This week has seen the introduction of quite a few small-development games. Some of them with retro-style nostalgia working for them, and some of them utilizing modern ideas, engines, and gameplay, they all look pretty promising, so let’s get into it.
Edmund McMillan’s viral games are so addictive, unique, and filled with gameplay elements from my childhood, that I can’t stop playing them. Get it!
The collection also features 2 secret unlockable games and tons of unlockable comics, sketch books and even never before scene stock footage from Indie Game: The Movie.
This pixel-art horror-adventure title hearkens back to some of the more disturbing LucasArts games, though maybe without the depth of story and breadth of gameplay.
It’s a murder mystery with a twist—because you decide what ultimately happens. Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours.
Luxor is a fun little game that’s made to be consumed and then moved on from. Amon Rising takes the basic gameplay of the original and changes it just enough to warrant a sequel.
Glory and adventure await as you return to save Ancient Egypt from certain doom in Luxor: Amun Rising. As chains of colored spheres rapidly approach the gateway of the pyramids, it’s up to you to stop them with your magical winged-scarab shooter. Fire colored orbs to make matches of three or more and eliminate oncoming chains.
This title is one of those plodding, exceedingly beautiful indie titles that simply must be seen in action. Reminding me of Lemmings a little bit, this one might be worth a playthrough.
Spirits is a relaxing action-puzzle game with a dynamic wind and world environment. Autumn is quickly approaching, and the spirits of fallen leaves are setting out on their journey home. Guide them by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground.
Remember The Fade from Dragon Age? Haven’t you always wanted to play tower defence in that environment? No, I never thought of that either, but it would be totally awesome. This game looks just like that kind of mash-up, though. I am intrigued.
In this unique Tower Defense, you will travel through William’s mind in a colored and dreamlike universe, made of a mix of pieces of memories, emotions and feelings. Will you be able to drive the fog of oblivion away and help the boy recover his memory?
This particular title has been out since earlier this year on colnsoles, but is only now being distributed to PCs. Check out Levelsave’s review here.
I Am Alive casts the player as a lone survivor in a believable, dark and insecure post-apocalyptic world. One year after the Event, a worldwide cataclysmic event that wiped most of the human race, a man struggles for survival in a desolate city as he tries to reunite with his long lost wife and daughter.
And that’s it for this week. Stay locked to Levelsave.com for more news and reviews!