IGotD Topic 2!

#81LokarinPosted 5/3/2012 12:01:56 PM
By Vicarious Multiplayer I mean even if you are on a major server with 200 people, you are all basically soloing for your own materials.

You "can" join up on the same map but it's largely useless since enemies get stronger as a result.
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#82SoliPants(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2012 12:24:23 PM

From: Lokarin | #081
By Vicarious Multiplayer I mean even if you are on a major server with 200 people, you are all basically soloing for your own materials.


Glad you cleared it up a bit. Honestly I would rather just a handful of people in a game though. I'll use Minecraft as an example, you get like 30+ people in a game, everyone discovers everything before you, mines it all out, ect. With just a handful of people, you usually travel together, discover things together, much more fun that way you know? Not sure if that's how it works in Valley without Wind, but yeah, that's how I'd rather play a game like that.
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#83LokarinPosted 5/3/2012 12:45:48 PM
You are notified if a tile has been explored before and everyone on the server shares maps so you can be assured you are going into undiscovered locations.

Or you can team up all the time and put up with the overpowered enemies as a result.
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#84caveman7570Posted 5/3/2012 10:04:30 PM
Flash Indie Game of the Day
#24. Organ Trail


Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GMWBlkQ4Q (it takes 3 minutes to get going, though I'm not sure if it really even gets going after that, maybe 4 minutes >.>)

This game is sort of a recreation (homage, really) of the old-as-balls game The Oregon Trail, which I'm sure you've played. It's something like 40 years old. This game is essentially what The Oregon Trail would be like if it was about the zombie apocalypse instead of manifest destiny. Watch your caravan scoot along in the difficult journey across a God-forsaken, completely barren wasteland devoid of joy and color - well that's how the original game was, this one is much cooler. It also has characters from other zombie games, as you could see in the video if you watched it. It's awesome as hell, play it. There's also an iPhone and PC version coming out fairly soon I hope that will be the "director's cut."

Play it here: http://hatsproductions.com/organtrail.html
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#85SoliPants(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2012 10:19:31 PM
Nice find caveman, that game looks pretty cool, I'll have to try it out.
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#86SimounPosted 5/6/2012 6:00:55 PM
So anyone can add a game that isn't on the list yet? Does it have to be one type of game (freeware, flash, or commercial) per day?

Anyways, I didn't see this one on the list yet:

Freeware Indie Game of the Day:
178. Survival Crisis Z


Genre: Isometric Sandbox Shooter with Sim elements
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol73B6siNUY

Zombie apocalypse here, weird phenomena there, and you find yourself in the middle of it all. You can basically do anything you want in this open area of a city. Barter raw materials to get cash, do missions from 3 factions (rebels, swat, and neutral) to curry their favor... Heck, you can even torture a faction leader into revealing his/her secret stash. And there's actually a story but like any sandbox game, it can be done anytime and is 2nd to the exploration factor.

Download link:
http://ska-studios.com/files/scz.exe

Win7 / Vista Fix (works 90% of the time):
http://forum.tip.it/topic/246142-survival-crisis-z-zombie-survival-game/
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#87SoliPants(Topic Creator)Posted 5/7/2012 4:30:53 PM

From: Simoun | #086
So anyone can add a game that isn't on the list yet? Does it have to be one type of game (freeware, flash, or commercial) per day?


Anyone can add any game at any time! In fact I'd appreciate it because I've been slacking a lot due to my work schedule. It started out as Indie game of the Day, way back when, then it kind of petered out. Now it's Indie Game every couple of days, heh.

So yeah, feel free to add a game whenever you like!
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#88SimounPosted 5/7/2012 4:56:44 PM
Okay, I'm kind of a fan of indie gaming myself. I'll try to post every day if I can.

Freeware Indie Game of the Day:
179. Eternally Us


Genre: Adventure
Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAyaZ5nsdTw

Hmm...saying anything about the story per se would be spoiling it. What we have here is a beautiful and well-made game graphicswise, animation-wise, and so forth. There's even voice acting done well and the whole thing feels like something out of a children's novel. Recommended.

Download link:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1303
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#89SimounPosted 5/8/2012 12:48:39 AM
Flash Indie Game of the Day:
#25 Liferaft Zero


Genre: Physics Platformer
Review/Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4LzWxEFbu8

Back when Portal was the most awesome game ever, a slew of 'mad scientist test subject escape' platform games started appearing on Flash (Exit Path and Shift to name a few). This one was no exception.

You play as one of many clones (who would replace each other if you died), as you go through a gauntlet of experiment rooms on the somewhat absurd premise of candy and testing in general. Armed with a grappling hook and the ability to wall jump, you are tasked with propelling yourself through spikes and blades which end in bloody results in the event that you fail.

This game was supposed to be a prequel to an exploration-themed game (just named Liferaft), but was shelved after becoming too ambitious (this was back in 2009). A prototype of that game still exists.

Game Link:
http://mikengreg.com/liferaft-zero/

The Prototypical "Liferaft":
http://intuitiongames.com/games/liferaft/
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#90SoliPants(Topic Creator)Posted 5/9/2012 9:43:54 AM
Commercial Indie Game of the Day
#35. Super Office Stress


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3zFsiCiJtU

A very unique and odd looking rougelike. You are Fred. You must fight your way up the corporate ladder by killing all of your co-workers and making it to the top of the incredible large office building. You can equip ANYTHING. You want to equip a coffee machine? Or how about a Toilet? You can do that. Any item you might find in an office setting you can equip. Very silly looking graphics, but it fits, because it's a silly game.

The price of the game is determined by the roll of a virtual dice. It can be anything from 1 to 6 dollars. And yes you can just refresh the page and re-roll until you get one, not that that's what I did or anything... >_>. Okay yeah, I rolled four dollars first and thought it a bit steep, so I re-rolled and got a one. So sue me.

You can find the game here:
http://www.superofficestress.com/
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