dark        
 
 

#Indie Nation

FRONT PAGE


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 ...

 
 
Play this free indie game photo

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 ...

 
 
Play this free indie game photo

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....

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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 ...

 
 
 photo

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'...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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:...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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, ...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 
 photo

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...

 
 




Reviews   filter by...

Batman - The Enemy Within: Fractured Mask"Episode 3 wildly tangled in its own cat's cradle"

 

Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 

Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook"Adventures in cooking, part two"

 

.hack//G.U. Last Recode"A whole new World"

 

Skyrim (Switch)"Zeldaborn"

 

Justice League"Super, man?"

 

L.A. Noire (Switch)"Just as bizarre as it was in 2011"

 

Pokemon Ultra Moon"More Alola"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

ShadeOfLight

I just got Ultra Sun, and Im planning to do a new challenge run/narrative Im thinking of a Gym Leader run with Ghost Hopefully thats viable in this Other suggestions

 
vxxy

Happy #MagicalGirlMonday everyone :)

 
JcDent

Take On Me as done by North

 
Barry Kelly

Today I am a very happy boy

 
BigDoniel

Forgot all about Steamworld 2 so picked it back up again, turns out I stopped just before the final Cool game, preferred Heist though and Im still awful at

 
triggerpigking

I suppose Still trying to finish these, god I am slow, want to do so soon though because ive been itching to draw a hat in

 
bong264

Crazy until the Heh, living history sure feels weird

 
iam16bit

Charles Manson is dead at Good riddance you son of a bitch!

 
DinoSir

Super Sportsball is almost done in regards to Still need items Debating on adding online play as Im thinking of opening music, level design and maybe extra characters to you fine 4 now Break time! Game: The Sexy Brutale!

 
GoofierBrute

Disgea 5, Xenoblade 2, SMT V, Project Octopath, new Fire Emblem and Pokemon, rumors of a new Tales game and FFXV, and now Valkyria Chronicles If the Switch is going to end up being a JRPG machine like the 3DS and Vita only more powerful, works for

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
NEXT