Does everyone know freeindiegam.es? You should, and now you do. Curated by indie/diy gamers Increpare, Terry Cavanagh, Noyb, Porpentine and Aquine (yes, only Terry is using his real name. And check all these links for more amazing games!), they post new free downloadable and/or online-playable free games. Check it early and often.
Martian Middle School Dance is by Benedict Fritz, and I’m looking forward to playing more of his games.
I actually thought it was by Jake Elliott, 1/2 of Cardboard Computer, who are responsible for the gorgeously fun-to-play Kentucky Route Zero that I’ve written about before that combines adventure, visual exploration, poetic prose, with a choose-your-own adventure style. I notice similarities that this game uses simple text dialogue and lets you choose a text answer to proceed in the game, letting you make minimal poetic choices that affect your place in the game. Ultimately, it’s an adventure as an alien trying to navigate a middle school dance, and ultimately, isn’t that all life really is? Play it! The game was created in Unity.-LT