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Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(05-03-2014, 04:14 AM)
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GAF Indie Steam Group (For announcing votings, contests and Greenlight collections):
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeoGAFIndie

Older threads[ (which are by no means "outdated" and still contain awesome games to check out and/or look forward to):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=766928As before, voting 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 March"
5. Indie Media Corner

Post 2:
6. Recently released Indies to check out!

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

Post 3:
7.1 Upcoming Indies to look forward to! Part Deux

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No end in sight with the awesome Indie releases, and this thread is a way of helping everyone to wade through the lesser known games or even share opinions on the heavy hitters. 51 more released games for this month and 32 games in the future section means may wont be any bit less busy than the previous months, even though our post count and voting participation is dwindling a bit. Nevertheless, go forth Indie Gamers and post impressions!

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

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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. Luftrausers - Free Alpha/$9.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)

http://not.vlambeer.com/luftrauser/
http://www.luftrausers.com/

The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer's stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores.
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2. Mini-Metro - Free alpha, Mid 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)

http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

Mini Metro is an upcoming minimalistic subway layout game. Your small city starts with only three unconnected stations. Your task is to draw routes between the stations to connect them with subway lines. How long can you keep the subway system running before it grinds to a halt?
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2. Javel-ein - Free (PC, Browser)

http://managore.wordpress.com/javel-ein/

Fantastic execution of the "You only get one" theme in which... you only get one weapon and need to carefully plan your usage of it. I tried to throw it away out of the level and guess what happened: Nothing! No game over, but I didnt get it back either. So take care of it. The challenges and the from those challenges created situations and circumstances really come together surprisingly well for a game. It doesnt feel like a short game made for a game jam at all, and the level design and art design also come together very nicely to complement the simplistic game concept. Great, little game.
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2. Mizunoawa - Free (PC, Mac)

http://www.freem.ne.jp/dl/win/6557

Puzzle game with a pleasant aesthetic and quite relaxing gameplay. You have a queue of pieces that you can drop on fourlanes and you create combos by matching the same colour on the bottom of those lanes (you put the pieces in from the botton). Endless mode is manageable enough, the heart of it is the puzzle mode which, well, is your typical puzzle mode. You get a specific number of pieces and you have to clear the board with them. The fact that matched pieces only disappear one or two seconds after being matched allows for combos where you drop in more and create different chains that way. Really likeable game, so check it out!
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2. Umbragram - Free (PC, Mac)

http://games.evilrobotstuff.com/umbragram/

Umbragram is a puzzle game about perception. You're presented with two silhouettes, and you have to build a structure that casts those shadows. The area where your structure sits lacks perspective, so the more complex shapes can only be understood with its shadows.
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Museum of Parallel Art - Free (PC, Mac, Linux Browser)

http://technobeanie.com/stuff/games/Museum/

Visiting the virtual Museum of Parallel Art is a very special experience you'll share with someone. You'll express your thoughts and feelings towards art with cards, or try to view the world as your peer and guess the cards he or she has played. Comparing cards will prompt conversation and is sure to connect you two.
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7.-21.
Broken Robot Love
Catcher
Escape Goat 2
Pilota
Capsule
Gang Beasts
Meltdown
Krautscape
Towerfall Ascension
Betrayer
Secret Formula
David
Goat Simulator
Copod
On the Lam

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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 9: My Indie Valentine
[Broken Age | Titan Souls | Master Spy | Serena | Chrono Trigger]


My very own, highly amateur game impressions YT channel. Its a bit of self-pimping, but since I only make videos for games of this thread, I think it might as well be included here.

Games in April | 2 | Friction

[Other game videos in April: Capsule]

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Toma
Let me show you through these halls, my friend, where treasures of indie gaming await...
(05-03-2014, 04:15 AM)
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0rbitalis - Free Flash Prototype/$3.99 (PC)


http://www.0rbitalis.com/
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/630267

0RBITALIS is a gravity simulator with a retro-puzzle flavor: explore stars, dodge asteroids and destroy planets. Launch your satellite into orbit and face the force which keeps the Universe together: Gravity. Study it. Trick it. Defeat it. All with a single click.

Airships - $4,99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.desura.com/games/airships

A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. At its core, the game is about designing airships and fighting with them. Ships are put together out of modules, and the layout of modules matters a great deal: everything on board is done by individual airsailors who need to run around, ferrying coal, ammunition, water and repair tools - and sometimes their fallen comrades.

Another Star - Free Demo/€6,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/another-star

The game is an 8-bit console-style RPG crammed into a single 128×128 tile sheet, Another Star still manages to bring you a vast world to explore. Secrets are hidden everywhere, and you never know what you might find on the next screen. Those who take the time to explore instead of merely rushing to the next objective are certain to be rewarded.

Because This Is Literally The Best We Could Come Up With: Retribution - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://lairofpixies.itch.io/because

A fast paced arcade shoot-em-up. Survive through 37 waves of enemies with your quick reflexes. Each game is randomized for maximum replayability. Started at the Berlin Mini Game Jam with the theme "strange power-ups", some of the power-ups help you, while others make you more vulnerable. Dodge the nasty ones for a higher chance to stay alive, you have three lives. Featuring a catchy chiptune soundtrack and beautiful pixel art graphics for your delight.

Beneath the City - Free (Browser)


http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum...w&uid=2982

Beneath the City is a turn based stealth game where each move counts.

Broforce - $14.99 (PC, Mac)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/274190/

When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce - an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life. Unleash scores of unique weapons and set off incredible chain reactions of fire, napalm, and limbs in the name of freedom.

Chaos Reborn - Free Prototype (Browser)


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=800304

Multiplayer prototype of a new turn based game by the original x-com creator.

Croixleur Sigma - Free Demo/$9,99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/250640/

A 60FPS high speed hack-and-slash arcade action game by Japanese indie developer souvenir circ. and featuring gameplay reminiscent of the Devil May Cry series' Bloody Palace mode in which you are tasked with fighting through increasingly tough challenges with equal rewards. Demo can be found via Steam search.

CrossCode - Free browser demo


http://www.cross-code.com/en/about

CrossCode combines retro-style 2D graphics with the unique theme of throwing energy balls at everything.

CubeGun - Free demo (PC, Mac)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=251925916

A Sandbox Air-Ship Shooting GameDesign your own battle ship with weapons, armors, functional devices In a cube based editor.

CyberHeist - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/cyberheist

Cyber Heist is a new vision for two-player, cooperative gameplay where neither player can succeed without the other. Play as the top-down 2D Hacker, rerouting power to unlock doors, reveal sensitive information, and provide intel. Or play as the first-person 3D Thief, a stealth-infiltrator who uses only his wits and skills to avoid drone detection, recover passwords, and dupe the security detection system. Different roles, common goals.

Dark Deception - Free Demo (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/dark-deception
Free Browser Demo
Dark Deception is an intense new arcade horror game. It combines first person perspective with elaborate monster-filled mazes, an exciting story, and fast-paced gameplay! Think Pac-Man meets Tales from the Crypt.

Depths of Fear: Knossos - $5.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/252570

The fate of Athens is in your hands as you step into the role of legendary Greek hero Theseus. Offering yourself for tribute unto the corrupt King Minos, you embark upon a perilous quest deep beneath the city of Knossos to slay the twisted mythical beast - The Minotaur. But, before you can complete this hero's journey you must steadfast the trials of ever-changing creature-filled labyrinths.

Echo of the Wilds - Free demo/$9.99 (PC, Mac)


http://caiysware.com/echo-of-the-wilds

Echo of the Wilds is a puzzly narrativy adventure, featuring randomized wilderness survival.Finding yourself in mysterious forests you must unfurl a spiritual tale of solace before the unending winter consumes all. The gameplay focuses on exploration and survival of the randomised wilds. Gathering resources to build gear and sustain yourself, learning new skills and the intertwining interactions between the various areas, seasons, and weather.

Endless Legend - $26.24 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/289130

Endless Legend is a 4X turn-based fantasy strategy game by the creators of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Create your own Legend!

Farsky - $14.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/286340/

With FarSky, you take the role of Nathan who got lost in the Ocean after the crash of his submarine. You need to learn how to survive in the depths of the Ocean.Use the environment to gather resources, build a base to refill your oxygen and manage all your items, craft equipment and weapons to explore and protect yourself in the Ocean depths, create an in-base farm or go fish hunting to feed yourself,...

Furry 2 - $1,65 (PC)


http://dustingunn.itch.io/furry-2-remake

Furry 2 is retro platformer with 20 levels over 4 worlds with 4 huge bosses.

Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly! - Free (Browser)


http://www.holywowstudios.com/worldoftyping/s1e1.html

A murder mystery featuring 'Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing' star Icarus Proudbottom and his winged sidekick, Jerry. A unique combination of whodunit, comedy and typing, this game was originally released episodically over the course of five weeks.

Indie Action - Free (PC)


http://gamejolt.com/games/action/indie-action/7468/

Indie Action is a single/party platorm fighting game, starring characters from various Indie games. Including Barkley from "Barkley shut up and jam gaiden", Madotsuki from "Yume Nikki", Dishwasher from "Dishwasher Dead samurai, and more.

Lamp & Vamp - Free (Browser)


http://www.globz.com/games/vamp/

"Lamp and Vamp" is a turn-based strategy game.You are a poor lonesome Vampire, looking for your grave. But nasty hunters are trying to catch you.Light is your main enemy, so use your powers wisely to stay in the shadow.

LEVEL 22, Gary's Misadventures - Free Demo/$4,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/level-22...-misadventures

Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen. You can grab the demo here: http://www.noego-games.com/demo/

Life Goes On - $12.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/250050/

Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platformer where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use their dead bodies to solve puzzles. On your quest to find the Cup of Life, you will summon knight after knight to be brutally sacrificed. Impale knights on spikes to create a safe path. Catch a knight on a saw blade (ouch!) to strategically land the body on a button. Freeze your knights into blocks of ice to reach higher ground. As you journey through treacherous and trap-ridden worlds, you’ll show no mercy to solve each challenging puzzle.

Limbs - Free (Browser)


http://rezoner.net/labs/limbs/

"Like Papers Please but with cyborg limb repair."

Luna's Wandering Stars - $9.99 (PC, Mac)


http://serenityforge.com/games/lunaswanderingstars.html

Luna’s Wandering Stars is our love-letter to space; for the existential wonder it creates and the assertion that physics is beautiful. Luna is an action-puzzle game that centers around real Newtonian physics and various ways to manipulate the universe. Change the strength of gravity; use rockets to thread your way through asteroid belts; or even bend the fabric of space with wormholes!

Mechanic Escape - $4,99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/268240/

A platformer where you help a TV and his mechanic buddies escape from their technological prison. Strongly influenced by the 'runner' genre, the game builds off of a 'die, retry' structure with a lot of collectable bits to go after in every level, while trying to get a perfect run. Watch out for that gruesome angry cloud chasing you, though - you are on a grand escape, after all.

Mighty Tactical Shooter - Free Demo (PC, Mac)


http://sockthuggery.com/game/mighty-tactical-shooter
Demo

A ship severely damaged and broken on the surface of a strange and hostile planet. Laying in the fallen wreckage of the orbital facility that built it. A stolen pilot and limited means of repair. It’s time to get fixed, get flying, get shooting, and get even. Make your way through multiple levels across four distinct themed chapters. Face challenges that wouldn’t be possible in any other type of shooter. Adopt new skills and tactics as the ship repairs, enemies diversify and the plot unfolds.

Monument Valley - $4 (IOS)


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id728293409

Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.

MuSquare - €1,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/musquare

The rules are simple, surviving is hard. Dodge red bullets, collect black boxes, but is that really all there is to it? The game allows you to play against patterns created by your music and throws several surprises at you, which I dont want to spoil here in case you are interested. There is a bit more to this game than meets the eye.

Narcissus - Free (PC, Browser)


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=245020357

Narcissus is the perfect game to put any healthy relationship to the test. A platformer in which you, the player must control two characters simultaneously with two different keys moving through increasingly mind-melting levels. All to a smorgasbord of electronic music.(Two versions: early flash game, full game demo)

No More Bullets - Free (Browser)


http://orangepixel.itch.io/nomorebullets

No More Bullets is a "procedural death" jam game. Try and survive the procedurally generated world by luring, sneaking and most importantly avoiding contact with the monsters in the world.

Noir Syndrome - $6.99 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://glassknuckle.com/NoirSyndrome/

Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir. Visit locations, interrogate suspects, search for clues, and eventually solve the case before the killer escapes - or you wind up dead yourself.

Power Grounds - Free, $0.99 (PC, IOS)


http://www.axaxaxas.com/

Gather different powers to fight your enemies. Will you choose offensive or defensive abilities? The goal of the game is to escape alive, but brutal enemies will make the task very challenging.

Radium - Free Demo/$2,99 (PLAT)


http://www.desura.com/games/radium

Radium is a minimalistic skill game, featuring an unique control scheme. By pressing the left or right arrow key, the orb is pulled or pushed to the direction of the corresponding button. Your goal is to navigate the ball as fast as possible through the level. New levels will be unlocked depending on how fast solved the previous ones.

Ragtag - Free (Browser)


http://ragtag.magmafortress.com/

You control a ragtag band of monsters attempting to loot treasure in a dungeon filled with heroes. Only one monster can be controlled at a time. Tag them out to let them regenerate health or access another set of abilities. The game focuses on area of effect, knockback-type abilities. Heroes can be killed instantly by knocking them into walls, traps and so on.

Regions - Free Demo (PC, Linux)


http://www.desura.com/games/regions

Regions is an abstract, minimalist puzzle game about understanding geometry. The objective is to draw a path that covers only one square of each region in a level. A simple concept to learn, but a hard one to master! With over 100 levels and a dynamic soundtrack, Regions is a nice treat for puzzle lovers.

Ronin - Free (PC)


http://itch.io/jam/cyberpunk-jam/rate/4256

Turn-based action platformer with ninjas. Smash windows, dodge bullets, kill people. Also grappling hook.

Slip - Free Demo/€6,99 (PC, Mac)


http://www.desura.com/games/slip

Slip is a fast paced color swapping platformer, taking its biggest influence from Ikaruga with the color changing bullet hell jump&run gameplay. Utilizing your two colors (red & blue) you must flee from Steve and his wretched purple beam. The game spans through 12 increasingly levels and 20 challenge stages. Demo can be found here: <a href="http://www.handsomegames.net/Slip-Demo.exe" target="_blank">http://www.handsomegames.net/Slip-Demo.exe</a>

Social Caterpillar - $2,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/social-c.../screenshot-01

This game is a diorama that elaborates on the devs thoughts and feelings about introversion and socializing. Each piece is some wildly personal metaphor for interacting and progressing. Social Caterpillar is the story of an introvert stepping outside his/her bubble for the sake of curiosity and the possibility of love... and maybe just to ace that big speech on insects. (Life's weird like that.)

The Fourth Wall - Free (PC)


http://thefourthwallgame.com/

Screen wrap puzzle platformer developed by DigiPen students

The Last Night - Free (Browser)


http://timsoret.itch.io/the-last-night

The Last Night : a short, moody, cyberpunk adventure game in the spirit of Flashback & Blade Runner.

The Mask Reveals Disgusting Face - Free (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/the-mask...isgusting-face

The Mask Reveals Disgusting Face is a short horror adventure with graphics inspired by pixel-horror games. The concept is based around simulation of depression. You are a depressed person named Gary, who decided to spend some time in empty house outside the town. Bad idea. Some strange force locked you up here. Weird things started happening in the house, driving you crazy. The mask will soon reveal it's face...

The Samaritan Paradox - Free Demo/$9,99 (PC)


http://www.desura.com/games/the-samaritan-paradox

A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salamon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on on the island of Fardo? Crack codes, decipher secrets & find a lost fortune in this exciting adventure for Windows PC.

The Sandbox - $9.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/265810/

Play with basic elements ranging from simple water, stone, sand, wood, glass, lava, fire, to more complex: electricity, metal, virus, antivirus,heater, cooler, lasers, pipes, gems, sensors, leds TNT, C4, crosswire, conveyor belt, music instruments etc.

The Sun And Moon - Free (PC)


http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum...w&amp;uid=3479

In the game you can travel through the walls and floor but doing so reverses gravity, so you can use it to fling yourself upwards!

The Tallest Building - Free (Browser)


http://qwerty.ich.io/the-tallest-building

"An intense arena action game for the Cyberpunk Jam, with battles atop a huge skyscraper"

UFHO2 - $3.99 (iOS) $8.79 (Humble Store)


http://Website

UFHO2 is a strategic competitive game for Pc and iOS.The game has a deep gameplay and it's perfect for 1vs1 matches both locally and online(not available yet). If you don't want to play with real people, a story mode is provided.

Volt - $5.99 (PC)


http://store.steampowered.com/app/290280/

You were on the way to a recycling process when fortunately for you - and unfortunately for the environment - you accidentally ran off. Now your goal is to escape from the facility, which is an extremely difficult task due to the fact that you are a battery without legs. Equipped with a limited number of electric beams, you can connect to walls, move or destroy objects, turn switches, and charge generators. You also have the ability to jump or push off the walls - the rest is up to physics and gravity.

Vox - $9.99 (PC)


http://www.vox-game.com/

A voxel based adventure and RPG. Vox is a highly customizable game where you can create, destroy, edit and build anything you desire. The whole world, every item and object within it, and even the characters and inhabitants of Vox are created using a custom 'Voxel Engine' that allows for an unparalleled level of creativity.

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(05-03-2014, 04:16 AM)
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Barrage - PC


http://www.barrage-game.com/

Barrage is an exciting fusion of action and rts gameplay, featuring big lasers, massive rockets, devastating experimental weapons and planetary base building on a grand scale. Crush your enemies with relentless bombardment or precision strikes as you expand your empire across the solar system and advance along the extensive research tree towards total domination!

Crossing The Line - PC, Linux, PS4, Xbox One


http://zomboko.com/

"Crossing The Line" - mystical First-Person Shooter about a man who begins to fight with evil in order to rescue his beloved.As a result of the terrorist attack that resulted in the death of a large number of people, at that time the wife of the head of the investigation department of the police died. After this situation, he was dismissed, and this case was closed for unknown reasons. A few years later, he started to see a lot of strange dreams, in one of which he sees the death of his wife and hears her cries for help. Realizing that no one would believe him, he decides to investigate the matter alone and save his beloved in the after world.

DOGEcrash - ????


http://gameappmaker.co/

The game takes place in a randomly generated city. You are a cyberthief sent on a mission to steal enough of the cryptocurrency of the future to stage a 51% attack, retiring to a cushy life on The Moon. For some reason your primary mode of locomotion is rocket jumping.

Drakk Navis - ????


https://twitter.com/DrakkNavis

The epic myth-racing-battle-ship game.

GunWolf: Quest for the Wolf Gun - ????


http://thirteenam-games.squarespace....r-the-wolf-gun

GunWolf: Quest for the Wolf Gun is a retro 3D rail shooter where a cursed werewolf with energy canons on his shoulders embarks on a vengeance-filled, 90’s-inpired arcade adventure. Set in the futuristic Neo-Canadian Empire, GunWolf must defeat four genetically modified animal-weapon-hybrids and seek revenge for his betrayal before it's too late.

Here Be Dragons - 2014 (PC, Mac, IOS, Android)


http://www.herebedragonsgame.com/

Someone had to defeat dragons and tritons, beforehand. Someone had to vanquish bloody cults. Someone had to banish supernatural ghost ships. The information about these deeds is missing from the archives, and you can’t find it in any great statesmen’s memoir. The knowledge of the “Avant Armada” was completely erased.Fortunately, there are a few sources that tell the story of fearless men who followed royal orders and eradicated Evil in the uncharted lands.“Here Be Dragons” describes these days.

Hextraction - PC, Mac, Linux


http://www.combomash.com/hextraction/

Command a mercenary oil rigging crew tasked with acquiring rare resources from uncharted planets. Build offensive towers to attack hordes of aliens in an ever changing environment. Hextraction is a mix between a tower defense and real time strategy game which offers procedural map generation, finite crew members who die and stay dead, choose your own path on the planet, environmental effects such as comet strikes and randomized story elements. No matter what you choose, your goal is clear, secure the rare resources at all costs!

Infinitesimals - ????


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38175.0

Infinitesimals is a cinematic platformer where you take control of two aliens inside their mechanical spider like vehicle called an Ajoxian Gyro. They find themselves on a HUGE planet full of lumbering bipedal creatures but that's the least of your worries because there is another alien faction down there too!

July Ends - ????


https://twitter.com/mjamesshort

"A small game I'm jamming on to help deal with a recent loss"

Kero Blaster - PC, iOS


http://studiopixel.sakura.ne.jp/

The next game from Daisuke 'Pixel' Amaya (Cave Story), 'Kero Blaster' is a 2D side-scrolling shooter reminiscent of Pixel's earlier work mixed with Contra, NES style platforming and old PC game aesthetics. A mysterious story-line as well as an upgrade system for your weapon return, the latter in the hands of a relentlessly firing frog?

Lone Wolf - 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.lonewolfgame.com/

This game is considered to be a Beat-Em Up Role Playing Game, where you take control of a character and his special fighting abilities. Akin to the art of a comic book, it relies on 2D animation for the characters in a 3D environment to give it a new style to the games of today. It can be played as a single-player game or online with other players, in several modes of game play including a Story Mode and a multiplayer Fighting Mode. The game is currently playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux and possibly Android, IOS, and other console systems such as the Playstation 4, XBOX ONE, and the Wii-U.

Lost Gateways - PC


http://www.lostgateways.com/

Lost Gateways is an Isometric open world exploration RPG, combining elements from a variety of games such as minecraft, zelda, you name it. Along with the survival element of needing to eat and drink. Right now Crafting, Harvesting, and many other features are fully functioning in game.

Lumo - 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.indiedb.com/games/lumo

Lumo is an isometric, arcade adventure game, of the same ilk as revered 8Bit classics such as Head Over Heels, Knightlore, Alien 8 and Solstice. You play the part of a young wizard, lost in the depths of his own castle. Explore more than 100 rooms during your adventure, solve puzzles, collect runes and spells, and work your way back to the safety of your own bedroom

OX - ????


http://mafiavoodoo.tumblr.com/

In OX, the player embodies a young shaman willing to enter the etheral world to save it from an entity named OX, who tries to possess it. To make her way through the mysterious city and defeat OX, she will have to use her magical ability : teleportation.

Quantum Rush - Open beta (PC)


http://www.quantum-rush.net/?lang=en

Quantum Rush is an action packed futuristic online racing game. This special genre has been neglected for too long, now it's time for Quantum Rush!

Quarantime - PC, IOS, Android


http://www.quarantimegame.com/

This is an arcade survival game based on Stress. Live the stress of beeing a zombie Shepherd. In this scoring game you will have to cross an endless number of building floors. The rules are simple, put as much zombies as possible in quarantine hall, as fast as you can. When you get seen by the infected you will be chased from floor to floor forever, endlessly until you die or your pursuer gets inside the quarantine Hall.

Rise & Shine - ????


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38135.0

"Limbo with guns"The game is called RISE & SHINE, and tells the story of Rise, a little kid who finds himself into the task of saving the world of classic videogames from the merciless invasion of the bald space marines with the only help of Shine, the legendary pistol.

Rogue Stars - PC, Mac, Linux


http://roguestarsgame.com/en/home.php

In May '45, while the allied troops are reaching Berlin, the Nazi party flees Earth aboard a fleet of experimental flying saucers, leaving only an handful of clones and doubles to withstand the allies wrath. As a group of elite secret agents from various nations, you have to fly a captured nazi spaceship around the galaxy, in the quest destroy the nazi colonies and their corrupt leaders. The ultimate goal is to find and eliminate Hitler himself.

Scion - ????


https://twitter.com/TylerPackmule

Scion is a tactical, squad based monster battling game with strong RPG elements.

Shard - ????


http://shard-game.com/

An abstract odyssey that fractures classical platforming.

singmetosleep - ????


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=40127.0

Atmospheric narrative exploration

Sorcerer’s Showdown - ????


http://sorcerersshowdown.com/the-game/

Sorcerer’s Showdown is a story driven tale in the guise of a space rail shooter: You are a Sorcerer, the spaceship personified, traveling about the magical cosmos of The Weave. Embark on a journey to see the wonders of the magical world, fill your imagination with the music of the universe, and use your magic abilities to interact with The Weave’s threads.

SubRay - Summer 2014


http://subraygame.weebly.com/

An abstract underwater exploration game with a focus on survival in an unknown alien world

Super Mutant Alien Assault - PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya


http://www.mutantalienassault.com/

In this hectic 2D arcade game you are the last defense. The weapon vending machine will equip you with a random weapon from the ships vast armory. Its up to you to use its full potential and deal bone crunching damage to aliens of all shapes and sizes. Out of ammo? Time to grab a different weapon. Or better yet, grenades from the grenade machine. With random weapons, and semi-random levels, skill is your only chance at survival.<a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/606076" target="_blank">Original flash version</a>

TerraTech - ????


http://terratechgame.com/

TerraTech is the ultimate exploration and combat game. Procedurally generated worlds and an almost limitless array of vehicle design and customisation make for a unique experience for every player. Make your vehicles as big, small, powerful, useful or just plain crazy as you like – the choice is yours. Ally yourself with one corporation and rise through the ranks to profit and glory, or hedge your bets and cherry ­pick from a range of them, accessing powerful new technologies but risking more of your cash reserves to support their different energy sources.

The Breakout - 2015 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://www.pixeltripstudios.com/

The Breakout is a nail-biting point-and-click adventure that pays homage to the captivating storytelling and characterization of the classic Point n Click games of the 1990s combined with the tense filmmaking style of classic movies like The Great Escape.

The Flock - ???? (PC)


http://www.vogelsap.com/theflock/

The Flock is a thrilling asymmetrical online multiplayer game. Players can play as the monster - the Flock - but can also become, and will want to become, the prey - the Carrier. The game features a dark and ghastly atmosphere.Each player starts the game as one of the Flock, a race of large and agile monsters, who seek out the coveted Light Artifact. Once one of the players grabs the Artifact, he/she turns into the fragile, slow, but more humanlike Carrier. That player also accumulates score over time, and with enough score the player wins. Surviving is key.

Tiny Wizard - PC


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=39875.0

A small, fast paced, procedural death labyrinth with combat focus.Features mayhem, procedural zelda-style dungeon layouts, fun spells, nasty foes and perma death.

Together - ????


http://togetherthegame.com/

Together is a two player co-op game focused on player interaction and interdependence. You solve puzzles and complete coordination challenges. Interdependence is the center of every level of the game. Interaction is what makes Together fun and unique

Trial By Viking - ????


http://lastlifegames.com/trialbyviking

In this elaborate puzzle platformer, players become a pawn in a game between gods. The winner will control the fate of mankind. Luckily they are not without help. The god, Odin, may grant them power if they can collect enough sunstones along the way. Coming soon to all platforms.

Upside-Down Dimensions - ????


http://www.hydra-interactive.com/

Upside-Down Dimensions is a colourful game set in a wonderful world of papercrafted and origami creatures existing somewhere in the Japanese medieval age. A fantastic world that sees black clouds in its horizon...

Young Wolf & Gun - ????


https://twitter.com/Digital_Lava

An arcade action game, focused on exploration and fast paced, overwhelming combat.A young man wakes up in a mystical tundra, hearing his dog’s bark in the distance he sets off on a journey to find his pet, meeting bizarre, morbid, and mystical characters and happenings all along the way.

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And 4th. The may thread is now open. And huge thanks to my awesome sister, without her I wouldnt have been able to put up the thread for another few days.
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Originally Posted by Toma

And 4th. The may thread is now open. And huge thanks to my awesome sister, without her I wouldnt have been able to put up the thread for another few days.

Thank you, Toma's awesome sister! I very much enjoy these cool and informative threads.
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New thread day!

Some good games coming out this month!
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Originally Posted by Pro from Dover

Thank you, Toma's awesome sister! I very much enjoy these cool and informative threads.

Glad to hear :) Feel free to stay around and share your opinion on some games with us.

Originally Posted by PurpleMoustache

New thread day!

Some good games coming out this month!

If anything releases THIS month, it will be included next month if someone posts a properly formatted post in the current may thread. Just to avoid any confusion about any "missing" releases :p
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Info now fully up, same deal as always: If you find any errors, post it here in this thread and I'll correct them until tomorrow.
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Aw yiss, I'll take partial credit for Mini Metro and Mizunoawa placing that high. :P

Thanks for putting it up while on vacation, Toma. All praise Toma-bot (and Toma-sis), etc.

I see two iOS only games btw, Monument Valley and Hazumino.
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Originally Posted by daydreaming

Aw yiss, I'll take partial credit for Mini Metro and Mizunoawa placing that high. :P

Thanks for putting it up while on vacation, Toma. All praise Toma-bot (and Toma-sis), etc.

I see two iOS only games btw, Monument Valley and Hazumino.

Yeah, I deleted Hazumino, but left in Monument Valley due to popular demand during the last thread. We had a bit of space in the OP this month, so I might as well include it.

Also, I was the one putting Mizunoawa into the last thread, so I take partial credit for you taking partial credit. :p
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Whoa there! You forgot The Forest by Endnight Games! :D
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Originally Posted by HockeyDud

Whoa there! You forgot The Forest by Endnight Games! :D

Already was included in the upcoming section for february:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=761651

But thanks for suggesting games ;) We need more people to notice which games get announced. We often miss the games that get smaller Gaf threads for their announcements and then sink off the frontpage within 10 minutes.
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Ah yea, the release date for the Alpha is set at May 22nd so it'd probably be worth to re add here?
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Originally Posted by HockeyDud

Ah yea, the release date for the Alpha is set at May 22nd so it'd probably be worth to re add here?

Yep, if you do a properly formatted post like explained in the OP of this thread, it will be automatically included next month :)

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[B]TITLE[/B] - PRICE (PLAT)
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We switched to these format posts because I have a program grabbing these posts, so I dont need to go through 15 pages of Indie thread looking for stuff and missing half of it.
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Ah, that new thread smell...
Transistor and The Forest only a few weeks away and we're one month closer to Gods Will Be Watching!

Originally Posted by Toma

Yeah, I deleted Hazumino, but left in Monument Valley due to popular demand during the last thread. We had a bit of space in the OP this month, so I might as well include it.

Also, I was the one putting Mizunoawa into the last thread, so I take partial credit for you taking partial credit. :p

I'd like to suggest another IOS-only game (well a PC version will be coming in the future): Wayward Souls. When an IOS game is getting attention from RockPaperShotgun and Giant Bomb, and has a 3-page GAF thread that's almost all praise, I think it deserves to be featured in the OP

I'll make a post later
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Noticed errors with Dark Deception, Level 22, Mighty Tactical Shooter

Also Depths of Fear and Indie Action are in both Released and Upcoming
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New thread! Thank you Toma's sister.
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I post less often but I still read the thread. I am glad when there is a new one. :)

The Fourth Wall - Free (PC)

This is an old game. Very smartly done by the way.
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Noticed errors with Dark Deception, Level 22, Mighty Tactical Shooter

Also Depths of Fear and Indie Action are in both Released and Upcoming

Corrected.
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Originally Posted by Wok

I post less often but I still read the thread. I am glad when there is a new one. :)

This is an old game. Very smartly done by the way.

True, but it had never been posted in a thread before and I had never heard about it till last month, so I figured I probably wasn't the only one
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Painters Guild is shaping up nicely. New UI stuff:

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Thank you to Toma's sister!

Although, I don't think you can say anything about someone's sister that can't be taken in a very bad light :P

Now that exams are finishing this wednesday, I might find time to give some impressions.

Speaking of Mini-Metro, everyone should play Metro: Rules of Conduct. One of my favourite browser games of all time.

Crossing The Line - I am glad more narrative first person games are being made with Cryengine.

Croixleur Sigma - An anime hack-and-slash game that doesn't look give me the creeps, impressive. Nice to see the fruits of the Steam Japanese developers relationships, wasn't that due to James Mielke (former 1UP)? Oh yeah.

July Ends - reminds me of But That Was Yesterday.

Shard - what the hell lol!

OX - that looks awesome. With Hover and this, the French sure love their neon ;)
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So many games :/

Also, Broforce is awesome and funny as hell.
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CrossCode is quite cool and responsive, but I'm stuck on the mirror robot.

Echo of the Wilds showed me once again that all I need is pretty graphics and exquisite presentation with a heavy emphasis on storytelling to get over my survival game type hump. Played for like 20 minutes of the demo, really liking it.

The Last Night from that #cyberpunkjam is so damn great for a tiny demo in 6 days, god wow the cinematic animations when you shoot up the nightclub. I think it's just Spacebar to bring up your gun and T to shoot. That is 2D Blade Runner perfection! And the Metal Gear spotted noise made me laugh. Their proper game looks really cool too, liking this revival of cinematic platformers.
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Perish - ????


https://twitter.com/counterutopian

PERISH is a procedural Action RPG / Roguelike-like.
Combat is similar-ish to Dark Souls; deadly & deliberate. Level/world structure is like Spelunky; distinct contained levels that are random but broadly follow a memorizable & distinct structure.
Aiming for a very hard game that takes about 1 hour to complete, but will take many tries to actually accomplish.

Prisoned - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://hasukimchi.itch.io/prisoned

PRISONED is a game about a person escaping reality into a surreal world and struggling with loneliness, the pain of loss and love.
It's a short, narrative exploration game / experience.

Uncoloured - Mid/late 2014 (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://uncolouredgame.com/about/

Uncoloured is an accelerated, first person platformer which explores a world where colour has been taken away.
Uncoloured is set in a minimalist world, where you are challenged throughout six levels to return the colour that has been lost. When you start the game everything is greyscale, with one colour returned at the end of each level. Once a colour is restored, that colour is then visible throughout the rest of the game.

Simetry - ????


http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comm..._trail/ch8flvi

Simetry is a 2.5D puzzle jump 'n' run where you can disassamble and collect parts of the level. The collected parts can be used to build new forms to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. You can only disassamble white parts, black parts are solid and red parts are deadly. The game will have a minimalistic but geometrical look.

Galactic Rage - ????


http://galacticrage.com/

It is an upcoming top scrolling shooter which plays like a lot of older arcade shooters, but has a few twists. Ships can be kitted out with new weapon combinations and abilities. Players can also hijack other vehicles throughout the levels to change things up a bit (a mechanic we loved from Metal Slug)

Previously Mentioned

Ascendant - Releasing May 6th

Honourbound

Interstellaria

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Schein - Free demo (PC)


http://scheingame.com/

Schein is a challenging puzzle platformer that tells the story of a desperate man, who ventures forth into the mystical swamp in search of his missing son. As he gets lost in the darkness, a wisp appears that offers him help, guidance, and its magical power: A light that changes the world. Use this mighty power and your wits to unveil new dimensions, defeat deadly beasts, solve tricky puzzles and uncover hidden paths through the murky swamp.

For Science - Free (PC, Mac, Linux)


http://craigp.itch.io/for-science

Build facilities and do SCIENCE!
This is a fairly complex base-building game, and it's pretty early in development. I'd appreciate you giving it a try and telling me what your experience was like, so I can polish it.

The Succession - Free (PC, Browser)


http://www.the-succession.com/

Short prototype for a possible larger sci-fi/light horror project

TIE - Free playable build (Browser)


http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=36108.0

Tie is a game about depression, and the daily grind that we are all forced to endure. You will live one week of this characters life. You will wake up everyday, get dressed, go to work, and repeat. The game is an experience that will put your character through a series of negative events that will eventually directly impact the ending...

The Secret Cove - Free demo (Browser)


http://www.thesecretcove.co.uk/

Adventure Game

Untitled Game - ????


https://twitter.com/KOOPMode

Untitled bird game from Ko-op Mode

Previously Mentioned

Trestle - New art style

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Big thanks for keeping on trucking with the Screenshot Saturday posts btw, Baddy. Hugely appreciated.
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Once again, I find nearly every game in that list to be more interesting than any AAA title coming out this year. I really think I'm done with AAA titles for the foreseeable future.
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Originally Posted by Noogy

Once again, I find nearly every game in that list to be more interesting than any AAA title coming out this year. I really think I'm done with AAA titles for the foreseeable future.

I wouldnt go quite as far (Still hoping Watch Dogs turns out somewhat decent), but yeah, it boggles the mind how good even the low profile Indies have become.
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Supreme Ruler 1936 - $29.99 (Early Access) $39.99 (At release)



http://store.steampowered.com/app/244410

Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political Strategy Game for PC and Mac. Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios. Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition.

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Originally Posted by Buzzbrad

Supreme Ruler 1936 - $29.99 (Early Access) $39.99 (At release)

Your link is broken, but that looks interesting. Did you play it? Any impressions on the current state of the alpha and how the game seems to be overall?
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Originally Posted by Noogy

Once again, I find nearly every game in that list to be more interesting than any AAA title coming out this year. I really think I'm done with AAA titles for the foreseeable future.

Yeah, other than Watch Dogs, Dying Light, CoD: Advanced Warfare, and the Star Wars game Henig is working on, I'm really only anticipating indies. Distance, Gods Will Be Watching, SCALE, Dex, etc, etc, etc. have me more excited than any other AAA games.

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Supreme Ruler 1936 - $29.99 (Early Access) $39.99 (At release)

You could probably shorten that description down to just the first paragraph
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

You could probably shorten that description down to just the first paragraph

No need to worry about that too much, as long as the thread regulars keep the descriptions decently short, the checking and shortening is kept to a minimum for myself as well. I am just glad someone else came in to suggest a game :)
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Something on that July Ends screenshot has stung my heart and I don't know what it is.
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That new thread smell - thanks Toma's sister! (That reads a little wrong...)

Been out of the loop of indie games (and games that aren't DOTA in general since I got a new job)

Gonna try some stuff from the OP now
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Originally Posted by Toma

Your link is broken, but that looks interesting. Did you play it? Any impressions on the current state of the alpha and how the game seems to be overall?

I fixed the link. The game is actually currently in a beta and releases this Friday, May 9th. So if you are thinking of picking it up you should get it now because at release it will go up $10.

The game is a lot like Hearts of Iron. If you have ever played those then you will love this game. You can basically re-enact WW2 or change how the war happens. For example you can play as Germany but not invade Russia and focus on Britain instead. It is a grand strategy game. So you manage everything. Finance, Diplomacy, Resources, Research, Troops, Deployment etc. It does have a bit of a learning curve but they just added a tutorial which helps tons.

Overall the game has improved tons since it first entered early access. If you like grand strategy games I highly recommend it.
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Originally Posted by Buzzbrad

I fixed the link. The game is actually currently in a beta and releases this Friday, May 9th. So if you are thinking of picking it up you should get it now because at release it will go up $10.

The game is a lot like Hearts of Iron. If you have ever played those then you will love this game. You can basically re-enact WW2 or change how the war happens. For example you can play as Germany but not invade Russia and focus on Britain instead. It is a grand strategy game. So you manage everything. Finance, Diplomacy, Resources, Research, Troops, Deployment etc. It does have a bit of a learning curve but they just added a tutorial which helps tons.

Overall the game has improved tons since it first entered early access. If you like grand strategy games I highly recommend it.

How would it compare to HoI? Any reason I should play this over HoI?

Originally Posted by Flutterborn

Something on that July Ends screenshot has stung my heart and I don't know what it is.

The clouds.
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Originally Posted by Toma

How would it compare to HoI? Any reason I should play this over HoI?

This game is more detailed on combat, units and industry. Also the map is in hexes, there are roads, railroads, and very importantly, brigdes. Which makes more advanced tactics possible, such as dropping paratroopers to hold key bridges while your armor and infantry race to their relief.

Units are smaller so you can tailor your frontline stacks as brigades, with some armor, flak, infantry, AT guns, etc. While rear stacks are artillery, and supply trucks. You can also use trucks to transport infantry quickly around the map, preferably along roads.
At sea you can use transport ships, or landing ships, or use inherent merchant marine to ship units between friently ports (as in Civilization V).

Hearts of Iron is a somewhat feature stripped game, you must pay your way into playing hearts of iron's full potential even when you already bought it.
However, in supreme ruler, they dont sell updates, they will give you an array of updates even after it's release and listen and respond to it's community very actively.
Also, land isn't limited to stupid 'provinces' but instead in hexes that represent 16KM of land, you have ministers that control every aspect of your government, they can wage wars for you, you also are able to limit their power and prioritize what they should do, or you can strip them of their power and take control for yourself.
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TIE - super early right now, all you can do is put on a suit, turn on the shower, and go outside by a bus stop where a dude and a lady give a comment. Music is fantastic, though. I managed to somehow go outside in my undies.



Prisoned - Was kind of a meh linear narrative walking game, inspired by a poem set to some melancholic music. You move from one screen to the next, some text pops up about loneliness and grieving, and then you click on a item to transition to the next screen. There's no exploration like the game page claims. The red trees looked cool. My problem is, you know from very far away that you're going to walk up to an item and read some text, so the really slow walking feels more an endurance test while it's mostly white empty screens. I didn't really connect with the themes because of how basic it all was. I wouldn't be surprised if this game was made in a week or so. However, someone might be able to project their own personal losses into those white spaces, so it could be effective for others.

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Just had a quick blast on The Last Night



The Last Night is a game that evokes Blade Runner heavily – this is an homage rather than a cheap imitation though. This is neon, dirty neon, with thick French electro layered atop the beautiful pixel art. This depiction of a fictional city might only take place across a few screens but this city is alive; hookers stand under street lamps, calmly smoking into the night, cars streak past at speed, their lights briefly lighting up the screen.

Posted about it with a couple of screenshots that TOTALLY don't scale to the slider - but that's life.
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Originally Posted by Buzzbrad

This game is more detailed on combat, units and industry. Also the map is in hexes, there are roads, railroads, and very importantly, brigdes. Which makes more advanced tactics possible, such as dropping paratroopers to hold key bridges while your armor and infantry race to their relief.

Units are smaller so you can tailor your frontline stacks as brigades, with some armor, flak, infantry, AT guns, etc. While rear stacks are artillery, and supply trucks. You can also use trucks to transport infantry quickly around the map, preferably along roads.
At sea you can use transport ships, or landing ships, or use inherent merchant marine to ship units between friently ports (as in Civilization V).

Hearts of Iron is a somewhat feature stripped game, you must pay your way into playing hearts of iron's full potential even when you already bought it.
However, in supreme ruler, they dont sell updates, they will give you an array of updates even after it's release and listen and respond to it's community very actively.
Also, land isn't limited to stupid 'provinces' but instead in hexes that represent 16KM of land, you have ministers that control every aspect of your government, they can wage wars for you, you also are able to limit their power and prioritize what they should do, or you can strip them of their power and take control for yourself.

That sounds very intriguing, thanks a lot for taking the time to write that up. I'll probably end up getting it during the sale.
Messofanego
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(05-03-2014, 11:16 PM)
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The part right after this in The Last Night, man oh so efficiently brutal in a Michael Mann way...

timetokill
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(05-03-2014, 11:30 PM)
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Subscribed! Great work as always, Toma and all contributors :) My favorite thread every month.
Buzzbrad
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(05-04-2014, 02:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toma

That sounds very intriguing, thanks a lot for taking the time to write that up. I'll probably end up getting it during the sale.

Not a problem. If you are interested get it before May 9th as the price will go up by $10.
gabbo
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(05-04-2014, 02:51 AM)
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Glad to see the May thread finally arrive.
More_Badass
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(05-04-2014, 07:22 AM)
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Wormhunter - Free (PC, Mac, Linux, Browser)


http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum...view&uid=14618

Go hunt the great desert worm! Be warned, do not become the hunted.
The worm is attracted to movement and sound, use your beacons to track and distract it and strike when it is vulnerable. Do not lose your head!
Wormhunter is inspired by Dune, Tremors, Shadow of the Colossus, and Monster Hunter.

Superverse - $20 alpha access/pre-order (PC)


http://superverse-game.com/

Superverse is a 3D space video game with spacecrafts, lasers, rockets and other weapons in space combat. Defending himself from asteroids that are flying around, the player has to take care of explosions, particles, and other spaceships. The player can only count on his own reflexes, speed, weapon destruction power, and the shield to protect himself while trying to prove the Superverse Theory.

Asteroid Outpost - PC


http://www.indiedb.com/games/asteroid-outpost

Asteroid Outpost is a 2D tower strategy game. I call it a "Tower Strategy" game because unlike most tower defense games, you don't get resources from killing enemies. You have to mine all resources yourself, much like in a real-time strategy game. In this game, there is a balance between expanding to collect resources, and spending resources to defend those expansions. There are 2 resources in the game: Minerals and Power. You mine minerals from asteroids, and you collect power from a sun using solar panels. Everything in the game requires power, so you must keep your structures connected to a power source. Missions will vary, everything from collect some minerals, to stopping an enemy shipping lane.

MechRunner - PC, Mac, PS4, PS Vita


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...mes/mechrunner

An endless arcade action game that casts you as a powerful mech in stunning cinematic battles against a relentless robotic army

Previously Mentioned

Eidolon

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Toma
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(05-04-2014, 09:43 AM)
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Regarding Umbagram, answer from the dev:

I'm really glad you enjoyed the game. To answer your final question, I do have some plans to expand the game a bit, but it won't be commercial. I'd be putting an extended version on mobile (as best as I can with the limited devices I have to test). It'll still be free. I've always considered Umbragram to be freeware, and as much as possible I want to keep all the games I make that way.

I want to address all of your other points individually.

Regarding ease and fail states, I intentionally made the game completely non-punitive. This has the side effect of being rather off-putting to more experienced game players, but is a welcome feature to those who either have a weaker sense of spatial reasoning, or less experience with games. The compromise that I'd considered between the two was a "Golf Mode", where success on a given puzzle is based on the number of blocks used to reach a solution. This maintains the absence of punishment (which I consider important), but also gives stronger players something more to strive for. The truth is that when I released Umbragram, I was sick of working on the game, and decided to just ship it as is. In an extended version, Golf Mode would probably return. Would that kind of feature be satisfying for you? I think a "fail after X incorrect blocks" is kind of arbitrary, and as much as Umbragram can devolve into trial and error, I think resets are far more destructive to a casual player's experience.

On level selection, I actually already added this feature. I knew I needed it for GDC when I'd be showing people the game, and by that time I'd already read a lot of impressions of other people which indicated that it was needed. I wish I'd done more extended play testing. I did single session play testing, which helped a lot. But people don't encounter the need for save files in that kind of environment. They need to take the game home. A good lesson to learn.

On stage size, there are some unfortunate limitations in stage size due to the isometric projection. I found that 6 x 6, it got really easy to place blocks in such a way that your view of a tile that needed a block could be obscured. It's also possible in 5x5, but I tried hard to design the puzzles in such a way that it was very very difficult to put yourself in that kind of position. Realistically, I wont be expanding the play area for an expanded release. Sorry ):

The visual paradoxes were really important to me. They don't personally affect me anymore since I'm so used to the levels, but when I watch people play, seeing them get disoriented really makes me happy. I'm glad it has the effect that I'd wanted.

Besides level selection and touch based controls, I have been playing with the idea of a block palette. It ruins a bit of the purity of the game, but these blocks would have various effect on either neighboring blocks or on the shadow. I'll have to play with some to see which actually open up the interaction space, and which are just sort of gimmicky.

Anyway, that's a really long answer. Hope that actually answered your question. I post in the Indie Development thread occasionally if you want to see what I'm up to. Username is Alts. And by the way, the beginning of your post " Well, damn. Umbagram is really good." was a great birthday present. Thanks.

-stephen

Flutterborn
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(05-04-2014, 10:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toma

The clouds.

I think so, yes. It looks just so end-of-summer-ish, those lazy holiday evenings when you're 10 and it's not quite late enough to go to bed and not quite early enough to actually do something. Might need to keep my eyes peeled for that one.
Moobabe
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(05-04-2014, 10:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by gabbo

Glad to see the May thread finally arrive.

Took way too long! In between all of the Destiny of Spirits I don't think Toma has any time for indies any more :p
Toma
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(05-04-2014, 10:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Moobabe

Took way too long! In between all of the Destiny of Spirits I don't think Toma has any time for indies any more :p

Shush you, I am on vacation since april 27th and cant even play much DoS :p

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