30/06/2021

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️๐ŸŒณ Tunic | Xbox | Demo Preview | "I’ve been a sucker for isometric adventures ever since playing Landstalker" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️๐ŸŒณ @dicey #IndieGames #GameDev

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I’ve been a sucker for isometric adventures ever since playing Landstalker on the Mega Drive back in 1992 (and I’m still holding out for a proper sequel - I miss you, Nigel!) and more recently, Touryst was a generational highlight for me (with a far likelier sequel on the horizon).

29/06/2021

☁️ Cloudpunk: City of Ghosts PC Review 9/10 ☁️ @Pixel Hunted @ionlands #IndieGames #GameDev

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Cloudpunk has proved to be a marmite game. You play a delivery driver piloting a flying car in a vast dystopian metropolis. With heavy influences from Blade Runner and The Fifth Element, you swoop through a perpetually rainy metropolis, past gigantic neon billboards, and weave through oncoming traffic.

28/06/2021

๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿบ Phantom Abyss | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Aaaaaargh!" ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”ฅ @devolverdigital #GameDev #IndieGames

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Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers.

27/06/2021

๐Ÿ•น️ Capcom Arcade Stadium | Xbox Series X | Review | 8.5/10 | "A Rollicking Retro Ride That Rocks" ๐Ÿ•น️ @CapcomEurope #Capcom

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Capcom has released a LOT of gold over the last forty years and this Capcom Arcade Stadium collection of 32 of them brings a wealth of gaming history to modern consoles with an eye to keeping things accessible to players of all skill levels as well as embracing that high-score chasing drive that filled arcades of the era.

26/06/2021

⛵️ Man Eater | Nintendo Switch | Ten Minute Taster ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฆˆ@TripwireInt #IndieGames #GameDev

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In Man Eater you Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas - a giant shark! 

Terrorize the coastal waterways. 

Tear swimmers and divers limb from limb, give the humans a reason to fear you!

25/06/2021

๐Ÿค– VOLTA X | NINTENDO SWITCH | Gameplay | "V.A.T.S In Mechs With Animals" ๐Ÿค– @VoltaXGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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Volta-X - Nintendo Switch Years ago, Earth was jeopardized by a Kaiju invasion. Faced with insurmountable odds, our best-known scientists and world leaders floundered and it seemed everything was lost. That is until the mysterious Dr V revealed his new technology - the Voltas.

Thanks to the Voltas and their pilots, our victory over the alien threat was swift and decisive. After overcoming the Kaiju, these formidable robots provided the foundation for the most popular sport in the world – Volta battling!

24/06/2021

๐Ÿš️ Creaks | Review | Xbox Series X | 9/10 | "Characterful Presentation Perfectly Fused with Classic Puzzle Gameplay" ๐Ÿš️ @Amanita_Design #IndieGames #GameDev

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Machinarium is such a wonderful, wonderful game. From the soundtrack to the oddly powerful, wordless tale that unravels for the player, it’s a game that won me over with all of the above combined with a gorgeous hand-drawn art style combined with a perfectly pitched, idiosyncratic soundtrack.

Over the last decade, I have transitioned from PC gaming to pretty much pure console gaming, and so almost a decade of the work of Amanita Design has completely passed me by due to their PC exclusive nature. It was only whilst half-drunk one night - and trying to buy the Machinarium soundtrack on vinyl - that I discovered that they had released a game called Creaks that was available on Xbox…and so our love affair resumed.

๐Ÿฅ‹ Within the Blade (WTB) | "Retro Focused Ninja Fighter Lining Up For Console Assault" ๐Ÿฅ‹ @RatalaikaGames #IndieGames #GameDev

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Indie publisher, Ratalaika Games, along with developer Ametist Studio, is pleased to announce the digital release date of Within the Blade (WTB) coming on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch on July 16th.

23/06/2021

๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆข Mighty Goose | Review | Nintendo Switch | 7/10 | "Side-scrolling shooters, man. I have a complicated relationship with the genre" ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆข @rilemtwit @BlastmodeGames #IndieGames #GameDev

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Side-scrolling shooters, man. I have a complicated relationship with the genre ever since I first played Green Beret on my mate's Commodore 64 around 1988. I still have something approaching PTSD from Super Probotector on the SNES (incidentally, I have played it recently and I'm still awful at it 30 years later). I can still remember the cheat and the theme music from Midnight Resistance on the Amiga.

Mighty Goose was offered to me with a comparison to Metal Slug. Given that was mainly a Neo Geo franchise, I've got less experience with it outside of the arcades, meaning my memories are typically of big, bright sprites rather than the constant dying I probably did. And this game owes a debt to all of the games above (except maybe Probotector, as I actually completed this without crying).

22/06/2021

๐Ÿš€ Space Engineers | PC | Gameplay | "Hardspace Meets Satisfactory Meets No Man's Sky Meets Minecraft Meets Mass Effect!" ๐Ÿš€ @SpaceEngineersG #IndieGames #GameDev

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Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. 

Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses, pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive.

21/06/2021

๐Ÿฅ‹ Kung Fu Jesus | PC | Gameplay | "Kung Fu Krazy!" ๐Ÿฅ‹ @kungfujesusgame #GameDev #IndieGames

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Join Kung Fu Jesus on a psychedelic, genre-busting beat 'em up set in a madcap world where organized crime, alternate dimensions, and hardcore martial arts converge. From the seedy underworld to the spiritual plane and beyond – nothing is as it seems in Kung Fu Jesus!



20/06/2021

๐Ÿ•ต️‍♂️ Lacuna | A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure | PC | Gameplay ๐Ÿ•ต️‍♂️ @digitales_games #IndieGames #GameDev

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Lacuna. A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialogue-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.

19/06/2021

๐Ÿง›‍♀️๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿ—ก️ Bloodrayne 1 & 2 : Terminal Cut | PC | Gameplay | "Cut Cut Jiggle Feed" ๐Ÿง›‍♀️๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿ—ก️ @playziggurat #IndieGames #GameDev

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Bloodrayne 1 and 2 Terminal Cut is enhanced and updated for modern systems, this is the definitive edition of the action-horror game that unleashed the red-headed dhampir on the world.

18/06/2021

๐ŸŽ™️ EPOS B20 Microphone | GF Recommended | "The Yeti Hunter" ๐ŸŽ™️ @eposaudiogaming

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‘The EPOS B20 four-pattern USB streaming microphone is a high quality, digital plug-and-play microphone that will elevate your game. Volume, gain, mute, and pickup pattern dials are built into the microphone together with a headphone jack for real-time monitoring.

17/06/2021

๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‘‚ Gioteck TX70 Wireless Headset Review | GF Recommended | "A comfortable, robust and chunky-sounding headset at a competitive price" ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‘‚ @GioteckArmy #GamingHeadset

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Having covered- and been impressed by – the Gioteck TX50 a few months back, I was looking forward to reviewing this new, wireless headset from Gioteck.

Featuring similar design points to the TX50, whilst this version is superior in some respects, you’ll really feel the benefits more as a PlayStation or PC user, although the TX70 does cater for all modern systems.

16/06/2021

๐Ÿถ๐Ÿป Hokko Life | PC | Ten Minute Taster | Part 2 | "Still Not Animal Crossing...or is it?" ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿป @hokkolife #IndieGames #GameDev

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Hop off the train and into your new life in the village of Hokko! 

Take over the old workshop and get creative; use crafted materials and design everything in town! With complete creative freedom, what type of town will you build?

15/06/2021

๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿฆ Hokko Life | Ten minute Taster | PC | Part 1 | "This isn't Animal Crossing....honest!" ๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿฆ @hokkolife @robbodev #IndieGames #GameDev

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Hop off the train and into your new life in the village of Hokko! 

Take over the old workshop and get creative; use crafted materials and design everything in town! With complete creative freedom, what type of town will you build?

14/06/2021

⚔️๐Ÿฉธ⚔️ Chivalry 2 | PC | Ten minute Taster | "Chop , Chop , Stab, Riposte!" ⚔️๐Ÿฉธ⚔️ @Chivalry2Game #IndieGames #GameDev

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Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. 

Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from clashing swords to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more.

13/06/2021

๐ŸŒณ⛏️๐Ÿ“ป The Magnificent Trufflepigs | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "A Gentle Stroll In The Field With Walkie Talkies" ๐Ÿ“ป⛏️๐ŸŒณ @ThunkdGames #IndieGames #GameDev

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. 

It combines laid-back detecting and exploration with a strong narrative, all set in the beautiful English countryside. 

It’s a game about trying to find something.

12/06/2021

๐ŸŒต⚔️ Ittle Dew 2+ | Nintendo Switch | Review | 8.5/10 | "A Bigger Sequel That Keeps The Ideas Coming" ๐ŸŒต⚔️ @Ludosity #IndieGames #GameDev

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I adored the original Ittle Dew when I played it back in 2019, a really punchy top-down game with clear roots in early Zelda titles, a focus on fiendish puzzling and very open to newcomers to the genre. Top this off with the charming design, lilting music and a fun cast of characters – it was a winner.

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