[Dtoid community blogger bbain played a TON of indie games at this year's PAX. Thankfully for us, he was also sober enough to remember all of them! Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon]
Well, PAX Prime 2012 has come and gone, and I happened to have played an absurd amount of games while I was there. Since I've become particularly interested in indie games these past few years, I ended up spending most of my time at the Indie Megabooth, checking out the PAX 10 (the industry-selected 'top 10 indie games') as well as the other indie booths scattered around the convention. I wanted to share my thoughts on all of these wonderful games, so I thought I'd do a sort of mini-review of each of the indie games that I got a chance to play at PAX. This turned out to be a much larger post than I initially expected, so let us dilly-dally no longer and just get right into this thing! These will be listed in alphabetical order, because that is the easiest way. Here we go!
If your game only really cost $30 to make in GameMaker, then yeah, you're gonna recoup the development budget pretty quick. Former PC Gamer writer Tom Francis hoped his debut title Gunpoint might do well enough to allow him t...more
The 'Really Big Bundle' was selected in a community vote to be re-released by Indie Royale, and it's out now and renamed to "The Chosen 2 Bundle." This bundle includes Really Big Sky, Runespell Overture, Eufloria, Cthulhu Sav...more
While the unique puzzles and platforming featured in the original Escape Goat made me a fan, the new map system being introduced in Escape Goat 2 immediately had me thinking of the 2D handheld Castlevania games. Rooms are now...more