Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Vagrant & CodeCross - Two Indies that need your help

If you've been following NGR over the years and you've seen my posts personally, then you may know that I like to support people who are out there trying to do their own thing. I guess I just sort of relate to them. Most of the projects I've been involved with were ones that started alone, but slowly over time friends began to lend a helping hand, and others got involved as well. I know what it's like to have friends, and I know what it is like to have the support of others in general. Even the smallest thing can go a long way, and that's why from time to time I'll spread the word of indie games that are still trying to make the first step. Sometimes the developers contact us here at NGR, but other times it's friends or you (the reader) who bring these games to our attention, and this is exactly one of those times. When Cheerfuljochan (whom used to be a writer here at NGR) showed me the following two games and asked me to spread the word, I couldn't say no. So with that being said, let's get on with what this is really about.

Today I'd like to take a little time to show off two indie games that are trying to get funded, with the first one being a game called "The Vagrant." While you can find out more information over at the game's official Kickstarter page (which includes concept art, trailers, and more), the basics of this game is that it is a hack and slash. Drawing inspiration from games like Dragon's Crown, the game uses a unique art style with fast pace arcade style hack and slash action. The game has a handful of characters/classes for you to choose from, each with their own skills and abilities, and what appears to be some challenging end stage boss battles (as one may expect from one of these arcade style beat em ups). Really if you're a fan of Dragon's Crown, or beat em ups in general, this may be something you'll want to look into. It's interesting, and it would be nice to see if it got funded.

The second, and final game Cheerful showed me, is one called CrossCode which also has it's very own crowed unding page. This one, well, it's an RPG Maker game... But that's not a bad thing. I personally have experience with the program and have done quite a few things with it, and I know better than anyone that it really comes down to how creative you can be with your games. There's a lot of great RPG Maker games out there, and this one does do some creative things of its own. It's a fast paced action game for one, and it has some pretty deep customization elements as well (from what they've shown off so far at least). The game is basically a sci-fi top down action RPG similar to PC classics such as Ys, so if you're a fan of that sort of thing you may want to look into this as well.

Well, that about covers it. Two more indie games you guys might like to try -- if they get funded that is. Maybe you can help these developers make their dreams come true?

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