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Category Archives: Indie Games
Merritt Kopas’s latest is an incredibly delightful game about hugging. She writes, “I think more games should be about hugging,” and I totally agree. Play it and read more about it here! It will definitely brighten your day. See more … Continue reading
Today’s GOTD is a lovely piece about living your life when your choices are limited. As a mermaid! Kayla Overkill can be reached at her Tumblr. Thank you to Kimiko for submitting this one. If you have made or played … Continue reading
Happy Friday! It’s also a long weekend for many readers, so have this adorable game about an alpaca who loves to travel. Alpaca Run by Cameron Kunzelman, Samantha Allen, Joseph Culp, and Guy Conn.
Today’s game is Transitory, a beautiful little autobiographical piece by Kat Haché (co-author of previously-featured Misogyny Island). It’s a sweet reflection on the effect a single choice can have on your life–I recommend playing it twice. Thank you to Samantha … Continue reading
Merritt Kopas released a new Twine game today called Conversations With My Mother. It’s an affecting piece, strongly executed. Play it. Click here for more games of the day.
I’m not sure what happened or where it came from, but one minute I was browsing Twitter, and the next everyone in my feed was playing Candy Box, a quirky ASCII browser RPG by computer science student aniwey. Punk Arcade … Continue reading
For the past month I’ve taken up the self-imposed challenge of playing nothing but JRPGs. There are few reasons for this but all of them can be traced back to “I like them.” In playing and replaying games in the … Continue reading
There were a couple exciting game jams recently, and the resulting games are now available to play. First up is the Pulse Pouding Heart Stopping Game Jam, hosted by madam luna, which asked participants to make a “dating sim,” but … Continue reading
Porpentine has a new game! This one is about video games and feminism and sex. If you’re reading this, chances are you are into at least one of those things. So play it! If you have made or played an … Continue reading