What makes itch.io a little difficult at times is finding things that are interesting to play. Discovery is a real issue when great ideas are buried among high school projects and nasty little efforts to scam a quick buck from players. With that in mind, I thought what might be helpful to readers would be if I did a brief write-up of interesting games that I’ve come across on itch.io each week. In many cases these games will be unfinished or “in development,” but I’m highlighting them because they promise something special and are well worth keeping on the radar.
Note: I also haven’t played these games. I highlight them as interesting based on the itch.io description and concept. Where I find the time to do actual reviews or other coverage, I will compose separate articles on the game in question. These aren’t so much an endorsement (or piece of criticism) as they are a head’s up.
Naturally, if you want to pick up a couple of the Dee Dee visual novels while you’re there on itch.io to support our work here, I would be eternally grateful!
I’m not sure how complete Sierra Nevada is, but it’s looking like it’s in good shape already, and it has a lot of potential. It is an indie strategy/town builder game, where you do all the usual things you’d expect fr the genre – you collect resources and money and use those to build up the town. Rather than that being the end of it, though, there are also bandits and wolves to defend against as you look to carve out a little utopia in the heartland of America.
– Matt S.
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