Finishing 2017’s Loose Ends for 2018

The second half of 2017 was a rather busy time for me, and not just on Indie Overlook. Unfortunately, this meant that some projects fell through the cracks and trying to finish them up while sticking to a normal schedule didn’t tend to work out. I would like to finish these things up once and for all as we move into 2018 so, rather than keeping a strict schedule, I’ll be focusing on getting stuff done by the end of January or early February at the latest. Here’s the full(?) list of things which I’ll be doing over the next few weeks:

  1. Uploading all backlogged stream archives to YouTube
  2. Adding screenshots to any articles lacking them
  3. Making an official Player-Created Content section for Mega Man Maker levels
  4. Writing the article for Mercury Station, which will now be a mini article rather than a feature
  5. Writing the feature article for Three Ghostly Roses
  6. Adding a section to Indie Overlook specifically for video content

I’ll also still be keeping to my Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday streaming schedule as much as I can over at https://www.twitch.tv/seeric/ and there are still a few other articles I would like to write during this period. After all this, the schedule should go back to normal and, with any luck, it will stay that way for the rest of 2018!

8-Bit Adventures 2 Demo Title

Demo – 8-Bit Adventures 2


Official Site || Steam Page

8-Bit Adventures 2 is an upcoming RPG from the developer of Tales Across Time and the demo gives us a brief look into the adventures of Warrior, Thief, Robot, and, of course, Charlie. Players will be able to change these names in the full release, though I think the default ones fit rather well alongside locations like a city named Processor. Clocking in at about 45 minutes, give or take a few depending on how much you explore, this is on the slightly shorter side as far as RPG demos go and that’s perfectly fine because the goal here seems to be to give players a good sense of the combat system and exploration without revealing too much about the plot and the setting. The demo definitely succeeds at achieving its goals, but how does the gameplay itself stack up?
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Hollow Knight Fountain

The Top 10 Indie Games of 2017

2017 was an incredible year for video games, indie and AAA alike. We were buried in an endless avalanche of sequels, fan games, and entirely new surprises. Whenever it seemed like things were starting to slow down, a shining new release would come out of nowhere to keep the excitement flowing. This was also a remarkably varied year where no one genre clearly dominated the scene; every genre had at least one stellar game to offer and we saw a healthy mix of refreshingly new ideas and highly polished old ones. This was a highly competitive year, it was very likely one of the best years in history for video games, yet only ten games can make this list, Indie Overlook’s Top 10 Indie Games of 2017!
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Mega Man Maker Level Batch #1

Wind Storm-y Night || Ride The Wind || Speedy Blue Hedgehog

This is the very first batch of Mega Man Maker levels on Indie Overlook! While levels for this game have previously been covered on an individual basis, they’ll be covered in these small groups from now on like with other player-created content. Today’s batch of levels is loosely themed around speed with two Wind Storm levels and a massive Sonic the Hedgehog reference!
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Merry Megamas!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be streaming Mega Man Maker (and possibly other Mega Man-related things) every day until Christmas! Streams will be at 9:00 EST over at https://www.twitch.tv/seeric. There’s a whole lot of new stuff to check out with the recent release of Mega Man Maker version 1.2 and I’ll be showing off levels made by others as well as making a level or two in the editor myself! There will also be articles on some of the better (or at least more interesting) levels which I come across during these streams, so stuff will still be happening on the site too.

The newest version of Mega Man Maker can be found over at: https://megamanmaker.com/