A write-along/TTRPG Playthrough stream!
Santa left the elves alone & they trashed the North Pole with a raging party.
Now, WE have to fix it or Xmas is cancelled!
Let's fix Xmas Tonight LIVE right NOW: https://youtube.com/live/0ypr_A4gQSE
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ShootToon ¡¡ Cartoon shooter
Game Finds: Ghost Hunter
Another game jam entry, Róger Goulart's Ghost Hunter is a short and silly game about a young lady who loves ghosts, maybe a bit more than she should.
Here are some opening screens:
Take a moment to enjoy this screen.
They may have a point.
And a new unholy quest begins.
SuFarLator Gold Edition
My little game of Tut-Tut is becoming quite the modern classic, available on platforms including ZX Spectrum, ZX81, PET, Vic20 and Jupiter Ace / Minstrel 4. And now with a new release on the #RC2014, a most excellent port by Shiela Dixon aka @shieladixon. Available at #ItchIO
I feel the reason why some people couldn't open my #itchio jam game page was SharedArrayBuffer support. Now, I wonder whether I should disable it and remove the web build to make sure the page opens for everyone. Or whether to stick with it, because people usually prefer to play in browser anyways..
Either way, not everyone will be willing to rate/play my game.
For Jamuary, I'm going to try to make something for this OpenD6-alike system I found the other day.
I was on the West End forums when OpenD6 was going OGL. I was excited to try something that was not DnD, but somewhat old school. Somehow, no one in my hometown played West End's Star Wars rpgs.
Anyway, for those that need it, here is the link to the jam:
A write-along/TTRPG Playthrough stream!
Santa REFUSES to acknowledge that your scent alone drives mortal men mad!
Instead, he has made YOU the Santa this year...
It's a Cryptid Christmas LIVE right NOW: https://youtube.com/live/PV-MhABpLbI
#writingcommunity #writer #story #vancouver #indie #fiction #stream #livestream #litgames #amwriting #amreading #canlit #writeyourstory #emergingwriters #writealong #TTRPG #SoloTTRPG #DnD #pathfinder #dungeon #itchio #Xmas #Christmas #santa #cryptid
Little Runmo: The Game
Last year for Sundry Sunday we linked to Gooseworx's video game-inspired cartoon Little Runmo. In summary: a platforming character discovers that the peril-filled world he's tasked with traversing is part of a system designed to support the life of a grotesque ruler. They turn it off, but other
#indies #animation #callback #cartoon #free #gooseworx #indie #itch #itchio #juhosprite #littlerunmo #platformer #video #youtube
Daiku no Medium
A ship by the name of 'Lilith' has been navigating through space for two years with a single goal – reaching Eden, the heart of the Universe. The ship's team, consisting of Captain Lazarus, First Mate Anna and Second Mate Joseph, is constantly fighting through hundreds and hundreds of enemy 'Phantom 4s' that has been chasing them throughout the whole trip.
But the final frontier stands before them: Eden is almost ...
I'm playing @drakeblue 's new Oust Pico-8 game. Fly your spaceship thru asteroid fields saving prisoners and collecting orbs, but avoiding being shot at and bouncing off of walls! I feel like we're in a golden age of Pico-8 games with dedicated programmers creating innovative masterpieces. You can find Oust at https://drake-blue.itch.io/oust at a ridiculously cheap price.
This is my first new video to my #youtube page since February, and while it's not my best.. it's also not my worst.
Today I played and gave my real time thoughts on the free game Windowkill.
If you could watch, like and subscribe (I am at 661 subscribers!) it would mean the world to me! Thank you!
The history of computers is filled with great transformative ideas that never took off, or sometimes, were even actively sabotaged.
One of those ideas was Hypercard, a "multimedia authoring system" for Mac OS Classic. One way to describe it is like an individual website, contained within a file on your computer, that you could
#indies #niche #retro #creation #decker #free #indie #itch #itchio #macintosh #macosclassic #multimedia #niche #retro #tool
All my games are released for free (PWYW) Here's a list!
Hello dear fellow gamers!
I have over the years made a few games. I thought I'd share them with you, and instead of making one post per game, just make a list. My itch page can be found here: https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/
**Oceania 2084 - the Orwellian TTRPG**
This game is my newest game, published only like two weeks ago. The current version is the Austere Edition, which is a text-only pay-what-you-want PDF. It is 100 pages long. It has a lot of novel game mechanics and novel ideas but is thoroughly playtested with approximately 150 playtesters over the course of three years. It is heavily inspired by George Orwell's book 1984. It is a dark game, but it is ultimately about hope and connection.
**A one in a million chance at adventure**
An unofficial TTRPG system designed to suit roleplaying in the Discworld universe. It was released a couple of years back and has since then had about 10.000 downloads. It is a rules-light system that also has three supplements that expand on rules and one introductory adventure module. The three supplements are:
* Character build guides: https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/the-a-m-professions-character-build-guides
* Optional Auditing Rules (additional GM tools): https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/optional-auditing-rules
* The Creation of Belief (additional magic rules): https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/the-creation-of-belief
And the adventure module The Murder of Dommick Kolchak (murder mystery) can be found here: https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/the-murder-of-dommick-kolchak
A zine was also created by a few people during a game jam: https://jocher-symbolic-systems.itch.io/a-one-in-a-million-chance-at-a-zine
**Dreams of Fire From Void - a storytelling game**
The third and final TTRPG I've made is Dreams of Fire From Void. While this game is a bit more experimental and edges into the storytelling game territory I would still like to mention it as I have had pretty awesome roleplaying moments in it. It is a ritualized way of playing the roles of weavers of reality. Worldbuilding. Collective dreaming.
Besides this, I have made a few board games, party games, and card games. Not all of them has been published yet.
The illustration cover for my new Kinktober book!
With this kind of coloring, I usually don't color any skin but since this was the first thing ever collected for this story, I wanted to make sure all was solid and up-front. Poor Max looks odd as a result, but hey, always space to improve the coloring as a result.
It's the @itchio Creator Day! As always, though our individual issues are PWYW, we also have the 2023 Winter, Spring, and Summer Collections that bundle together three issues and are $10 each!
You can also check out our full library of issues!
Thank you so much for all of your support!!
Since @mcc has informed me it's itch.io creator day where creators get 100% revenue, I need to plug the "Metroidvania bundle" over there, which is $25 for FIVE quite good metroidvania games!
I've now finished four of the five and I'm probably 80% done with the last and they're all lots of fun. My one-adjective reviews:
Super Win the Game is very RETRO
Zapling Bygone is very CREEPY-CRAWLY
Alwa's Legacy is very COMFORTABLE (and janky in a very fun way)
Lone Fungus is very CELESTE (for a metroidvania)
Haiku is very FLUID
Both Lone Fungus and Haiku are to me right up there with Hollow Knight (and they both have less ideologically bankrupt stories, with Lone Fungus especially having interesting ending options (I haven't finished Haiku yet).
Itchio Creator Day is going on, which means that Itchio doesn't take a cut from creators today, and there's some sales going on for the event as well!
There's 2 bundles below, and, if you've been waiting on getting a game featured on the site, take a look to see if it's on sale today!
1-day Indie TTRPG Black Friday Mega Bundle (16 games for 78% off):
TTRPGkids mini holiday/winter bundle (7 games for 45% off):
Happy #Itchio Creator Day! I took today to also officially open my itchio store! :meru_cheer:
You can buy the following:
A Transgression of Ghosts (Pumpkin Scissors fannovel, m/m)
Wie eine Rose am Grab der Liebe (Pumpkin Scissors fannovel, m/f)
Kinktober 2033 "artbook" (original work, m/m/f, m/m, m/f)
A bundle for today!
All are 18+ and content warnings on each page should be heeded!
It's Black Friday Creator Day 2023, where itch.io waives their cut so more goes to the developers! ❤
This is the best way to support VIDEOVERSE and its OST right now, plus you can get a Steam key for the game! 😉
Check it out: https://itch.io/s/109263/black-friday-creator-day-2023
A write-along/TTRPG Play stream!
A small mechanical dragon--clothed in iridescent scales--chases a fly about the window of a shop with walls of ice.
What else might lie within?
Let's discover magical souvenirs LIVE right NOW: https://youtube.com/live/r-g7Cb90Frk
#writingcommunity #indieauthor #writer #story #vancouver #indie #fiction #livestream #litgames #amwriting #amreading #emergingwriters #writealong #TTRPG #SoloTTRPG #DnD #pathfinder #dungeon #itchio #Xmas #Christmas #souvenirs
I just learned that you can leave comments on things when adding them to collections on itch.io and i've felt my creator heart expand 3 sizes in the last 10-15 minutes i've been browsing what collections my stuff is in. Before this I felt like no one cared at all about my stuff because I get regular downloads but no reviews or ratings. Still barely any, but this was nice.
A write-along/TTRPG Playthrough stream!
Rifts have opened to an entirely new world of strange creatures.
It's time to write a script for David Attenborough that explains them all!
Write-Along about Weird Creatures LIVE right NOW: https://youtube.com/live/jBRYFWBxErA
#writingcommunity #indieauthor #writer #story #indie #fiction #livestream #litgames #amwriting #canlit #writealong #TTRPG #DnD #5e #pathfinder #PF2e #dungeon #itchio #ExquisiteBiome #NatureDocumentary #DavidAttenborough
Friendly reminder (including to myself):
Whenever you find something on Itch.io or DriveThruRPG you like, remember to go back and give it a big juicy five-star rating. If you love it, leave a written review.
While it obviously helps with bullshit algorithms, more importantly it might just give the creator the ego-boost needed to go forth and produce more of their art.
Played a little rogue560 (https://icegoat9.itch.io/rogue560) tonight - actually ran great via Firefox on my S21.
rogue560 was made by @icegoat and it's pretty wild. Made for TweetJam 7 in 2021, it is a pico-8 game in just two tweets (560 characters) of code!
Here's their description of it:
Explore randomly-generated dungeons trying to get the highest score/health, or reach the deepest level
The game is decidedly unfair in that it can randomly generate unbeatable levels that will end your run (you can always refresh and start over), but using challenging diagonal moves (hit two arrow keys at ~exactly the same time) can get you out of many tight spots.
itch.io: Folder Dungeon
Folder Dungeon, on itch.io, is a short and not-too-difficult game where an adventuring cursor has to dig through the folder structure of a hard drive to find an important file. Each window is a room of the dungeon; entering a Door folder takes you to another room down. You can go back the way you came using the back arrow icon at the bottom
#indies #dungeoncrawl #folderdungeon #free #indie #itchio #ravernt #rpg #webgame
Oop, I forgot I left this to post -- if y'all like comics on #itchio and like sales, then consider checking out my Halloween sale :D 50 cents a bundle and you get my "Bel Inconnu" (which collects two stories) and my 24 hour comic!
Has my short stories filled with a little horror, a little drama and a little Thinking Cap On! :ai_denpa:
Ends in two days!
😱It's Halloween Sale on itchio! Get my Links-Awakening-ish 2D Asset Packs for a very small price!
I'm really liking he documentation to the #itchio app. For example, a quote from
> Note: when offline, the main search bar won't display online results for reasons that are hopefully self-explanatory.
And about sandboxing:
> Frequently Asked Questions
Have you heard of (other sandbox)? It seems more secure.
> Why yes! Yes we have! And when it'll do everything we need it to do, we'll switch to it.¹
> ¹ But not a second sooner.
"Experience the thrilling adventure of living an evening as Dr. Frasier Crane!"
Hooray we made a newsletter! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/aldercone/bureaucracy-summer-fall-update
can be read by anyone, and a cool thing about #buymeacoffee is that you can click the three dots → follow and put your email in without needing to sign up to bmc to get our newsletters emailed to you!
I am tired! -😈
Time-Limited Pumpkin Carving Game
Every year, the creator of A Short Hike turns on the servers for a pumpkin-carving game. This year he plans to keep them up until about a week after Halloween, so enjoy it while/when/if you can!
The carving interface is easy to use, although it does result in a glitch that has to be undone some
#indies #adamgryu #ashorthike #free #halloween #indie #itch #itchio #pumpkincarving #pumpkins #seasonal
Itch io turned out to be a russia supporter.
Yesterday i posted on community a feature request of being able to make robots file on profile to block crawling by yandex and today got a warning!
Initial post here (thank god not yet deleted) : https://itch.io/t/3207192/robots-file-for-game-pages-and-profile-page
Better go back to steam/gamejolt/github!
Prove of block here (tried to respond to one of comments on it):
So come on over and spin us a spooky little tale of your own creation, or do something completely silly; we'll take it all just as long as there's some kind of environmental storytelling going on:
Just realized I had Quest of Dungeons for Android from an itch bundle I grabbed a long time ago and I fear I may never get anything done ever again. 🤣 I have it on Switch, Xbox, and now, the QoD is in my pocket..
I realized today that when I lost Twitter, I also lost a lot of the cool indie game devs I was following there (and the updates on their games). And that totally sucks, because I really love to play indie games. Apparently Twitter was my main source for discovering them (sheesh).
Below is a pretty big list of games (with links to them!) that I'm looking forward to. There are SO MANY games on my Steam wishlist that are still being worked on and upcoming (some of these are on itch also, and some have alphas, betas, and demos, I've noted which).
Some of these games are definitely coming later this year, and fingers crossed for maybe full releases of the rest in 2024?
Here's the links!
Mina the Hollower
Forgotten Mines (has a demo)
Edge of Dead: Under a Uranium Sky (has a playable prologue)
Metal Ascension (has a demo)
SKALD: Against the Black Priory (has a demo)
Squirrel With a Gun
Tameshi (has a demo)
Slime 3K Rise Against Despot (should release this year)
Below the Stone (has a demo)
Worm Slayer (has a demo)
Wizordum (has a demo)
Pizza Possum (comes out Sept 28, for consoles too!)
Dying Breed (has demos on itch)
Hop for the Best
I played a bunch of in-browser games at itch.io tonight, and I'm currently hooked on this one. It's called Hellscaper, and they describe it as an "occult tiling deckbuilder roguelike". It's fascinating.
Below are two screenshots, one from when you reach 80 points and get to continue, and then one from the next part (I will probably die soon, and wanted to get a still before I did). It's rad. It's tough. I'll probably need to watch a video on it to get tips.
I've gathered together a collection on itch.io of 20+ cool indie games (mostly roguelikes) that you can play in-browser here: https://itch.io/c/3248131/in-browser
I've been playing a few tonight.
Attached here is a still from the adorable Dahla's Journey (https://kryptopixel.itch.io/dahlas-journey).
I forget who was curious the other day, but I broke out my physical copy of @platformalist's game Leaving the Tree today and opened it up again. I had totally forgotten how many cool things were packaged with it. There was so much, it was tough to get a pic on my desk! 😂 I'll try to get some gameplay soon - it's even compatible with most Xbox USB controllers.
The rad wood 256MB USB cart in the middle of the photo contains the game and even more of Andrew's (his Eggnog company's) games too- Maze Dog, Coffee Bug, Winterberry, Cat Bandit, Cake Cat, and more.
Incredible, all of it. Lots of stickers and two-sided character profile cards here too. On the other sides of the cards are little descriptions like on the overturned card in the top right.
Check out https://eggnoggames.com -- there are links to these games on itch.io there!
It's finally here! The Oiopolis demo is out on itch.io! 🥳
You can play it right now from the browser, or download the ROM and play it in your favorite Game Boy console or emulator.
The demo is available in English, Catalan and Spanish.
Game brought to you by the Mini Hamster Team 🐹 We hope you enjoy it! Thanks for playing. <3
if yall didn't see itch.io is doing their version of bandcamp friday today
today they don't take a cut of sales, presumably 100% (after taxes and stuff) goes to creators
go buy cool indie games
(creator day will end once this post is about 14 hours old)
It's the @itchio August Creator Day, and Nice Disc is on sale for 10% off!
You can play this hot-blooded action game with up to three other buddies in local multiplayer! Or clear the story mode with one buddy! Anyway, play this game with your friends!!
If you are still not really into that price, there is a demo that includes the local multiplayer arena so you can still play that for free with your buds!!
Also it is my birthday now, this has nothing to do with anything, I am not trying to guilt anyone into buying Daikon's game just because it is my birthday or anything buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I will just say that if you tell me you bought the game, that would be a really great birthday present 👀👀👀
(okay I'm kidding I'm kidding)
(but seriously play more games with your buds, do it in my name)
Its Itch.io Creator's Day! And that means SALES!
Get HUNDRED AND HUNDREDS of original Sci-Fi portraits, A PAMPHLET MODULE for #MothershipRPG, and a book collecting my older DRAWINGS & DOODLES annotated by hand! 33% OFF!
→ ONLY THIS WEEKEND! ←
There's about ten hours left to get the first six issues of Indie Tsushin plus the special Indiepocalypse Presents: Indie Tsushin anthology! Support independent, ad- and sponsor-free coverage of Japanese indie games and developers!
There's an INCREDIBLY cool looking traditional type roguelike being made by @synlogic called Slartboz that he describes as a "sci-fi post-apoc educational comedy adventure in the style of Fallout, Idiocracy, HHGG & The Princess Bride", and I'm totally here for it. 🤣
He just put up the first gameplay video on itch (where you can follow the progress of and/or contribute to the game) and this video includes "shootin, lazer pistols, lazer cannons/auto defense towers, monsters, eggs.." and more. Check it out: https://synystrongames.itch.io/slartboz/devlog/570983/slartboz-2nd-screencast-video-avail-lasers-monsters-mindless-obedience-accidental-deaths-grim-humor-cute-animals
Made a short game play video of "Ladybug and Sunflowers":
(Doesn't let me upload the video here, so it's a link to the video file on my homepage instead. XD)
Game download: https://dreamgryphon.itch.io/ladybug-and-sunflowers