INDIE SHOWCASE: 2016 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:

A Tofu Tail
Antihero

A Tofu Tail

Developed by: Alchemedium
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

A Tofu Tail is a whimsical, narrative-driven puzzle game about a man-turned-tofu by a deceptive fox spirit, the Kitsune. Help Mr. Tofu find his true form as he fights his way across 100+ levels in the surreal Kitsune maze realms! The unique hand-drawn art style, extensive retro(ish) soundtrack, and challenging maze puzzles will have you second guessing your assumption that this is a standard block roller! And don't let Mr. Tofu know your doubt - he can't help his forced cuboid appearance!

Antihero

Developed by: Tim Conkling
Genre: Single-Player and Multiplayer 4X Strategy
Platform: iOS, Android

Fast-paced strategy with an (Oliver) Twist. Run a thieves' guild in a gas-lit city overrun by corruption and greed. (Single-player and asynchronous multiplayer.)

Open Bar
Shadow Bug

Open Bar

Developed by: Gingear Studio
Genre: Cocktail Puzzle
Platform: iOS

Open Bar is a unique cocktail-flavoured puzzle to be enjoyed at all times. Explore an endless stream of addictive, shot-like puzzles. Earn rewards & unlock new cocktails. Enjoy slick motion design animations, refreshing sound FXs and a catchy soundtrack. Each (tasty) level is completed in 3 moves. Sounds easy? Don't worry, challenge will come your way, whether you have 1 or 60 minutes to spend.

Shadow Bug

Developed by: Muro Studios
Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: iOS

Shadow Bug is a new kind of platformer game for mobile with emphasis on adventure and speedrunning. The control scheme of the game is specifically designed for touch screens. You play as Shadow Bug and try to stop the evil factory from polluting your forest home. You do this by tapping on enemies and slicing them to pieces.

Thumb Drift
Unmatch

Thumb Drift

Developed by: SMG Studio
Genre: Endless Racing
Platform: iOS

Get sideways and burn rubber in the ultimate endless drifter; Thumb Drift. Whether you know how to drift or not, you’ll enjoy sliding sideways around the corners to compete for the highest score. The #1 racing game in over 60 countries on the App Store!

Unmatch

Developed by: Andrew J. Abrams
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: iOS

Unmatch is a mobile puzzle game about not matching. Separate similarly colored hexagons to complete puzzles, and reveal the potential patterns that chaos can provide. Open your mind to the power of diversity and understanding that similarity is not the only way to organize. Stop matching, Unmatch.