INDIE SHOWCASE: 2017 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:

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
Bulb Boy

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

Developed by: Yak & Co
Genre: Point & Click Puzzle
Platform: iOS / Android

Agent A is a spy themed puzzle game for Smartphones, Tablets and erm… Shoephones?! Your mission (should you choose to accept of course) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge’s secret hideaway and catch her!

Bulb Boy

Developed by: Bulbware
Genre: Horror Adventure
Platform: iOS / Android / PC / Mac / Xbox One

Bulb Boy is multi-award winning horror adventure game about the boy with a glowing head.  Gather the courage and use his glass head to save everything he loves from disgusting monsters.

Ellipsis
Tavern Guardians

Ellipsis

Developed by: Salmi Games
Genre: Action-packed Avoid ’Em Up
Platform: iOS / Android / Windows / Mac / Linux

Ellipsis is an action-packed Avoid ’Em Up with minimalistic, yet powerful neon styled visuals. Guide your ship through a mysterious universe while deftly avoiding hordes of roaming enemies, spikes, lasers and more. Ellipsis is designed with a clean minimalist interface and absolutely ZERO text. It lets the player explore at their own pace while gently guiding them, thus producing an incredible pick-up-and-play experience. “It's like the best parts of Geometry Wars” - Jerry ‘Tycho’ Holkins (PAX, Penny Arcade)”

Tavern Guardians

Developed by: Wombo Combo Games
Genre: Puzzle Action RPG
Platform: iOS

Did you ever imagine playing Hack-and-Slash game through match-3? TAVERN GUARDIANS is such a game! In this game, enemies advance to you across the tiles and you can slash the enemies through tile-matching at a high pace of action games. To prevent enemy siege, you can use and combine all kinds of hero spells such as stunning, knocking back, dealing damage and healing! Also, this is a rogue-like game with lots of randomization, you may purchase all kinds of items with active or passive effects. Try all the combination and challenge for the top of the rank!

Where Shadows Slumber

Where Shadows Slumber

Developed by: Game Revenant
Genre: Puzzle / Adventure
Platform: iOS / Android

Where Shadows Slumber is a brooding puzzle game that takes place in a shadowy, abandoned world. You will aid the main character in his search for redemption - a search that spans numerous worlds and introduces you to a cast of mysterious figures. Who rules this forgotten land? And who will be left once the adventure draws to its inevitable conclusion? The only tool at your disposal - besides your intellect - is the chaotic nature of the universe. Anything that is not touched by light has the freedom to change. This governing principle will be your guide in the darkness, but also your undoing. After all, if you are not touched by the light, you have the freedom to change as well. What will you become? This app is a short demonstration of the full game's stunning worlds, mind-bending mechanics, and haunting story. The full game will be released at a later date, to be determined.