This Week in Indie: Minecraft Movie, Awesomenauts Competition And Multiplayer Games
So we’ve made it to August dear readers and Friday the 13th is just around the corner, with scary stuff and more scary stuff. Not as scary as This Week In Indie mind you. This week marks a return to our weekly competition, and this time around we’re giving away the newly released Steam game Awesomenauts, with two possible lucky winners. There’s also a Minecraft documentary in the works and we’ve got a cool little clip to show you guys about that upcoming project, as well as some awesome indie multiplayer games you can play with friends. Let’s get this party started.
I was browsing through the the many pages of indie news and indie relate videos and happened upon a video from last year, so yes this is technically old news but nonetheless intriguing as well, that showed a clip of an interview with Notch, of Minecraft fame. The video was posted as a proof of concept for a full length feature documentary centred around the story of Minecraft. If any of you have watched Indie Game: The Movie you should understand that the prospect of a Minecraft movie in a similar vain would be epic and outstanding. I posted a video above to give you an idea about this potential film.
Also, I found a great video that was posted which displays 44 free multiplayer indie games in 4 minutes, which can be played with friends and other people you deem worthy. Credit must go to the indie website PixelProspector who put this video together, with all the footage and such. I hope you enjoy it. If you’re looking for your next LAN fix or online multiplayer game. It might be among the games on show in the video. I highly suggest having a peek and seeing what’s available.
In indie alpha news, a game which has been toted as “Robinson Crusoe Simulator”, basically you’re ship wrecked on an island and have to survive, has been released under the name of Under The Ocean. You can play the alpha build of the game if you’re willing to pay a $7 preorder for the game. The game looks to be a very minimalist survival platformer and I hope to see more the game in the future. In the meantime, you can watch the video footage above to get an idea of how the game’s mechanics work and what is essentially about. The game is a sequel to a free indie game from developer Paul ‘Farmergnome’ Greasley. You can download the original game here.
In competition news, our weekly indie giveaway returns with two Steam codes for the awesome game called Awesomenauts which we covered in a previous This Week Indie, and has finally come to Steam. The two winners for the codes will be picked by random from the comments, and please remember to leave contact details with your commment, like an e-mail address, so we can contact you if you win. Terms and conditions apply to this weekly giveaway and remember that preference will be given to South African entrants.
That’s it for this week guys. Remember to enter the weekly indie giveaway for Awesomenauts if you’re eager to get your hands on the game. I hope your weekend is filled with awesome indie goodness. Just keep it real and indie.