Hey! Tell me about your favorite indie games.

Platformers, RPGs, Puzzle Games, Adventure games. Maybe other stuff, but not FPSs.

I'm looking for stuff made by small teams or individuals, weird, game jam entries, unfinished, all fine.

It needs to run on linux, or run in an emulator that exists on linux.

Just something I can play for a bit.

@ajroach42 freedom planet

Dice builder, most of it is progressing through set waves of enemies but there's a randomized wave generator if you unlock enough. Runs beautifully (at least for me) on WINE.

@WeeMadHamish Thank you!

@delicasey That sounds neat! What is it?

@ajroach42 platformer. i've heard it described as 'saphhic Sonic' and 'if Treasure made a Sonic game'.


Home Wind kept me busy several hours recently. Free on Stream. Works with Proton. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1572080/Home_Wind/

Platformer, very fun!:
Yoku’s Island Express
Paid, but has a demo.

@ajroach42@retro.social It's a bit intense but this has been a fave for a long time http://lisatherpg.com/

Hyperlight Drifter is pretty epic too

Vampire Survivors (runs in Proton) is a GotY contender that costs $4.

Imagine if Castlevania was a bullet hell but also a rogue-like but also very chill.

@ajroach42 I've linked it before, but this is an excellent puzzle game built on an old platformer: https://keenwiki.shikadi.net/wiki/Fall_Up

@ajroach42 the last game I had really enjoyed was Inscryption. If you haven't yet seen it, try to go in knowing nothing about it

It's a.. uh... card game.

@ajroach42 Cloud Gardens

ran fine in Wine for me, no special libraries or anything

Kinda spatial reasoning puzzler, not especially challenging on those merits, but being the weeds growing over the corpse over the old world is hypnotic


  • Slashem. Not Sl-ex. Slashem.

  • All thing devours. (Z-Machine)

  • Spiritwrak (Z-Machine)

  • Hexoshi

  • UFO:AI


@ajroach42 https://tic80.com/play?cart=328 neat little platformer.

https://orionsoft.itch.io/escape2042 Cool platformer that includes roms for a bunch of different systems.

@ajroach42 Maybe give Duskers a try? Top-down real-time roguelike, where you remote pilot drones around derelict spaceships, looking for resources and trying to figure out what happened. to make everything... uh... derelict. http://duskers.misfits-attic.com/

@ajroach42 Approaching Infinity. Space Roguelike with EVERYTHING in it. Currently being "Evolved" so in Earlt Access.

@ajroach42 it’s not indie but Knights of the old republic is possible my favourite.

@TOC This is not especially helpful, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

@ajroach42 one of my favorites under this description is Starseed Pilgrim which has pretty short runs. site says it has a linux version but I played it on windows.

@ajroach42 Patrick's Parabox is great puzzle-gaming fun, and it has a native Linux build. https://itch.io/b/1331/patricks-parabox-original-soundtrack-bundle

@ajroach42 Anything in the Necrodancer series. My favorite "easy to get into, very hard to master" game. Not platformer, but it gives me the same happy brain juices as my favorite platformers.
Oh and World of Goo is a great puzzle game, I think it has a Linux version, but if not, it should run fine in Wine.
Both are by small teams, although they are pretty well known by know, they both won awards and stuff.

@ajroach42 I almost solely play rando stuff from itch.io now, mainly from the Ukraine or BLM bundles. Celeste, Lennas Inception, ROM, Night in the Woods. Valerie Dusk's weird shit will fuck you up, it's great.

The Stanley Parable Ultra-Deluxe just came out, I'm waffling on platform choices atm. TSP 1.0 was the best game of that year. Maybe decade.

@ajroach42 I can vouch for Inscryption. You can also download Kaycee's mod, which is an official mod that adds an extra play mode (I would recommend to do this after beating the game).

Another chill game is Stardew Valley, if you're into cutesy farming sims.

I recently played The shotgun king and it's really fun, a mix between chess and roguelike that was made for ludum dare (and won)

Stardew Valley. Granted, it kinda outgrew the 'indie' tag some, but still. And dwarf fortress for its concept, though I never managed to worm my way into it at all.

@ajroach42 No Man's Sky, by Hello Games. :)