Indie Freebies: The Endless Express and Fatigue | Gaming Respawn

Always short of a few bob, each week I scour the internet for fun, interesting or just plain curious Indie Freebies. This week’s highlighted titles are: The Endless Express, a quirky open-world odyssey; and Fatigue, an early demo for an isometric survival horror adventure.
The Endless Express

There’s something delightfully innocent about The Endless Express. It’s a game that takes pleasure in exploration purely for exploration’s sake. You awake on a train, unsure of where you are or what you were even doing in the first place. An unseen guard politely advises you that the train is heading to the depot but will let you off here and that if you cross the river, you’ll be able to catch a train that’ll help you get home.

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2 thoughts on “Indie Freebies: The Endless Express and Fatigue | Gaming Respawn

  1. Fatigue sounds fascinating – obviously our heroes (Link, Gordon Freeman, basically every game protagonist) never needs fuel or rest, so it will be interesting to see how they work food and sleep into a video game.

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    • Well, it won’t be the first game to introduce the need to eat and sleep, e.g. Fallout/Skyrim in survival/hardcore mode, some of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games did it and obviously things like Don’t Starve and Day Z, but these are open-world games with strong survival mechanics and some RPG elements to them. But it is rather unusual in what is essentially an evolution of the point-and-click puzzle adventure (albeit controlled by a gamepad in manner more similar to Silent Hill or Resident Evil). It seems to work well in the demo, but the real test is it if the novelty eventually wears off and becomes too annoying or distracting from the other game elements.

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