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The Freeware Indie: Perspective

Imagine playing a 2D platforming game. Now imagine being able to move the camera around in 3D, while still being restricted to moving in a 2D environment. Confused yet? I certainly was when I first started playing. Once the initial “what on Earth is going on here?!” wore off, what had seemed like a strange game turned out to be one of the most innovative platforming experiences I’ve had in a long time.
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PSA: Eight Days In Convoke Gets Free DLC

Eight Days In Convoke is a physics-based puzzle game in which you pilot an alien craft (yay, UFO flying!) and your mission is… to abduct humans, obviously; what else could it possibly be? But a limited amount of fuel combined with the threat that AA missile launchers and other dangers provide, ensures that each of the 40 levels will not be easily completed; and the new Orient expansion adds even more abduction missions full of danger and mayhem!
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Megabyte Punch Jumps, Kicks and Punches From Alpha to Beta

If I had to describe Megabyte Punch in a single sentence, it’d be something along the lines of “Super Smash Bros. with robots and a wealth of customization options, parts to attach and abilities to acquire”. Sounds awesome, right? Well, it is! We’ve got enough Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tekken and Virtua Fighter games already – we need more robot vs. robot fighters!
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The Defense Grid Universe Has Expanded Again With Containment

For me, Defense Grid is by far the definitive tower defense experience, although Defender’s Quest is a close second. Anyway, I was a bit annoyed with myself when I realized that not backing the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter meant having to wait even longer before being able to get my hands on Containment. But hey, now it’s finally out and if it’s anything like the previous expansions, sci-fi tower defense fans are in for a good time!
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The Freeware Indie: Spectacular Sandman

Kicking off what will eventually be a series of articles about freeware indie games (surprise!), we have Spectacular Sandman. It may look like a simple game but believe me, the only thing simple about it is the controls: One button makes you jump while holding down another transforms you to sand. That’s it. But with clever gameplay mechanics and level design, this platformer will still kick your ass.
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Super Hexagon Now Spinning On Android

When I first heard about Super Hexagon, I didn’t quite get it, based on trailers and reviews since I lacked an iOS device. Then it came out on PC, figured I could spare the €2.99 so I picked it up, and what I pretty much instantly found was that Terry Cavanagh’s Super Hexagon is one of the most addictive games I’d played in quite a while. Now Android gamers can finally enjoy it too!
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GunSlugs Brings Chaotic Pixel Blasting to iOS and Android

Oh boy! The Black Duck Army is up to no good, and it’s your job to stop them in this chaotic pixel-styled run ‘n gun title from Orange Pixel. But since it’s dangerous to go alone, you should bring a friend along, either for the additional firepower or, if you’re feeling evil, as a shield from enemy fire (muahahaha). Either way, the fate of the world – maybe even the entire universe – rests on your shoulders! No pressure.
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Meet Up ‘n Comin’ Run ‘n Gunnin’ DOT

1Coin are currently working on what they claim is an “an evolution of the Run ‘n Gun genre adapted for a great mobile experience”. That’s quite the bold statement, not only considering such games have been around since the early days of 8-bit consoles, but also because there are quite a few similar games on mobile devices already. Who knows though, maybe this jet-pack fueled arcade title has a shot?
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Early Version of Mort The Intern Unity Rewrite Now Available

Oh boy. If you enjoy brutally challenging 2D games like Super Meat Boy, BIT.TRIP Runner and of course one of the older entries in the genre (without going back to the 1980s), I Wanna Be The Guy, then Mort The Intern is right up your alley. The mechanics are simple, as you only have to worry about running, jumping and using your grappling hook to swing from skulls, but even the first level will have no problem kicking your ass. It’s a lot of fun, but the difficulty definitely sits right next to the visuals in the old-school classroom!
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Gratuitous Space Battles Expands Once Again With The Outcasts

It’s been a long four years since Gratuitous Space Battles (GSB) was released, but that hasn’t stopped Positech Games from supporting their space strategy title with brand new content on a frequent basis, the most recent of which is the expansion called The Outcasts. This makes for a total of seven pieces of DLC, so it’ll be quite a while before you run out of content in this one; that and it also has quite the active modding community.
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Haunt the House: Terrortown Gets Spooky On PlayStation Mobile

SFB Games have been making games for quite a while now, as can be seen on their official website, but Haunt the House: Terrortown is their first handheld console release and I’d say it looks mighty spiffy. You play as a ghost with the power to possess objects and move them around in an attempt to send chills up the spine of those nearby with a little poltergeist action; just be careful not to scare them too much, because no one knows what might happen then!
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Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos PC Demo Released

Originally part of Indie Games Uprising III as a XBLIG title, Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos is (almost) finally ready for its PC debut. Now, as I’m sure some of you are aware, running a real call center can be very stressful and hardly what most would consider actual entertainment, but in this SimTower inspired video game, the only ones likely to freak out from stress are your employees. In fact, they might even quit unless you give them what they want (hint: paid vacations work wonders)!
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Help a Radish Monk Find Inner Peace In Sanam

Team Food Fighter may be an odd name for a developer, but that’s besides the point. What matters is that this team of four are trying to wrap up development of Sanam, a side-scrolling action/adventure title inspired by the likes of Prince of Persia and Viewtiful Joe, and they need your help (read: financial support) with 60 days left on the Indiegogo clock!
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One Roguelike to Rule Them All: Tales of Maj’Eyal 1.0.0 Is Out

You know that old saying “if something is worth having, it’s worth waiting for”? That certainly rings true for Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME), one of the best roguelikes yet. That said, the waiting could have been much worse since fans have had plenty of opportunity to play the game during its lengthy development period, with quite a few (and frequent) public betas.
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