Author Archive: Seeric

Eden Reverse


Freem Page

Eden Reverse is a short cross between a platformer and a shmup without feeling entirely like either. Your character can stay in the air for quite a while before falling back down to the ground, but the main feature is hinted at by the title itself. Specifically, you can reverse gravity to walk on the ceiling. This is far from the only game to feature such a mechanic, but Eden Reverse is rather unique among these types of games in its pure focus on boss fights. With gravity controls, a jetpack that lets you remain in the air for extended periods of time, and creative boss fights within often equally creative arenas, this little game packs a big punch.

The full article will arrive on Thursday, June 22!

TranscendPang Sentinels

TranscendPang


Official Site

TranscendPang might be the best Pang-style game out there, freeware or otherwise. This psychedelic take on the arcade classic still has you shooting wires upward to split bouncing circles into smaller bouncing circles, but it adds in a whole slew of new things. With branching paths, bizarre bosses and minibosses, a clever bomb mechanic, and tons of playable characters, each with a unique ability and varying stats, TranscendPang takes the original formula to the next stage.
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Monolith Daemon Boss

Monolith


Steam Page || Developer’s Site || Playthrough Part 2

Top-down action rogue-likes (or rogue-lites or roguelike-likes or whatever you want to call them at this point) have been ridiculously common in the world of indie game development ever since The Binding of Isaac became popular and, to be perfectly honest, I’ve never been particularly fond of this subgenre as a whole, but Monolith stands out in some very substantial ways. Infused with the soul of a bullet hell shmup, Monolith introduces a whole new layer of carefully handcrafted bullet-dodging action to the formula while fixing many of this subgenre’s shortcoming, making this not only a game which is designed to be replayed multiple times, but one which you’ll actually want to reply again and again.
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I’m Back!

Well, things are back to normal and back on schedule starting today! This means that I’ll be continuing my ongoing ‘random classes + highest difficulty’ run of Alvora Tactics starting at 8:30 EST tonight over on my Twitch channel!

Likewise, the schedule for the rest of the week looks like this:

Tuesday: Article Preview
Wednesday: Stream
Thursday: Full Article
Friday: Article Preview
Saturday: Stream
Sunday: Full Article

I usually start all streams between 8:00 and 8:30 EST and I always announce them on my Twitter page.

Away From Keyboard

Hey everyone, I’m not going to have access to my main computer for a little over a week since I won’t be home. I might write a mini article or two if I have time, but there definitely won’t be any main articles. I’ll try to get a stream or two in as well, though that depends a lot on how my schedule ends up and if my laptop can even handle streaming at this point since it’s rather old.

Since there won’t be an article this Sunday, I’m also changing today into a stream day, so you can expect a stream over at https://www.twitch.tv/seeric at 8:30 EST. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to getting back to writing about more overlooked indie games soon!