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5 Freeware Indie Games You Should Play: Batch #4

Hello friends! Welcome to week four of my freeware indie blog!

So last week I told you that I might not be able to discuss higher resolution indie games as I wasn't able to play them. This was apparently a lie, as a few days later my friend allowed me to try out Octodad on his computer (details below). So that was nice of him. Hopefully he'll be nice enough to let me try out some other games in the future. I'm still really excited to try Devil's Tuning Fork.

For now, let's continue with this week's indie picks:

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In Beacon, you play as a boy who awakens to find himself in a pitch black cavern. Suddenly, a beacon of light appears and begins to guide you through the cave. It's a relatively simple platformer in which you must jump and climb to traverse the various rooms of the cavern and keep up with the beacon of light. If you fall behind, you will be left in the darkness to die. The game is all about atmosphere, as you come across potentially hostile shadowy creatures and dangerous obstacles in a mostly dark and rather claustrophobic cavern. The game features very beautiful retro graphics and very eerie sound effects. I'm not a huge fan of the poetic dialogue and all of the various game over messages however, as they began to sound a bit too emo for my tastes. If you don't mind the poetry though, the rest of the game is really quite good. I particularly enjoyed the ending as well, it was quite a surprise!

And this ends week number four of my freeware indie blog! Hope you guys are enjoying it so far!
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About Ben Davisone of us since 8:23 PM on 09.16.2010

Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was Super Mario RPG, which ignited his passion for video games.

Disclosure: I have never backed any video game on Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding platform.

I was the Friday recapper for the Cblog Recaps team for 3 years!

I was on a couple episodes of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video games with the gang!

Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls
Persona 3 and 4
Team Fortress 2
Super Mario RPG
Tokyo Jungle
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Mega Man Legends
Super Meat Boy
Bit.Trip series
Beyond Good & Evil
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII and IX
Mega Man 2
Majora's Mask
Super Mario Sunshine
WarioWare series
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Mister Mosquito

My Backlog

Other things that I thoroughly enjoy:
Sweet potatoes
Studio Ghibli films
Eels (the band... and the animal too)
Cowboy Bebop
Kill la Kill
Jurassic Park
Spaghetti westerns
Crossword puzzles
Green tea
Giant squids

PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
Mii code:1232 1879 1233 3259


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