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Good independant game

Post by maximus » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:06 am

This isn't really ScummVM related, but if you're looking for something to play, check out Machinarium (http://machinarium.net/). It's been a long time since I felt the need to plunk down any amount of money for a new game, but I like to support independent developers ... and when you buy this you get a copy for WIN, OSX, and Linux.

Check out the demo if you've got a second ;)

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Post by ezekiel000 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:55 am

The only other independent games I've bought are World of Goo and the Penumbra series both for Linux. Neither are point and click adventure games.

You might want to keep an eye on Odd:
http://www.lysator.liu.se/odd/

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Re: Good independant game

Post by Nikioko » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:05 am

maximus wrote:This isn't really ScummVM related, but if you're looking for something to play, check out Machinarium (http://machinarium.net/). It's been a long time since I felt the need to plunk down any amount of money for a new game, but I like to support independent developers ... and when you buy this you get a copy for WIN, OSX, and Linux.

Check out the demo if you've got a second ;)
Well, I heard a lot good things about this game but I hven't played it yet. The independant game I liked most the last years was Zak McKracken between time and space. Broken Sword 2.5 was the most expected game, but in the end it wasn't that good as I hoped.

If you like recent new games by other developers, go and buy:
- Ceville
- The Book of Unwritten Tales
- The Whispered World
- Black Mirror 2
- Simon the Sorcerer 5
- Rhiannon
- Edna
- ...

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Post by Mataku » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:57 am

Machinarium is pretty much 'the neverhood' only with less vocals (consider that!). I liked it, but i didn't like the myst-like puzzles that showed up from time to time and didn't fit the reality of the story (why do you need to solve a puzzle just to choose a floor for the elevator? mou). Also the ending was weird.

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Post by OmerMor » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:43 pm

The best independent I've played is Braid.
It's a puzzle/platformer with a spark of genius.
It's a 10/10 in every possible category imaginable.
Check it out!

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Post by Stryfe » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:46 am

Actually, Machinarium is currently on sale for an affordable 5 US dollars.

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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010 ... y-sale.ars

20 bucks was too much to begin with...

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Post by eriktorbjorn » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:00 pm

Stryfe wrote: 20 bucks was too much to begin with...
I thought it was worth it, but around here 20 bucks is usually less than what a new DVD movie costs.

By the way, there's a hi-res version of that picture, with less text, on the Machinarium blog. I just thought I'd mention that, in case it gets picked up by the poster thread in the Junkyard forum. :)

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Post by ScottT » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:27 pm

eriktorbjorn wrote:
Stryfe wrote: 20 bucks was too much to begin with...
I thought it was worth it
Personally, I thought it was a tad short for the money, but then again, I'd just come off of Aquaria which was (at least for me) nearly 30 hours worth of 2D (all four-)sidescroll gameplay :D

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Post by Kaminari » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:26 pm

Stryfe wrote:20 bucks was too much to begin with...
Seriously, shorter games like Limbo cost almost the same price. And for 20 bucks, you got the Machinarium OST with the game.

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