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Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by jpr » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:24 pm

What are some interesting/worthy smaller games that deserve more recognition?

I recently picked up CrossCode, an action RPG that reminds of the 16 bits era.
Haven't tried it yet (still in development, should be done later this year), but it looks really good and seems to have some depth.





Also curious about Axiom Verge, a Metroid-inspired 2D platform/shooter.
Will probably pick it up later this year or something.

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Post by thegrommit » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:30 pm

It looks fun, but watching the combat in that Crosscode trailer makes my hands hurt :lol:

I posted this in the gaming story thread, but this seems a better fit:

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2017/02/10/hand ... nightmares

Handle with care is a game where you to have to carry a delicate artifact through a museum filled with other delicate artifacts.

The only problem is that your avatar walks as if he's :beerscheers:
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Post by jpr » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:45 pm

That´s hilarious! :lol:

-500 on my first try, not too bad :mrgreen:
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Post by thegrommit » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:07 am

*ahem*

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Good choice of music too. And it's pay what you want, so you can try it out first :sweet:
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Re: Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by thegrommit » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:44 am

This looks like it could be an interesting change of pace:



https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/0 ... ore-432601
Emergency services simulator 911 Operator [official site] was released on Friday, putting you at the desk of an operator who takes calls and dispatches ambulances, fire trucks and police units to help citizens (or sometimes just to shut down a loud party).
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But then I entered the game’s ‘free mode’ and it detected my own city, quickly loading up a map of San Jose to play in. “That’s quite impressive,” I thought, as I peered at the ‘search for other city’ field. Expecting no results, I typed in my hometown. Lo and behold, it loaded up. I can now direct the police force of Lurgan, Northern Ireland.
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Re: Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by thegrommit » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:54 am

Heat Signature is being made by the same dev who made Gunpoint, and RPS have a writeup:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/0 ... ore-434847
Heat Signature is a game about scrapping plan A, resorting to plan B, eventually improvising plan Z, and then cackling like a buffoon when the resulting explosion is larger than expected.
A work in progress video from December:

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Post by thegrommit » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:16 pm

Posting this not because I think it's worth playing, but, well look for yourself 8)
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Re: Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by thegrommit » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:48 pm

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/0 ... rter-game/


Unfortunate timing due to last weeks events in London, but interesting premise:
The makers of Ether One have announced The Occupation, a fascinating-sounding new first-person investigate-o-adventure game. Set in the wake of a terrorist attack in ’80s Britain, it’ll send a reporter to investigate an impending oppressive government act, poking into the story as events unfold in four hours of real time.
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Re: Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by jpr » Fri May 19, 2017 9:32 am

Picked up Axiom Verge in the recent Steam sale, played an hour or so.

That game is amazingly well made 8-O

Controls are perfect, and the music is amazing. Highly recommended :sweet:
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Re: Lesser known, smaller/"indie" games

Post by thegrommit » Mon May 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Don't know whether this counts as "small" given the success of Torchlight, but it sounds interesting:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... -for-zelda
Hob is the latest from Runic Games, the developer behind Torchlight and Torchlight 2. Those were both beloved action RPGs, in the style of Diablo, and - due to Runic's founding members, who worked on those games at Blizzard - from the same lineage as Diablo too. Hob is a bit of a departure. It's still sort of a top-downish affair, even if the camera is tilted a bit to give a wider view of the landscape, but it takes its main cues from a different kind of action RPG tradition. Hob feels a lot like Zelda
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