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June's Best Indie Games

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the go-forth-and-game dept.

PC Games (Games) 16

cyrus_zuo writes "Game Tunnel has just published its June Independent Video Games Round-Up. This month's article looks at twelve indie titles including the physics-based gem Armadillo Run, the newest Spiderweb Software RPG Avernum 4, and the finally released Wild Earth, the later of which walked away with the Game of the Month award. As always the article includes four different people reviewing and rating each game, including a new face this month, Savant, as Game Tunnel marks 2 years of doing the monthly round-up."

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Armadillo run was nice (1)

cliffski (65094) | more than 8 years ago | (#15628574)

pity that the 'armadillo' was just a ball though...

Re:Armadillo run was nice (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 8 years ago | (#15630488)

Yep. It was pretty much the game everyone was waiting for after playing Pontifex (or Bridge Builder if its limited options were enough for your abusing pleasure) and seeing all the possible abuses for the physics system.

English as a second language... (-1, Troll)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 8 years ago | (#15628617)

"...and the finally released Wild Earth, the later of which walked away with the Game of the Month award."
This will only add weight to the argument that "more videogames = less intelligence".

Horrible (1, Funny)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 8 years ago | (#15628655)

What kind of list is this? It mistakenly left PyScrabble [] (an awesome multi-player Scrabble game written in Python) off the list. How dare they!

Mod parent SPAM (2, Funny)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 8 years ago | (#15629088)

From the parent link:

"pyscrabble ... Written by Kevin Conaway"

And the "most obvious shameless plug" award goes to... :P

Re:Mod parent SPAM (1)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 8 years ago | (#15629128)

Sheesh, it was a joke (and some shameless promoting, whats wrong with that?)

It is a thread about independent games after all!

Now go play :)

"Best-of" list syndrome (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15628730)

Cue the inevitable flood of "How dare they (include/not include) ($GAME)??"

Re:"Best-of" list syndrome (1)

Lerc (71477) | more than 8 years ago | (#15633361)

Cue the inevitable flood of "How dare they (include/not include) ($GAME)??"

I guess they dare because ($GAME) wasn't released in june

AGDI (2, Informative)

DuckWizard (744428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15629730)

If you're into indie games, don't forget about AGD Interactive [] . Not only do they re-make classic Sierra adventures with tasty VGA graphics, but they have an original adventure game (called "Al Emmo") coming out that looks pretty awesome. Any old(ish)-school fans of Sierra adventure games should check them out.

I am not affiliated with this company in any way - I just think that what they're doing is nothing short of awesome, and want to spread the word.

Re:AGDI (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 8 years ago | (#15629971)

Not only have they re-made classic Sierra adventures with tasty VGA graphics

Fixed that for you. Too bad QFG2VGA is vaporware. It's been "supposed to be done next year" since 2003. If they really have it done except for bug fixes, they need to just release an alpha and the source and let the community finish it up.

Re:AGDI (1)

DuckWizard (744428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15632493)

Did you miss the teaser video they posted recently? I'm pretty convinced that they're making headway - and now that Al Emmo (their bread and butter) is more or less done, we'll be seeing QFG2VGA shortly. And I am really looking forward to it - QFG2 is my favorite game of my favorite series.

Re:AGDI (1)

Bent Mind (853241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15630051)

Looks like an interesting project. It's a shame that running the games still requires the use of an emulator. I was hoping that, in remaking them, they would be porting them to modern platforms. Oh well, there are many good DOS emulators out there.

Re:AGDI (1)

popo (107611) | more than 8 years ago | (#15634142)

Remaking games with better graphics is something I wish we'd see more of. I always wonder why someone doesn't remake Starcraft with a decent resolution. (Or in 3D).

Avernum (1)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#15632559)

Avernum is a great game. It's like nethack but fun.

Indie Games - not many are great (1)

bear pimp (695195) | more than 8 years ago | (#15635108)

I have to say, not many indie games are that good, and it's simply a complete pain to try and find the good ones. For that reason, I think the Gametunnel roundups are excellent. Every now and then the big mainstream gaming sites will latch onto something like Darwinia and proudly boast their credentials as supporters of innovation and the little guy, but we forget that Gametunnel is always there first, sat in the trenches sifting through the mud (which unfortunately there's a lot of) to find the few fun nuggets of indie game fun.

I'm glad they do because it's only through them I've found the last 3 game purchases I made.
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