Jun 20, 2014

The Watchful Indie Watch #6.20

Welcome to the first Watchful Indie Watch dear reader; a brand new weekly Gnome's Lair column that will, err, watch out for things of the indie variety and let you know all about them. Said things could be anything from game releases I and most others failed to cover through the week, indie offerings people keep talking about, announcements, kickstaters, sales, demos, freebies and frankly anything I feel is worthy of a mention (and/or your attention).

Without further ado and with minimal drumroll then... here's the first, short installment to the series:

Episode 2 of Tiny Barbarian DX has been released for Windows and Mac (and, yes, Steam) and it's a free update for pixelated platformer-lovers who already own the original.

Hotly anticipated XCOM/UFO homage Xenonauts has also been released to slightly more funfair. Haven't tried it myself yet, but, when I do, it'll probably be via the DRM-free version available on GOG.

Tobias and the Dark Sceptres is an arcade adventure that's been 13 years in the making and has finally made itself available in all its glorious freeware glory. Also, it's big, wild, at times brilliant and comes complete with a short and must-see documentary.

Spy Chameleon - RGB Agent has been released only a few days ago and it's already on a (Steam) sale. Only played it for a while, but it's a rather intriguing puzzler.

Unrest, the RPG set in ancient Indie I've been waiting for quite some time now, has gotten itself a lovely demo. And, yes, the wait was worth it in what's shaping up to become a properly unique game.

Oh, and for anyone looking for an action platformer that wouldn't feel out of place on a Sega Master System but can be enjoyed on most mobile platforms, Afternoon Hero seems like a fine choice.

Keep in mind, that the sushi-eating, 32x48 pixels featuring Umai! is another interesting option for iOS and Android tablets/phones/things.

As for Okhlos, that strategy game featuring all those tiny little pixelated ancient Greeks, well, it got itself a new trailer. It's very nice indeed.

Tale of Tales launched a Kickstarter campaign for their revolutionary war game that doesn't sport guns (that'd be Sunset and it'd be set in a '70s high-tech penthouse). It got immediately funded.

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