Indie Games

Indie Games: Achilles


Posted March 31, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

The cutest li'l hack n' slash Greek adventure is the indie game Achilles, and you're going to feel like quite the heel if you don't play it. Get it? Heel? Achilles? We slay ourselves, but you'll be slaying soldiers in this indie game.

Indie Games: Achilles »

Swing from...um...weird color thing to other weird color thing using the surprisingly difficult, but kind of addicting Doublewires, an indie game that Kevin Pereira wants you to see. So, do as he says and watch the accompanying video. Or else.

Indie Games: Doublewires »

They're angry, and they want to kill flies. They're boulders, and what you know about them now is all you need to know about them. It's an indie game in which you portray boulders and kill flies, and it's called Angry Boulders. Do watch, won't you?

Indie Games: Angry Boulders »

The Mobile World Congress show is going down in Barcelona and a few companies are showing off some prototypes running Google's Android OS.

Reports from the floor indicate that the OS is snappy and intuitive, but the prototype's capabilities were limited. It looks like a promising platform, but this is not how you launch a product, Google.

Where's your huge presentation? Your turtleneck? Your "one more thing"?

Head over to Engadget to check out a bunch of photos of this and another prototype.

Engadget: Google attacks: Android at Mobile World Congress

Tags: Indie Games, Tech

The 2008 Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the twelve finalists in the Student Showcase for its 10th annual set of awards. The finalists were chosen from a field of 125 entries, and will compete for the overall Best Student Game prize, to be awarded at the IGF Awards Ceremony on February 20, 2008.

All of the finalists will be showcased from February 20-22, 2008 at this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize, which will buy the lucky students a lot of Keystone Ice when they return to their respective campus.

In addition, all of the entrants will be able to show off their games in front of all of the developement studios at the GDC. So while a game like Gesundheit! might not garner much attention with the average gamer, it could lead to a team of students getting hired to create the next Portal.

Check out the finalists below:

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You never met a meta-game like this.  Google Image Labeler pairs you with a random online partner and an equally random image, and you fire off as many descriptive keywords as possible in two minutes.  If any of your words matches your partner's words, you are both awarded points.  The game is surprisingly fun and challenging...and if you're as viciously dull as some of us are, your head may ache.

The upshot for Google (and everybody else, supposedly) is an improved Image Search function.  Well, it beats not paying interns to do it.

Indie Games: Google Image Labeler »

In an effort to conform to popular pressure from commenters, here's a link to Google Image Labeler

Tags: Indie Games

Games to play on your iPhone? You bet. This is Tap Tap Revolution, and, though we were praying it would be a tap-dancing simulation featuring the late Gregory Hines in a re-enactment of the immortal film Tap, it is not.

Wouldn't you like to know what it actually is?

Indie Games: Tap Tap Revolution »

Find out more about Tap Tap Revolution here!

Indie Games: Boomshine


Posted October 10, 2007 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Wanna start a chain reaction? Sure, we all do. That's what's so good about Boomshine, a game that uses big old bombs to take out a whole lot of other bombs, and start chain reactions in the sky. What does that mean to you? How about a sky filled to the brim with a-splodin' stuff? Doesn't that sound awesome?

Well, check it out.

Indie Games: Boomshine »

Play Boomshine now!

Indie Games: 'Cloud'


Posted September 27, 2007 - By Mike D'Alonzo

You wanna fly around and mess with energy? Well, pookie, we got the shiz for ya. Out there in the well of indie games, there lies a little monster called Cloud, which is completely different from McCloud, the show featuring Dennis Weaver from the 70's. Nope, this one is all about...um, flying around and messing with energy. We thought we mentioned that.

Watch the video.


Indie Games: Cloud »


In the meantime, check out the link to the game.

Another in our ongoing exploration of indie games, we offer you Hotel, an interactive story that features some of the strangest gameplay we've ever seen. It's seriously weird, which is perhaps why we find it to be so very endearing.

So, head on over to the site and start playing. It'll be a while before you figure it out, but we don't think you'll mind all that much. What with it being so very strange and all.

Do check it out, won't you?

Indie Games: Hotel »



HOTEL - An Interactive Tale

Tags: Indie Games

G4 doesn't discriminate when it comes to gaming. We like games of all shapes and sizes, no matter where they come from. Essentially, we just like to play the games. Check out this really cool indie game that should keep you laughing as you play it.

Here's Sumotori Dreams, and you can go online and download the game to play yourself.

Indie Games: Sumotori Dreams »


Check it out.

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