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4.67

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Technobabylon In this retro style cyberpunk indie point-and-click adventure game, you are thrust into the futuristic city of Newton. Two agents of the city are looking into the case of a ser... In this retro style cyberpunk indie point-and-click adventure game, you are thrust into the futuristic city of Newton. Two agents of the city are looking into the case of a serial mindjacker, able to hack people's brains and leave them dead. As they investigate, they learn there's way more to the story than meets the eye. Can you unravel the mysterious conspiracies?

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Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle When a mansions shows up out of nowhere on Anne's front lawn one night, she can't help but investigate... and then finds herself trapped inside thanks to a curse! With 144 leve... When a mansions shows up out of nowhere on Anne's front lawn one night, she can't help but investigate... and then finds herself trapped inside thanks to a curse! With 144 levels of puzzles to solve around the game's core sliding room mechanic and other tricks to master along the way, this is a lovely, whimsical, spooky-sweet indie adventure that's a welcome comfort to just about anyone.

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4.40

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Serafina's Saga Serafina's spent her entire life isolated in the jungle with only her father for company, but when he's kidnapped and she sets out to rescue him, she discovers more than she ev... Serafina's spent her entire life isolated in the jungle with only her father for company, but when he's kidnapped and she sets out to rescue him, she discovers more than she ever thought possible about the world and people outside, and herself, in this pay-what-you-want (including free!) indie otome visual novel, also available for Android.

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4.62

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Royals Asher Vollmer delivers a surprisingly addictive indie game of strategy, simulation, and even survival as you play a lowly serf with dreams of becoming royalty. Spend your years... Asher Vollmer delivers a surprisingly addictive indie game of strategy, simulation, and even survival as you play a lowly serf with dreams of becoming royalty. Spend your years traveling, converting, exploring, and building the land, but watch your health, and don't run afoul of the local king or queen, who might not appreciate your dreams and actions.

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3.83

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Chroma Squad In this love letter to classic sentai shows of yesteryear, you control a group of actors who are sick of making boring television and decide to start their own studio. You'll c... In this love letter to classic sentai shows of yesteryear, you control a group of actors who are sick of making boring television and decide to start their own studio. You'll create your cast, shoot episodes, upgrade your equipment and more in this indie strategy RPG that's a cheeky parody in all the right ways.

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GemCraft: Chasing Shadows (Steam Edition) GemCraft comes to Steam in this updated release of the original free browser game in the wildly popular tower defense series from Game in a Bottle. With a new game mode, nearly... GemCraft comes to Steam in this updated release of the original free browser game in the wildly popular tower defense series from Game in a Bottle. With a new game mode, nearly thirty new levels, and enhanced graphics, there's no better time to find out why this series is so beloved, or to support the developers who have made it for nearly a decade.

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3.75

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Test Chamber Wrap your mind around this appealingly sleek and deceptively simple indie game, also with a free demo for iOS and Android, where the whole level wraps around you. Walk into the... Wrap your mind around this appealingly sleek and deceptively simple indie game, also with a free demo for iOS and Android, where the whole level wraps around you. Walk into the bottom and pop out on top, and push blocks through force-fields and around obstacles to reach the exit.

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Early Access Impressions: </br>Spooky's House of Jumpscares In this playable free Early Access indie horror game, you've come to a remote house with a bad reputation. You're greeted by a cute ghost girl who challenges you to make it thr... In this playable free Early Access indie horror game, you've come to a remote house with a bad reputation. You're greeted by a cute ghost girl who challenges you to make it through all 1000 rooms, but the farther you go, the more it becomes apparent that there's more danger here that startling cardboard skeletons and slimes.

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4.80

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Tetrobot and Co. Remember the block-shoving Tetrobot from Blocks That Matter? He's back, and this time you're sending Psychobot inside him and plenty of other broken-down Tetrobots in what may ... Remember the block-shoving Tetrobot from Blocks That Matter? He's back, and this time you're sending Psychobot inside him and plenty of other broken-down Tetrobots in what may be the most enjoyable hardware recovery-based puzzle game ever!

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Technobabylon
KimberlyIn Technocrat Games new retro point-and-click adventure Technobabylon, you are thrust into a cyberpunk city of the future, where an AI called Central runs the city of Newton, genetic engineering is the norm, and you can link to the net with your mind. Regis and Lao are partners on the case of a serial killer, a so called mindjacker who hacks into people's brains, steals their knowledge, and leaves only a body behind. Throw blackmail, synthetic humans, and a young girl named Latha who'd rather spend her days connected to the virtual world and who seems to be the mindjacker's next target into the mix, and you've got one interesting web of a story to navigate.


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Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle

DoraIf you like visually striking puzzle-based indie adventures, HandMade Game's Rooms and its sequel Rooms: The Main Building, have been coquettishly making eyes at you. Now with an extra dash of lightly spooky whimsy comes Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle, where you play a little girl trapped in a mansion with a big secret. The strange structure appears out of nowhere late one night, and when Anne can't resist investigating, she finds herself trapped inside... though not alone, since her lantern's started talking to her! Inside this place, the rooms don't behave as they should... they're broken up into pieces that can be slid and shuffled around, and locked doors, ladders, and more can help or impede Anne's progress. With a whopping 144 levels strewn across four different mansions, Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle delivers a casual, storybook-styled, puzzle-centric adventure that's fun for pretty much everyone that unfolds its tale as you go,


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Serafina's Saga

Dora[Note: This game is available in Pay What You Want format, including free. If you enjoy the game, show your support for the developer who made it by paying what you think is fair!]

In Woodsy Studios' indie visual novel adventure Serafina's Saga, also free for Android, the titular heroine has spent her entire life in the jungle until the day she leaves to rescue her kidnapped surrogate father. She's been raised to believe that all humans are dangerous and untrustworthy, but faced with the possibility that her father might not be who she thought he was, and might not even be human, as she finds herself lost in a world very unlike the one she grew up in, Serafina's got no choice but to reluctantly trust those around her for help and guidance. Especially since, surprise surprise, it turns out her heritage is a lot more complicated than she ever imagined. With ten different endings, customiseable character appearances, and multiple options for romance, including one female/female choice, Serafina's Saga is one seriously impressive work of interactive fiction... especially considering the art, music, coding, and writing was all done by one person, and there's a sequel due out later this year!


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Royals

Dora[Note: This game is available in Pay What You Want format, including free. If you enjoy this game, please support the developer who made it by paying them what you think is fair!]

Asher Vollmer's Royals, a retro indie sim/rags-to-hopefully-riches story, stars you as a lowly, dirty serf who has aspirations of becoming royalty... easier said than done considering all you have is your puny farmland and no skills, followers, or other resources whatsoever. Your goal is to explore the surrounding lands and figure out how to gain the people, power, and everything else you need to eventually become a royal yourself. The game is turn-based, with each turn costing you a year of your life and a part of your remaining health. Use the [arrow] keys to move around the screen, [Z] to select and confirm, and [X] to cancel. The symbols at the bottom of the screen represent, from left to right, your health, might, charisma, resources, money, followers, and held lands. Various actions can change these statistics accordingly... meditating on a mountain, for example, can raise your charisma, which in turn raises your chances of potentially converting followers or otherwise swaying people to your following. Each game's map is randomly generated, and it's a matter of trial-and-error to figure out how things work and how to best go about your rise to power. Will you die in obscurity with your dreams unrealized? Be struck down for reaching too high above your station by the current rulers? Or maybe, just maybe... get a throne of your own? Be warned, there is no save function, and if you close the game and come back later, you'll start over with a new map!


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Chroma Squad

DoraAaaah! After ten thousand years I'm free! It's time to review Chroma Squad, the parody-tastic indie strategy RPG from Behold Studios that pays loving homage to certain "teenagers with attitude"-flavoured sentai shows from our youth. Well, my youth. Maybe not yours. Kids these days. As the game begins, you find yourself in control of a disgruntled group of stunt people who are sick of just going through the motions in their work on the set of a super ranger TV show. They do all the hard work while the actors sit around, the director couldn't care less about making the show, y'know, good, and it's the same ol', same ol' every single day... until they get the bright idea to start their own studio! Of course, the actual running of it is up to you. You'll need to hire actors, of course, and make episodes to fill the contracts you sign, upgrade and craft new gear to make truly spectacular storylines, and of course, handle your crew during battle! It's a retro-fied send up to all the glory and goofiness of pop culture wrapped around an easy to pick up and engaging turn-based strategy RPG system. What more could you need, apart from some sort of giant brain in a jarOH WAIT WE GOT THAT TOO.


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Gem Craft: Chasing Shadows

DoraFor seven years, indie developers Game in a Bottle's GemCraft series of free tower defense games has been a wildly popular hit with browser gamers, and now GemCraft: Chasing Shadows is now on Steam. With improved visuals, a pile of extra stages, and a new Iron Wizard mode to test your mettle, it's an upgrade of the original free browser version, and a great way for fans to show their support for developers who have given so much so freely for nearly a decade. Never played Gem Craft? In it, you repel waves of enormous bugs by planting gems in towers along a path. Different towers have different abilities, like green poisoning gems, and can be made in various powerful tiers. Towers attack anything within range, but gems can also be socked into traps to damage anything that passes over them, flung as explosive bombs, or even combined with gems of different colours to create hybrids with multiple affects. Survive the stage with your base intact, and you'll gain experience towards leveling up, which unlocks points for you to spend in skill trees. You'll also earn shadow cores you can use to upgrade your talisman for new bonuses and challenges, like traits you can unlock for stages to make them more rewarding... extra speedy bugs, anyone? With complexity and strategy aplenty, GemCraft is one of the most beloved and respected tower defense games around, and offers something for every fan of the genre, from the newcomer to the veteran alike.

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest! The winners, chosen by RANDOM.ORG, are: Undine, MeowMeowMan, Portikk, Crystalis, and Jamz159! Please check your e-mails for your Steam code later today!

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Test Chamber

DoraShark Jump Studios' innocuous looking little indie puzzle game Test Chamber, also available on Android and iOS with a free demo, wants to break your brain in the cutest way possible. You control a tiny little block-headed fellow in a world where the laws of reality have begun to unravel, causing the world to wrap around itself... which, uh, is technically what the world does, but is a little weirder here when you can walk to the bottom of the screen and pop out the top, or see another version of yourself mirroring your movements. You're off to try to find the infinite world, even if few others believe it exists, but what's going on with that dark stranger who follows you in silence? Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move around, use the [spacebar] to interact with people, and hold or tap [Q] to undo or rewind your actions. For the most part, you'll be pushing blocks around to help you reach the exit in each stage, though blocks connect and react in different ways. If you just push a block off the side of the world, it'll fall into the void, but if it's used to bridge a gap that it can touch on the other side, it'll plop neatly in place. Some blocks may be connected by bars that will lock them together, while others will be in unbreakable stacks. What you need to do is figure out how to make them, and the unique properties of the world, work for you in order to get you where you want to go. You'll be awarded a medal based on how many steps/moves it takes you to complete a stage, but you can use as many as you need if you don't care about fancy achievements. Once the game starts throwing in things like the moving terrain, you'll have your hands full just getting to the end, nevermind the amount of steps it takes you to get there.


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Spooky's House of Jumpscares

DoraDespite what my past review history might have led you to believe, jumpscares are actually my least favourite horror game mechanic. It's not that I don't appreciate them... in the right hands, jumpscares can be extremely effective. But when you have nerves of glass and a tendency to stay wide awake at night after reading creepypastas, jumpscares make gaming... less than relaxing. So I was a little hesitant to check out Lag Studio's free indie action adventure Spooky's House of Jumpscares, because, well... it's right there in the title. The jist of things is that you've come to a house with a bad reputation to discover if the rumours are true and learn all of its history you can, but when you arrive, you find yourself instead greeted by a cute and harmless looking ghost girl named Spooky. She tells you that this is her house, and challenges you to make it through all 1000 rooms (though only 760 are currently available in its playable Early Access state), and at first, it seems like a walk in the park. After all, most of the rooms are small and empty, and it seems like the worse thing you have to deal with is a "spoopy" cardboard cut-out of a wee slime monster or other beastie popping out from the wall every now and again. But the notes you begin to find soon make you realize something more sinister is going on, and soon things begin to go very, very wrong. There's nowhere to go but down... how long can you last?


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Tetrobot and Co.

SatoriWhen we last left Tetrobot in Swing Swing Submarine's indie hit Blocks That Matter, he was navigating levels, mastering elements, solving puzzles and saving a couple of indie game developers. Fifteen years later on in Tetrobot and Co., also available for iOS and Android in addition to PC, Mac, and Linux, we find him a bit run-down and several of his memory chips fragmented into pieces. A savvy young Technobot repair technician named Maya is ready to sort all this out and get our Tetrobot (among plenty of others) restored back to full working order again, and as always the answer is more 'bots! She wires together the circuitry for an even smaller model, Psychobot, and sends our intrepid miniscule hero into Tetrobot's hardware to clear out the obstruction and reassemble his memory chips. If you haven't played the original, the sequel features more inimitable puzzle-y goodness with elements some have likened to games as diverse as Tetris, Minecraft, Dig Dug and Boulder Dash with a fascinating style all its own.


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kobayanshi Marooned

Lori.h[Note: This game is available in Pay What You Want format, including free. If you enjoy this game, please support the developer who made it by paying them what you think is fair!]

Now is your final chance, Space Cadet, to become the space hero you've always wanted to be. All you have to do is pass the Captain's test and impress the most daring, heroic, and critical instructor in all the known galaxy, Captain Dirk Parsec. Kobayanshi Marooned, available in Pay What You Want format by Phil Hornshaw and Nick Hurwitch, is a sci-fi interactive fiction adventure that will have you attempting to pass the hardest test known to man to prove that you would be the phenomenal Star Captain you secretly always knew you would be. Well, more that likely what will happen in this Twine game, is you finding one horrific death after another while you laugh, because even though some of these deaths are quite gruesome they are spectacularly told in some of the most humorous ways, with nearly 30,000 words and 26 different endings, this is one space adventure you won't be forgetting any time soon.


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ananias

Lori.hReady for a new dungeon crawl? Slashwear Interactive greets us with Ananias, a fantasy turn based rogue-like game with randomly generated maps. This game is so great they wanted to make sure it reached as many people as possible, so not only is there a free download version (as well as a premium one with extra classes) but a mobile app for Android (iPhone coming soon!) for people who don't want to play in their browser, and even an online version that you can play with friends. Once you try Ananias you'll be happy for so much choice on how to play. This adventure doesn't start off with a story or full instructions but it's not hard to figure out. Click to move to that location, or to hurry through an area without an enemy click on an arrow and you'll zip through to the other side. You also get to pick a companion in the beginning, such as a dire wolf, a lynx, or a gray little pony that helps you carry more but can still give a good jab here and there. Upgrade yourself when you pass each level, collect statues for your collection, and above all, slaughter the monsters and get the treasure.


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Weekend Download

DoraI don't know about you fine and fancy folks, but where I am, the sun is shining, there's a beautiful breeze blowing, and my hair looks extra cute. Which means it's time to close the windows, ignore all our social calls, and play free indie games in our pajamas. For our three courses this week, we have a visual novel where you may not even be able to trust yourself, an RPG adventure about a world of dolls where not everything is sunshine and smiles, and a platformer where the only source of light you have comes from your very limited weaponry.


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COATS

Dora[Mac user? Try freeware tool RPG Hub]

In Epidemic Games' free indie horror game COATS, you're Randal, the Chief of Staff at one of the last surviving research centers in the country, working with scientists to try to develop a cure for the creatures everyone calls "Skins". The center is filled with the best technology and is supposed to be entirely self-sufficient... which is a good thing since things have taken a turn for the worse outside, and now all you can do is try to keep your people alive and research a cure. With multiple endings and choices, each day is up to you as you decide how to manage your people and your supplies, sending out scavengers or trying to bring back "test subjects" to experiment on.


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Weekend Download

DoraIt liiiiiiiiiiiives! Weekend Download is back for more, and we're kicking off the first new installment with an assortment of games so rag-tag and different they're just some exposition and mana potions away from starring in a JRPG to save the world. Find out whodunnit in a murder trial following a disastrous wedding, search for a way to separate yourself from a mummified corpse (and its nagging former owner), and indulge in some artsy black and white platforming with a very unusual lantern. Remember, folks, just like friendship, free indie games are magic.


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Little Party

Dora[Note: This game is available in Pay What You Want format, including free! If you enjoy the game, please consider paying the developer an amount you think is fair for their hard work.]

Short but definitely sweet, Carter Lodwick and Ian Endsley's Little Party is a pay-what-you-want indie interactive art piece about the night your daughter decides to throw a party for a few of her "arty" friends. As her mom, you don't really mind... you're happy to help however you can. But she doesn't seem to need much from you... she's not a little girl anymore, after all. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to move around the house, and hold the [spacebar] to look or tap it to interact when blue text appears. In general, once you've found and interacted with all the kids, their locations will change as the night progresses and you can look for them again, though occasionally you'll be given a more specific objective... though even that is sort of a grand word for the actions you take. Most often you simply watch, puttering around the house or taking the dog for a walk, and though your daughter and her friends are always polite and welcoming, they often don't even seem to notice you're there. It won't take you long to play through, but Little Party is a warm slice-of-life story that might make you better appreciate and understand the people who look after you.

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