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#1 4 years ago

So, for the last month or so I've been without a working graphics card, so I've fallen back from the frontline of AAA titles temporarily and instead spent some time looking into some of the less graphically intensive indie games which I've ended up purchasing on Steam during one of their many sales, and then forgotten about entirely...and I'm finding that I'm actually enjoying most of them even more than some of the blockbusters I've recently played. Some examples (which you may or may not have heard of):

  • Prison Architect: Still in alpha, available as early access on Steam...starts you off with a stylistically cute yet extremely macabre tutorial, and then gives you free reign on how to control a population of inmates who, unsupervised, will end up shanking each other in the showers.
  • Eldritch: Voxel-based Lovecraftian roguelike dungeon crawler - Ctulhu meets Minecraft. Surprisingly difficult and very addictive, also possibly the only game I've played which offers to send a tweet proclaiming the manner of your demise - "lol, crushed by a shoggoth #eldritch".
  • Papers, Please: You are placed in charge of a border control outpost in a fictional post-soviet state, and are tasked with deciding who is allowed into the country...often with morbidly hilarious consequences.

Anyway, I'd love for some suggestions of other games of this ilk that I should try - I may even already have some of them!




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#2 4 years ago

I just played a round of Broforce, a ridiculus side-scroll shooter. It is still fun. A couple of weeks ago I played Faster Than Light, a sci-fi rogue-like game, a bit like the old Star Control. That is fun as well, but can be frustrating as you can easily lose your ship along with a lot of progress (no save function).

Then I played Stanley's Parable for a bit - basically an anti-game.




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#3 4 years ago

Faster Than Light is a great one. I've just been on my laptop for a year or so, so I know the feeling, Rookie.

I've been playing Jazzpunk. Hard to describe, like a surreal Cold War spy thriller that is just dumb. Pretty short though, but good for quite a few absurd laughs.

I've also been playing Sid Meier's Pirates! on Steam. Always a classic.


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#4 4 years ago

MrFancypants;5738007I just played a round of Broforce, a ridiculus side-scroll shooter. It is still fun. A couple of weeks ago I played Faster Than Light, a sci-fi rogue-like game, a bit like the old Star Control. That is fun as well, but can be frustrating as you can easily lose your ship along with a lot of progress (no save function).

Then I played Stanley's Parable for a bit - basically an anti-game.[/QUOTE]

I've played The Stanley Parable already - definitely a strange one, but brilliant in its execution. Pretty much the definition of a meta-game. I'll definitely look into BroForce though!

[QUOTE=Red Menace;5738011]Faster Than Light is a great one. I've just been on my laptop for a year or so, so I know the feeling, Rookie.

I've been playing Jazzpunk. Hard to describe, like a surreal Cold War spy thriller that is just dumb. Pretty short though, but good for quite a few absurd laughs.

I've also been playing Sid Meier's Pirates! on Steam. Always a classic.

That video had me cracking up. Sold.




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#5 4 years ago

I want to hear more about the morbidly hilarious consequences from Papers, Please.




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#6 4 years ago
Lysdestic;5738066I want to hear more about the morbidly hilarious consequences from Papers, Please.




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#7 3 years ago

the best indie was and somehow still is minecraft, i have my favorite minecraft server version 1.5.2 , but im open to new server anytime and i really want to make a team based on pvp experience, i think 1.5.2 version is the best, very stable




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#8 3 years ago

I'm actually really excited for a game called Universim. I wanted to follow it on Kickstarter, but missed the deadline...but I'll be pitching in to their project soon on their site. Looks really good.




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#9 3 years ago

I really enjoyed Project Zomboid. That didnt require a gfx card in its earlier incarnations. The latest ones im not so sure about.




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#10 3 years ago

The JazzPunk video seems pretty good, and I like the animation. Definitely gonna have a try:cool: