Indie Games Reviews 15 – 11/19/2021

Not so indie games :   The Beginner’s Guide by Everything Unlimited Ltd.—https://store.steampowered.com/app/303210/The_Beginners_Guide/ Another recent “classic”  I neglected. Much digital ink has been spilled concerning this one, but I find it of utmost relevance in the current exponential mitosis of Unity-made indie games. I read a lot recently about the effect of the streaming economy […]

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Indie Games Reviews 14 – 10/22/2021

Awe of Them by Food Without Taste—https://foodwithouttaste.itch.io/awe-of-them An interactive traversal of cosmic sacrificial ground architecture. Pure atmosphere of rust, darkness and concrete. Just like I enjoy my coffee. Bad Ben by Corpsepile – https://corpsepile.itch.io/bad-ben Exquisite constant tone switch from abstract horror, full-on domestic gore and hilarious bravado. This is mixed media aesthetic at its best. […]

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Indie Games Reviews 13 – 09/11/2021

Darkness Under My Bed by Desert Fox—https://store.steampowered.com/app/1527880/Darkness_Under_My_Bed/ I haven’t felt this close of being added to an FBI watch list in my life. DUMB explodes the formula of DUMB: Treasure and Game for Anna in a childish hellscape layered with complex puzzles and mysteries. This is a thoroughly and constant experience of horror, not terror—Everything […]

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Indie Games Reviews 12 – 09/01/2021

Alcudia by Dukebot – https://dukebot.itch.io/alcudia A unique pharmaceutical nightmare mixing Cronenberg (a little Brandon and a little David) with charming pixel art. I was really impressed by how different the style was from Dukebot previous title Blue Sunday while maintaining a similar sensibility. Burger and Frights by Donitz – https://donitz.itch.io/burger-frights A Bike-riding Groundhog Day in Hell […]

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Indie Games Reviews 10 – 08/11/2021

It’s Winter by ИЛЬЯМАЗО and sad3d – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1003360/___ITS_WINTER/ I recommend this game as merchandise more than an experience. 10$ to wallow in a miserable Unity scene representing Russian suburban winter. I can’t think of something more in sync with Mark Fisher’s work. Enclosed by Ateliér Duchů – https://atelier-duchu.itch.io/enclosed Escher-esque puzzle platformer with some strong eerie […]

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