I got to go to the Boston Festival of Indie Games this year, and it was a blast as always. I love how weird and messy and diverse it is. There was, as always, a great mix of tabletop and digital games to mess around with, but here are a few standouts that I'd like to call out.
(yes, it's supposed to be spelled that way.) - On Kickstarter now! It's a card game based around getting tattoos. And screwing over your friends. I played two different rounds with two different groups of people, and it was a blast both times. Plus, the art is great, and both the 'good' and the 'bad' tattoos were hilarious. I came home and Kickstarted it immediately.
One of my friends was manning her brother's booth, and it was a super cool game idea that wasn't quite refined yet, but I can see something brilliant in it already. Don't want to say too much just yet, but I'm definitely going to see what it is going forward.Floor Kids
- A mobile game about breakdancing. Gorgeous art, lovely animation. It's not out yet, but I'm so ready for it. Oh, and I discovered that it's based on a digital short, also called Floor Kids,
which gives a decent idea of what to expect.Mind Flock
- Co-Op trivia game. You can trade categories with other people on your team in an attempt to get all of them right. Apparently, my teammate and I managed to kick serious ass with a high score of 27. I need to find out if M and I can rock this long distance.Sad Hill Cemetery
- super simple game where you try to prove you're the quickest draw in all the land. Almost no graphics to speak of, but still amazingly put together.This entry was originally posted at http://thedeadparrot.dreamwidth.org/595409.html. You can comment there using OpenID or you can comment here if you prefer. :) comments there