Freeware

Hanano Puzzle

Hanano Puzzle Levels

Official Site

Today we have a short, simple article for a short, simple game. Hanano Puzzle, which roughly means “Puzzle of Flowers”, aims to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere with pleasant music, backgrounds filled with gently falling confetti-like shapes, and happy stickfigure people jumping around on the stage select screen. There’s no time pressure and no rankings based on the number of moves you make, but there is a happy message to congratulate you after you complete a stage and it even occasionally suggests for you to take a break after some of the stages so that you don’t exhaust yourself. Don’t be fooled by the warm and cozy atmosphere though – this is one of the most brainmeltingly devious puzzle games out there.
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Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot

Creator’s YouTube Page || Official Download

Hey, it’s another Mega Man fangame and this one even actually stars the Blue Bomber himself! I’ve covered one of these nearly every month on Indie Overlook and there are quite a few more out there which I’d like to cover in the future, so for this article on Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot I’ll be experimenting with the format a bit.
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Chalk Gameplay

Chalk

Official Site

Chalk may be one of the older indie games developed by Joakim Sandberg, also known as Konjak and more well-known for Noitu Love 2 and the upcoming Iconoclasts, but it is far from unpolished. The title doesn’t just refer to the aesthetic as this bullet-free shmup challenges players to defeat their foes, overcome obstacles, and shield themselves from onslaughts of attacks all with a single piece of chalk.
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Princess Remedy Combat

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

Official Site (Original Game Jam Version) || Steam Page

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt is a game all about curing people of horrible illnesses, such as making sense when talking or having a severe case of death, by tossing magical medical supplies at whatever ails them. Looking like something that fell out of a ZX Spectrum, this freeware offering by Ludosity and Remar Games keeps things short and sweet with plenty of surrealistically whimsical charm and fun gameplay along the way.
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Psi Knuckle Alex

Psi Knuckle

Official Site || itch.io Page || Freem Page

Do you want to know a good trick for awakening your latent psychic powers? Just try punching some robots and maybe a missile or two. At least, that’s all it takes for ‘Psi Knuckle Joe’ to start flying and teleporting through the air, dodging razor blades and dashing through flames. Psi Knuckle is the newest freeware game from Bunaguchi and it’s not pulling any punches.
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