IndieGameReviewer Picks Our Favorite Indie Games Releases from an Amazing Year!
“ORBITER” is a complex, full-fledged flight simulator that takes you beyond the skies and into outer space. Highly detailed and deep in its implementation of existing spaceship control, this amazing, free program allows you to launch the Space Shuttle from Kennedy Space Center to deploy a satellite, rendezvous with the International Space Station or take the futuristic Delta-glider for a tour through the solar system among other things.
This sounds ridiculous, but World of Goo combines a story line that is very affecting by any standard, graphics that leave players stunned and amazed and a level of game play rivaled by no other game currently on the market. It’s that good. For Windows, Mac, Linux or WiiWare
Explore the process a very low budget indie developer might take to create an online video game. You can see character sketches, early stage 3D models, even play with early versions of the game engine he has created. Also learn about an exciting online game building tool.
In a world of multi-million dollar budgets in video games, independent video games are gaining ground. And within that field holds some of the creative and inspiring games; one of which is Braid. Braid is a puzzle/platformer, but so much more.
Crazy Machines for iPhone or iPod Touch is the latest in the franchise from German based developer Fakt Software. The object is to use the provided items to make a contraption in the spirit of the old board game Mousetrap. Read our review.
If you enjoy challenging puzzles, you should try “Vision” from Neutral. In this free, Myst-style Flash game, you are asked to escape from a mysterious room. You will need to solve a number of puzzles, including finding and using objects and figuring out mini-puzzles within the room to open boxes, compartments, etc.
Dungeon Escape is a hilarious and creative title exists as a Flash screen in your browser window that prompts you to click on hot spots with razor sharp timing or you meet one of many hilarious, er, um tragic deaths. The creator admits this title was inspired by Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace and even something called Super Don Quixote (would love to see that title!)
Blocksum is a Tetris-like game that works with numbers instead of colors or shapes. You really have to think fast or the game will consume you!
I find there is a serious lack of RPG content on Xbox 360 Indie Game marketplace so I did a search and lo and behold there is a recently uploaded starter kit for an RPG! Learn how to create your own.
WIRED Magazine reports on the new World of Warcraft expansion, the trademarked “Cataclysm,” that will literally rock the foundations of beloved Azeroth – the home to millions of deeply devotional MMORPG gamers.
World of Warcraft fans have much to celebrate as Raimi’s unique mondo-movie style seems to translate well with what would normally be considered B-movie fare. The world of Azeroth, where the mythology and lore of the World of Warcraft unfolds is rich with characters, races, classes, gods and history. Thousands upon thousands of hours of gameplay and development offer an almost bottomless well of stories from which to draw ideas.
Los Angeles based composer Jeehun Hwang is something of a legend in hardcore video gamer circles having written music for such titles as Quake, Mech Warrior 2 and Heavy Gear. IndieGameReviewer got this exclusive interview with the composer about how he got started and his upcoming projects.
For a mere five bucks you can partake of this beautiful 3D shooter with heart-pounding music and additional episodes when you need to go deeper into the world of Caster from indie developer Elecorn.
The video gaming industry is probably the largest and most profitable of all the entertainment industries in the world. However what is most unique about video games is that it is not just an American phenomenon. The games appeal to kids and young adults as well as fully grown people across all cultures. Video games are popular in the United States and Canada and Japan. Wherever there is a somewhat industrialized and technological society you will see video games in abundance.
If you are looking for some free 8-bit action online, check out Pizza City – a web-based Flash game that somehow recalls for this writer Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, GTA and Paperboy all at once.