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#31 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:28 AM

Microsoft's XNA Dream-Build-Play just finished and the winners have been announced... be sure to check the videos of the games in the link... also expect a few of these to hit XBLA sometime.

http://www.gamerbyte...rs_ann.php#more

#32 heavyd853   Shuffling Corpse CAGiversary!   2344 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:35 AM

I dunno, the dishwasher samurai game won the last one, and it still isn't out yet on xbla!




Though its coming soon supposedly.

#33 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

well, when you factor in that dishawasher is made by 1 guy apparently then it makes sense.

#34 GuardianE   S-Rank CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:21 PM

I started playing Facade because I really liked the concept, but they almost NEVER understand what I'm typing to them. :-( Has anyone else had problems? I've tried typing full complete sentences and also key word phrases.... they always misinterpret or get offended or completely miss the point. For all the research that went into it, SmarterChild on AIM seems to have better AI text recognition.

Am I doing something wrong?
My name is in your Resident Evil 5 manual. ;)

#35 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:29 PM

i typed as if I was talking normally and it seemed to recognize what I meant most of the time.

#36 GuardianE   S-Rank CAGiversary!   4479 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 October 2008 - 02:46 PM

It's really just bizarre. Did you use punctuation?

I would type something like "The apartment looks nice." upon entering and they would both get horribly offended (this was before they asked me about the design outright). Or I might type something like "Just calm down." and they would think I'm complimenting them... just strange stuff.
My name is in your Resident Evil 5 manual. ;)

#37 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12737 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:35 AM

I'm not sure if this falls into this catagorey but I just preorder Pier Solar. Anyone else picking this up?

#38 under_scorer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

do u really have to ask?!?!?!

no seriously... do you????

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Charles mother ducking Barkley!!

the best game most havent played... a game made by pure love!!!!


:shock:

my god....that may well be the coolest rpg, nay!, the greatest piece of art I have ever seen.

must download.....now.....

#39 Jest   Take this! CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:23 PM

ReRo are you still taking care of this thread?

Everyone play Aquaria, best indie game of last year. http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/

#40 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 10:58 PM

yes I am, but I'm more busy than usual and I'll be updating whenever I feel. everyone esle should as well...

on that note if you like this work go buy his released portfolio CD:

http://edmundmcmillen.blogspot.com/



even IGN did an article on it:

http://pc.ign.com/ar...8/928037p1.html

#41 sniping_dreamer   Pew pew pew CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:15 PM

Sorry for bump...but I just saw this thread.

Oh dang, indie games? This thread should be my home. I suggest adding the Digi-Pen giant list of games made by their students:
https://www.digipen....=1170&catAll=15

I suggest playing:
Synaesthete (Beatmania and Robotron 2084 combined...basically)
Narbacular Drop (The same team that Valve hired to create Portal. Yes...THAT Valve)
Empyreal Nocturne (Think Shadow of the Colossus with giant bosses, except it all takes place in the air.)

I have tons more (about 6 gigs+ of Indie games...mostly shmups)
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#42 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7043 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

haha awesome!

#43 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:41 PM

sweet! superb link :) thx for sharing...

I need to post more... I will but I've gotta paint some fake buildings for the next 2 weeks.

#44 LancerEvoX   Rawr! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

Cortex Command is $9 for Black Friday (today is the last day). I haven't tried it yet so I'll give it a shot.

I'm surprised no one mentioned Soldat (www.soldat.pl). Definitely one of my favorite indie games.

:ps3: : --
:pc: : Warframe, Final Fantasy XIV

:ps4: : Battlefield 4, Mortal Kombat X, Senran Kagura Estival Versus
:vita: : Sword Art Online Lost Song
:3ds: : Smash Bro for 3DS, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

:wiiu: : Smash Bros for Wii U


#45 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:46 PM

wow... never seen soldat to be honest. I'll be sure to check it.

#46 sniping_dreamer   Pew pew pew CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:13 PM

I've played Soldat...for 750 hours or so. I was an active Realistic Survival player before; bit well known.
It's too awesome, seriously. Actually OP, I wanted to make an indie thread too, but I guess I'll just help with contributions :)

Wait CC $9!? Gaaaaaaaah! Titan Quest or CC :(

Some hearty recommendations are for the SHMUP fans: Kenta Cho's SHMUPs.
http://www.asahi-net...yu/index_e.html
Games you NEED to play;
rRootage-5 SHMUPs in one...INCLUDING IKARUGA. Yes, that's right. Ikaruga-style gameplay. This was included in Blast Works for Wii...I think the price of admission itself is worth rRootage. Play it.

Titanion-Fun Space Invaders type, except really hyped up and a combo system.

Tumuki Fighters-the predecessor of Blast Works; Katamari Damacy SHMUP.Yes, that's right.

Gunroar-Amazing ship-hunter game, hectic. Try it.

Mu-Cade-Your a snake in a box thing, with your goal is to NOT get knocked off. Great use of physics.
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#47 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7043 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:50 PM

they have rRootage ported onto PSP.

I useta play it so much back in the days

#48 LancerEvoX   Rawr! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:54 PM

GeneRally, my FAVORITE racing game ever, its like less than 5MB.

http://generally.rscsites.org

:ps3: : --
:pc: : Warframe, Final Fantasy XIV

:ps4: : Battlefield 4, Mortal Kombat X, Senran Kagura Estival Versus
:vita: : Sword Art Online Lost Song
:3ds: : Smash Bro for 3DS, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

:wiiu: : Smash Bros for Wii U


#49 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:11 PM

It's Released!!!!!!!!!!!1 Been waiting forever to play this!

Don't miss it, it's so good!!!!!!!!!!!!


Minotaur China Shop



http://blurst.com/mi...china-shop/play



#50 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:20 AM

This is very good in terms of concept... go play!

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http://www.ratloop.com/?games/mightier

#51 heavyd853   Shuffling Corpse CAGiversary!   2344 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:37 AM

Minotaur China shop looks hilarious.

#52 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:48 AM

Minotaur China shop looks hilarious.



it is and plays just the same in a good way. so good. I love it to death. it's a browser game so no real big installs.

#53 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7043 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:36 PM

I saw this on gaf... it looks hella cool so I gotta find somewhere to put it for future reference.

http://forums.tigsou...hp?topic=4017.0

Spelunky v0.98.1

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Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, I call this story... SPELUNKY! This is my latest game release and my first Game Maker game.

Probably the easiest way to describe Spelunky is that its (kind of) like La Mulana meets Nethack - every time you play the levels, items, monsters, and so forth, are all procedurally-generated. And the terrain is destructible and there are quite a few ways in which the various game elements can interact with one another.

My goal was to create a fast-paced platform game that had the kind of tension, re-playability, and variety of a roguelike. In roguelikes, the gameplay tells the story, and I wanted to give Spelunky that type of a feeling... but make the player rely on their reflexes rather than their brain (or knowledge of what 50 billion command keys do!). If there's a best of both worlds, that's what I was trying to go for.

But yeah, I'll leave it to you to decide whether I got the mix right or failed miserably! The game is not quite v1.0, but it has most of the elements that I wanted to get in. Hope you enjoy it, and I am eagerly awaiting your feedback, whether it's good, bad, or frickin' beautiful. I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't break!

Many, many thanks to the beta testers, without whom this would not have been possible! Seriously, they contributed a ton of feedback, bug reports, and ideas to the game. If it wasn't for the constant tears in their eyes from my cruel lashes, I might have thought they even enjoyed it a bit. And thanks, ChevyRay, for letting me use your nifty screen-scaling code. Once I got it to work, it worked pretty beautifully.

#54 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:51 AM

wow! looks great for a gamemaker game!

that's the same program I use to make some of my games :)

#55 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:36 PM

Some good news people!

Noitu Love 2 is now $10!!!

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get!

http://www.konjak.org/nolove2.htm

#56 modium   No! Not the Crackslam! CAGiversary!   1653 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:16 AM

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http://trunks.fireba...love/index.html

Love is an awesome 2D platformer in a tiny window. Be sure to use a joypad instead of the arrow keys. Also, be sure to notice you can manually place checkpoints for yourself anywhere, it took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure that out. :dunce:

#57 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:18 AM

there's also an indie procedural landscape MMO named love that is just as good.

http://www.gametrail...ayer/41942.html

#58 JEKKI   JEKKI WOO FOO FOO CAGiversary!   7043 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:10 AM

saw this on gaf:

http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=348422

Eversion is a freeware platform game, available for download here. I wrote up the following, for http://todaysfreegame.com/ :

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To say that Eversion isn’t the platformer it initially appears to be is a bit of an understatement. I feel that the entire experience is much more impactful if the player goes into it not really knowing too much about what they’re getting into (as I did), so I suggest you just hit the download link above and run through it (it’s only about seven levels) before coming back and reading this write-up. All you really need to know is that the platforming gameplay itself is very solid, and the sugary-sweet title screen and first few levels are pretty goddamn heavy misdirection.

The game was created for TIGSource’s Commonplace Book Competition, and was inspired by the Lovecraft quote “sounds - possibly musical - heard in the night from other worlds or realms of being.” The creator describes his game as “A cute platformer with a dark secret.”

The core platforming gameplay is familiar - run, jump on enemies’ heads, collect gems, etc. The hook is that you also have access to an “everse” button. At specific points in a level the music will change and the background will fade a little. This is your cue that you can “everse” into a parallel version of the same level. The layout remains basically the same, but you might now be able to step on clouds instead of passing through them, or break blocks that were previously unbreakable. The mechanic introduces some light puzzle elements, as you might need to everse to the proper phase of a stage to collect some tricky gems.

The mechanic also introduces what makes Eversion so damn creepy. It seems like every time you everse, you’re taken to a world that’s a little more… well… Lovecraftian. It starts out subtle - in Stage 1, the flowers might be wilted and dying instead of happy and cheery. It very quickly becomes not-so-subtle:

http://todaysfreegam...102-300x225.png

http://todaysfreegam...121-300x225.png

As the landscapes become more hellish, so too do the other elements of the game. The gameplay becomes more than difficult - it gets downright tricky and mean. The music becomes considerably more foreboding. The little “Ready!!” message that appears before a stage begins changes to “I see you.” at one point, which I found especially disconcerting, for some reason.

I think the reason Eversion’s creepiness stuck with me longer than more traditional horror titles is because it really is a gradual descent. There’s no shock scares, here. Just a slow realization of what’s going on, as you progress through the levels.


so much crap I needa play... almost done with Persona tho lol

#59 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29351 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:40 AM

thx JEK, I'll try it out tomorrow night.

#60 Liquid 2   Dutch Dreams CAGiversary!   24368 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:15 AM

Announcing Marian.