GRcade Indie Games chat thread

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by OrangeXMS » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:18 pm

That looks great! One of those concepts that seems so obvious as soon as you see it, and is all the more clever for it

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:24 pm

That does look really nice, and yeah the concept is so simple and obvious when you think about it!

Really like the graphical style on that as well.

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:12 pm

It reminds me of Overcooked in a way, teamwork seems key.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Snowballadeer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:13 pm

Same publisher I think. Looks grand.

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by OldSoulCyborg » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:50 pm

Do you like rhythm games?




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by OrangeXMS » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 am

I played through Spooky Ghosts Dot Com, a little Metroidvania that comes in under two hours. It was fine, the premise and stylings are attractive even if the quality of the art is middling and severely lacking in animation (enemies and even bosses having no death animation, just disappearing on death, would be one of my biggest criticisms of the game!). There wasn't much in the way of new moves - only a charge attack that can destroy walls and an airdash that grants invincibility. The other upgrades were health increases, extended iframes, and then an over-reliance on keys to gate off progress, so it fails on that major aspect of metroidvania. It did however have some relatively fun bosses, the difficulty curve was about right, and it never outstayed its welcome. Not a bad way to pass an hour or two if you pick it up in a sale I reckon.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Monkey Man » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:27 am



All launching Day One on Game Pass, not sure about other formats.

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by ITSMILNER » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:45 am

A few of us got to together last night for a Games Night which was a lot of fun. We played a few rounds of Towerfall which went down well. We also played a game called Crawl which was really interesting and also really good, it seems to take around 30-40 mins to do a complete match so it’s more in depth than other multiplayer games.

Anyone played Crawl before?


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by ITSMILNER » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:19 pm

Started playing Katana Zero tonight and wow, this is right up my street! Love the look and sound of the game and the story has me intrigued to see where it goes. Gameplay reminds me of Hotline Miami which I also loved so that’s why this is clicking with me.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:09 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:A few of us got to together last night for a Games Night which was a lot of fun. We played a few rounds of Towerfall which went down well. We also played a game called Crawl which was really interesting and also really good, it seems to take around 30-40 mins to do a complete match so it’s more in depth than other multiplayer games.

Anyone played Crawl before?



I really love the idea of Crawl, but I simply don't have a group of friends regular enough to meet and get use out of it. I know there's an online option but I feel that's sort of beside the point.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by ITSMILNER » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:13 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:A few of us got to together last night for a Games Night which was a lot of fun. We played a few rounds of Towerfall which went down well. We also played a game called Crawl which was really interesting and also really good, it seems to take around 30-40 mins to do a complete match so it’s more in depth than other multiplayer games.

Anyone played Crawl before?



I really love the idea of Crawl, but I simply don't have a group of friends regular enough to meet and get use out of it. I know there's an online option but I feel that's sort of beside the point.


Does it have an online option? I didn't think it had one (On Switch anyway) i'll have to take a look later.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:30 pm

Maybe I was wrong about that, as I say my interest never went beyond really liking the launch trailer, but I thought I heard it did


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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by OrangeXMS » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 pm

Crawl remains perpetually in my watch list

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Monkey Man » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:01 pm

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.


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by OrangeXMS » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 am

I bought Shalnor Legends on Switch as it was on sale for 89p

It's the worst Zelda clone I've played in a long, long time. I couldn't reach 15 minutes of playtime.

At least my list of Switch zelda-likes narrows

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:14 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
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.

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by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Monkey Man wrote:
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:

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:44 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Monkey Man wrote:
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.

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:45 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Monkey Man wrote:
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:

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PostRe: GRcade Indie Games chat thread
by Rudolphin » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:34 am

Just downloaded Kind Words on a whim



It's a tiny game where you write requests for kind words or give kind words to others and it's...sort of amazing? It's basically Internet PostSecrets with an anonymous reply option. So far it's been strawberry floating lovely, with no arseholes or trolls or anything and just waves of positivity.

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