Indie Game: Terraria

Terraria is an action-adventure indie video game originally released for Microsoft Windows in 2011,  It was a hit that sold millions of copies and soon ported to many different systems including Android and IOS.

The gameplay is revolved around exploration, building and fighting in a 2D world. In many ways it reminds to games like Minecraft, but its 2D sprites bring memories of old 16-bit games, anyway don’t be deceived but it’s simple graphics, Terraria is full of depth and not in vain it received the Indie of the Year Player Choice award on IndieDB.

 

Have a look to the official webpage

Indie Game: Rocket Donkey

Rocket Donkey can just be classified as a weird game. Its gameplay is very simple: guide your donkey (on a rocket) in the digestive system of a giant (?). Absurd is one of the many words that come to your mind when you play the game. The visuals are quite original and the sound pretty good, but the game itself lack of depth and the oversimple gameplay makes it to become boring before long.

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Anyway, if you like absurdity in games, it is worth a try. Also check the “Testimonials” video out, really funny and original.

You can play a free version of the game at Sungorth website .

And it is also available on Android for Free.

Indie Game: So Long Oregon!

If you mix an easy gameplay, funny physics, 8-bits graphics, simple (and repetitive) music and big doses of madness you get So Long Oregon! 

Drive a wagon across the American west, then veer south in search of the legendary ancient lost city of GOLD known as “El Dorado”. Oregon only has dirt! Wouldn’t you rather be rich?

 

The indie game studio behind this weird game, Capital Games, has also other jewels you shouldn’t pass like Enviro-Bear-2010  or BeefWar. All their games have a touch of madness and have the ability to steal a good laugh from you, just have a look at  Capital Games Official Webpage and see by yourself.

Who is Behind: Johannes Vuorinen

Today we start a new blog section: Who is Behind. Here we’ll talk about people who for a reason or another have been relevant for the Indie Game Community.

Our first Who is Behind is for Johannes Vuorinen, co-founder of Frogmind Games, the indie studio which developed the beautiful Badland. He graduated in 2009 as Master Science in Technology at Helsinki University of Technology and has worked for several video games companies which have given him a solid background in developing games. One day he decided to bet for his own indie studio and joined forces with Juhana Myllys. They both started their adventure in 2012 and a few months later released Badland which collected many awards and bring them to the public eye. Their story has inspire us and it’s one of our reference points, so thanks Johannes Vuorinen!!

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More about him at http://johannesvuorinen.com/

Indie Games: Badland

Badland is one of those games which has reached the top. It was develop by a little indie studio (FrogMind) in 2012 and won Apple Inc.’s 2013 iPad Game of the Year award and the Grand Prix award in the 9th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards.

Badland is an adventure-action game with an easy-to-learn but challenging gameplay, awesome graphics and gorgeous music. In the game your control a bird-like animal which has to find out what is happening to its habitat.

The game is available in IOS (4$), Android (Free/In-App Purchases), Windows Phone (4$), Amazon(Free/in-App Purchases) and BlackBerry (6$).
 Check the Official webpage out.

Indie Game: Rymdkapsel

Rymdkapsel is a minimalist real-time strategy indie game where you take command of a space station and its minions. You will have to plan your expansion and manage your resources to explore the galaxy. Striking a good balance between defense and expansion is key to succeeding.

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The game was build over a year and half by the indie studio Grapefrukt and it was released in 2013 receiving many favorable reviews.

Official Webpage: http://rymdkapsel.com/

Indie Game: Year Walk

Originally started out as a film script soon it was turned into a indie adventure game which was received with highly positive reviews during its release in 2013.

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Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, reality and the supernatural as well as fact and ficton.

 

Official Webpage: http://simogo.com/work/year-walk-ios/

Indie Game: Thomas was alone

Thomas Was Alone is an puzzle platformer game, originally released as a flash game in October 2010. The game was expanded and released to many other systems during 2012-2013. Finally it was released for iPad devices in May 2014, and for other iOS devices and Android devices in July 2014.

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“Thomas was alone cover” by Mike Bithell – Cover from [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Official Webpage: http://www.mikebithellgames.com/thomaswasalone/