Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)

Might be fun, reviews are mixed.

It looks super cool. Has anyone played it?

From the developer of Furious Angels:

I refunded Afterburn. Sky Rogue is far more fun.

Saw this mentioned over on RPS:

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Demo for those interested in pixels!

WhaaaaaAaaaaaat!!!

Islanders is getting a sandbox mode and other OS support.

So this came out today, and after one level, it’s FUCKING BRILLIANT.

I had a better time with a gamepad than a mouse/keyboard, but YMMV.

That sounds good, except the Eurogamer review said the first half of the game was a lot better than the second. Tom also just gushed about it on twitter, but I’m going to wait until more people have finished it to see if Eurogamer’s reaction was atypical or accurate.

How about a zip and a flip, courtesy of My Friend Pedro?

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-Tom

Were those gifs made by the game? I love that it does that.

Yeah, it saves a highlight each time you play through a level. You can either save it as a tidy little 5MB gif or post it directly to Twitter.

-Tom

I picked up My Friend Pedro and played through it once. Getting S rank on all the levels will require quite an investment. I need some friendly score competition to have some (hopefully) intermediary goals. effidian on steam.

…and here is numero tres, “Type M”:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1778548725

Hopefully this is on everyone’s wishlist. :)

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(this I why I love you LK)

For Tom’s watchlist.


A spiritual successor to Act Raiser from ACE Team (Zeno Clash) was just announced. It’s releasing on July 10 on all major platforms:

Press release:

  • Restore Humanity Back to Prosperity --Balancing side-scrolling action and top-down strategy elements, carefully guide each tribe from the clouds above in order to help expand their territory and dispel the dark fog that shrouds their lands. Once each of the creatures’ lairs have been exposed, you must take the role of Helios to fight the monsters head on.
  • Take the Fight to the Enemy --Armed with his sword, shield, and magical archery, Helios will need to confront a range of enemies including goblins, beastmen, bat riders, and more on his way to facing the Younger God that controls them. Defeating these challenging foes will grant Helios new magical powers such as healing herbs and ice shards.
  • Protect the Homeland --Help each tribe determine how to shape their village by utilizing a range of different units, from houses and farms to support the growing population, to building warrior barracks and archer towers to defend themselves against the waves of monster attacks.
  • Help from the Highest Powers --Yuzo Koshiro, the legend behind many classic video game soundtracks, has composed the opening theme to SolSeraph . Additionally, acclaimed writer Jonas Kyrazes ( The Talos Principle , The Sea Will Claim Everything ) has lent his talents to craft the game’s compelling narrative.

This looks very interesting.