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.
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 is one of the best video games anime adaptation I ever watch. It’s all thanks to director Seiji Kishi (who worked on Danganronpa, Assassination Classroom, Angel Beats! And Re:_Hamatora) and it’s animated by Anime International Company (AIC ASTA). The anime is very faithful to the source material of the PlayStation 2. The plot of anime is the same as video game, a high student named Yu Narukami (who is a silent protagonist in the game) 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 (A world where shadows live) comes on and 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 and 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 subject that has been bothering me as a gaming blogger I know we don’t get a lot of views and likes just like anime, film, lifestyle, fitness and beauty bloggers. Well it’s because of platforms like IGN, Kotaku, and Siliconera (which I get most of my sources, Polygon and many more that has gaming news that makes it harder for us. Yes we work hard on creating a platform that which we can express our passion for gaming and the industry in general. We talk about the latest news of games that coming out, reviewing a video game we play and love and if you are a YouTuber and Twitch Steamer you can promote yourself as a blogger to gain new audience. I know Gaming is a saturated market and there is a lot of popular gaming blogs out there. It’s tough to compete with them. That’s why we need to work together, network and collab with one (other note: other blogger can do that too) by shouting each other out. People think how can we collab on a blog? There are somethings you can do such as podcast, YouTube collab and whatever you can think of. There is one more thing, social media use it well grasshopper and meet other gaming and make friends.
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.
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.
We already know you need a controller to play a game and without it you don’t control we is going on in the game. Every video game console needs a control but what about for your computer. In the 80s -90s you needed a device called a Joystick which model after a mechanism in the fighter jet cockpit (where your steer and buttons to fire missiles and machine guns. Joysticks can be in the category as arcade stick (controls you see in the arcade), Gamepad and etc. Here is some history, The Germans developed the two-axis joystick in 1994 and was used as a radio control transmitter system used in certain German bomber aircraft, used to guide both the rocket-boosted anti-ship missile Henschel Hs 293, and the unpowered pioneering precision-guided munition Fritz-X. In the video game era, Ralph H. Baer created the first video game joystick in 1967 with horizontal and vertical controls on a spot on a screen.After 1960s joystick evolved and became gamepads, for example NES gamepad layout is has four buttons (A. B, Start and Select) along with directional pad (Up, Down, Right and Left). The design of the control is a brick which the first game is Super Mario which I guess they have the idea from.
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 (work on Unreal Tournament 2003 who was hired as a contractor for Epic Games) and Pysonix want to make a racing game with Unreal vehicles (based on Hagewood experience) in a physics-based engine enjoyable. 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 (which features speed boost and vehicles flying off the arena).
Pale Moon Crisis is a indie action adventure inspired by Resident Evil, note that this game has some nudity in it. Alibi is the developer and publisher of this IP, 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 such as 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 Playstion 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”.