IndieCade: International Festival Finalists #6-10

Ross Miller
R. Miller|09.23.08

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IndieCade: International Festival Finalists #6-10
All week, Joystiq will be revealing the 25 finalists for the IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, set to take place October 10 through 17 in Bellevue, Washington. The winners will be announced on October 11.


We would hope it'd be enough to say it's from the creators of Samorost, but if we have to go on, Machinarium takes the classic point-and-click adventure game model and applies it to a world with more character than the 1,000 copies of Scrapland sitting in American McGee's garage waiting to be loved.


Democracy 2

Running a country is probably a hard thing to do, especially when it's not a totalitarian dictatorship (if it was, our Sims and RTS skills would kick in and we'd totally be an awesome Supreme Ruler). With Democracy 2, you can put your "compromise" skills to the test. Or maybe just ignore the people and do what you want. A demo is available for both PC and Mac.

Global Conflict: Palestine
Trying not to take sides, Global Conflict: Palestine puts you in the role of a reporter in Jerusalem trying to capture the stories of the event and prove that the pen is mightier than the AK. Or so we hope. A demo is available for both PC and Mac.

Following in the great tradition of "platformer games with a twist," Polarity has you jumping between two magnetic polarities to traverse the levels by attracting and repelling off the environment. You can download the full game here.

Tank Universal
You're a tank in a Tron-like world. You blow stuff up. What else do you need to know? A demo is available for PC.

Previously: See finalists #1-5
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