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Dead Secret Even a broken arm won't stop you from investigating the death of a brilliant recluse at his lonely, isolated home, but you're not alone as you dig into uncovering the identity ... Even a broken arm won't stop you from investigating the death of a brilliant recluse at his lonely, isolated home, but you're not alone as you dig into uncovering the identity of the killer and the truth behind his research in this incredibly tense adventure thriller made for VR, but playable on PC.

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4.40

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Underground Hangovers Celebrating a job well-done is usually a good thing to do. Drinking enough to keep you from hearing the company taking off and leaving you on a lone planet, not so good of a th... Celebrating a job well-done is usually a good thing to do. Drinking enough to keep you from hearing the company taking off and leaving you on a lone planet, not so good of a thing. Thankfully one of the partiers was able to write up plans for your own rocket and another one can build it, but they need the special ore you were there to mine in the first place. So back into the dark mines with you to collect enough to make it back home in this platformer made for Ludum Dare.

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3.44

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Light the Dark The darkness has overpowered the light in this once beautiful forest. All that is left is one small glow. But with enough courage and strength this little glow will light its w... The darkness has overpowered the light in this once beautiful forest. All that is left is one small glow. But with enough courage and strength this little glow will light its world anew. If its light doesn't go out, that is, in this free indie platformer.

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4.10

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Streets of Rogue Stealth? Hacking? Gizmos? Giant rampaging scientists? This freeform action roguelike has 'em all, gives you the missions and lets you decide how to complete them, and it's curr... Stealth? Hacking? Gizmos? Giant rampaging scientists? This freeform action roguelike has 'em all, gives you the missions and lets you decide how to complete them, and it's currently free while in its alpha stage.

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4.27

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Pony Island Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, Pony Island has you trapped within a machine that's trying to bend you to its will. You'll need cleverness, fast hooves, and more tha... Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, Pony Island has you trapped within a machine that's trying to bend you to its will. You'll need cleverness, fast hooves, and more than a little ingenuity to break free from this cunning, weird indie game that's full of surprises.

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4.46

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Stardew Valley You've just inherited your grandfather's run-down farm... it'll take a lot to get it running again, but locals and a whole lot of elbow grease just may help you reach your drea... You've just inherited your grandfather's run-down farm... it'll take a lot to get it running again, but locals and a whole lot of elbow grease just may help you reach your dreams. A massive and engrossing indie simulation made by a single person, Stardew Valley is packed with farming, relationships, dungeons, crafting, and much, much more.

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Factorio (Early Access) From mining basic raw resources to producing sci-fi hardware, this elaborate indie strategy sim with sandbox crafting and action elements has you single-handedly advancing an e... From mining basic raw resources to producing sci-fi hardware, this elaborate indie strategy sim with sandbox crafting and action elements has you single-handedly advancing an entire planet just to get home!

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4.75

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Shardlight Twenty years after the blast the common population is dwindling. Struggling to get food, water, and other necessities of life the people continue to push on. If things weren't ... Twenty years after the blast the common population is dwindling. Struggling to get food, water, and other necessities of life the people continue to push on. If things weren't hard enough already a plague called Green Lung has a tight grip over the population. Amy Wellard still believes in a cure and will risk everything to help find it in this point-and-click indie adventure from Wadjet Eye Games

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4.57

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The Count Lucanor Baroque Decay serves up a twisted fable in the form of an indie action adventure about a young boy who decides to leave home in search of glory and fortune. Instead he finds a ... Baroque Decay serves up a twisted fable in the form of an indie action adventure about a young boy who decides to leave home in search of glory and fortune. Instead he finds a dark castle with the promise of riches if he can figure out a riddle before sunrise, but with five different endings, not to mention some gorgeous pixel cutscenes, not everything is as it seems.

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Dead Secret

DoraYour editors thought it would be a simple fluff piece when they assigned you to cover the purportedly "natural" death of a reclusive genius, enough that they sent you to his remote, lonely Kansas home even though you're sporting a broken arm. They're just looking for the gossip, convinced they can spin some sort of sordid affair with the deceased and his pretty young assistant, but you're convinced there's something more going on. Problem is, you're right. And not everyone appreciates your detective work. In Robot Invader's indie hybrid action/point-and-click adventure Dead Secret, you'll explore the scene of the crime, searching through the sprawling, isolated house for clues and learning more about the research that went on there. But... you're not alone. There's a killer after you, a relentless figure in a robe and mask, and you'll have to evade them even as you search the house for its secrets. With an eerie, surreal atmosphere, tense gameplay packed with cryptic puzzles and chases, and a mystery to solve, Dead Secret is a supremely creepy and enjoyable experience, despite some rigidly scripted sequences and predictability.


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Underground Hangovers

Lori.hCelebrating a job well-done is usually a good thing to do. Drinking enough to keep you from hearing the company taking off and leaving you on a lone planet, not so good of a thing. Thankfully one of the partiers was able to write up plans for your own rocket, and another one can build it, but they need the special ore you were there to mine in the first place. So back into the dark mines with you to collect enough to make it back home. Underground Hangovers, a free indie Metroidvania-style platform game by Deconstructeam made in just a few days for Ludum Dare, is all about getting that sweet ore. Moving with the [WASD] and the [arrow] keys, you can explore the cave and find more of the special minerals, mined by tapping your down key. But you can only get so far with just your human abilities. Thankfully, you have the dual hook which you place with the [spacebar] and then throw with the same key to where you want to go to make a bridge. Your miner can walk a tightrope like no other and with this ability you'll be sure to find more pockets of Driliv ore to complete your spaceship, or spend on more goodies to help you along your way.


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Light the Dark

Lori.hThe once beautiful forest has lost its light. Darkness has gathered and soon all will be lost. But one little glowing light has the power to push back the darkness and rekindle the once warm glow the forest had. Light the Dark by Kyu is a free indie platform game where you must light all the beacons and make it to the ending before your light goes out. The woods are filled with obstacles and dark red creators wanting to stop you from saving your world. Using the [arrow] keys to run and jump is your only power to make it through this dark world. If you get hit by an enemy you lose more of your precious light that is always draining away. To help you, spread across the map are glowing squares that will add a few more seconds before you go out. Lighting the diamond beacons by touching it will grant you much more time, but there is never enough to stop and catch your breath. Some levels will require planning to hit all the beacons, but you have to think quick if you want to save your home world.


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Streets of Rogue

Satori[Please Note: Streets of Rogue is currently free while the game is in its Alpha stage. The game will require a fee to play upon release. This review reflects the game's current free Alpha state.]

Things feeling a bit... samey lately? Matt Dabrowski's new action roguelike — free while in Alpha release — will put that right! Rather than your standard dungeon crawl, Streets of Rogue is set in a bustling urban area teeming with folks going about their business, much of it nefarious! Besides the usual assortment of shopkeepers and item merchants you'll find scientists performing experiments on gorillas, rival teams of gangs, security personnel on patrol guarding private complexes with some very useful items, and public venues that include armed-to-the-teeth guards and some alluring safes in the back room if you can get to them and find a way to open them.


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Rating: 4.3/5 (26 votes)
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Pony Island

DoraPony Island, by Daniel Mullins Games, is an indie puzzle game that's hiding a dark and terrible secret... or, well. Not hiding, really, since the game's official description gives it away, but DARK AND TERRIBLE NONETHELESS. What seems like an innocent and cheerful yet broken game about ponies takes a turn for the macabre... though you'll need to figure out how to fix the game first. Of course, once you've started, you can't stop, because the Capital-D Devil is literally in the machine and wants to keep you trapped in it forever. To escape, you'll need to literally break the game by discovering ways to crack the options and otherwise bend the code to your will. Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, whose original version is still available in your browser to try, Pony Island is strange, but we like it that way.


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Rating: 4.5/5 (48 votes)
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Stardew Valley

DoraAs Concerned Ape's indie RPG adventure sim Stardew Valley opens, you've reached your breaking point at your mindless job, and that's when you remember the letter left to you by your grandfather long ago. He told you to open it when you felt hopeless and lost, and, well, this fits, I suppose. Turns out he's left you a farm... it's more than a little run down, but the locals are willing to lend you a hand. Packed with secrets, surprises, crafting, the potential for marriage (regardless of gender!), dungeons, and much, much more, Stardew Valley is an ambitious and addictive Harvest Moon-alike game from a one-man team that delivers a startling amount of content despite some shallow portions. (Please note that as of this writing, Stardew Valley is only available for PC, though the developer says ports for Mac and Linux are a top priority.)


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Rating: 4.8/5 (33 votes)
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Factorio

SatoriIf you've heard about Factorio, it's finally available over at Steam Early Access! And if you haven't, this very stable and well-developed sandbox crafting game from Prague-based Wube Software has been years in development and boy does it show! Fans of Minecraft will feel right at home with this one, complete with extremely active ongoing game development, a well-used forum with a community of thousands of avid players, and even a plethora of supported third-party mods for added functionality to customize your game just as you like it. Stranded on a hostile alien world, it's up to you to go from harvesting basic resources to crafting a sophisticated production chain of manufacturing machinery that will process those resources into ever-more-advanced components to build what you need to succeed on the planet — and even make it home successfully. Once you research them transport belts, construction bots and automated trains carrying cargo cross-country become yours to build and use to advance from basic stone and metal mining all the way to manufacturing things like circuit boards, laser turrets and sci-fi personal defense arsenals! You'll even manage energy requirements to keep your sprawling production facilities operating smoothly, but they also emit byproducts which the native life instinctively scent as a threat to its entire way of life and it will respond. When that happens, will you be ready?


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Rating: 4.8/5 (20 votes)
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shardlight

Lori.hTwenty years after the blast the common population is dwindling. Struggling to get food, water, and other necessities of life the people continue to push on. If things weren't hard enough already a plague called Green Lung has a tight grip over the population. There is no cure, but a vaccine that can hold back the illness from becoming terminal. But the governing body, called The Aristocrats, are careful to whom they give out such a precious supply to. Citizens can take jobs from the government to gain a lottery ticket to try to win a vaccine for themselves or another in need. Amy Wellard starts off on one of these difficult missions risking her life for a chance of such a wonderful prize, but the events that are ahead of her are far more dangerous and heart pounding than she could have ever imagined. Shardlight is an indie point-and-click adventure by Wadjet Eye Games, the same team who also brought us Technobabylon, Gemini Rue, and Primordia. This dark and gritty post-apocalyptic tale is filled with astute puzzles, astounding artwork, and an amazing story that is easy to get lost in.


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Rating: 4.6/5 (21 votes)
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The Count Lucanor

DoraHans has big dreams... he's ready to be grown-up now and take off on wild adventures, but with his father gone to war and his mother struggling to make ends meet, that seems farther away than ever. When his tenth birthday arrives, Hans is fed up and ashamed of being poor, and decides to strike off on his own to find riches and glory. While the night is dark and frightening, Hans still thinks he's struck it lucky when he stumbles across the Castle Tenebre, and learns of a mysterious count who's looking to find a worthy heir to bestow his fortune upon. All Hans has to do is prove himself and survive the trial... Baroque Decay's The Count Lucanor is a striking indie horror action adventure that's both beautiful and eerie in equal measure. As of this writing, Mac and Linux builds are on the way!


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Rating: 4.4/5 (21 votes)
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lieat

Lori.hIn a world where there are so many different kinds of humanoids, dragons are still the most mysterious. In fact, little Efina has no idea about herself and only knows that a man named Leo was there when she was born and that she has the power to make lies take a form, which then she happily devours. Being a dragon of such capabilities would be odd enough if it wasn't for the fact that the man she calls 'Papa', much to his annoyance, is a con-artist and tells lies as often as he breathes. And while she can't seem to make his lies manifest he uses her as a sort of lie detector, as they snoop around gathering up information to sell. Alice mare creator Miwashiba's LiEat is a three part RPG adventure with touches of detective work here and there. With a unique cast for every story you'll find the people here are as colorful as the amazing artwork. Filled with original music, some challenging fights, and short, but brilliantly animated cut-scenes, LiEat is everything you could want from a story-heavy RPG and much more.


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Sandstorm

Satori[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!]

When you're lost in a trackless desert waste, everywhere looks pretty much like everywhere else — and may as well be, for all that it matters. You'll need to not only get through a fierce Sandstorm, but also get yourself, your beast of burden and your creaky cart to a distant mountain you can't even see in order to complete your pilgrimmage. And this adventure by Daniel Linssen does a phenomenal job of recreating a wild sandstorm: gritty siroccos and mirages obscure the outer bounds of your view, and the whole landscape veers and wends arbitrarily as you move, providing an uncannily accurate depiction of just how disorienting a landscape can be when you can't find a single point of reference with which to get your bearings. Fortunately you've got a compass by which to orient, and a disc that shows you how much of the day has passed. Provided you can keep them. As the day progresses everything will eventually grow dim and narcolepsy hits you suddenly, with daybreak snapping on just as abruptly, and it's then that you'll find that your camel has invariably wandered off and any number of your tools have become scattered in the wind. They're out there somewhere and you'll need to find them, but if you stray too far you'll never find your way back to the wagon! Retracing your footsteps is an option, but they will become sandblown before too long. You have a meager supply of guide markers you can place and retrieve in order to find your way back, and you'll need to retrieve your camel and any strewn tools if you're to continue your quest effectively. Finding notes will also allow you to understand more about the area, and unlock a plethora of new game options as well.


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Oxenfree

DoraIn Night School Studios' story-driven indie horror adventure Oxenfree, on the night she and her friends are planning to spend some quality time together out on a remote island, teenage Alex finds herself bringing along her new step-brother, Jonas... who she's only just met. It's a little awkward, sure, made even moreso by Alex's best friend Ren inviting Nona, the girl he's been pining after, and Nona's friend Clarissa... who happens to be Alex's late brother's prickly ex-girlfriend, and definitely not Alex's biggest fan. If it sounds like a bit of a mess waiting to happen, well, nobody ever said dealing with life and the people in it was easy. But they've got worse problems than uncomfortable silences and catty remarks when they accidentally stumble across something better left undisturbed.


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The Flame in the Flood

DoraCreated by The Molasses Flood, indie action adventure The Flame in the Flood is a rogue-lite post-apocalyptic tale without zombies, mutants, or nuclear weapons. An enormous flood has washed away most of the land, and with raging rivers, hostile wildlife, and dwindling supplies a real issue, survivors are few and far between. One such survivor is Scout, whose campfire is visited one evening by a dog bringing with it a backpack and a radio, whose signal seems to lead far downriver. With only a makeshift raft and the things they can find along the way to keep them going, can Scout and this intrepid pooch survive a wild and untamed landscape long enough to find out where the signal is coming from? With both a story-based and endless modes, The Flame in the Flood is a challenging, gorgeous survival adventure with a few rough edges but a singular charm and style.


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blown-away-secret-of-the-wind

Lori.hJust as you finish building your house and brush back your lovely locks to take it all in, a strong wind blows and carries every last piece of your house away. Kicking you when you're down it also steals all your beautiful hair except for one last strand. Thankfully, you've been gifted teleportation shoes and your quest to take your house back has just begun! Blown Away: Secret of the Wind, a platformer for iOS and Android (Android users have 30 free levels to try before they buy!) by Black Pants Studio. You help Hendrik as he walks steadfastly forward, by tapping on the screen where you want him to teleport. At first you only have one charge for one jump and letting him walk forward slowly builds it back up, but as your adventure continues you gain more and more upgrades as you transverse this windswept world. Keep Hindrik from falling into the abyss and have him gather up all the pieces of his house as he goes to find the source of this odd wind.


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Romance Detective

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 Romance Detective, a linear indie visual novel from NomNomNami, Protag, and Konatizer that's available in Pay What You Want format (including free), love is in the air, but so is crime! Chrys is a cop who's been called to the local art museum to investigate a stolen vase, but she never imagined that would mean teaming up with the (dubiously) legendary Romance Detective. She's an eccentric crime-solver who's dedicated to love (she claims she was born with that rose in her mouth), and although she may seem strange, she gets results. There's something weirder going on in this city than a simple case of a theft of a gaudy vase, but with Romance Detective and newly re-christened Romance Cop on the case, people have nothing to fear! Just click to advance the text and make choices when presented with them, though there's really no way to lose. Romance Detective is strictly on-rails, but it's cute, funny, sweet, and strange... even if it ends with a "to be continued"!

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