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The endgame is really damn cool. So cool that its almost unfortunate not many people will see it.

I absolutely love this. This interactive fiction adventure tries to mix a very text heavy sci fi story that is seriously well written and has me hooked with a bit of crew management and risk/reward mechanics for exploration/progression. You are the last known ship of humanity (literally, because you are the AI of the ship), trying to find a new home. You choose a band of survivors or create your own and venture out into the unknown. The clear highlights are the well written scenarios. I dont want to spoil anything here, but they do a great job introducing interesting setups, allowing you to make some tough choices and even giving you some challenges to replay it based on what your "AI goal" might be. It could do with more event randomization as they are relatively static if you come in with the same group on a future playthrough, but this is a great text based adventure and original concept.  4,5/5

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You need to install https://openal.org/downloads/oalinst.zip to run it.

The love you poured into this really shines through, I honestly didnt expect this game to have so much heart and be so charmingly written and just an overall escapist good mood package. I played a ton of Indies for these impressions and this is one of my biggest surprises so far.  Thanks for putting so much effort into it over these years!

Strategy game with shmup flavor, where you get a few moves and then everything on screen moves. Your task is to kill enemies, change your position to avoid the incoming bullets or mines to hit you. Due to that, it has some cool emergent tactical decisions you need to make every turn to continue fighting, save yourself or collect more scraps. More currency to upgrade but risk damage or just play it safe? The game is a bit short and there isnt a whole lot of content to go through, but its a really cool little game genre crossover thats absolutely worth checking out abd I definitely enjoyed. 3,5/5

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How... is this game so good without anyone knowing about it? Its a very relaxed town "sim", that plays like a mix of Animal Crossings laid back charme, Undertales characters and Harvest Moons mechanics. What really gets me is how much effort and thought the developer put into ever single of these characters, making this a very wholesome and relaxing experience that you want to go back to. You are the last human and live among Monsters, fishing, hunting, farming, spelunking, digging for treasure, searching for the secrets of the world and getting to know an immeasurably adorable and likable cast of characters. Still not fully finished, but great stuff. 4,5/5

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Point & Click adventure game that is less about inventory items and more about the story and weirdness in everything around you. I really adore these adventure games that try hide a lot of content and references in every nook and cranny that you dont really need to interact with. There is a lot of heart in this small story if you have the patience to explore the life of this everyday clam and the case of the missing job. 3,5/5

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Pyre is a fantastic journey with very tense and exciting realtime tactical "sports" combat, an intriguing story and some cool choices over the course of the campaign, which affects your progress and playstyles. The art style is fantastic and compliments the characters and this weird and original mix of a colorful and dark background theme very well, its just incredbly beautiful, solemn and polished. This is definitely one of the best games in the bundle, but it also might swallow you up hole as this isnt an affair you'll be done with in a single evening. Very wholesome and worthwhile package with characters you'll remember long after the game is over and a lot of fun to be had during the matches. 5/5

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The cutscene is more like a story book aesthetics, which I actually liked cause it felt like they tried to give it an interactive comic vibe, which could have been made a  bit more ... direct I agree. Still a cute idea. I was really surprised to see how deep this rabbithole goes, also in terms of exploration and what type of movement is possible once you understand the controls. Sprinting up between walls and propelling yourself to the top of a building this way feels pretty damn nice.

But yeah, none of this is really apparent to you right at the start and the game asks you to work for that enjoyment, which is a bit.. painful.

Glad to help! Even if it might take me at least the rest of 2020 to finish this task.

Turnbased Tactical Soccer game (Basicailly Blitzball if you played Final Fantasy X). I have a huge fondness for this type of game, as I love that these are games where the tactical RPG formula of positioning, levelling up and special moves offer a non combat themed way to engage with it tactical ideas. I enjoy this a lot, but it definitely could use more polishing, better music, sound and visual design and I get the impression that the more free flowing encounters of Inazuma Eleven are just better suited to this particular subgenre as turn based slows down the game quiet a bit.  Still, very enjoyable tactical shenanigans that I would love to see expanded as a full RPG story/world where you recruit soccer players. 3,5/5

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Local 2 player splitscreen stealth arena and... holy crap this is good. Lets start with the fact that its a stealth game where you see the opponents screen. These madmen actually found a way to make that work and incorporate that aspects into game mechanics that can be used to subtly confuse you or be obfuscated if you want to change what your opponent is seeing. Rustling grass and walking too quickly gives your position away, but you also need to keep track of landmarks and thorns to plan your route to your opponent. The game also has 4 different characters with different movement, kill and special abilities and 2 different modes that shake up how you play. Easy to pickup, hard to master, the game really could use a decent tutorial for a new pair of players, but this is a beautiful and surprisingly complex stealth death match. 4,5/5

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Action game that seriously challenges your multitasking and full screen observation skills. You control two snakes at once that have different tasks in the levels, one needs to push objects, while the other "paints" the level blocks and you need to achieve both to succeed. Its a fascinating and hypnotic concept that slowly but steadily ramps up its challenges from a very meditative and soothing beginning to a rather sadistic level. The game does well to cater to both audiences though, if you want the more meditative, but still somewhat challenging experience, Soft Mode is there to catch you, but if you want the full trip, Hard Mode and Hard Mode+ will bring you to your knees. Would multifail again. 4/5

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Simplified science based plant genome simulation. The game allows you to do two things: Gather plants and planting crossbred variations of each other.  At first I was a bit disappointed it wasnt the type of gardening game to let me take care of these plants for days/weeks Viridi style. However, its more of a visualization of how the scientific concept of crossbreeding genes works. Want to make the highest plant? Look for the plants with the strongest and longest stems and crossbreed those. The game emulates more subtle aspects like dominant and recessive genes that affect how hard it might be to transfer certain aspects and if you visit again tomorrow, the game might have sprouted entirely new variations of your new favourite plants. Contemplative and lovely science toy. 4/5

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I shall eagerly await updates! ;)

I did already play around with that! Smart idea to include the custom background ingame and tell people in writing that they can replace it, haha.

That would be amazing, because the gameplay itself is incredibly fun. I'll set myself a reminder to check back in a while ;) 

Other than Towerfall style items or world progression, I really, really, really would love an alternate sound design option. Or multiple, haha.

Well done on the game though, this is seriously fun to play and I hope it gets a bit more exposure over time.

Super Dragonball Smash Brothers and it indeed feels as awesome as it sounds. With a bit more content, stage variations, items (think Towerfall), this could be a HUGE party hit, especially on consoles. As it stands, its still absolutely worth bringing out when you have 1-7 friends over and nuke it out with fire balls, beams, power punches and shield evades. I like this A LOT, but this is the first time in these impressions where I am removing a sizable amount of points for the sound design, which honestly makes my ears bleed and there is no way to change/adjust the volume of individual aspects. Still, if you are the type to play local MP games on PC with friends, absolutely check this out when you have friends over again. 3/5

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Retro infused action platformer that is a mix of Megaman style platforming/combat and Commander Keen style aesthetics. When opening it, I was already ready to write it off as "another action platformer" and got thoroughly splinter zoned. While the level design looks basic, what really keeps you on your toes are the enemies that you will need to outmaneuver. Once you got the hang of how the enemies behave, it transforms into a satisfying ballet of bullet death. I disliked the semi-randomness of the level layouts at first, but they actually do a great job of making you do another run, and another run, and another run, cause the changeup is enough to keep you entertained for another 10 minutes. There really is no other way to put it, this game is just surprisingly satisfying. 4/5

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Beautiful simplified point & click adventure game with a few unique mechanics and a very visually pleasing and rewarding world to explore. Even if its pace is a little slow, its a bite sized story that you can finish in 1-2 hours, but the interplay between sights, sounds, subtle background details and the powers of the two main characters are so unique that this game might stick with you for a good while longer than the time it lasts. It is based on an animated movie and it absolutely shows in the care put into making the island feel warm, vibrant and alive. Small gem. 4,5/5

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I can absolutely see how it might bounce off some players, but I was really surprised to see so many negative reviews on bigger and smaller gaming sites complaining about the same thing. I reviewed and looked at Indie games for many many years and I kinda expect people to do that for websites to be able to look past "This is different, I dont want it". Really jarring in this case.

Its a bit janky here and there, sure, but I absolutely applaud it for trying something new and with its unique mechanics even simple level obstacles feel like an entirely different challenge than most platformers. Super cool.

Alright, 3 second description: Psychedelic competetive Pong infused multiplayer racing game? You need 2 controllers and a fellow human for this, though. This game oozes style and the gameplay seems pretty good and with enough depth, modifiers and modes to keep your competition partner engaged for a good while. I am really curious to check this out with different people and see how they take to it.  Absolutely worth checking out. Would absolutely love an SP mode/keyboard controls and it might actually end up higher rated, once I play more with others: 3,5/5

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Hyperstylized reaction action. There are 9 cubes on the grid that you will need to collect with the arrow buttons. Easy? Not so fast, as te game will throw a variety of barriers at you that you will need to evade/react to, resulting in an arcade ballet of retries. It scratches a similar itch that Super Hexagon does by getting your mind and fingers into the zone, but I actually like this a bit better because the 100 levels mean that you will always have a new challenge waiting for you that requires you to retrain your hand movement. 4/5

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Clearly Jet Set Radio inspired game about skating and graffiti. I was only expecting more of a tech demo here and was pleasantly surprised to find a whole overworld, ingame missions of different varieties, story bits and difficulties and a pretty cool feeling jump/trick system once you got the hang of it and fly over the city. There are some oddities here and there, like the camera can be annoying sometimes and the mission/progression system isnt particularly intuitive, but the game actually works pretty well with a lot more content than you see at first. This is definitely a game that rewards you more the more time you put into it. 3,5/5

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Tough roguelike air combat game with approximately a million different items and weapons that you can buy after each level with the money you gathered from defeating enemies. Presentation is a bit chaotic, but the game has a ton of content and unlockables and is a very engaging and complex take on the classic arcade fighter formula. You will need to learn your way around it and get used to the games visual presentation, but once it clicks, there is a LOT to like here. 4,5/5

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Reading the negative reviews of this game feels a bit like bizarro land. This is a game that does something truly unique with its combat/movement mechanics and everybody complains its weird to navigate because they are not used to it. Yes, thats the point of doing something new. You initially unlock a power that allows you to "fly" away from your sword and then command your sword back to you, which works as movement mechanic, as well as combat option as everything your sword touches takes damage. In the beginning you are trying to play this game as another platformer, which is a bit jarring, but once you let the games mechanics take over, it really feels cool to explore this world within the boundaries set by the game. You unlock a variety of new forms and can even go for the ultimative challenge of a peaceful run. Every new area becomes a bit of a puzzle how you can traverse it efficiently with the different movement/power options given to you. Really enjoying this. 4/5


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As I've been coming back to this and continued to enjoy it, any online leaderboards in the cards? :) I would love to see how my c class times stack up. ;)

I removed the part, is it really a spoiler though if you need to google for it? :p Or is the game making a big point of it later on?

Its a game originally released on Playstation Portable, but you can also get the remaster on PS4 again :) I highly enoucrage looking up some trailers.

Haha, glad you enjoy the impressions :)

Really looking forward to go back to Arcade Spirits at one point. Good vibes all around.

This is the type of puzzle game I was really hoping to find in this bundle. It starts slow, introducing you to its world of sights and sounds (fantastic audio design btw), but then continuously ramps up its mechanics and difficulty that constantly leaves me in awe and curiosity which new mechanic this abstract puzzle journey game introduce next. No text needed, just pure experimentation. The basic premise is simple: Navigate to the exit in all 24 levels. The fun starts with the most simple mechanic of the game: You can move sideways, but to go up/down, you need platforms that you can move through. Then the game adds more elements that quickly make reaching that goal much more complex and rewarding. Lovely game with a zen like presentation that allows you to chill out and sink into a cloud of puzzles. 5/5

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Fantastic and unique narrative game with a lot more content than I would have expected that thoroughly had me on its hooks. You are an astrologist that is giving advice for a variety of issues and illnesses. The game almost works like a simplistic detective game in that regard. You can let the stars inspire you or just pick up on subtle hints from the clients story or possibly even research the most likely causes yourself and then watch the reaction on your petridish of history. All these stories are interspersed with absolutely amazing adapted theatre songs.This is a marvellous tale of illusions, which had me interested in every single character. 5/5

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Small Point adventure game in the vein of Myst and hidden Object games. The puzzle idea is neat but the puzzles themselves are relatively easy and its mostly about finding the individual items than to solve a big puzzle. I honestly felt like it was more of an art and philosophy inspired walking simulator, using the "puzzle" parts as a hook to get you directly invested into its theme, which I actually enjoyed. It had some cute ideas that were worth exploring and I liked the philosophy mumbling as a background to the experience, which actually had me ponder about my own life here and there.. Cute little experience. 3/5

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How have I not heard about this before? The creators previous game Pony Island was a tour de force of overthrowing expectations in game design and I absolutely loved it. This game follows up on that premise and is a bit more ambitious about it. I dont want to spoil too much, but if you've been around games for a while, you'll love how this game treats game stereotypes and the surrounding discussion on videogames. The actual gameplay elements are a bit hit or miss, but its a nostalgic and surprisingly enjoyable journey through decades of videogame history. Clever game. 4/5


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Very cool concept for RPG battle mechanics and neat game in its own right. As it is, you can win after getting the hang of it in a few tries and it offers replayability by allowing you to unlock a few different color skins, which is a perfectly fine motivation for this type of game. As for mechanics: You choose an area on the screen you want to shoot at, pick your preferred shot, wait for the right moment and then shoot. Simple, but surprisingly enjoyable.The variety is amplified by different shot types and bonusses you might find during a run, which are all genuinely fun to figure out and use. After your turn, you will need to deflect the attacks of your enemies that come in a variety of different patterns. Its all rather refreshing really and I could easily see this as a core mechanic in an Undertale/Paper Mario style RPG. 3,5/5

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Another game that probably doesnt need a lot of introduction. Its a great hardcore highscore game with a pumping soundtrack and hypnotizing gameplay for which you need to direct the little triangle at the middle of the screen to go through the holes of the walls coming at you. The game has some cool ideas for the randomly generated patterns and it WILL be a good challenge if you decide to try to master it. It is also pretty unique as far as highscore games in that most peoples first try wont even pass 5 seconds. The game is certainly up front about its difficulty. Great little time waster. 4/5

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Haha, that would be lovely. I am looking forward to get the itch notification for the update ;)

Glad you enjoy the quick impressions, only an eternity left until I am done with them, haha.

Fantastic little puzzle game with a unique theme and a simple premise. You have several movement cards to choose from and need to direct the ball into the goal. Sounds easy? It gets deviously tricky in the later levels and I had a blast playing through them. The introduced mechanics keep you on your toes and will require you to rethink new challenges and its very mesmerizing to pull off a carefully planned solution and watch your ball glide into the hole. Soothing, fun and highly recommended for puzzle game lovers. 4,5/5

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