Indie Games Radar: Trauma, Vessel, Atom Zombie Smasher

Indie Games

Indie Games Radar is a preview of new and upcoming independent games that I’m really excited about.

TRAUMA

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHWSJiJUWEc

Developer: Krystian Majewski
Platform: PC, browser-based
Release Date: End of August 2011?

TRAUMA tells a story of a young woman, who survives a car accident. Recovering at the hospital, she has dreams that shed light on different aspects of her identity – such as the way she deals with the loss of her parents. TRAUMA lets you experience those dreams in an interactive way, reminiscent of Point-and-Click Adventure Games. It builds upon this established formula by introducing a gesture-based interface, real-time 3D technology for dynamic level layouts, unique photographic visuals and a level design philosophy that focuses on creating a rich experience rather than an elaborate puzzle challenge. Combined with the unconventional story, it is aimed to be a compact and deep game for a literate and mature audience.”

Vessel

Developer: Strange Loop Games
Platform: PC & Console
Release Date: TBD

Vessel is a 2d action and puzzle game played in a physically simulated world, built on a physics and fluid engine featuring the unique ability to simulate characters composed entirely of fluid.

Arkwright, inventor of the world famous Fluro (mechanized-fluid automaton) is on a quest to finish his next great invention – The Device – that will alter existence in unimaginable ways.

Travel to different industrial sites that use Arkwright’s Fluro invention to run their machinery. The Fluros, thought to be lifeless machines, are somehow developing minds of their own, mutating into new forms and running amok. It is up to Arkwright to understand (and exploit) these strange evolutions, and apply what has emerged in the field back to his lab work at home. Gather these evolved Fluros and machinery and bring them back to Arkwright’s lab to finish his grand invention.

Explore physically modeled worlds, solve puzzles by controlling fluid and machines, and harness the power of the mysterious ‘Fluro’ creatures that populate the land.”

Atom Zombie Smasher

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL0WH8ry30E

Developer: Blendo Games
Platform: PC
Release Date: Available Now

“The only thing preventing the zombie apocalypse is…90 million tons of nuclear warheads…and you.”  Atom Zombie Smasher is a zombiepocalypse game that combines real-time strategy with classic tower defense.

The murloc suit: possibly the best quest ever.
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