Indie games only you know about:

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Are there any really obscure indie games (I don't know if Action 52 Owns counts as obscure) that you think only you know about? Here's your chance to let us know about them and, essentially, promote them. Even if the game isn't finished and is just up and coming.

I can think of two. On YouTube, there's a one-man team making a Super Mario Galaxy clone, and it's looking surprisingly good! Check it out:

And someone else is making a GTA ripoff (and to be honest, I am not a GTA fan) with cartoony MS Paint textures and simple character models, and a cartoon duck as the hero. It's called GOTTDUCK, and there's a video here:

Neither is out yet, but both look pretty interesting. I love the stuff individual creative people can come up with.
2 RocketDude4th Nov 2010 07:40:23 PM from AZ, United States
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Upcoming: Renegade X, Tiberian Dawn: The First Strike.

Released: Metal Venture, Red Alert: A Path Beyond.

Too many to describe.

edited 4th Nov '10 7:40:41 PM by RocketDude

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In The Pit, and Xbox Live indie game, and the first ever game without graphics. I wanted to like it so hard, but couldn't get into it.
5 Narmer24th Feb 2012 09:44:03 PM from some state in Mexico.
Deity Needs more love.
Cave Story.

Try it. It's a great game.
I don't think I'd call Cave Story that obscure these days, though given all the Nicalis payware ports and Updated Rereleases, its origins as an indie freeware PC game can be easily forgotten.

I can't call Cortex Command that obscure either since it got into Humble Indie Bundle 2, and Miner Wars 2081 got on Impulse in spite of still being in pre-alpha.

Now, as for something only I and a handful of other people would know about? Probably something like Voxelstein 3D or Sumotori Dreams.
8 SuperFrost24th Feb 2012 11:01:01 PM from The Gesselchaft , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Skullgi--, oh wait...

I guess Warp?
Jonah Falcon
Warp was part of the Xbox Live Arcade promotion. More than a few people know about it.

How about Baby Makers Extreme on Xbox Indie? :p It has a sequel.
Jonah Falcon
Anyone play that old freeware FPS Chub Gam 3D?


No? Well, you're not missing much.
11 dorkatlarge29th Feb 2012 06:56:15 PM , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Has enough swords
Vanguard Princess is a Freeware Game which has a decent amount of name recognition. Since it's a 2D fighting game with almost no text, it doesn't require localization. Why do I mention it? Because the comics publisher Eigomanga will be publishing a version of the game. Not many details are available right now. I suppose we'll have to wait until GDC 2012 to find out what exactly the company is planning.
12 kegisak2nd Mar 2012 02:41:58 PM , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Does The Stanley Parable count? It's not a proper game, more a mod, but it's really interesting to play.
13 SgtRicko3rd Mar 2012 07:37:50 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
I'd say Wargame: European Escalation. It's not an Indie game, but it's apparently obscure enough that even veteran RTS players haven't even heard of it. Sad really, given how different it is from the rest of the mold...
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14 MasterInferno3rd Mar 2012 07:49:23 AM from Tomb of Malevolence , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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Probably not uber-obscure, but I never hear anyone talk about Eat Them! for PS3. It's basically a "build-your-own-kaiju" game. Graphics are cel-shaded and have a comic book feel to them. You mix and match parts to make a giant monster and then send it on missions, which usually involve smashing buildings and eating people, Rampage-style, and get new monster parts for getting a silver or gold medal on a mission.
Somehow you know that the time is right.
15 Noaqiyeum6th Mar 2012 09:56:28 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
Bricks by Andreas Rottler.

Basically, this is the best version of the famous Klotski sliding puzzle and anything else doesn't even come close. Beware: even if you can get through the first game quite easily and send him the score file, the later games can become quite Nintendo Hard with their puzzles.

edited 6th Mar '12 10:39:27 PM by Muzozavr

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17 EviIPaladin7th Mar 2012 04:10:49 PM from Middle-Of-Nowhere, NS , Relationship Status: Noddin' my head like yeah
Some Guy Or Something

But seriously, I might look into some of these games. They look interesting at the very least.

And while technically not an indie game, Gotcha Force is awesome and more people should be doing things.
"Evii is right though" -Saturn

"I didn't know you were a bitch Evii." -Lior Val
''Soldat.'' A fun little real-time 2D shooter.
19 RocketDude7th Mar 2012 09:45:21 PM from AZ, United States
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Dunno if it counts, but there's MegaMek, a computer form of Battletech.
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20 Noaqiyeum9th Mar 2012 11:36:20 AM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Knytt Stories, apparently.
Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
Many people know Daniel Remar for the games Iji, Hyper Princess Pitch and Hero Core, but I found a much older game by him which is a puzzle game: No Friction.

It's a fairly simple game with a familiar mechanic - a ball that can only move in one of the four cardinal directions, that only stops once it hits something solid. Combine that with the need to pick up objects to open a door (from Chip's Challenge), spikes, crumbling walls, and all of a sudden the game becomes no laughing matter.

Level set 1 is essentially a tutorial, set 2 steps up the difficulty already, set 3 is pretty tough and I'm currently stuck trying to beat the first level of set 4.

If you're using a Mac, the game runs perfectly fine under Wine.

edited 9th Mar '12 6:25:31 PM by Leylite

One game that I'm super hyped about is Forsaken Fortress. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic settings, then they have the base building and the rpg elements and I'm so hooked its not funny. Can be found at

already backed, I'm loving what I'm seeing but they have like no marketing so they need all the help they can get
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