INDIE SHOWCASE: 2015 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:

Bean Dreams
Feed My Alien

Bean Dreams

Developed by: Kimobius
Genre: Arcade Action
Platform: iOS

Bean Dreams is a deceptively simple platformer. A unique control system ditches the stereotypical “jump button” and replaces it with a constant jumping game mechanic. The result is a precision platforming experience that streamlines the traditions of the genre for modern touch devices. All-new game features, power-ups, retina graphics, funky chip-tune music and over 40 stages will bounce you to new heights!

Feed My Alien

Developed by: Promineo Studios
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: iOS / Android

After crash landing on Earth, a little alien with a big appetite loses all of his provisions. Befriended by Alice, he quickly devours the few snacks she has in her backpack, but he’s still hungry! Join this unlikely duo today as they set out to repair Munchee’s spacecraft, avoid nosy townspeople along the way, and, most importantly, satiate the starved extraterrestrial. Help satisfy this adorable little creature’s case of interstellar munchies by swap-matching food-themed pieces of the same type on a hexagonal board and building a path between two points in an earth-shattering twist on puzzle-matching adventure that proves it’s okay to play with your food! Put your puzzle-solving prowess to the test in otherworldly move- and time-based levels, battle to befriend wacky townsfolk in epic Boss levels, earn electrifying “Yummy Time” bonuses, and unleash Munchee’s myriad of super-galactic powers.

Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark

Developed by: Dreamgate Studios
Genre: Physics Puzzle
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Mobile

Be enlightened by this delightful puzzle game that has never before seen the light of day! Help the Totems find their adorable lost children in this light bending, color blending puzzle game. The Totems shine brightly as you are tasked with solving each challenging and fun filled scenario! Move boxes, slide lenses and adjust mirrors so the Totem’s light can awaken the slumbering babies! Only YOU can help the Totems save their babies! But beware the monsters that lurk in the darkness…

Starlink

Developed by: Tasharen Entertainment
Genre: Strategy
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, Linux

Starlink is a galactic-themed real-time strategy game for mobile devices (ideally tablets). Featuring a variety of skills and full cross-platform multiplayer to play with your friends or against them—even on the same device—it’s a social game without all the annoying waiting or micro-transactions.

Tumblestone
Which Comes First?

Tumblestone

Developed by: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

Tumblestone is a casual puzzle game from the creators of The Bridge. Tumblestone’s beautiful, hand-drawn artwork will captivate you while its maddeningly addictive gameplay will keep you playing “just one more round.” While at first glance Tumblestone may look like other Match-3 games, it reinvents the genre with a unique experience that you won’t forget.

Which Comes First?

Developed by: Genia
Genre: Trivia
Platform: iOS / Android

Demonstrate your expertise and learn about your favorite subjects as you delve into this smart, casual family game. Which Comes First? challenges you to place elements before or after each other. It’s not nearly as easy as it sounds, but you’re guaranteed to have fun trying!