Welcome to another addition of Indies of the Week, today’s theme is cartooney which is a type of graphics and style. Check out the previous post of indies to check out, Here are today’s indies.
Indie 3. 8 Doors – Rootless Studios
This game is a multiple ending indie rpg which you play as a girl named Lily who journeys to the afterlife to solve a mystery of the death of her father and bring him back to life. She meets up with king of Afterlife Yama and he request Lily to became a reaper to bring her father back. This game is made with RPG Maker and it’s unique graphics. The combat system is turn-based and you can choose to attack, skill, special, guard and items.
Based on the PlayStation 2 video game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 by Atlus, Persona 4: The Animation. It’s all thanks to director Seiji Kishi (who worked on Danganronpa, Assassination Classroom, Angel Beats! And Re:_Hamatora). The anime is very faithful to the source material of the PlayStation 2. The plot of anime is a high student named Yu Narukami. Who moves to Inaba with his uncle and cousin while his parents work abroad.
One day, Yu turns on the TV on a rainy day then Midnight Channel comes on. He goes to school and meets Yosuke Hanamura and Chie Satonaka. The Three decide to go inside the TV world while there is a strong of murders on a foggy day. While in the TV world you the three meets a resident in the TV world Teddie. Tell them that people are thrown in her and find the culprit behind the incident. While being inside the TV the group unlock a power called Shadow to defeat the shadows and themselves.
This is a indie fighting inspired by Bushido Blade (anybody play that game in the old day), the only way to win is to defeat your opponent with one strike. You have to remember the move and the developers remove the move-list, the gameplay you can dodge, parry and counter your opponent’s strikes. There are 8 playable characters with unique abilities, 6 stages along with graphic novel style graphics. If you want a samurai-like fighting game then vote for it on Stream Greenlight. Note: There is no health bars in this game.
I am creating a new series to recognize indie game. That are being developed and looking to get exposure from this blog post. As you know I post once a week now since I normally do 2-3 times a week but I just want to grow my YouTube and Twitch channel as side projects. I hoping to do this full-time someday but it’s of now it’s just a hobby. Without further ado let talk about indies of the week, I will be select indies to promote and it’s done once a week on Sundays. I think it’s a great way of showcase some indies that people never heard about and I might come of with a theme soon. Let’s look at some indies that are being developed or just released.
Indie 4. Gunmetal Arcadia – Minor Key Games
This is the sequel to Gunmetal Arcadia Zero and this is an roguelike action adventure indie game which the gameplay and graphics reminds you of a NES game. You play as 5 playable elf fighters who is up against the Unmade Empire. In your adventure, you collect 75+ items, 40 legacy events and rewards and as well as customization and upgrade you character with editable preset slots. This game reminds you of Zelda II and Authentic 8-bit soundtrack with 8-bit graphics. Buy this game if you are a fan of 8-bit NES style games and support Minor Key Games. Gunmetal Arcadia is available now on Steam and also buy Buy Minor Key Games Complete Collection BUNDLE too.
Mastema: Out of Hell is developed by Forever Entertainment S.A.and Oscar Celestini bring you a get out of hell indie platformer. You play as a lost soul and can’t remember you past life, you have not idea what is the situation is. You are trapped in hell and want to escape ( there is another game just like this), but you are unarmed and defenseless to fight but nobody knows you are armed and on a journey to find your way out of hell but you have to defeat Mastema to proceed. Developers made the game hard enough to completed along 8 bosses, 55 levels and save points in each location.
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer game developed and published by Pysonix. This is soccer with rocket-powered card and it’s a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. If you don’t know what Rocket League developed I will give you a backstory. Psyonix’s founder Dave Hagewood and Pysonix want to make a racing game with Unreal vehicles. The team played around with several race options. But found out they have added a ball to be pushed by the vehicles which become Battle-Cars.
Pale Moon Crisis is a indie action adventure inspired by Resident Evil. This game has some nudity in it. Alibi is the developer and publisher of this . The plot of the game you play as Sara (blue haired heroine) and her partner Bruno. Who works for a cleaning company who took on a job in the mountains. But there are monsters called vermin in the mansion (what is that remind you off). In the mansion they uncover secrets and the question is will they make it out alive? Once you start the game you have three difficulties. Easy, hard and medium, there is a option menu and you can continue the adventure.
This is not joke I guess Sony loves Naruto. But this is a part of Sony’s Beta Program which selected people has sign up for. In the Playstation Blog, you will get a sneak peek at the major update version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke). Where are the features which Sasuke update will have updated External HDD which you can plug you UBS 3.0 HDD. To get more space for your games and it’s compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download you favorite apps on his HDD. But there is a note “user save files are still stored locally on your PS4 HDD. Only games and applications are stored externally”.
As you know it’s Black History Month and I know there is a majority of White protagonist in video games. What about the minority groups who take up the role of the hero, villain and supporting? I am counting down top 5 African American characters for Black History Month.
5. Franklin Clinton – Grand Theft Auto V
Franklin is a former gang banger who want to make big money to get out the projects. He is one of the three protagonist along with Trevor Philips and Michael De Santa. As a African American man he is stereotype as a thug in a projects especially in the black community. Franklin is doing what black should be doing getting a real job instead of selling drugs and going to jail. He does care for his friend Lamar Davis for example saving him from a rival gang called Ballas and he lives with his aunt. Franklin is also voice by Shawn “Solo” Fonteno (Having not worked as an actor since The Wash) Fonteno ask Ned Luke and Steven Ogg for acting tips. I pick Franklin because he want to get out of that gang life and young black males can related to him.
4. Lee Everett – The Walking Dead
Lee was a college professor at University of Georgia and afterwards send to prison for murdering a man for having an affair with his wife. While being transported to prison walkers came and manage to escape and find Clementine (will be the protagonist of season 2 and 3). Lee plays a role of the father figure of Clemetine and he is the voice of reason to the group on doing what is right. He is protrayed as modest and kind to others, Lee Everett voiced by Dave Fennoy and a great leader of the group of survivors. Continue reading “Top 5 African American Characters In Video Games”