The Indie Game Thread

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  • INSOMANiAC 27 Dec 2012 19:12:01 3,923 posts
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    Can't seem to find a thread for all the brilliant indie games out there, although I probably missed it. Anyway, here we are!

    Just wanted to vent my spleen and warn people about Machinarium and your game save getting wiped if you use ccleaner, three times I've had to start the game and I aint doing it again!

    Not sure if Mark of the ninja is classed as indie but loving that game at the moment as well as of course, FTL
  • INSOMANiAC 28 Dec 2012 14:33:05 3,923 posts
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    Popular thread!

    I may as well tell myself Ive started playing 'The Blackwell legacy'
  • dwalker109 28 Dec 2012 14:48:16 26 posts
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    Been playing FTL (duh), Dungeons of Dredmor, Legend of Grimrock, Gemini Rue ... and Machinarium ;)

    I back up my saves to Dropbox from time to time, mainly because I use different computers to play it.
  • INSOMANiAC 28 Dec 2012 14:52:23 3,923 posts
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    I thought FTL had steam cloud saving but it appears it doesnt
  • the_dudefather 18 May 2013 19:23:34 9,693 posts
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    I made a browser game!

    Best played in Chrome
  • monkehhh 19 May 2013 10:22:08 4,015 posts
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    Fun game, nice central mechanics.

  • Mr-Brett 19 May 2013 10:52:18 13,261 posts
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    Damn you Alien Spider King!!!
  • Deleted user 17 June 2014 07:20:39
    Thought I'd revive this thread as there's a lot of great stuff coming out that might of gotten missed.

    No man's sky
    A game of exploration and survival in a procedurally generated universe.

    A Hat in Time
    A game created to be like the N64 platformers. Looks a lot like Wind Waker.

    From the creators of Limbo.

    A 2D run & gun game set in the style of an old cartoon.

    White Night
    A black and white adventure game.

    Hyper Light Drifter
    A 2D action RPG game.

    Elite Dangerous
    Trade, fight and explore in this space adventure game.

    Reset is a single player co-op first person puzzle game with a strong emphasis on story and atmosphere. The unique game mechanic in Reset is the ability to travel back in time to solve puzzles co-operatively, with yourself.

    Star Citizen
    A space simulator

    A 3D adventure RPG game.

    Edited by Adv at 07:28:59 17-06-2014
  • Trafford 17 Jun 2014 07:53:43 7,007 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    I made a browser game!

    Best played in Chrome

    I've just had some fun with this. Nice job!
  • Metalfish 17 Jun 2014 09:12:16 8,962 posts
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    Is cradle that build your robo-possibly-dead-wife-or-something in the Mongolian wilderness simulator? That looked excellent. Apart from the bullshit puzzle blocks bit that turned up in one trailer.
  • Deleted user 17 June 2014 19:15:35
    Yeah. Although, the dead wife thing is a bit creepy...
  • Deleted user 17 June 2014 20:39:13
    Another load of indie games.
  • ValtermcPires 28 Jun 2014 16:23:44 9,003 posts
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    I'm so hyped to play the new Hotline Miami, the first one was a blast, pretty sure this new one will win some awards at end.
  • TimeSlipper 4 Jul 2014 16:25:40 1 posts
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    Have been playing a lot of Creeper World 3 recently. Interesting enemy (a fluid mass) and lots of ways to win. Anyone played it?
  • Deleted user 16 July 2014 20:23:58
    Not heard of that one, I'll have to take a look.

    More games:

    Shovel Knight
    A Nes styled platformer

    The Last Tinker: City of Colours
    A 3D platformer similar to those on the N64

    Night in the woods
    An adventure game focused on story, characters and exploration.

    German based Daedalic Entertainment have shown some great stuff that I'm looking forward to seeing more of their games.

    The Whispered World 2 Silence
    A great looking sequel to the whispered world with an interesting 3D look.

    Divinity, Orginal Sin.
    An isometric RPG

    Not much info on these two yet, but The Devils Men and Fire:

    Edited by Adv at 20:24:37 16-07-2014
  • addyb 19 Jul 2014 22:59:12 3,114 posts
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    Heard a lot of good things about trackmania over the past few years and recently bought trackmania stadium. Went to have a quick blast before which turned into an hour. Very addictive :)
  • Deleted user 6 August 2014 17:43:56
    This project is coming along nicely: STASIS Gameplay:

  • Deleted user 15 August 2014 06:00:44
    Blues & Bullets

    Ghosts of a Tale

    Super Hot

    The Escapists


    More Soon.
  • Elendurwen 9 Oct 2014 19:10:51 2 posts
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    Hi, I am an AI expert working on a very unique RTS, Stardust Colonies.

    In Stardust Colonies, the player takes a role of a Colonizator, and a member of a high-tech alien species that defeats and colonises other planets. The game is an AI-focused mixture of emotion and task micro management, forcing players to observe their units and how their feelings change over time in order to make the colony survive and fulfil objectives like building monuments or securing hostile areas.

    Each unit has its own happiness and energy level that affect how it performs. Happiness of a minion is determined by whether it likes the task it’s doing (mining, farming, breeding) and by its other personal experiences. The player also needs to keep an eye on the energy of their minions and let them rest from time to time so they return to work fresh.

    In later versions of the game, there will be hostile alien creatures and RPG-like tech tree.

    Help the game get original 3D graphics and a dark atmosphere on Kickstarter!
    You can download a free demo on said: “A really interesting premise and a passionate designer behind it"

    Edited by Elendurwen at 19:14:22 09-10-2014

    Edited by Elendurwen at 19:16:01 09-10-2014
  • Elendurwen 22 Oct 2014 20:21:50 2 posts
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    Stardust Colonies project update: Lorkan worker concept

    Brain control override, carrier sack grown from the body.
  • Cosquae 15 Nov 2014 17:00:44 1,353 posts
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    Been watching a few streams and vids of 'This War of Mine'.

    A survival sim that makes me feel bad about surviving. Scavenging and looting in a 2d, shelter management rpg.

    Doing pretty well on Steam at the moment, just not a game if you like your games happy and cheerful. If you ever felt guilty about shooting people in DayZ then this is not for you. This is not 'war' as depicted in video games traditionally, you're a civilian, not a soldier.

    If you want to cut a granny's throat, this is the game for you. (seriously, you can do that and then take her belongings)
  • Deleted user 26 February 2015 09:12:29
    Hotline Miami 2 to be released on Mar the 10th.
    Axiom Verge released on Mar 29th.

    Axiom Verge looks a lot like Metroid:
  • TSD 27 May 2015 23:07:39 1,772 posts
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    Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure


    Demetrios is a fresh take on the classic "Point & Click" adventure games, adding a touch of cynical humor to the characters motivations.

    The game puts you in the shoes of Bjorn Thonen, an antique seller being robbed one night after coming back home drunk. Doing his own investigation with the help of Sandra, his next-door neighbor, he ends up involved in a mysterious and murky affair. But these two unlikely heroes may be able to surpass themselves and discover ancient secrets!

    Chapter 1 demo is available right now off his site:

    Edited by TSD at 23:08:04 27-05-2015
  • TSD 7 Jul 2015 00:22:17 1,772 posts
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    Knee Deep

    Episode 1 released today
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