Indie games to look forward to in 2014
Determined to up my indie nerd cred, I've put a couple new Kickstarter projects up as key highlights for this week's Wideo Wednesday. Are these 2 kickstarted game projects worth your money? Check out the videos and read up more on them if they pique your interest. And if neither cut it for you, perhaps indie games for the next gen consoles are more up your alley, the last video covers that nicely.
The Long Dark -- FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE!
[youtube_sc url="http://youtu.be/65qslR8hJ60"] The Long Dark is a first-person post-disaster survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness. The devs are pitching it as a thoughtful, exploration focused survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness in the aftermath of a global disaster. You'll need to brave the elements and other survivors, hunt for supplies, explore the world and uncover the mystery. There's no black and white in this game, so it simulates what survival is all about, and how far will you go to survive. Check out the Kickstarter page here.
Mark of the Old Ones - Inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu
This game is certainly up Jed's alley, being the HP Lovecraft fan that he is. It's a richly imagined, Metroidvania, 'upside down', physics-platformer. The game is inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. According to the devs “MotOO is about a unique and coherent movement mechanism. Thomas’ tentacles provide a totally unique way to experience an environment, evoking novel feelings of strength, momentum, and power. Basic movement has a relaxing rhythm that quickly feels natural, but gracefully navigating a dynamic environment challenges preconceptions of character movement. Thomas doesn’t swing like Spider-Man; Thomas moves like the eldritch abomination he has become.” You can check out the Kickstarter project page here.
Indie Games on Next Gen Consoles - Polygon Report
[youtube_sc url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_ABJ6PWnQ"] I thought this was a pretty great reporting and journalism by Tracey Lien from Polygon on the war to win over indies for the next generation of consoles. Some interviews with key people from both Sony and Microsoft are included as well as some of the indie devs themselves. It's an eye opener on how things have changed dramatically over the years, with indie devs now being put on the spotlight.
Have I missed any other interesting this last week? What did you think of my picks? Leave a comment and let me know.