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IndieCade Showcase @ E3 lineup: The games you need to know


3:00 PM on 05.31.2014
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IndieCade is coming around once again, with more than 30 independent games to be shown off at this year's IndieCade Showcase @ E3. The selections were culled from entrants that will be available at this fall's larger IndieCade event, so these games are just a sampling of what may be available later. We've taken the liberty of highlighting a few of the IndieCade selections that are worth keeping an eye on, whether you're going to be in attendance or if you're just keeping track of the coverage for home.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Platforms: PS4
Developer: Dennaton Games



The sequel to one of the most gratuitously gruesome games on Steam is obviously one to keep an eye on, especially if you enjoyed the first one. Bumping electronica, a bit of the old ultraviolence, and wrecking people with your droogies is definitely in store as you switch between different characters and factions with their own individual methods of execution. This is my personal game of IndieCade, even though I know exactly what it's going to be like. Gimme toro, gimme some more.

CounterSpy
Platforms: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Mobile
Developer: Dynamighty



This side-scrolling stealth shooter is set during the Cold War, asking players to infiltrate the military bases of world superpowers who want to blow up the moon. It also looks fantastic. Just look at those striking colors. It reminds me a bit of SUPERHOT, actually, but I'm sure there won't be nearly as much time to slow down and think about your actions.

Hohokum
Platforms: PS4
Developer: Dynamighty



Hohokum is bright and energetic and looks like it may well fill the void that LocoRoco left so long ago. Become a kite-like creature and soar into the sky as you explore strange worlds and play on what the developers refer to as a game of hide-and-seek. Richard Hogg's artwork entrances, and it looks like it could well be one of the most relaxing games of the year. Only time will tell.

Thralled
Platforms: Ouya
Developer: Miguel Oliveira



Thralled is an experimental project about slavery that follows a young woman named Isaura as she is tormented by a painful past. She manages to escape her captors and heads into the forest in order to recover her missing son in this student creation by developer Miguel Oliveira. It's a shame it's only an Ouya-exclusive, as it will certainly miss out on reaching a bigger audience.

Anamnesis
Platforms: PC, Oculus
Developer: Scott Stephan



This Oculus game puts a clever spin on first-person exploration by putting you in the shoes of a FEMA relocation agent who's been sent to a temporary shelter in order to figure out what's happened to the survivors who you have long lost contact with. The Oculus acts as a special device that players use to read the "psychological imprints" of the people who were there before in order to weave a narrative. So, a little like Lux Pain, but not.

Paparazzi
Platforms: PC, Consoles
Developer: Mike Longley



I'm your biggest fan. I'll follow you until you love me. That's actually what you do in Paparazzi, a multiplayer game where one player is a celebrity and the other is one of the pesky paparazzi. Reach your limo while staving off as many photos as you can.

Choice Chamber
Platforms: PC, Consoles
Developer: Michael Molinari

Choice Chamber is intriguing in that it allows players to vote on how it will evolve in real time. It's meant to be streamed and for others to interact with the person playing the game. Anyone watching can type commands in a chat box, polls are taken to ask viewers to make decisions, and viewers even take part in triggering special effects -- even attacking the boss in some locations!

Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork
Platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Xbox One
Developer: Pixeljam



Glorkian: Warrior: Trials of Glork
is a collaboration between comic book artist James Kochalka and game studio Pixeljam that looks like it eats neon highlighters for breakfast, and that's quite alright with me.

Hack N Slash 
Platforms: PC, Consoles
Developer: Double Fine



Double Fine's latest project comes in the form of Hack N Slash, a puzzle action game where you reprogram object properties, hack into creatures, and rewrite the game's code. Like Watch Dogs, but more interesting! I haven't actually played Watch Dogs.

Bounden
Platforms: Mobile
Developer: Adriaan de Jongh

Bounden looks like one of the most elegant games to come out of IndieCade. It uses a smartphone gyroscope to allow two players to dance together on the same screen. In short, it's a dancing game -- and you know how much I love those. It's also a collaboration with the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet. Professional dancers helped to create this game. You won't learn how to dance after playing it, but you might come away feeling tranquil and serene.

That about wraps it up for our picks. Which games are you looking forward to seeing from IndieCade's E3 Showcase this year?





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5:30 PM on 10.09.2014
Hotline Miami 2 might not be done until early 2015

Hearing that Dennaton Games is taking more time to polish up Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number -- it's now looking like late 2014 or early 2015 -- sits well with me. Totally okay with waiting. I know that should be the default r...more



1:00 PM on 08.20.2014
Here's 80 minutes of leaked Hotline Miami 2 footage

A YouTube user named LennyReviews has stumbled across some alpha footage of Hotline Miami 2 and has posted a whopping 80-minute-plus video of the hotly anticipated release from Dennatron and Devolver Digital. This is suppose...more



11:30 PM on 08.18.2014
Oh my god I need this Hotline Miami figure in my life

Hotline Miami developer Dennaton, along with Devolver Digital and esctoy.com have teamed up to create the Hotline Miami figure you've dreamed of. It's a 1/6 scale, 12-inch figure based on Jacket, featuring removable clothing,...more



2:00 PM on 06.09.2014
Yes! PC version of Hotline Miami 2 will have a level editor!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will have a level editor on the PC! Fans can create their own demented levels, decorate it however they want to. And yes, you'll be able to share these custom created levels with other players. ...more



1:30 PM on 04.17.2014
I died an embarrassing amount in Hotline Miami 2

Anyone that has even the slightest bit of familiarity with Hotline Miami knows what defines it. The neon-swathed visuals, the gratuitous violence, the quick and unforgiving gameplay, and the blaring soundtrack all made the ga...more



10:15 AM on 04.08.2014
New Hotline Miami 2 trailer will wake you up this morning

I went from sipping tea from a corgi mug to wanting to hurt people this morning in about 30 seconds flat after watching this badass, brand new Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number trailer. I was like yeah. Hell yeah. Headbangi...more



6:00 PM on 01.28.2014
Mask de synth: Hotline Miami 2 coming Q3 2014

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the sequel to everyone's favorite neon soaked, hyper violent murder 'em up is coming out in Q3 of this year, 2014, according to the game's Twitter.  Wrong Number takes place after the event...more



11:44 AM on 08.22.2013
gamescom: Forbidden Hotline Miami 2 interview questions

Between appointments I popped in to play Hotline Miami 2 again. And it's still awesome. After finishing (losing) I turned around to find a list of forbidden interview questions written on the wall behind me. The banned questi...more



12:56 PM on 08.20.2013
Hotline Miami 2 coming to Sony platforms next year

Hotline Miami was one of last year's surprise hits, and since its release, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. We've known for a while now that one was coming, and that it will play off said fervor. Hotline Miami 2 has bee...more




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