It's impressive to reflect on how far-reaching and influential indie games have become in recent years. Small teams and one man acts are emerging from the woodwork to deliver experiences that rival those manufactured by the old guard. Despite how brightly that star shines, though, its spotlight rarely has extended to Japan's doujin scene.
There's a thriving indie community on the other side of the Pacific, but you wouldn't know it given how little attention it receives in the West. Nyu Media is looking to change that by publishing high quality doujin software for the rest of the world to enjoy.
Croixleur, their latest project, is an entertaining arcade romp. But if Nyu is looking to reverse the tide of perception, this serviceable hack and slash adventure probably isn't going to be the game to do it.... read more