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Stux
Nov 17, 2006

[posting intensifies]


oddium posted:


e: sorry that's a mod i think.

monitor off

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teacup
Dec 20, 2006

Who would win in a fight? Taylor Swift or Daryl Somers?

Someone mentioned super hot when people werenít melting down over EGS. Is the new expansion / sequel good? Should I finally pick up this game?

Osmosisch
Sep 9, 2007

I shall make everyone look like me! Then when they trick each other, they will say "oh that Coyote, he is the smartest one, he can even trick the great Coyote."

Grimey Drawer

teacup posted:

Someone mentioned super hot when people weren’t melting down over EGS. Is the new expansion / sequel good? Should I finally pick up this game?

It's fun as heck IMO, I also love the original.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





I think I've found the Ooblets club designed for goons.

This is me and my Ooblets preparing for a dance battle.

Arsenic Lupin fucked around with this message at 17:48 on Jul 18, 2020

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007


Feelin' a bit gated in Ooblets, all the projects require a bunch of Clothlets and afaik the only way to get it is randomly foraging?

Fatty
Sep 13, 2004
Not really fat

Donnerberg posted:

Beyond a Steel Sky came out today. I've been thinking about giving it a shot just because it's cyberpunk, but apparently it has quite a pedigree. It's the sequel to a 90s point and click adventure game called Beneath a Steel Sky, and it's made by guy that did all the Broken Sword games.

This got lost in the Ooblets talk, but so far I'm really enjoying Beyond a Steel Sky. It feels like its got the production values of a Telltale, without the important choice stuff.

Just a really good old school adventure, the hacking stuff seems interesting so far, but I'm hoping they do something a bit more complicated with it as the game goes on.

CharlieFoxtrot posted:

Feelin' a bit gated in Ooblets, all the projects require a bunch of Clothlets and afaik the only way to get it is randomly foraging?

I think there are seeds in the shop, but they're quite expensive.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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You can grind money reasonably fast by completing quests and leveling up.

SeXReX
Jan 9, 2009

I drink, mostly.
And get mad at people on the internet




CharlieFoxtrot posted:

Feelin' a bit gated in Ooblets, all the projects require a bunch of Clothlets and afaik the only way to get it is randomly foraging?

You can grow clothlets too

It's the oobsideon that is keeping me and my dreams of dancing down.

mary had a little clam
Apr 23, 2003

Well I am
over-fucking-whelmed...


Young Orc

CharlieFoxtrot posted:

Feelin' a bit gated in Ooblets, all the projects require a bunch of Clothlets and afaik the only way to get it is randomly foraging?

You can get Clothlets for 10 Wishes from the fountain. I ended up with a bunch of wishes randomly for completing little quests so it worked out.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007


mary had a little clam posted:

You can get Clothlets for 10 Wishes from the fountain. I ended up with a bunch of wishes randomly for completing little quests so it worked out.

Thanks, this helped a lot, I had quite a stockpile!

I just built a house for my ooblets


Edit:

CharlieFoxtrot fucked around with this message at 05:48 on Jul 19, 2020

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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EEE! Re balloon.

Note that if you have a shiny ooblet and put it into an ooblet coop, it is supposed to start producing oobsidian.

Zushio
May 8, 2008


Ooblets looks terrible. Pokémon for preschoolers, and I already have a pretty low opinion of Pokémon.

Stux
Nov 17, 2006

[posting intensifies]


im sure theyll be very upset theyre not capturing the market of "people who hate pokemon" with their pokemon style game thank you for informing everyone

Sleeveless
Dec 25, 2014

I AM TRULY ONE OF THE WORST POSTERS ON THIS SITE. LOOK UPON THIS GUY MANN REREG AND DESPAIR.


Zushio posted:

Ooblets looks terrible. Pokémon for preschoolers, and I already have a pretty low opinion of Pokémon.

Twee aversion to any kind of violence or conflict in games is more about appealing to a particular stripe of adult than being kid friendly. If the concept is not to your liking may I recommend literally the entire rest of videogames.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Zushio posted:

Ooblets looks terrible. Pokémon for preschoolers, and I already have a pretty low opinion of Pokémon.

Pathetic post, my man.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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The Discord explained something to me that had been baffling me. You have to shake the trees three and sometimes four times to get any fruit.

Osmosisch
Sep 9, 2007

I shall make everyone look like me! Then when they trick each other, they will say "oh that Coyote, he is the smartest one, he can even trick the great Coyote."

Grimey Drawer

Arsenic Lupin posted:

The Discord explained something to me that had been baffling me. You have to shake the trees three and sometimes four times to get any fruit.

The border of the action icon on repeating tasks such as this fills in to show how many presses are left before you get something.

poemdexter
Feb 18, 2005

Hooray Indie Games!



College Slice

I just 100% Ghost of Tsushima last night. It was the perfect open world game for me. Lots of great content without an overwhelming huge map like Witcher 3 (which I never finished) or AC: Odyssey (finished, but never fully explored). The story was great. The ending of the game was gut wrenching and perfect. The side quests for the other minor characters were great. The combat never got boring. The QoL stuff like the whole map getting revealed when you liberate all the camps in an area was perfect for someone like me who likes to explore a little too much. If the game had a map like Skyrim or Witcher 3 or Assassin's Creed, I'd probably be overwhelmed by side content and exploration and put it down. This game might feel short for people expecting huge amounts of content for an open world game though especially for the price point. I'm used to playing indie games, so dropping 60 on a AAA game is scary, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. I mean I enjoyed it enough to write up a post so...

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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There's a new game, Creaks, by the publishers of Machinarium. (runs around in circles screaming)

Machinarium is a beautiful, intellectually challenging point-and-click adventure. It often made me laugh. There were very, very few puzzles I had to look up. The visual style is distinctly Czech; it reminds me of some Czech animation I've seen. I am delighted to find a new game by these people.

Creaks Steam page.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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Ooblets update: I'm 27 hours in, and I'm done with the current content. It's a campaign-based game, and it quickly (for me, anyway) gets boring just growing crops and getting paid for them. I'm still happy I bought early access, especially given the discount + an old Epic Launcher coupon, and I'll check back in a month or so to see what's changed.

dovetaile
Jul 8, 2011



Grimey Drawer

StrixNebulosa posted:

New indie games that I have noticed but not bought yet:
Dark Beastiary

Dark Bestiary is fun!

luxury handset
Jan 24, 2018

THE DEM DEFENDER HAS LOGGED ON


Arsenic Lupin posted:

There's a new game, Creaks, by the publishers of Machinarium. (runs around in circles screaming)

Machinarium is a beautiful, intellectually challenging point-and-click adventure. It often made me laugh. There were very, very few puzzles I had to look up. The visual style is distinctly Czech; it reminds me of some Czech animation I've seen. I am delighted to find a new game by these people.

Creaks Steam page.

hell loving yeah, i came to the thread to tout this game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgBaf3onLWs

amanita is one of those indie studios that just quietly ticks along being super good in their niche and i love everything they do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8cS-zBeBw

luxury handset fucked around with this message at 05:48 on Jul 23, 2020

Wiltsghost
Mar 27, 2011




Someone mentioned this in the steam thread but there is a Simgolf like game that just came out in early access. From the makers of the Space Pirates and Zombies games. No idea if it's any good. Simgolf is one of my favorite games ever though.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1144020/GolfTopia/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPry9yu6Ng8

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

I LIKE TO MAKE VAGUE THREATS TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE I AM TOUGH GUY. P.S. ASK ME ABOUT THE TIME A GIRL BEAT ME UP IN GRADE SCHOOL. HER NAME WAS SUZIE SHE DREW A BIG WEINER ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...Panzer_Paladin/

Panzer Paladin: 2D pixel platformer where you beat up demons with your giant robot and collect their swords, spears, lead pipes & hockey sticks to beat up more demons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJHX2gWWOYA

itry
Aug 23, 2019






Carrion got released today. The game lets you play a gross fleshy tentacle monster. And you can eat people.

quote:

CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXT7UO_7JB8

I played the demo. It's pretty creepy/gross. Post impressions if you've bought it.

https://carrion.game/
https://www.gog.com/game/carrion
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

Also available on Switch/XBOX.

Donnerberg posted:

Beyond a Steel Sky came out today. I've been thinking about giving it a shot just because it's cyberpunk, but apparently it has quite a pedigree. It's the sequel to a 90s point and click adventure game called Beneath a Steel Sky, and it's made by guy that did all the Broken Sword games.

Huh. That's a surprise.
I strongly recommend to anyone who likes Point&Click games to play the original Beneath a Steel Sky. It's really good, and it's FREE on GOG.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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luxury handset posted:

amanita is one of those indie studios that just quietly ticks along being super good in their niche and i love everything they do
Yup. They're up with Klei on my "buy anything they make" list.

More Creaks thoughts now I've actually played it. It's all 2-d: you're a flat object against a flat surface. You can move (or jump) up, down, left and right, and interact with a few designated objects (which say [Space] if you pass by them.) Art is gorgeous, as usual. I'm still getting the hang of the puzzles, which require you to get past obstacles. The earliest puzzles require you to get past a mechanical dog; if you fail, it will bite you and set you back to the beginning of that puzzle. There's a bit of timing involved: you need to lure the dog in various ways, then run up a ladder before it bites you.

bunky
Aug 29, 2004



itry posted:

Carrion got released today. The game lets you play a gross fleshy tentacle monster. And you can eat people.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXT7UO_7JB8

I played the demo. It's pretty creepy/gross. Post impressions if you've bought it.

https://carrion.game/
https://www.gog.com/game/carrion
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

Also available on Switch/XBOX.

Also on Game Pass, if you happen to sub to that.

MrXmas
Apr 10, 2006

Let's Get Sweaty

itry posted:

Carrion got released today. The game lets you play a gross fleshy tentacle monster. And you can eat people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXT7UO_7JB8

I played the demo. It's pretty creepy/gross. Post impressions if you've bought it.

https://carrion.game/
https://www.gog.com/game/carrion
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

Also available on Switch/XBOX.

I played a couple hours last night with PC Game Pass. It's kind of like a light MetroidVania - you unlock new abilities that grant access to new areas. However there's no map and as such the level design so far has been very very streamlined, which I liked. There were only one or two spots where I didn't immediately know what I was supposed to do next because the game usually puts you right by the next unlocked path. One of the biggest reasons I usually end up losing interest in the regular genre is that I get lost or stuck and can't be arsed to figure out where to go to use my new ability. The unique theme also makes it much more interesting to me. For combat encounters the level design usually offers side or vent-like paths so you can really feel like a creeping monster as you stalk people and get the jump on them - and it's actually pretty necessary as the enemies get more dangerous. So yeah I enjoyed it and plan to keep playing.

MrXmas fucked around with this message at 18:01 on Jul 24, 2020

PERPETUAL IDIOT
Sep 12, 2003


Arsenic Lupin posted:

Yup. They're up with Klei on my "buy anything they make" list.

More Creaks thoughts now I've actually played it. It's all 2-d: you're a flat object against a flat surface. You can move (or jump) up, down, left and right, and interact with a few designated objects (which say [Space] if you pass by them.) Art is gorgeous, as usual. I'm still getting the hang of the puzzles, which require you to get past obstacles. The earliest puzzles require you to get past a mechanical dog; if you fail, it will bite you and set you back to the beginning of that puzzle. There's a bit of timing involved: you need to lure the dog in various ways, then run up a ladder before it bites you.

Is it a goblins-like adventure game where each map is a puzzle? Or is there travelling around, talking to characters, backtracking and such?

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





PERPETUAL IDIOT posted:

Is it a goblins-like adventure game where each map is a puzzle? Or is there travelling around, talking to characters, backtracking and such?
It's actually a pure puzzle game. There's no interaction with characters; instead, you go from room to room trying to get past that room's obstacle. Once you get past an obstacle, you move to the next with no backtracking. It isn't like Machinarium or Botanicula at all; it's good in its own way, but go in with those expectations. I find that I can only play it half an hour or so at a time before I'm stumped by a particular puzzle and have to back out for awhile. There's no way to say "okay, I'll punt that and go back to it later."

If you want a more traditional point-and-click, Amanita released a charming small game (an hour and a half, maybe?) called "Pilgrims" last fall, which I highly recommend. Interesting mechanics, great art, and a cheeky sense of humor. One of your tasks is to help a devil snatch a priest who sold the devil his soul.

tildes
Nov 15, 2018


itry posted:

Carrion got released today. The game lets you play a gross fleshy tentacle monster. And you can eat people.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXT7UO_7JB8

I played the demo. It's pretty creepy/gross. Post impressions if you've bought it.


I really wish it had a map or more intuitive level design. At least for me Iíve spent a decent amount of time lost now that Iíve gotten deeper into it. Overall though it is still pretty fun and Iíd probably recommend it. They really pulled off the animations and the feel of the gameplay is really unique/evocative of the theme.

Fatty
Sep 13, 2004
Not really fat

So, Jets n Guns 2 left early access.

haldolium
Oct 22, 2016





Fatty posted:

So, Jets n Guns 2 left early access.

awesome! I didn't even know it was in EA. The first one was one of my favorit shmups

Mandatory Assembly
May 25, 2008

it's time to get juche


Lipstick Apathy

Hey goons, our game Necronator: Dead Wrong launches out of Early Access this week, and it's on sale for the first time right now (20% off). There's a free exclusive cosmetic DLC that only folks who bought the game in Early Access will get. We've added a fuckload of content and polish since it launched in Early Access back in Feb and we've got more content coming post-launch.

Necronator is a run-based deck-builder mashed with a mini-RTS game: the card & relic synergy gameplay you get in Slay the Spire or Monster Train in a whole different context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ENPYp9h8SM

Please check it out and leave a review if you dig it! Modern Wolf is publishing more cool poo poo this year like Ostranauts (the follow-up to NEO Scavenger; think Rimworld meets The Expanse) and Kosmokrats, a Soviet zero-gravity comedy puzzle game.

goon bless

Loose Ifer
Feb 1, 2002
It's Swelling!

Grimey Drawer

tildes posted:

I really wish it had a map or more intuitive level design. At least for me Iíve spent a decent amount of time lost now that Iíve gotten deeper into it. Overall though it is still pretty fun and Iíd probably recommend it. They really pulled off the animations and the feel of the gameplay is really unique/evocative of the theme.

I continually get lost and then stop playing, and then go back and do it again. A map would be very helpful for my dumb rear end. Or some kind of indicator as to where i should be going.

Mistayke
May 7, 2003

Born to eat sheetrock

Mandatory Assembly posted:

Hey goons, our game Necronator: Dead Wrong launches out of Early Access this week, and it's on sale for the first time right now (20% off). There's a free exclusive cosmetic DLC that only folks who bought the game in Early Access will get. We've added a fuckload of content and polish since it launched in Early Access back in Feb and we've got more content coming post-launch.

Necronator is a run-based deck-builder mashed with a mini-RTS game: the card & relic synergy gameplay you get in Slay the Spire or Monster Train in a whole different context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ENPYp9h8SM

Please check it out and leave a review if you dig it! Modern Wolf is publishing more cool poo poo this year like Ostranauts (the follow-up to NEO Scavenger; think Rimworld meets The Expanse) and Kosmokrats, a Soviet zero-gravity comedy puzzle game.

goon bless

This thing still have that reinforcement timer? That made me refund it way back. If not, is there at least an option to disable it?

Dreadwroth2
Feb 28, 2019



I completed Carrion in one sitting right after is released, I love it to bits. I love it so much I posted a review to the Game Pass site consiting of the following, "Skreeeeee. EAT THE FLESH. CONSUME THE FLESH"

Game good.

Mandatory Assembly
May 25, 2008

it's time to get juche


Lipstick Apathy

Mistayke posted:

This thing still have that reinforcement timer? That made me refund it way back. If not, is there at least an option to disable it?

We completely reworked the reinforcement system based on player feedback. Now if it ticks down, the enemy gets one small reinforcement wave and the clock resets. After two minutes, the enemy gets a bigger reinforcement wave, and so on.

Itís no longer an instant win button for the AI and now makes longer fights more interesting we think. Let me know what you think if you give it a go!

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007

HONKING IS VIOLENCE


https://store.steampowered.com/app/798490/Othercide/

Seen this on steam today, seems like a good tactical turn based game at first glance.

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Ms Adequate
Oct 29, 2011

Baby even when I'm dead and gone
You will always be my only one, my only one
When the night is calling
No matter who I become
You will always be my only one, my only one, my only one
When the night is calling





Khanstant posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/798490/Othercide/

Seen this on steam today, seems like a good tactical turn based game at first glance.

Watched CaseyExplosion play some of it earlier and yeah, it looks pretty good

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