Old Content Updates and New Related Posts

I’ve made two fairly big changes to the site today. The first of which is there is now a ‘Similar Stuff’ list at the bottom of each article for people to scroll through. You’ll only see game articles in the same category as the one which you are currently looking at (so only freeware will appear on a freeware game page and only Fraxy bosses will appear on a Fraxy page, etc) so this acts as a nice alternative way of browsing through the content on Indie Overlook without having to navigate back to the game list pages and there are pictures to make it easier to find obscure games which might interest you.

The second change is not the one I had initially planned (that still should be arriving at some point on Monday), but since the Similar Stuff update required going back to every post and adding in a featured image to make it look nice, I updated some of the formatting along the way to match the current style. This basically means that every video is embedded at the appropriate size and links have been updated to be listed at the top of each article on a single line between the video and the article’s body rather than all the way at the bottom. The URL’s for player-created content and ‘extra’ articles have also all been adjusted to fall within a subcategory of ‘player-created’ or ‘extra’ respectively rather than being mixed in with standard freeware and commercial game articles; mixing these in with the other articles made sense when there were only a few of them, but now that there are several dozen of each this should go a long way towards cutting down on the confusion and the clutter, especially in the ‘Similar Stuff’ lists.

I hope these changes make it easier and more enjoyable to search through overlooked indie games (and some not-so-overlooked ones), but let me know if I missed anything or if anything is broken!

Site Updates Coming Soon!

Hi everyone, I’m going to be working on implementing two big new features on Indie Overlook for the next few days so there won’t be a new article today. I’m expecting have one or both of these features up and running at some point over the weekend though and I’ll make another announcement once they are complete!

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Noitu Love 2: Devolution

Official Site || Steam Page

I originally purchased Noitu Love 2: Devolution nearly a decade ago, back in the days when commercial indie games were rare oddities which often could only be found on the personal sites of their developers, and it’s still one of my favorite games to go back to. I’ve praised the dash mechanics in games like Psi Knuckle and Bleed 2, but this is definitely the game which first made me aware of just how satisfying a well-implemented dash could be. With its incredibly fluid controls which seamlessly combine traversal with combat, Noitu Love 2 has withstood the test of time and easily holds on to its position as one of the best action platformers in existence.
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Gum+

itch.io Page || Game Jolt

Gum+ is a puzzle game where you can discover firsthand the difficulties inherent in being made entirely out of gum. The goal of every level is to push around blocks and fill in gaps to reach the exit, but your spatial logic will be pushed to its limits as the protagonist sticks to every block it touches and even the most simple of tasks can prove to be surprisingly difficult.
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Bleed 2

Official Site || Steam Page

If you want to see the right way to make a sequel, you need look no further than Bleed 2. The same fantastic time-slowing, air dashing, run and gun gameplay from the original is back, but with an expanded character roster, a slightly smaller, yet more refined arsenal of weapons, and the addition of color-based bullet deflection. A new and very noticeable layer of polish has also been applied to everything from the graphics to the menus, improving upon the first game in virtually every way. 2017 has just started, but Bleed 2 is already looking like it will be a strong contender for one of the best games of the year.
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