I’d like to introduce a new segment every month where I (with some occasional help from readers) pick 3 indie games I’ve discovered that you gamers should check out. I’ve just gotten into some PC gaming within the last few months and have realized that there are some great gems out there that should get more notice. So, let’s get started.
Super Goblin War Machine
This comes from Big Block Games, a small indie developer, who specialize in browser-based flash games. This game has been out for about a year but I just found it and think it should be shown off to more people.
You control a war machine that you use to run over, smash, and shoot human villages. You can earn a bronze, silver, or gold medal based on the score you receive from your destruction. There are upgrades you can unlock for your machine that help you with the annihilation of the humans. The controls are simple as you use the [WASD] or [arrow] to move around, the [shift] key gives you boost, and the mouse is for the aiming & shooting of your projectile. There are many levels and mini-games to play through, so it should give you many hours of fun playtime, for FREE might I add. Check it out here at Big Block Games and be sure to register for the site so it keeps track of your progress.
Unepic is a medieval fantasy game with platforming and RPG elements. It was created by one guy from Spain by the name of Francisco Téllez de Meneses. It took him 2 years to finish the game, which he said his main inspiration was from a game released by Konami in the 80’s called The Maze of Galious.
You play as Daniel, a video gamer and all around awesome nerd/geek like many of us, who gets somehow transported into the huge medieval castle named Harnakon. Daniel thinks he’s on a psychotropic drug trip, but little does he realize that there is more to this mystery than he thinks. It’s your job to traverse the castle by fighting monsters, huge bosses, and leveling up your character. The RPG elements are pretty deep, with full character pages of stats to level up, many weapons to use, spells & magic, potions to create, and many quests for NPC’s in the castle.
This is a must play game that should be experienced by any RPG lover or gamer that likes to have fun and laugh. Unepic can be purchased through Desura or GamersGate for a measly $10. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it.
Under the Ocean
This is one I found by accident and it really impressed me. Under the Ocean is the sequel to Under the Garden, which came out in 2010 and can be downloaded here for free. Ocean is being built by 2 of the guys from Big Block Games and is in alpha stage right now.
You have been shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island and have to learn to survive. Many things can kill you such as hunger, dehydration, animals, or the weather. You can build fires to keep yourself warm or cook your food, build shelter to stay in, and craft tools to help you in hunting and building. Many items will work together, so who knows what you may come up with? Are you up for the struggle to survive?
The game is being sold on the site Under the Garden in two different packages. There’s the the Pretty Cool Silver Bear Edition ($7), which gives you the game, access to the alpha build, and helps support the development of the game. The Super Golden Bear Edition ($25) gives you the stuff above plus your name in the credits, even more support for the game, a thank you card sent to you in the mail when the game releases, and a limited edition copy of the soundtrack. There is also the Annoying Cockroach edition for all the douchebag pirates out there but that’s not what you want to get anyways, cause this game is awesome. I’ve bought the silver edition so far, but will most likely buy the gold edition next week so I can get the soundtrack. after all, I love game music, and also love helping out developers.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this and look forward to seeing more of these in the future. Like I said, I will do this once a month to get the word out about great indie games you may not know of. If there is an indie game you’d like to see featured on here, let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.