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Indie Essentials 12: Cargo Commander!

Indie Essentials 12: Cargo Commander!

This week’s Indie Essentials video is about one of my favorite quick-fix indies:

Cargo Commander!

In this kinda-sorta roguelike, kinda-sorta procedurally generated indie game, you play a space trucker who must travel the universe, collecting cargo. You use that cargo to upgrade your space ship / cargo crate, and hopefully at some point rise enough through the ranks of the megacorp you serve to get home to your family.

Cargo Commander came out in 2012, and as such is *very cheap*. If you want to play Cargo Commander, you can buy it for cheap [here].

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Indie Essentials 11: Seasons after Fall

Indie Essentials 11: Seasons after Fall

After a short break to deal with personal issues, Indie Essentials is back!

This week’s episode features the very pretty Seasons after Fall!

In this game, you play a semi-demi-not-quite-god, known as Little Seed. A mysterious voice guides you, and a friendly fox allows you to possess it in order to interact with the physical world.

The game has a very sweet atmosphere, which evokes something that feels very nostalgic to me, for some reason.

The game is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One – and if you want to support me, you can buy it [RIGHT HERE] with my affiliate link from Green Man Gaming!

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Indie Essential 10: Punch Club!

Indie Essential 10: Punch Club!

LOUD NOISES!

Tonight marks the tenth Indie Essentials video I have made for my Instagram channel!

This week’s game is Punch Club, a neat-o little boxing/fighting/life sim game!

I guess this means I gotta start thinking of doing a longer-form video for YouTube, compiling these shorter videos into something more shareable (maybe?) than videos posted on Instagram.

Over the course of these weeks, I have also started livestreaming over on my Twitch channel – and it would mean the world to me if you would throw a follow my way! So far, I’ve been streaming Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World and a bit of Overwatch. I’m planning on streaming more indie games on my Twitch, so feel free to let me know if there’s something in particular you’d  like to see!

For now, thanks for watching/reading, and see you next week!

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Indie Essentials 6: Forced Showdown!

Indie Essentials 6: Forced Showdown!

The latest instalment of Indie Essentials is out! This week is the Danish game “Forced Showdown” by BetaDwarf!

 

I originally got this game with my The Indie Box subscription, but I’ve followed BetaDwarf for a few years, due to my interest in the #dkgame scene. I really like the way BetaDwarf integrates their community in their games, like adding Twitch integration and releasing free DLC based on community goals.

This game plays with either keyboard & mouse, or a controller. My personal preference is playing this kind of game with a controller, especially since I got myself a wireless one for my pc!

Forced Showdown is a neat game, and it’s on sale in the Steam Holiday Sale right now, if you’re interested!

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Indie Essentials 3: Spectra!

Indie Essentials 3: Spectra!

My third Indie Essentials video is out – this week’s featured indie game is Spectra!

Spectra was developed by Gateway Interactive, released in 2015 and with the eponymous soundtrack by Chipzel (which came out in 2013).

I sort of forgot to gush about the soundtrack as much as it deserves in the video – it’s one of my all-time favorite chiptunes album. The soundtrack is no longer available as DLC on Steam, but you can still buy it on Chipzel’s website.

I reviewed this game for IGN Denmark back in the mists of time (July, 2015). Back then, I gave the game a 9/10 score – and I’d still give it that today. The last point is docked for a lack of variation in the space backgrounds & the procedural generation.

Since IGN Denmark has gone the way of the dodo, I might post an English translation of the review some day – but for now, just enjoy the video :)

-Barl0we

P.S.: I completely forgot to celebrate that this was my 200th post on Instagram. Oh well! My #IndieEssentials videos have been doing pretty ok for  themselves on Instagram – when I have 5-10 of  them, I might combine them into a listicle on YouTube or something!

 

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Indie Essentials 2: Stardew Valley is out!

Indie Essentials 2: Stardew Valley is out!

My latest Indie Essentials video is out, and you can watch it on my Instagram page!

It features the 2016 indie darling, Stardew Valley! It’s one of my new favorite feel-good games, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how multiplayer for it turns out!

Big ups to ConcernedApe for continuing to support the game with awesome free updates post-launch!

Video is up here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb2D-AHgP_p/

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Updates: Instagram & Green Team!

Updates: Instagram & Green Team!

Oh, hello!

I didn’t see you there!

I know it’s been a while, but things have happened. First off, I decided to spend my efforts establishing myself on Instagram, and if you aren’t following me there yet, please do! I post 3-4 times a week on average, and I try to keep it relevant / interesting!

After reading about the Green Man Gaming “Green Team” affiliate program, I decided to not just post pictures on Instagram, but video as well! You can see my first IG video “Indie Essentials” (about Thomas Was Alone, one of my all-time favorite indie games) right here.

I have settled on sending out Indie Essentials every Thursday, so look out for the next video in a few days! I might also do a gaming news video once a week – though the 1 minute length definitely sets some restrictions on what and how much I can cover!

If you feel like supporting me, feel free to click the image below – it’ll save a cookie on your computer for 30 days and give me a kickback on any purchases you make on Green Man Gaming in that time!


I might also upload the videos I create for Instagram to YouTube / Twitter in the future, but for now I’m trying to just make regular video content on Instagram happen – one 58-60 second video at a time!

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