Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)

Luther … as I understand “jank” I think awkward controls, a strange interface, and maybe some weird character movements.

Dragon’s Dogma with a controller on the PC version is smooth as silk. I would have never said it was “janky” … it’s actually what I would consider the opposite of janky. And I play Bethesda games almost every day (they are always janky).

Maybe I am wrong…

OK maybe i’m misusing the term then. I guess I was thinking of games like the Piranha Bytes ones that have interesting mechanics but lack a lot of “Quality Of Life” stuff and have an unpolished presentation?
DD was very “jank” on my potato. Is definitely better for me on the PS4.
@Don_Quixote
It definitely pays to look around - even before leaving the starting beach area.
Also there doesn’t appear to be a “Stealing” mechanic from what I can tell. I’ve been looting and selling anything I can grab.

Yes! No stealing! And that’s so great, honestly. How exactly does someone in another city knows that item is stolen, anyway? And yeah, pick up stuff, even if only to break it down- for example the starting rags you get on the beach to wear, you can break down using crafting into linen, which you can use to make bandages, etc. Once you understand this stuff you can really outfit yourself well before leaving the starting town.

Edit to add: regarding the stealing stealing thing. It’s not like an Elder Scrolls game where you can just walk into anyone’s house. Most buildings are closed off, and the ones you can enter, you can’t interact with any objects, besides a few- stash chest, cooking top, etc. There’s not that many items to take, and so you can grab anything you want.

Luther I wonder a bit what “jank” means - I think I know it when I see it - but in game I wonder. My thought isn’t that you had it wrong. My thought was it that I did! But optimally loaded Dragon’s Dogma on controller on the PC is super smooth. And I guess I could attest to that. Plus holy moly! that ng+! I spent last summer playing that game…

(hey by saying “I know it when I see it”: I am referring t an old supreme court case)

Oh man - I need to learn how to break things down.

Actually getting a bit of a Monster Hunter vibe now - just spent the last couple of days hunting and gathering. Crafting, selling bits and pieces and making rations.

I created a thread for Outward so we have a place to talk about it. I’ll be putting a lot of time into the game, so I thought it might be cool to have a more focused thread to dig in.

Ah, Outward graduates from little indie game worth knowing about to little indie game worth having its own thread! I’m so proud.

I can elevate ANYTHING to thread status. ANYTHING!

Oh great, kerzain’s gone mad with power and his avatar is too cute for anyone to stop him!

So I’m perusing Steam’s new release list, and I come across this new city builder called “Road to your City”.

I begin to read the description…

“Road to your City is a city building and management game…”

Good, good, I like those things!

“…with a heavy emphasis on football.”

…what?

So I look at the features…

"Build a city for people to live and work in. Create homes and provide jobs. "

Sounds good…

"Found a football club, adding and developing talent as it grows. "

Uhh…what kind of game is this, you guys?

So yeah, I dunno…

Wait, I need to know if this is actual football or soccer. $9.99 is riding on this!

What ever it is, I think its something the British fellow that filled in one night for Tom’s request Wednesday stream of New Star Manager might like.

WHAT

There’s a British fellow watching Tom’s streams? Let’s string him up!

Yep, sounds like a complete arse!

They used the word club. Pretty sure it’s soccer.

From looking at the screenshots it’s clearly soccer rather than NFL .

Not just watch, he is hosting!

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So you build a city and make it prosperous…

…so you can give a soccer club 85 million to build a stadium in your town?

85 million? Man must be nice to get off so cheap.