It is that time again to delve into the Indie/Bundle barrell and see what comes out of it. Today these games are from the current groupees retro bundle and the indie game stand.
Upgrade based tower defense game, where you pick skills for your “rooms” and try to stop the knights from killing your main skeleton lord thingy.
Nice graphics and functional gameplay, probably just lacking that “hook” to keep you invested. But it seems there is a good bit of game here if you feel like putting in some time.
Well worth a look.
I seem to remember this game from a long, long time ago. But I don’t remember much about it, so I either didn’t enjoy it or I didn’t put much time into it. Probably the latter, because it took me five minute to work out how to even attack (you hold down z and press a direction).
An indie puzzle game with a heavy “Braid vibe”. Basically you move around a screen and collect keys to open the door. The hook is you often have another copy of yourself in the room which you can switch to. This copy can be used to make a platform for instance, but it also changes the “perspective” of the room, sometimes making some things appear and others things vanish.
It is all pretty clever and well designed. A bit slow to get started perhaps and the puzzle style will not be for everyone (quite a bit of trial and error I think).
But certainly worth a proper look.
You are a cube, who rolls around on a sphere… crashing into stuff. Sometimes when you crash into stuff, other stuff pops out which you can collect. Then you move around a bit and find some other stuff to crash into.
Sometimes little bits of words pop up when you hit something. Sometimes it is in a strange gibberish language. Sometimes nothing happens.
I want to say there is some next level Fez/La Mulana shit going on here. There might be…or you might just be a cube rolling around adding colour to a sphere.
I can’t say it isn’t interesting…whatever it is. I don’t even…
Seems to be a randomly generated first person… horror action survival thingy. In my first game, I spawned and was given a cane sword. Thinking this was a good start, I entered the first room and got two med packs. Things were looking up!
I then entered the second room and was attacked by three guys, with guns, and rather nifty looking hats. I died in about two seconds.
So yeah, the next run didn’t go much better. I did at least hit a few jump scares this time and was attacked by a vampire thing that kept getting dropped with one hit…but kept getting up again. Then it glitched through the wall.
Maybe vampires are meant to glitch through walls after you smack them around a bit…maybe not.
Too rough for my tastes, but I’ve played worse.