This Week In Indie: Resonance Winners, Splice And Fieldrunners Code Giveaway
It’s the final countdown to the weekend. Friday is always the best day of the week, it marks the end of work and the beginning of endless gaming sessions. So as with every Friday, This Week In Indie pops up in its usual slot. I’ve been trying my hardest to source some of the best indie games for our weekly indie competitions and reviews. In order to keep you guys up to date with what’s going on in the world of indie.
I have been receiving great responses from the indie dev community, who have given us bundles of codes to give away in the coming weeks. I hope that this can get even bigger in the future. This week has been a good week in indie news, with a couple of notable surprises surfacing. Also, remember to read on because the winners for the Resonance Steam codes will be announced.
To break the ice, this week a trailer for the new expansion called The Other Side of The Coin for the game Magicka premiered in time for Comic-Con, to promote the game in the USA and elsewhere. Although the expansion has been out since the 19th of June, it’s still very funny to watch.
In bundle news, Steam is having a sale. A very cool indie bundle called, “Indie Bundle I” is on sale. It consists of: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Edge, Lone Survivor and The Baconing. The bundle is retailing for $ 9.99. It can be found here.
In indie game news, the developers behind the successful indie hit Terraria are developing a new game called Starbound. Some sources are going on about the water physics in the game for some reason, which seem to be quite dynamic indeed. But I find the premise of the game more intriguing. This is what the website for the game has to say:
Starbound begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it’s destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe. Starbound contains both quests and story driven missions, buried inside its vast sandbox universe.
In other indie game news, from the developers of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth comes the successor to the aforementioned game, entitled “Little Inferno”. There has been no mention of the actual gameplay mechanic of the game, but it seems to involve throwing toys, dolls and a variety of other objects into a fireplace, and playing with them. The game will be available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Wii U. It looks like it will be quite a freaky experience. I’m looking forward to it.
Finally we can move on to the competition part of This Week In Indie, which everyone always looks forward to. The three winners for the game Resonance are: Bracken (AKA CataclysmicDawn), Matt Lucky Kinswater and 5nak3. Well done guys, you’ve won big. You’ll be receiving your Steam codes shortly. Also, check out our review of Resonance that is also up on eGamer, and remember to enter the next indie giveaway if you have a chance.
The next giveaway is for two Steam indie games, Splice and Fieldrunners, with two possible winners this time around. Splice is a puzzle game on the cellular level, and Fieldrunners is an interesting take on the tower defense genre. Both of the games will be reviewed in the coming week. So look out for that. The giveaway is the same as always, winners are picked by random comment. Leave a comment in the comments section below, and you can win one of the prize bundles. Terms and conditions apply as usual, and South African citizens are preferred entrants for the giveaway.
That’s it for this week, we’ll continue looking for more awesome indie games, indie news and giveaways. Remember to enter the competiton. Tell your friends, family, uncles and aunts. Get everyone involved, as anyone could win in the giveaway. Remember to keep it indie, and keep it real and enjoy your weekend.