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Zarunil
11-11-2011, 07:46 PM
I'm currently keeping an eye on:

Legend of Grimrock (http://www.grimrock.net/) - Old school dungeon crawler, similar to Lands of Lore, Eye of the Beholder etc.

Project Zomboid (http://projectzomboid.com/blog/) - Isometric zombie survival.

Xenonauts (http://www.xenonauts.com/) - Inspired by UFO: Enemy Unknown.

Which makes driving pretty hazardous.

So what indie games are you tracking?

squareking
11-11-2011, 08:04 PM
In addition to your three:

Starfarer! (http://fractalsoftworks.com/)

Torchlight 2 (http://www.torchlight2game.com//)

Hawken (http://www.hawkengame.com/blog/)

Althea
11-11-2011, 08:08 PM
If it counts as indie, I'm looking forward to Trine 2. That's about it.

meloncrab
11-11-2011, 08:24 PM
Space Station 13 (http://spacestation13.com)

vagrant
11-11-2011, 08:30 PM
Still hyped for the (hopeful) eventual release of Iconoclasts, and keeping my fingers crossed for Fez on PC.

Hensler
11-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Ummm... that one that is kind of like Starscape and Space Pirates vs Zombies but you can control a fleet.

Xenonaughts.

Torchlight 2, if it counts.

squareking
11-11-2011, 08:38 PM
Ummm... that one that is kind of like Starscape and Space Pirates vs Zombies but you can control a fleet.


Starfarerhttp://img.sprintusers.com/images/smilies/whisper.gif

Wizardry
11-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Knights of the Chalice 2

Flint
11-11-2011, 09:38 PM
Torchlight 2, if that counts. Indie games are generally things I buy only after I've seen a fair bit of footage from them and read enough reliable opinions on them, rather than things I follow and await for.

Zarunil
11-11-2011, 10:06 PM
I had no idea Starfarer existed. Bookmarked! Loved SPAZ.

agentorange
11-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Xenoauts as well, for sure.

Driftmoon (http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DRMOON/driftmoon) looks like like it could be interesting

Also whatever Frictional are up to, and the, hopefully, upcoming AI: War dlc.

Scumbag
11-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Xenonauts maybe, but I'm still being a pesamist with that.
I really like indie stuff, but tend to find out about them or pick them up post release. Getting hyped for any game usually kills it for me for whatever reason.

eRa
11-11-2011, 10:50 PM
Aspiring multiplayer RTS/FPS mix Natural Selection 2. (http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/)

More people need to look forward to this!

Fumarole
11-11-2011, 10:53 PM
Age of Decadence and Dead State. I used to be looking forward to Ground Branch but it seems that has become vaporware.

pakoito
11-11-2011, 10:57 PM
Card Hunter (http://www.cardhunter.com/blog/), D&D-ish boardgame with cards online from some guys from Irrational Games and Farbs :p

Desktop Dungeons, Vessel (http://www.strangeloopgames.com/?page_id=3), Antichamber (http://antichamber-game.com/), The Witness, Monaco, Battleblox Theatre...

Icarus
11-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Torchlight 2, Trine 2 and Xenonauts, definitely. Also Monaco.

Drake Sigar
11-11-2011, 11:52 PM
Dead State.

SephKing
12-11-2011, 12:03 AM
Whatever the developers of Limbo are working on. Started playing it last week and can't wait to see what they come up with next.

airtekh
12-11-2011, 01:21 AM
Aspiring multiplayer RTS/FPS mix Natural Selection 2. (http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/)

Same here.

Unfortunately it's taking forever to get out of beta, they're still adding new features so it changes quite frequently. When they're nearing the end of the beta I'm going to start playing it properly.

I'm also really looking forward to Trine 2, Monaco, Confetti Carnival, Nidhogg, SpyParty and The Witness.

TailSwallower
12-11-2011, 02:21 AM
Dead State - sounds like everything I want from an RPG.
Age of Decadence - less interested in this one 'cause the setting doesn't appeal, but will still give it a shot because it will support ITS & DB, and they need incentive to keep making these sorts of games.
Xenonauts - I'm not interested enough to place a preorder just yet, but I'm sure I'll be picking it up sometime in the future.

I've already paid for Project Zomboid but I'm not really following it that closely. I'm happy just to wait and see it unfold.

Also, the Lovecraftian occult investigation game from Vic Davis and whatever Jeff Vogel will release next (as long as it's not generic fantasy).

TillEulenspiegel
12-11-2011, 02:38 AM
and whatever Jeff Vogel will release next (as long as it's not generic fantasy).
Good news! No wait, bad news. Kinda? It's another remake of his first game. First it was "Exile: Escape from the Pit", then "Avernum", and now "Avernum: Escape from the Pit".

I've never thought of Exile as generic fantasy, though. It's got some pretty weird stuff going on, starting with the whole underground world thing.

Wizardry
12-11-2011, 02:43 AM
Good news! No wait, bad news. Kinda? It's another remake of his first game. First it was "Exile: Escape from the Pit", then "Avernum", and now "Avernum: Escape from the Pit".

I've never thought of Exile as generic fantasy, though. It's got some pretty weird stuff going on, starting with the whole underground world thing.
Most likely bad news. It'll probably be more dumbed down than Avernum, which itself was a dumbed down Exile. This is what annoys me about him constantly remaking games. He should spend his time coming up with entirely new games, in either existing settings or new ones.

Juan Carlo
12-11-2011, 05:10 AM
Ranked in order of excitement:

1. Age of Decadence
2. The Avernum remake
3. Dead State (although I've kind of lost hope this one will ever maaterialize)
4. Project Zomboid
5. Overgrowth

frank
12-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Monaco, Spelunky HD for PC

buemba
12-11-2011, 11:13 AM
The Witness, Marian, Spy Party and Torchlight 2 are the big ones for me. Fez too, if it ever comes to the PC.

Vexing Vision
12-11-2011, 12:20 PM
1. Trine 2
2. Fray
3. Age of Decadence

And then a couple of random ones, such as Xenonauts, Dead State, Spy Party and the Avernum remake, which all look lovely enough but will have to catch me in the right mood.

CrazyEthan
14-11-2011, 03:06 AM
City of Steam (http://cityofsteam.com)

vinraith
14-11-2011, 03:15 AM
Not previously mentioned:

Drox Operative
Telepath RPG: Servants of God
Distant Worlds: Legends
Hegemony Rome: Rise of Caesar
Inquisitor (if it ever materializes)
A Valley Without Wind
the next (as yet unnamed) AI War expansion


Already mentioned:

Age of Decadence
Dead State
Torchlight 2
Legend of Grimrock
Knights of the Chalice 2
Xenonauts
Starfarer

Edit: Somehow I forgot about Vic Davis' Occult Chronicles, which is just shameful.

Kaira-
14-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Dead State
Torchlight 2
Occult Chronicles
Xenonauts

These are pretty much the only ones.

Vexing Vision
14-11-2011, 09:34 AM
I'm surprised that noone seems to like Fray. Given the love for Frozen Synapse and Xenonauts, I'd thought everyone would join the excitement?

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/fray/

Puzzled!

But in general, great games listed here. :)

Tikey
14-11-2011, 03:54 PM
Starfarer, Xenonauts, monaco, spy party.... and I can't remember anything else.

Danny252
14-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Gratuitous Tank Battles (http://www.gratuitoustankbattles.com/)

Vandelay
14-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Unfortunately [Natural Selection 2 is] taking forever to get out of beta, they're still adding new features so it changes quite frequently. When they're nearing the end of the beta I'm going to start playing it properly.


So, very true. I ordered it about a year ago and have dipped in and out ever so often, only ever playing for a few minutes to an hour each time. Although it definitely seems to be becoming more stable with each update, it still doesn't feel like it is near completion. I never really got into the original, but fingers crossed that they do end up with an great product by the end of this, as the game style definitely has potential.

ado
14-11-2011, 08:23 PM
DOTA2, Dead State, Monaco and Xenonauts.

Teddy Leach
14-11-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm the only one who wants this, then? (http://www.crypticcomet.com/blog/?p=739)

vinraith
14-11-2011, 08:31 PM
I'm the only one who wants this, then? (http://www.crypticcomet.com/blog/?p=739)

Nope, that one just slipped my mind for some reason. Retroactively added!

pakoito
14-11-2011, 09:02 PM
DOTA2.Indie? Valve?

acidtestportfolio
14-11-2011, 09:22 PM
what's the name of that creepy, grim looking 2D sidescroller where everyone's dead except you, and you are fighting off shambling, gross corpses? after i am done with the binding of isaac, i am going to play that.

and no, it's not project zomboid. it is ten times as creepy.

pakoito
14-11-2011, 09:30 PM
what's the name of that creepy, grim looking 2D sidescroller where everyone's dead except you, and you are fighting off shambling, gross corpses? after i am done with the binding of isaac, i am going to play that.

and no, it's not project zomboid. it is ten times as creepy.Maybe is Limbo?

acidtestportfolio
14-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Maybe is Limbo?

no, that's not it. limbo does not have any gross corpses.

Peter Radiator Full Pig
14-11-2011, 10:37 PM
Good thread, though Id love if people elaborated more. If something is just the sort of rpg you like, what is that?

See if you guys can help me out. There is a game I watched the footage for a bit ago, and have completely forgotten what it was called.

Its a top down squad shooter where you play against some alien spawnpoints in a cave. 2d graphics, but quite nice. You could set up turrets, split up your squad, choose their loadout. The aliens seemed to all crawl away from the spawnpoints, which you would have to go kill. I think the levels were proceduraly generated, so you would have to react to the map in a new way each time.
Not alot to go on, but its all i got.

EDIT: Infested Planet! Just after writing this, i spotted a small picture at the side of the Show Me The Sales site. It was Infested Planet. It looks amazing.
Also, you are all b*******. Now I really want Age of Decadence. Thanks for that.

TailSwallower
15-11-2011, 12:41 AM
I'm the only one who wants this, then? (http://www.crypticcomet.com/blog/?p=739)


[...]the Lovecraftian occult investigation game from Vic Davis[...]

From page one ;)


Good thread, though Id love if people elaborated more. If something is just the sort of rpg you like, what is that?

This seems like a response to me (I'm the centre of all discussions! I'm the new Wizardy!), so I'll elaborate.
Dead State seems like exactly the sort of RPG I want because it's of the traditional top-down, isometric, turn-based variety, which in itself isn't that important to me, but means that we can expect more focus on the setting and the writing than on the graphics and the action. It's also written by Brian Mitsoda who did much of the writing for Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, which is oft-lauded for its writing. It's being designed to be non-linear, with the game unfolding in a different way each time you play (I'm not sure if encounters and such are procedurally generated, but there is definitely an element of randomness).
It's also non-fantasy, which is a big bonus in my books. Sure, shooting zombies is a bit played out now, but it seems like they're doing something really interesting with it.


Also, you are all b*******. Now I really want Age of Decadence. Thanks for that.

Good news is that AoD is a lot further along than Dead State (because they've already been working on it for 5 years I think), and they're hoping to have a good-size demo out soon, perhaps even before the end of the year.

TailSwallower
15-11-2011, 07:49 AM
And how could I forget Cartel (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/09/21/paradox-announce-cartel-interview/). I'm sure that one is still a long way off, but very keen to see what Paradox do with it.

ssj_jessy
16-11-2011, 09:35 PM
I'm waiting for Frictional games to come out with another horror game.

Smashbox
16-11-2011, 09:45 PM
Can't wait to see how Towns develops. It's like Dwarf Fortress, but I can actually play and enjoy it!

Also, Dead State looks really interesting - Turn based zombie (I know, I know) tactics/RPG game. They haven't updated their site in some time, though.

vinraith
16-11-2011, 10:24 PM
And how could I forget Cartel (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/09/21/paradox-announce-cartel-interview/). I'm sure that one is still a long way off, but very keen to see what Paradox do with it.

I think it's probably a stretch to call Paradox-developed games "indie." I know it's a stretch to call Paradox published games "indie." If not, my list would be a fair bit longer.

TailSwallower
17-11-2011, 12:45 AM
Yeah, I realised that after I posted, but it's one of those things where it's hard to know exactly where to draw the line. AAA publishers are obviously not indie, but anything smaller than that? Where do they sit? Are they indie up until they become publicly traded?

Anyway, let my previous post be stricken from the record! If only so the thread can focus on smaller, genuinely-indie titles that need the love and exposure.

sabrage
17-11-2011, 12:50 AM
The "big 3" right now: Fez, Monaco, and The Witness.

Edit: +Spy Party, so make that 4.

sopabuena
17-11-2011, 01:57 AM
The Swindle (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/07/19/exclusive-size-fives-new-game-the-swindle/)

vinraith
17-11-2011, 02:48 AM
Yeah, I realised that after I posted, but it's one of those things where it's hard to know exactly where to draw the line. AAA publishers are obviously not indie, but anything smaller than that? Where do they sit? Are they indie up until they become publicly traded?

Anyway, let my previous post be stricken from the record! If only so the thread can focus on smaller, genuinely-indie titles that need the love and exposure.

Well, the appropriate baseball analogy would be that there are AA and A leagues as well, and the mid-range publisher/developers presumably fall in there somewhere. Honestly, I only even said it because my list would be twice as long if it included stuff on that scale I was interested in. It's pretty rare that a AAA title gets my attention these days, but a lot of the mid-size European developers are putting out some of my favorite stuff on the platform. I certainly think they deserve love too, but they probably need their own thread or something. :)

Serenegoose
17-11-2011, 03:13 AM
I'm waiting for Frictional games to come out with another horror game.

Whilst I'm far too easily scared to play it, I also eagerly await the let's plays of whatever game they come up with next.

Pertusaria
22-11-2011, 11:09 PM
I'm looking forward to Card Hunter. The graphics look lovely and I really like the concept of trying to bring the feel of tabletop gaming to the computer screen. I also like dungeon crawling, which looks like it will be a big component of the game.

There are a bunch of already-released indie games I'm looking forward to getting around to playing, but I think we're trying to keep this thread short and to the point.

magnolia_fan
01-12-2011, 08:40 PM
I'm an indie dev and I wanted to recommend you all my game, SteroidS (http://www.thedomaginarium.com/steroids.html) :D

SteroidS is "Asteroids meets SuperSmash TV," it takes the basic Asteroids mechanics but features a scientist trying to stop all these big-head guys using a steroids gun. The steroids gun adds a cool twist: steroids shots make enemies run faster, so things can get really frenetic (and harder).

I'll be launching the next update in a week or so (all updates are free to those who buy the game), and it will add a few nice things.