Little Indie Games Worth Knowing About (Probably)


#841

This came out on Android last year. You can find plenty of videos of game play, which I would think will remain pretty much the same.


#842

Here’s a much better example of game play

I’m sold.


#843

Good lord! Did they name that color scheme “eyebleed”?


#844

I liked Milkmaid of the Milky Way, an old school find it and click it adventure game.

I also spent about 15m after I played it thinking only in rhyme. It doesn’t feel right to speak with rhyming, prose without meter is creativity dying!


#845

Yeah I just couldn’t play that.


#846

First the graphics appealed to me for some shady reason, but the cherry on the cake is that you can choose between three color patterns [Yellow / Green / Purple] depending on your tastes and eye sensitivity, which keeps this oppressive and really neat atmosphere.

I pulled the above from a Steam Review. Purple could be cool.


#847

That’s good to know. I agree it’s atmospheric, but wow.


#848

I’m playing with the purple/black color scheme (called Poison Ivy for some reason) and while a marginal improvement, you’re still basically looking at the same two colors for every screen.

That said, even though I’ve only played through 2 season so far (6 turns) I can see this is going to be challenging…


#849

They are offering Alpha signups now. Not sure what the chance is of getting in.

The pixel art gifs are so good on their twitter!

https://twitter.com/LazyBearGames

And steam page:


#850

Thank you! I’ll give it a try and if not, well I will wait for views and open wallet accordingly.


#851

So I’m about 2/3 of the way through my first game of Shrouded Isle, and so far it’s been ridiculously easy. Even with no idea of what I was doing for a large part of that, unless the game throws some monkey wrench at me towards the end, I don’t see any way that I would lose.


#852

Must be a high chaos game. I am two games in and got booted after the first year each time.


#853

Frankly, Rod, I like yours better. I still boot it up from time to time.


#854

Oh thank you! I hope to do a new update late next week. On vacation so got time to finalize stuff.


#855

Are we talking about Cults and Daggers? That game has been on my wishlist since Day 1, and I always look for it on some discount during the steam sales to no avail. I know I should just pick it up RRP.


#856

That’s the one. Maybe Mr. Humble will take the hint.


#857

There’s no hint! I am curious, though, whether it was never on sale because of a deliberate decision, steam didn’t cooperate, the developer studio disbanded, or something else.


#858

Nah just laziness on my part and I wanted to give the folks who bought it at full price a good long time of full value before any discounts. I will get round to it at some point. Maybe after this next update so please hold off a while :) Valve has been fantastic with me nothing to do with them at all.


#859

Back on Topic. I beat Shrouded Isle with my next attempt. Yeah I think this is a very light easy to understand game to dip into every year or so I think. I kinda wish they had added some extra levels of complexity of a campaign mode or something. Still fun, but definitely on the mirco strategy quick fix end of the spectrum.


#860

And as it turned out, I posted prematurely with absolutely no idea of what the hell I was talking about (typical). I assumed all i had to do was survive the 3 years with positive relationships with the 5 families and all meters in the black. I did, and got booted out of town for my troubles. It was only after going to the Steam forum that I learned you have to identify and sacrifice the 9 heretics to actually “win”.

Someone on Steam commented that this is essentially Werewolf, and that seems a fitting description.