Archive for the ‘Indie Games’ Category

Day 1252: EscapePod

Posted: 2014/04/15 in Indie Games

A semi-sequel to “Lights Out”, and with more basic presentation paired with stellar puzzle design, “EscapePod” is a one dollar ticket to (more…)

Day 1251: Solar Chaos

Posted: 2014/04/14 in Indie Games

Taking advantage of the fact that things can orbit in space, “Solar Chaos” has you placing a mixture of orbiting and geo-stationary (more…)

Ska Studios has brought us “ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse”, “I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1″, “ZP2K9″, “ZP2KX: Zombies & Pterodactyls!”, and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) games “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai”, “Charlie Murder, and “The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile”.

Now let’s add “TIME VIKING!!!!!ANDSPACERAPTOR” to the XBLIG list. Taking a page out of (more…)

Now here’s a game that brazenly promotes its music style as a big selling point of the game. That’s refreshing, as it’s a relative rarity amongst games, even ones with stellar soundtracks. Of course, like all games, “ZDQ II Ghost Dogs”‘s soundtrack quality is (more…)

Day 1248: Ascent of Kings

Posted: 2014/04/11 in Indie Games

I recently checked out “Fractopia” from Nostatic Software (who also brought us “Quiet, Please!”, “Quiet Christmas”, “Block Zombies!”, “Kung Fu FIGHT!”, and “Vacation Vexation”). Well, let’s add “Ascent of Kings”.

A platformer with a focus on (more…)

Day 1247: Doppelganger

Posted: 2014/04/10 in Indie Games

We recently reviewed 2013 title “Titan Attacks”. But Pumpkin Games released a little-known title way back in 2010 called “Doppelganger” that is pretty intriguing. It has you (more…)

The embedded video focuses on the intended effect of the game on infants rather than gameplay, and “A Game For Alexander” is great if you’re looking for just that.

I imagine there might be a secondary market for stoners who (more…)

What started out looking like a cheesy mini-game without the rest of the mini-game collection to go with it, totally surprised me, exceeding every expectation I had for it, and ultimately reminding me of one of my favourite Dreamcast games, “Virtua Tennis”. “Avatar Field Goal” has you (more…)

There are a lot of games that resurrect classic play styles that have little hope of finding an audience aside from people filled with nostalgia. But “Chicken Origami Invaders”

is one that has half a hope of doing so. That’s because (more…)

Day 1243: DATABITS

Posted: 2014/04/06 in Indie Games

Sometimes I play games where I don’t directly control things. Even games that weren’t really designed to play that way. For example, “Speedball 2″ was not designed as a detailed sports management sim, but buried in the options is the ability to play it that way. So I did. A lot. I found it enjoyable and relaxing as I upgraded my players, made trades, and selected my line-up. Another one is the original “Star Control”, that lets you select ships and move them around, and the AI taking over when they fight.

“DATABITS”, on the other hand, is designed to be played this way. An experimental and (more…)