Pharaoh Rebirth Boss

Pharaoh Rebirth+

Official Site (Japanese) || Steam Page

Pharaoh Rebirth+ by Krobon Station is not quite a Metroidvania and it’s not quite a standard action platformer either, but it is a whole lot of fun. Players take control of Jonathan, an archaeologist transformed into a rabbit by a curse, as he rushes across Egypt in an attempt to collect seven holy grails and break another, deadlier curse caused by accidentally reviving Sehur the First, the pharaoh in question in this game’s title. There’s a lot to like about Pharaoh Rebirth+ so let’s get started!
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The Count Lucanor - Ducks

The Count Lucanor

Official Site || Steam Page

Despite its frequently blood-drenched appearance, The Count Lucanor is not so much a horror game as it is a dark fairy tale. Like any good protagonist of such a story, Hans sets off from home on his tenth birthday seeking riches and adventure and, as is only natural, soon finds himself deep within a forest. After encountering several moral dilemmas and murderous goats, Hans soon finds himself guided to a decrepit castle by a blue, jester-like kobold and the real adventure begins with a simple offer: Hans can become the sole heir to the throne of the mysterious Count Lucanor and claim his vast inheritance if he can guess the kobold’s name by the end of the night.
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Knytt Stories Realms of the Pharaoh

Realms of the Pharaoh / The World has changed / Beneath

Knytt Stories Main

Official Site || Level Archive
Note: “Beneath” is not on Knytt Levels, but can be found as part of a bundle of stages posts in this thread on the official Knytt Stories forums: http://nifflas.lpchip.nl/index.php?topic=6070.0

Here it is, the very first set of Knytt Stories stages covered on Indie Overlook! There’s no particular theme here this time around, though I did try to avoid any of especially lengthy stages for this first group in order to better show off the typical Knytt Stories experience from beginning to end (though “The World has changed” was still long enough that I split it into two videos, the second of which can be found on my YouTube channel). I’ll be trying to keep things short this time around so, without further ado, let’s begin today’s list of games with:

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Games Page Updated

So, there have been individual pages for freeware and commercial game articles around here for a while now, but the “Games” tab itself didn’t actually do anything. That has now changed and clicking on “Games” will now take you to a full list of links to every one of the overlooked indie games covered here on Indie Overlook. I’m still playing around with the actual formatting for the page, but for now the games are sorted in alphabetical order with marks to indicate if they are freeware or commercial games as well as if they have any player-created content related to them.

Knytt Stories Main

Knytt Stories

Knytt Stories 1

Official Site || Level Archive

Indie platformers focused on player-created content seem to have suddenly become surprisingly common around here, but the experience this one offers is quite different from that of Below Kryll. Created by Nifflas, whom you may already be familiar with from NightSky, Knytt Underground, or several other games, Knytt Stories offers players the possibility of adventures which can not only range anywhere from being soothingly atmospheric to soul-crushingly difficult, but which are often both of these extremes simultaneously.
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