GRcade Indie Games chat thread

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by Squinty » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:40 pm

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Julian Gollop's long-awaited (and much-delayed) X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point will finally launch on PC next Tuesday, 3rd December.

Free with PC Game Pass, out Q1 2020 for XB1 on Game Pass.


Great news, been waiting for this one for a long time now. The modern XCOM games have been fun but I'm really excited to see what Gollop does with Phoenix Point.


I've had my eye on it for a while too, looks great.

Still an Epic game store exclusive though :dread:

Yeah I'll be getting it on Game Pass. I can see why they've gone for Epic Store exclusivity, they're a small studio so a guaranteed payout is probably very tempting.

I don't know that their last game Chaos Reborn sold all that well either so they could do with some stability I imagine.


I bought Chaos Reborn and never actually played it :lol:


Crap, I remember the original Chaos on the Spectrum.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by ITSMILNER » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Started a replay of Hotline Miami last night on Switch, seems that version has bugs annoyingly. Had 2 instances in different chapters where an enemy teleported from inside the level to the outside where you cannot get to them. This means having to restart entire chapters again which is annoying.


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by OrangeRKN » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:39 pm

I played through Soul Searching last night on Switch. I was expecting an island-hopping survival game, and I was hoping for one with a relatively wide breadth of mechanics (which the trailer and (lack-of) visuals hinted at). Instead what I got was a highly personal narrative exploring the developer's depression and videogames as escapism. Hotline Miami-esque flashbacks throughout the story unveiled the main characters real world troubles, ones that bled over into the fantasy game world.

Following its completion the game also has several "side stories", and this is where things got very weird (and obviously thrown together with less than no polish or refinement - good games these are not). Framed by the developer himself speaking as a dragon, they were all wildly different vignettes, from side-scrolling platformer to 3D exploration and narrative basketball (a particular highlight). Towards the end of their run the developer appears again to apologise for the increasingly depressive nature of the final stories, explaining how they reflect his changing mental state through the game's development. A return to the gameplay of the main game saw me sailing across islands each representing a part of the developer's life, like his relationship with his mother or an island shaped like the back of his head, populated with characters who all voiced different fears and doubts. I piece together across these stories different impressions of the developer and his inner thoughts, like how his skill in basketball he considers worthless because we live in a world that only values abilities that can be used to make money.

It was nothing if not an interesting game. Being so highly personal I couldn't relate to everything, and there were opinions seemingly expressed that I had to disagree with, but that's preferable to a game not challenging me at all. Fans of experimental and personal art should check it out.

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by ITSMILNER » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:11 pm

Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition lauinches this week on Nintendo Switch, this is the game set in a Post-Brexit world (Think it was shown off on an indie Direct last year) and looks really interesting



Not Tonight is a post-Brexit management game, fusing a time-pressure RPG with a politically charged story where every decision matters. Will you join the resistance and fight the regime -- or keep your head down and hope that one day this will all be a distant memory?

Not Tonight: One Love is a full, extra chapter that follows on from the main Not Tonight storyline. King's Head Dave has had just about enough of everything happening in Britain, and has decided to pack up and move to France, in the hope of finding true love.

In an alternative Britain where Brexit talks have collapsed, an extreme far-right government has taken power. Citizens of European heritage have been rounded up and exiled. Forced out of your previous life, you find yourself in the midst of a booming gig economy, fighting to scrape by and return to the city you call home.

•Man the doors of pubs, clubs, festivals and parties, finding work via the BouncR app
•Check IDs, manage guestlists, and stop revellers from becoming unruly
•Upgrade your apartment, bouncer and equipment to better prepare yourself for the future
•Decide what lengths you'll go to in order to survive in a Britain on the verge of collapse


Not sure what other platforms it is coming to, assuming PC/PS4/XBO are a given

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by OrangeRKN » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:52 pm

Bumping back to relevance!

I've spent the best part of the day creating a level based on Ocarina of Time in the recently released Hidden Through Time (I'm playing on Switch) - it having a blue ocarina and red ruby in the shape of a rupee as objects made it make a lot of sense! I've been really enjoying the game, and having finished the 26 levels across 4 time periods of the main game I'm now turning to the level editor and online maps for more content. The editor is certainly fiddly, and at times frustrating, but there is plenty of scope within it. It's now up there with the other games with level editors I enjoy on Switch - Mario Maker, Wargroove and Infinite Minigolf :lol:

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by ITSMILNER » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:00 am

OrangeRKN wrote:Bumping back to relevance!

I've spent the best part of the day creating a level based on Ocarina of Time in the recently released Hidden Through Time (I'm playing on Switch) - it having a blue ocarina and red ruby in the shape of a rupee as objects made it make a lot of sense! I've been really enjoying the game, and having finished the 26 levels across 4 time periods of the main game I'm now turning to the level editor and online maps for more content. The editor is certainly fiddly, and at times frustrating, but there is plenty of scope within it. It's now up there with the other games with level editors I enjoy on Switch - Mario Maker, Wargroove and Infinite Minigolf :lol:


You can share the levels you make online?

Rumour is that this week with see another Nindies presentation, I’m hoping we get a date for What the Golf

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by OrangeRKN » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:30 am

Yeah - again the online system is pretty ropey with its UX, but it works.

Another Nindies would be great about now :toot:

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by ITSMILNER » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Some people have been speculating that the next NIndies Direct will announce Spelunky finally coming to Switch


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by Clarkman » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:04 pm

Nindies confirmed for tomorrow. Looks likely that the 2 March directs leak was real then.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by ITSMILNER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:35 pm



Very much inspired by BOTW, this is coming to Switch/PC/XBO/PS4 and I really like the look of it.

Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt, and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive.

Brave the storm in Windbound, the new survival open-world role-playing game coming this August 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Uncover the Secrets Within – Embark on a personal journey and discover the history of the idyllic Forbidden Islands; each holding the key to a mystery and unexpected revelations.

Explore As Far As The Eye Can See – Head towards the horizon, advancing across the islands, each with their own diverse wildlife, landscapes and challenges to face.

Live Off The Land – Scavenge the islands’ untamed terrain for resources that you can use to craft a full range of tools and weapons to hunt wildlife and upgrade your boat. You must set sail when resources become scarce.

Build Your Perfect Seacraft – Your boat is your key companion on this journey, carefully craft your own custom sailing vessel to take on the treacherous waters, traversing from one island to the next. Design your boat to battle tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures.

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by ITSMILNER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:41 pm

ID@Xbox have released a new spotlight series focusing on different upcoming indies, 6 episodes have dropped



View on YouTube to see the whole playlist of videos. This one shows more Spiritfarer which looks great.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC6RNPkZr2YxjP6zbC9FaK0A

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Pedz » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:23 pm

Skatebird has been pushed back to 2021.

Seems to be a few reasons, 1 being a full story mode is being added instead of skate tapes and 2, well you know what 2 is.

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by absolutely not, stop asking this » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 pm

Rogue Legacy 2 announced



So that's potentially new Binding of Isaac, Spelunky and Rogue Legacy this year, 3 of my favourite indie games ever :datass:

EDIT: Not to mention new Super Meat Boy and Hollow Knight games :wub:

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by ITSMILNER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:06 pm

absolutely not, stop asking this wrote:Rogue Legacy 2 announced



So that's potentially new Binding of Isaac, Spelunky and Rogue Legacy this year, 3 of my favourite indie games ever :datass:

EDIT: Not to mention new Super Meat Boy and Hollow Knight games :wub:


Nice, I need to put sometime into Rogue Legacy, grabbed it on Switch but not really touched it.

Wish they would get Spelunky on Switch

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:05 am

ITSMILNER wrote:

Very much inspired by BOTW, this is coming to Switch/PC/XBO/PS4 and I really like the look of it.


Interesting, definitely very BOTW. Hope it reviews better than Pine and Decay of Logos - I had similar interest in both of those but they were apparently not up to scratch

The boat building also gives me a few Oceanhorn/Submerged/Flame in the Flood vibes

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:33 am

Looks great doesn’t it, fingers crossed it holds up upon release!

Chucklefish have updated the visual style of the upcoming Witchbrook (Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter) check out the new site below

https://www.witchbrook.com


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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Pedz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:52 am

How can I be the only person gutted that Skatebird is delayed? Souless people here. Totally Souless.

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:46 pm

Pedz wrote:How can I be the only person gutted that Skatebird is delayed? Souless people here. Totally Souless.


It wasn't one that appealled to me tbh but the fact they are taking time to add more content/expand on what they is a good thing right?

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by Pedz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:14 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Pedz wrote:How can I be the only person gutted that Skatebird is delayed? Souless people here. Totally Souless.


It wasn't one that appealled to me tbh but the fact they are taking time to add more content/expand on what they is a good thing right?


Well, yeah. Still gutting though. It looked ace.

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:11 pm

Pedz wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Pedz wrote:How can I be the only person gutted that Skatebird is delayed? Souless people here. Totally Souless.


It wasn't one that appealled to me tbh but the fact they are taking time to add more content/expand on what they is a good thing right?


Well, yeah. Still gutting though. It looked ace.


Yeah I know what you mean, I can see a few games I am interested in being delayed from this year :(

Hopefully it will be a better game because of it tho

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