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Indie Nation: 2x0ng photo

Breakout and permadeath combine to create 2x0ng

Classic games like Arkanoid and Breakout are always a blast to play. I think one of my first "mobile games" was one of their clones, before smartphones were the phenomenon they are today, of course. I've just always had ...

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This is what happens when SRPGs and Football combine

It's SuperBowl Sunday, making it the most appropriate time ever to talk about Footbrawl Quest, a free football SRPG with randomly generated maps. So if you don't care whether or not birds are better than gold hunters (they aren't), you can ...

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Indie Nation: A Fistful of Gun

A Fistful of Gun is a combination of a classic beat-'em-up like Turtles in Time and a shoot-'em-up like Jamestown. So naturally, I'm deeming it a sheat-'em-up. No, wait, that sounds terrible. A boot-'em-up? Better, but still not that great....


Indie Nation: Evoland

Videogames sure have come a long way, haven't they? Well, then again, maybe they haven't. Sure, games now are way more advanced than they were twenty years ago. But what about the untapped potential within the medium? Videogames are, after ...


Indie Nation: Zineth

Jet Grind Radio is my favorite game of all time. I don't care that people think it no longer holds up -- its place is solidified in my mind as number one. It's a decade old and still has more style and better character design than most game...


Indie Nation: Venus Patrol games

Venus Patrol is a great idea. An indie-focused website hosted by none other than Brandon Boyer who, among other things, is the chairman of the Independent Game Festival. There's a subscription model for Venus Patrol that nets you some reall...


Indie Nation: Inside a Star-filled Sky

The concept of infinity can be hard to grasp. Other than the Energizer Bunny, space, and Buzz Lightyear, there is not much regular exposure to the concept of something that goes on forever and ever and doesn't stop. Our puny human brains ar...


Indie Nation: To the Moon

[That's right, Indie Nation is back! Every so often, we'll highlight some of the best independent games available.] I know, I know. There has been next to no coverage of the indie adventure game To the Moon on this site. On behalf of everyo...


Indie Nation: 78641 - A Targ Adventure

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights worthwhile, independently-produced games. Oh hello I did not see you come in! You have played with the Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden game and enjoyed, yes? Good news! GZ Storm, a group that ...


Indie Nation: Ergon/Logos

Our Indie Nation series highlights cool independent games.What is this? An interactive poem? A fast-paced Choose Your Own Adventure? A smarmy existentialist critique of videogames and the status quo? A silly bit of conceptual game art a la ...


Indie Nation: Immortal Defense

Destructoid's "Indie Nation" series (semi)regularly highlights interesting, independently-developed games. Immortal Defense is a tower defense game for people who abhor tower defense games. Or people who like them. Or people who think they'...


Indie Nation: Where's An Egg?

Our Indie Nation series highlights interesting, independently-made games. I will be the first to admit that Where's an Egg? has some of the least interesting base gameplay you'll ever see highlighted on Indie Nation (and that's saying somet...


Indie Nation: Time Gentlemen, Please

Our Indie Nation series highlights interesting videogames from -- wait for it -- independent developers.Amusement, and shame. These are the two emotions that every single classic LucasArts adventure game inspires in me. I laugh endlessly at...


Indie Nation: Research and Development

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights kickass independent games.Here is everything you need to know about Research and Development:- You can download it here  - Despite being a mod, it is better than the entirety of Half-Life:...


Indie Nation: Handle With Care

Our "Indie Nation" series highlights interesting games from the world of independents.Handle With Care, the sequel to Polaris and second game in Robert Yang's Radiator series, came out yesterday. It's interesting.Where Polari...


Indie Nation: Mr. Mullet

Indie Nation is an irregularly-scheduled series that highlights good independent games.Mr. Mullet by This Is Pop is probably one of the least funny games on the entire Adult Swim Web site, but it is also undoubtedly one of the best.The basi...


Indie Nation: Drug Wars

Indie Nation is about independent games. You could have probably guessed that.To the best of my recollection, I've never played a game quite like Drug Wars. After a remarkably turbulent, accidental release on Steam a couple of months ago, t...


Indie Nation: MoneySeize

At irregular intervals, "Indie Nation" highlights interesting games from the independent scene. I'm tempted to call Matt Thorson the king of indie platfomers, which may sound weird considering I've never highlighted any of his gam...


Indie Nation: Rosemary

Indie Nation highlights interesting, independently-made games. Which you probably could have guessed.I have a confession to make: I'm not really a fan of the indie adventure game scene. Apart from the odd deconstructionist works like Snow, ...


Indie Nation: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!

"Indie Nation" highlights interesting games from the independent scene. Series installments are written pretty much whenever we feel like it. I've tried to start this post about a dozen times, forever attempting to write an opening sentence...


Indie Nation: Curse

Every week, Destructoid highlights interesting, innovative, or just plain odd independent games for its "Indie Nation" series.After three weeks of heady, combat-free first-person shooter modifications, what say we detox with a Hal...


Indie Nation: Polaris

Half-Life 2's Source engine may well be one of the most reliably satisfying pieces of technology in the modern gaming world. It gave us gravity guns, zombie hordes, portal physics -- and now, of all things, a stargazing simulator.Polaris, t...


Indie Nation #64: Conscientious Objector

Conscientious Objector is a Doom 3 mod by thechineseroom, the same academic group who created Dear Esther. Despite the fact that Dear Esther couldn't possibly be more stylistically or mechanically different thanObjector, both mods exhibit t...


Indie Nation 63: Dear Esther

I have to admit -- I heard about Dear Esther from RockPaperShotgun, and their writeup is probably superior to whatever it is I'm about to blather on about regarding this moody Half-Life 2 mod.Dear Esther is an incredibly slow-paced mod with...


Indie Nation #62: Perri's Games

You may know Anthony Perri from his position as Resident Person Named Anthony Who Isn't Anthony Burch in the Destructoid community.* But did you also know that he makes artgames, as well? Surprisingly good, minimalist artgames?Well, he does...


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Jessica Jones (Season 2)"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


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Surviving Mars"Fourth Rock from the Sun"


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CaimDark Reloaded

Can you imagine Monster Hunter with perfect collision detection and perfect hitboxes? Im not sure if it would be marvelous or


I know what my next blog post will be I dont think most of Dtoid (or the gaming community at large) understands just how disgusting and inexcusable the situation with 2K and their WWE2K18 port for Nintendo Switch Youll all smell what Im cookin


I thought nobody stole shoes anymore around here, but here I am now, lost a RM300+ Nike shoes to some gate-hopping teenagers Gotta get some good quality shoes under some obscure brand Also, happy birthday Dangus Taargus!

Mike Sounders

This is The Last


Fucking damn repeat boss Whelp, I may be almost done with chain of memories if minor grinding doesnt work, thanks for not having difficulty change options mid


Me on Wednesday: Im going to have the house all to myself until Monday! Im going to fucking cook, Im going to experiment and have fun and Im going to honest-to-God Cook! Me Now: Yeah I think Ill order a pizza to break up the Chinese

Dangus Taargus

31818 on muh dafuq? I didnt plan


Happy birfday Dangus, you wonderful Id make you a cake, but I got hungry and I ate But heres one that I totally didnt whip up at the last


Happy birthday dangus! Hope ya had a good day my dude!

King Kaiser

Sneakin in your #Tsunday 2 hours before midnight here on the East Side



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