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HomeIndie Recommends: attraction, promise, and the avant-garde Recommends: attraction, promise, and the avant-garde

This week is a wild one for suggestions. I’m blissful to say that this week incorporates a sport that has completely stolen my coronary heart, an extremely promising demo, and an avant garde assortment of experimental tasks. In any regular week we’d have one, perhaps two of these classes however this isn’t a traditional week. Read on for extra particulars.


I’ve seen Pikuniku round for what seems like eternally. I believe I noticed the leggy platformer at a present again in 2016 and within the intervening years it by no means actually caught my eye in an actual means. That is, till now. Pikuniku gained me over inside 30 seconds of booting it up with its genuinely charming writing, magical soundtrack, and distinctive sense of caprice. What I anticipated to be a goofy physics platformer is definitely a beautiful 2D exploration sport about serving to a joyful forged of characters.

It’s embarrassing to confess that I shouldn’t have judged this e book by its cowl, however even in my quick time with Pikuniku I’m already obsessed. I’ve grown to like every of the characters I’ve met and am enthusiastically having fun with the bizarre faux-open world that the sport builds.

There’s probability that individuals will skip over Pikuniku and I sincerely hope that doesn’t occur. I’m so smitten with this sport and it might be a disgrace if no one else ended up sharing on this pleasure with me.

Metaverse Keeper

This one is technically a demo, however it’s bizarre, wild, and has a way of polish like that you just’d see in a completed sport. Metaverse Keeper is a roguelike brawler with randomized upgrades and weaponry — consider it like Binding of Isaac meets Streets of Rage. The gameplay is tight and violent, but additionally a contact harder than I used to be anticipating once I went in. The jank that you’d anticipate from a demo is current right here (as soon as I spawned in with infinite cash) however what’s accessible is a decent and enjoyable slice of what may find yourself being an incredible sport.

As regular this suggestion comes with the warning that that is only a demo, however in case you’re curious to see what’s developing, Metaverse Keeper is greater than in a position to refill a day.

50 Short Games

50 Short video games by the Catamites is…. effectively it’s quite a bit. Contained inside these 50 distinctive experiences are quite a lot of surreal and ridiculous seems to be at game-making and completely no polish. I do know this may be a tough promote for lots of you, however these video games are all concurrently horrible and nice. Are these video games functionally playable? Some of them. Do these video games have one thing to say? Probably. Are they distinctive? Absolutely.

None of those video games take longer than a couple of minutes to determine, however every is a single meditation on an concept or idea in a fascinatingly disjointed means. At one level I used to be taking part in a Twine sport, at one other I used to be controlling a scanned in ballpoint pen drawing. There’s actually nothing like these video games round and that makes them really feel all of the extra particular. I’m undecided if I like any of those video games, however they’re all bizarre and attention-grabbing and are completely price testing.



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