Every month, as part of the regular monthly meetings of the Austin, TX independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, we do a very casual & chatty rundown of the ten or so games from the previous month for the audience, to give people — especially those curious onlookers from outside the indie community itself — a look at what they may have missed. The featured games are both local and global, and both indie and, on occasion, a bit-bigger-budget — what binds them together is simply that they’re all amazing.
In keeping with the tongue-in-tobacco-packed-cheek tone, we call these run-downs A Fistful of Indies, which are presented here on Venus Patrol for your reference, each fully-annotated, -linked, and off-the-cuff blurbed, in addition to their home on the JUEGOS RANCHEROS site.
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Already mastered all of Foddy’s wacky-olympic oeuvre like QWOP, PoleRiders & Winner Vs Loser and in desperate need of another physical sport fix? Enter Captain Games, aka Justin Smith, who’s just released the PC version of his Realistic Summer Sports Simulator as a free download.
Smith is the creator behind PC/iOS classics like local-favorite ursine driving-sim Enviro-Bear and indisputable best Oregon Trail remix So Long, Oregon, and Realistic itself is the latest former App Store release gone free.
See the iOS trailer above for a breakdown of the Summer Sports events, and don’t hesitate to grab the release — as one of the selection at this year’s Fantastic Arcade, I can say first-hand that it was the near-sole cause of a lot of awkward, sudden laughing-out-loud from a number of otherwise silent, headphoned arcade-goers throughout the weekend. [via Foddy]