Indie games in cars getting emotional

Scratching that itch.io episode 2

Do you ever want to play games where you’re just….driving? Soaking in the environment, having conversations, and listening to whatever pops on the radio? Well, I’ve got three games lined up based on that premise on this week’s episode of Scratching that itch.io.

  • Northbound is a road trip game with some chill vibes, laid back indie tunes, and heavy themes of friendship in adulthood. 
  • The Shadows that Run Alongside our Car takes place during the zombie apocalypse, as two people who would otherwise never talk start to discover more about each other and themselves. 
  • Bird of Passage asks players to help an inter-dimensional being find peace by talking to taxi drivers. Discovering more about this being through branching dialogue trees doesn’t stop getting interesting until the game is over.

You can download all of these games for free here!

Patrick Hancock
During the day, he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike. Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, STRAFE, and The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).