In my recent review of Satellite Reign, I mentioned a shareware/demo disc I obtained as a child. In a different, but similar compilation, I ran across a point-and-click adventure game called The Neverhood. In a time when adventure games were fairly plentiful, Neverhood distinguished itself by being entirely hand-animated in the clay medium.
Even as the present state of Indie gaming ushers in an era of unprecedented creative freedom for producers of electronic media, Shiny Entertainment was a beacon of imaginative and eclectic game design long before Kickstarter allowed modern day developers to connect directly with their audience of weirdos.
Couch gaming with your buddies on PC is becoming more and more of a common occurrence, and I don’t get why the mainstream arm of the PC gaming industry hasn’t embraced local multiplayer.
Since you folks are coming to a site about indie gaming, I’m assuming you already know about Braid. If you don’t, you’re missing out on one of the most gorgeous puzzle-platformers this side of the new millennium. It’s challenging too; honestly I never finished it because I’m too stupid.
It was so good of Yacht Club Games to make me such a thoughtful birthday present. Such a thoughtful idea to make a free expansion to the amazing Shovel Knight, just for me.
Much like the Dark Souls series’ now infamous tagline of, “Prepare to die,” I have always thought that the tagline for all of Frictional Games‘ iconic games should simply be, “Prepare to poop.”
It’s kind of funny how one’s perspective shifts. When someone buys a new car, suddenly they see that model of car everywhere they go. Ever since this website got started up, all I see is “indie” stuff.
I’ve kept my eye on Dropsy since learning about the title a few months ago. How can one not be interested in an adventure game with a nightmarish psychedelic Saturday morning kid’s show aesthetic, which is about a hand-less, mute clown who compulsively hugs people… and port-a-potties?
PAX has again come and gone, and I must once more weep into my chocolate milk, as I have not yet had the pleasure of attending one. However, the folks in charge of the PAX Indie Megabooth have been good enough to index their featured games on this newfangled information superhighway.
Sergey Galyonkin, creator of admittedly-flawed Steam stat tool Steam Spy, recently posted on Twitter a list of six games which have sold over one million copies so far in 2015. Indie game Rocket League and Early Access title Besiege are on the list along with heavy hitters such as GTA V and H1Z1.
I’ve been very excited about Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime since I heard about it earlier this year. The concept is simple yet novel: it’s a one or two-player couch co-op game about operating a spaceship.
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