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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Jez » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:35 pm

yeah that's an interesting looking thing. Like the feel of it and the music is nice.

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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:16 pm

New game inspired by old tactical squad games like Desperados and Commandos is due out soon, set in feudal Japan:

Psst. Psst! Over here, in the shadows. If you’ve been missing the top-down, squad-based stealth-o-action of games like Desperados and Commandos, have a gander at Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun [official site]. It’s similar to that sort of real-time tactical game but set in Edo-period Japan, with classes like a ninja and marksman up to no good. It’s due in a few weeks and a demo arrived today with a sneaking sample.

So there you are in feudal Japan, leading an eclectic team of specialists on missions to infiltrate, sabotage, assassinate, and all that. It’s pretty obvious how your ninja might go about sneaking or your samurai might violently notsneak and a marksman is always handy, but more subtle approaches open up through characters like an urchin laying traps or a lady dressing as a geisha to distract people. Using their abilities will together will be key. As in the games which inspired it, you’ll likely find many different approaches to missions.


https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/1 ... ore-414323

Sounds quite intriguing. Loved me a bit of Desperados back in the day. Downloading the demo!
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:18 pm

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Kinda looks good
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:44 am

OneShot:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/1 ... ore-418345

This is an incredible game. I started it with no expectations at all (as I mentioned before, I can’t even remember why I’d flagged the game to look at), and have come away from it as one of my favourite games of 2016. It rather nicely book-ends the year for me with Pony Island, two utterly different games that both explore similar themes from extremely different angles. Completely charming, delightfully written, and extremely clever – stick this on your Christmas playlist.

Never heard of this before, but John Walker rates it as one of the best games he's played this year, sounds pretty intriguing.
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Achtung Englander » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:03 pm



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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Achtung Englander » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:13 pm

Sly Boots wrote:OneShot:

Never heard of this before, but John Walker rates it as one of the best games he's played this year, sounds pretty intriguing.


The puzzles would drive me crazy. I am not very good at solving puzzles. Looks fun but so many games now are 8 bit, we are spoilt for choice
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Yeah, must admit I feel a bit burned out on the 8-bit indie games by now and am a bit more selective, but adding this one to my Steam wishlist for a future sale.
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Animalmother » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm

Didn't know where to stick this one.

There's a Kickstarter campaign for an Apocalypse Now game. Some of the guys behind New Vegas, Wasteland 2 and Far Cry are involved. Seems like they already have a good chunk of it already made and want more funding. Not a shooter but a survival horror RPG. Also Francis Ford Coppola is supporting it. Interesting :-k

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fringerider/apocalypse-now-the-game



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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For in 2016

Postby Sly Boots » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:46 am

Did anyone else play Expeditions Conquistador a while back? I quite enjoyed it fwiw.

Anyway, they're about to release a viking-themed followup:

Expeditions: Viking, a historical strategy-RPG about leading a fledgling clan of Vikings to power and glory, was originally announced in May 2015 as a sequel to Expeditions: Conquistador. Today, nearly two years later, developer Logic Artists announced that it will be turned loose upon the world on April 24.

As the newly-appointed chieftain of a small Norse village, you must consolidate your power base against rival neighbors, establish trade routes and alliances, and send raiding expeditions to the wealthy British Isles. But this is not an eye-in-the-sky strategy game: Your ax will serve you well, but the power of your words will be just as important.

"Expeditions: Viking features a branching dialogue system that allows the game to manage and react to player choices," Expeditions: Viking producer Ali Emek said. "We initially estimated a word count of 200,000, but we’ve decided to increase it by an additional 80,000 words to provide players with more content and give them more options and choices on how they progress through the story."

Ahead of its release, Expeditions: Viking will be on display at the PC Gamer Weekender, which runs February 18-19 at the Olympia in London. More information about the game is up at expeditionsseries.com.


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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Edwin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:30 pm

I played it a little bit, but didn't get far. Apparently it has the best evil playthrough ever.
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Subway Diet » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:20 am

Have you heard about this?

Beyond Enemy Lines

It's billed as being inspired by IGI, and I like the ideas it's got... but the game looks rough. So very, very rough!
Also probably not worth 14 quid?
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Achtung Englander » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:03 pm



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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Subway Diet » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:11 am

It's... a platformer that's leaning into the now played out retro and sythwave aesthetics? That's the indie equivalent of ripping off Call of Duty or Ubisoft open world games. :-k

I'm mean, I'm sure it's entertaining enough to play and all, but I'm just going to be a cynical dick about it instead and point out how tired the theme is.
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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Mantis » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:04 pm

The music might be overplayed (though you're wrong, you can never have enough synthwave), but there's not that many games that actually full on embrace the whole cyberpunk retro look are there? I certainly can only name a couple off the top of my head.

Gameplay looks solid enough though, which is more important than getting the theme right. Mother Russia Bleeds is a similar game (more Streets of Rage style though) with dirty synths and a retro look, but the gameplay doesn't really hold up that well which sort of sours the whole experience.

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Re: New Indie/Quirky Games to Look Out For

Postby Subway Diet » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:11 pm

I guess that's the heart of my issue. That's why I'm looking for more of a twist than simply saying "It looks like an old game, but with better graphics and has fancy music!"
That trailer certainly isn't showing anything out of the ordinary.

Also, sorry. I don't know why I've taken an exception this this game. :oops:
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