Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)

Very obvious Geometry Wars vibe here.

I had eyed Factotum 90, a little puzzle game that seemed inspired by Tower of Babel.
I just noticed today there was a demo for the Switch and I have been very pleasantly surprised by it. So far it lacks a bit in challenge, but there is a lot of good atmosphere. It reminds me a bit of Duskers in a way.

The demo for this is absurdly charming, but screen shaking can’t be disabled.

Action + strategy, reminds me of Syndicate.

Looks like great fun. Also a good reminder that its been too long since I booted up Geometry Wars 3

Hohokum/Wilmot’s Warehouse folks making a game about ghosts in a lighthouse, published by Annapurna.

I would really love for them to bring Hohokum to PC. Not that itll ever happen. I am Dead at least has that great visual design they bring though.

Ooh, thanks for pointing that out. Bought instantly!

I really like this game. There is obviously a lack of budget, but with what they had, I think it’s greatly done, and while the game has none of the clever brainteasing programming brillance of Tower of Babe, it’s got that similar endearment I feel for the little robots, which is almost as important an element to me.
It’s also brought back the terrible camera though!

Must be a Japanese game, right? ;)

Alien arbiters! This game, while short, has writing that brings to mind the dialog of Star Control II.

Early access Sid Meier’s SimGolf successor from the developers of Space Pirates And Zombies. This looks fantastic.

MegaMan-like retro platformer from the developers of Flinthook and Mercenary Kings.

I streamed a couple of hours and had a blast, even though I’m terrible at it.

OoO OoO OoO

That does look fantastic. Wishlisted.

It also makes me curious if there’s any equivalent of the HotShots golf franchise on PC.

IDK. I played Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour on the Gamecube, also by Camelot.

I’ve been tempted by Wonder Wickets which is more like retro arcade mini-golf.

Pangya/Albatross18 was close though the servers shut down in 2016. Apparently NCSoft is working on a remaster of the mobile version of it that will also be playable on PC. There was also a good PSP version that stripped out all of the Korean F2P MMO crap.

I don’t know if this is worth knowing about, but it makes me kind of want “My Frop Bog”:

(It was in my discovery queue. Because of American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Go home, discovery queue, you’re drunk.)

Kinda bizarre that this is the number 1 hit on the Mac App Store, and yet the Steam version is Windows only.

My Koi looks like it may appeal to the part of me that fell in love with Master of Pottery…

Puzzle platformer from Amanita Design.

VR adventure/sandbox/godgame from Eric Chahi.