|If you haven't played this game yet, you are actually dead.|
But of course, I don't have the time and space to just talk about everything I come across. It'd be too cumbersome and ridiculous and presumptuous of me to take up that much of your time! That and I can't trust any of you to pick the good games and then force me to play them just to see what I'll say. I'M SO SELFISH
That's why you come here, anyway, right? No. You come for the games! So here we go!
Spelunky - Derek Yu - (2008)
So I know that this is an old game, and it's very possible that many of you have already played it, but it recently was highlighted by the VGMM (Vidjya Gaem Media Monster) due to a newly-minted Mac release. I hadn't played it before, so shoot me. It's a fabulously addictive platformer with wacky fun pixel art, engrossing animation, and furiously difficult gameplay. Masochists and Sadists alike will appreciate the results. Totally free, too! Get it HERE.
|Tropes make everything cooler|
|Ooh you sneaky bastard|
|You will see this screen a lot. The numbers will vary.|
Dig N Rig - Syntactic Sugar - (Note: Updated! Bugfixes!)
|Do not resist. You probably won't even read this because you're so busy playing it already|
|Somebody set us up the...ah whatever|
|SOMEBODY BLEW US UP THE...ah WHATEVER|
Also, totally free as well! get it HERE
Kerbal Space Program - SQUAD -
|Dear Intrepid travelers of Earth, you look so cute!|
|It LOOKS space-worthy. But is it air-worthy? This is important because space is composed of no air. Wait, what?|
|That's some good quality control|
|ICBM Approaching! Oh, nope. More like a InterMANtinental Ballistic Man Pod|
Breath of Death VII/Cthulhu Saves the World - Zeboyd Games -
|HOW. DARE. YOU. You tickled my nostalgia bone *snrk*|
|Here's some damage points for you, and you, and you, and you, and YOU!|
|But moooom, everybody's doing it|
and the rest...
Oh man, there are just so many things I haven't even gotten to yet. I meant to mention the Dungeon-crawling roguelike revival Dungeons of Dredmor, the fan-fueled, love-inspired tribute to Super Metroid -Confrontation-, and the classic art and style of indie renaissance man Joakim Sandberg, creator of Noitu Love 1&2, Legend of Princess, and the Iconoclasts. And how could I forget the wonderful Paul Hubans, creator of The Indie Game Legend!
What's more, this past weekend was the 5th annual The Independent Games Jam UK (#TIGJamUK5 on twitter), and some pretty awesome ideas came out of that, too! Ted Martens (one of the devs who attended PegJam) posted some pictures and a short blurb on his blog. Check it out!
Try and get some sleep tonight, okay folks?
HA. Who am I kidding. I'll see you guys on steam.