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Small game with simple mechanics and quite a predictable story. But the visuals are brilliant. Apple Design Award Winner

www.oldmansjourney.com

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Michal says:
A sequel to the famous Monument Valley. The game brings a lot of new surprises.

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I had a problem with the beginning, where I saw design problems, unbalanced sounds, etc. But when I got deeper, just focused on the story, characters, and art which is awesome. I love the dialog system. My favorite scene is the bike riding. They are just riding a bike in the country for some time without interaction, but it is beautiful.

www.nightinthewoods.com

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Another little self-promo. Under Leaves is a game we made with my girlfriend Bara. Gorgeous hand-drawn watercolor illustrations and a soothing soundscape make for a gently exotic experience.

underleaves.circusatos.com

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Commandos successor. Great level design and game design. They took all the good stuff from Commandos and added even more. Good old gameplay in a modern new game.

www.shadow-tactics.com

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I played just the VR version (the original is PC) and it is the first true game in VR I really enjoyed. You have the feeling you are Neo from Matrix. It is also first game that forces player to move slowly and carefully, although he is in action game. And it works great.

superhotgame.com

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Where is Waldo successor. Combining huge level with smaller ones and adding a lot more interaction. Beautiful art and level design.

hiddenfolks.com

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Very catchy and minimalistic game. Minimalistic in art and in game mechanics too. But it works and it is very polished. I would love to see more simulation games like this.

dinopoloclub.com/minimetro

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Puzzle adventure made of paper. Interesting approach to controls - the mouse (mechanical squid ANN 2.35f) physically collides with the environment. I didn't get the story, but it is just a first game from the whole trilogy. But there are some very interesting things in this true indie game.

www.paperash.com/dark-train

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Probably the best original Fallout modification. Bringing whole new story and cities with maybe more possibilities than the original game. If you ever wanted to isometric Fallout 3, go for this.

resurrection.cz/en

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It is not common to share here nondigital games. But this is a really great conversion of the original mobile game. Watch the video on the website to see how fun the game can be.

www.playspaceteam.com

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Did you play Call of Duty and all these kind of shooters? Try this one. It is really something different. One of the inspiration for the game is movie Apocalypse Now by F.F.Coppola. The storytelling and dark theme where you can't be on the good side make this shooter so unique.

www.specopstheline.com

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Indie game with AAA production values. Great storytelling, movie-like camera movement, and composition. Excellent and surprising in so many aspects.

www.playdead.com/games/inside

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A Beautiful hand-made paper world, filled with original puzzles. Real paper model and video cameras were used when developing this game.

www.luminocitygame.com

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If you want to know how it feels, when you are broke and shit is going to hit the fan, try SPENT. It's just text-based game, but you will really experience what does it mean to make compromises. Also, the typography is worth mentioning.

playspent.org

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All games from Amanita all worth playing. Samorost 3 is not an exception. Great graphics, where you will hardly recognize what is from a photo and what was made in a computer. Several planets I really enjoyed exploring. Also, it was the first game in my life where I collected all achievements.

samorost3.net

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Well, I was working on this game, so a little promo here. The game features nice vector graphics. It was the first game made by SVGimporter, a plugin for Unity engine.

mimpi-dreams.com

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Oxenfree is like Life Is Strange. But instead of manipulating time, there are ghosts. And instead of 3D, it's in 2D and it's shorter. The flow of dialogs between characters is really smooth and you can affect the relationships between characters. A great example of dialog-driven 2D adventure. The graphic of the game is also nice and unique.

nightschoolstudio.com/oxenfree

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I like, when the story of the game can be set up in the present. Yes, the main character can manipulate time, but it is not the epic game about saving the whole planet. The game gives you a really nice feeling of choices and there are several great moments, that were really strong for me. The ending of episode 3 for example. If you liked the movie Butterfly Effect, you will love this game.

www.lifeisstrange.com

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Very civil and intimate story told in a very pleasant way. I read people were disappointed by the end, but I think it fits the whole setting. The ending is smaller than the expectations but feels more realistic. Although the best visual element of the game is the poster (and check out the website), I love the environment. Just walking this world with the map in hand is great.

www.firewatchgame.com

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This game looks fantastic. The idea of the wooly boy in the Scandinavian country is really interesting and I really enjoyed it. But I didn't finish the game yet. The environment seems cute and casual, but the puzzles are based on physics and doesn't work so well. They are also harder than the game looks and the checkpoints are sometimes really far. Anyway, the world is still worth visiting. More games from the scandinavian countryside, please.

www.unravelgame.com

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Great co-op or party game. One person defuses a bomb, the others help him with printed manual to the bomb. You get better with every bomb defused. You will start to make your own code words and after some time, you are able to tackle some hard levels. One of the most interesting co-op experiences I had so far.

www.keeptalkinggame.com

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As the previous games, it serves unique puzzles and environment. You feel like you are in there and you can touch, grab or turn anything. The solid concept from previous games greatly polished and filled with new puzzles and ideas.

www.fireproofgames.com/games/the-room-three-2

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The Holy grail of cooperative gaming. You will be really loud when playing this game, so be careful. It is best to play in 4 players, each need own device. You can combine iOS and Android devices.

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Great execution of 2D game - animations, cutscenes, story. You play for some characters during WWI, but you never fight (almost never). There are also text boxes with real info from the war and this was the first game I read these text boxes.

valianthearts.ubi.com/game/en-US/home/index.aspx

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Gorgeous and polished puzzle game inspired by M. C. Escher with lot of interesting spatial twists.

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Very nice minimalistic strategy. Just a few game mechanics, but it works great. It's a pity that it doesn't have more levels to play.

www.rymdcapsel.com

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The game starts as fairytale, but the ending is I thing very mature. We played the game with my girlfriend as co-op game and it was really fun. I would love to see these kind of games as true co-op.

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Jaromír Plachý (author of this game) is one of the few game developers that can still make a truly humorous game for me. Botanicula has a great atmosphere, animations, and sound design. Very pleasant experience.

botanicula.net

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A puzzle game where you have a special weapon that can create portals. One of the best multiplayer cooperative experience. It was the best game I played together with my brother. There is also single player mode, but I strongly recommend playing in co-op.

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First big adventure game from Amanita Design. It's filled with a lot of nice animations and puzzles. This indie game was indie before it was cool.

machinarium.net

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