Indie Links Round-Up: Take The Wheel

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The games covered in today’s Indie Links include a two-person text adventure, a cooperative gladiator game, an action puzzle game based on Hansel and Gretel, a shooter procedurally generated based on your music, a platformer with a hand-drawn crayon look, and more.

Canabalt developer teams up with Driftlab, Super Crate Box animator and more to create Old Spice game starring Dikembe Mutombo (Polygon)
“The developer of Canabalt, Adam Saltsman, has teamed up with other developers to create a hilarious Old Spice game starring retired Congolese American basketballer, Dikembe Mutombo.”

Review: Guns Of Icarus Online – Team-Based Steampunk-Themed Airship Battles (Indie Game Reviewer)
“There is a severe lack of games wherein each player acts as a crew member on a ship, each completing a goal for the greater effort of the vessel. Fewer still take this concept and apply it to a ship-to-ship high seas pirate battle. Guns of Icarus (Online) is exactly this, but on blimp-style airships rather than at sea.”

Wot I Think – Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
“Giana Sisters is difficult. It’s a 2D, side-scrolling platformer, presented as cutesy as you could imagine, but it’s damned tough. Many sections require precision use of the game’s many tricks and moves, and failure is instantly punished. Such that when I make a tiny mistake, a minuscule misstep, I instantly decide that the game’s being unfair and yell at it. And then do it again, and again, and again, until I get it right, at which point I decide that I’m incredibly clever and talented. In other words, in many ways it’s a platformer like they used to be.”

Fuck This Jam – Wrap Up (Independent Gaming)
“There is certainly a lot of great games made during the Fuck This Jam, which ended a little bit ago. However, I decided to narrow it down to 6. Yeah, I know. Harsh. In no particular order, here are my favourite submissions and remember, everybody who participated is a winner!”

Live Free, Play Hard: The Week’s Bestest Free Indie Games (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
“Runlike. Two-player text adventure. Turn-based bullet hell. STREEMERZ. “lot of ennemies, all weird ones”. Break someone’s game. CYOA-strategy Wild West vignette.”

The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Symphony (Joystiq)
“Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Francois Bertrand and Matt Shores of Empty Clip Studios discuss the battle to liberate your own musical library with PC game Symphony.”

Some Indies Don’t Fight Piracy, They Embrace It (Gamasutra)
“Jonatan Soderstrom is the latest indie developer who’s accepted that people will pirate his game, and has even gone out of his way to provide technical support to people downloading Hotline Miami without paying.”

Indie Pleas: Indie Game Crowd Funding Roundup For October 25, 2012 (indiePub)
“Space exploration has always been a fascination for the human race, so why not make video games based around that general idea? Well, a few have done that this week including Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken, a sequel to the award-winning Nexus: The Jupiter Incident which was released in 2005, and M.O.R.E. a space strategy game.”




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