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Indie Watch 2012

by J T Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:47 pm

It's time for a new year of indie games!

We still haven't seen a release from everything in last year's thread:
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Here is a new title I'm interested in:

AirMech
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For fans of Herzog Zwei, this game should be a real treat. Though this is not a sequel or anything like that, there are some similarities in the core principles. Tactics and combat will also share a mixture of Defense of the Ancients anda twin-stick shooter. This could be an interesting one.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:07 pm

Dear Esther

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Dear Esther has been available as a Half Life 2 mod since about 2008, but the game is about to see a revamped independent release on February 14th, 2012. So far, it looks breathtaking and haunting. I'm looking forward to it. It will be priced at $9.99.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by Jerkface Killah Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:39 am

Does "I am Alive" count as an indie title? It looks so good. It looks like a combination of Metro 2033 and Uncharted. Can't wait. I think it comes out the third week of February.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:02 am

I Am Alive is being published by Ubisoft, so it's probably not indie, though it does look kind of cool.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by sabrage Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:24 am

Torchlight 2, Fez, and Monaco should really need no introduction.

The Witness, from the maker of Braid, is the other big one I'm looking forward to. Myst 6? Sign me up!
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:47 pm

Dragon Commander

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Don't know much about this game yet, but the screens look great and DRAGONS! :D
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by fvgazi Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:46 am

I can't wait for Dr. Esther. I never played the original but I've only read good things about it.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:47 am

Cube World

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This is a really slick looking voxel-based game. Right now it looks like it will have some zelda-esque gameplay with questing, adventuring, and sword fighting. The developers were nearly bought out by Mohjang, and the visual similarities to Minecraft are obvious.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:11 pm

Prom Week

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Why would I be interested in an ugly game about ugly teens going to prom? Because it uses advanced social interaction AI that has been developed by the same people that brought you Facade awhile back. That game allowed you to type anything you wanted to interact with the characters of a one act play. It was flawed, but incredibly fascinating. Prom Week promises to improve upon that, and it could change the nature of social interaction with AI. Definitely keep an eye on this one, even if it does look like an eyesore of a casual game.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by Stark Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:18 pm

J T wrote:Dear Esther


This looks pretty darn awesome. Know anyone who has played it?
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