Author Topic: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter  (Read 3949 times)

Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2020, 07:05:37 PM »
Terry Cavanagh's list, again.

Sin Vega has mentioned:  stardrop, realm of the ghost king, hyperspace dogfights, plunge, and the king's bird. (There's discussion of these on RPS if you google.)

Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2020, 07:39:09 PM »
Plunge is quite fun. Playing with a mouse feels very good.

Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2020, 08:11:46 PM »
Can't go far wrong, yeah 95% of it looks like shite but with gems like Super Hexagon in there, and all for a good cause, you'd be mad not to.

Also there's Desktop Goose, who like the Untitled one he's inspired by, is a little shit.

Another recommendations list: https://itch.io/c/895364/racial-justice-bundle-games-to-look-at

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2020, 09:02:16 PM »
Didn't see forma.8 on there before.  Must be a new add.  Great metroidvania.  Really cool to see that indie devs are all basically righteous motherfunkers, except when it comes to fanciable foxes.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2020, 09:08:13 PM »
A Short Hike is a lovely game. They say not to change the graphic settings as they wanted it to look a little pixelated, but you can actually sharpen it up in the settings. Not sure which I actually preferred. Worth buying just for this.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2020, 10:37:08 PM »
That's me bought fucking loads of computer games.

Are there any fun retro fps efforts in this lot?

Mister Six

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2020, 10:37:59 PM »
badly drawn animals

Good crossover band.

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2020, 11:39:00 PM »
That's me bought fucking loads of computer games.

Are there any fun retro fps efforts in this lot?

Not retro as in particularly like the stuff Lemming's been reviewing, but a very fun Rogue FPS- Heavy Bullets.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2020, 11:50:30 PM »
Thanks! Looks right up my alley.

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2020, 01:18:18 AM »
No probs!

It's got its own sub-reddit now that I've been hitting up for compiled lists of recommendations and whatnot.  https://www.reddit.com/r/itchioJusticeBundle/

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2020, 04:32:47 AM »
The bundle has made $4.5 million so far! Just had a quick blast on a couple of the games I picked up...

Minit is as fun as people have said - a simple yet surprisingly big explore-'em-up that's the closest I've come to playing a new Spectrum game in the past 25 years. Obviously it has that monochrome palette and pixelated appearance, but also the odd unpredictability that Speccy games used to have, the sense that anything could be around the corner, and you're at the mercy of the programmer's whims. The big desert felt a bit overwhelming though, so I turned it off when I got there before I had to break out the graph paper.

Overland is a surprisingly tense survival horror strategy game: you command a posse of randomly generated, highly expendable survivors who have to make their way across a monster-ravaged post-apocalyptic America, scavenging for petrol and weapons and bundling back into the car before the monsters can get to you. I totally fucked my car trying to power through a barricade and now my guys are all running on foot, the poor saps. Got quite tense so I killed it. Not ideal before-bedtime playing, because either you're doing well and want to keep ploughing on, or you're doing terribly and your nerves get shredded.

EDIT: Oh, I also played Mu Cartographer, and I have no idea what it is. Looks like one of those fractal landscape programs you used to get on CU Amiga coverdisks, but in real time with some kind of vague plot attached. Wasn't in the mood to figure out what was going on, but it is pretty.
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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2020, 09:08:25 AM »
Just noticed Octodad is in there (the original, not the properly developed one) Don't know if it's any good, but it looked stupid and I've always wanted to try it.

Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2020, 10:23:30 AM »
Odd Realm
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/06/11/odd-realm-is-a-standout-dwarffortresslike-with-z-levels/

"I keep a list of games trying to do what Dwarf Fortress does. Unfortunately the nature of these games is so time consuming that progress on working through it is excruciatingly slow. There are many people going after the ☼management game☼ crown. Odd Realm is one of the more humble efforts, but also one of the most impressive."

oustropique

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2020, 10:44:15 AM »
Just noticed Octodad is in there (the original, not the properly developed one) Don't know if it's any good, but it looked stupid and I've always wanted to try it.

Both Octodad games are in there and it makes this whole bundle worth it, even though there's tons of other good stuff there. I'm amazed at how good this deal is and they just keep adding to it.

Thought about doing some micro reviews for the more obscure / interesting ones, but someone else has gotten there first, I see.

Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2020, 10:48:11 AM »
More reviews the better!

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2020, 11:16:54 AM »
Oh, Nuclear Throne has been added. Get on that if you haven't played it. 30fps has never felt so right.
Top down shooter roguelite with very satisfying combat and pitch perfect difficulty. It's vlambeer so you might want to turn off the screenshake before you start.

Beagle, try Paranautical Activity, you should get a kick out of that one. If you like old school fps, you'll be strafe shooting and bouncing around with a big smile on your face.

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2020, 02:00:26 PM »
Played through Sagebrush, a [sigh] walking simulator, set on the site of a now-gone suicide cult. What happened to them? Was it bad? Yes, it was rather. Diaries, audio logs, non-puzzles that set the relatively linear order of exploration, you never really know where will be next, but each places basically gives you access to another. It really nails the atmosphere though, with the sunset that progresses as you do, the 1st person 32-bit visuals and some very immersive audio. You're always slightly fearful of what you might uncover next.

Worth a look, for sure, and over in less than 2 hours.

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2020, 05:07:56 PM »
Really enjoying Signs of the Sojourner.  I never saw myself as a card/deckbuilding game guy before, but there have been quite a few solo ones with good stories behind them put out in the last few years, and this, about a rookie Caravaneer trying to follow the trail of her dead mother, is an especially nice, chilled experience.  The cards represent personality traits and how well you'll mesh with whoever you're talking with.  Worth a download.

Mister Six

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2020, 06:36:10 PM »
I like the sound of Signs of the Soujourner.

Ooh, they've got Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist, from the creator of The Stanley Parable and starring Simon Amstell. I've been wanting to play that for yonks!
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Zetetic

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2020, 06:52:11 PM »
I think that's actually been free for quite a while, if not forever.

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2020, 09:12:14 PM »
Out of the popular ones I tried Celeste and couldn't get into it (way too hard), and just did an hour or so of Night in the Woods which is pleasant.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2020, 11:30:57 PM »
Been playing a few of these today, but I think my favourite so far has to be Breaker. Bullet hell Space invaders Breakout crossed with Duet. Takes some getting used to but I'm really into it. It's got a high score leaderboard to climb up, an Android version, I can play it on a gamepad, and it's free on itch.io anyway. Worth the asking price alone. It's a rarity in the bundle - actually combining lots of mechanics together to make something new rather than a lot of the other stuff I've been playing which are just perfectly serviceable clones of stuff you've heard of.

Langeskrov's great. Been playing Stanley Parable again recently and it's making me want to go back to a more digestible version of it.
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Mister Six

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2020, 11:39:54 PM »
I think that's actually been free for quite a while, if not forever.

Oh! Didn't know that.

Had a crack on Bearly There, which is a very silly and borderline unplayable game in which you toss a bear around like a ragdoll and try to get him to eat fish. Pressing the right mouse button does poos. I didn't manage to eat any fish, and died face down in a river shitting myself. A glimpse of things to come?

Conversations With Emma is a simulated chat with anarchist author Emma Goldman. It's a sort of choose-your-own conversation thing, and moderately pretentious. The idea is to look at the present day through the lens of someone who died 60 years ago, although the personal nature of the thing (the "you" in this game is the author, and you're railroaded down their own thought processes) means it's maybe not as accessible as it could be. It'll while away a bit of time, at least. I did enjoy having her fuck off angry at me because I enthused about Amazon and subscription boxes.

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2020, 11:54:17 PM »
Think I'll have that Emma Goldman one.  Her autobio, Living My Life, is one of the greats.

"As to killing rulers, it depends entirely on the position of the ruler. If it is the Russian tsar, I most certainly believe in dispatching him to where he belongs. If the ruler is as ineffectual as an American president, it is hardly worth the effort. There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry — the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth."

Are you just clicking on random games?

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2020, 11:56:23 PM »
There's a "Democratic Socialism Simulator" which looks fun (given if you buy it straight up, they give the proceeds to Bernie Sanders, I reckon it'll be pretty easy).

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2020, 12:03:59 AM »
They've added even more. I bought it at five and there were 51 pages. Now there's 56!

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2020, 12:04:45 AM »
Is it better than this?


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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2020, 12:12:51 AM »
Any way to get this sorted by date added?

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2020, 12:58:24 AM »
Just saw a game on there called "I Have Low Stats But My Class Is "Leader", So I Recruited Everyone I Know To Fight The Dark Lord."

Anyway, ones I've downloaded so far:

2064: Read Only Memories
A Short Hike
And Yet It Moves
Anodyne
Bleed 2
Catlateral Damage
Celeste
Dr Langeskov
Dreaming Sarah
Ethereal
forma 8
Fortune 500
Guppy
Gutwhale
Haque
Heavy Bullets
Headliner: NoviNews
Hidden Folks
Islands
Kids
Lenna's Inception
Mable & The Wood
Midboss
Minit
Not the Robots
Nuclear Throne
Oneshot
Runner3
Sagebrush
Sewer Rave
Sidewords
Signs of the Sojourner
Soundodger+
Starseed Pilgrim
The Floor Is Jelly
The Hex
The King's Bird
Tonight We Riot
Underhero
Water's Fine
Wide Ocean Big Jacket

I've got the oldest, shittest PC, so this bundle has been a total revelation for me.  I can actually play 99% of them.
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