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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:04 pm

PresidentLeever wrote:Hey guys, I'm looking for a game which I believe was mentioned in one of these threads but I can't seem to find it. It's a 3D game with gameplay based around using a sonar wave of sorts to navigate indoors levels, and iirc the premise is that your avatar is in a comatized dream state of sorts. The visuals are very distinct, with everything being covered in white and black stripes. It was released maybe a year ago?

Thanks in advance.


I think the game you are looking for is called Devil's Tuning Fork:
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All three games are free downloads that involve the use of echolocation/sonar. Click the images above for links to downloads.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:12 am

Vektropolis
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Vektropolis is basically what we thought futuristic would look like in the '80s. There are lovely 3D vector graphics that only show you neon wire-framed objects in all their beauty. It looks kind of like that old arcade Star Wars game did ("The Force will be with you... always).

Other than the lovely retro graphics, the game looks like it largely just follows the old tried-and-true game mechanic of pointing at things and shooting them.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by noiseredux Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 am

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Dead Sea (XBLIG)

Kind of reminds me of one of those Simple 2000 games on PS2. The controls are pretty terrible, and the text is riddled with errors. And yet, the simplicity of the game itself is actually rather intriguing. $1 gets you into a shark attack, y'all.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by fastbilly1 Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Starbound is my most watched indie game. Its Terraria in space with better combat and physics:
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You have a central spaceship that is standard (and upgradeable), but every planet in the galaxy is randomly generated and explorable. Some are harder than others and all can be terraformed. It makes me salivate with the possibilities. I played alot of Terraria - steam says 100 hours but it was more like 500. Just exploring different maps was fun to me. This will give me a GALAXY to explore. Thats like 50 planets...

If they had a kickstarter I would gladly give them $100 or 200 to finish it faster. But they are not doing a kickstarter, just paring up with another indie game: Wanderlust Rebirth.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:01 am

Dusty Revenge

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Like Shank with rabbits.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:40 am

Oliver and Spike: Dimension Jumpers

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This game is looking beautiful, and it has a cool dimension shifting mechanic. In the trailer, you can see them jump off a cliff, shift to a dimension where they are suddenly swimming under water, then shift back to the previous dimension and land safely on land.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:02 am

Routine

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In Routine, you are investigating the mysterious disappearances of some people on a seemingly abandoned moon base. Spooky, right? Well, add to it that there is perma-death, no HUD, and no health packs and it becomes downright terrifying, or at least, that's the idea.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:45 pm

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

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Jane Jensen (of Gabriel Knight fame) has a hand in this one, as do the people that made the King's Quest tribute game The Silver Lining. Cognition is a new adventure game with Borderlands style graphics and a story about a woman with premonition abilities working for the FBI.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by Stark Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:54 pm

J T wrote:Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

Jane Jensen (of Gabriel Knight fame) has a hand in this one, as do the people that made the King's Quest tribut game The Silver Lining. Cognition is a new adventure game with Borderlands style graphics and a story about a woman with premonitions abilities working for the FBI.

I contributed to the Kickstarter for this one, looking forward to it!
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:38 pm

Tengami

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I really like the traditional Japanese look to this one. The gameplay has potential to be interesting too as you walk through a pop-up book full of Japanese artistry and craft.
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