They may not have the same graphics or complexities of the titles from big gaming companies, but independent games pack plenty of gameplay, likeability and even arguably more creativity. And thanks to easy-to-use developing software and platforms, indies have never been more accessible than now.
Metro listed our bets for the leading independent games of the new year.
1.Hyper Light Drifter
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In 2013 developers Heart Machine Games turned to Kickstarter for funds in the region of $27,000. In the end, “Hyper Light Drifter” got $654,000 and soon players will can enjoy this nicely-designed RPG, whose gamesplay happens in a dystopian, mystical future. Packed with slick animations and stylish pixel art, the game reminds us of “The Legend of Zelda” series, but with even more types of weapons and abilities, enemies and nice visual effects. Where: PS4 , Xbox One, PS Vita, Wii U, PC, Linux, Mac and Ouya .
The story of “Firewatch” is set in the forests of Wyoming, a place where the player’s only human interaction is via a handheld radio. The game is filled with an atmosphere of dread and mystery that portends something really strange can arise at any moment. So, for those which are focusing just in the name, that’s good to know that the worst thing you’ll face won’t be impending danger of nature’s flames. Where: PC, Mac and Linux.
3. The Witness
Created by Jonathan Blow, known by the prize-winning “Braid”, “The Witness” took five years of development and stands among the most anticipated indie games of the year. This 3D first-person-adventure combines sophisticated puzzles with the exploration of an isolated island. The gamer has to solve riddles in the middle of stunning landscapes, but they’re not so simple and each one of them has its own rules. Considered an open world game, “The Witness” has already created a lot of buzz thanks to its enigmatical style. Where: PS4, PC, iOS
Just think of beach volleyball,but instead of regular moves to keep the ball in the air, you use laser rifles and handguns. In “Gunsport”, the gamers play in pairs to try to throw the ball at the goal or at the opponent’s court. A rally between teams generates more points, so you can’t drop the ball during the exchange of passes. With very simple rules, this cyberpunk-esque game seems an excellent choice for those who want to have some retro-sporting fun. Where: PS4, PC and iOS
The website Internet Archive has made available more than 2,000 classic MS-DOS games available to play for free on your internet browser.
By using the program DOS Box, the system emulates the old Microsoft operational system to revive many renowned games, like Street Fighter II, Oregon Trail, The Lion King, Master of Magic and Ultima.
Beyond keyboard and mouse, the emulated games also have support for joysticks.
According to the team responsible for the project, there are some bugs yet, but they’re working to solve them as soon as possible.
Launched originally in 1981, the MS-DOS had its last version released in 2000.
For more information visit:https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games