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I think we need a dedicated thread for this. They've raised 5 MILLION dollars in about two weeks.

There about a thousand games included. Which ones are good???

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:48 (one year ago) link

up to about 1700 games now I believe

Celeste and Night in the Woods are the only ones I've already played and both are amazing (duh)

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:54 (one year ago) link

I bought NITW last year or earlier and never finished it. :\

Shade Kool-Aid (Leee), Friday, 12 June 2020 21:03 (one year ago) link

It's tempting to start a Twitch channel just to do all of these

Nhex, Friday, 12 June 2020 21:04 (one year ago) link

would love to hear recommendations of lesser known stuff in here

i can vouch for a short hike + celeste both being excellent

checking out:
tonight we riot (duh)
democratic socialism simulator
minit
odd realm?
2064 read only memories

will report back as i find new stuff / play stuff

Mordy, Friday, 12 June 2020 21:56 (one year ago) link

oh nuclear throne is in this! great game

Mordy, Friday, 12 June 2020 21:57 (one year ago) link

can vouch for Pikuniku which is cute and satisfying

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 12 June 2020 22:08 (one year ago) link

i didn't get much out of minit but its like an hour long so ymmv

ciderpress, Friday, 12 June 2020 22:26 (one year ago) link

whereas a short hike was also an hour long and excellent

ciderpress, Friday, 12 June 2020 22:26 (one year ago) link

an hour is an excellent length

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 12 June 2020 23:26 (one year ago) link

destroy all if ur on catalina

||||||||, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:41 (one year ago) link

short hike and minit both work for me on catalina, via the itch installer app

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:53 (one year ago) link

great that pico-8 was on this, really enjoyed creating a very very bad manic miner/ chuckie egg platform game

thomasintrouble, Saturday, 13 June 2020 23:23 (one year ago) link

I love pico-8, hunt down Mowerman - it's the most satisfying grass cutting sim you'll ever play.

Ste, Sunday, 14 June 2020 00:29 (one year ago) link

Played One Night Stand. Short VN, not bad, not groundbreaking. Very short, 9 endings to collect.
Several more achievements on the Steam version if you're into that.
Most noteworthy thing about it is that it uses some nice rotoscoping animation.

Nhex, Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:09 (one year ago) link

First time Itcher here ... is there a way to add these games to my Itch library without downloading them?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 15 June 2020 17:33 (one year ago) link

nuclear throne wont play on mac.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 June 2020 17:49 (one year ago) link

It won't play on Catalina, but works on older versions.

Evan, Monday, 15 June 2020 17:50 (one year ago) link

> is there a way to add these games to my Itch library without downloading them?

you can add them to a Collection. see the top right menu on the individual game pages

the bit i had difficulty with was downloading - hit download on the bundle page (in red at top) and that'll give you a page with individual download links.

anyway, minit downloaded (linux version).

koogs, Monday, 15 June 2020 17:55 (one year ago) link

Use this if you need help sorting:

https://randombundlegame.com/browse

Evan, Monday, 15 June 2020 17:55 (one year ago) link

Collection isn't quite what I want. I want Itch to register my ownership of a game without downloading the game to my system. Adding to a collection doesn't do that I think.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 15 June 2020 18:10 (one year ago) link

^^^ this is what happens when you just buy the bundle afaict?

lumen (esby), Monday, 15 June 2020 18:14 (one year ago) link

Doesn't seem so bad when weighed against a casual $9,360 discount...?

Evan, Monday, 15 June 2020 18:17 (one year ago) link

poly - if you click the "download" link it syncs the game to your library and takes you to another page, you don't have to download it immediately

Nhex, Monday, 15 June 2020 19:01 (one year ago) link

The whole bundle is saved to your account under bundles they kept it separate from your library to not overwhelm you but it will add individual games as you download them

Mordy, Monday, 15 June 2020 19:24 (one year ago) link

Anyone having problem downloading the Win installer file for Micro Mages? I can only get the NES rom to show in the client downloader. I had to download it manually.

Ste, Monday, 15 June 2020 20:11 (one year ago) link

am enjoying minit.

and 13 year old me is delighted that i'm going to need to make a map.

koogs, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 07:52 (one year ago) link

bundle has just expired

end total: $8,175,364.81

koogs, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:03 (one year ago) link

wowzers

Ste, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:37 (one year ago) link

Baba Is You, Spelunky, Hyper Light Drifter, The Jackbox Party Pack 4, BioShock Remastered, and NBA 2K20

they added all these?!

scampo simmonite (||||||||), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:44 (one year ago) link

oh... this is a different bundle

scampo simmonite (||||||||), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:45 (one year ago) link

really enjoying minit too, stay away from those walkthroughs!

kids thought my PICO8 game was rubbish. tried to explain that it was a deliberate homage to poor acorn electron games but it fell on deaf ears.

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 08:11 (one year ago) link

i have already looked at the walkthroughs

a) i accidently mapped ENTER to be one of the keys and then couldn't select anything from the menu (turns out the sword button (X by default) also works as select)

b) twice i've needed to hit a "random" thing with my sword to get further

mapping this is so much easier with it running in a window and a screengrab app taking snapshots every 5 seconds. the underworld bits are a bit of a pain because they both overlap and are dark.

koogs, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 08:22 (one year ago) link

Golf Peaks is pretty chill

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:48 (one year ago) link

Another tool for sorting:

https://attheminute.com/itch-bundle-explorer/

Evan, Thursday, 18 June 2020 05:15 (one year ago) link

"finished" minit, but not 100%. might work through the walkthrough or might pick one of the other 1703 games...

koogs, Friday, 19 June 2020 17:37 (one year ago) link

Saw that LYNE is in the bundle, nice puzzle game from many years back.

Nhex, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:10 (one year ago) link

following, I bought this but have done nothing yet except DL Wisp

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:14 (one year ago) link

any dumb car racing games? there used to be this great one for older pre-Intel Macs where you got chased by cops and could destroy them with missiles and bombs

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:15 (one year ago) link

Spy Hunter?

Learned Leeegue (Leee), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:58 (one year ago) link

maybe? there were different levels with, like, snow/ice or water levels where you were a boat, really nice motion dynamics?

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:59 (one year ago) link

(apologies if you were suggesting one of the bundle games, I will look)

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:59 (one year ago) link

really nice motion dynamics

lol probably not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_Hunter

Learned Leeegue (Leee), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 01:01 (one year ago) link

Also see Action Fighter, similar to Spy Hunter. In the arcades, but I hammered it on my old Amiga when I got it free with a magazine

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 07:43 (one year ago) link

(not on the bundle unfortunately)

I've not come across any decent driving games on this yet

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 07:44 (one year ago) link

How about no wheels racing?

Evan, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:42 (one year ago) link

oh there was something, Vienna Automobile Society.

Not your normal racing game. Basically all you do is choose the approach point for the bends on a track, the car drives around itself, to give yourself the best exit speed I presume. It's not great, interesting idea though.

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:17 (one year ago) link

Going to try out Wheels of Aurelia, looks like a race/narrative crossover.

Also Vektor 2089 looks like a decent 2d dop down Wipeout type racer.

And non-racing, I love Trawl but not sure why. And it needs to be longer.

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:27 (one year ago) link

yeah I saw a recommendation for Wheels Of Aurelia from Morday maybe?

thanks, all!

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:28 (one year ago) link

uh Mordy ofc

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:28 (one year ago) link

not from me! but sounds cool i'll take a look too.

Mordy, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:29 (one year ago) link

got ending G, looks like there are 16 endings
(or maybe more, just that it had a 1/16 after the G)
It's rather delightful.

so the car drives by itself but you can go faster which will stop it turning by itself and will also enable you to avoid picking up hitchhikers.

whilst you're driving you get to engage in chit chat, using the mouse wheel to choose your responses, but you can say nothing.

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 16:11 (one year ago) link

oh there's the occasional fork in the road

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 16:11 (one year ago) link

i generally keep to the right

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 16:19 (one year ago) link

Vektor 2089 is a force! Don't try and play with anything higher than 120cc tho.

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:47 (one year ago) link

Anodyne not's bad, in a retro-zelda kinda way.

Ste, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:51 (one year ago) link

Another vote for Minit. Whole thing's a couple of hours. Only had to look up a solution once, thankfully. Not gonna go back for all the secrets though (though I ended up one coin short of being able to buy the speed boots)

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 06:02 (one year ago) link

The speed boots were underused imo. Could've opened up a bunch of extra gameplay with them but as far as I know they were needed for only 2 optional bits.

koogs, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 06:28 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

currently playing Hidden Folks.

https://adriaan.itch.io/hidden-folks

it's bascially Where's Wally / Waldo, only animated and interactive.

previous to that was Don't Move.

https://stvr.itch.io/dont-move

which is a single screen game where you get achievements by moving left and right (or, spoiler, but probably not as it's *in the title*, not moving left or right). spent a lot of it wondering if i was playing it right...

koogs, Sunday, 26 July 2020 16:51 (one year ago) link

played the delightful Wide Ocean, Big Jacket last week. It's a short (1-2 hour) story game about a camping trip with good writing and some nice, relaxing wandering around sections. There's also a 20 minute or so demo prequel with no gameplay overlap that is worth playing too.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Sunday, 26 July 2020 17:30 (one year ago) link

OK I have a super dumb question: are these all PC-only? I don't care if they are, good cause and all, but the one I've tried had an exe file.

sleeve, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:32 (eleven months ago) link

Many are Mac compatible

Mordy, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:49 (eleven months ago) link

Filter using this https://randombundlegame.com/browse

"Platforms" dropdown on the side bar

Evan, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:58 (eleven months ago) link

^^ thank you, I didn't want to DL stuff I couldn't play

sleeve, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:22 (eleven months ago) link

any Mac recommendations are appreciated, gonna try this Forever Lost thing

sleeve, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 02:30 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah I dipped back into this last night to try some new ones, will give some feedback in a few days on some

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:03 (eleven months ago) link

but I like the sound of those ones mentioned above

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:03 (eleven months ago) link

I remember playing Don't Move on newgrounds.

wasdnous (abanana), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:47 (eleven months ago) link

Jam and the Mystery of the Mysteriously Spooky Mansion is a funny short VN game, very absurd. Make sure you get the Spoiler-light walkthrough in Downloads to see all the ending combinations when you eventually run out of 'em.

Nhex, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:11 (eleven months ago) link

Tried Lenna's Inception tonight, pretty fun and good concept (roguelike Zelda inspired by Link randomizers), wish I could get my gamepad working on Mac though.

Nhex, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 09:03 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

Ethereal is a pretty good abstract puzzle game. I saw it reviewed here: http://blog.zarfhome.com/2020/11/a-shut-in-years-worth-of-puzzle-games.html

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 06:06 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

> played the delightful Wide Ocean, Big Jacket last week
> Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Sunday, July 26, 2020

my christmas holiday, completely no-stress, choice. had seen screenshots over indie-gaming twitter at the time. it's nice. would've been better at halloween because there's a very slight spooky feel to it.

koogs, Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:20 (seven months ago) link

finished that.

writing nice enough that i went back and played all 6 alternatives for the stick-passing bit (and they are all different) and am wondering what else i'm missing)

koogs, Thursday, 24 December 2020 22:26 (seven months ago) link

And now into A Short Hike, which is anything but short. Run (climb, fly) around an island doing tasks. Looks great and fun to explore but all very samey so hard to navigate. So much easier with a joystick.

koogs, Saturday, 26 December 2020 06:30 (seven months ago) link

Finished A Short Hike, at least the main task (get to top of hill). Walkthroughs mention half a dozen side tasks that I didn't do so I might dip back into it.

Downloaded Nuclear Throne but got segment violation when running it. Something something 32 bit ELF. Might reboot into windows and give it a go there. Looks a lot more frantic than the last two.

Might spin up pico8 if I get inspired, looks a nice little system and a novel way of sharing your creations.

koogs, Monday, 28 December 2020 23:19 (seven months ago) link

Are you on Mac?

Evan, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 00:25 (six months ago) link

Linux. But I can dual boot into windows if I'm desperate. And I have the work Mac at home due to pandemic, so I have options.

koogs, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 04:43 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

> great that pico-8 was on this, really enjoyed creating a very very bad manic miner/ chuckie egg platform game
> thomasintrouble, Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:23 PM

my first attempt, a work in progress (needs more structures, coins), but playable, 3d ant attack without the ants, or the attack. and 2d.

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/ant.html

c to run
left and right to rotate
up and down to rotate view

all of the current 11 coins are collectable, only 89 to add...

koogs, Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:20 (six months ago) link

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/ant.png

koogs, Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:22 (six months ago) link

omg that's really cool

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Sunday, 17 January 2021 21:17 (six months ago) link

Haha yeah that's great!

JimD, Monday, 18 January 2021 14:16 (six months ago) link

i got em all!

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Monday, 18 January 2021 14:55 (six months ago) link

the worst thing about ant attack was the ants so great job with this!

ledge, Monday, 18 January 2021 16:24 (six months ago) link


six:koogy> git log

commit 7fe357bed6dc311f9b038de7145342800b473d89
Author: koogy <git✧✧✧@ko✧✧✧.cl✧✧✧.c✧.u✧>
Date: Mon Jan 18 18:35:52 2021 +0000

Added ants (for Tom)

8)

koogs, Monday, 18 January 2021 18:38 (six months ago) link

I wouldn't say the ants were the problem, much rather the janky hand-grenade throwing mechanism you had to wrestle with.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Monday, 18 January 2021 21:00 (six months ago) link

currently writing a map editor because having to convert binary representation of column to decimal and then pick that tile from the relevant page of tiles is a chore. it's ok when they are all 1, 3, 7, 15, 31s but anything else...

the ants mentioned above are only the ant graphics, there are no actual ants. i'm going to add an ant statue in the middle, for variety.

i fixed the tearing that happens when you run in certain directions. problem was me being an idiot, updating player position exactly halfway through a frame.

koogs, Monday, 18 January 2021 22:13 (six months ago) link

i love it koogs! i got 9 of 11, and i think i figured out how to get to the last 2

Karl Malone, Monday, 18 January 2021 22:25 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

ok, stopped working on that for the moment to do a willy clone for a friend's birthday. here's a sample level (2 screens from 16). get the candle. warning: difficult.

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/wally.html
keys are left and right cursors and c to jump

graphics are taken from one of the icon packs from the bundle (which was handy).

it's got proper x-acceleration and gravity, unlike manic miner / willy, which means the jumps are more variable - willy had one arch he followed, this depends on how fast you are going when you jump. it's really annoying!

koogs, Thursday, 11 February 2021 21:09 (five months ago) link

ha, brutal. I think my neighbours heard me when I missed the jump over that second star.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 11 February 2021 22:59 (five months ago) link

but i got that fkng candle

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Thursday, 11 February 2021 23:15 (five months ago) link

too hard?

i've just added a count of lives and done an end-to-end run-through of all 16 levels and it took about 10 minutes and 22 attempts. (manic miner gave you 3 for 20 levels, and had you collecting more things, but, as noted, was more controllable. also, it's harder because the sprites are fatter so the margins are tighter)

one bug i want to squash before it's done and that's the way you can walk over a two-space gap at speed - the velocity thing means it's using fractional positions but the grid is strictly 8x8 and sometimes you're over it, by a fraction of a pixel, before it realises. (same problem means you can stand on a collapsing block and it doesn't collapse)

koogs, Friday, 12 February 2021 11:33 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

new itch bundle

https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:49 (one month ago) link

For $5 to charity, I'll jump in, but there's so much stuff in there. Is any of it worth actually playing?

Nhex, Saturday, 5 June 2021 22:54 (one month ago) link

i scrolled through the Linux compatible games and the things that jumped out were all repeats of things in the earlier bundle - minit, all cats are liquid, pikuniku. but minit is worth the $5 alone

koogs, Sunday, 6 June 2021 00:44 (one month ago) link

Cosmic Express is really good. It's kind of like the "Tracks" pencil & paper game but with an ordering element.

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:07 (one month ago) link


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