a child, not knowing where to look at. Thanks Toma.
Lots of great games indeed. I cannot see Spelunky not winning in the end.

From what I've read it's very short, but the press loves it. I'm still waiting to play it, as they announced that they're adding controller support after the weekend.
I have finished it in an hour and I don't like it so much: it is original, but Shelter is not a game as polished as Pid.
 

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Cool to see my impressions, gifs, and favourite games in the OP :D

btw Fran Bow (my #1 game of August) indiegogo ended and was successfully funded.

This month is again crazy. Need to get around to Shelter and Gone Home, trying to find time for one-sitting sessions. Downloading so many free demos right now, thanks Toma. Here's a list to make it easy.

FREE DEMOS:
Toma, are most of the Upcoming Indies not playable yet? Out of those, Neverending Nightmares is, and it should say free demo next to it.
 

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Toma, are most of the Upcoming Indies not playable yet? Out of those, Neverending Nightmares is, and it should say free demo next to it.
Didnt realize it was, must have missed it last month. Could you make another post in this thread with impressions and a screenshot? I'll include it next month then.
 

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Lots of great games indeed. I cannot see Spelunky not winning in the end.
I can actually, because its rather expensive with no free demo and this month is packed with great stuff. I wouldnt be able to make a guess who might win this month.
 

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So Neverending Nightmares isn't going in the OP? It really needs the exposure, since it has a Kickstarter now and the dev has a lot emotionally and financially riding on the game
Oh do they? Alright, going to add it then in a few minutes.
 

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Holy crap at OP. I have a bunch of indie games on PC but this thread made me anticipate many upcoming ones! Im so glad that kickstarter and indie games are doing so well, its to the point where THIS is what i want and like to play. Big devs dropped the ball by going for the big cash cows. Fun and adventure is where its at.
 

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Didnt realize it was, must have missed it last month. Could you make another post in this thread with impressions and a screenshot? I'll include it next month then.
I made impressions in the thread for it:

Just played the demo. It's only 15-20 min long. Holy shit was that terrifying. The soundscape alone had me tense. Had literally chills down my spine walking down corridors. There were about four moments and they all made me jump.

It's also doing what seems to be the nightmare version of Inception where you're not sure which layer of dream world/reality you're in.

GO PLAY THE DEMO



Is that a Slender Man?
So... Elliot's Quest... is it any good? That reminds me: If you're in this thread and haven't played Treasure Adventure Game, you need to go and fix that.
Yes.

Elliot Quest


It's definitely a throwback 2D metroidvania action platformer with a top-down overworld. There are many nods to Zelda and it can get quite addictive. Whether you go up and down, you want to test yourself in the world travelling. Gamer instinct might tell you that going lower will mean a harder challenge with a greater reward. But do you want to risk it when you don't know how far the next checkpoint is? I think I forgot to mention, it's a friggin' browser game!
 

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I made impressions in the thread for it:

Yes.
Added and added.

Holy crap at OP. I have a bunch of indie games on PC but this thread made me anticipate many upcoming ones! Im so glad that kickstarter and indie games are doing so well, its to the point where THIS is what i want and like to play. Big devs dropped the ball by going for the big cash cows. Fun and adventure is where its at.
Now consider that for every month of the year. Just thinking about the sheer numbers of awesome games makes me feel all happy inside.

So... Elliot's Quest... is it any good? That reminds me: If you're in this thread and haven't played Treasure Adventure Game, you need to go and fix that.
I second the recommendation for Elliot Quest. I really liked it, even though it feels a bit slow for an action adventure. The sense of exploration, progress and diverse enemy patterns really worked well in my opinion.
 

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I just wanna get most if not all of these - but I want them all on steam :/
I've been there too. You'll hit yourself on the head once you finally decide to let go of that Steam requirement and see how much stuff you missed over the years. This thread helps unearthing some gems, but if you dont play some games monthly, there are a few games that will be forever lost to you, because people wont shout about it next year.