Indie Games Spotlight – P.O.L.L.O.N & RPG Tycoon

Welcome back to another Indie Showcase, the place where we focus on the indie games that are getting us excited or are just that little bit different.

P.O.L.L.E.N

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P.O.L.L.E.N was one of the first games that I got back to for an interview leading up to EGX 2015. The game didn’t stand out particularly other that the fact that is VR based. I have tried other VR games before but was still trying to find the one that will make me think that VR will be a viable way to play. I really didn’t think that this would be the one, and with an appointment to try Playstation VR looking like the more interesting prospect, I was pleasantly surprised when a small indie game with a very plain stand shone out to be as my game of the show. P.O.L.L.E.N sees you don and Oculus Rift and sends you out to explore a research base on Titan, replacing the missing crew. While there are no monsters to fight (or now that I have seen), exploring the base, interacting with the scenery is eery enough.

The beauty in P.O.L.L.E.N is that it has been built from the ground up with VR in mind. The developers did confirm that it can be played without the VR headset but the use of the Oculus adds so much to the enjoyment & immersion when exploring. Looking around the base, throwing darts, unlocking doors, playing basketball and picking up note pads are all part of P.O.L.L.E.N. and if you get the chance to give it a go, jump off the second floor banister, not going to lie, it felt a little scary.

To find out more, just click HERE.

RPG Tycoon

RPG Tycoon

RPG Tycoon is a little different to the rest on these lists as it is already available to play on Steam Green Light. RPGT follows the theme of other tycoon games and allows you to build up your kingdom from the ground up. Based around questing & gathering resources, RPGT has an easy UI to get to grips with and instantly feels familiar, staying true to the nature of tycoon games but doing something a little different. It has simple graphics but considering that it has been developed by pretty much one guy it looks nice enough  and with the larger focus on the mechanics you spend very little time being concerned with the unrealistic feel of the trees.

The gameplay takes place over a period of 25 years. This brings the gameplay challenge of creating the best kingdom you can in the timeframe before starting over to beat your score. There are Steam achievements for the game so those who crave an extra accomplishment can get that satisfaction. Hoping to get a full release soon on PC & Mac the games will ship with pretty much the same features as it has now, although the developers are looking forward to adding more modes as time goes on.

To find out more, just click HERE.

That’s a wrap on this Indie Showcase! Let us know if you are excited for this games or any other by posting in the comments below. You can also check out our social media accounts to get involved.

  • mtjburton

    Might have to check out RPG Tycoon, only £5.59 🙂

  • mtjburton

    Might have to check out RPG Tycoon, only £5.59 🙂