2 Free Indie Platformers that might have been overlooked.
January 2, 2008 2:03 AM   Subscribe

Alex Adventure and Space Barnacle are both freeware platformers that have small cult followings but have possibly been overlooked by a wider audience.
posted by pancreas (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Windows only. :(
posted by sveskemus at 2:13 AM on January 2, 2008


THE indie platformers with small cult following are, of course, Knytt and Knytt Stories.

Unfortunately, also both Windows-only :(
posted by slater at 2:45 AM on January 2, 2008


Knytt's cult following is actually quite large compared to these two. I love all of them though.
posted by pancreas at 2:48 AM on January 2, 2008


Side-scrolling awesomeness.

If we're talking freeware there must be mention of Ultima IV, the greatest game evar.
posted by XMLicious at 3:00 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


omg so many ultima IV memories. Killing Lord British by running away from him, then running amok on his throne... everyone did it at least once.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:24 AM on January 2, 2008


(BTW the Ultima IV link there goes to a remake that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
posted by XMLicious at 3:45 AM on January 2, 2008


Today I learned what a platformer is.
posted by srboisvert at 6:35 AM on January 2, 2008


omg so many ultima IV memories. Killing Lord British by running away from him, then running amok on his throne... everyone did it at least once.

Well aren't you a naughty Avatar! Because of course what distinguished Ultima IV was it was the first game that had a strong moral system and a disincentive to going on a rapacious rampage. Then again, I did that too, but only after I'd proved I knew the Eight Virtues and read the Codex of Infinite Wisdom.

But of course Ultima IV isn't a platformer. Thanks for the links to these two, they look beautiful. I like Knytt, too, very meditative.
posted by Nelson at 9:36 AM on January 2, 2008


I didn't mean to imply that Ultima IV was a platformer (though hmmm... that might be more fun than these NeverWinter-Nights-based re-imaginings that people keep coming up with) just put it up because it's freeware now and to give the non-Windows brothers and sisters some love. And plus it's the greatest game ever.
posted by XMLicious at 10:15 AM on January 2, 2008


La Mulana is my indie platformer of choice. It's also very, very difficult.
posted by sonic meat machine at 2:05 PM on January 2, 2008


Oh, how I love platformers. Why do these have to be Win. only?

Also you gotta give some love to Doukutsu.
posted by brundlefly at 8:40 PM on January 2, 2008


« Older 45 things you can learn online for free....  |  Prophet Motive.... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments