Untitled Small Games Club - Suggest Games and Vote on What We Play

It’s nearly time again for the small games club (even though I haven’t finished and posted about Beeswing yet), so first we have to vote for next month’s game!

Name Link Price Suggested by Platforms Length? CWs Played
Dulogo https://snack.itch.io/duloga Free/PWYW Arlo Windows, Mac, Linux ?
Darkula https://www.locomalito.com/darkula.php Free gunstar Windows ?
Lockheart Indigo https://harmlessgames.itch.io/lockheart-indigo Free/PWYW blzzzrrttt Windows, Mac 3+ hours?
One Shot https://store.steampowered.com/app/420530/OneShot/ €10 idkicarus Windows, Mac 4-8 hours
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine https://dimbulbgames.itch.io/where-the-water-tastes-like-wine Was available free/Part of Game Pass/$20/€20 Forrest Windows, Mac, Switch 17 hours, but doesn’t require “completion” to discuss

I have included a couple paywall suggestions this month, but there are still freely accessible options (and one of the paywall choices was freely available for a time). You can vote for multiple options, and all voting is anonymous. So feel free to abstain from the paid options when voting if you’d rather, as a freely accessible game may still win the vote.

  • Duloga
  • Darkula
  • Lockheart Indigo
  • OneShot
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

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And don’t forget to check out the thread for Beeswing if you haven’t yet, the game is short enough that you can still finish it for March!

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Hey, for future reference, how do we feel about games that are considered abandonware? I recognize it might go against our intent with the club (contemporary independent games), but there are a few that piqued my interest.

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If the game can be run easily by people, I’m certainly up for it as an option.

Supporting devs is an original goal of the club, but it’s not a barrier to suggestions.

Open Sorcery is an interactive fiction game I’d thought about pitching for this, and it’s also being given away now!

It’s a game about an elemental firewall (“a fire elemental bound with C++ code to protect a network of people and places”) that gains sentience. Lots of blurring between magic and tech.

Been, y’know, busy and tired with stuff, but I want to give Beeswing at least one more play session; the last time I tried it didn’t seem to want to load.

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Until this Monday, Lucah: Born of a Dream is available to claim for free. Normally, it runs for about $15. I think this would be a great pick!

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Star Fetchers is a gem that does dark comedy exceptionally well. It’s a free prologue to an upcoming game and took me 2.5 hours to finish. Content warning for blood and dismemberment, though.

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And so April’s winner is Where the Water Tastes Like Wine!

I hope anyone who needs it got the free copy from before, though it is no longer available. It is on PC game pass, so if you have Windows 10 that only costs €1 for your first month, and €4 after that. But if anyone needs the full version to access this, I’m also happy to pay for a copy for someone, just DM me to request. If anyone else wants to offer this, feel free to post as such or DM me about it if you’d rather be somewhat anonymous.

But for next month, we’ll be back to all freely accessible games anyway. Please suggest more free games in the mean time. Thanks to the above folks for those great suggestions. I won’t be putting the two paid access ones in the poll for May, but they can come up in a future paid month.

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