Indie Games You Can Play Right Now

I ended up pulling the trigger. While I can't definitively say if it's better now, because I didn't play it before, I can say that 1.0 is a lot of fun. I'm playing the campaign, and it can be challenging to complete the objective while managing your resources and dealing with other things, such as blizzards and earthquakes.

I'd say definitely give it another try if it's been a while since you last played.

I ended up buying the game, but I refunded it before my two hours were up. I love the concept of the game, but I found it far too slow and shallow to hold my attention. I agree that the game desperately needs some meat on its bones.

I've been playing the Northgard campaign and like it a lot even though I'm not a big RTS fan anymore. The fact that much of the game is about building the economy and managing the growth and happiness of your people is a plus for me. I haven't even touched the skirmish mode yet.

This has to be one of the most fun RTS campaigns I've played. They've done a great job putting an emphasis on different things.

I finished the Northgard campaign last night, so I started my first skirmish game...and I was handed a loss at the middle difficulty.

I thought I was going to be able to win by beating the Valkyrie and colonizing their tile. I started saving up food and then found out I was capped at 1400 storage and I needed 2000 to colonize that one. OK, so then I figured I would build a silo (I already had 2 and they were upgraded), and then I found out they can only be built on food resource locations.

Then I found out that the closest food resource tile was 3 away and on the other side of the Valkyrie's. At least they didn't have a tower built yet in my way...until they built one just before I was ready to attack. Shortly after that someone got a trading victory.

I like the game quite a bit. There is always some pressure pulling at you. It is tough to maintain an offensive once there are a lot of towers up. Next time I will try with the next clan - I just picked the first one this time.

Tower of Time just left early access, and it's keeping its early access price ($18) for "a short time" before going to its final price of $25. It's an isometric RPG with tactical real-time combat, which can be paused or slowed. 95% positive review score on Steam, so I'm tempted to pull the trigger.

So Wizard of Legend looks pretty cool. I watched a let's play and maybe I might pass due to not having money for games right now, but since it seems it has only been mentioned in doubtingthomas' game of the week post, I figured it needed a bit more attention.

It's a top down pixel art fast paced magic brawler with some light rogue-like elements. Looks really cool in action.

The devs are promising to add more elemental bosses, like the Wind one as part of a kickstarter stretch goal.

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Alexis Kennedy's new game, Cultist Simulator: Behold Our End, goes on sale today in about five hours! He's the developer of Fallen London, and Sunless Seas. Should be a lot of fun.

Each hour has its color, each flame has its fuel. Dream furiously!

I saw that advertised somewhere and thought it sounded familiar. Now you mention Alexis Kennedy it's clicked, I heard him on a podcast talking about it.

If it was the CC I'll feel daft, but think it was a different show.

Whatever it did sound really interesting.


Rock Paper Shotgun really seemed to like it.

Edit - And it's out! If you buy on Steam during the next 7 days, you'll get the Perpetual edition, which includes all upcoming DLC.

Ok, I got one for everyone....

What if I told you that the developers of Grow Home and Grow Up made another game, and it came out in November 2017. You might ask, why have you never heard of it? Well, it's only on the Uplay store for the PC.

Ode, is a short, musical, 3d platformer. Apparently it can be finished in about 2 hours (maybe less), but it certainly looks interesting. Looks like a 3d version of The Undergarden.

On sale for $2.50 right now (normally $5)

What did they do to hurt someone so bad they had to submit a game as a UPLAY exclusive?!?!

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What if I told you that the developers of Grow Home and Grow Up made another game, and it came out in November 2017.

Then I would tell you that those developers aren't super interested in having people play their games.

The developers of Grow Home are an internal Ubisoft team, Reflections, so this makes total sense. They also made (more likely, helped make)Tom Clancy's The Division and Watchdogs 1 & 2, among others. Grow Home and Ode and such are basically diversions between tentpole projects.

Here's a little bit of shameless self promotion. After getting laid off a few months ago, I decided to finally finish a game I was working on and release another game I completed 5 years ago on Steam. Here are those games. Both are comedic JRPGs and completely free.

If I make enough from donations, I'll bring Agent of Fate to Steam.

Final Warrior Quest ( and Steam).



Final Warrior quest is a parody JRPG. Developed entirely in Japan, thus making it a true Japanese Role-Playing Game. Recognizing the inherent foibles of the genre, Final Warrior Quest has tried to mitigate the annoyances while utilizing a humorous tone.


turn-based RPG combat system
4-7 hours of gameplay
original music that fits the style of 80s-90s JRPGs
comedic fantasy setting
weapon & armor crafting
near-meaningless class system
random encounter toggle
XBox 360 controller compatible

Agent of Fate (



As the Agent of Fate, it is your job to enter into the world and solve all of its problems. Some might think this to be a burdensome task but Fate knows you are up for it! It's a puzzle game with simplified JRPG combat mechanics aimed at speed. Approach the tasks at your own pace and in any order. Fate’s voice will guide you through the world, provide hints, encouragement, occasionally chastise, and move things along so we can all just go home.


Fully voice-acted
Turn-based combat
Uniquely terrible art
3-5 hours of gameplay
Open world
No random encounters
XBox 360 controller compatible

Sorry for the self-promotion. It's hard getting people to look, let alone play, these.

From the developers of Rogue Legacy, comes Full Metal Furies. It's a brawler / puzzler. Evidently the devs didn't want to put out too much hype for it, but it seems to have backfired as almost nobody heard about it. Here's a Desctructoid article about it where they describe the game as a combination of Castle Crashers and The Witness.

For those that didn't see it in the Space Games thread, Objects in Space opened Early Access on Steam. Veloxi described it as Privateer meets 688 Attack Sub. It's a space trading stealth game that uses submarine-like movement and tactics with lots of neat looking engineering equipment options.

In addition, the game has an API that you can use to connect an arduino-based controller and create your own custom controller/displays. Sort of like Steel Battalion.




Very much in my wheel house.

In case anyone is interested in Dead Cells (cross posting from the thread for the game):

New update. Mac/Linux support and first pass at add mod support. Also price increase by $5 at the end of the Steam Summer Sale. If you are looking at picking it up, I guess now's the time. $12 now, looks like $25 after the sale ends. They say it's leaving Early Access in August.