Indie Gaming

… because sometimes the best games aren’t the most publicised.

Just a quickie. This is a post about art more than anything. Because of work commitments I’ve not been playing many games, but one night I was feeling creative and drew some characters from Recettear: An item shop’s tale, Chantelise: tale of two sisters and Fortune Summoners: Secret of the elemental stones. These games are all from Japan and we re-released in English by Carpe Fulgur, and they have all managed to find their way into my Steam library of games.

Enjoy this sample of pictures and more posts will be coming when I get all my exams out of the way.

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Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale – A must play if you want no life for a few days

If I can only say one thing about this game it’s that it’s surprisingly addictive and doesn’t take long to get the hang of. Even if you don’t meet your goal amount each week, it doesn’t get boring. There’s a lot more thinking involved than I first expected, but it’s a completely different and interesting twist on the idea of the RPG. I mean, you get to actually run the item shop that you’d only visit in every other game! If it’s taught me anything though, it’s that running a business is no laughing matter, unless its digital like this, then it’s not such a big deal if you mess up. You can just try again 😛 It doesn’t shy away from typical RPG style completely though, as you can also take on dungeons in a bid to collect items for your store. With a bit of both worlds, it’s a good balance that you could get a good few hours out of.

– Toripopsy

MapleStory Adventures, my Facebook guilty pleasure

I am one of those people who are considered a little sad in that I like playing Facebook games. My favourite at the minute is MapleStory Adventures. I’ve been playing it for a while now, and even though you have the annoyance of having to wait for your energy to refill for hours, I find myself clicking on it every day, to the point where I’m not making as quick progress anymore, even with with my second character! Still, if you’re a Facebooker and like fighting random monsters to complete quests, it’s kinda fun, at least for a little while.

MapleStory Adventures on Facebook