"Indie Games". What are your favourites?

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We just released Wyv and Keep. Since I was one of the developers on it, it's one of my favorites by default :)

http://wyvandkeep.com"




It's a two player, co-op puzzler that gets balls hard and has some platforming/action elements to it as well.
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That looks great. It reminds me of Rick Dangerous only much more to it. I'll take one. :awe:
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pubjoe wrote:That looks great. It reminds me of Rick Dangerous only much more to it. I'll take one. :awe:
Awesome! Thanks man! This weekend we are putting out a new release of it with bug fixes for the online mode.
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What does it play like ? Looks like a platform bomberman 8-)
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gargoyle67 wrote:What does it play like ? Looks like a platform bomberman 8-)
It is a two player "push the boxes onto switches" puzzle game. If you play by yourself, then you need to control both characters. Which is still fun, but this game really shines with two people. Our level designer did an awesome job of making engaging puzzles. I play the game with my wife and collaborating on the puzzles is tons of fun.

It gets insanely hard, we are honestly not expecting many people to ever see the boss :) Which is a shame, because they did a killer job on him. My job was just to port the game to Mac and Linux, so I had really no input on the game itself.

Here is the demo for the game: http://www.moddb.com/games/wyv-and-keep ... ed-preview"

The demo is Windows only and pretty old, but gives you a good idea of what the game is like.
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Cool thanks for the link ;)
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Binding of Isaac is my fav since a few months.
Hard and a lot of replay value (read Steam achievements).
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Cave Story+.

What am I missing?

Had some decent chunks of gaming time over the weekend (Switch parental controls logged me about 6.5 hours on it Thursday - Sunday), played through and cleared it without too much trouble providing I kept my weapons maxed. Good portion of that spent retrying one boss where there wasn't an immediate save point beforehand.

It was enjoyable enough, though the difficulty seemed based more on how the decent weapons have a random element to their shot, and suck at every level below max. Maxed you can mow through everything without much issue.

I'm aware there are multiple endings, yet I have no desire to replay it at all. It had some good moments.

Just don't understand the rabid fanbase and accolades it's gotten.
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Not sure. Only played it for a few minutes - many years after its release - and it didn't grab me.

Maybe you have to consider that it was first released in 2004. This sort of expanded retro platformer has been redone a lot in Indie games. Perhaps we just have higher expectations now.
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Except I've touched virtually none of the other retro-indie-platformers, so while playing I was mentally comparing it with WonderBoy ML and III - and Alex Kidd and TNZS etc.

It looked far nicer on the plasma than it did on the Switch screen mind you.

Wish Yacht Games would hurry up and decide on a physical release of Shovel Knight.
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Couldn't be bothered to swap carts in the Switch the other night. Physical releases are good, I made a discovery that if Cave Story+ had been a download I'd never have found out.

Turns out my first play through was on Easy mode. :oops: I knew it wasn't Hard mode, surprised I picked Easy over Normal originally though. Started a game on Hard and noticed the character sprite changed colour. Tried Normal, another colour...

Carried on and played Hard mode for an hour. It's vastly better. I'm hoping there is at least some point during the game where you get life upgrades, though I'm expecting not meaning it's brutally tough. 1-2 hits before Game Over turns the game into a decent challenge where you're forced to get good, bosses are suddenly really tough. If I were rating it - upped from 5/10 to 7/10.

Going to try an extended play of Normal mode soon and see where it sits.

Re-stating: it's unlikely I would have found this out if it were a download.
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I agree about Shovel Knight. Nath would like to buy the £20 Switch bundle but I won't let him. Is there / will there be anything extra over the Wii U version with all the free content downloaded?

I'd like the game on Switch myself but there's no incentive. A cheap physical release would do it.
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i downloaded pangemic the other week off steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/547540/panGEMic/

nice little speccy styled platformer if you looking to kill 5 minutes, well designed and responsive controls never had a death that i felt was cheap and its free.

if your into vvvvv or suchlike give it a shot
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The Treasure Trove is the game plus all DLC now and future. They've said that once all the DLC is done they'll look at a physical.

Which is understandable and pretty consumer friendly. I can wait, plenty of other stuff to play.

Preordered Rime earlier. Have seen nothing except screenshots and a bit of text about it. Hope its good, looks pretty.

And Sine Mora EX too. Which I know wasn't that well received by the shmup crowd originally, but considering how much play I got out of the terrible TransBot on the SMS as a child I'm sure I can find some enjoyment for the price.
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Not really my favourite, but "Tembo the Badass Elephant" on PS4 developed by Game Freak is a really good side scroller.
It is just kind of difficult to find because the PSN store is a nightmare to navigate.
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68k wrote:Not really my favourite, but "Tembo the Badass Elephant" on PS4 developed by Game Freak is a really good side scroller.
It is just kind of difficult to find because the PSN store is a nightmare to navigate.
Totally **** forgot this game existed. Remember seeing it and told myself I needed to pick it up at a later point. Will probs do it soon now. :D
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Looks great, and amazingly good reviews on Steam. Thanks. I'd never heard of it.
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pubjoe wrote:Looks great, and amazingly good reviews on Steam. Thanks. I'd never heard of it.
You can play it on Steam, Ps4, 3ds,..
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Can't remember ever playing a really good "indie" game.
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