Posts Tagged ‘indie’

Banished Puts the Sim in Simple

Banished

As far as town simulators go, Banished doesn’t bring any new or glamorous mechanics to the table. That’s just fine, because its composition and pacing as a whole are excellent. The tutorial covers the need-to-know, and everything else is picked up from just playing the game. There’s more to it than you’d think, enough so […]

Rogue Legacy Takes Gold To Make Gold

Rogue Legacy

I’ve never played the original Rogue game that the term “roguelike” stemmed from, but the general idea is that roguelike means hard as balls, man. Since I have such a weak grasp of the term, I couldn’t tell you if Rogue Legacy is roguelike or not, but it is, as I so elegantly put it, […]

Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is a Good Buy

Recettear, An Item Shop's Tale

It isn’t often a come across a money management game that’s actually fun and has an appealing personality. Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is about a young girl named Recette, whose adventurer father leaves her in an empty home with a colossal debt weighing down on her tiny reserve of cash. Tear, a fairy contracted […]

Proteus is Your Brain on Musical Pixels

Proteus

Video games can do many things. They can train children to be competitive little assholes, provide relaxation after a long week, fry your brain and deprive you of sleep, or give you a pleasant and surreal world to escape to when things are rough. Proteus is one of those. Which one? Do some detective work […]

Go to Town on Towns

Towns

Towns is one of them indie games, don’t you know. Greenlit by Steam, it still has a long way to go before I’d personally consider it playable. Although tagging it with “promising” tends to insinuate that it’s likely going to be cancelled down the road due to inadequate funding, I’d say that a little work […]

Oh, the Places Journey Will Take You…

Journey

First and foremost, Journey is not a game. I don’t think of it as one. While it has a finite goal, challenges to overcome, areas to explore, and power to be gained, it doesn’t feel like a game at all. Journey is a form of digital therapy, and it performs this exquisitely. With no instruction […]

SCP Containment Breach is Lookin’ Good

SCP Containment Breach

Technically, I shouldn’t be reviewing this game yet. It’s in early, very early alpha, and it’s still impossible to win. However, I’m here to review the content/potential content of the game thus far, so don’t expect any negatives. A blooming game with a promising premise deserves all the encouragement it can get. First and foremost, […]

Greed Corp. is Ironically Cheap

Greed Corp

And for a good reason. It’s an indie, somewhat vanilla, turn-based strategy game on Steam that offers a unique gameplay experience that doesn’t require too much commitment to pick up and play. Perhaps the proper term over vanilla is rudimentary; there isn’t a whole lot to it. I’ll explain the mechanics, then the draw. Greed […]

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