INDIE GAMES TO PLAY & SUPPORT - NOVEMBER 25TH 2016

Indie Game

PLAY TACTICAL RETREAT' by Psionic Games on GOOGLE PLAY

TACTICAL RETREAT is my latest Unity game made for online and now mobile - You can get it for free (with adverts) on Google PLAY Store. Please check it out if you get a spare minute or 60!

If you have a game you would like me to feature on Indie Game News, get in touch and let me know about it.

USEFUL YOUTUBE STUFF

BRACKEYS - Become a developer - A great series of playlists on all aspects of UNITY 3D development and various game genres! Well worth an in-depth look.
MisterNinjaBoy - An awesome series teaching you to use the Unity3D software to create an FPS game in the simplest yet most professional way.

GREAT ASSETS ON THE UNITY ASSET STORE

Heat Haze Effect Shaders - $5 - 'Heat Haze Effect' gives you the ability to add heat haze effects to your scene. This could be (as in the demo project) for a camp fire, or atmospheric distortion over a lava pit, maybe the heat exhaust from the back of a fighter plane.

Noise Maker - $19 - 'Noise Maker' is a powerful toolset for designers and programmers to author procedural content in Unity. Now you can easily snap together noise modules to create unique landscapes, textures, and worlds.

MegaSplat - $30 - 'MegaSplat' allows you to splat map up to 256 different textures onto meshes in Unity. Unlike other splat mapping techniques, MegaSplat has a consistent shader cost regardless of how many textures you use, and can actually be more efficient than traditional techniques which only allow a few textures to be painted! Textures are blended using a height resolve, giving the transitions a natural look.

NICE TWITS & TWEEPS

Brackeys - Creator of awesome UNITY 3D tutorials on youtube, mostly for beginners but useful stuff for all in there!
MisterNinjaBoy - Creator of awesome UNITY 3D FPS tutorials on youtube. Founder Of UnityNinja, Largest GameDev Community!
Gamxin Official - Start-up connecting game studios, media and game industry professionals with a smart networking platform.
Blacksmith - 3D Forge - Developing Art Assets for the Unity Asset Store!

AWESOME INDIE GAMES TO PLAY & SUPPORT - NOVEMBER 8TH 2016

Indie Game

PLAY RELAPSE' by Blueprint Games on ITCH.IO

Relapse is a genre mash up of two beloved gaming genres, horror and puzzle adventure games! Using research on the psychology of fear to play with your emotions. Inspired by games like Amnesia and Grim Fandango. Solve puzzles to escape the now abandoned asylum and fight for your life against Dirk, your somewhat persistent stalker. Will you make it out or become another victim?

USEFUL YOUTUBE

Unity3D's Compute and Geometry shaders by NemoKradXNA - This tutorial shows how to produce a mesh and render entirely on the gpu using direct connection between a compute shaders buffers and the mesh buffers. One for the PRO's out there!

GREAT ASSETS

Realtime CSG Editor Extensions/Modeling - $49 - Unity 3D Realtime CSG is a level design tool that allows you to Intuitively & rapidly create levels! With it's non-destructive workflow you can easily adjust your levels at any time and iterate with instant feedback!

60 Clean Hand Drawn Icons by me PSIONIC - $5 - I have uploaded a new pack of 60 nice clean plain simple icons ideal for online or mobile game development.

NICE TWITS

Sander van Rossen - Creator of the awesome Realtime CSG for Unity asset! Awesome level concepting & creation tool.
Jason Campbell - Just a solo developer trying to create something special. This guy is creating a uniquely styled action adventure game.
Lord Arse! - Love retrogaming? Then this is the place to be! News, memories & lots of fun from the 8-bit days through to today!

AWESOME INDIE GAMES TO PLAY & SUPPORT - NOVEMBER 4TH 2016

Indie Game

PLAY 'GLADIABOTS' by GFX47 on ITCH.IO

Gladiabots is a strategy game where you're leading a team of super robots. Build step by step their artificial intelligence and implement your own strategy. Study their behavior once in the arena, and perfect your IA to victory! Compete against players from all over the world, unlock new robot classes and reach the top of the leaderboard!

Indie Game

CHECK OUT 'GEAR GAUNTLET' ON STEAM

Gear Gauntlet is a fun but rage inducing 2D action arcade game from Drop Dead Interactive. Test your patience through ever more punishing gauntlets while boosting, teleporting, reversing and rotating to survive. Use your reflexes to break through coloured barriers and earn your place on the leaderboard. Beautiful hand drawn art and a wonderful soundtrack accompany your descent into fury, but do try to remain calm! Can you survive the Gear Gauntlet?

USEFUL YOUTUBE

Aerial Explosion Tutorial Unity Shuriken by Gabriel Martino - This tutorial is for intermediate level users of the Unity Shuriken particle system. Create an 'Aerial Explosion' using only stock Unity materials!

GREAT ASSETS

FREE 500 FREE FL Studio VST Presets by me PSIONIC - You can support me by donating a little if you want ;-) They are totally FREE otherwise! There are 100 presets for 5 of Image Line's software synths - Harmless, Poizone, Ogun, Toxic & Minisynth. Have fun making weird noises!

NICE TWITS

RocketJumpTechnology - An independent game developer working on King under the Mountain. Beautiful artwork and deep gameplay - One to watch!
TowerOfSamsara - Tower of Samsara is a karmic action platformer game being made by Martelo Nero Studios for PC/Mac/Linux, Steam & PS Vita!
Gears Of Eden - Gears of Eden is an indie game aimed at exploring a society of lost machines as they come to terms with their new found sentience.

AWESOME INDIE GAMES TO PLAY & SUPPORT - NOVEMBER 3RD 2016

Indie Game

PLAY 'STRANDED' by VISION STUDIOS on ITCH.IO

Take the role of a lone stranded space marshal in a quest to exterminate all alien life on spaceship 05. Once you awake from your hypersleep you will have to find your standard weapon and start the long endless mission to destroy all alien forms. This game uses my old free animated SPIDER MONSTER model to good effect. Please Play it, Rate it, Share it & Comment on it.

Indie Game

CHECK OUT 'PEOPLE EATER' ON STEAM GREENLIGHT

People Eater by PERFECT SQUARE STUDIOS is a procedural roguelike bullet dodger with six playable monsters, fifty upgrades, over one hundred destructible objects, endless replayability, and an original soundtrack which will be included free with the game. Go support it now!!

GREAT ASSETS

iTween by Pixel Placement - FREE Unity tweening package with great support and easy useage for us coding noobs (lots of info via google too).

NICE TWITS

SkyBox Labs - Game Studio that puts out daily tweets on their games, games they like & industry news.
Devin Newman - 3D game artist combining his love of games and computers to express his artistic side. Viking Hack & Slash game made in Unity in the works.
Rustbox Games - Independent Game Developer now working on ZombieJack in Unity3D.

AWESOME INDIE GAMES TO PLAY - NOVEMBER 2ND 2016

Indie Game

PLAY 'TACTICAL RETREAT' on ITCH.IO

Shameless self-promotion on the first game to play and it's my recently released Tactical Retreat on ITCH.IO It's a Challenging 3D Unity WEBGL Shooter with a scary theme and wave based gameplay along with some simple asset managament elements. Please Play it, Rate it, Share it & Comment on it. Every bit of support is appreciated, Thanks!

Indie Game

PLAY 'THE ARM' BY DOM + NAT ON ITCH.IO

Your name is Arm and you have no idea why you're standing in front of this suspicious looking door. Will you find the courage to move forward and make it out alive. Insanely creative game by Dom+Nat. Please Play it, Rate it, Share it & Comment on it.

GREAT ASSETS

Distingo - Random Chaos - Awesome Unity Shader package for creating dynamic terrain textures that simply look awesome.

NICE TWITS

XanGame - Great collection of game art & dev related tweets, definitely worth a look.
Mike Mac - Awesome 2D Game Asset Artist - Lots of cool characters & animations.
Perfect Square Studios - 4 person Indie Game Studio creating some unique games.

2ND NOVEMBER 2016 - INDIE GAME NEWS IS BORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to create a page on my website where I could promote other Indie Game Developers as I'm well aware of how hard it is to get visibility in todays market.

So in the interests of cross promotion I'd like to invite any aspiring Indie Game Devs out there to get in touch, tell me about your projects (finished games or works in progress) and I'll try and include it in the news updates I post here and share on Twitter. In return I hope you guys will follow this page and my posts on Twitter and help me get your project noticed.

For Gamers it'll just be a great place to come, check out a few hand picked links and play some awesome Indie Games!


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