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Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(01-04-2016, 09:52 PM)
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Shoutout to our currently ongoing community voting:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1159091

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GAF Indie Steam Group (We are currently looking for someone to handle the Steam Group announcements, any volunteers are welcome to contact me via PM):
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie
IndieGAF Steam Curator Group (Game suggestions curated by me):
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/4626771

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):

IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2013: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=766928
IndieGAF recommends: The 50 Best Indie Games of 2014: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=985103As before, voting is going to happen in the last week of the month.

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Post 1:
1. Header Information
2. Overview
3. Introductory Blurb
4. Voting Results "Best of Last Month"
5. Indie Media Corner

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6. Recently released Indies!

Post 3:
7. Upcoming Indies to look forward to!

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We are always interested in getting to know more people with the same hobby. If you share our love for Indies, let us know! We talk about anything Indie, want to talk about the mess that DoubleFine is leaving behind? The depth(s) of Dwarf Fortress? Need recommendations? This is the right spot to ask! We'd also love to read more impressions :)

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If you want to suggest a game that has recently released or that looks interesting, but hasnt released yet, please follow the following formatting structure so the post is picked up by Toma-Bot:

Released games:

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Copy the appropriate content and add the proper information for the black writing. Please only include 1 link and 1 image. I tried making it a bit failsafe, so it should be able to deal with 2 links or images as well, but 1 is safer.

If the game is free, then put "Free" as the price, otherwise please use $ or € for the price. You can also include more than one game per post (like the Screenshot saturday posts), but please stick to the above format for every entry.

If someone posts a non-proper formatted post, I'd appreciate if you could repost the game with the same info in the proper format.


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Hey! I assume you are new in this thread series and want to see what we were up to? Or you didnt have enough time to play through all of the games from the last month but still want to catch up with the best ones? Then this list is for YOU! These were the games we enjoyed the most in the previous thread, voted on by the community (More thorough descriptions and impressions in the previous thread, especially the last few pages with the voting):


1. Hard West - $19.99 (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/307670/

Fight and survive through 8 unique story-based scenarios, and try your hand at 40 individually designed turn-based combat missions. Journey deeper into the world of Hard West and meet a colorful cast of playable characters whose fates are intimately intertwined with yours. Together you will need to make divisive choices to uncover the ultimate plans of the ancient powers at play, as you unravel a deep narrative storyline featuring multiple endings depending on the choices you make during the game
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1. Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist - Free (PC, Mac)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/409160/

A 15 minute heist game by Crows Crows Crows & Directed by William Pugh (The Stanley Parable). Slip into the soft-soled shoes of the mastermind responsible for the greatest heist- oh god I can’t do this any more, i’m joining the strike. good luck writing the steam description.
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3. Conflicks - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/288260

Spaceships, lasers, and… chickens! What more could you ask for? Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles is a creative new take on space-themed videogames that merges the deep, thoughtful gameplay of strategy games with the intuitive accessibility of physics-based games.
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3. A Good Gardener - $5 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://turnfollow.itch.io/a-good-gardener

A Good Gardener is a game in which you are charged with growing plants for your nation's war-effort. as the days pass and your plants grow, remember to remember who you are.
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3. Infinity Inc. - Free (PC)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/infinity-inc

Sci-fi puzzle-platformer game. Find a clone gun, create your own clones and overcome deathly traps by destroying them!
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3. Subterfuge - Free (iOS, Android)

http://subterfuge-game.com/

Subterfuge plays out in real-time over the course of a week or more. Players check in a few times each day to assess their situation, issue or modify orders, and engage their fellow players in diplomacy and subterfuge. You will need to master both strategy and diplomacy to earn your victory, so plan ahead, coordinate with others, and carefully consider the consequences of your actions!
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7.-8. (Still great games here)
Last Horizon
Blacksea Odyssey

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I noticed there are a few noteworthy, and relatively unknown, projects that deserve a shoutout here because I feel that they share a common interest with the people in this thread. I talked to the guy from Pixabyte and MetaVendetta and both are very enthusiastic about the things they love and figured you might appreciate the shoutout as well. If you enjoy anything here or want to give feedback, let these guys know via their websites or also here in this thread. If you appreciate something, let people know. A heads up can sometimes very valuable.


This is a monthly podcast series that presents notable Indie Game soundtracks. A likeable host and guests, a fantastic track selection, interesting discussions and a focus for Indies will make this one a mainstay in my monthly threads.

Episode 11: Episode 11: Summer Girls
[Wolfenstien | Elysian Shadows | Trials Fusion | Fract OSC | Out There | Parappa the Rapper]

GAF Thread: Freeware Games
So many free games are out there and so many are just really good games that a large majority of people will never play. From developers with large portfolios of freeware games, to free alphas and betas, to the hundreds and hundreds of entries for game jams such as Seven Day Roguelike, Seven Day FPS, Ludum Dare, and others, to the talented work of Digipen students, there's just an astounding amount of quality free games to play and enjoy that this thread tries to uncover.

Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(01-04-2016, 09:53 PM)
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.ritual - Free alpha demo (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://pixelcyborg.itch.io/ritual-world-1-demo

A young space wizard seeks a city spoken of in legends. Explore ruins and collect pieces of an ancient relic.

2DOOR - Free (PC, Browser)


http://gamejolt.com/games/2door/113805

The game is about following the right path, guided by the form and sound of illuminated doors. Choose the right path and pass through all 6 chambers.

Abyssal Zone - Free (PC, Mac)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=64907

Abyssal Zone is a puzzle game similar to Sokoban.

Alien Pathogen - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=59961

Alien Pathogen is Top-Down Sci-Fi Horror Shooter. Mars 2315 , Alien Pathogen control Facility - Extraterrestrial decontamination Unit.

Blessed Ones: The Magic Wolves - $7.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/424310

It's a nice little hardcore RPG focused on customization and thoughtful decision making in combat, in a market where a lot of indie RPGs right now tend to be either randomly generated roguelikes, or RPG Maker endeavors with very little thoughtfulness put into their gameplay. If you are at all inclined to enjoy RPGs with meaty decision making, then I know you're going like this game, and we're also pretty proud of the charming and silly writing.

Breathe - Free (PC, Browser)


http://galvesmash.itch.io/breathe

Four hundred years ago, in an ancient forest of somewhere in Japan Ni-tsu was left by her family in an very old temple. She started a deep meditation journey in order to fulfill her loneliness and to reach the highest state of illumination, however evil spirits won’t let her in peace. We invite you to help Ni-Tsu in this journey of self-illumination!

Button Simulator 2000 - Free (Browser)


https://buttonsimulator.surge.sh/#/

You've been unemployed for a while, and by the time you applied for the job online you would have taken just about anything. The advert said "Wanted - Grower to maintain crops and ensure high yield. Must have experience using HappyTime GrowMaster 2.0 HyperTerminal growing machinery."

CICP - Free (Browser)


http://www.mr-machine.com/game/cipc/

aka the Center for Interplanetary Pest Control

Concrete Jungle - Free (Browser)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...w&uid=8745

Guide the plant to the sunlight above the buildings.

Conquerors - Free (PC)


http://thegreatthibal.itch.io/conquerors

Prevent the conquest of your planet. Use your enemies' weapons against themselves.

Cubyrinth - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=65637

Cubyrinth is an atmospheric Puzzle/Exploration game. The level is constructed like a Rubik's Cube, where every sections can lead you anywhere if you choose the right button to press.

Day By Day - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...w&uid=3968

Thousand of men are enlisted to the great war. This is not a story about them, this is a story about those who are waiting for their return.

Dead Knight - Free (PC)


http://backterria.itch.io/dead-knight

Dead Knight is a Roguevania.Your wife just killed you. Get all the way up to surface for some sweet revenge.

Double Kick Heroes - Free (PC, Browser)


http://blackmagic-home.com/ld34/

Double Kick Heroes mixes a shoot'em up with a rhythm game! You must survive on the highway to hell by killing zombies with your gundillac! Struggle throught the 4 levels of total madness and escape from this nightmare! Only the power of Black Metal can save your band!

DUO - Free (PC, Linux, Browser)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=34675

We have some funky geometry for you, again. All you gonna get is two buttons and lots of deadly spikes.

Element - $10.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://elementgame.com/

You are escaping a decaying solar system. You must visit each planet, mine enough element, and defeat the enemy to progress to the outer planets and beyond. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air, water, and fire.

Flare - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://flarerpg.org/

Flare is an open source, 2D action RPG. It has an easy to use modding API that uses an INI-like syntax. Its gameplay can be likened to the games in the Diablo series

Flewn - $3.99 (IOS)


http://flewnstory.com/

Flewn immerses you in the surreal journey of an old whale walking on stilts through a desert in search of a lost ocean. Along the way, Old Whale meets new friends who pull together to help him and the rescued sea creatures he carries on his back. Their efforts are put to the test when they must overcome an ominous mountain pass to reach a new home.

Forklift Man - Free (PC, Mac)


http://tocogames.itch.io/forklift-man

You are Forklift Man! He can rapidly grow his limbs at his will. His amazing superpower must be put in good use among various challenges and puzzles.

Growees - Free (PC, Browser)


http://gamejolt.com/games/growees/114020

Help mother nature to overwhelm the wild industrialization!

Human: Fall Flat - $9.99 (PC)


http://www.nobrakesgames.com/human/

Human: Fall Flat is an open-ended physics based puzzle game in which you take control of builder Bob helping him resolve the mysteries behind his recurring dreams of falling.Your goal is to escape those dreams full of puzzles, dangers and surprises using everything you find in the levels.

Last Visit To The Shard - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://connor-sherlock.itch.io/lvtts

A Minimalist Mood Piece/ Walking Simulator.

Light Drifter 34 - Free (Browser)


http://thoughtreactor.itch.io/light-drifter-34

Light Drifter 34 is a simple but aggravating car/drifting style game where you steer a perpetually moving craft, avoiding dangers and collecting blue Multiplier Lights to increase your score.

Long Long: A Snake Lies In The Past - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=64267

Go on an epic long Adventure Puzzle with Long - the ridiculously long and always growing snake. Crawl through mystic woods, find the magical sword, fight through terrifying dungeons and help the princess in danger.

Loss of Fluid - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=42012

No hydraulic pressure.. Control surfaces are dead.. Fuel is streaming out of the tank.. There is only one way to control the airplane..

Milgram - Free (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=12952

This is Milgram, a game about pressing one button or the other button. There are three endings to find.

Militia - $5.99 (PC, Android)


http://www.braingoodgames.com/

Militia is a bite-sized turn-based strategy game that brings the thrill of victory to single-player. It's simple to pick up, and from the moment you start, you'll be learning and improving -- building your skills, learning new strategies, and ranking up on the single player ladder. And as you do, the game evolves with you, providing a worthy challenge every time. Militia also features procedurally generated levels so the challenge stays fresh.

Mobsferatu - Free (Pc, Mac, Linux)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=59414

The game has two button controls and features the Growing theme two ways: the Angry Mob (grows whenever you rescue a trapped villager) and the Music (grows in intensity when you are near the Tower's top).

Orchids to Dusk - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://polclarissou.itch.io/orchids-to-dusk

A short networked wandering experience about an astronaut stranded on an alien planet, with only a few minutes left to live.

Pale Echoes - $4.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/377190

An RPG of exploration, collection, and critical thinking. The end of the world has come and gone, leaving only phantoms where once there was life. Now Schorl, the last surviving human, and Spinel, the last of the magical saerii, search through the memories of a bygone era, hoping to find a future.

Reap - Free (PC)


http://managore.itch.io/reap

Your ship breaks up on the rocky shores, but luckily you've made it to the island! Every action drains your energy, but the sleep you get each night revitalizes you

SAAM - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=39370

Play as a Crewmember 341 who is waking up in their cryo-stasis pod on a ship called Trieste. You will be assisted by S.A.A.A.M. (System Automation, Assistance, and Analysis Matrix). Will you do what it wants you to? Will you be obedient?

Seed - Free (Browser)


http://vermine.itch.io/seed

Grow trees

SneakR - Free (PC)


http://josephgribbin.itch.io/sneakr

SneakR is a short stealth game

St Orchint's Orphanage - Free (Browser)


http://doublezeroonezero.itch.io/st-orchints-orphanage

This is a game about running an orphanage during war time

Stargazer - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=66283

Enter into a mysterious icy world on the brink of its end. Solve puzzles and unravel the story of men and stars.

The Captain - Free alpha demo (Browser)


http://www.sysiac.com/thecaptain/

As you decide to land on planets, dock onto distant star stations or engage in a personal rescue mission, you activate that specific mini adventure (Graphical Adventure). You could see this as episodes in your favorite sci-fi series. Every such adventure will have multiple solutions or endings.Your character will evolve and age during each playthrough. You equip him and his ship as you see fit. The universe is packed with gadgets and recourses for you to find and use.

Timruk - Free (PC, Mac)


http://oleomingus.itch.io/timruk

Timruk is a storybook from within the world of Somewhere

trosor - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=14669

it's basically a one button game with some shooting thrown in for good meassure. no enemies tho, ohhhhh welllll!

Turnover - $9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.turnovergame.net/

In a dystopian future, a powerful corporation hires a private security firm to execute a violent takeover of a competitor's HQ. Caught in the middle, brave office worker Clea attempts a stealthy escape.

Underrail - $14.99 (PC)


http://underrail.com

A Serbian-made tough-as-nails isometric RPG with tactical turn-based combat in the style of Fallout 1/2. There is a heavy focus on player freedom and exploration with tens of hours of content.


Unicell Manager - Free (PC)


http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dar...&uid=51362

You are controlling inner workings of a unicell organism, which is growing bigger and bigger, eating plancton, fish, and people...

Voi - Free (PC)


http://vec1.itch.io/voi

Voi is a game about escaping from a temple by solving puzzles.The game is a first person, 3D platformer that was designed around the idea of non-Euclidean spaces, meaning sections of the map can overlap.

White Rose - Free (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)


http://dissonent.itch.io/white-rose

In a world created by sound, play as a boy with synesthesia as he fights the ever growing darkness with music and his fists, painting the world in color with every damaging blow. Choose between 3 tracks and destroy the monsters before the song ends, or else they will overwhelm you. Turn up the beats and enjoy the visual experience.

Wishmere - $11.99 (PC)


http://crayder.com/wishmere/

Wishmere is a beat’em up action game with crazy combos, explosive supers and fighting game mechanics. Stay alive, mercilessly combo enemies, take down insane stage bosses and upgrade your character build as you save the world!

Zunus - Free (PC, Mac)


http://jonathanwhiting.com/ld/34/index.html

A 2 button space trading miniature. Buy, sell, dodge pirates, fling asteroids and get berated by your gran.

Toma
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(01-04-2016, 09:54 PM)
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A Place for the Unwilling - ????


https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=51807.0

A Place for the Unwilling is a narrative adventure game where the city is the actual protagonist. No puzzles or "game over" screens, just you, the city and the dozens of stories which are taking place in there. Days pass and the fate of the city is yet to be decided.In terms of gameplay the game resembles "Pathologic", You'll be free to explore the world around you and play a role in the events which will shape the future of the city.

Arcadian Atlas - 2017 (PC, Mac, iOS)


http://www.arcadianatlas.com/

Arcadian Atlas is a 2D isometric tactical RPG set in the richly detailed pixel art world of Arcadia. Watch your footing & mind the elevations as you traverse the maps -- A turned back or tumble on the battlefield could cost you a friend’s life. Let the moody jazz soundtrack carry you through a thought provoking & ruthless story of love, deceit, murder, companionship & war.

Betwixt - PC


http://betwixtthegame.weebly.com/

A young wanderer crosses a frozen landscape, in a search to discover who she is.Lost and alone, she stumbles across an elderly recluse protectingmankind from something almost forgotten.

Blue Rider - early 2016 (PC)


https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil.../?id=503365884

Blue Rider is a long-awaited arcade-like shoot-em-up game. It’s pure action at its highest level. Easy to play, hard to beat, always fun. A colorful adventure turned into a real challenge. Large amount of enemies, huge frightening bosses, hidden treasures, a great variety of environments, a background story full of surprises and many, many explosions

Clustertruck - April 2016 (PC)


http://www.landfallgamestudio.com/clustertruck-1

The point of the game is to reach the end of each level without falling off trucks driven by terrible drivers. Playing the campaign mode will take the player on a Hollywood-esque journey through many different worlds where everything tries to kill them

Corsair - ????


https://corsair-game.net/

Our vision is a co-op multiplayer game of adventure and exploration where the players manufacture parts and build their own spaceships.

Desktop - ????


http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comm...h0ez/-/cxwf5sy

A surreal walking simulator

Devil Daggers - PC


http://devildaggers.com/

Inspired by classic arcade games and 1990s First Person Shooters. Devil Daggers is a fast-paced shooter that pits you against hordes of demons as you struggle to survive as long as you can. Compete for precious seconds with friends or global leaderboards

Empires In Runs - early 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/empires-in-ruins

A Turn based strategy/Tower defense/Empire management hybrid, with a black humor infused plot, set in a grim, disillusioned world.

Fantasiam - PC


http://www.fantasiamgame.com/

An RPG set in Slavic mythology with focus on puzzles and exploration!

Fictorum - PC


http://www.fictorum.com/

Become a powerful mageLaunch your foes and topple structures from the realistic explosive impacts of your arcane might, without being crippled by low energy, resting to relearn spells, or a frail constitution.

Fishing: Barents Sea - PC


http://fbsgame.net/

A realistic simulator strategy game, which puts you in a role as a fish boat captain on small fish boat and a small cabin that you inherited by your grandfather who passed away, located in the open cold and harsh Barents sea.

Hanako: Soul of the Samurai - 2016 (PC)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/hanako-soul-of-the-samurai

Travel through a beautiful, fictional rendition of the 16th century of Feudal Japan. Choose between four types of warriors as you learn to master intuitive, directionally-driven swordplay while also choosing unique abilities to ensure victory over your foes. Join your friends in an immersive multiplayer campaign across Japan in pursuit of either preserving the peace and honor of the Emperor or bringing on chaos and death by playing across four different game modes with different objectives and strategies.

Hunt - ????


https://twitter.com/hunt_thegame

Hunt is a dark, first person stealth-game, where the player is a wolf in a forest full of deadly hunters and has to find its stolen cub.

Intergalactic Race Warriors - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://blog.turtleblaze.com/

Intergalactic Race Warriors is a side scrolling combat racing game set in outer space. It's a violent grand prix which takes place on a wide range of planets. You’ll be racing in all the corners of the universe. Think of it as Sonic meets Mario Kart meets Mad Max meets NFS:U

Karaski: What Goes Up - early 2016 (PC)


http://karaski.com/

Onboard a the world’s first Airship, a dark plot unfolds. Each suspect has a secret and unique personality you can uncover in a nonlinear manner via dialogue, breaking into their rooms, drinking with them, or even pissing them off. But getting caught snooping around will rise your suspicion and the passengers will start doubting you more! Your interactions shape the past, present and future outcomes of the story. Different playthroughs can lead to different results.

Katana Zero - 2016


http://www.katanazero.com/

Katana ZER0 is a fast paced neo-noir action platformer, focusing on tight, instant-death acrobatic combat, and a dark 80's neon aesthetic. Aided with your trusty katana, the time manipulation drug Chronos and the rest of your assassin's arsenal, fight your way through a fractured city, and take back what's rightfully yours.

Man O’ War: Corsair - 2016 (PC)


http://manowarcorsair.com/

Engage in epic naval combat and explore the Warhammer world’s Great Western Ocean.Man o’ War: Corsair is a video game of high adventure, naval combat and exploration based on the Games Workshop classic Man O’ War table top game.

Massive Galaxy - ????


https://twitter.com/massivegalaxy

A space trader adventure game set in a massive galaxy

Monarch Black - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux


http://www.mirrorfishmedia.com/v1/tag/monarch-black/

In Monarch Black, players become a butterfly to explore ever changing abstract environments and do battle with swarms of laser firing insects. Fly un-constrained through drowned cities and snowy forests to find glowing pollen grains. As you progress you'll unlock new weapons and capabilities to evolve your avatar and fly deeper into this strange and beautiful world. Because the levels and power ups are randomly generated, no two play throughs are exactly the same.

My Friend Pedro - PC, Mac, Linux


http://www.deadtoast.com/

A gun in each hand, time slows down. Spinning through the air after backflipping over your enemies oncoming bullets. Mid-air you squeeze the triggers. The danger has been neutralized... For now. Pedro, your friend who looks to be a flying banana, appear out of nowhere and lets you know what the next step is. You obey and soon find yourself in the middle of another dispute only solvable with blood, bullets and some very impressive acrobacy.

Nelo - PC


http://www.nelogame.com/

Nelo is a hyper fast, sci-fi action game. And has its own twists on the twitchy shoot em up game genres. It's made for gamers who want their reflexes to be put to the test using new mechanics for shoot em ups. Nelo is also made for gamers who want to immerse themselves in an out of this world sci-fi epic. Nelo hybrids gameplay of twinstick shooters and modern action games, as well as offer many other unique mechanics and gameplay scenarios.

No Trace - PC


http://www.square-mountain.com/#!games/tmqc4

A stylized top down stealth action game, with the mechanics and objectives inspired by the Hitman & Metal Gear Solid game's. Combat mechanics inspired by Hotline Miami & LA Cops. Art style inspired by Crookz & Hitman GO.

Oft Horizon - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux


http://ofthorizon.com/

Oft Horizon recreates the longing solitude and the anxiousness of an uncharted voyage, interspersed by fast paced action and RPG strategy.Brief periods of ferocious weather, chance meetings with other ships, fast paced naval battles, or light RPG exploration may intersperse your travels in this daydream world.

Pigsodus - PC, Mac, Linux


http://pigsodus.com/

Join Horace Oinkstein in an epic quest to save his kind in this beautiful, classic, action adventure RPG.

Pony Island - January 4th (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.pony-island.com/

Pony Island is a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself. It is not a game about ponies.

Postcard from Capri - ????


https://forums.tigsource.com/index.p...567.msg1200109

Postcard From Capri is an interactive short story/first-person narrative in which my ambition is to create a tense, intriguing and immersive kind of experience. You play as a detective/journalist that get's a letter with a postcard, a ticket and some money to travel to Capri to unravel a few things...

Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition - TBA (PC/Mac/Linux)


http://qasirgame.com

Qasir al-Wasat is a stealth action-adventure set in an enigmatic 12th Century Syrian palace.You play as an invisible creature summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission.

Reditum - 2016 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://reditumthegame.com/

Reditum is a surreal themed adventure-puzzle platformer game which has a deep story.

Shadwen - 2016


http://shadwen.com/

Shadwen is a true stealth game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden - or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight! Shadwen, an assassin on a quest to kill the king, has a chance encounter with a little orphaned girl, Lily. She follows Shadwen on her dangerous journey, but when the ruthless guards get too close, Shadwen must take action right in front of Lily's eyes. Will she resort to violence and let Lily witness her crimes, or can she find another way and protect the child's innocence?

SNWPRK - ????


http://www.i-illusions.com/home/2015/05/09/snwprk/

A procedural snowpark game with realistic movement and unrealistic graphics

Tharsis - January 2016 (PC, Mac, PS4)


http://totallychoice.com/games/tharsis

Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism. It puts you in control of humanity’s first manned mission to Mars, just as it’s struck by a micrometeoroid storm. You must guide your crew through disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space — all while maintaining your sanity amidst cryptic signals and warnings from Mars.Defy the odds, make the difficult decisions, and embark on the most important mission in human history.

The Arcane Relics - PC, Mac


https://thearcanerelics.wordpress.com/

In The Arcane Relics, you are cast into the land of Terradim – a land full of wonder, mystery, & great danger.The end goal of this project is to make a dynamic fantasy sandbox with hand-crafted environments and an emphasis on cooperative multiplayer.

The Cycle - PC


http://marekbudik.cz/the-cycle/

The Cycle is a pretty isometric 3D arcade combat platformer about fighting your way up the tower over on fly generated destructible platforms.

Turnover - December 15, 2015 (Windows, Mac, Linux)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/372250

In a dystopian future, a powerful corporation hires a private security firm to execute a violent takeover of a competitor's HQ. Caught in the middle, brave office worker Clea attempts a stealthy escape.

Unnamed Game - ????


https://twitter.com/sjanus_pl

A story driven post apocalyptic city builder

Wailing Heights - early 2016 (PC)


http://www.wailingheights.com/?page_id=2

A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in with a horrific hamlet of monstersSet in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, gossiping ghosts and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying homeowners.

Way To The Woods - ????


http://waytothewoods.tumblr.com/

A third person adventure game about two deer in a strange place

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - 2016 (PC, Mac)


http://www.wherethewatertasteslikewine.com/

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an upcoming game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous illustration by Kellan Jett, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld US map. Players wander through the United States - and through a century of history - to meet a variety of people, each with their own stories to tell.

Wormhole City - Late 2016 (PC)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=576376585

Wormhole City is a single-player sci-fi adventure game with top-down platforming, puzzle and action elements developed in Unreal Engine 4 . Control vehicles and gain power-ups through exploration and defeating enemies while making game-changing decisions throughout your story.

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and 4th, thread is open. Will need a while until all posts are in.

Also: I cant stop playing Grim Dawn.
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Originally Posted by Toma

and 4th, thread is open. Will need a while until all posts are in.

Also: I cant stop playing Grim Dawn.

Dam straight, aces game. I need to get back to it now they have added in all the star map abilities.
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All the info is in, let me know here in the thread if any info is wrong/missing.
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Originally Posted by Toma

and 4th, thread is open. Will need a while until all posts are in.

Also: I cant stop playing Grim Dawn.

I know. I'm watching you....
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No Underrail?
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Gods, just had a go on Button Simulator and it made me super anxious. Struck a little too close to home with some of my career choices.
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Originally Posted by Purkake4

No Underrail?

Underrail is a fantastic game, might have slipped our posting frenzies last month. Feel free to create a blurb as described in the OP and it will still be included.
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Originally Posted by One Foul Note

Dam straight, aces game. I need to get back to it now they have added in all the star map abilities.

Its from the Titan Quest devs, but strangely enough its actually the game that manages to capture Diablo 2's feeling the closest for me from all the other entries in the genre.
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Thanks once again for creating the thread Toma - 2016 is looking pretty good for the indie scene
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Originally Posted by titch

Thanks once again for creating the thread Toma - 2016 is looking pretty good for the indie scene

It's the year we're finally getting Rain World, SuperHOT, The Witness, and probably The Last Night

Yes, 2016 is going to be a good year for indies
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

It's the year we're finally getting Rain World, SuperHOT, The Witness, and probably The Last Night

Yes, 2016 is going to be a good year for indies

Supposedly Gorogoa as well. Apparently the dev is finally done with the content, or at least in the last stretches. I still consider it among the most interesting concepts we featured in these threads and its a great example of an amazing game that no one knows about. Kinda weird to think the first demo was featured in the first of these threads 3 years ago.
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Originally Posted by Toma

Underrail is a fantastic game, might have slipped our posting frenzies last month. Feel free to create a blurb as described in the OP and it will still be included.

Sure:

Underrail - $14.99 (PC)


http://underrail.com

A Serbian-made tough-as-nails isometric RPG with tactical turn-based combat in the style of Fallout 1/2. There is a heavy focus on player freedom and exploration with tens of hours of content.

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Originally Posted by Purkake4

Sure:

Underrail - $14.99 (PC)

Thanks, added it.
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Qasir al-Wasat should be in the Upcoming section
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Toma, you should probably add this to the top of the OP
http://neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php...&postcount=202
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Qasir al-Wasat should be in the Upcoming section

Fixed.

Originally Posted by More_Badass

Toma, you should probably add this to the top of the OP
http://neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php...&postcount=202

Good idea, added it.
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A quick retrospective, looking back at January 2015

Aviary Attorney - Released last month
Drift Stage - Successful Kickstarter, regular development
Dustbowl - Finished and released
Elsinore - Slated for Fall 2016, regular development
Pollen - Now renamed to Monarch Black, regular development
Songbringer - Releasing this summer
The Cat Machine - Finished and released

And Ghost Song continues to look awesome
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Great thread, looking forward to 2016 and being more active in the indie scene.
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Given that all of my favorite games from last year were indie games I didn't know about before the year started I'm excited for the next year.

I just hope nothing cool releases near Persona 5 though.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

It's the year we're finally getting Rain World, SuperHOT, The Witness, and probably The Last Night

Yes, 2016 is going to be a good year for indies

Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human which just made its kickstarter iirc has its steam page up - out on the 16th Jan.


Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human - £6.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/401360

Explore the ruins of the human race and discover the thriving wildlife that blossomed after our extinction in this underwater action/adventure. Encounter monstrous creatures and let curiosity guide you through an inevitable voyage of extinction.

Will finalise the post format the post once its released
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Where's Aviary Attorney for December? I plowed through that whole thing in one day I was so enthralled. It's a bit short, especially compared to the Phoenix Wright games it emulates, but it's great.
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Originally Posted by Amibguous Cad

Where's Aviary Attorney for December? I plowed through that whole thing in one day I was so enthralled. It's a bit short, especially compared to the Phoenix Wright games it emulates, but it's great.

Same as with Underrail I suppose. Only games get included that people come in here to post about (in the format mentioned in the OP). This whole thread thing is incredibly time intensive and we cant focus on everything that people are posting in other threads. If you see anything thats missing, create a post like the posts in the OP and it gets added to the following month.
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Originally Posted by titch

Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human which just made its kickstarter iirc has its steam page up - out on the 16th Jan.


Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human - £TBC (PC)


Will finalise the post format the post once its released

Forgot all about this. Why do you have to do this to my wallet? :P
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Indiegala has a new bundle with Elliot Quest in the $1.89 tier. That's an easy recommendation from me.
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Originally Posted by titch

Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human which just made its kickstarter iirc has its steam page up - out on the 16th Jan.


Yeah and The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human - £TBC (PC)


Will finalise the post format the post once its released

Oh cool, I was really excited about both this and Neptune, Have Mercy. Hopefully it gets a bit more attention after release than it did during it's Kickstarter run.
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Swapped out Subnautica for Sublevel Zero on my GOTY list. It's my favorite 6DOF-style game I've played so far

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My favorite gaming podcast The Short Game did their GOTY episode and their ranking was

1) Undertale
2) Rocket League
3) The Magic Circle
4) Her Story
5) Alto's Adventure | Until Dawn | Ori and The Blind Forest | Life Is Strange

Also their most recent episode is about Mushroom 11

Originally Posted by SnakeLordJelly

Oh cool, I was really excited about both this and Neptune, Have Mercy. Hopefully it gets a bit more attention after release than it did during it's Kickstarter run.

Unfortunately looks like Neptune, Have Mercy is on hold or maybe cancelled. The last dev update since the failed Kickstarter was in March
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I hope it's okay to post my own team's game here - we just launched on Steam on 12/30! :D

Anomaly 1729 - $14.99 (Steam)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/424320/

Guide newly cognizant Ano on a journey of self-discovery in this puzzle-adventure game featuring 3D rotation-based gameplay!

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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Swapped out Subnautica for Sublevel Zero on my GOTY list. It's my favorite 6DOF-style game I've played so far

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My favorite gaming podcast The Short Game did their GOTY episode and their ranking was

1) Undertale
2) Rocket League
3) The Magic Circle
4) Her Story
5) Alto's Adventure | Until Dawn | Ori and The Blind Forest | Life Is Strange

Also their most recent episode is about Mushroom 11


Unfortunately looks like Neptune, Have Mercy is on hold or maybe cancelled. The last dev update since the failed Kickstarter was in March

Indeed, I have it filed under Vapourware in my big list of anticipated games. That's why I'm so happy to see The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human actually making it to release. There was another submarine game, sort of like underwater FTL that I was waiting for too. I believe it was called We Need to Go Deeper, but I haven't seen much of it recently.

Sub Level Zero does have absolutely amazing movement, but I have to admit I'm not super fond of the weapon and crafting system. Not enough variety and far too RNG heavy for my liking. Oh well, it is still in EA, and they certainly have the base for an amazing experience.
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Originally Posted by Gameboy415

I hope it's okay to post my own team's game here - we just launched on Steam on 12/30! :D

Anomaly 1729 - $14.99 (Steam)

Looks cute, might check it out down the line. (Probably not for 15$ though, considering the amount of games we try each month in these threads, no offense ;))
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Originally Posted by SnakeLordJelly

Indeed, I have it filed under Vapourware in my big list of anticipated games. That's why I'm so happy to see The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human actually making it to release. There was another submarine game, sort of like underwater FTL that I was waiting for too. I believe it was called We Need to Go Deeper, but I haven't seen much of it recently.

Sub Level Zero does have absolutely amazing movement, but I have to admit I'm not super fond of the weapon and crafting system. Not enough variety and far too RNG heavy for my liking. Oh well, it is still in EA, and they certainly have the base for an amazing experience.

Not anymore. The game is finished and released now

Also the two other submarine games I know of are We Need To Go Deeper and Diluvion

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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Not anymore. The game is finished and released now

Also the two other submarine games I know of are We Need To Go Deeper and Diluvion

I wasn't aware there had been any updates on Diluvion, last thing I saw was the giant hermit crab. I see it's actually looking rather good.
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Originally Posted by SnakeLordJelly

I wasn't aware there had been any updates on Diluvion, last thing I saw was the giant hermit crab. I see it's actually looking rather good.

Actually, it had a successful Kickstarter last summer
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...07244/diluvion
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One game I'm really really looking forward to is Domina. Gladiator games are really rare, and this one looks like it has everything I want from that setting. Lions, tons of gore and dismemberment, different weapons and classes, ludus training and stats


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Dying Ember is looking like an isometric Dark Souls, and not looking too shabby either


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Originally Posted by Toma

Also: I cant stop playing Grim Dawn.

Originally Posted by One Foul Note

Dam straight, aces game. I need to get back to it now they have added in all the star map abilities.

Originally Posted by Toma

Its from the Titan Quest devs, but strangely enough its actually the game that manages to capture Diablo 2's feeling the closest for me from all the other entries in the genre.

Oh hey, I remember seeing this in my queue and wish listing it. It looked highly similar to Path of Exile, even right down to the (IMO) bland and flavorless art direction :P. Comparisons to Diablo 2 hold a lot of weight for me because I absolutely devoured the game when I was younger (to an unhealthy degree). Definitely higher up on my radar now. Never did play Titan's Quest though.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Forgot all about this. Why do you have to do this to my wallet? :P

Well em dont tell your wallet but its going to take another hit soon...........................

DEADBOLT - 2016 QT1 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/394970

DEADBOLT is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising.

Mind you

Futuridium EP Deluxe - £6.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/352790

Futuridium EP Deluxe is a psychedelic retro inspired shoot’em up with a modern twist, that blends together frantic action, puzzle elements, a vibrant low poly aesthetic and an heart pumping electronic soundtrack.

This releases in a couple of days so i will update the post then
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Originally Posted by titch

Well em dont tell your wallet but its going to take another hit soon...........................

DEADBOLT - 2016 QT1 (PC)


Mind you

Futuridium EP Deluxe - £TBC (PC)

Come on now

The sheer amount of indies is the best and worst thing about indie games. Always something to look forward to, but always too many things to look forward to
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Just bougth pony island. Is this frog faction 2? :D
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Come on now

The sheer amount of indies is the best and worst thing about indie games. Always something to look forward to, but always too many things to look forward to

Yeah i know the difficulty is choosing which ones to concentrate on.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Come on now

The sheer amount of indies is the best and worst thing about indie games. Always something to look forward to, but always too many things to look forward to

I always feel like I don't have enough time to commit to them individually as well. This month I'm gonna try and play at least 10 games in the OP but, even then, I'm still limited in how much I can put into each.
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Originally Posted by itxaka

Just bougth pony island. Is this frog faction 2? :D

That looked really interesting. Cutesy games that reveal themselves to be creepy experiences are rare. Any impressions?
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Originally Posted by Moobabe

I always feel like I don't have enough time to commit to them individually as well. This month I'm gonna try and play at least 10 games in the OP but, even then, I'm still limited in how much I can put into each.

At least this month, most games are free Ludum Dare entries so they won't take much time to check out
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Originally Posted by Moobabe

I always feel like I don't have enough time to commit to them individually as well. This month I'm gonna try and play at least 10 games in the OP but, even then, I'm still limited in how much I can put into each.

Lets start this quest with our #questforpagetwo!
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

That looked really interesting. Cutesy games that reveal themselves to be creepy experiences are rare. Any impressions?

Still downloading, seems that belgium servers are broken, getting 8kbs :_(
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I really need to try Underrail again. Been hooked on Helldivers and Talos Principle

The recent Talos thread got me to reinstall the game and get the Road To Gehenna DLC before the winter sale ended. I forgot how good the puzzles were. Simple puzzle elements - lasers, boxes, jammer, etc. - but the game masterfully combines them in such ways to make really challenging conundrums
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

It's the year we're finally getting Rain World, SuperHOT, The Witness, and probably The Last Night

Yes, 2016 is going to be a good year for indies

I'm looking forward to Hyper Light Drifter the most. Feel like the wait has been an eternity...excited that it's finally close!
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The Captain - Free alpha demo (Browser)



http://www.sysiac.com/thecaptain/

As you decide to land on planets, dock onto distant star stations or engage in a personal rescue mission, you activate that specific mini adventure (Graphical Adventure). You could see this as episodes in your favorite sci-fi series. Every such adventure will have multiple solutions or endings.Your character will evolve and age during each playthrough. You equip him and his ship as you see fit. The universe is packed with gadgets and recourses for you to find and use.

This is awesome! I wish we could combine their game with ours... :)

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