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This are my favourite kinds of games. Really cheaply made games, often free or very cheap, that you can tell were made for love not profit. The kind of things you see for free on sites like Itch.io, the fanwork games sold at Reitaisai or Comiket, the silly, cheap mods of larger games like TF2's mario_kart or trade_plaza, the gaming world's equivalent of the music world's "lo-fi", essentially. While I'll enjoy AAA games and big budget releases, cheap and obscure games will always be my favourites.

Does anyone else feel like this?

Please refrain from political shitposting about Gamergate esque indie dev drama, that's not what this is for.
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Thank you for sharing. I've played it yesterday and the atmosphere has blown me away.


hollow knight



Anyone know of other games like this? I've been playing it but the difficulty of mobs gets ridiculous after floor 12.

Or just decent 3D games in general? I have nothing against 2D but I'd like to play some 3D for a change on this toaster of mine.


do you or does anyone else here know of any japanese equivalents of itch.io? i'd like to have a larger variety, tho now that i know of itch.io thanks to this thread i have a lot to check out


Are there any games on Itch.io that work on toasters? I'm too poor to afford a new computer so I'm running on XP and every game I've tried to play crashed before even booting up. I figured low-tech looking games would be best but apparently I was way off.



Dig around japanese internet (or english sites about japan) and look for things posted. Most doujin games are released either for free on geocities-esque personal sites or in discs at a convention.



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What do you think the best Yume Nikki style game is?


Yume Nikki is the one. I've been considering immerse myself on all the fan made Yume Nikki games but for whatever reason I never actually do it.


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.flow is my favorite yume nikki fangame so far, cant really name any others that are as good


thanks for this link

Try updating your direct x, it might be outdated and that is why the games are not running.


I missed these, could anyone re-upload them?


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Fleshchild is excellently made, and certainly one of the best out there. It really is unfortunate that it was abandoned by its developer.


What about 2kki?

>abandoned by its developer

like the rest of them


Do open source games count?


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Yes. Check this one:

Red Eclipse

Open source arena shooter with parkour movement and different game modes. Every weapon has two shoot modes and you can use a sword, grenades and mines.


The community is nice, but very small. Sometimes you would need to join a server and wait a couple of minutes until other people start joining.


The music and visuals appeals to me. But it's so fast.. Watching people playing it though is really comfy


SCP Games. Although, only Containment Breach is really a game



This is a good game.
Touhou shooter with more arcade elements.


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free ww2 fps, the development is in full progress despite few people playing.
it used to be a mod for Red Orchestra 1, now you don't need it to play. The game has a lot more content and features than Red Orchestra 2 despite being free.


looks good, i will check it out


Went into that website Itch.io that you linked. The first thing I found was "Gender Wrecked", a 'genderpunk' game where you kiss and make out with things, seducing a "robot dad" all the while exploring this "mysterious entity called gender". Also:


>Reitaisai, apparently an anime convention

Fucking kill yourself you disgusting normgroid. Please go back to /r9k/, Tumblr and Reddit. Fuck you and leave us alone you fucking piece of shit. Your kind will never take this last bastion of hope away from us.


Nice butthurt over a post made more than 2 years ago.
Also stop trying to fit in so hard.


Wow! this guy is a cool wizard just like us!



>Reitaisai, apparently an anime convention
I don't know whether it's hating anime or not knowing what Reitaisai actually is that makes you a bigger normalshit pleb.


>anime is non normie




rip daddy


If you don't like anime you can fuck off back to your normalshit forums.


I like katana Zero. Is it indie enough?


That was not his point. His point was that normalshitters have clearly taken over the anime hobby and are trying their best to ruin it. It resists, because japan (thankfully) doesn't give a flying fuck what white people think.


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>bumping a thread from last year to bitch about "le normalshits in anime"


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Is it possible to run .flow without changing the system locale? Is that what any of you guys had to do to get it to work?


Not on NuWindows. Used to be you could just install pAppLocale and launch any executable in another locale through the context menu, but Windows 10 devs purposely botched support. You could try running a past Windows running on a virtual machine.

Win 10 is advertised by Microsoft as great for gamers and yet it totally broke old DX, locale, input, and other things not relevant to current gen. Really makes you "huh.."



Damn, that sucks. As you might have guessed I am, in fact, using Windows 10. I also tried Locale Emulator, but it doesn't work with the latest Windows 10 update (doesn't appear in the context menu). Never thought that playing some random YN fan game would turn out to be this much of hassle.


Try it on a windows 7 virtual machine.



I think I'd rather just try changing the system locale, being that I have no idea how to set up a virtual machine and it seems like even more work for something which, like I said already, should just be as easy as click it & play it. At this point, I guess I'll just forget about it for the time being. Just too much of a hassle. Maybe someone will sort it out to work better with modern systems in the future, but I doubt it.


Setting up a virtual machine is fairly easy and will solve this kind of problems for most games though.
Virtual box, an iso and installing the host additions is all you need to get it working.


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It's incredible how, not too long ago (5, 10 years ago?), I had a real disdain for indie games. That was when they were really first coming to prominence, and they were the realm of insufferable hipsters spurning out garbage "games" with 2deep4u plots & art direction. Nowadays, those types are mostly gone & forgotten, and indie games are the only sort of game that give me any enjoyment anymore. Great enjoyment at that. Most AAA games are far too rote and boring for me nowadays, with most of them focusing on flash and cinematics at the expense of gameplay, but when you find that one indie title with so much love and fun poured into it, it's like playing a game as a kid again.


This, I hate it when people on here say 'uh hur dur 2hu is too normie bro', its a really fucking good series, and normalfags don't know anything outside of the mainstream games, and the literal 10 year old shitpost/memes surrounding the first 10 games.


Bump, been loving this thread for years.


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I've been playing 毛塊 before bed, if you have a phone give it a try. They had this game for years on there then the thing disappeared from google play for a whole year. Now it's back up again.


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I played through 4 free indie games today that you can get off Steam. I'd say all 4 had their merits. I'll list them below.

#1 - September 1999: Very short horror game that only lasts for about five minutes, but has good atmosphere and also no jumpscares to worry about. Has a found footage aesthetic. Neat little experience. Similar to another free game called The Static Speaks My Name, which I'd recommend checking out as well.

#2 - When the Darkness comes: Stanley Parable type game about anxiety and depression with a bit of a horror aspect to it that has a length of about 40-50 minutes, but can be replayed for different endings. Bit of an in-cely feel to it at times, but has some otherwise good/unsettling segments in it that actually feel relevant to being perpetually socially isolated and struggling with mental illness and thoughts of suicide. The developer speaks as the narrator and has a very thick (French?) accent and sounds like he's about 16 years old which can also be quite distracting/annoying, so fair warning on that. You also have the option to just hang yourself at the end, which I appreciated and is the only ending I chose, or cared to see.

#3 - Burning Daylight: LIMBO/Inside type sidescrolling adventure game set in a neon laden cyberpunk dystopia that lasts for about 30-40 minutes. Pretty high production values for a free game, which is commendable. You don't really do much except walk to the right and take in the scenery, but it does that sort of thing well enough and has good atmosphere to soak around in while taking note of the environmental story telling going on in the background. Reminded me a bit of that show 'Love, Death, and Robots', in the sense of it being almost like a playable segment similar to the likes of the stories you'd see showcased there. Would be interesting to see it become a full game someday, but it's a solid and complete experience as it stands.

#4 - Answer Knot: Short first person narrative that lasts about 25 minutes. Kind of annoyingly normalfag at first, since you play as a guy listening to your wife's phone messages that she periodically leaves you while stumbling around some house and interacting with items based on what she's talking about while inevitably seeing photos of their obnoxious normalfag life plastered everywhere, but the game picks up once the actual story/strange events start coming into play, which takes roughly about 5-10 minutes. Finding what you're supposed to interact with can be a tad annoying at times, though. Has a neat twist at the end, although some might see it coming a mile away or just view it as pretty dumb once it happens.

I played it a while ago now, but I'd also recommend another free game called Fingerbones, which you can get off Steam as well. Very short first person narrative with a chilling and oppressive atmosphere. Only lasts about 10 minutes, or thereabouts, depending on how long it takes you to solve the puzzles. The developer's other games are also good, but they also cost money unfortunately.

There's also a free series called Cube Escape which is quite good, but the latest episode in the series costs money and the spinoff series it's related to does as well.

That's all I have to say about that. I hope other wizzies might enjoy some of the free indie games I've mentioned just now, but if not then that's fine. I've played a number of random/free indie games over the years and I might be able to remember some more to post about later.


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From the same developer is 30秒マン. If you're interested in shmups or any other kinds of games that involve dodging, this game is a nice way to practice that. Rather than having free movement or a jump or anything, you constantly hop back and forth between the ceiling and the floor while Metal Blades come from the sides. There's three stages and each stage lasts 30 seconds, although there isn't a scoring system or anything. Just last 30 seconds and you're done.

According to the in-game rankings, only 37 people have beaten the game on Hard. I might try to beat it, too. It would be cool to have tangible proof that I'm one of only ~50 people in the world to have beaten something.


There are a lot of hentai doujin games on the +18 section of DMM the vast majority of them are truly shit games but some of them are decent games that have +18 scenes slapped on them to sell.

Check out some games you may like and torrent them on nyaa sukebei.


Trying out VIGIL


>getting your game recs from youtubers
is this why zoomers think games are shit nowadays?


do un-authorized and authorized/licensed expansion packs/add-ons count as indies/mods? (not by the og devs)

found out about starcraft retribution made by wizardworks software, guess they would sell bootleg copies with other mod teams and some of those guys worked on other shovelware for classic blizzard games and even duke nukem.

has anyone heard of that mario bros romhack for a particular dos game? it looked like the super nintendo version of mario bros/3 I've been searching for it


Is this game easy to mod?


I played through 4 free indie games today that you can get off Steam. I'd say all 4 had their merits. I'll list them below.

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution:

This game was really nice to play. It felt like a real time strategy game, and it was a nice change of pace. You can choose your time periods and what you want to do in each. I enjoyed this game, and it's a good pick for anyone looking for a change of pace.

Broken Sword:

This game is a point and click adventure game, and I enjoyed it. I really liked the story, and the puzzles were well thought out. I don't think I'm going to pick up the other two games in the series, but this one was really fun to play.

The Room:

I played through this game on the iPhone, and I really liked it. The story was well thought out, and it had a good ending. I think I'll try to pick up the other two games in the series.

Firaxis' Sid Meier's Pirates:

I played through the first two levels, and I really enjoyed this game. It was a nice change of pace from the other two games on my list. It's a real time strategy game, but I think it'll be more of a distraction than a real time strategy game. I really enjoyed this game, and it was a good pick for anyone looking for a change of pace.

So those are my picks for today. I think they're all pretty good games, and I'd say that they're all worth your time.

I've also been thinking about the stuff that I'm going to do for my own game. I've been looking at the stuff that I've done for Firaxis' Civilization Revolution, and I think I'd like to do something similar for my game. I'm not sure what, but I think I'll have something in mind soon.

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