The Undead Syndrome: Low-Budget Horror

The Undead Syndrome is a bizarre trip that would make anyone question why they’re playing it. But giving the game even a short bit of your time will leave you with an experience that has an unforgettable presentation and atmosphere… for both the right and wrong reasons.

As with any DLSite game, you can find the game here.


Super Panda Ball – Momentum Fueled by Masochism

Super Panda Ball is an obstacle course style game featuring a panda who likes to be hit a little too much. This Japanese doujin title combines physics based movement and an obstacle course structure. It can be purchased via


Inaho Town: Dynamite Bomb!! – Strange People of a Certain Fighting Game


The Japanese indie / doujin fighting game scene isn’t anything new or unheard of. While no Guilty Gear or BlazBlue in popularity, there are titles like Melty Blood that have gained at least some following. Inaho Town: Dynamite Bomb!! isn’t the most obscure doujin fighter either, yet it also lacks much fanfare. I generally go into doujin games expecting little, but found the title to be surprisingly accessible and competent for the genre.

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Drowning in Puzzles with Aqua Cube


Most Japanese indie games haven’t been prevalent in the industry over the last decade. A growing Steam presence is starting to bring many of these games to light, but plenty have yet to make the transition. Until recently, they were almost exclusively created for low-print runs at Japanese conventions or, in the cases of digital distribution, shoved in the obscure corners of the internet. This includes Aqua Cube, a cute puzzle platformer released for PC back in 2008.

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Blue Port J: A Charming Island Adventure


I can’t help but wonder what thoughts run through your mind when presented with the promotional image for Blue Port J: Summer Sky Prelude, shown above. I’m preconditioned to be a bit suspicious of a Japanese games featuring young girls. It also doesn’t help that the developer, FoxEye, seems to have a sexual fascination with drowning.

No, please don’t leave! There’s a lot to Blue Port J outside of young girls in skimpy swimsuits.

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