IndieGames: A Farewell, But A Hello At IndieGamesPlus.com!

After twelve years of covering wonderful, playful, emotional games, IndieGames.com is splitting off from its longtime owner UBM (GDC, Gamasutra, etc!) & going independent as IndieGamesPlus. We’re carrying over all of our old posts and articles with a brand new look and name, but with that same dream of finding the best and brightest in […]

Leap And Dash With Style In Vivid Platformer The King’s Bird

Upon graceful wings, The King’s Bird unleashes your agile hero across challenging gauntlets, combining fast-paced platforming with a wordless narrative. Through skillful traversal, you attempt to escape a ruined world held in a tyrant’s iron grip, running, leaping, and flying through increasingly dangerous worlds. Reminiscent of the smooth navigation of Dustforce, The King’s Bird is […]

‘Museum Of Symmetry’ Builds Joy & Wonder With Its Colorful, Animated Virtual Reality Lands

Museum of Symmetry aims to take you on a journey through vibrant places inspired by nature and geometry. Through interacting with the places around you and wandering the beautiful paths that lead through the game, you’ll be able to lose yourself in sumptuous environments, taking in the surreal, pleasantly-dreamy corners of this imaginary world. Museum […]

‘Imperishable Memories’ Is A Shmup Of Exploring Your Creative Past

Imperishable Memories takes you to Atherus, a world created out of the memories and creative expressions of Roy, the protagonist. While a waltz through your past artwork and characters may make some wistful (or cringe uncontrollably), Roy’s past carries some dark, toxic elements, all personified in Thanatos, and this silver-haired being has done some terrible […]

Gamescom 2018 Roundup

Gamescom is a loud, in-your-face, five day maelstrom of sights and sounds and videogamey things. It’s fun, but rather ill-suited for games which are not all about guns and competition and strife and WINNING something or other. Still, there are more than enough upcoming titles out there that celebrate the good things, that dazzle with […]

‘The Earth Is A Better Person Than Me’ Explores Self & Sexuality Through Communing With Nature

Visual novel the earth is a better person than me follows Delphine as she flees her life and heads into the forest. There, surrounded by nature, she can speak with several different elements, delving into aspects of her self-worth, sexuality, and most personal thoughts with the sun, trees, and water, growing beyond close with the […]

Action RPG ‘Lucah: Born Of A Dream’ Evokes Strong Emotions With Its Vivid, Violent Art

Lucah: Born of a Dream weaves a violent, colorful, and oppressive landscape around the player with its vibrant colors and harsh, scratch-like art style, looking like its existence has been clawed into being. It speaks of pain and harm with its every move as players work through its combat, but despite all of this, calls […]

‘Apple Quest Monsters DX’ – Creating Imaginary Worlds With Monster Descriptions

Apple Quest Monsters DX is a book of charming monsters and their descriptions, all for a game that does not exist. Not that this mattered for Splendidland, developer of Tender Caves of Death, as this look at monsters detached from a game carried that sense of discovery that came with cracking open strategy guides for […]

Japanese Folklore-Inspired ‘Rising Dusk’ Pushes Players To Ignore Coin-Collecting Instincts

Grabbing coins and hopping over cliffs is just what you do in platformers, for some reason. Rising Dusk wants you to ignore that instinct, though, as for every coin you collect, things will get a little bit more challenging throughout the game’s Japanese folklore-inspired stages. Rising Dusk takes you to a land of grinning, troublesome […]