INDIE SHOWCASE: 2014 GAME INDEX

We’ve received over a hundred game submissions, all from worthy indies eager to show off what they’ve been working on, and fed them to our judges. They are analyzed, critiqued, poked, prodded, and judged until only a few remain.  For this year, those few are:

Crowman & Wolfboy
Duet

Crowman & Wolfboy

Developed by: Wither Studios
Genre: Platforming, Action, Adventure
Platform: iOS

Crowman & Wolfboy are an unlikely pair of shadow creatures on a bizarre journey to escape their own nature and find the mysterious “humans”. Help them flee the planet of shadows and the life-devouring Darkness following their every step. Will the path to “humans” lead Crowman & Wolfboy to happiness? Will they ever escape the persistent Darkness? Could a real life crow lift a real life wolf over pits of mutant garbage cans? ...What?!

Duet

Developed by: Kumobius
Genre: Action / Arcade
Platform: iOS

Duet is a hypnotic new "hex-like" mobile action arcade game with a mesmerizingly beautiful soundtrack by Melbourne composer and Gotye multi-instrumentalist Tim Shiel. Elegant and minimal, Duet asks players simply to navigate two orbiting spheres past an increasingly complex maze of falling obstacles. As the difficulty increases, the tension mounts, and a peculiar narrative unfolds.

Framed
The Spookening

Framed

Developed by: Loveshack
Genre: Narrative Puzzle
Platform: iOS

Framed is an award winning narrative-puzzle game that plays like an animated comic book. Each page of the noir thriller presents a series of panels that depict an important action or event. Players change the order of these events, changing the outcome of the story. When each action is framed by the last, context is everything.

The Spookening

Developed by: Modesty
Genre: Scare 'em up
Platform: iOS, Android

A 3D scare 'em up game à la Tim Burton, where you die every night and spawn as a ghost trying to resurrect. Scare villagers out of their wits and grab their soul power during the midnight hour in order to resurrect.

 

Tiny Dice Dungeon
Wayward Souls

Tiny Dice Dungeon

Developed by: Springloaded
Genre: Combat RPG
Platform: iOS, Android

Wizards! Monsters! Dice! Loot! And Risk! This game brings RPG’s back to their roots…no more mysterious battle stats, instead you directly control what happens by rolling the virtual dice! There are monsters to collect, quests to complete and dice to build! In this ultimate challenge, can you become the greatest hero in the world?

Wayward Souls

Developed by: Rocketcat Games
Genre: Permadeath Action-Adventure
Platform: iOS

Wayward Souls is an action-adventure dungeon crawler with randomized levels and permanent death. Think Secret of Mana meets Spelunky. Two years in the making, it’s designed for quick playthroughs and tons of replay value. Battle through hordes of monsters as six different characters, each one with their own playstyle. Customize each character with their own upgrades and equipment that changes their abilities. Find rare and secret areas, and unravel the story of the cursed dungeon you’re trapped in.

No Place for Bravery

Developed by: Glitch Factory
Genre: Action RPG
Platform: PC

Thorn, an old and ambitious warrior, roams a vicious war-torn world in search of his lost daughter. Survive rampant and violent battles in this 2D top-down action RPG, and discover the bone-chilling tale behind Thorn’s odyssey.

Peglin

Developed by: Red Nexus Games
Genre: Puzzle Roguelike
Platform: PC

Peglin is a Pachinko Roguelike - Fight enemies by collecting special orbs and popping pegs to deal damage. Acquire special relics that radically change the game and ensure no two runs are the same. Aim carefully to survive in this unique turn-based RPG!