I write articles about Independent games and their developers. I regularly cover #PitchYaGame monthly as well as Screenshot Saturdays and others. Audio podcast available here: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ndlL5oNEecU7scvZalalu
Its THAT time again. Pitch Ya Game ROUND 4!! I've been waiting for this since, since... well since the end of round 3!! I'm going to dive right into it, the introductions are in every previous post but one thing I MUST say again is to make sure you support these devs. Minimum requirement is a like and a RT on Twitter. Also THANK YOU for continuing to read my articles and check out my podcast, it is very much appreciated, more than I can express. Now lets get into it!
I am familiar with Brackey's Youtube channel and the many tutorials there are for Unity. This is the first time I've realized he has a game jam. The theme this time around is "Rewind" and this will be a look at a few of the submissions that caught my eye. Please feel free to tag me in your projects as well as let me know about future jams YOU or a dev you like may be participating so I can be on the look out. Game Jams are one of the things that got me into game development in the first place and I love to see the creativity and how much gets done in such a small amount of time. Thank you to all the great devs who participated and thank you to Brackeys for hosting! Now let's get to it!
Its that time again, PitchYaGame round 3 and OMG has it grown tremendously from last month. Truly amazing how many participants there are. Made my job this time around that much harder. So first of all let me start by saying how incredible some of these games and pitches were. Also important to note, I am ONLY including games that were posted within the PYG designated time. So if you posted after the deadline I will not be mentioning those games and to be honest, I may have flat out missed your game (sorry if that's so). This is because there were already so many to go through and I have to be fair to the rules. Granted some people found out the day of or maybe after, but that's okay, you will have the chance during round 4 to make it on time and the rounds coming every month after that. PYG isn't slowing down anytime soon so be sure to submit your pitches!! Now the moment you have all been waiting for, MY PYG Round 3 picks!
I want to cover Screenshot Saturday anytime I am able, this week I am able so let's get into it! Antonball Delux by @SummitSphere (Twitter) - This is a game I already covered for PitchYaGame round 2 but this is the first time for Screenshot Saturday and there is new content since my last review. The character knocking back the ball to hit the bricks, you have an opening in the back and sometimes when the pieces of wall behind you get hit it breaks and open the wall adding more of a challenge. If you remember the old games you used to play on the old square box TVs, when they put out a remaster there is a retro style border that relates to the theme of the game and has characters such as Pac-Man etc. The retro feel of this game hypes me up, Brick Breaker is literally the only type of game I play on my iPad so this will be a game I end up playing and recommend it just as much as I did on day 1!
As a game developer I love to see other people's projects, and though I haven't seen myself as good enough to participate in a game jam, this may be the turning point for me. There is a game jam specifically for games made in Gamemaker Studio, which is the engine I am using to make my current game and I have been learning a lot! That being said, I missed this jam so I will have to catch the next one, but that isn't going to stop me from enjoying the games that were submitted. So here are 10 games from GM48 that caught my eye. (There will also be an audio podcast of this on Indie-cent Exposure podcast available on Spotify)
So before I start this, please don't sacrifice me to the indie-game Gods for not including games like Celeste and Undertale. The this list is NOT a list of the "best indie games ever made" This is my list. A list of mainstream indie games that I enjoy and put the most time into. I will be doing a list of lesser known indie games that I enjoy that usually won't make and "top" lists but that I believe are worth playing. I also mostly game on Playstation, so though these games are most likely available on other platforms, they are all available on PS4 as of now.
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