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TheIndieJar: Biome Preview

TheIndieJar: Biome Preview

Imagine Populous’ slices of land, rolling hills, water and trees and stuff. Cool, now imagine that but with Proteus’ “for it’s own sake ’cause it’s fun and pretty” attitude. That’s a pretty good idea of what it’s like to play Biome. You may know what biomes are from Minecraft a... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Salvaged Preview

TheIndieJar: Salvaged Preview

One of the main attractions at Rezzed Expo this year had to be Alien: Isolation. It has scare-your-pants-off, evil stuff going on. If you are a coward like myself and would rather send other mortals off to die, Salvaged by Opposable Games might be up your street. Command a squad through the space ship, instead of yours... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Luftrausers Review

TheIndieJar: Luftrausers Review

There was a game a while back called Altitude that had 2D plane combat in multiplayer servers. It was really good and I spent many hours shooting missiles at the bombers and doing fancy tricks to avoid other players. Luftrausers is the single player that I wish Altitude had. Score attacking, massive explosions and scre... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: 10 Second Ninja Review

TheIndieJar: 10 Second Ninja Review

10 Second Ninja (available on Steam, £6.99, Dan Pearce/Mastertronic) is frustrating as hell. Stressful at times even. I’m almost certain I’ll never truly master it. It makes me hate my own stupid middle-aged hands. It might also be the best game I’ve played in the first eight weeks of 2014. From Dan P... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Assault Android Cactus – Early Access Preview

TheIndieJar: Assault Android Cactus – Early Access Preview

If you were to talk to me back in 2008 and tell me that in 2014 there would be a twin-stick shooter I was really excited about, I would respond with incredulousness. “GUH, another Geometry Wars ripoff? That’s the only game anyone makes for Xbox Live Arcade anymore!” And after you got done explaining to me that th... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Toast Time Review

TheIndieJar: Toast Time Review

There’s some really neat things about playing games on the iOS/Android platforms. It’s that they have the three things that consoles and PC’s can only dream of: An easy intuitive control system, mobility/accessibility and the ability to keep things wonderfully simple. Toast Time, from Force of Habit is a proper g... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Jazzpunk Review

TheIndieJar: Jazzpunk Review

One thing that is going to be difficult for this review of Jazzpunk is explaining how good the jokes are without ruining them. Along with the voice acting, they are definitely the best thing about this game and they are at a premium for specific reasons I will explore below. Now, let me introduce you to the loony world... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Dungeon of the Endless Preview

TheIndieJar: Dungeon of the Endless Preview

Being on Early Access is great for developers, but can be pot luck for gamers – there are some real stinkers out there. I thought I’d pull one out the pile that I’m really enjoying at the moment. In a quirky sci-fi world an escape pod crashes explosively on a planet. That is only the beginning of the ... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Don’t Starve Review

TheIndieJar: Don’t Starve Review

Imagine a cross between The Sims and Paper Mario… Now imagine that it was designed by Tim Burton. Here you have the bare artistic bones of the new to PSN game, “Don’t Starve.” The concept is simple: stay alive, or else… don’t starve. Upon starting Don’t Starve and selecting one of the game’s nine cree... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Broken Age: Act I Review

TheIndieJar: Broken Age: Act I Review

All the way back in 2012, Tim Schafer – along with his colleagues at Double Fine – promised us they’d make a point-and-click adventure game if we, the fans, helped them fund it. Now, after 15 months, Double Fine not only make good on that promise but manage to deliver something so lovingly crafted tha... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Preview

TheIndieJar: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Preview

Love conquers all! Except maybe a giant bear made out of stars. Playing Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is hard and the fact that everything is so cute doesn’t make it any easier. Fight cute enemies, save cute animal citizens and be a cute space-lover in a cute spaceship. Find someone you love, hop in your fluore... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Nidhogg Review

TheIndieJar: Nidhogg Review

For the past five years or so I’ve developed an interest in fighting games. Their high level of execution, deep mechanics, and 1v1 nature fascinate me. Unfortunately, I’m completely balls at them. The barrier of entry to fighting games is pretty intense. It’s a long road to go from shit to decent in terms o... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Continue? 9876543210 Review

TheIndieJar: Continue? 9876543210 Review

Have you ever wondered where a video game character goes when they die? I don’t mean Aeris or Andrew Ryan, I mean the character you’re controlling. Another clone of the stalwart hero, suddenly thrust into a life of frantic combat, brought to a swift and ignominious end by ancient evil or a botched jump. Hel... Read More »

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TheIndieJar: Starbound Preview

TheIndieJar: Starbound Preview

Look, it’s not Terraria, OK? Yes it looks a lot like Terraria, it feels like Terraria, it plays like Terraria and so on, but its not Terraria. We got that? Good! Let’s begin. Starbound is a lot like Terraria. This early access Steam title has grown fond in the hearts of indie gamers and YouTubers a mere two weeks into ... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Frozen Endzone Preview

TheIndieJar: Frozen Endzone Preview

“SPORTS!” comes the cry of the cool kids. Show them this game and they may be tricked into nerdyness! Haha! It may have a ball and players and tactics but it is in fact a strategy game. “NOOOO!” they scream as their exercise sculpted bodies fall into the pit of sweaty geek stereotypes. Now they ... Read More »

David’s Pantry Of Horror – Top 5 Indie Horror Games

David’s Pantry Of Horror – Top 5 Indie Horror Games

Hello again, horror fans! Today, we’re going to take a look at five indie horror games. 2SPOOKY4U. Lone Survivor can be found in it’s original form on Steam, or the Directors Cut is available on the PlaystationStore Cry Of Fear is totally free, and will run on pretty much anything. It’s on Steam. Home... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Skipping Stones Preview

TheIndieJar: Skipping Stones Preview

Remember those days where you went somewhere with your family, but you didn’t really want to because there was no TV or computer there? It was always pretty and your parents had a nice walk, but you didn’t really care about going anywhere – you spent the whole time looking for sticks shaped like guns ... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Rose and Time Review

TheIndieJar: Rose and Time Review

The list of games that include time travel now is rather large; until recently the most notable would be Prince of Persia. Rose and Time is really nothing like that and gives you full control over reversing time to help Rose in her quest to find her parents who are trapped in the past. After researching how to go back ... Read More »

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