Wraithkal: The Indie Gaming Corner

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Over a Dozen Greenlight Limbo Picks Are Steambound as of Today

In The Wall (GL)
Boy did Christmas ever come early for these fourteen developers, as their respective titles are all now ready to be prep'd for distribution via. Steam. That is, those that are ready (at the very least, for Early Access), because, well, not a lot of them are. There's still plenty reason to celebrate though, as no less than five of these have in fact been on Greenlight since 2014… which is just ridiculous. Plain and simple ridiculous.
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Vive la France: Paris to Debut IndieCade Europe This Year

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If you've never been to Paris, or more specifically, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in said city, this November might not be a bad time for it. Why? Well, it's where the first ever European IndieCade outing will be held, which I suspect is going to be pretty darn groovy. After all, as stated on the website, "Why should the US have all the fun?".
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Raw Fury Proves That Publishers Can Actually be Pretty Groovy

Kathy Rain
The year is 2016 and indie games are all over the place, both self-published and with a third-party deal. Or maybe the correct term is 'ordeal', given the amount of hassle some publishers have proven to be. I mean, assisting with marketing, maybe helping with the funding - good stuff for sure. Unfortunately there are also examples of shady deals and downright scams, however. Hazardous territory to say the least, although if we can get more like up-and-coming publisher Raw Fury… groovy times ahead.
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Hidden Asset Is Looking For Corporate Assassins to Help With Some Alpha Testing

Hidden Asset
In the not-so-distant future, finances are grim. Very grim. So much that large corporations are actually granted immunity from prosecution to protect them from, well, nasty things like legislation. Unsurprisingly, the result of this is troublesome at best, war breaking out all over the place. What a mess, and the only one who stands a chance at cleaning it up is a corporate assassin. A so-called Hidden Asset.
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Speculating Screenshots (21st May 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Fancy A Late Night Drink In This Custom Amnesia: The Dark Descent Story?

Amnesia: The Dark Descent -  A Late Night Drink (CS)
A large wine cellar has many uses. One might sell the contents to collectors, show it off to similarly minded parties, or even sample the goods. In any case, In A Late Night Drink, Michael - just Michael - has acquired the deed to a lovely house with one such. So far so good, right? Actually, no, because as it turns out, the previous owner passed away mysteriously in the basement. Well, time to find out what the deal is with that… while sampling some vintage spirits, of course. Cheers!
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~

Undead Darlings (kickstarter)
At this point there really is no way to have an apocalypse without zombies. But... what if they were still half human, their hearts beating in the name of justice and all that good stuff? Because that's exactly the case with Undead Darlings, a visual novel / RPG mix which has you playing the part of Reginald P. Happenstahnce on a mission to find a cure. Oh and get this: asskicking will be handled entirely by a crew of half-zombie-half-human girls, rather than the protagonist!
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Mayhem In Single Valley Demo Impressions: Jack’s Life Is As Surreal As It Gets

Mayhem In Single Valley (demo)
When a plane full of passengers suddenly starts falling apart, our protagonist, Jack, does what anyone would and takes to the air, on a rescue mission. Super powers? Hardly. Just got a serious case of escapism through daydreaming and Mayhem In Single Valley. Or so I was initially lead to believe, only to find, upon saving enough people from certain doom… something else was going on. Something else entirely. Cue dramatic music.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Nadia Was Here

Nadia Was Here
The year is 198X and everyone's enjoying the latest 8-bit sensation. Actually that's not quite right, even if the above screenshot says otherwise, Nadia Was Here looking like a genuine blast from the past and all. But looks can be deceiving, and underneath that seemingly tried-and-true nostalgic art style lies something deep, sinister, even... magical? Maybe.
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Utopia 9 Is a Mighty Fine Vacation Spot… For Mowing Down Hordes of Mutants!

Utopia 9
Everyone needs to get away from it all once in a while. To kick back at some remote beach on a distant planet, like, say, Utopia 9. It's been terraformed to perfection, promising the "ultimate holiday in a relaxing atmosphere with guaranteed sunshine all year all day". Well, except that nothing is as it should be, the entire place filled with mutated freaks eager to kill, kill and kill. Not cool.
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Help a Young Dino Survive the Journey Home In Zid & Zniw Chronicles: Zniw Adventure

Zniw Adventure
Once upon a time, dinosaurs walked the Earth. Some survived by taking out the competition while other lived off nature itself, eating plants. But this particular tale isn't about climbing the food chain. Or at least, not specifically, as the focus in Zid & Zniw Chronicles: Zniw Adventure is on helping Zniw, a rather unfortunate young dinosaur, get back home. Time to point 'n click like it's 200,000,000 BC… again!
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Speculating Screenshots (14th May 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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At a Glance: The Gold Medalists of Ludum Dare 35

Wobble Yoga
Not gonna lie, Ludum Dare 35's theme - Shapeshift - didn't really appeal to me, and I fully expected this round to be... well, kinda less. One glance at its victors across the sixteen categories sure proved me wrong though, which is obviously not a bad thing! So while we wait for the 36th 48-72 hour craziness that will be Ludum Dare 36, why not peruse the cream of the crop from the most recent outing?
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Speculating Screenshots (7th May 2016)

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For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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