Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)

#21

This got a nod from Terry Cavanaugh (VVVVVV and Super Hexagon) on Twitter today. It’s called FJORDS. It looks… like… something else…

#22

Did Teiman make this game?

THE FJORDS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS A SERIES OF EXPRESSIONS, CONTAINING AND ITERATING THE VARIABLES OF THE SHARECART1000 PROJECT WITH EVENTUAL ILLUMINATION FOR STABLE WORLDS CONSTRUCTION TIPS AND BEST PRAXIS. NOW ASSEMBLING AND MANIFESTING IN RELATIVELY STABLE FORMS ALLOWING EXPLORATION AND TESTING BY ALL SCIENCE PRACTITIONERS, IT IS OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT AS INVITATION THE EXCITING COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC SCIENCE AND EDIFICATION, A TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT FOR PARTICIPATION AND FURTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF OUR SHARED VISION.

#23

Interstellaria looks (and sounds) awesome, it also has a Kickstarter (and is nearly funded):

#24

I’ve been playing Knytt Underground (ambient exploration side-scroller) and Valdis Story (Metroid-ish?) recently, both are very very good.

#25

From the guys that made the awesome Waking Mars, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon:

http://www.shroudedmoon.com/

#26

Something i saw on RPS and thought you american chaps might like to experience the most common 8bit platform in the uk back in the 80’s, the Sinclair Spectrum.

The ‘Speccy Jam’ (and free browser based games)

http://www.speccyjam.com/

The RPS article i found out about it from:

#27

Hexcells! I saw it on the RPS advent calendar, and it is indeed a fantastic little puzzle game. Only $3 and highly recommended.

#28

Pixel Piracy:

http://www.piracysim.com/

Not a lot of info on their site so RPS covered it a little:

#29

“Pixel” Piracy – But their pixel art style is hugely inconsistent. (Look at the way they’re sampling the tree texture. The texels take up about a million pixels). I think it looks really ugly and “wrong” :/

#30

Well for sure pixels are not for everyone, i was more into the ‘Pirate’ (Yar!) theme, so will keep an eye on it to see how it develops.


Galactic Princess:

http://galactic-princess.com/

And a short RPS write-up here:

#31

Here’s a great game that I just cannot stop playing, never seen it mentioned on QT3:

osu!

It’s a beat game, similar to Guitar Hero or something, but for the PC. The beats appear in different places around the screen. What’s really awesome about osu! is the community. Almost every single beatmap is made by users, and therefore there is always a song that is faster and harder then your skill level. And there are A LOT of songs. A lot of them are asian / anime based, but there is a lot of variety. You can find almost any song you want…

To make it better, the game is really competitive as well. Your score is based upon how accurately you hit the beat, and not missing any note. Each note that you hit increases a score multiplier, so things compound really fast. And for added difficulty you can turn on various mods that make it harder but give you a score bonus.

It has 8 player multiplayer and different game modes for every song. And its completely free… I’m hopelessly addicted. It helps with reaction times too! They’ve got a mobile app too, not quite as good (lacks custom songs) and half of the song packs are paid, but its still osu! and is really fun

#32

Sounds (argh!) great! Is it however an ‘online’ type of game? I got the main download but now i need to access individual packs (beginner pack for example) but it appears to not be something you download rather than connect to? Once my scans of the main file are done i’ll see what it is all about, but i game in a non-internet connected manner, so it might not work for me.


Stunning Greek ‘Black-figure pottery’ style platform game, Apotheon:

http://www.apotheongame.com/

RPS link about it:

#33

Do RPS realise hey didn’t even link to the site? :/

#34

Looks like Captain Forever meets Sword & Sworcery. I can dig it.

#35

You have to download individuals songs from the osu website, but once they are installed you don’t need to be online. It’s a little confusing at first but actually really easy… You can either download a pack or individuals songs. Once the individual songs are done you can just open the game client and drag the file into it, and it imports it.

#36

I did a search and realised that nobody has mentioned the sublime Assault Android Cactus. It’s not been released yet but the demo is… well, it’s twin-stick single-player or co-op bullet hell ballet. Check out the trailer or alternatively a high score showcase.

#37

Has it’s own thread, but i want to keep it here for when that thread disappears into the abyss!

http://www.no-mans-sky.com/index.html

#38

Eidolon (survival game thing):

http://www.icewatergames.com/eidolon

#39

Wasn’t Eidolon an old, old LucasArts game?

(Yeah, yeah, I can Google it.)

#40

It was and it was awesome (along with Rescue on Fractalus and a few others that came out from them around that era). I had it on the Atari 800: