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Indie RPG Suggestion Thread

NyxNyx Staff Girly GirlRPGamer Staff
edited January 2013 in Role Playing Games
Hello RPGamers,

I thought it'd be great to have a thread where people could post cool indie RPGs that they've been playing, or random things they've encountered that look nifty.

Right now I'm playing through Planet Stronghold by Winter Wolves and I'm having fun. What's some cool indie stuff you've all been checking out lately?
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited April 2011
    I still need to check out Ash on the iPhone >_<. Ummm, I'll just throw out my traditional <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.kingdomofloathing.com">The Kingdom of Loathing plug. F2P browser "MMO". It's more single player than an MMO, but there's is some level of player interaction and the writing is pretty good if you like a heavy dose of pop culture references. Warning: Lo-Fi Stick Figure drawings which are charming but admittedly not everyone's cup of tea. Give it a try (and let me know if you're playing so I can send you a care package)!

    I've heard good stuff about Space Funeral which came out a while ago. Certainly gives some element of an Earthbound off-beat vibe from the screenshots. RPS and Gamers with Jobs ran articles about it so it's got some positive PR.

    There's also Spiral Knights (from the people who made Puzzle Pirates) which is getting some really solid word of mouth. F2P time limited game. I'll probably check this out at some point.

    Lastly, there was some intriguing games in this Top 5 RPG Maker games on PC Gamer a few months ago. I haven't checked any of them out but I figure it's worth mentioning since there's some interesting sounding things in here. At least on paper.

    P.S. - Is anyone playing Winter Voices? I still haven't seen anyone talk about this and an episodic RPG set in a more realistic setting sounds interesting but I don't know if I'm willing to put money down on it.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Eternal Eden is one of the few Indie RPGs I've actually enjoyed outside of Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World.
  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    There's always Ancient Domains of Mystery for DOS. Runs fine on a DOS emulator; also runs fine natively on Windows XP.
    There's always Guardian of Paradise (Rakuen no Guardian, 楽園のガーディアン), a Zelda clone. Download the translation patch and then download the game!

    These are free.
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    I've heard of Winter Voices, but I haven't poked it. It's actually at the top of my list of indy RPGs to dig into right under Whisper of a Rose. When I get around to picking them up, that is >_>
  • LordKaiserLordKaiser Gaming Freedom Full Members
    edited April 2011
    I wonder if Enterbrain will ever release another RPG Maker...
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.
  • The DoomhammerThe Doomhammer Prod with the Prod Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Speaking of RPGMaker, Exit Fate (http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=3) is supposedly a rather good Suikoden-with-the-serial-numbers-filed-off game. I haven't played more than the first ten minutes yet though.
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Oh good god, it's Suikoden II indie style!
  • bain_nickbain_nick Be Water my friend Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Played Clock of Atonement, was quite good for a short game.
    http://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/track/be-water-my-friend-bruce-lee (Youtube video been taken down soooo)
    Steam: bain_nick Add me, maybe we can play something together.
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    The problem with HM/RF games for me, is the opposite of my issues in real life.
  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Casually glancing at my game list, there's also:
    Cave Story - Action/Adventure. Mario but with a gun and Zelda-like abilities to get/use new tools/abilities.
    Dwarf Fortress - Simulation, but it's sort of an RPG, right?

    These are both free as well. There is a paid (and better) version of Cave Story for Wii.
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited April 2011
    flamethrower said:
    Cave Story - Action/Adventure. Mario but with a gun and Zelda-like abilities to get/use new tools/abilities.
    Congrats, you just described "Metroidvania" ;)
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited April 2011
    You guys should all try out Alter AILA Genesis, it is REALLY good.
    http://rpgmaker.net/games/272/
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Oh I forgot one more although I'm not sure how RPG it really is. Desktop Dungeons.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • flamethrowerflamethrower Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    I have an edu-tainment one for you:
    Slime Forest Adventure
    It's mostly about learning Japanese, but there are slimes, character levels, items (usable and equippable), a princess, NPCs, etc... (RPG-type stuff). The game plays like typing of the dead, but in Japanese.

    It won't show you "experience points earned." Instead, it goes by how much Japanese you've learned to determine your character level.
    There's a free demo available.
  • kkhohohokkhohoho New Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Let's see...

    Exit Fate; which was already described. Then there's Last Scenario, made by the same guy, albeit before Exit Fate. Both are free.

    There's The Reconstruction. This is also free. (FYI: It's called 'The Reconstruction' for a reason(s). http://rpgmaker.net/games/1426/ It's very different from the norm, that's for sure.

    As for independent titles, Eternal Eden, already described, was alright, but then there's Adolrea Games; an indie RPG company whose titles are usually designed by one known as Indinera. The Laxius Force trilogy, despite having low production values, is probably his magnum opus (with a sequel trilogy to be made at some point as well,) but he's also done other stuff. Additionally, he's also made freeware games before Laxius Force, which is when he went Independent, but the Independent stuff is just a step up, seriously. Just be wary of Ella's Hope, as it wasn't actually designed by him. (I, at least, didn't enjoy it so much.) http://www.aldorlea.org/officialsite/phpBB3/index.php?sid=bae33686f3e0d6cd204a21245ec27f30

    And finally, for one big Indie database, just go here. http://www.amaranthia.com/modules/oledrion/category.php?cat_cid=1
  • NergalNergal The Don Full Members
    edited April 2011
    A personal all-time favourite of mine is Ahriman's Prophecy, which I have started many many many playthroughs of over the years. Great fun with lots of charm. I've never actually finished it though- got a few saves very close to the end on my dead computers :(. Definitely the best game I've ever played developed through RPGMaker. Word of warning, though: a fair bit of grinding is required.
  • Zeboyd GamesZeboyd Games Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    I haven't played it myself, but Pier Solar looks way cool. It's an actual honest-to-goodness new Genesis game that just came out a few months ago. Bigger cart size than any officially licensed Genesis game. The game looks like it has a Lunar vibe to it. Even though it's $45 and I no longer have a Genesis, I'm tempted to pick it up.

    The website is here: http://piersolar.com/
    And here's a video showing a bunch of footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N6DUOeLhr0
    Check out our new XBox 360 Indie RPG, Cthulhu Saves the World, at http://zeboyd.com or follow us on twitter (username: werezompire) for the latest news.
  • TG BarighmTG Barighm Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    A new Genesis game? On a cart? Ha! Now that's hardcore. I love it!
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Needs a ROM, so people can actually play it.
    Seems kinda fake, you can order it, but they don't even tell you how much it'll cost!
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited April 2011
    While search around Rock, Paper, Shotgun, I came across this: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/04/20/college-humour-the-a-typical-rpg-is-out/

    This looks absolutely hilarious and for $2.85, how can you go wrong?
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited April 2011
    Here's a some edgier RPG Maker games being made by a Brazilian psychotherapist. RPS has been following him for a little while so they're probably worth a look if you're looking for something more on the fringe. Be warned though, when I say fringe I mean it. (I haven't checked any of these out yet so I can't speak to their actual quality)
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • CronoCrono Member Full Members
    edited April 2011
    There was an indie rpg made by the guy who did those hilarious FF VII in real life videos. It looked funny as crap and fairly fun but I can't remember the name or the guy who makes them. Any help?
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    A bit meta, but probably of interest to staffers in particular.

    Game Journo Story
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • SavorienSavorien Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Zombie survival RPG. http://projectzomboid.com/blog/

    Looks interesting.
    Vanillaware’s 2D is, once again, shaming their competitor’s 3D. It’s like, what are you even doing with your extra D, jerks? Maybe we should hold that extra D in reserve for you, like a trust, until you are ready. - Tycho, Penny Arcade
  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited May 2011
    It would be more interesting if it wasn't like, the third indie Zombie RPG that's in production right now.

    The article on isometric graphics is cool though.
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    ThroneofDravaris said:
    It would be more interesting if it wasn't like, the third indie Zombie RPG that's in production right now.
    But but but RETRO GRAPHICS.

    I'll see your Zombie RPG and raise you two browser-based Zombie MMO games: Die2Nite and the much older Urban Dead
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Got nothin' on Zombie rogue-likes
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited June 2011
    Cube World

    Keep an eye on this one.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited August 2011
    Shamelessly lifting this from RPS, but this looks really promising:

    To The Moon
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • NyxNyx Staff Girly Girl RPGamer Staff
    edited August 2011
    shoptroll said:
    Shamelessly lifting this from RPS, but this looks really promising:

    To The Moon

    I actually had this one sent to my e-mail this morning. I'm going to talk to Mac about it and see what's up with it. :)
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited August 2011
    Coolness. I think they blasted out some PR this morning since I think it showed up on Blue's News as well. It might be a freebie since that seems to be how they've released games in the past.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
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