So hey, our first browser game, and it's a pretty great one. Seedling is an Action RPG game, very Zelda like. It's been some time since I've played it, but I believe you play as a little seedling that must get a seed and relieved it to the oracle. He cares not how you get a seed, just so long as you do.
Like I said above it plays much like the older Zelda games, A Link to the Past for example, or Link's Awakening. I never did beat this one, I really should get on it though. I started playing it then just watched others play it via youtube, I have a nasty habit of doing that. So all I can really tell you is that is has several dungeons with many puzzles and a lot of cool boss fights. It also has a very cool retro look and an amazing soundtrack, which you can purchase via bandcamp.
I did play some of this and it is a ton of fun, honest. I imagine a lot of you have probably heard of this one, but if you haven't I recommend it. Great stuff.
I was planning on playing Seedling a long while ago when I first saw it on the IndieStatik Indie Spotlight, then, it kinda got lost in my memories, thank you Soli for reminding me of this gem it looks truely unique.
Do you enjoy adventure games? Want to relive the classics? Well I present to you two games brought to you by AGD Interactive. Originally made by Sierra as parts of adventure series in the 80s and early 90s for the DOS and Amiga, AGD decided to remake the games to be compatible for modern PCs and Macs. While the remakes include extra content and more polished, the essence of the games which is the puzzle styled adventures, remained intact. These are highly recommended games to get, and perhaps may bring up nostalgic feelings to those who remember Sierra and their King's Quest and Quest of Glory games. Most importantly, enjoy these games.
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Great old school point and clicks there, pretty sure they aren't indie though. They were made by Sierra way back when. Still good stuff and definitely worth checking out.
Developer: rdein Platform: PC Release: 2010
Ah yes, Rdein's first Momodora game made way back in 2010. The controversy was that it was too much like Cave Story. Rdein admitted that is was influenced by Cave Story, he didn't however steal anything from the game Cave Story, which some people were accusing him of. Also he used Studio Pixel's program to make the music for the game, he didn't steal it though. It sounds similar because he used the same program that Cave Story devs used.
Not sure why I felt the need to share all that, the game is going on 3 years old now, the controversy has long blown over. Momodora does play a lot like Cave Story, it's not the same game though. Cave Story is a little more open then Momodora, which is pretty much just getting from screen to screen without much backtracking that I can recall.
So I came really close to beating this game a long time ago, and I'm kicking myself now for never finishing it. Reason being, I just started playing the final stage again tonight. That's where I left off when I first started playing. I honestly am struggling really bad on just the second screen, right after you fall down the giant hole there. What I'm saying is I'm having a bit of a tough time getting a hang of it again.
Awesome game though, there is a Momodora II, and a III in the makes if you can believe that. That's the reason I want to finish the first one, I have to play them all in order you know? I highly recommend checking them out, they're good fun and challenging, should keep you busy for an hour or two.
I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game is a sardonic loveletter to the halcyon days of early American videogaming, packaged as a nail-rippingly difficult platform adventure. Players fill the role of The Kid, a youthful, vaguely Megaman-esque protagonist on a quest to become The Guy. This inscrutable plot, however, is just a vehicle for a wide variety of inventive, well-designed and frustrating jump-and-shoot challenges that pay homage to many of the games you loved as a child. The ever-fragile Kid explodes in a shower of red pixels at the slightest brush from the game's many obstacles, from traditional spikes and bottomless pits to more unconventional killers, such as plantlife and puzzle pieces.
Using a multiroute layout not unlike a Metroidvania, the game grants a degree of deadly exploration, without those extraneous upgades meant to make life easier. The game provides players with a choice in terms of their deathrate, thanks to a variable difficulty setting that changes the number of save points from frequent to nonexistent. IWBTG is open to all players; knowledge of videogaming history is optional, and may not help against the frequently ironic and always sadistic deathtraps located herein. And so, the question is left up to you...
thanks for the additional link, I think I'll use that one, beings it's the one on his twitter, which I just found a few minutes ago. I knew two was done, and three is still WIP, really looking forward to it, but like I said, I still have to beat one.
Currently Playing: You Have To Win The Game, Pid Recently Beat: Wake 2013, Momodora, The Last Door: Chapter One
Developer: Myformerselves Platform: PC Release: 2012
So this game. This game is just all out nuts. Absolutely insane, no idea what's going on or what you're suppose to be doing. You wander through abstract art, you converse with a talking gun, that is constantly giving you great ideas. It's an RPG maker game and it plays like an RPG should. The protagonist is this guy, who is pretty awesome looking, I like the mask. I honestly don't know what else to say here.
It's not just an RPG, but it'd kind of an exploration game too. The world is pretty open, and you don't really ever get any hints as to where you're suppose to be going I don't think. You just kind of wander around until you either find something or you notice the enemies getting a bit too tough to handle then you turn back. You do get other things on your team to help you in the battles. I say things because I really don't know what they are, some kind of summons.
This game is just crazy, and because of that it's on my definitely want to play and figure out list. I have played like maybe 40 minutes of it and it was just nutty. I didn't know if I was going the right way or what was going on really, but for some odd reason, I do know that I liked it and was enjoying myself. There are multiply paths and endings, all that good stuff. So go give it a shot and let me know if you can understand it.
Developer: Daniel Remar Platform: PC Release: 2008
So here's a classic, Iji, by Remar. I'm sure the majority of you have probably played this one right? Or at least heard of it. Honestly I was debating putting it on the list because it's one of those ones that most people have probably heard of. Then I thought, you know, maybe there are a few people new to indie games that maybe haven't heard of this one, it is from 4-5 years ago after all.
So in Iji, you play as Iji. You wake up from this nap you were taking and the whole world is about to be taken over. All this war and other good stuff. I know I might not be getting the story exactly right, it's been a long time okay! Anyways, you hear a voice over the intercom in the building you woke up in, telling you that you have to follow his orders and that you are the only one that can save the planet. You're genetically enhanced or something along those lines. Find out more by playing the game youself!
The game is a 2D sidescroller with some RPG elements, plenty of guns, and other cool skills. There are multiple endings as well, I don't want to spoil how to get them for the few who haven't played the game. You'll be battling different alien types and all sorts of cool bosses. This is just one of those games, you wonder, why the heck didn't they charge money for this? If you haven't already played it, I recommend you do.
Developer: Wesnoth Team Platform: PC, Mac, Linux Release: 2008
So, the Battle for Wesnoth, a game I have had almost no experience with at all, so I can't promise any kind of elaborate description. I just decided, we've had a number of platformers, metroidvanias, a puzzle game, but no strategy game yet so why not? The game did just recently have an update too, and for a lot of people it's a pretty big deal. It's almost like saying Dwarf Fortress had an update you know? They are so few and far between that when it does happen it's kind of a big deal.
So I really can't tell you the story behind this one, all I can tell you is what's written in the description which I will quote "The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures."
So there you are, multi player and single player, always a plus. I often thought about getting into this game, I even got as far and just trying out the tutorial, pretty complex and involved from what I can remember. Seems as though it could be really good fun once you get into it. Perhaps I'll give it another shot someday...
Hadn't you done it, I would've eventually mentioned it. For many years it's been THE open-source strategy game for Linux. That is, up until 0 A.D. came along, so now it's THE open-source turn-based strategy game for Linux.
I've never played it for very long, but the game totally deserves it. Certainly not for casual gamers of for killing some spare time.
So I've been meaning to get to this game for awhile, it being one of my favorite free metroidvania style games, that I never did beat. I got a little ways into it though. Haven't played it in a little bit but from what I can recall, you play as some kind of gofer or something along those lines, you wake up one night and notice someone has stolen all of your cake! You had a pretty large stockpile too, I forget exactly how many pieces, 100 maybe? Needless to say you go out on a quest, not only to find all of the pieces, but to find the culprit who stole it as well.
This game is so good. It's all completely hand drawn and absolutely gorgeous. Not to mention the music, also, so good. The gameplay is like I said, metroidvania style. You collect and learn different power ups along the way to be able to unlock different areas along the way. I mentioned it's all hand drawn, it's also all in black and white grey-scale, as you probably could tell from the trailer if you watched.
I can't say enough good things about this game, it's really polished and you can tell a lot of love went into it. Several good puzzles to solve, variety of enemies, lots of things to discover. One of the goals in the game is to find all the pieces of cake scattered throughout the different areas, some of which are very tricky to get at, so really it can be for casual players, just playing to get through it, or more hardcore 100% completionists who want to try to get everything. Certainly one of my favorite free games, highly recommended.
Oh man, Dash-Da-Dash, haven't played this one in a little bit. I was hooked on this one for weeks though when it first came out. Insanely addictive little arcade style game here. The whole object of the game is to collect the little gems while avoiding the bosses projectiles that he launches at you. There's online leader boards and all that good stuff as well. I remember way back when being on that leader board, was pretty proud of myself.
The gameplay couldn't be any simpler, you just click where you want the little ship to go, collect gems to increase your score. There are several different bosses, each of which shoot out projectiles in different ways I guess you could say. The graphics are pretty trippy and the music matches up with it pretty well.
This will probably be my shortest write up yet, only because there really isn't much else to say. Not like there's a story or anything, it's an arcade game. You can pretty much see what it's about by watching the gameplay video I posted above. Like I said, insanely addictive, you will in fact hear yourself say "Just one more go" a lot.
Just wanted to say thanks for all the great suggestions so far! Somehow I hadn't registered on the forum yet, so even though I followed this thread, I hadn't commented so far. Changed that now! And now I only have to figure out when to try the about 10 games I found the most interesting from the proposed ones so far...
Thanks uqblf, glad you're enjoying some of the games posted on here. I will try to keep them coming.
021. Lyle in Cube Sector
Developer: Bogosoft Platform: PC Release: 2006
Lyle in Cube Sector, one of my favorite classic indies. Made back in 2006, this was one of the earlier indies I've played, not the first, but one of the few from back in the day. Game still plays awesome today as well. Lyle in Cube Sector is yet another metroidvania style game.
In the game you play as Lyle, and someone steals your cat kittums. Using your cube powers, you must go save your cat. You get several different cube related powers along the way, bouncing cubes, unlimited cubes, rocket cubes that make you jump higher, all sorts of good stuff.
The game has a very retro look to it, old school graphics that just make it all the better in my opinion. Also the music is really really good. Really good. There are several different areas to explore, a varied of different enemies, lots of hidden power ups, 3 different bosses to defeat, teleports, all that good stuff.
The game may take a few hours your first time through, after which you might be able to speed run the thing in under an hour. It's so good, like I said one of my favorites from way back when for sure. If you hadn't already I highly recommend you check this one out.