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January 12, 2010 - 10:05 pm
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http://www.molleindustria.org/.....dream.html

This is a very interesting flash game. I recommend it to anyone who is in for a surreal experience. I believe if your flash plugins aren't up to snuff you can also download an executable (Mac or PC).

You can read a brief on what it is about here: http://experimentalgameplay.co.....ame-dream/

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Sorry! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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All in good fun [Image Can Not Be Found]

As long as word is spread about good independent games everybody wins. Well, except the developers. They're probably still in their parents' basements eating macaroni and cheese, expending their creative juices on their passion instead of proper sustenance. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Er.

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I was logged in as my brother above which took me by surprise...

I just checked the Indie Games Blog where I first spotted EDTSD and they posted about it back in December on the 22nd so I think I may have played it before but hadn't got round to writing about it! I've got a lot of respect for indies and some deserve a lot more attention than they receive. I was very surprised to see the amount of people who just passed this game off as some pretentious rubbish. To me it's perhaps the finest example of a game where the actual playing communicates the message, it looks and sounds great too and is really short. What's not to like or 'get' about it? Well okay the ending is ambiguous but it works well in this case.

I'd love to try and make a game using something like Game Maker (I'm not really a coder!) but finding time and some sort of 'inner peace' has been tough over the last couple of years! Perhaps in the near future I can have a go at something simple…

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Gregg B said:

To me it's perhaps the finest example of a game where the actual playing communicates the message, it looks and sounds great too and is really short. What's not to like or 'get' about it? Well okay the ending is ambiguous but it works well in this case.


Totally. And I say so what if some people find it pretentious? I'll take a simple, short, well-thought-out game like EDTSD any day over self-indulgent, supposed "self-aware" garbage like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Solid 4.

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I looked around and didn't see this posted anywhere on the site so thought to share it as well.

Just another clever little indie game I came across shortly after EDTSD.

We the Giants

http://wethegiants.thegiftedin.....overt.com/

EDIT: I just went to have a second look and, unfortunately, it appears that since first playing it in December the end of the game is now broken. I guess that's what happens when it's driven entirely by the players.

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Totally. And I say so what if some people find it pretentious? I'll take a simple, short, well-thought-out game like EDTSD any day over self-indulgent, supposed "self-aware" garbage like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Solid 4.


You sound like me! I just don't get on with a lot of Japanese titles (and high profile titles for that matter) mainly because of their overcooked design, cliched stories, characters and gameplay. I think Demon's Souls has been the only thing I've enjoyed from the east in recent years and that has a distinctly western appearance to it with a fair few bold design choices. I can see myself tiring of the actual gameplay though; it's very repetitive.

I had to look at that We The Giants and what a shame. I want to know what the star is... It seems some people walled the end in! [Image Can Not Be Found]

When I've got a bit more time on my hands I'd like to post about more great indie games. There was one in particular that I played about a year ago called Immortal Defense and it's brilliant. The demo is very generous so give it a go.

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