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The Latest Entries for Indie Prize at Casual Connect USA

July 24, 2017 — by Catherine Quinton

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The Latest Entries for Indie Prize at Casual Connect USA

July 24, 2017 — by Catherine Quinton

The latest entries for Casual Connect USA Indie Prize come from India, Germany, the United States, Brazil and Australia. The games span a variety genres and ideas that include making music, shadow puppetry, industry and its effects and Zombie apocalypse. The games are Idle Miner Tycoon, Follower Z, Guns of Icarus Alliance, Until Dead – Think to Survive, Royal Legacy, Cardamom and Projection.

 

Game Title: Idle Miner Tycoon
Developer: Fluffy Fairy Games
Platform: Android
Website: https://www.fluffyfairygames.com
Country: Germany

 

Idle Miner Tycoon is your chance to find out what it could be like to be an industrial tycoon. In this mobile simulation game you can upgrade you empire by making smart investments to boost your economy. You can automate your workflow and keep your miners working by hiring managers. Discover the best mining strategy to earn as much as possible.

Idle Miner Tycoon reached over five million downloads in a year. The game has a 4.7 rating on Global Google Play.


Game Title: Follower Z
Developer: Punch First, LLC
Platform: iOS
Website: https://www.facebook.com/punchfirstgames/
Country: United States

Would you rather have an army of zombies or humans? In Follower Z you can choose to either create an army of zombies by infecting civilians or recruit civilians to form an army to battle the opposing force. Those you recruit have unique attack styles and each army or “Lord Unit” has its own ultimate skill.





Game Title: Guns of Icarus Alliance
Developer: Muse Games
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: www.musegames.com
Country: United States

Guns of Icarus Alliance is a team-based online game. Steam powered airships vie to control the skies above a planet ravaged by uncontrolled industrialization. In addition to fighting each other, they must also battle an AI system that learns from the tactics of opponents, making the challenge increase with every fight.

Guns of Icarus Alliance is recipient of these awards:

  • Winner, Best 3D Graphics, Intel Level Up Contest, 2016
  • Finalist, Taipei Game Show, Indie Game Award, 2017
  • Finalist, Momocon Indie Game Award, 2017
  • Finalist, Best Multiplayer Game, Casual Connect Asia, 2016
  • Winner, Best Indie MMO, MMO Pax Prime 20
  • Selected for Showcases at: Indie Prize Berlin 2017, MAGFest 2017, Taipei Game Show 2017, Kickstarter Arcade 2016, Intel GDC 2016, DevGamm 2016, PAX East 2014 and PAX Prime 2014


Game Title: Until Dead – Think to Survive
Developer: Monomyth Game Studio
Platform: Android / iOS
Website: www.monomythgamestudio.com/untildead-usa
Country: Brazil

 

Until Dead – Think to Survive is a casual game that can be played anytime, anywhere. Players are attempting to survive a Zombie apocalypse, but with a twist. Strategy and reasoning will be the keys to outwitting the Zombies.



Game Title: Royal Legacy
Developer: Daily Magic Productions
Platform: iOS
Website: http://dailymagic.info/
Country: United States

Royal Legacy adds role playing to a match-3 puzzle game. The fantasy kingdom of Kadia has been conquered by monster hordes. Only the young Prince can free the kingdom. Players can switch been characters with different features, as well as up-grade the character with armor and additional items. Strategy elements allow players to update the kingdom and construct items.

Royal Legacy was presented on DevGamm! Showcase in Moscow and G-Star in Korea



Game Title: Cardamom
Developer: Creative Director
Platform: Desktop Mac
Website: http://www.cardamomgame.com/
Country: United States

Cardamom is an interactive musical with the features of a point-and-click adventure. It is interspersed with songs as the tenants of an apartment building sing about the challenges of their lives. And the main character is the cat! The player’s choices have the tenants realizing their mistakes or sinking deeper into unhealthy lives.

Cardamom was shown at a Women in Dev Showcase hosted by Giant Robot.





Game Title: Projection
Developer: SweatyChair
Platform: Desktop Win
Website: www.sweatychair.com
Country: Australia

Projection is a shadow puppet adventure involving light manipulation, curiosity and lost art. The player controls a shadow puppet girl and uses light and shade to move through the papercut landscape. The game draws on the traditions of shadow puppets and art from a variety of cultures.

Projection has been featured on Kotaku.

Game Title: Ghost Parade

Developer: Lentera Nusantara Studio

Platform: DesktopWin

Website: www.ghost-parade.com




Country: Indonesia

Video: https://www.youtube/watch?v=tv1RPg58Tno&feature=youtu.be

Ghost Parade is a 2D slide scrolling game. In it a girl is lost in a forest in a beautiful, magical and mythical atmosphere, where she is trying to find her way home. As she searches she is befriended by many of the forest’s ghosts who help to guide her. But the ghosts also need the girl’s help to take back the forest from the humans who are destroying it. The game has updateable episodes and many different story lines, unique crafting skills and up to one hundred collectible ghosts.

Ghost Parade climbed to #24 in Greenlight in only three days. In less than two weeks it was Greenlit by the community.

Game Title: Norman’s Night In

Developer: Bactrian Games

Platform: Android

Website: bactriangames.com

Country: United States

Video: https://www.youtube/watch?v=f6WdyuKji40

Norman’s Night In tells the story of Norman as he is test driving the second hottest bowling ball on the market. He finds himself in a cave with nothing but the bowling ball and a strange feeling that he is meant to be there. Norman’s Night In is a 2D puzzle platformer that appeals to people’s sense of curiosity.

Norman’s Night In was a finalist for the Best Game at Google Play 2016 Indie Game Festival.

Game: Jelly Jamz

Developer: Daily Magic Productions

Platform: iOS

Website: http://dailymagic.info/

Country: United States

Video: https://www.youtube/watch?v=3BZ1alz4Hk




Jelly Jamz is a classic Match-3 puzzle game. In it the player must cook jam and sweets quicker than a rival, impress the Jury and win all Fruit Festival Cups.

The game was presented at the DevGamml 2017 in Moscow and G-Star in Korea.

Game Title: Golden Stairs

Developer: Daily Magic Productions

Platform: VR Desktop/console

Website: http://dailymagic.info/

Country: United States

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6t7EA_MPT0_ME15SkJCRU9lXzj/view

Golden Stairs is an adventure game about a young battle mage in a mystical dark fantasy. Unique features of the game include a magic lasso to interact with objects, close combats and free fall effect.

Golden Stairs was presented on DevGamml 20017 in Moscow.

Game Title: Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

Developer: Max Gaming Studios

Platform: Desktop Win

Website: www.maxgaming.net

Country: United States

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/577gmvhua4mj3by/DHMC_GamePlay.mp4?dl=0

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps is set in the post apocalyptic world of the Dark Horizons Universe. The player acts as a mercenary mech pilot taking on high risk missions to work up the ranks of the squad. The missions involve cutting through government factions that are vying to control vital resources. The game offers both single player and multiplayer game play sequences with multiple Mech chassis, customization options and an integrated campaign mission system.

The game was recently featured in articles on a number of Linux news sites. There is also an article about them showcasing at PAX East.

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Catherine Quinton

Catherine Quinton

Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.

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