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The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Finally Gets Release Date

It seems like forever since the first episode  of Telltale Games’ new endeavor The Wolf Among Us was released on multiple platforms back in October of 2013. Since then, fans of the game as well as numerous gaming..

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Finally Gets Release Date


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“Huge Seal” Sale Gathers Dozens Of Developers To Giveaway Thousands of Steam Games

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Today marks the launch of the Huge Seal sale, a discount put together by Frozenbyte Games (the devs behind the Trine game series). The Huge Seal sale is a bit different than the average indie game sale, which typically involves a bundle of games. In this sale, buyers select five indie games to which they would like Steam coupon codes for. Once the five games are selected, the website generates the appropriate coupon code, which the buyer can than enter into their Steam account. The coupon is then added into the inventory of that Steam user, and will automatically deduct from the price, before the purchase is finalized.

“Buy 3 discounted games, get a random one for free”

As a twist, for every three games which are bought with the coupon codes, the website generates a Steam key for the full version of a game included within the promotion. So basically: buy three discounted games, get a random one for free. The code may be for a game that is already owned, in which case it may be handy to have a friend or two to trade codes around with. (Feel free to stop by our forums’ new Game Trading thread and see if anyone is looking to trade!)

Last year Frozenbyte Games assembled an equally unique sale, which took the form of the Autumn Seal sale, where buyers used a slot machine and a bit of luck, to acquire Steam discount codes.

The list of games available in the Huge Seal promotion are:

Antichamber by Alexander Bruce
Cubetractor by Ludochip
Death Rally by Remedy
EDGE, RUSH, Toki Tori, Toki Tori 2+ by Two Tribes
Element4l by I-Illusions
Frozen Synapse by Mode 7 Games
FTL: Faster Than Light by Subset Games
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord by Black Forest Games
Jamestown by Final Form Games
La-Mulana by NIGORO
Legend of Grimrock by Almost Human Games
Mark of the Ninja by Klei Entertainment
Monaco: What’s yours is mine by Pocketwatch Games
Mutant Blobs Attack! By Drinkbox Studios
Reus by Abbey Games
Rochard by Recoil Games
Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Trine, Trine 2: Complete Story by Frozenbyte
Skulls of the Shogun by 17-BIT
Spacechem by Zachatronics Industries
Stealth Bastard Deluxe by Curve Studios
Swords & Soldiers, Awesomenauts by Ronimo Games
Terraria by Re-Logic
The Swapper by Facepalm Games
Thomas Was Alone by Mike Bithell
Time Gentlemen, Please! + Ben There, Dan That! By Size Five Games
Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers by Black Pants Game Studio
Universe Sandbox by Giant Army

The discount lasts through November 24th, with the coupon codes lasting through the 25th. Having a Steam account is necessary to take advantage of this promotion.

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Source: The Indie Game Magazine – “Huge Seal” Sale Gathers Dozens Of Developers To Giveaway Thousands of Steam Games


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Tom Plays – ‘Capsized’ Episode 4 Level 6


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Indie Intermission – ‘FlyWrench’ Float Like A Butterfly

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Today I managed to find yet another slightly longer game that goes by the name of FlyWrench from MessHof. FlyWrench is an arcade style game that has you controlling this ship with the arrow keys, however whenever you maneuver your ship changes colour which really makes for some interesting gameplay.

The colour changing mechanic is vital to FlyWrench as it allows you to move past the different gates in the game, forcing you to match your colour to the gate in order to get by and believe me this becomes no easy feat.

Although starting out rather simple FlyWrench quickly ups the difficulty, and you will soon be struggling to pass any of the gates on the levels.

FlyWrench has been created in a very minimalistic and clean style that creates simple but very functional levels that are not too visually cluttered but just give you enough of everything to focus on the game.

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Average play time – Less than an hour

If you are looking for a bit of a challenge in an arcade game that is just a little bit different to the majority FlyWrench should give you everything you need.

Be sure to download FlyWrench from the official website.

If you are a developer with A fun indie game that can be played over a coffee break, we want to hear from you! Private message us on twitter @IndieGameMag or shoot us an email at editors@indiegamemag.com with the subject “Indie Intermission” and you could be our indie intermission pick of the day!

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Indie Intermission – ‘FlyWrench’ Float Like A Butterfly


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Giant Sparrow Takes Thatgamecompany’s Spot – ‘Unfinished Swan’ Is Coming In 2012 [E3 2012]

Last month, we reported on The Unfinished Swan becoming a PSN Exclusive game, but E3 has uncovered more gameplay and even more info on the incubation deal from Sony. According to Giant Sparrow, they received the exact same deal as thatgamecompany stating that, “it’s the same exact contract. They scratched their name off and put Giant Sparrow on there.” Despite wavering their indie status about, it’s good to know that Giant Sparrow can share offices in Santa Monica and be supported by Sony.

The most exciting part of the deal is probably the fact that Sony/Giant Sparrow will be producing 3 games as part of the deal. Thatgamecompany (Flow, Flower, and Journey) is certainly an esteemed company to be compared to but when your first game looks as good as Unfinished Swan and with the news of Kellee Santiago leaving thatgamecompany – I think there’s a new kid on the Santa Monica block to keep an eye on.

Of course as always, the most important thing is the game, which looks amazing:

The Unfinished Swan will be 2-3 hours in length and looks to continually offer new game mechanics throughout the experience. E3 has also revealed that this game isn’t simply black and white. The first world in the game is all about discovery and exploration as you paint the world with black ink, but developer Giant Sparrow has teased that each world will offer it’s own fresh mechanics.

By world two, you will be exploring a colorized city and influencing the growth of flora by throwing water balloons. I’m sure there will be plenty more gameplay surprises when the game finally releases, but there’s already plenty of innovative things going on here to get excited about. Good work, Ian Dallas, the game looks absolutely gorgeous.

The Unfinished Swan will be released on Playstation Network before the end of 2012 and will be compatible with the dual shock controller and Playstation Move.


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Fez Zeppelin: ‘Fez’ Soundtrack Up For Pre-Order; Receive Six Free Tracks Now

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With many an indie gamer counting down the days until Fez‘s April 13th release date, developers Polytron have announced a swish little bonus for the masses to lap up.

Starting from today, the game’s official soundtrack can be pre-ordered through the official Band Camp page of composers Disasterpeace. As if that weren’t enough, six of the 26 tracks can be listened to for free on the same webpage, allowing potential buyers to sample the atmospheric retro-techno beats that’ll be drifting through your speakers in a few days’ time.

The soundtrack will set you back $4.99 and unfortunately won’t be downloadable until April 20th – a full week after the release of the game itself. Then again, Fez has been in the pipeline for around five years now, so you could say that seven days is but a mere drop in the ocean compared to the agonising wait we’ve all been put through.

To read more about this highly anticipated Xbox Live Arcade title, visit its official site.


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‘Omegalodon’: Giant. Bi-Pedal. Shark.

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Omegalodon, the B-movie inspired, stomp-around-a-city-destroying-it-as-a-huge-shark-monster game, has now been released on Desura.

There are times when I think I have seen every kind of game there is, and yes of course, even in this case it’s very much like the old classic Rampage…wait a minute, just revisiting my childhood.

Those were the days…anyway, Omegalodon is certainly strikingly unique in this day and age, it also looks like a lot of fun too. There’s a single player mode in which you can stomp about, headbutt and generally terrorize the citizens. Your goal? You’re a monster, so naturally it’s cause terror in true 50s B-movie fashion.

Continuing this crazy sentiment, there’s also a multiplayer mode which has one side playing the cops trying to take down the monster via land, sea and air. The other side is the monster and those trying to heal it and prevent its death by the hands of the good guys.

If you want to purchase the game or at just try the demo, you can do so over on the official Desura store page.

You can find out more information on about Omegalodon over on the official website.