Indies of the Week #42 Raising – Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another addition of Indies of the Week this Sunday. Today’s theme is raising. Raising a monster or character make  them stronger. It’s like raising a child and teach them about the world.  Indies games, there is a genre called simulation which is sort of raising and a bit more casual. Let’s talk a look at some indies games about raising.

Indie 5.   Boot Hill Bounties – Experimental Gamer Studios

Boot Hill Bounties is a western rpg revolves about four heroes willing to save their homes .It takes inspiration from  90s RPGs such as Final Fantasy, Earthbound and Chrono Trigger.  The game has four-player local co-op which you can assign characters and control all four heroes.Soundtrack is made by Jake Kaufman who worked on Shantae, Duck Tales and Shovel Knight.  The combat is turn-based but with a twist, your party doesn’t have to wait for their turn.No random encounters but face and defeat 250 enemies. Customization is apart of this game such as your weaponry. Find jobs on a newspaper, farming, side quests and eat 50 types of food.   Sneak up on enemies to get an advantage, camping with your party members and  encounter mysteries. Will you hunt down these outlaws? Boot Hill Bounties is available on Steam and support Experimental Gamer Studios.

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Is Dead or Alive Franchise Bad and Fanservice Game?

What is Dead or Alive?

Dead or Alive is a 3D fighting game created by Tomonobu Itagaki and developed by Team Ninja. Dead or Alive is consider sexualizing female characters and complex mechanics. Here is a brief history of how Dead or Alive is made from the ground up. Tomonobu Itagaki made a wager with the head of the company of Temco. Itagaki vowed to make a video game that would players would enjoy. He named the series Dead or Alive to demonstrate the series will fail or succeed. He made a group called Team Ninja to help Itagaki develop the game. The main inspirations for Dead or Alive was Virtua Fighter (which some characters appear in DOA5), Mortal Kombat and Fatal Fury (Mai also appear in DOA5). Known for fast gameplay and knocking opponents off multi-level stages.


Itagaki explain about DOA “I want people to remember DOA as a game that was very aggressive and combative. As to […] how it contributed to the fighting genre – I look at it as something similar to how sushi was released in this country and became mainstream”. He wanted the game to be its own fighting game. Featuring characters with variations of fighting styles and core mechanics. There is another game which is canon to the DOA series called Ninja Gaiden. Ryu Hayabusa, Moniji and Rachel crossover in Dead or Alive series. Kasumi and Ayame appear in the Ninja Gaiden franchise as well. DOA got spinoffs such as Volleyball and Xtreme. These games are majority female characters from the series no males.

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Indies of the Week #41 – Disrupt Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another Indies of the Week # 41 this Sunday. Before I get to the theme for today. I am been at Anime USA 2017 yesterday and last Friday. It was no indies there but I had fun. Anime 2017 blog post will be on Friday before Christmas shopping . Today’s theme is disrupt in indies you have a primary objective. There is a disrupt or obstacle that you must overcome to achieve it. Let’s see what indies we have in store for us gamers.

5. Juicy Realm – SpaceCan

Juicy Realm is a rogue-like shooter indie game.   Plants  are eating human and now human are the top of the food chain. In gameplay, players gain weapons , items and gear to fight off human-eating plants. Defend of and expand your  based camp. Play alone or with friends in campaign mode. If you don’t end of plant food support SpaceCan. Follow SpaceCam on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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Indies of the Week #40 – Giving Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another giving Indies of the Week #40 this gaming Sunday. I hope you had a had a great Indies Thanksgiving.  Today’s theme is giving in indies game, which developers indies give the fans something to look forward to. Gameplay, characters and storyline in indies.  Last Tuesday was all about giving but I am late. Let’s see what indies we have today.

Indie 8. Slam Fighter II – Team Dogpit

Slam Fighter II is a rhythm/fighting indie game. The concept is insulting your opponent and responding to it. Slam Fighter II has a single-player campaign, versus mode and 10 EDM tracks. Players can use keyboard and controller  in the game. Six playable characters have strengths and weakness , six stages, resolution  640×480 and more.  There is gallery mode with unlock profiles and character art. Slam Fighter II is available now on Steam and visit Team Dogpit website.

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Toonstruck – Cute and Nasty Cartoons Video Game Retro Review

What is Toonstruck?

Toonstruck is an adventure point and click game which features actor Christopher Lloyd. The game has FMV with 2D animation blend in with live action. The plot of the Toonstruck follows an animator named Drew Blanc and creator of Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun Show. Drew’s boss Sam Schmaltz want him to designed more bunnies for the show. Drew felt asleep and Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun Show was on 2AM in the morning. Next thing Drew gets transported in a cartoon world where he meets Flux Wildly. Flux tells Drew that he will help him get back to the real world.

If Drew helps Flux to stop Count Nefarious from making cartoon world dark and adult. Later on Drew and Flux meet King Hugh who tells them to find items for the Cutifier. Cutifier is a mechanism that counter’s Count Nefarious’s The Malevolator. The story goes from there and Drew meets other characters from Cutopia, Zanyu and Malevoland.

What does Toonstuck offer?

The gameplay is old-school point and click adventure. You can move Drew and also use Flux to do things. During interaction with characters, there will be icons on the bottom left corner. Ice icon is to continuing to talk to the character. Stop hand icon is to leave the conversation and there are special ones as well. Live action actors such as Christopher Lloyd and Ben Stein make an appearance in this game. Popular 90s voice actors such as Tress MacNeile, Rob Paulsen, Corey Button Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett and Frank Welker. It was great to hear those voices out of these characters.

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Indies of the Week #40 – Epic Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another Indies of the Week # 40 this Sunday. Before I get to some indies I would like to announce that. There will not Indies of the Week next week or new blog posts. I just want to take a week along break from the blog.  I want to spend Thanksgiving and Black Friday with my family.  Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and signup for my mailing list. Check out my YouTube and Twitch for gaming content.  Today’s theme is epic, indies tell stories and has remarkable gameplay. Developers make these indies with their hearts content and thankful for having a gift. Let’s see what indies we have today.

6. PROTOTYPE MANSION – Jupiter Lighthouse

Prototype Mansion is a survival horror classic style indie game. This game reminds you of old school Resident Evil on the PSX days. I think it’s a parody of the game and voice acting. Solve puzzles and 32 bit Playstation graphics. Find items to health or cure sickness. Investigate strange occurrence and  shoot zombies. Prototype Mansion is available now on itch.io at a bin price.  Check out Jupiter Lighthouse website for more information about Prototype Mansion.

5. Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG – Amazu Media

Light Apprentice – The Comic Book RPG is a turn-based indie game were comics integrate with video games. Players take control of Nate who is a light apprentice. You have control on what Nate and other apprentices based on the player actions. Customize your hero and befriend monster to help you in battle. Level up your apprentice and collect items to use in battle. Comic style hand drawn graphics set the tone of the game. Spare or defeat a monster like Undertale. What  apprentice will you be? Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG is available now on Steam and visit Amazu Media website for more details. Note: other volumes of Light Apprentice: The Comic Book RPG are coming soon.

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MUGEN – Create Your Own Crossover Fighting Game Review

What is Mugen fighting game engine?

How you ever wonder if you characters from anime, gaming, cartoons and movies crossover? MUGEN is the software for fighting game fans. MUGEN is a 2D fighting game engine created by Elecbtye. This engine allows creators to make and rip stages, characters, and srceenpacks from other games. History of MUGEN started off in 1999 as beta. Beta version work on MS-DOS, Mac and Linux operation systems. MUGEN creator Elecbtye forgotten what the engine stand for, mugen in Japanese means unlimited. Elecbtye seek donations to obtain a windows version of MUGEN.

Elecbtye release a private WinMUGEN beta containing limit of two characters and locked game modes.  This new version of WinMUGEN features music plugins and SFF files to show palettes. CNS scripts for controllers and changes to DOS patches to downgrade characters to be compatible. In 2007 hacked WinMUGEN add third-party for hires stages and select screens. Low and hi res stages are compatible in new version of WinMUGEN.

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Indies of the Week #39 – Surprising Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to another indies of the Week #39 this sunday. I hope you had a surprising Veterans Day weekend I did a post yesterday thanking all the vets who served.  Let’s get right to today’s theme surprising, indies are full of wonders. Indie developers want to surprise based on playing the game. For example, popular culture references, paying homage and out of the world gameplay. Here are some indie games to check out and support .

Indie 8.   Slashers: The Power Battle – Stun Games

Slashers: The Power Battle is a 2D fighting indie game that takes inspiration from Street Fighter 3, Last Blade, Samurai Shodown and Guilty Gear. It has fluid animation, simple 4 controls (  Slash, Big Slash, Kick, Chaos) and other input modes. Tutorial mode for beginners,  11 playable fighters plus free dlc. Game modes such as network, arcade, story, versus and combo challenge. Customize characters and buy accessories with in-game currency. Cartoon-like graphics reminds of Burning Rival  , tactical mechanic  such as Counter Block, Power Recovery and Chaos Break. Choose up to two styles red and blue chaos move types.  Slashers: The Power Battle is available now for Early Access on Steam.   For more information on Slashers: The Power Battle  got to Stun Games website.

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A Near Dawn – Psychological Difficulties Indie Visual Novel Kickstarter

What is A Near Dawn?

Far-off Daydream Games brings you very dark humorous psychological thriller called A Near Dawn. The plot of Near Dawn is Sam Nichols is a  victim of some disturbing psychological difficulties. Sam takes on cases which he gets into dire situations.  Near Dawn indie game  is inspired by Twin Peaks, Ace Attorney, Broken Sword, Blackwell and  Steins;Gate.  Game graphics is very colorful and using traditional frame-by-frame animation. There are two side of Sam light and dark, depending on the player’s playstyle you can’t back on your choice. Near Dawn includes full-voiced speech and narration for the cast. The game give you more freedom than your standard point and click adventure.

There are over 14 characters to interact with based on personality and backgrounds. Multiple endings are also available throughout the game, whether to save someone dearly or murder a victim your choice. Soundtrack is mix with suspense and mellow just listen down below.

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Indies of the Week #38 – Exploration Indie Gaming Sunday

Welcome to Indies of the Week # 38 this Sunday. Happy Daylight Savings Time and today’s theme is exploration. Explore different worlds in indie can take you on many journey. Due to indie game developers artstyle and story-telling. Let’s see what indie we have in store for today.

Indie 8. Cede – BareHand

Cede is a 3D action-RPG which inspired by Diablo and Harvest Moo farming system. The core mechanics are farming and combat but just those two. Transforming plants and control them, two types of plants defender and supporter. Defenders attack  monsters and supporters heal  and boost stats. Kind of reminds me of Plants Vs Zombies, players can create their own farm. Gathering materials, fight off horde of enemies and explore new worlds. Support the Cede Kickstarter and check out BareHand website for more info.

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