It is well and truly the second half of 2019! So far, in this column at least, I’ve already recommended 24 great little free indie games this year. They’re perfect for playing during a short break, on your morning or evening commute, or on a rainy weekend evening.
Check out the April, May and June recommendations if you missed them. For now, take a look at The Indie Toaster’s July round-up of free indie games to play. Let us know if you like any of these suggestions by leaving a comment below!
You’ll need a keyboard to play this and guess what? It’s great fun to play with a friend! Created by Adam Pype for the 43rd Ludum Dare game jam, Keyboard Twister is exactly what it claims to be; so flex those fingers and get ready.
Keyboard Twister is essentially the classic game of Twister, but played with just one hand on your own keyboard. Just press and hold down whichever key is highlighted to score points. If you enjoy this, make sure you check out Pokey Dokey Paradise by Ludipe.
The Midnight Bakery
I love baking and I love Bitsy. So when @dreamingamaris released The Midnight Bakery, of course I had to check it out! The Midnight Bakery was made for Jamcraft 3, a jam about crafting that ran from 11-23 June 2019, and the theme was “Dark”.
You play as a midnight baker, who has been left alone in the bakery by a mysterious aunt. Several, er…, interesting customers will come to you with a variety of requests. You will have the opportunity to turn a customer into a frog, bake a giant catnip cake and (maybe) save the world.
Morning Makeup Madness
Morning Makeup Madness is one of Jenny Jiao Hsia’s very cute and adorable creations. Will you end up with a no make-up look, get your eyebrows on fleek or end up as a hot mess? You only get 10 seconds to get your make-up on using your mouse and the Q, W, E, R and T keys. Ready, get set and make-up!
The Things We Lost In The Flood
From the maker of the hilarious Balloonbound comes a game of a totally different nature. Awkward Silence Games, that is Dean Moynihan, recently released The Things We Lost In The Flood which is set in a very watery post-apocalyptic world.
It’s a pretty surreal and lonely existence where you can write messages and chuck ’em away in a bottle. You can also read messages that other people have left behind, some of which may or may not be useful advice. Should you collect drones? Then put them into the giant box? What about that subway? Do you obey the giant signboard? Hurry up if you want to play this – Dean has said that when 100 players complete “a fairly tough task in the game“, it will end the game for everyone!
These were The Indie Toaster’s four recommendations for free indie games to play this month. Let us know what you think of the titles above in the comments section, or send us your recommendations here!