Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations



  • These are my recommendations that I recommend for anyone; true classics, living legends! SOLID. These are not hidden gems but games that you should really give it a try cos you are missing out on the sweet side of life, mon ami.

    • Undertale - the ultimate game that Bosman should play but never will; a game full of context and immersion

    One of those games that grabs you by the balls right from the beginning and you just gotta keep playing to see what the next ridiculous event unfolds to you.. Nonstop flow of curveballs and always being one step ahead of player's expectations. The vibes, the world, the dialogue, the character progressions, they are ALL there. Good stuff. Goddamn PC hating Kyle.

    • Braid - 2D platforming puzzle game that mends your soul and brains

    Lots of good feels in this game. The pure essence of "aha"-inspiration is present in this, iced with soothing artstyle. 5 cozy fireplaces on a rainy day out of 5.

    • The Stanley Parable - The best "walking" simulator game that simulates Stanley

    Give it a shake, theres the demo version out there you know?

    I'll probably post some actual discoveries later on (instead of giving out titles that the peeps here SURELY already know about), feeling too dopey at the moment, most probably the side effect from sperging too much about stupid good games on totally rad forums :camel:



  • Skullgirls!
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    This is a great game for people new to the fighting game genre without dumbing anything down, not to mention it's beautiful. Seriouslty though, perhaps the best training system in any fighting game anywhere.



  • @Faaip said in Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations:

    Towerfall Ascension - Another multiplayer game thats pretty intense. Again its best with local mp

    Towerfall Ascension is soooo good!



  • Definitely The Stanley Parable! The Beginner's Guide is great too!



  • Shovel Knight.

    A retro-inspired game that isn't retro for the sake of being 'retro'. Solid and precise platforming (screw ups will be YOUR fault, not the game's), fair but challenging difficulty (with a NG+ option if you want to go even more old school), a checkpoint system that rewards risk (you can actually DESTROY most checkpoints for a fair bit of money, the risk for doing so should be obvious though), and it's just plain old fun.

    And if you want a laugh and aren't afraid of being offended, can't really go wrong with Postal 2. Just do yourself a favor and leave any sense of decency you may have at the door.



  • There are a ton of great indie games out there, but my three favorite are:

    Undertale - Steam
    This game has quite possibly the worst fandom out of any video game I have ever played. That being said, this game is excellent. It's one of those games where every element is finely crafted for a single purpose. I highly recommend it, and if you play it, please do not use the internet at all. Not only will any spoiler ruin the experience, but also the fanbase will because they will tell you the play the game a certain way which is the antithesis of the game's story and UGGGGHHHHH THE FANBASE IS SO BAD

    Ori & The Blind Forest - Xbone and Steam
    This game is the best 2D Metroidvania game in generations. In a year of absolute juggernauts, Ori from 2015 still manages to capture my memory. The game looks and sounds beautiful, controls flawlessly, with a movement style so fluid and graceful it becomes hard to play other platformers for a while. Unlike other Metroidvania platformers which mix together platforming and shooting, Ori focuses purely on platforming, and every combat scenario, every boss fight, etc is just a test of how precisely and quickly you can move.

    To The Moon - Steam
    Aside from funerals, I've only cried twice in my post-childhood life, and one of those times was playing this video game. It is a heavy, emotional journey that is worth every second. While To The Moon has some light gameplay, it is closer to a linear interactive novel than the SNES RPG it looks like. If you are okay with a purely story-focused game, pick this up. Just be sure to keep some tissues handy



  • Yume Nikki: a bizarre surreal game where you explore dreams

    Astebreed: anime as hell shoot 'em up with mecha



  • Also, I can't believe this one slipped my mind: we cannot forget about the grandfather of all modern indie games, Cave Story! It's an excellent 2D sidescroller with a surprisingly good storyline, great replayability, and some awesome secrets. It's available for every platform under the sun, but just avoid the ugly 3DS retail version (the eShop version is fine). You want those glorious pixels, not ugly 3D models!



  • @Galaxy40k said in Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations:

    Also, I can't believe this one slipped my mind: we cannot forget about the grandfather of all modern indie games, Cave Story! It's an excellent 2D sidescroller with a surprisingly good storyline, great replayability, and some awesome secrets. It's available for every platform under the sun, but just avoid the ugly 3DS retail version (the eShop version is fine). You want those glorious pixels, not ugly 3D models!

    I don't think you can consider Minecraft indie anymore considering the owner shift, it getting a Telltale game, etc.



  • @SabotageTheTruth Pony Island was one of the most surreal and mind-blowing games I've played in a while. Don't look up anything. Just jump in. I honestly can't say anything else. It's one of those games that describing it would ruin the experience. Just take a chance and give it a try. It is absolutely not the game you think it's going to be. You won't regret it.



  • Knytt Underground

    A metroidvania style game with a good sized map! Never finished it because I got lost though. There is some sort of story, but you want to play this game for the map and finding secrets, don't you?



  • @Faaip
    @Billy

    Towerfall you say?

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  • @parasitepaladin Towerfall Ascension. I have never been (un)fortunate enough to own an Ouya.

    Though I have to imagine there are some redeeming games on the thing, mayhap?



  • @parasitepaladin I keep forgetting that thing exists haha


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    @Faaip said in Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations:

    Nidhogg - Weird and super fun fencing-type game. Best enjoyed with friends

    this game is SO much fun with friends! the games tend to get really intense as well if you all are competative as well!

    @Galaxy40k said in Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations:

    To The Moon - Steam

    I remember buying this in a humble bundle a few years ago... I remember starting it and loving the feel of it, but never got very far, perhaps its time to pick it up and really play through it? I really like emotional games



  • @Lotias said in Indie Game Discoveries & Recommendations:

    I remember buying this in a humble bundle a few years ago... I remember starting it and loving the feel of it, but never got very far, perhaps its time to pick it up and really play through it? I really like emotional games

    Like I said, there were waterworks going on for me during this game, so I would recommend finishing it.