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July 16, 2019

7 New Indie Games to Love: July Week 2

We're roughly half-way through July 2019, and you know what? The indie game release fairy has been pretty darn good to us so far, with Sea of Solitude, Blazing Chrome, and Eagle Island finally out and about ready to be enjoyed, with even more terrific indie games due out over the course of July. If you don't believe us, you can see what else is in store this month over here.

Just because we're now in the second week of July, that doesn't mean you need to miss the best indie game releases from the first week of the month - just click on this very link, and you'll be immersed in additional digital delights! Additional to what? Why, in addition to our latest curated collection of indie games, which can be found below!
Featuring Investi-Gator, Kubifaktorium, Total Party Kill, and more.

July 14, 2019

The #DiscordFamNews July 2019

Check out some of the cool stuff going on with our Discord fam and join us to see all the things. ♥


July 13, 2019

Accept the Real Me

Because sometimes you have to dig deep and rip open the wounds for the world to see. Here is a thing that is a thing that will be a torturous thing so I suggest pretending to understand this mess of a thing.

Note: Don’t be afraid this will become a thing that crops up on the site all the time. I may expand/tweak/clean this post with time but most of this stuff will be the in the theme of streaming as well as the health channel on Discord. I’ll be keeping it mostly to really specific locations and not all over the site. I don't fully know what I am doing or where this is going either.

I understand I may lose some people because of this. What I am about to do is the hardest thing I will ever do in my whole life. It will be messy and tear ridden. I feel like it has to be done. I have a gut feeling I need to break this open. I don’t expect you to fully understand. I also had to speed write this and not think to hard or I wouldn’t do it at all.

I know that on the surface level I do not need you to accept me in order to accept me as Indie Game Lover. You are here for the goods, the games, the inspiration, and the love. Yet, behind all the goods is that core of accepting people, of trying to help others know they aren’t alone, and building a community based on caring principles. However, I don’t let anyone else the chance to accept me in return.

With this small platform and my helping personality I want to try and bring those who want on this journey to bettering ourselves because we want to, while letting others accept us as the mess we are already in case we never get any better. We need to be better at accepting things as they are now so we don’t miss out on life in as a whole.

Does this make sense? #AcceptTheRealMe.

That day I posted the one selfie with bravery and in hopes of helping someone was difficult but people said nice things and I started to feel guilty. It was a “cute selfie” taken at that “social media angle” where I look ok but I know it isn’t the real me. I am fat. I don’t need the sugar coated acceptable words. I am well aware of my issues. I am not fluffy or thick, I am fat.

I struggle with that real me and I have mentioned my depression battles a tiny bit but I also have social anxiety and weight issues. I have fallen victim to the curse that society places on everyone and as such I miss out on chances to do things. I miss out on seeing things. I house myself in as much as possible because I don’t want people to look at me and judge me for my weight.

And then the cycle continues, eat for depression, be depressed for eating. A relentless torture. Eat to hurt myself and feel sick, and then feel depressed for being depressed. I can barely breathe in my own skin due to intense fear of everyone around me. I over think at every step of everything and I don’t believe I should even have anything nice happen to me.

My own current self-value is that of nothing. I have let the world and loads of people break me into submission and break me into thinking that I have zero value, that I am worthless, and that I have no point to being around. That for some reason my weight means I am no longer worthy of being a human being, “you are lucky I like you because good luck finding anyone else who does.” You have no idea the dark plagues that scream in my mind all the time.

Even with Indie Game Lover and the more than full time amount of hours I can spend on things (not counting Oliver’s work as well) I still feel this intense phobia that if someone RTs something, it wasn’t deserved. If someone drops $1 I am not even worthy of that even though the hours never end. Even though I am one of the hardest workers you will ever meet. Even though I can care about everyone else, no one should care about me. The more IGL grows, the more undeserving I feel and the more paranoid I become over being a hidden disappointment.

I know I have turned all the hate into productivity, all those voices and replays in my head have molded me into being helping and caring and a workaholic (instead of turning into an asshole). I wouldn’t change anything that has happened as the shiniest most helpful parts of me fuel off of the torment. However, I am trying to put my foot down now with views of myself. Out of defiance against the battle that is so strong I am entering not only Indie Game Lover 2.0, but also me as a human 2.0.

In the back of my mind I know I have a lot of value. I have a lot of qualities that are rare to find, and even more rare to find together. I am tired of thinking I have to hate myself instead of being proud of all the things I have managed to do and the person I manage to be. I am a good person.

I can’t fix the rest of my problems unless I crack open the root of them. I can’t help others who are struggling like me unless I am willing to talk about it. No it is not easy I have spent a day crying while trying to write this but if I can be some kind of voice because it will help others then I will do it because then it will also help me, which then means I can…help others even better. I am forcing myself to go against every fiber of my soul to do this more in the open in hopes of helping others.

So here is starting me. The real me. The not angled perfectly me. The full embarrassing me. Although I have been attempting to progress for a bit already I am considering this to be day one. Day one in to trying to accept what I am already while I try to work on improving my life expectancy so I can make up for lost time.

All I want to do is be honest and let those who want to still stick around stick around based on what is real. And those that want to follow any of the journey can come to The Cringe Factory at Twitch or join the growing Discord family.
I just feel like there is a voice in my head whispering that someone out there needs to see someone like me at the messy start so they can know they have value too. We all do (unless you are cruel to others)-- you are not alone.
Day one numbers (July 13th 2019):
275 pounds // 19.6429 stones // 124.738 KG?
The worst I have ever been was 299 pounds (on record may have been worse).

Let us just get cringy together.

July 11, 2019


Solo is an introspective puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.

Romantic love will set hearts aglow
Love from family and friends will make you grow
A love for the world will help you know
But learning self-love will let you breathe Solo
Indie Game: Solo

July 10, 2019

Moonlight Feature: Clam Man

What do you love about your game?
"We love it because it's completely silly. It doesn't take itself seriously, and the whole game reflects that. It's just fun, it's just made to make you laugh. It's akin to watching a long comedy movie and having input in the story and solving some puzzles along the way. Just have fun, dude."
Indie Game Clam Man

July 9, 2019

7 New Indie Games to Love: July Week 1

Well, here we are: July! This majestic month only displays its full, glorious plumage half-way through any given year, and wouldn't you know it, as we take our first dainty steps into the second half of 2019, so July's awe-inspiring colours and patterns have bloomed right before our very eyes. It may have taken a while to get here, but it was certainly worth the wait!

Something else that has been worth the wait is the excellent crop of indie games we'll be seeing in July! We've already been treated to Sea of Solitude, with Blazing Chrome and Eagle Island touching down very soon, too - there are more terrific indie games due out over the course of July, and you can catch glimpses of them in our curated collection by clicking right over here when you're ready to exert that energy.

Oh! But what other indie games have found their way into the world recently? Perhaps games that were all released during the very first week of July? You need only use your sense of sight on the text, images, and video below to discover the answer to that question.
Featuring Investi-Gator, Kubifaktorium, Total Party Kill, and more.

July 8, 2019

14 of June's Very Best Indie Games

During the month of June 2019 alone, Indie Game Lover featured 28 indie games in our weekly highlight videos, but which of these games were the best received by their respective audiences? Which continued to catch our eye?

Are you giving it a think? Are you thinking too hard? Because... you're making a face like your brain is burning, but a few sparkles have appeared in your eyes as though you might have thought of some great indie games from the past month, so we'll help you out with the rest - here are 14 of the very best indie games released in June!

July 5, 2019

She Remembered Caterpillars

A fungipunk fantasy about love, loss, and holding on, told in the format of a color-based puzzle game. A tale as the bond between parent and child, this lush and bewildering title will have players testing their wits against a variety of challenges, all beautiful and very strange.

Memories consumed her
Grief trembled her speech
She Remembered Caterpillars
Butterflies were out of reach
Indie Game She Remembered Caterpillars

July 3, 2019

7 New Indie Games to Love: June Week 4

We're already dipping our toes into July, but before you dive all the way into that particular all-consuming lake, we invite you to take one last look back at June 2019 - the very last week of that month, to be precise - to discover a collection of new and extraordinary indie games to love, all presented below in the form of still and moving images that, all together, represent a curated collection. Quite fancy.

If you're interested, you can click on this link right here to absorb the names and images of more June indie games, including the likes of Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King, ZED, Warlocks 2: God Slayers, 198X, My Friend Pedro, and Fujii!

But whoa~ho~ho~ho! Stop the car! We've got an emergency, can't you see? There are even more June indie games to discover, which we have made easy to do thanks to this list over here containing indie game releases from the first and second week of June, as well as this other one over here with another set of indie games from the third week of June.

Are you quite done? Ready or not, it's time to move on to our new list of fresh indie games, this time released during the fourth and final week of June!
Featuring Hardcore Mecha, Rain City, A.N.N.E., and more.

July 1, 2019

July Linkup Thread and June Highlights

Just a little note that the July Indie Game Link Up Thread is live on Twitter so be sure to share your games (even WIP or crowdfunding stages). ♥

Just a little note that the July Indie Game Link Up Thread is live on Twitter.
Check out some of June's highlights below. ♥

Head to the linkup to share your games (ready to buy, WIP, wishlisting, or crowdfunding etc). I will be looking at everything, doing a lot of RTs, pulling for minis-shouts, putting together a collection of highlights for a post at the end/start of the month, and possibly more just from this thread alone. Yes it is a lot of work but I love helping. ♥

P.S. Submit again; always wanting to see progress, updates, or game reminders for everyone even if you submitted (or were highlighted) last time!

You can also submit in full for other possibilities on the submission forms here.

You can chat with the fam as well on Discord if you'd like (never a requirement for anything).

10 June Indie Game Linkup Highlights Below ♥

June 30, 2019

Handmade and Gaming Collides 01

One of the big forces behind Indie Game Lover™ has been an inspirational portion, not only to be inspired to play the games but also to be inspired by the games. Were you inspired to make something? Tag us on Twitter @IndieGameLover with your creation (any kind of creative realm including game fan art).

Below you will find the collision feature that pulls from the bright colors of Jumpai and leads you through a brain wave of handmade related goodies from earrings to planters. Come and feel inspired with us!

Inspired by indie game Jumpai

Take Me Away

To Magical Places

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