This week we’re making an attempt one thing a bit new on the ol’ itch.io Recommends put up, as we’re that includes not one, not two, however 92 completely different video games. Wait, please don’t run away I promise this put up is the same old size. To begin issues off we’ve a calming chook hangout, persevering with onto a shock horror sport, and to high issues off I need to spotlight the outcomes of a whole sport jam. Let’s dive in.
I’ve discovered myself flying so much recently, however not like this. Designed from the highest all the way down to chill out and encourage, Feather places you into the footwear (talons?) of a chook exploring a placid atmosphere with no actual battle. Your chook flies simply and there aren’t any enemies ready to floor you: Feather is pure hovering bliss and feels just like the gaming equal of a day beneath a comfy blanket. I’m very into the pattern of enjoyable video games over the previous few years and I’m anticipating to come back again to Feather for fairly some time. As the bushes, rivers, and rocks of Feather had been whizzing previous me on my flight I discovered myself smiling and feeling happier and extra relaxed than I used to be after I booted the sport, and that involuntary pleasure feels prefer it ought to be advice sufficient.
On the exact opposite facet of the emotional spectrum from Feather is 7 Days within the Fire Mountain. Don’t be fooled by the sport’s attractive pixel work, Fire Mountain is a horror sport via and thru. On the minute-to-minute scale, you’ll be wandering round a forest selecting up objects to get via varied obstacles, however the sport regularly hints that one thing extra sinister is mendacity slightly below the floor. It’s a neat push-and-pull as you’re having fun with the world, however reminded that issues are getting more and more worse as time goes on. There’s additionally a time-limit in play as you solely have 7 days to make it to the titular mountain, which provides an attention-grabbing stress to the journey.
To make issues much more spectacular, Fire Mountain was developed throughout an inner sport jam at Mojiken but when I didn’t know that I may have simply been fooled into considering there have been extra assets poured into this undertaking. In retrospect this is smart because the group at Mojiken constantly makes polished and exquisite tasks, however in some way impress me with every launch. If you’ve by no means checked this group’s work out, Fire Mountain is a superb place to start out.
This one is a little bit of an odd advice as I don’t need to speak about one sport specifically, however a nebulous group of them. If you weren’t already conscious, NaNoRenO wrapped up only a few days in the past and the outcomes are throughout itch.io. The annual month-long visible novel jam has produced virtually 100 submissions to its official jam web page and present a stunning quantity of selection for being all one style. I’ve had a specific fondness for NaNoRenO through the years as a number of rad visible novels have spun out of the competitors, however this 12 months feels significantly stacked.
If you’ve gotten any curiosity in visible novels or interactive fiction, I’d extremely suggest trying out any of the entries that catch your eye. Who is aware of, perhaps the following mega-hit will spin out of certainly one of these entries.