30 Nov 2011

_ensnare_ - Impeccable Micro

It's still me bringing you a new exciting update, or at least interesting for the many of you I hope. As a supporter of indie games I have to definitely support also indie music, of course some of the readers may already know that, a game, must have some great 8 bit music to definitely catch me in, isn't it? Music, especially if it has to be a soundtrack, plays an important role along with the gameplay, anyways, today I really want to talk about _ensnare_ and aspecially his brand new album called "Impeccable Micro".

One of its tracks will be featured on the full documentary of Team Liquid which is a pretty famous team of Starcraft II, that, drove me into the entire album of this guy. Yesterday morning I bought it from his blog for only 3 bucks but, after having listened to songs such as "Top Five Control", "Stacked", "Sprite Rip" I realized that I could've give him way more.

So, I really suggest you to give it a try, find him on blogger: ensnare8bit,  Soundcloud: ensnare's soundcloud.

And I leave you here Team Liquid's teaser where you can listen to 39 seconds of "Top Five Control":

24 Nov 2011

Some Waves!

Hello there dear followers,
I finally found some time tonight to share with you one of the latest realeases in the indie world, I'm talking about WAVES, an unusual game, simple but incredibly addicting.

Well, as you can see from the video above here, you just have to shoot at those strange balls in order to stay alive and obtain more points. I personally tried it out and I have to admit that even if it may look boring from the trailer, its five game modes keep the challenge completely up at anytime.

More about "Squid in a box"

Squid in a box is a project of indie games developig kept all together by Rob Hale, everything is made by him except from the awesome logo and the stunning music. Even if Waves is his very first stable game released (actually you can buy it on Steam at the price of 6,79 €), it's already clear that this guy will go far, isn't it?
Also, you can't miss the incredible soundtrack which is seriously something special, I recommend you all to check the artist right now here: Smiletron's homepage, theres actually a lot of his work downloadable for free there.

Weren't we talking about Waves?

We are! the five game modes are the following:
  • 3 minutes to get the highest score you can in Crunch Time – Perfect for boiling an egg.
  • Level up and defeat the fearsome Cubes to extend your time in Rush.
  • 3 Lives and more baddies than you can eat but watch out for ambushes in Survival.
  • Bombing Run is all about the Boom. No guns but lots and lots of Boom. BOOM!
  • Challenge puts your skills to the test with 20 levels and only 30 seconds each – Try and 5-Star them all.
Anyways, you can find everything you need to get starter here: http://www.squidinabox.com/.

You guys can't really miss this!

19 Nov 2011

100 Followers, what did I miss?

I just realized that Should Be Indie reached 100 followers, I really can't find the right words to describe this feeling. Thank you all guys, from now on I'll put way more effort in the work I'm doing here. I'm absolutely in need of some ideas to keep this blog as enterataining as it is, because, well, I still don't find a good way to talk about games from a real gamer prospective and I'm not here just to bring up news that many of you already knows.
So, please, if you have any good idea, tell me down here with a comment, or talk directly with me on facebook or twitter. I love you all <3


17 Nov 2011


Hey y'all,
There is nothing better than this boring afternoon to talk a bit about IndieCity, a project that I found some days ago.
Here it is: http://www.indiecity.com/

Basically this is going to be, as the developers said, the definitive home of indie-gamers, developers and whoever is into this scene.  This mean that in the next future we may find everything we need on a single site instead of wandering around the web.

Should we call this innovation or, copying already existent communities like Steam?
I believe that, at this moment nobody can tell us. I can only think how hard could be for all those admins that eventually will see every single user of their forum migrate to IndieCity :°( (HOW SAD!)

What do you think about this? is it going to hurt the balance among the indie developers?

11 Nov 2011

Pineapple Smash Crew!

What's up guys?
The time feels right to share some informations about this game, in my opinion one of the best indie games that are going to be released soon. Once again I found this, by randomly browsing IGF trailer submits, though, I immediately realized that this game deserved an entire post here, I mean, the trailer is soooo chatchy ;) and actually here it is:

But, basically, what's that?
It's the first large project made by Rich Edwards, also known as, RichMakeGames who decided to add a completely new feel to a top down blast-em-up gameplay. You have to guide a squad composed by four pineapples (I believe :P) through the exploration of apparently abandoned starships. Unfortunately you will face aliens, zombies, monsters and whatsoever by using also some of your brain instead of keep shooting like an usual game would need.

Why do I already love PSC?
As you may already know, music catches my attention more than images, and this time it actually took me totally in!
Also, did you see how smooth does the gameplay seem? this would be definitely a great game to fill some of those boring moments that everyone has from time to time.

But, as usual, the release date isn't announced and if you're not one of those lucky guys that tried it at "Eurogamer expo" at the end of this september, you will have to wait for something playable from the beginning of the next year.

You can find more about Rich Edwards here: http://www.richmakegame.com/

5 Nov 2011

MINECON, right after the corner!

Hey all!
Today I realized that I still never talked about the major indie-related event, as you can see above, I'm going to spend a couple of minutes talking about Minecon!
It will take place in Las Vegas on the 18th and 19th of November, and, could you imagine that all the available tickets were sold already 2 weeks ago? every damn fan of Minecraft will be there, well not everyone, I'll be following it from here hoping to find a place where it will get streamed. Let's say that every fan that has money and spare time would be there :P.

Friday, November 18th
10 a.m. Game Room and Exhibit Hall Open
1 - 3 p.m. Keynote Address and Minecraft Launch with Notch
4 - 6:30 p.m. Breakout classes on your favorite Minecraft subjects
7 - 10 p.m. Miners' Party
11pm - 2 a.m. Diamond Party (Over 21)

Saturday, November 19th
10 a.m. Game Room and Exhibit Hall Open
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout classes on your favorite Minecraft subjects 4 - 6:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony Celebration 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Diamond Party (Over 21)

Now that I've seen this, I just want to know what's that Diamond party, too bad, I'm 20 (I'll never know Q_Q).
Though, I'm afraid that I'm making this post just because I really wanted to be there, yeah, that's absolutely because of that.
Let me just end this up by saying that, if there will be a streaming up, I'm so going to make a fully detailed post about Minecon, remember that people think that they will finally announce the end of the eternal beta!

4 Nov 2011

Facebook page!

Yo guys,
Finally I was able to create a facebook page, so please, like Should Be Indie, there will be a little banner right beneath twitter's one here on the upper right corner of the homepage so check it ;)

This was made in order to have a real chance to create a strong and active community, who knows, it may happen. SPREAD THE WORD!