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Yume Niki is an indie game developed by Kikiyama from 2004 to 2007. To this day, the last version ever uploaded was the 0.10, and although Kikiyama has already stated he'd like to add more content, it seems fairly improbable at this point.
You play as Madotsuki, a hikikomori who won't leave her room. The only things you can do in your small apartment is to play a NES game called NASU, write in your dream diary (The savepoint), go out to the balcony, and sleep.
The point of the game is to explore Madotsuki's dreams. They go from a rather cutesy ambient into pretty surreal areas, and the huge amount of worlds, creatures and events has led the many fans to propose many different theories over what happened to Madotsuki and why she's locked up in her room having such dreams. Since it was published, it's got the attention of many people first in japan, and later in the west when it was fan-translated. To this day, it's gained a small cult of hardcore fans and fangames, which are (mostly) hosted in the infamous western imageboard uboachan.
The BGM is fantastic and fits really well in the game, creating a well immersed atmosphere. It's definitely a must-play for people who want to experience a different kind of gameplay rarely used in games.
Download (Uboachan link): http://archive.uboachan.net/media/src/Yume_Nikki.rar
>>4428>Yume Nikki fangame(?)>(?)
I love it because we really just don't know anymore.
i think its accurate to say that yume nikki is a stream-of-consciousness experience. thats a label ive heard to describe these feverdream-like exploration games. yume nikki is practically a genre in its own, though, in regards to the games it inspired. theres nothing out there quite like the obscure, bootleg, slow-paced stream-of-consciousness adventure with a hint of collectathon that you get from yume nikki and its fangames
My bad, anyway, here's another game that's pretty cool:
Out There Somewhere>Platformer / Puzzle
It's kinda like Portal, and it's pretty cheap too
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/263980/
Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls>Action/Platformer
Cute monster girl beating up other cute monster girls. Mix of Shovel Knight and Megaman Free on Steam, but there are probably other ways to download it as well.http://store.steampowered.com/app/467380/
Really fun modernized arena shooter with SICK WALL FLIPS and other deep movement mechanics. Free on GOG and from the dev's website.https://www.warsow.gg/https://www.gog.com/game/warsow
Very good series of games, the first two of which are free.
Momodora 1 is very similar to Cave Story in gameplay, and momo 2 takes on a more metroid-like experience. Very short games.
I would also highly recommend III and IV (especially IV).https://rdein.itch.io/
A Mini Falafel Adventure>platformer/action/light metroidvania
Genre pretty much says it all, but the game is fun and stylish with memorable boss fights.http://www.beadybox.com/falafel/falafel-ss1.png
VERY lite-metroidvania, a bit Cave Story-esc.
You are a lazy crow and own a hotel and today you are getting inspected, so you better get everything in order, or they are gonna shut your place down.
Fairy Lands: Rinka and the fairy gems>[s]Match 3[/s] Match 2From the creators of "Dreams of Dead" (an Yume Nikki fangame)
A game about cute fairies living in a cute fairy world (a bit Touhou-inspired). Just a nice casual game and it's completely kid friendly. no
Dont worry, Ubuu is so dead practically every post outside of /hikki/ is a necrobump
I mostly use this thread for archival purposes lol
At this point itch.io is the best resource of tiny freeware games, but it's still nice to have some sort of "I have played this and I know it's good" filter.
So I hope it's still useful for the small amount of people who still check on this thread!
It's definitely a good thread in my books. Just diving into itch.io is bound to give you quite a lot of half-baked shovelware. Hearing about games that others have tried and found actually good is very useful.
I've had this thread open in my browser for the better part of two years now since /og/ for some reason has a tendency to post interesting games. I've literally never browsed any other board on this site so I don't know if I'm depriving myself.
Environmental Station Alpha>metroidvania
You're a robot in space, investigating a derelict space station. Features the greatest grappling hook in video game history, great boss design, and a memorable soundtrack, as well as a postgame that'll send you running for your strategy guide.
Steam page ($7.99, has demo (!)):http://store.steampowered.com/app/350070/
youtube link is down, no idea how to google it
Spring:1944 3.00 "Operation Frühlingserwachen" released!
Spring: 1944 is a free, open source WWII themed 3D multiplayer game based on the libre SpringRTS Engine. Our goal is to create a game that is as realistic as possible while still being fun and accessible to play. Games on average take 40 minutes and feature up to 8 factions battling to the last man standing. All factions are complete with several types of infantry, towed and self-propelled guns, normal and rocket artillery, tanks, aircraft and boats. The game supports big matches with thousands of units and double digit player counts.
A new version of Spring:1944 was released. This one is numbered 3.00 with codename Operation Frühlingserwachen and is based on the SpringRTS 103 engine. Operation Frühlingserwachen or "Spring Awakening" was a combined German and Hungarian counterattack in march of 1945 against the advancing Soviet troops near Lake Balaton.
Major changes since Spring:1944 2.0 "Operation Overlord" include:
>Two completely new sides: Hungary has been added to the axis factions and Sweden is available for those who would rather not pick sides in this war. Both factions are complete with their infantry, vehicles, towed guns, mobile and rocket artillery, aircraft, boats, tanks and more.>An "in-game" faction picker widget. It is now possible to pick your faction when choosing the starting position>A preview version of a new AI called spammer was added to assist the C.R.A.I.G. AI in training you for multiplayer games. This one will throw units at your at breakneck pace from a big and scary Flakturm. Can you hold your ground against it? Install the game and find out!>Some units have received a graphics makeover in the form of new models and new skins. Build menu pictures have also been updated.>For those who have new graphics cards a new graphics makeover has been added in the form of SSAO, color correction and Cook-Torrance specular shader.
>There are new units available for the 6 other factions:
US: M36 Jackson tank destroyer
JPN: Type 5 heavy tank destroyer (Na-To)
JPN: Busou Daihatsu Artillery Craft
JPN: JPNT14 torpedo boat
All: Scout cars have been added
All: long range guns (longer range howitzers)
>A new match option called Spoils of War has been added, which spawns 1940 era French armor at flags. The first one to capture the flag gets it, hurry up!>Flags now display their value. As always, flags give you income with which you can build units and increase in value over time.>And ofcourse many many bugfixes.
GET IT HERE: https://github.com/spring1944/spring1944/blob/master/README.md
Rainy Day>Multiple choice thing
A short browser game about someone with anxiety Well, maybe not by uboachan standards but its still nice
trying to do stuff.
Gameplay (the only one I could find that wasn't by either some annoying upbeat person or someone who gets the title wrong):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktPXsAwkRP0
A Nation of Wind>Top-down shooter / strategy
From your airship, build and defend a city against flying monsters a la Actraiser. Managing your city while monsters keep trying to destroy it can be stressful, but I find it really addictive
Old japanese game based on LSD dream emulator but not as good.
There's a game I got off itch.io a while ago, but I can't remember it's title. It's a 1st person walking simulator type game where you go on the train to different locations (you wait for specific trains for each location) and meet various non-human characters. If anyone knows what I'm talking about I'd be very gratefull if they could post it.
Disregard that, I remembered I keep a list of links to games I download.====
The Endless Express>Adventure
Take the train to some cool places and I think there's a story and stuff I don't really remember.
I could not find a single gameplay video that was bearable to watch, you're just going to have to play it. I think providing gameplay footage is just a formality anyway.
You're stranded on a weird planet so you have to collect parts to repair your ship and leave. Scour the planet finding items and interacting with things until there's nothing left to do.
The graphics are a little above ASCII level but the planet really springs to life through its amusing texts and your interactions with it, in any case very surreal and fascinating.
Murder Dog IV
Murder Dog on trial!
Has a good trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfF3psMGXPQ
Also, "The Astonishing Captain Skull" is another goodie by the same fellow, who also made Space Funeral.
God did this thread create nostalgia for me
Here's my trash dump, none of them are great but they used to be favorites
Too lazy for gameplay
1: A small talk at the back of beyond >interactive fiction
You wake up. Alone, in a dark room. Alone? No, there is someone talking to you through a console. Will you respond?
2: Till cows tear us apart >interactive fiction
A road trip filled with adventure, romance and cows across a desert called Space.
3:Dino run >side scrolling
The Asteroid has finally hit! Escape the pyroclastic wall of doom and find your dino sanctuary!
Was my favorite kongregate game for a long time as a kid
4: My pet protector >rpg
Shape the destiny of your new apprentice. Will he rise to become hero or zero? Renowned Warrior or Poignant Poet?
Find him a job, send him to school, delve into deep dungeons and emerge with treasure or bruises?
Has a few sequels
5:Relive your life >5 minute
Start off as a sperm cell, and play through a series of seamlessly integrated mini-games that change the course of your life. There are 29 different endings!
Super Mario Bros X 2.0>Engine
Fan-made update to SMBX that includes a shitload of new characters, the ability to use lua scripts, and an improved level editor.
While I still don't think its as versatile as ROM hacking Super Mario World, it's definitely more beginner friendly. And of course it absolutely stomps on Mario Maker in terms of what you can do. Future updates will include a shitload of more enemies and gimmicks, along with easier lua integration.
Beemis: The Curse of God>Shoot 'em Up
Fun game with weird sense of humor and an art style not unlike Space Funeral's, can be finished in about an hour.
Game by obscure dev ikiki, featuring really solid gameplay mechanics and nude ninjas.
Oh hell yeah, thanks for this post. Thought Ikiki's site was long gone. He made some cool games.
Hakaiman>Action stealth game
Stealth game that's less 'quiet sneaking around' and more using stealth to make opportunities to go in loud with bombs and guns and to manage aggro.
The last week videos of a japanese dude playing this game started appearing in my Youtube recommendations, initially I ignored them but I've decided to watch one of them, apparently is a japanese horror game made on RPG Maker 2000. According to Google Translate seems like the name is Red Village (Akai Mura). I don't know what it is about but here's the game if someone knows moon-rune and is interested.https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/16577
And here's one of the videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bEbThLTumk&
I don't know if this is a prequel or sequel but seems to be related. According to Google Translate the name's Red Swamp (Akai Numa) which makes sense since the game seems to happen at a swamp now.https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/18320https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZXnebedP7c
A bit late, but I've heard good things about this game on rpgmaker.net.
It claims to be made in the style of older RPG Maker games, and I kinda like that since Horrorvale was really shitty in my opinion, and you couldn't really get it if you weren't a huge RPG Maker fanatic.
Sky: Children of the Light>From the award-winning creators behind Journey (2013 Game of The Year) and the highly-acclaimed Flower, comes a ground-breaking social adventure that is set to warm your hearts.
Download for android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tgc.sky.android&hl=en
Download for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sky-children-of-the-light/id1462117269
Soon avaialable also for Nintendo Switch.
Creepy retro-metroidvania with a bit of metroid/bloodborne vibes. Unfortunately, the game is pretty raw and almost unplayable without a gamepad, but has very haunting atmosphere, godtier sound design and original setting with a lot of hidden and cryptic stuff.https://vincentguff.itch.io/marrow
Deeproot Manor>Adventure, puzzle, exploration
Your younger brother got lost in the woods and as his sister you explore a creepy mansion to find him back
Footsies> VS Fightinghttps://twitter.com/HiFightTH/status/1311294768144502784
Stripped-down fighting game with mirror matches & simpler execution.
I just realized Niko has more human ears in this screenshot. Definitely not a cat.
IMO it's a fun grindy game. IF you are dedicated enough, just about everything is free in the game. IF you need platinum (the premium currency), you can grind your way to get some by trading stuff the in-game market wants for platinum. there's really nothing that is locked behind real life money. all weapons and warframes are unlocked via crafting them. You can make just about anything end-game viable with enough time.
The only downside is that, around the end game/late game, the game will really make you grind resources. By the time you reach that late game, you'll have a comfortable build to do just about anything tho. Completionist beware.
Thanks for the tip.
Nice to have a F2P game that still updates with content;
Warframe Profile - Sevagothhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcvP_kVtkKM
been looking for this game for a few years, couldn't remember the name
thanks 2013 anon
Does Supergiant studio count as indie?
If so, I like HADES.https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/