Would you enjoy making first contact with alien life? Perhaps you would prefer farming as a devil harvesting souls? Or would you crush enemies and destroy evil? In some games you must hone your skills and solve puzzles to win. Whatever your preference, you will find opportunities to enjoy it in these games from Eastern and Northern Europe at Casual Connect‘s Indie Prize in Asia 2018.
Game Title: Hopply
Platform: iOS, Android, Web
Hopply is an endless jumper game with clay-like graphics. Its original music and sound effects were created using only the human voice and body.
When playing this game you are trying to jump over the pond and get to the other side. As you go you collect golden nuggets and try to avoid poops and bombs. But you must also avoid your enemies, Doggie, a peaceful, shy lily pad destroyer and Badass, a slow, slimy betrayer.
Game Title: Protocol
Developer: Fair Games Studio
Platform: Desktop Win, VR desktop/ console, Console PlayStation 4, Console Xbox One
You are trying to make first contact with an alien life form shot down in the Arctic Circle. Protocol is your program of strict rules you must use to make that contact.
At GTP Indie Cup, Protocol was the winner of the award for Best Virtual Reality. It was nominated for Best VR at DevGAMM Minsk 2017 and at WNconf 2017. It has had more than 2 million views on YouTube.
Protocol was nominated for Casual Connect’s Indie Prize by GTP Indie Cup.
Game Title: Hell Clicker
Developer: Red Machine Games
Platform: iOS, Android
Hell Clicker is a classic idle farming game. The player’s character is a Devil whose goal is to farm all the souls possible. As this Devil you build all the tortures you can and upgrade them. Enjoy the humor of the game and have fun.
Hell Clicker was one of the Top 10 Best Games at White Nights, 2018 in Russia.
Game Title: Adventure of Solar Dance
Developer: LTL Universe
Platform: iOS, Desktop Win, Console Nintendo Switch
The Adventure of Solar Dance is a 2D scroller with elements of tower defense and adventure. Would you like to save the world before it drowns in darkness and chaos? Then you, the last Light Monk, must travel on an intelligent ship into the heart of darkness. You will travel through many levels, completing various tasks and exploring the world, but you must crush the enemies and destroy the evil.
This game has five chapters, over forty levels, many enemies and bosses, a wide range of weapons, opportunities to upgrade the ship and weapons and additional levels with mini-games. Is it your time to battle and conquer the evil?
Game Title: Sorcerer’s Way
Platform: iOS, Android, Desktop Win, Desktop Mac, Web
Sorcerer’s Way lets you, as the Sorcerer, manipulate the flow of time and rewind it to create parallel realities. As you play, you have new powers but you must solve puzzles and explore dungeons under the pyramid to discover where it leads.
Game Title: Varenje
Developer: Play Cute
Platform: iOS, Android, Desktop Win, Desktop Mac, Console PlayStation 4, Console Nintendo Switch, Console Xbox One
Varenje is a mix of puzzle and hidden object game genres. It has a number of puzzles and mini-games created by artists for people who consider games to be a form of art.
Varenje won the award for Best Game at WeGame Award 2017. It was a finalist at Kanobu Game Jam 2016 and it was chosen to participate in Indie Prize Serbia 2018. And it had a 98% positive rating on Steam!
Game Title: Ash of Gods: Redemption
Platform: Desktop Win, Desktop Mac, Console PlayStation 4, Console Nintendo Switch, Console Xbox One
Ash of Gods: Redemption is a turn-based role playing game. It combines tactical combat, CCG elements and a constantly evolving story. And no one is safe from death, not even the main characters.
Ash of Gods was successfully funded on Kickstarter. It has a “very positive” rating on Steam and was a top seller on Steam in some regions. And it was covered by IGN First.
Game Title: Aeon Must Die!
Developer: Limestone Games
Platform: Desktop Win, Console PlayStation 4, Console Nintendo Switch, Console Xbox One
Aeon Must Die! introduces breakneck risk-reward gameplay, innovative tactical fighting that favors brains over reflexes, and a role playing game alignment system that tracks how you act as a warrior, changing the challenges of the game and story accordingly. The world of the game is ruthless, grim yet colorful. In this game you will take a violent journey with a disgraced symbiotic emperor, a fuel-blooded amnesiac with a hole in his head, and a sentient hover bike.
Aeon Must Die! Won Best Game of GDD 2018, Best PC Game at GameDevDays 2018, and was Big Indie Pitch winner. It was nominated for Indie Prize by the GameDev Days conference.
To view all of the Indie Prize finalists for Casual Connect Asia 2018, visit indieprize.org.
Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.