We are excited to the announce the winners for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest. Over the past two months the review team has judged over 800 games developed for this competition.
Magic is a curse. A plague upon the world and those that live in it. Those that are born with this curse unwittingly sap the mana from the earth they stand in. In order to prevent these abominations from draining away the world's lifeblood, they are locked away in a castle in an isolated dimension. It is in this castle that the cursed are to remain, removed from society so that their magic does not harm normal people. They are to be kept here for the rest of their miserable lives.
At least, that's the way it should have been...
Suddenly, a loud crash is heard. A young girl, kept apart from the rest of the castle, looks up from the ground. The magical barrier that prevented her escape slowly dissipates. Standing up, she pushes open the gate and finds her first taste of freedom. Guide her as she teams up with a renegade mage boy to search for the truth behind the castle, her unique magic, and a way to escape.
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In a society where having the last word means having power over others, a small party is disrupted by a gentleman who politely issues orders through a one-way intercom.
Last Word is an unconventional JRPG. Battle sophisticated guests using words as weapons. Collect topics by gossipping to unlock mysteries. Drink wine. The night is young and no one can leave until the devious Professor Chatters says so! Can Whitty and Seymour overcome the power of the professor's amazing machine? Or will they succumb to the saucy banter of the motley aristocrats around them? Don't hesitate in getting the Last Word.
Find yourself on a mysterious island, where you gain score by tackling turn-based RPG battles in the least amount of turns possible with a small selection of randomized weapons. Choose Standard for a more relaxed approach to the island, where the only penalty to losing is a loss of score and save points are frequent; or choose Rogue, where there are no save points and dying is permanent.
When the entire art collection of New Magma City Art Museum is stolen by a daemon overlord, our friends from Daemon Detective sets out on a quest to reclaim them. Through the use of their cunning, their mighty feet, and amazing power-ups they fight their way to the overlord's castle inch by inch, pixel by pixel!
Venture through 3 hazardous worlds filled with enemies, items and stolen paintings to reclaim! Save your kidnapped friends for a host of 4 playable characters, each with unique abilities! Use amazing superhero transformation skills to battle bosses covering the whole screen in bullets! The game has 4 different endings depending on how you fare. Can you unlock them all?
Oh! Ko! is a comedy adventure game with light item-based puzzles created in RPG Maker VX Ace for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest.
The game's production has been quite a challenge; I grabbed VX Ace in the Humble Bundle on the 4th and learnt the software as I went along, making the game and drawing all but a few art assets within the contest period while juggling a full time job. And no, my full time job is not juggling. I tried to curb my ambition to create a complete and reasonably polished, if somewhat brief, experience.
A brave prince is trying to save his sleeping princess from an evil spell. Will he defeat the spell or will he be lost in the forest forever?
Little Briar Rose is a point-and-click adventure game inspired by “The Sleeping Beauty” A brave prince is trying to save his princess from an evil spell that forces her to sleep forever. In order to save her, he has to explore the enchanted forest which surrounds the castle where she is imprisoned. It will not be an easy task at all: the forest is populated by several magic creatures, and he has to help them in order to break the curse.