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The Swindle In Size Five Games's new indie steampunk-meets-cyberpunk stealth/action heist, you have just a hundred days to halt Scotland Yard's all-encompassing surveillance program &mdash... In Size Five Games's new indie steampunk-meets-cyberpunk stealth/action heist, you have just a hundred days to halt Scotland Yard's all-encompassing surveillance program — the Basilisk! Go on randomly generated missions, amass a fortune, upgrade your capabilities, and more!

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3.36

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DELETE? Trapped in a robotics lab and with no memories a young boy named Zai sets out to find a way to restore his past. Teaming up with the only other living thing there, a strange gi... Trapped in a robotics lab and with no memories a young boy named Zai sets out to find a way to restore his past. Teaming up with the only other living thing there, a strange girl named simply 04, he sets out to explore his surroundings, find a way to gather information on who and what he is in this free indie adventure game.

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4.50

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Process If you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to crash, and you're the only one on board... If you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to crash, and you're the only one on board this charging death sentence. It's up to you to solve the puzzles to restart the train's system before your time is up in this free indie point-and-click puzzle game.

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The Fishermen and the Worm In this surreal free indie adventure, a bunch of fishermen, believing they're following a "chosen one", have started a new underground society... and that's just the tip of the... In this surreal free indie adventure, a bunch of fishermen, believing they're following a "chosen one", have started a new underground society... and that's just the tip of the iceberg of strangeness. When two of these fishermen, who have never fished or even seen water, decide to climb to the surface, that's when things get really weird.

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Weekend Download N°267 This week on your Weekend Download... a young college student still mourning the loss of her sister finds herself in a surreal world where she must make an impossible choice. A... This week on your Weekend Download... a young college student still mourning the loss of her sister finds herself in a surreal world where she must make an impossible choice. A troll who keeps pushing every would-be suitor away longs for true love. And a little girl with an aquatic bestie and a whole lot of lettuce.

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3.91

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Queen at Arms Marcus has a secret. When her father dies, she assumes the identity of a young man and joins the army to find her brother, but quickly becomes embroiled in a war with catastrop... Marcus has a secret. When her father dies, she assumes the identity of a young man and joins the army to find her brother, but quickly becomes embroiled in a war with catastrophic consequences where she can't stay in the background and keep silent. A massive indie visual novel adventure with five romantic options, a complex storyline, and rich characters that deserves to be played and talked about despite some issues with pacing and spreading itself thin.

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4.09

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Once Upon A Timeline Can you imagine what your life would have been like if your Uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in free indie point-and-c... Can you imagine what your life would have been like if your Uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in free indie point-and-click adventure Once Upon A Timeline can as his aunt is working on a time machine. He soon finds out it's not all fun and games, though there is a great deal less worrying about destroying the timeline. He and his Aunt are pretty lax about that.

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10 Gnomes in Montaigut-le-Blanc Also free in HD download for PC and Mac, Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another lovely rustic stroll in this hidden-object game where ten little gnomes are cunningly hidden throug... Also free in HD download for PC and Mac, Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another lovely rustic stroll in this hidden-object game where ten little gnomes are cunningly hidden throughout the calm black-and white streets, with no timer to get in the way.

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Guns, Gore, and Cannoli In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way t... In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!

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The Swindle

SatoriOn the gritty, rain-soaked cobbles of Victorian London all is not well. Scotland Yard is preparing to activate a staggering and monstrous breakthrough in artificial intelligence codenamed the Basilisk. With nothing beyond its total surveillance capabilities, crime will become a thing of thing of the past — and so will your career as a master catburglar. Your only chance is to steal the Basilisk itself before it can become active, stealthily amassing a small fortune with which to augment your capabilities in daring midnight raids. But you only have a hundred days until the Basilisk goes active... and this is not your grandfather's Victorian England. Steam-powered uniformed security automatons clank as they trundle their masses of tarnished brass along punchcard-coded patrol routes. Whirling gyrocopter surveillance drones hover unsteadily about, searching for any trace of intruders and prepared to electrocute them without compunction. Centrally-networked panopticon lenses swivel their gaze across the room, and lethal 'hacker mines' lace the floor. Size Five Games' unique and eagerly-awaited indie stealth action steampunk-meets-cyberpunk hybrid The Swindle, the stakes couldn't be any higher and danger lurks around every corner. This compelling dystopian wonderland features the artistic talents of Michael Firman, the suspenseful musical stylings of Tobey Evans, and coding by Louise James, Tom Boot and Sophie Humphries of Clockwork Cuckoo.


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Zai awakes in a dark room and has no memory of anything. As he starts to explore his surroundings he finds out a little more about himself, and soon decides he wants all of his memories back. Zai is very calm about things, even if he's in an abandoned lab that just reeks of creepiness, in this story-driven free indie science fiction adventure game by Jestereir, DELETE? Zai isn't alone, as early on he runs into a girl named simply 04. It may seem nice to have some company in such a eerie place, but she seems determined to follow him around, watching his every move... almost uncomfortably so. And you can't but help to feel like 04 knows a lot more than she is leading him to believe. Still, she'll occasionally speak up to help you with the puzzles or let you know what's allowed and what's not. There is something definitely off here, but it's your choice if you want to explore to find the whole truth or just find a way to restore your memories. With four different endings you have a lot of ways to chose Zai's fate.


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process

Lori.hIf you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to go off the rails and you're the only one on board this speeding death sentence. In TrainYard's free indie game Process it's up to you to solve the puzzles to restart the subway train's system before your time is up. Trapped on the dingy, darkly lit two-car train you start out with nothing... not even a reason why you're there and why you're the only one there. There is something definitely unsettling in this horror point-and-click game, besides just the horrific wreck that will happen in a little more than a quarter of an hour. Something is trying to stop you from completing your tasks, but how can you fight something that never shows its face, if it even has one? Your best chance is to just try to focus on stopping the subway train. Better hurry because it's picking up speed.


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Our story starts out with a fisherman who falls down a hole. The rest of the fisher clan sees this, so when they decide he was a "chosen one", they all follow suit and fall into the same hole... where they started a whole new society gardening in the underground jungle. Sounds odd? Well that's just the beginning of this surreal free indie adventure made in RPGmaker. In The Fishermen and the Worm, by Geezerflakes, you have a party of three... two fishermen, who one day realize that they've never fished once in their life, or even seen water, so they climb to the surface to find some. The other member of your party is a worm named Deliah who agrees to be their guide on their strange adventure in some pretty terrifying lands. Like, really. I wouldn't label this game as purely 'horror' but there are some unsettling things, so players beware. In the beginning, things are pretty silly and random, and then the middle is... just terrifying and haunting, but still with its lighthearted humor. It's a perfect mix of the two, like salt on your ice cream. (Seriously try it. But only once cause that just ain't healthy) You'll have to give it some time to get moving, though, as the beginning can be a little slow, and the first few maps look like someone flung construction paper on a dirty rug. But once it picks up, you'll be able to enjoy all the madness and the brilliant story The Fishermen and the Worm tells.


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Weekend Download

DoraWhat are you in the mood for? A visual novel? How about something sweet and fluffy where a thorny but tender heart finds true romance? And adventure? Maybe you'd like something strange but bittersweet where regrets and secrets keep loved ones apart even after the end? Or maybe just a short puzzle game? Something cheerful and simple, where two friends can splash and chomp the day away under the sun? Whatever you need, the free indie games of Weekend Download have you covered, thanks to Melsephant, Jupiter Lighthouse, and S.K.Y. Art and Design!


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Queen at Arms

DoraWhen the kingdom is at war, it's a dangerous time to be a fresh-faced young man newly recruited into the king's army, and it's even worse if you're a young woman desperately trying to keep the fact that she is not, in fact, a man secret. In Aqualuft Games' indie visual novel RPG adventure Queen at Arms, you're Marcus, whose name is changeable, and you've just signed up with the army in a desperate bid to find your brother and after the death of your father. A father, who, it must be said, is not your parent by birth, and who warned you to keep your real identity a secret at all times, lest "everyone you care about be in great danger". Hmmm, is that a plot twist I smell? But even when Marcus is reunited with her brother Nicholas early on, things get harder, if anything. Nick seems like an entirely different person, even simple tasks become a challenge when Marcus needs to hide her physical gender, the locals at the army camp are downright hostile to soldiers, intrigue and politics make the war far more complicated than Marcus had first imagined, and no matter what she does she seems to wind up sticking out one way or another. When the war takes an even more serious turn, can Marcus keep her identity a secret, even to the people she's fighting alongside? What will she do when she suddenly finds herself burdened with heavy responsibility? With over ten hours of play time, multiple endings, four chapters, and five romance options, Queen at Arms is one seriously meaty adventure where every choice you make, big or small, has an impact on the way things play out. By turns hilarious, intense, and touching, Queen at Arms is an epic tale with a gripping cast of characters that is definitely worth a try despite spreading itself too thin in some areas.


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Lori.hCan you imagine what your life would have been like if your uncle was Doc Brown? All the crazy adventures you would have gone on? Well our protagonist in Once Upon A Timeline can, as his aunt is working on a time machine. He soon finds out it's not all fun and games, though there is a great deal less worrying about destroying the timeline. He and his aunt are pretty lax about that. In Awfindlay's free indie point-and-click adventure you play as a nephew who goes to visit his aunt after she stopped writing him back. Entering her home, he runs into her murdered body, and when someone else comes a'banging on the door he jumps into the large box in the corner to hide. Fiddling with a few things he finds himself hurtling through time itself. Can he use his aunt's technology to save her? Sure. Why not. It is a time machine. And it's easy to use as well. Using the mouse you adjust the time at the bottom to be between the years 1880 to 2022 and then pull the lever. Other than using the mouse to look at or pick up items, the only other thing you'll need is the escape button to get out of the time machine. And maybe with that you can escape this predicament. HA...oh wait... no good?


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10 Gnomes in Montaigut-le-Blanc

Also available as a free HD download, Mateusz Skutnik's hidden-object 10 Gnomes series is back for more in 10 Gnomes in Montaigut-le-Blanc, and just as gorgeous as ever. Wandering through quiet streets with rustic black-and-white beauty, you are, as the title might imply, hunting down ten tiny gnomes who are scattered around, well... everywhere. Being very small, they can fit into the oddest of places, and there are many nooks and crannies for you to look through. Just click to interact when the cursor changes as it passes over different areas, and make your way around town. The only real "puzzle" is finding the gnomes themselves, making the game sort of "Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul" as Mateusz has taken us to so many quietly stunning locations throughout the years with these games. He excels in bringing out the loveliness of each rustic locale, though there's something about Montaigut-le-Blanc that feels a little lonelier than some of the others. If you really want to feed your eyes, check out the gorgeous free HD versions on Mateusz's site, but maybe more importantly, check out his Patreon, too, since he's given us all so much amazing content for free over the years. 10 Gnomes in Montaigut-le-Blanc is every bit as sleek and professional as we've come to expect from the series, and the lack of a timer means you can go at your own pace as you explore. If you're looking for something zenlike and just a wee bit whimsical, 10 Gnomes in Montaigut-le-Blanc is worth a quiet stroll through.

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Guns, Gore, and Cannoli

TrickyThe year is nineteen-twenty-whenever. The cities are roaring, prohibition is very much in swing, and your just another fella who's quick with a gun and a quip, lookin' to make a semi-honest buck on the mean streets. Vinnie Cannoli's your name, and those who hear it tend to forget it quickly on account of rapid and severe lead poisoning. You've been sent to Thugtown, USA on the lookout for some jadrool by the name of Frankie. You're supposed to bring him in alive, but one look at the locale tells you that being among the living is a precious commodity here in Thugtown. Zombies. It's always zombies isn't it? But hey, it looks like the boat that brought you here is out of commission, so if flight's not an option, you might as well fight. A job's a job, innit? Besides, you're nearly as curious as to what happened here as you are in figuring out how many different ways the undead can be eviscerated. And, if nothing else, the town looks stocked with your three favorite things: Guns, Gore, and Cannoli! An indie run-and-gun action-platformer horror game from Crazy Monkey Studios and the Claeys Brothers, Guns Gore, and Cannoli takes you into a gorgeously gory hand-drawn gangster wonderland, with twists and turns aplenty and a nice dash of comedy as well.


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the-hollow

Lori.hThe Huntsman had a perfect life with a beautiful wife by his side and a darling little girl to make his heart warm. Then Fate became cruel and summoned death to take his wife away. Silently mourning, the small family tried to continue on, but Fate was not done with the Huntsman and one day his daughter does not return from playing. Searching for her, it becomes clear she has entered the woods, a feat that has been forbidden by the king... and for good reason. For the woods are ruled by the Hollow Queen and all those that enter never return. Help the Huntsman find his daughter in Tom-Olivier Martin's and David Fortin's free indie visual novel The Hollow, available as a download or in your browser with Unity. There are hard decision to be made and the wrong ones will have serious consequences for the Huntsman and his little girl. Choose wisely and perhaps you can find the happily ever after in the end.


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Lori.h Please note that Psychopomp High carries a content warning for non-explicit references to murder, sexual assault, and car accidents.

The word Psychopomp literally translates into "Guide of the Soul". Makes the Grim Reaper sound much less aggressive, but it doesn't explain how he... she... it can be everywhere death is. Psychopomp High explains this, being of course a school for those who are training to be a Psychopomp. But this free indie visual novel doesn't just focus on the dark themes passing of souls but also of love and romance. In Mary Borsellino's playable story you star as Caleb, who finds himself recently deceased and instantly training to be a Psychopomp. Obviously a confusing time, he is quickly saved by Luke and Marcella, fellow students, who take him under their wings. While in this new world and uh... life... Caleb is on the search for his lost identity... that is if he doesn't get distracted by one of his two super cute friends. In this odd mix of fantasy, scifi, and surrealism, Psychopomp High shows that even in tragedy love can be found and that even death can't stop teenage hormones.


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TIS-100

Reader review[The following is a reader review by Michael, used with permission. Want to submit your own review for a game we haven't covered? Use our submission form!]

TIS-100 is an indie puzzle game from Zachtronics, the developer of Infinifactory, Ironclad Tactics and SpaceChem. You're given a literal manual for the titular computer, a "massively parallel computer architecture comprised of non-uniformly interconnected heterogeneous nodes", and tasked with using the information gleaned from that manual to not only properly code and complete puzzles as efficiently as possible, all under a very serious guise of realism, but also potentially discovering who really built the machine, and why. Anyone who played SpaceChem will notice similarities between that game and this latest effort, as they follow the same spirit of game design. If you enjoyed SpaceChem for its brain-bendingly difficult puzzles built on abstract thinking and planning, it's likely (with one caveat) that you'll appreciate TIS-100 for the same reasons. Both games center on analyzing a problem, conceptualizing and constructing a system to transform some given inputs into a desired output, then pressing "run" and standing back to watch your system either fulfill your desires perfectly or go completely awry. Sometimes it takes several complete restarts to find the solution, but the feeling of accomplishment when you finally achieve that output can be extremely rewarding. The player must program each node individually so that they cooperate to do tasks like multiply numbers or detect maximums within a sequence. The game manual is completely in-character: a PDF of a well-used copy of the strange computer's printed instruction manual, which offers very little hand-holding for the uninitiated, instead getting right down to business describing operating parameters and detailing the game's instruction set.


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Cube Escape: Harvey's Box

Dora[Note: This game contains cartoon gore, with an option to disable SOME of it from the main menu.]

In tinyBuild's deceptively adorable indie puzzle game Divide by Sheep, for iPad and iPhone (with Android on the way!) as well as PC and Mac, things get dangerous when Death gets lonely. A kraken for a best friend is great, sure, but you know what? There are a lot of animals on Earth, and surely nobody would miss a few dozen of those to bring some comfort to the Grim Reaper, right? Unless you're the sheep, pigs, and wolves our skeleton friend wants to cuddle up with. Now thanks to death, the happy grasslands our woolly friends frolic in are flooding, and the incoming life rafts can only save so many! In each level, several rafts will show up, each with a specific weight limit... too many sheep and it'll sink! The problem is the sheep are all stranded on tiny islands in random groups, so you have to figure out how to combine them to get the maximum number of sheep per raft to save, or, well, how to sacrifice the ones you don't need for the greater good. Tap on an island and drag towards an adjacent land mass to move all sheep on it to where you've indicated. Each sheep needs a tile to stand on, and if there isn't one for it, well, it's into the water it goes. You need to figure out how to make best use of the available land to fill all three life rafts to maximum capacity... easier said than done, especially when hungry wolves, barbed wire, lasers, and more begin to be added to the mix! What can we say, Death is really lonely, and with 120 levels to solve across four worlds, he's also pretty persistent. And what do you think will happen when the other animals want to get out of the way of the rising water too? Or when Death gets tired of waiting?


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Café Memoria

DoraPixælSoft's free indie visual novel Café Memoria stars a young man named Ryne, who heads out for a bite to eat one day and is surprised to see one of his good friends working there as a waitress. Which one? Well, in the beginning, only nervous and shy Anna, but as you play, you'll unlock more routes with other characters. For romance? Well, possibly, but more than anything, Café Memoria is a lighthearted, sweet and simple slice-of-life game that's a good fit for anyone looking for a visual novel without any drama. To play, just click to select the choice you like when given options. Most of your decisions here are simply choosing what you want from the menu whenever prompted, and then deciding how your waitress did at the end. Like most restaurants, Café Memoria slips you a comment card at the end, and the way you choose to rate your service will leave an impression on your waitress. Though largely linear and not as full of branching choices as it seems, and some spicy profanity from a few characters means it might not be for everyone, Café Memoria is still a cheerful visual novel with a lot of polish that'll bring some sunshine to your day.


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Her Story

DoraBilled as an interactive narrative, indie mystery sim Her Story, also available for iPad and iPhone, by Sam Barlow, stars actress and musician Viva Seifert as a woman whose husband has gone missing. She was interviewed on tape seven times about his disappearance, and you have it all at your fingertips in clips cataloged in a searchable police database. Just type in your search terms, hit enter, and the computer will pull up all the relevant clips that contain the words you've chosen, or those that have been tagged by you. The directions are minimal, instructions on how to operate the machine in front of you, and the clips you'll pull up are mostly out of order, leaving you to figure out what to search for, in any combination, as you watch clips and piece together the truth. As you search through clips and listen, you'll want to take notes of your own (yes, children, actual, physical notes) of everything from relevant or suspicious dates, peoples, events, and places. But what's relevant and what isn't? Is her casual admission of where she went one evening worth digging into or just a red herring? Does the slight smirk she gives when she mentions someone's name mean something? Her Story unfolds in front of you as you dig deeper, and if you love a good mystery and appreciate a finely crafted tale, you won't want to put it down.

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