Indie Games You Can Play Right Now

Yay! That's been on my wishlist for a while

Has anyone played This is the Police? It was interesting for a little while, but sending out cops to random crimes is not has interesting as it was several hours ago. The detective "put the photos in the correct order" is kinda fun. I'm just wondering if it ever does anything to make it worth sticking with. I'm about 30 days in on the game calendar.

Reposting because I think this is where Roland probably meant to put this:

mrtomaytohead wrote:
RolandofGilead wrote:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/49...
Gallery Shooter! (didn't know the term before)

It's got awesome pixel art
and I love Erin Saver
it's worth getting to the end so you can see the pixel art of the final boss (the ship).
The voice acting is okay.
It really fits though.

Shouldn't this go into the indie games you can play now thread?

Also, looks like a cool 2D take on Sin & Punishment.

Posted in another thread but found this. Anyone playing RiME? I'd love to hear reviews of how you like it.

So today Bithell Games (Thomas Was Alone) both announced and released Subsurface Circular, a 2-hour, graphical text-based adventure game. So far the reviews are very favorable, and it has a launch price of $4.79 (for the first week).

Well, I wasn't sure where to post this one, but this seems like a good spot....

Everyone was crazy when Dead Cells was in early access because it looked like a Castlevania Rogue-lite

Now, how about a Metriod Rogue-lite? A Robot Named Fight comes out today (not sure if it is early access or not)

And here is the video where I found out about the game, it really looks it plays a lot like Metroid

Steam tossed this into my Discovery queue, so I watched this trailer purely on the basis of the interesting name, and now am utterly mystified about this game.

That trailer would be more impressive with White Rabbit replacing the audio track.

Top 5 Indie Game Hidden Gems | January 2018

Iconoclasts. (Gameplay begins at 0:30)

Djinn wrote:

Iconoclasts. (Gameplay begins at 0:30)

Looking forward to future speed runs of this game at AGDQ.

I picked up Iconoclasts. The cross-buy PS4 / Vita purchases are a dying breed.

I've only played about 30 mins and I won't spoil it, but never have I been so charmed by the option to overwrite a save or not.

It was playing fine, but it was at that point my doubts on buying this full price were put to one side. If there are little touches above and beyond like that throughout I'll be happy.

All Walls Must Fall leaves early access on February 23 and is 50% off now through February 9.

Today we’ve hit a new milestone for the game: our BETA build! That means the game is feature-complete, and we can also announce the date when we plan on launching Version 1.0 of All Walls Must Fall: Friday Febuary 23rd.

We want to get as much feedback as we can from as many players as possible during the Beta, so the game is now 50% off on both steam and itch.io, for two weeks!

Anyone played Transmission Lost or The World Begins With You by Fabian Denten?

Both look pretty good and are name your price. TWBWY is ICO AF from the screenshots. Looking forward to checking these two out.

I'm really digging some of the gameplay videos of UnExplored - a very D&D-ish proceduraly-generated roguelike.

I will probably buy it soon.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

I'm really digging some of the gameplay videos of UnExplored - a very D&D-ish proceduraly-generated roguelike.

I will probably buy it soon.

It's really good and has one of the best level generators I've seen.

MeatMan wrote:

All Walls Must Fall leaves early access on February 23 and is 50% off now through February 9.

Today we’ve hit a new milestone for the game: our BETA build! That means the game is feature-complete, and we can also announce the date when we plan on launching Version 1.0 of All Walls Must Fall: Friday Febuary 23rd.

We want to get as much feedback as we can from as many players as possible during the Beta, so the game is now 50% off on both steam and itch.io, for two weeks!

50% off is a hella deal - US$7.50 . I bought in. Might wait until 1.0 tho - Early Access ain't my thang.

Jonman wrote:
MeatMan wrote:

All Walls Must Fall leaves early access on February 23 and is 50% off now through February 9.

Today we’ve hit a new milestone for the game: our BETA build! That means the game is feature-complete, and we can also announce the date when we plan on launching Version 1.0 of All Walls Must Fall: Friday Febuary 23rd.

We want to get as much feedback as we can from as many players as possible during the Beta, so the game is now 50% off on both steam and itch.io, for two weeks!

50% off is a hella deal - US$7.50 . I bought in. Might wait until 1.0 tho - Early Access ain't my thang.

Ditto. I don't play early access games, but I've been quite interested in this game. At $7.50, I pulled the trigger and will try to wait until 1.0 to play it.

If there's a dedicated thread, I can't find it..... just thought I'd point out that Subnautica has reached full release, and it's an excellent game. They've polished it up tremendously from the early alphas.

I've picked up Iconoclasts myself and put a few hours into it now. It's been awesome so far! As everyone has said, the artwork and animation are second to none. It's fun to play, the controls are right on, and it brings me back to the old NES and SNES adventure game days. The boss battles are amazing. There are so many little touches everywhere, even small nods to lots of old games.

WARTILE is out of early access. Has anyone played it? I've very interested in but not quite willing to take the plunge even with the 25% off discount. It looks gorgeous.

A found this journal on my way to Tiefenhaven. In it were the tales of Ulfert the Dog, Hagen, Berthold, Rabe, Reimund the Runner, and one other whose name was smudged out. They called themselves the Battle Brothers. Apparently they thought they were pretty tough because they survived a battle when the others fell. They got it into their head that they should become a band of mercenaries. They had some early success tracking down and killing the leader of the gang who killed their comrades.

When they cleared a graveyard of some zombies, they were sure they made the right career choice. Things started going a little worse from there. This dog started following them and they thought it would make a great pet, so they fed it some scraps. Ulfert the Dog msut have felt a certain kinship because he was careless and let the beast split his had, requiring almost a week to heal. The dog ran off.

After searching the steppes for a fabled sword, they stumbled into a tomb with 18 Wiedergangers and a necromancer. They troupe had to run off.

So, they figured they would go back to hunting bandits for paltry fees. 4 brigand thugs and 2 raiders. Easy peasy lemon squeezy they wrote. This is the last entry, and this journal was covered in dried blood, so my guess is that was their last adventure.

While I like the battle system, and the text that pops up from time to time, there are things I don’t like. I’m not sure if I’m missing something or not but I didn’t have a clue that these bandits were any more difficult than the last ones. This is good for immersion sake, but not so good for the sake of fun for me. Part of it was that I had some early poor dice rolls on my attacks, which let them get the upper hand. But there was no indication these guys would give me a difficult time after I beat the last bandits easily.

Secret Little Haven

Alex Cole is a teenage trans girl in 1999 who has yet to figure herself out. She spends much of her free time on the internet, browsing a fan forum for her favorite magical girl show, and chatting with her friends… Join her on her story of self-discovery through friendship and media as she explores her computer for the treasures and curiosities of the early internet.

[CW: Parental conflict, gaslighting, flashing visuals]

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine released yesterday, launch discount -15%.

Tempted.

It'll work on the Mac. Yay.

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine released yesterday, launch discount -15%.

Tempted.

It'll work on the Mac. Yay.

I caved and bought it. It has some excellent writing.

Northgard just released on Steam It's been on Early Access for a while now, but I have a rule against buying EA games. Has anyone played this game? Is it worth checking out?

Djinn wrote:

Northgard just released on Steam It's been on Early Access for a while now, but I have a rule against buying EA games. Has anyone played this game? Is it worth checking out?

It's been on my wishlist for awhile; the highest RTS on there, actully. I too would be interested in anyone's experience before taking the plunge.

I'm also tempted to pull the trigger on Northgard. Currently, the best price is at GamersGate and activates on Steam.

Recent user reviews on Steam are positive, and RPS's early access review from a year ago is very positive.

I'm watching this LP from December, and I'm liking what I see.

I played it in Early Access and it was pretty and fun but I only got about 4 hours out of it and moved on. I'd have liked it to last longer than that, I have no idea what they've changed since the early access version, probably should have another look...

Yeah I had a similar experience to troubleshot with Northgard. I remember it not being all that deep and remember thinking that this could be cool if there was more meat on the bone. Then moved on after a couple of hours and have not looked at it since. So maybe it is better now?