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GDC 2013: 18 indie games in 50 words

7 Grand Steps

7 Grand Steps

A genre-buster inspired by penny arcade games. Take generations of your family through the ancient world by balancing resources and skills, and get back stories about the family as time goes by. Hugely inspiring and strange. A must-play.

Pig Eat Ball

Pig Eat Ball

If this game got any more retro, it'd lap time. It's a top-down game involving individually-controlled space pigs eating balls fired into the void by floating tennis serving machines. If you needed any more convincing, the whole thing is inspired by Hungry Hungry Hippos .

Jazz Punk

Jazz Punk

Frankly, this confused me. It appears to be a first-person comedy game, where you wander a retro-cyberpunk city of cartoony saturated Lego-like color. Has a Thirty Flights of Loving feel about it.

Soundodger

Soundodger

As the name implies, this is a game about dodging music. The walls of the screen shoot syncopated missiles at the player situated in the center of the screen, who has to avoid being hit by them. It looked cute, but will need a few other mechanics to shine like, say, Hundreds .