Jun 27, 2014

The Watchful Indie Watch #27.6

It's always the second installment in a series of posts that matters and apparently it's usually the longer one too. Also, here's what's been happening in indie gaming lately:

Wadjet Eye Games, those stalwarts of adventure gaming, have properly and unashamedly announced they are working with Grundislav Games on a little something called A Golden Wake: a roaring '20s adventure with a swingingly teasing teaser.

Brilliant platformer Thomas Was Alone has gotten its first DLC and it's both free and a prequel chapter. If you already own TWA you already own Benjamin's Flight. If not, you can currently own everything for a hefty 60% off.

Lovely freeware platformer You Only Get One... MATCH! for Windows and Mac has been made available to all former arcade goers and, happily, everyone else too. Jump around, light fireworks, avoid baddies and never let your match burn itself out.

Escape to Na Pali: A Journey to the Unreal has been published and it's a rather unique (and successful) attempt at a book about games. If you ever cared for Unreal or the construction of game worlds you should read it.

Dave the Devourer is out for (your) Windows on itch.io and Desura, and though I haven't found the time to properly try it out yet, I'm really intrigued by its art style. And the bonkers plot too.

The fifth major installment to the venerable DROD series of two dimensional puzzle-filled dungeon crawlers has been announced and it's none other than DROD: The Second Sky. The game can be demo-ed and pre-ordered and will launch on the very first day of July.

The Adventures of Clive McMulligan on Planet Zeta Four doesn't simply come with a long and satisfying name, but also with a hefty, 20 levels long demo. Also, a trailer.

And now for the crowdfunding-powered finale...

A Blind Legend; an ambitious attempt at creating an audio-only, fantasy action adventure, that can be enjoyed by everyone. Here's a most enlightening demo.

Based on a very interesting theory of dynamic narrative, The Hit aims to become a unique multiplayer stealth action game set in a living, breathing city. As an added bonus it's already looking lovely.

Never heard of dieselpunk before, but InSomnia will be set in a brutal universe of the sort. It will be a real-time combat sporting RPG too and even feature some pretty glorious retro-futuristic graphics.

As for Timespinner, well, it will hopefully become a beautifully pixelated Metroidvania with intriguing game mechanics.

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