This week’s highlighted Indie Freebies are Eight Millimeters, an interactive alien invasion documentary; TRY. DIE. REPEAT., a puzzle platformer where death is your friend; and The Littlest Penguin, a rather psychotic adventure game.
DancingEngie’s Eight Millimetres is a short but intriguing little creation. Made for Adventure Jam 2016 (#AdvJam2016) and set in first-person, it’s an interactive documentary about the men and woman who successfully fought off an alien invasion. It begins with a flashback to the film maker’s childhood, six years before the invaders arrive, where he innocently plays toy guns with his sister. It then abruptly cuts to a montage of his own experiences of the brutal conflict. Returning to the present, some 20 years after the war, the documentary moves on to focus on the accounts of other veterans.