From laser-jousting deathmatches to bird-noir crime thrillers, The Indie Mixtape contains five of the most interesting and exciting games from the best indie talent out there.
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Positive (11 reviews) - 90% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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About This Game


Here at Curve, we love indie games. Who doesn't? Well, probably some people don't, but we wouldn't trust 'em.

But we love indie games SO MUCH, we embarked on a journey to find some of the most exciting and interesting independent development talent out there and help them bring their titles in front of a bigger audience.

From illuminating roguelikes, to non-euclidean puzzlers, all the way through to hyper-futuristic couch joust-em-ups - you're going to be experiencing the full-fat cream of what the indie development world has to offer.

So here they are, presented all in one handy place - just for you.

Enjoy!




The deeper you travel the darker it gets,
and you only have your arrows to light the way.

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They say the city's a roost for every bird.

Detective Chirpums is more than happy to disagree with that. Almost as much as he is downing a bottle of Grackle's Finest in one sitting.

He's the city's best detective. He's the city's only detective. Because someone had to.

And he's got a new case. It's his only chance at paying rent for the month. And not unlike too many of his cases, this one comes with a dame in sheep's clothing.”

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hets is a very fast, very difficult platformer about shooting monsters in dark randomized caves.

After each cave treat yourself to a well deserved rest and an upgrade that will help you fend off the ever increasing amount of beasts you encounter.

What is actually the deal with those statues by the way?

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LAZA KNITEZ!! is a fast-paced jousting deathmatch game for up to 4 players.

Teleport to the neon-lit ALL CAPS technofuture and challenge your friends to mind-blowing hypercombat.

Fire your laser-lance from a distance, get up close and personal to impale your foes or use 7 different power-ups to your tactical advantage.

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Guide a cube-headed hero through a mind-bending world, with levels designed to challenge your ideas of space.

Discover a portal to the mysterious Warp Zone, and reveal the truth behind the Dark Stranger.


p.s. Our trailer music is 'Please Listen Carefully' by the uber-talented Jahzzar: http://betterwithmusic.com/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: 1Ghz Dual Core or higher
    • Graphics: Integrated or higher
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Positive (11 reviews)
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Arkham
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
It's a bundle of 5 games. Though 4 of them didn't really interest me, Roguelight was fantastic. It is a mix of Spelunky/Downwell with Rogue Legacy type rogue-lite permanent progression. Roguelight is a small game, but I had fun learning the secrets of mastering the game and collecting the upgrades. Well worth getting this bundle on sale for that game alone.
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taffenoah
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Only really got enjoyment out of one of the games, but it's a cool concept!
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Feared aLIEn Voodoo
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 8, 2015
Did you know that writing & drawing are magical acts?
Are you hip to the SECRETSPACEPROGRAM?
Got mushrooms?
Do you eat sushi?
Do you wish Andy Warhol had developed video games?
Are you tired of Corporate oppression?
Want to stick it to the man? ewww!
Well check out this mixtape I found.
Your mom is going to love it.
Remember you have to flip it over before the tape stops because the cassette keeps getting stuck if you let it reach the end of side 1.
Other than that
1989/1989
'nuff said.
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virotti
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: October 4, 2015
I've played all games, and completed one of them (Detective Chirpums). Here is what I think:

Test Chamber: After playing some levels, I can say this is, to me, the best game in this package. Very interesting puzzles that require seeing things from different angles, nice Fez-looking characters and clean, cool graphics.

Roguelight: Really nice rogue-like game, which has a very interesting play with light, nice gameboy-like graphics and many upgrades. I've reached level 3, and I plan to try it a bit more to see if I can finish it. You can get this game for free or pay what you want here: http://managore.itch.io/roguelight

Detective Chirpums: The game is mostly filled up with dialogs, with only 3 puzzles and some dialog choices that don't seem to matter much (you just get a different dialog response). It's not a great game, but it's OK.

Hets: cool graphics, randomized levels, you get upgrades when you finish a level. Not too bad, but after playing it 44 times, I got bored and decided to never play it again.

Laz Knitez: joust game with shooting mechanics and some weird power-ups. Played it for a couple of minutes (by myself) and quit. Could be nice with friends, but it is boring alone.


So, to sum it up, I think Roguelight and Test Chamber make ths mixtape worth it, specially if you get it at the current discount (80%). If you read this later, make sure you wait for a discount.
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FELIX
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 29, 2015
Worth it for RougeLight alone!
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Superconsole
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24, 2015
Out of the 5 games in the bundle Daniel Lissen's Roguelight was by far my favourite with it's gameboy visual style, challenging gameplay and clever mechanics.

If you're into puzzle games Test Chamber is also worth a look, with its cool isometric perspectives, minimalist but polished visuals and brain-aching puzzles.

For a full review of Curve's Indie Mixtape is right here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjVk5eLrEk
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RandomVintage
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27, 2015
I spent my $8.50 not really expecting to get anything out of it, but i found this quirkly little spattering of games to be much more entertaining than I expected. My personal favorite was the mini-noir-like point and click "Dectective Chirpums" which had a smooth and spicy feel to it, with a story intriguing enough to warrant a playthrough. The art style was also very appealing to my anthro side, with all charachters being birds - in my opinion an under-drawn animal. The other titles on the tape are interesting as well, but I have yet to dedicate as much time to them as Detective Chirpums.

A note with respect to LAZA KNITEZ - It seems many are unsatisfied with that game... I feel you guys are missing the point of it. It's a game that's more for comedic value than sheer gaming brilliance. It's probably not worth it's fraction of the tape's cost, but at a party it can be a fun and competitive title. Ya just need to get a few people together to properly enjoy it.

Anyway, I loved this little gem. Some who are not into the more retro side of gaming might not appreciate this game as much as I, and if you are such a person I'd advise against purchasing this. Reguardless of your taste though, even if you only get an hour or two's entertainment out of it, the Indie Mixtape is still a better entertainment value per dollar than an average movie ticket these days, So why not give it a go!
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dom
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27, 2015
a nice, diverse and tasty mix of games that i'd highly recommend to anyone remotely into small things beyond the spotlight. not sure what those """laza knitez""" people were thinking but this bundle is definitely worth the price!
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♥~Ultra Skirt Fighter IV~♥
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24, 2015
Out of the 5 games in this, there is only one I've disliked. Roguelight is a fun and clever little Roguelike with a light and dark mechanic, hets is a really fun and fast-paced action game, Test Chamber is a cute and interesting puzzle game, and Detective Chirpums is a cute little noir-style adventure game. The only game I disliked was Laza Knitez, which I felt was sorta slow and poorly made. Overall, though, a really great package that is absolutely worth the price.
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PaRappa The Drapper
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24, 2015
I suppose...it's a mixtape. So it's hit and miss. Some of the games are good. Some of them are bad. But overall, personally - I believe the bad outway the good (maybe it will change later, I don't know)

I've played them all, and there's only one I liked. The other 4 are bland, repetitive and lack any depth. They have nothing going for them. No story. No fun gameplay. Nothing.

The only one I liked was the puzzle game which actually has fun puzzles and a good story, the rest are complete and utter ♥♥♥♥♥.

Even the one I liked got bland and repetitive quickly. Seriously. Don't waste your money. I brought this from humble store so I gave money to charity, but man...was this a waste. Even as an indie dev, I can't feel that this is one of those things done for a quick buck.

It had so much potential, yet it failed to deliver.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
Out of the 5 games in this, there is only one I've disliked. Roguelight is a fun and clever little Roguelike with a light and dark mechanic, hets is a really fun and fast-paced action game, Test Chamber is a cute and interesting puzzle game, and Detective Chirpums is a cute little noir-style adventure game. The only game I disliked was Laza Knitez, which I felt was sorta slow and poorly made. Overall, though, a really great package that is absolutely worth the price.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
I've played all games, and completed one of them (Detective Chirpums). Here is what I think:

Test Chamber: After playing some levels, I can say this is, to me, the best game in this package. Very interesting puzzles that require seeing things from different angles, nice Fez-looking characters and clean, cool graphics.

Roguelight: Really nice rogue-like game, which has a very interesting play with light, nice gameboy-like graphics and many upgrades. I've reached level 3, and I plan to try it a bit more to see if I can finish it. You can get this game for free or pay what you want here: http://managore.itch.io/roguelight

Detective Chirpums: The game is mostly filled up with dialogs, with only 3 puzzles and some dialog choices that don't seem to matter much (you just get a different dialog response). It's not a great game, but it's OK.

Hets: cool graphics, randomized levels, you get upgrades when you finish a level. Not too bad, but after playing it 44 times, I got bored and decided to never play it again.

Laz Knitez: joust game with shooting mechanics and some weird power-ups. Played it for a couple of minutes (by myself) and quit. Could be nice with friends, but it is boring alone.


So, to sum it up, I think Roguelight and Test Chamber make ths mixtape worth it, specially if you get it at the current discount (80%). If you read this later, make sure you wait for a discount.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2015
Out of the 5 games in the bundle Daniel Lissen's Roguelight was by far my favourite with it's gameboy visual style, challenging gameplay and clever mechanics.

If you're into puzzle games Test Chamber is also worth a look, with its cool isometric perspectives, minimalist but polished visuals and brain-aching puzzles.

For a full review of Curve's Indie Mixtape is right here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjVk5eLrEk
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
I spent my $8.50 not really expecting to get anything out of it, but i found this quirkly little spattering of games to be much more entertaining than I expected. My personal favorite was the mini-noir-like point and click "Dectective Chirpums" which had a smooth and spicy feel to it, with a story intriguing enough to warrant a playthrough. The art style was also very appealing to my anthro side, with all charachters being birds - in my opinion an under-drawn animal. The other titles on the tape are interesting as well, but I have yet to dedicate as much time to them as Detective Chirpums.

A note with respect to LAZA KNITEZ - It seems many are unsatisfied with that game... I feel you guys are missing the point of it. It's a game that's more for comedic value than sheer gaming brilliance. It's probably not worth it's fraction of the tape's cost, but at a party it can be a fun and competitive title. Ya just need to get a few people together to properly enjoy it.

Anyway, I loved this little gem. Some who are not into the more retro side of gaming might not appreciate this game as much as I, and if you are such a person I'd advise against purchasing this. Reguardless of your taste though, even if you only get an hour or two's entertainment out of it, the Indie Mixtape is still a better entertainment value per dollar than an average movie ticket these days, So why not give it a go!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
a nice, diverse and tasty mix of games that i'd highly recommend to anyone remotely into small things beyond the spotlight. not sure what those """laza knitez""" people were thinking but this bundle is definitely worth the price!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
It's a bundle of 5 games. Though 4 of them didn't really interest me, Roguelight was fantastic. It is a mix of Spelunky/Downwell with Rogue Legacy type rogue-lite permanent progression. Roguelight is a small game, but I had fun learning the secrets of mastering the game and collecting the upgrades. Well worth getting this bundle on sale for that game alone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Only really got enjoyment out of one of the games, but it's a cool concept!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
Did you know that writing & drawing are magical acts?
Are you hip to the SECRETSPACEPROGRAM?
Got mushrooms?
Do you eat sushi?
Do you wish Andy Warhol had developed video games?
Are you tired of Corporate oppression?
Want to stick it to the man? ewww!
Well check out this mixtape I found.
Your mom is going to love it.
Remember you have to flip it over before the tape stops because the cassette keeps getting stuck if you let it reach the end of side 1.
Other than that
1989/1989
'nuff said.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
Worth it for RougeLight alone!
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15 of 53 people (28%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
I suppose...it's a mixtape. So it's hit and miss. Some of the games are good. Some of them are bad. But overall, personally - I believe the bad outway the good (maybe it will change later, I don't know)

I've played them all, and there's only one I liked. The other 4 are bland, repetitive and lack any depth. They have nothing going for them. No story. No fun gameplay. Nothing.

The only one I liked was the puzzle game which actually has fun puzzles and a good story, the rest are complete and utter ♥♥♥♥♥.

Even the one I liked got bland and repetitive quickly. Seriously. Don't waste your money. I brought this from humble store so I gave money to charity, but man...was this a waste. Even as an indie dev, I can't feel that this is one of those things done for a quick buck.

It had so much potential, yet it failed to deliver.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny