Indie Pile: The Thread

Indie Pile: The Thread
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#21

Armikrog

A stop motion, point-and-click adventure comedy game by Doug TenNapel, Mike Dietz, and Ed Schofield; with music by Terry Scott Taylor.

First Released

September 30, 2015

Platforms

Mac, PC, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Linux

Developers

Pencil Test Studios

Genres

Adventure


Find out more at Giant Bomb

I love the art style of this.

Developer Pencil Test Studios has sent over word that Armikrog will debut on August 18, not quite their original “second quarter 2015” target. To accompany the new announcement is a video showing off the game’s eerie art style, and should give you an idea of what to expect from the puzzle title.

Voice actor Rob Paulsen will play Beak-Beak, featured in the trailer, the sidekick of main character Tommynaut (Mike Nelson of MST3K fame). Come August, the game will launch on the PC, Mac, and Linux platforms for $24.99 ($29.99 for the deluxe soundtrack edition) – it is also slated for PS4 and Wii U.


#22

I agree. The style of this is fantastic. I’ll throw money at it as soon as it hits PS4. It scores bonus points for Mike Nelson’s involvement.


#23

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/06/09/hustle-kings-out-today-on-ps4-free-to-play/


#24

Ha, is that Sony’s answer to Pool Nation being free for perpetuity?


#25

#26

Man, I’d be more excited for Armikrog if Doug TenNapel wasn’t such a bigoted asshole. I love, love, LOVED the Neverhood.


#27

Abzû

An underwater exploration game from Giant Squid.

First Released

August 2, 2016

Platforms

PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Developers

Giant Squid

Genres

Adventure


Find out more at Giant Bomb

I forgot all about this one.

The game contains tens of thousands of fish of all kinds and through different eras, with possibly thousands onscreen at the same time. They have their own routines and exist in the game’s food chain – which the player can have a hand in.


#28

New Trailer:


#29

Looks fun.

Astebreed

A Bullet Hell Shoot 'Em Up released by the Japanese indie developer Edelweiss.

First Released

December 31, 2013

Platforms

PC, PlayStation 4

Developers

Edelweiss

Genres

Shoot 'Em Up


Find out more at Giant Bomb

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/06/11/cinematic-shooter-astebreed-coming-to-ps4-june-25th/

Originally released on PC, Astebreed is a shoot-em-up with a cinematic twist: once you climb into your mechanized warmachine, you’ll be screaming through every environment shooting lasers and missiles at everything around you. While all this chaos is going on, the in-game camera seamlessly swoops around you, changing the game from side scrolling shoot-em-up to vertical and more.

You’re never quite sure what’s coming next.

Astebreed will launch as a digital download on PS4 June 25th for $19.99.


#30

Life Goes On

Life Goes On is a 2D puzzle-platformer where progression sometimes requires sacrifice.

First Released

April 16, 2014

Platforms

Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Linux

Developers

Infinite Monkeys Entertainment

Genres

Puzzle, Platformer


Find out more at Giant Bomb

For those new to the game, Life Goes On: Done to Death is a comically-morbid platformer where you use your character’s dead bodies to solve puzzles. On your quest to find the Cup of Life, you will sacrifice knight after knight to make your way through a trap-ridden world.

The gameplay of Life Goes On follows from a simple idea: what if dying didn’t mean game over? Instead, each time your heroic knight dies, a new knight is summoned to continue on, leaving a dead body behind. By summoning knight after knight, you make progress through a level by pressing buttons, springing traps, and manipulating dead bodies to serve as tools for the next hero.

It’s thrilling to have Life Goes On: Done to Death on PS4. Platform games work best on a console and using a controller has always been the most satisfying way to play Life Goes On. The game has been running amazingly on PS4, and we’re confident that players will be impressed. It’s been lots of fun playing with the features of DualShock 4, like playing the knight’s death cries through the speaker and creating custom rumble effects for each way a knight can die.

It’s like Super Meat Boy, but your bodies stay on the screen…


#31

By the creator of Katamari Damacy…

Wattam

A mysterious new game from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi.

Expected Release

TBA

Platforms

PC, PlayStation 4

Developers

Funomena

Genres

N/A


Find out more at Giant Bomb

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/06/11/wattam-a-peek-inside-the-game-world/

What in the heck is going on?
It’s an epic story which we won’t spoil here, but after a series of unfortunate events, there was a gigantic explosion which spread the people of Wattam all across the galaxy. As a result of this crazy BOOM, only a few people, a few pieces of world, and the Mayor are left when you begin the game.

What is the point of this crazy game?
Your task is to help the Mayor and Deputies bring all the people and places of Wattam back together again.

How on earth do you bring Wattam back together again?
By climbing, stacking, and chaining groups of people! Once you have a big collection, you can detonate it using the Mayor and Deputies. This will attract people who are hanging out in space, searching for their long lost home. There will be several worlds to unlock, starting with the 4 Seasons. The world you are seeing in these screenshots is Spring.


#32

#33

Uh huh. I am for sure buying whatever this game is. Loved the Katamari Damacy games.


#34

I moved a post to an existing topic: Cuphead


#35

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/06/17/introducing-the-film-noir-stealth-adventure-calvino-noir-on-ps4/

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#37

Trans-Galactic Tournament

A free to play sci-fi MOBA designed for the PlayStation 4.

First Released

August 4, 2015

Platforms

PlayStation 4

Developers

Kiz Studios

Genres

MOBA


Find out more at Giant Bomb

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/08/04/7-weird-things-about-trans-galactic-tournament-open-beta-starts-today/

Not sure what this is, but…

Download the open beta for free from PlayStation Store…


#38

Back to Bed

A surreal puzzle game in which the player guides a narcoleptic sleepwalker to his bed, moving objects in each level to ensure he gets there safely.

First Released

August 6, 2014

Platforms

Mac, PlayStation Network (PS3), PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Wii U, PlayStation Network (Vita), PlayStation 4, Linux, Ouya, Fuze Tomahawk F1

Developers

Bedtime Digital Games

Genres

Puzzle


Find out more at Giant Bomb

This looks interesting. Cool visual style.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/08/05/back-to-bed-coming-to-ps4-ps3-and-ps-vita-august-25th/

So you may be asking yourself, what is the quirky, gravity-defying, mind-bending puzzle game starring a narcoleptic sleepwalker and a green man-faced dog all about? In Back to Bed, you take on the role of Subob — the dog-like manifestation of sleepwalker Bob’s subconscious — who must guide him through increasingly challenging dream-like puzzle levels with the goal of ushering the sound asleep Bob back to bed. Inspired by surrealist masters, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, and René Magritte, it is a filling feast for your eyes and gaming appetite.


#39

The Technomancer

A sci-fi RPG set during the 'War of Water' on Mars.

First Released

June 28, 2016

Platforms

PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Developers

Spiders

Genres

Role-Playing


Find out more at Giant Bomb

I’m getting a Red Faction vibe from this. But with aliens.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/08/06/the-technomancer-coming-to-ps4/


#40

I remember watching the Back to Bed quick look a while back on PC, and while visually interesting, it didn’t seem all that deep to me. I much rather prefer Monument Valley if you are going to play a game like that.

Technomancer looks very Mad Maxxy. Considering the description is “A sci-fi RPG set during the ‘War of Water’ on Mars.” I would say it’s essentially Mad Max on Mars?