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Share your "Indie" game story!

adent42adent42 Posts: 1,540Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

I'm giving a talk in a few weeks to teachers about bringing the "Indie Game" spirit to the classroom.

I have a few games I like to give as examples, but was curious about any more recent games people were making or made by the GameSalad community.

What do I mean by "Indie"? I guess I'm looking for games that are personal passion projects. Maybe they are a tribute to a favorite game or genre. Maybe they highlight an important public issue. Basically, games that are more than about making money or taking advantage of the latest trend. Art games. Political games. Biographical games. Games with a personal connection to family or friends.

What I'm looking for is your game AND the story behind why your making a particular game.

So share your game and tell your story. What are you working on and why is it so important to you?

Comments

  • AshumBesherAshumBesher Posts: 44Member

    I've recently released my latest game to Google Play. It is called I've Got A Brand New Pair Of Legs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ashumbesher.legs

    I have a close relationship with my step farther, Chris, and I have featured him as the player's character in every one of my games. One of Chris's quirks is making up funny songs, so this game in particular is especially personal to me because the whole game was entirely based on one of his silly tunes. Even though the song consisted of one line repeated over and over, "I've Got A Brand New Pair Of Legs", I worked hard and managed to create a whole game based on it. I even created several 8-bit renditions of the tune to use for the game's theme music.

    I hope this is the sort of thing you're looking for. Good luck with the talk :smile:

  • indra.azizindra.aziz Posts: 79Member, PRO

    In 2018 I released a trivia game in Indonesian, based on a template I got from GShelper (I think it was from @Braydon_SFX). The game is called "Kuis Aku Cinta Indonesia" or "I Love Indonesia Quiz". The content is all about the interesting things about Indonesia, like tourism, culture, friendly politics, history, etc.

    I decided to make the game because it was nearing 2019 the presidential election, Joko Widodo vs Prabowo, and it was probably the most brutal campaigning in Indonesia's election history, where both sides of supporters were using the black campaign against each other, etc. So the game is a kind of reminder to everyone, at least in my community, that we need to calm down, put aside our ego, and prioritize unity.

    Maybe the game wasn't downloaded as many times as I hoped, but since I promote the game quite intensely, I hope the message of unity from the game reached a lot of people.

    Kuis Aku Cinta Indonesia - Available on both Play Store and App Store
    Developer: Braydon_SFX via GSHelper and myself
    Graphic design: myself
    Art: Tomas Soejakto (IG @tomassoe)



  • stragstrag Posts: 564Member, PRO

    According to a Mental Health Foundation study, in the past year 74% of people felt so stressed they were unable to cope! I found that truly shocking.

    I decided to create a simple app to help people relax and gather their thoughts.

    It's called The Relaxing Tree and has just been released on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigborisstudios.relaxingtree

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,981Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    @indra.aziz said:
    In 2018 I released a trivia game in Indonesian, based on a template I got from GShelper (I think it was from @Braydon_SFX). The game is called "Kuis Aku Cinta Indonesia" or "I Love Indonesia Quiz". The content is all about the interesting things about Indonesia, like tourism, culture, friendly politics, history, etc.

    I decided to make the game because it was nearing 2019 the presidential election, Joko Widodo vs Prabowo, and it was probably the most brutal campaigning in Indonesia's election history, where both sides of supporters were using the black campaign against each other, etc. So the game is a kind of reminder to everyone, at least in my community, that we need to calm down, put aside our ego, and prioritize unity.

    Maybe the game wasn't downloaded as many times as I hoped, but since I promote the game quite intensely, I hope the message of unity from the game reached a lot of people.

    Kuis Aku Cinta Indonesia - Available on both Play Store and App Store
    Developer: Braydon_SFX via GSHelper and myself
    Graphic design: myself
    Art: Tomas Soejakto (IG @tomassoe)



    How cool! Thanks for the mention!

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