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Awesome Indies: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a Kickstarter funded classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

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Available on the Nintendo WiiU, 3DS as well as Steam Greenlight for $14.99.

Awesome Indies: The Last Door

Episodic horror game, with original low-res visuals and a gorgeous orchestral music score. Surrounded by a thrilling sound atmosphere, player’s will experience a really immersive environment through the stimulation of their imagination, just like classic horror writers like Poe and Lovecraft used to.

This is a free game! Each time they publish a new chapter, the previous one becomes free for everybody. You can support the development of the next chapter with a ‘pay what you want’ donation to unlock the newest chapter. 

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Awesome Indies: Dead Pixels

A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply causing the recently deceased rise from their graves. Now you have to shoot your way through the hordes of undead to reach your only hope for survival. On the way to your rescue you will have to search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.

With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels.

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Available for $2.99 on Steam

Free Demo or full version for 80 MSP ($1) on Xbox Live Arcade

Awesome Indies: Monaco

Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off the perfect heist.

Play with up to four people online or on the same screen. Compete with others via daily leaderboards on Steam. Find out why it won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2010 Independent Games Festival. 

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Available for PC on Steam $14.99

It has been delayed for Xbox Live release but should be available soon after a patch fixing some errors is approved.