Growbot is a beautiful Machinarium-inspired point and click adventure in which you explore a space station, fixing machinery, searching for the captain and uncovering what’s behind the strange crystalline force that’s invading the ecosystem.
Rocket Run is a challenging retro space exploration game inspired by Gravitar and Thrust, in which you attempt to navigate your rocket around hazard-filled levels, collecting artefacts and using precise control of your thrust to avoid bumping into things.
Who’s Your Daddy is a highly amusing asymmetric multiplayer parenthood simulator that follows the daily routine of a loving, if bumbling, father as he tries to keep his son safe from harm.
One player controls the baby and attempts to put itself in harms way, and the other player takes on the role of the father, trying to save his son from certain death. A darkly humorous and very silly multiplayer parenting experience.
Viridi is a relaxing gardening experience in which you nurture your very own virtual pot plants and watch them grow in real time.
There are no shortcuts in Viridi (though singing to them may help a little), you simply plant, water and wait. It’s meant to be left open in a second window while you work, or checked in on now and again for a bit of meditative gardening.
Your little collection of plants take a long time to grow, but that’s the whole point. In a world where so many games are keen to give you everything as soon as possible, Viridi slows things down to a crawl, making for a wonderfully relaxing experience as you tend to your plants and watch them slowly grow.
The Isle is a great looking multiplayer dinosaur survival sandbox in which you can stalk and stomp your way around a Jurassic Park-style tropical island, controlling humans, dinosaurs and a third faction which has yet to be announced.
Inspired by Rust, DayZ, Jurassic Park and the ill dated The Stomping Land, The Isle pits technologically advanced humans against the brute force and speed of the primeval inhabitants of the Isle.
The Pre-Alpha Build is still very early in development so it does just offer a taster of things to come at the moment, allowing you to explore part of the beautiful tropical island, as humans or a selection of four different dinosaurs (T-Rex, Austrosaurus, Gallimimus, Puertasaurus). The full game will add another faction, lots more dinosaurs, allow players to form groups, grow from a juvenile to a fully grown dinosaur, create bases, collect DNA, craft and investigate why the dinosaurs are here in the first place.
It’s about time dinosaurs made a comeback, and with the Jurassic World movie and ARK: Survival Evolved also due for release this year, 2015 really is turning into the year of the dinosaur. It still needs evolve a bit, but with it’s great visuals and enticing dino-based gameplay, The Isle is a very promising prospect - a fun sandbox survivalsaurus.
Time Stands Still is a wonderful puzzle platformer that takes years to complete – four hundred year to be precise!
You play an ancient stone being who has foreseen a huge disaster that will take place in four hundred years time, and must travel across the land solving puzzles that involve the passage of time. You’re not the most agile of creatures, but you do have time on your side – being made of stone means that you can stand and wait a LONG time. This comes in handy in a variety of ways on your journey – from waiting for a tree to grow to letting the sea freeze over so you can walk on it.
It’s a very clever premise, well implemented and wrapped up in some charming pixel art animation. Time waits for no-one, but if you’re made of stone there’s no rush!
Where in the game you’ll be paired up with the Flame Demon, and I particularly love the idea where he paired Midori Gurin with the Flame Demon XD. Strangely I actually like the idea of the annoying green haired girl paired up with a demon from another realm.
Yours Truly is a beautiful 10 minute gem that serves as a war analogy, with two strange shadows being too different to live at each others side - no matter how much they want it.
The art design is fantastic as you traverse the barren wilderness with your shivering shadowy figure - you immediately feel for this strange dark being. Blood red trails of red poppies stand in stark contrast to the sheer white wintery landscape, while the bitter cold and loneliness of the icy tundra mean that when you see another living being, you actively want to seek it out - hoping the comfort of companionship may take the edge off those freezing winds.
It’s short, eerily beautiful and packs a powerful emotional punch. Yours Truly is a game that everyone should experience and an experience you’ll never forget. Highly recommended.
So someone suggested I post a more informative post about Pumpkin Online so when they reblog it has all the important information. So here are some things taken from the Kickstarter. Feel free to reblog this post as well.
Pumpkin-Online is a farming/dating sim MMORPG, wildly different than any other out there. Instead of level grinding with battle and combat, Pumpkin-Online is a relaxed game. You can role-play a profession, craft items, customize your own private farm, go on quests, have fun with NPCs, and more, all with friends!
You can form relationships with nearly every NPC, regardless of gender. Form lasting friendships, or pursue a relationship with any single NPC of your choice through interactive and rewarding questlines!
Partake in activities such as Fishing, Mining, Cooking, Crafting:
Pumpkin Online will have lots of activities, minigames, jobs, and pastimes to fill the day with fun.
Customize your own farm:
You can customize your own house and farmland. With a plethora of decor available, each player’s farm will be unique. Players can also invite others over to relax at their farm.
In-depth character customization:
We want get rid of traditional character customization restraints. No longer will you be conformed to gendered character options. Customize your character however you want, in whatever way best suits you.
Create a unique character.
Chose a profession and complete tasks to level up in that profession.
Play skill and luck based mini-games to complete quests and activities.
Gather raw materials to craft unique items to sell on the player market, for quests, or to gift to players or NPCs for perks.
Customize your house and farmland with furniture and upgrades.
Build relationships with NPCs and learn their stories.
Travel around the game world and explore forests, mountains and other natural landscapes collecting resources.
Attain achievements and badges by completing impressive feats.
Do all of the above with the company and help with friends.
And that’s the bulk of it. We’re trying to raise some funds to propel us into Beta. So I hope you can contribute. We’re also taking donations via paypal as well!
Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us PLEASE SUPPORT OUR KICKSTARTER! IT ENDS SEPTEMBER 18th.