Link Dump Friday
Oh indie devs oh indie devs, how lovely are your game-ys. You give them to us free of charge, and you never even complain-ys. With aliens, and big boss fights, old retro dungeons, and desperate piggy flights. Oh indie devs oh indie devs, you truly are so awesome.
- Tiny Dangerous Dungeons - On the one hand, Adventure Island's adorable retro action game is exactly like a Gameboy Classic from the way it plays to the way it feels, but on the other hand... uh... exactly like a Gameboy Classic from the way it plays to the way it feels, which means it comes with all the frustrating issues like floaty jumping and simplistic gameplay on top of all that fantastic old school charm. Looking for something truly dedicated to being old school? This one has everything to take that title and is as lovingly crafted an homage to classic handheld gaming as you could wish.
- Outpost Swarm - So you want to play Squize's addictive and freaky top-down horror shooter Outpost series but without all that story and scenery change? Can do! This is essentially an arena shooter that asks you to hold out as long as you can against waves of mandible-gnashing baddies, upgrading your equipment along the way. Just move fast and shoot faster, or it's game over, man!
- Boss 101 - Donley Time Foundation's upgraderrific shooter is exactly what it says on the tin... a near-endless progression of boss fights, all of which are randomly generated, that you take on with a jetpack and increasing arsenal! The style is great, and seeing what bizarro bosses the game crafts for you is always fun, even if most of them tend to go down in the blink of an eye.
- Save Merlin the Pig! - Leigh Alexander penned this snarky, silly choose-your-own-adventure about a night out that goes horribly, horribly wrong for a pair of "foodies" who discover that a nearby restaurant is taking a rather... uh... unusual approach to marketing its menu. The writing is snappy, though some might find some of its humor a bit too forced and satirical, but others will appreciate the bizarro adventure.