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Title: Indie games
Post by: matt5cott on August 13, 2014, 09:19:24 AM
Spelunky, Fez, Hotline Miami

This trio pretty much shame all the big studios modern gaming efforts IMO, especially with the latter two being free on PS+

It's a shame that sales seem to be driven now by cookie cutter FPS and or same franchise every year efforts (FIFA)

The game I'm stoked about atm is the playstation release of Nidhogg, yes a game that looks like it was drawn by a child :lol:


Any other indie gems worth a shout?
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on August 13, 2014, 09:53:07 AM
Hotline Miami is the best game I've played in a long time (a long long time)

not keep on Fez, but might give Spelunky a try if I have time


Tokyo massacre looks good, a lot like hotline miami, with more gore, but it's not finished yet :-(



I hate all the games jumping on the indi bandwaggon, thinking then can put out the same old game, but with old school/pixilated graphics and think it'll be a big hit


I like the style of game where you keep dieing then learning from it trying something new each time... a bit like cannon fodder, or comandos (I think thats what it was called, was a long time ago) I'm suprised ther hasn;t been a game like that released lately...
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 13, 2014, 19:34:44 PM
I keep going back to FTL. I think its a proper gem especially when you factor in all the mods, etc people have come up with (e.g. Captain's Edition) which give it massive longevity. I really liked Game Dev Tycoon too.

Then there's also the freeware TTD railroad tycoon clone, which is a great way to kill an afternoon.
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: matt5cott on August 15, 2014, 13:11:19 PM
I like the style of game where you keep dieing then learning from it trying something new each time... a bit like cannon fodder, or comandos (I think thats what it was called, was a long time ago) I'm suprised ther hasn;t been a game like that released lately...

Spelunky is right up your dirty alleyway then sailor. I've completed it nearly 30 times.



Then there's also the freeware TTD railroad tycoon clone, which is a great way to kill an afternoon.

Not tried FTL, I shall have to rectify this ;D OpenTTD is hilariously addictive :thumbup: :lol:
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Bacon on August 15, 2014, 17:59:14 PM
Hotline Miami actually looks good, i saw all the rave reviews and skipped over!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Adrock on August 18, 2014, 22:26:06 PM
Rogue Legacy is very highly regarded, almost as much as some of the others you guys mentioned. I haven't played Spelunky or Hotline Miami  but own them both >_<

I spent a good while on Rogue Legacy and its superb.
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 20, 2014, 22:11:31 PM
Factorio is awesome (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125195010)

Give their free alpha demo a bash:
https://www.factorio.com/ (https://www.factorio.com/)
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Rivkid on August 31, 2014, 17:35:33 PM
My mates 2 man band just got this financed:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/29211325/sheltered?ref=discovery


Looks amazing and just signed with Team 17 as publisher!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on August 31, 2014, 20:33:23 PM
liked the demo of factorio, just paid for the alpha :-)
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 31, 2014, 22:31:09 PM
liked the demo of factorio, just paid for the alpha :-)

I knew it would be right up your street :thumbup:


That sheltered game looks pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on August 31, 2014, 22:33:01 PM
You twat... I'm addicted to it.... Have been on about 5 hours straight now....
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 31, 2014, 22:35:56 PM
LMAO! You will never get away from it
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on September 01, 2014, 03:47:44 AM
i thought my days of being distracted by a game and not realising it's almost 4am when I have to be up at 7am for work were long gone.... but I guess not!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 15, 2020, 07:17:13 AM
Factorio has just come out of Early Access, you may lose sleep again, knighty.

One I've mentioned before (probably to knighty) that is in a similar vein but first-person perspective: https://www.satisfactorygame.com/

Also looks interesting!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on August 17, 2020, 00:01:39 AM
I've been hitting factorio for the past few weeks anyway!

not as bad as it used to be...  the post above where I played till 4am?

I took the next day off work to play it more :-o

One I've mentioned before (probably to knighty) that is in a similar vein but first-person perspective: https://www.satisfactorygame.com/
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saw a youtube video of that one.... looks like it's worth a go!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: knighty on August 17, 2020, 03:08:00 AM
and....... it's 3am :-(
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Serious on August 23, 2020, 05:24:31 AM
It's just after 5 and I have recently woken up, Want to go straight back to bed but it can wait.

Having finally dropped to logging in to Guild Wars 2 only for daily login rewards I have rediscovered Elder Scrolls Skyrim. Seems it's become a Covid-19 safe porn capital of the World.

I downloaded a couple of graphics mods to improve the appearance of the game and suddenly my character had huge baps on the scale of just fasten a couple of buckets together and you have a bikini top.

I removed that one, then every Adult female I kill ends up naked when I loot the corpse.

Seems the modding scene on that game is just as frenetic as ever.
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: XEntity on August 27, 2020, 20:15:23 PM
Factorio has just come out of Early Access, you may lose sleep again, knighty.

One I've mentioned before (probably to knighty) that is in a similar vein but first-person perspective: https://www.satisfactorygame.com/

Also looks interesting!

I'm 670 game play hours in to Satisfactory, it's not just a factory game... I would thoroughly recommend it!

OG Trailer:


E3 Trailer:


And the update 3 trailer (context: pipes were an ongoing meme but not available in the game):


Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on August 28, 2020, 07:27:57 AM
This is the sort of game I would love to get into properly and get a Tek co-op going, but I know I just don't have the time for it!
Title: Re: Indie games
Post by: XEntity on August 28, 2020, 08:51:39 AM
Yeah, multiplayer is a little buggy too (This is also in early access), although they are currently working on that and dedicated servers