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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Qasir al-Wasat

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This game releases on 9/31, so you have just a few days to get the pre-order price ($7.49 vs. the later $9.99). The game is available at Indievania and Desura for Mac or PC.

I've played the demo so far, and it's really cool. This is what it would be like if The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past and Metal Gear Solid had a Syrian baby. The storyline is set in 12th century Syria and this is reflected in the lovely artwork that combines that style with the style of an overhead Zelda game. The gameplay is focused primarily on moving around stealthily to explore the palace, then unleashing your attacks at just the right moments when it is most strategically advantageous. Your character is a mythical creature brought from another world by a magical human sage. The sage will allow you to enter a secret palace if you will assassinate some key figures inside the palace and agree to be bound to the magician's will. Your character has much knowledge to gain from exploring the palace, so he agrees to this precarious arrangement. You are an invisible beast in the human realm, but you can be heard or recognized by blood and dirt that has spattered on yourself. This means you must execute carefully or risk giving up your location until you can find a place to clean off.

It's a very unique setting and storyline for a game. I like the style of the writing and I love the artwork. Though there are obvious parallels to other stealth games, the gameplay feels unique as well. I recommend giving the demo a try, and if you like it, you might want to snag it at the pre-order price before the 31st.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:28 pm

Arcadecraft

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This is one of those sim/tycoon kind of games, but the setting for this one is that you are building your own arcade. The game is set for Xbox-Live, and possibly PC.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:08 am

Incredipede

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I'm really liking the new storybook meets anatomy book graphics of Incredipede's new look. This is a physics puzzler that has a little bit of Spore and a little bit of World of Goo, with just a hint of Bob Came in Pieces.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:03 pm

DREAM

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This is a first person exploration game with some dreamy visuals. The game intends to be able to use the upcoming Occulus Rift VR headset. If you want to help them gain exposure, I'm sure the developer would be happy if you vote them up on Steam Greenlight.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:41 pm

Bad Trip

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Artist Alan Kwong has been video taping his life for a long time now. He has now created a virtual world that you can walk around in and experience fragments of his memories and his dreams and nightmares.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by Stark Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:55 am

Gone Home

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This is a first-person house exploration game, I guess? If this is done right, it looks like it could be quite the creepy little game. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:33 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:
flex wood wrote:
sabrage wrote:Oregon Trail, but a shmup... And insane. Super Amazing Wagon Adventure.

That is the greatest thing I have seen in awhile. I also haven't laughed that hard in a very long tinge thanks.

I was amused throughout the whole thing, but then laughed hard at 1:13.


I don't know if you guys have played it yet, but Super Amazing Wagon Adventure was released recently. I've played it and it is really funny and enjoyable. It has story segments that unfold seemingly randomly, so the game is a different experience every time you play it.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 pm

Kairo

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I'm not quite sure what to make of the game yet. I still need to play the demo. I am in love with the trailer though. The music is so good when combined with the imagery. I hope the game has this kind of brooding and intense soundtrack.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:36 pm

Wrack

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You can buy the alpha version of this game now, but it's not complete yet. I've played it, and it is an awesome classic FPS game for people that like twitchy, fast paced shooters with big labyrinthian levels. The audio was even done by the guy who did the sound for DOOM. I really love the precision controls on this one and the lightning fast pace. If that's your thing, you should give Wrack a try.
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Re: Indie Watch 2012

by J T Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:30 am

Mak
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This is an interesting looking building game that will attempt to differentiate itself from Minecraft and its clones by focusing on physics, tethering, and electrical conduction. I have no idea what that will look like, but I look forward to finding out.
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