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Indie Game Gang Recap & Game for April

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Hello sweeties!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in March’s Indie Game Gang experience. I know that there wasn’t a lot of activity in the discussion topics and I have to take responsibility for a lot of that. Since moving the discussion topics to separate forums for each game it seems like discussion topics are harder for everyone to find, so for this month I’m including some instructions on how to subscribe to the game forum in Steam so that you don’t miss any of the discussions this go around.

Like a lot of you, I actually managed to play Firewatch in one sitting, not my usually way of playing games, but I just got so attached to the characters and the story. I really enjoyed the unexpected turn things took towards the end. I don’t want to give anything away for anyone who hasn’t played the game yet, but I really love it when a game can subvert my expectations and make an even stronger statement as a result.

Since March’s game was available on PS4 and Steam, I though it would make sense if April’s Indie Game Gang gang game was also available on multiple platforms, so this month’s game will be available on both Steam and XboxOne.

But, back to the discussion forum thing. In the Indie Game Gang Steam group, go to the “Discussions” tab. Then, on the far right you’ll find a list of “Sub Forums.” Click on the name of the game we’re currently playing and then, again on the far right side, choose “Subscribe to Forum.” This way you’ll be notified as soon as a new discussion topic is created and you’ll never miss out on the conversation!

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Which brings we to…

The Indie Game Gang game for April:

Oxenfree | Indie Game Gang Recap & Game for April | Gamerwife.com Oxenfree is the first game by indie studio Night School, founded by ex Telltale and Disney devs. The game is billed as a supernatural adventure game with a good deal of coming of age story thrown in for good measure. Set in the ever spooky Pacific North West, Oxenfree centers on teenager Alex and her new stepbrother Jonas as they deal with the after math of a bush party gone very, very wrong.

The bulk of the the gameplay in Oxenfree is narrative based, with the player choosing from various dialogue choices in order to move the story forward, a la Telltale. The game is relatively short, with most playthroughs completed in around 4 hours, which just means we’ll have more time to discuss the game. The game also features amazing art and a great soundtrack by scntfc.

Oxenfree is available on Steam and Xbox One.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    kaycreate
    April 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I looked at this game with my brother the last time he was up for a visit! I’m a big fan of the visuals; can’t wait to play it! Also, thank you for mentioning that subscribe button! I totally didn’t realize that was a thing. I was just randomly checking the forums (aka often forgetting to check the forums) and this will make it so much easier to know when something new is there. Thanks!

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      Mariko
      April 5, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Honestly, I’m still learning how to use all the Steam group functions myself, so no worries about not seeing the subscribe button. I only discovered it myself a couple of weeks ago.

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    Natalie Patalie (@natalie_patalie)
    April 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    All subbed to the forums! Thanks 😀 I’m excited to play Oxenfree, I saw the subforum for it the other day and was really hoping that was what we’d be playing!

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      Mariko
      April 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Hehe. Yeah, I wanted to get that all set up in advance so I could link to the subforum in my post, but I guess it resulted in spoilers.

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    Heather Marie
    April 4, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Oh I’m so excited! I’ve been wanting to play this game for a while now. I’ll definitely be participating 🙂

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      Mariko
      April 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Yay! Welcome aboard!

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    hergeekery
    April 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Oxenfree looks gorgeous, I’ll definitely have to check that one out! I LOVE that you’re running an indie game group, that’s such a fun idea! Not in my budget but I love following along with all the game reviews:)

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      Mariko
      April 5, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Yeah, I’m going to make an effort next month to pick an older game that’s less expensive since I’d hate for $$$ to be a barrier for people. I’m more than open to suggestions.

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    Dina Farmer
    April 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Oh man that game looks scary! I saw a review about it a little while ago and I think that is just too scary for me. I think it is more about the potential to see something rather than seeing something scary you know?

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      Mariko
      April 8, 2016 at 11:06 am

      I didn’t realize it was going to be a scary game when I picked it, although I do suppose spooky is almost worse than out and out scary. I guess we’ll see if I can make it through it, lol.

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