Upcoming Indie Games to Keep an Eye On

Age of Decadence has a public beta. I played a couple of minutes before I went to bed last night. Not sure what I think yet. I've been looking forward to this getting done for a long long time. More beta playing later today...

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It looks great, but the combat may be too difficult for me -- I keep dying in the same fight, over and over. They're definitely not interested in coddling you.

Looking forward to this a lot. I feel like I've been waiting on this game for so long.

Lots of fun stuff coming out. Krater and The Banner Saga both look interesting. Playing VVVVVV inbetween two big budget big story games was really refreshing, and made it easier for me to power through the intense storylines. Looks like I have a good cache of inbetween games ready.

Under the Ocean looks neat:

Saw this over on RPS and it looked intriguing: Void Rim

After watching the video, one thing that bugged me was: The weapons/attacks didn't seem to have an "weight/impact" behind them. On almost every attack they showed, that downed someone it looked leek they got hit with a Nerf ball and then fell down dead.

ebarstad wrote:
Under the Ocean looks neat:

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The dev's now livestreaming the creation process, and according to the youtube channel they'll be doing this everyday. Also, monologue with sexy foreign voice.

http://www.twitch.tv/underthegarden/

http://thearcher.co/index.html

Found out about The Archer by checking out the links from the Under the Ocean guys. Besides Splenky, I think this is the most polished, quality game I've seen from the Game Maker engine. That video's also almost half a year old.

Looks like Castle Story is planning a Kickstarter. I'm honestly still not sure how I feel about putting into these sorts of Kickstarters.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Looks like Castle Story is planning a Kickstarter. I'm honestly still not sure how I feel about putting into these sorts of Kickstarters.

So don't. Wait for it to release, buy then. It's not like you have to be a part of Kickstarter. No snark intended.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Looks like Castle Story is planning a Kickstarter. I'm honestly still not sure how I feel about putting into these sorts of Kickstarters.

How does Castle Story differ from other Kickstarters?

Don't know, what's in that post is all I've heard about it.

It sounded like D-Man777 was asking you (mrtomaytohead) why you said "these sorts of Kickstarters" -- implying that a Castle Story Kickstarter is somehow different than the others that have come before.

For me, I'd sooner support devs who have something to show and Sauropod has shown a tech demo of their game -- it's not just an idea (like Wasteland, the Tim Schafer adventure game, The Dead Linger, Takedown, etc.). From what I've seen so far, I'd happily give them some money to finish what they've (actually) started.

ebarstad wrote:
It sounded like D-Man777 was asking you (mrtomaytohead) why you said "these sorts of Kickstarters" -- implying that a Castle Story Kickstarter is somehow different than the others that have come before.

For me, I'd sooner support devs who have something to show and Sauropod has shown a tech demo of their game -- it's not just an idea (like Wasteland, the Tim Schafer adventure game, The Dead Linger, Takedown, etc.). From what I've seen so far, I'd happily give them some money to finish what they've (actually) started.

Well yeah, it's a videogame related one, that's what type it is. But you are right. They actually have some work done already, and they've quit their day jobs to dedicate themselves to this game.

Just paid for Krater. Now to find more stuff to support!

Botanicula is available on gog.com as a discounted pre-order for $8.99, click thru the banner on the left, the game will be available 4/19/12. I like the art style of Amanita Design, and their games are always worth the money.

Running Man wrote:
Botanicula is available on gog.com as a discounted pre-order for $8.99, click thru the banner on the left, the game will be available 4/19/12. I like the art style of Amanita Design, and their games are always worth the money.

I just hope their design has improved since Machinarium. I enjoyed most of that experience, but found a bunch of the game parts to cling to the needlessly obtuse adventure puzzles stereotype. What the hell am I suppose to do, and how does that make any sense at all (mostly the latter)?

I just stumbled onto this on youtube so I have no idea what it is, but the animation is amazing

That looks really polished, especially the animations.

Kyriee, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Hmmm. Parts of that remind me strongly of a game from way back. Rush N' Attack, maybe?

Looks pretty slick.

Looks pretty Metal Slug-y to me. In a good way.

Downloaded the open beta for Age of Decadence. Hopefully I can give it a shot in a day or two. Looks interesting in an old-school RPG kind of way.

cyrax wrote:
Running Man wrote:
Botanicula is available on gog.com as a discounted pre-order for $8.99, click thru the banner on the left, the game will be available 4/19/12. I like the art style of Amanita Design, and their games are always worth the money.

I just hope their design has improved since Machinarium. I enjoyed most of that experience, but found a bunch of the game parts to cling to the needlessly obtuse adventure puzzles stereotype. What the hell am I suppose to do, and how does that make any sense at all (mostly the latter)?

I'm excited to see if they tried to fix that. I definitely ran into that problem too. The soundtrack is available for preorder now. You can listen to the whole thing there, as well.

The RPS review of Botanicula is up and fairly glowing. It sounds like there are still a few frustrating aspects like Machinarium had, but they are toned down.

Edit: It's on sale! They did an all Amanita Humble Bundle. Looks like all games come with Steam unlocks and soundtracks. If you pay above average, you get that short film one of the guys did.

Konjak's awesome game Noitu Love 2 is coming to Steam on Monday. It's been up on his website for $10 for a long time now, but for those of you more interested in getting games retail here is it's big debut.

Totally worth buying:

Funny, I was thinking about that game just the other day.

How did I not notice this thread before? There are a TON of indie space games coming up. I'll have to come back and list a bunch of 'em soonish, once I have time.

Posting this mostly to tag the thread and give a shout-out to indiegames.com, which I love.
I'm still watching FTL, the sci-fi adventure/roguelike spaceship management game. http://www.ftlgame.com/