Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The Indie Games Thread: March 9th - See OP for massive updating
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Forumer Sueve is deserving of credit for providing the previous iterations of this thread. Kudos sir, but now I'm taking charge! Not trying to steal your thunder, just improve on it.
The Roguelike Thread
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March 9th, 2010 Update:
I'm changing the rules to this thread slightly. The basics apply - this thread is a compilation of the community's input. It's all recommendations for games that may not necessarily be big enough to warrant a thread over. There is more to this thread than just free indie / notable flash games now though. First, pay-for games are okay (but will be marked as such). The bigger change though...
We have people on this forum who actually take the time to make games, and they can't necessarily go and make threads about their stuff because that's site whoring (others can do that though if the product is worth it). But I think they deserve some sort of shot, so as far as I'm concerned with this thread feel free to tell us about your work!
To stem people from registering just to site-whore via this thread, I'm going to declare an arbitrary rule for the thread - before you pimp your game, be an active or long-standing member of the community (no specifics on what that means, otherwise people will game that system). I'm doing this for the thread to promote stuff from / by this community, not just anyone who wants to jump in and get their shit recognized (believe it or not, this has happened in the LP Archive thread). Those who violate this will be reported for site / product whoring. If you're unsure about posting it yourself, feel free to send me a PM.
In other thread update news, a lot of things unless explicitly said so, have gone into the unsorted category. As always, I rely on you guys to direct me on where things go. Also, the "Clicky!" word for links is going to change in the near future to indicate browser games from download games. I don't know why I didn't do this before as it would've saved immense amounts of thread-doings.
Tips for success for this thread
First and foremost, when providing links to games here make sure they don't resolve to sites with content that breaks our forum rules.
A sort of addendum to the above, rom hacks aren't going to be included here and I don't think they really count anyway.
When linking to a game, provide me the genre.
When you link a game, make a case for it. Saves people asking questions.
I used to include this in the OP, but it made things messy and was hard to keep up with.
List of Indie Games By Category