I'm just currently playing lots of indie games since september, and I believe there are some of them whoe must be mentioned, just because I can see their potential and wanna know their progress. So I've decided to start this topic where we can all show new indie games that are now blowing our minds. So, these are the first 3 games I wanna share with you:
Penumbra became from a Game Jam, so that gives it a lot of interest to me. This is the description:
An ever-expanding world hides behind an underground obelisk. Few know its secrets, however you're not the first. Make your way through several puzzles using the notes left behind. Be careful not to disturb the guardian of the dark wood and the spirit who lives in the labyrinth. You are never trapped as long as you keep moving.
It's only a 10 mins demo, but I did enjoy a lot the misterious atmosphere around the gameplay. I think there is something really special inside of this game. Hope they can develop this concept. Didn't find an official video on youtube.
WHERE THE GOATS ARE
Where The Goats Are is a slow-paced, meditative videogame for PC and Mac. You play as Tikvah as she tries to maintain her way of life, looking after goats and making cheese, while the world around her falls apart.
The experience lasts around 1 hour. The game automatically saves at dawn everyday, however I recommend allowing time to play through the entire game in one sitting.
What I love about this game is the perfect combination of music and graphics, both of them are really cool, indeed. It's a contemplative video game, of course, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Project BlockChainZ is a Third Person Shooter video game mixed with Real Time Tactics Mechanics in a post-apocalyptic world where the survival of the human kind depends on you. You must defend the bunker against the hordes of zombies and the attacks of the raiders on a fixed map where you'll fight with the help of your troops and traps until the reinforcements arrive.
I was looking for a game like this. As a player I usually play shooter games. I rather play Gears of Wars, for example, because of the story behind, how the shooting feels, and also because it's third person view. But I also love RPG games with strategy. I know this game has no graphics (everything looks like assets for free) but game features shows a lot of potential, and I guess testing mechanics is what makes a game design interesting. Graphics will come later.
What do you think about these three games? It is my purpose to update this thread every week.