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Indie Game Night: Mimic Arena + BoxFighter

  • Ground Kontrol 511 Northwest Couch Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Every Last Thursday, Indie Game Night invites you to play and preview new and unreleased independently-developed video games in Ground Kontrol's lounge. These games are made by small teams (often just a few people) and are usually retro-inspired with refined game play that's easy to pick up in just a couple of rounds. This month, we're featuring two exciting projects from local developers - Mimic Arena by Tiny Horse Games, and BoxFighter by Timepiece Games!

MIMIC ARENA [Tiny Horse Games]

Mimic Arena is a local-multiplayer platform shooter with a twist. Up to four players are pitted against one another in a high energy, hectic battlefield that will test even the most seasoned gamers’ reflexes. Thankfully you will have some backup: your past self! Everything the player does, wherever they go, every shot fired; is recorded and then played back again as a Mimic. When your character is destroyed, these clones automatically spawn to fight alongside you. Your Mimics will provide useful distractions, supporting fire, and allow more advanced players to utilize strategies like zoning and coordinated attacks.

Throughout the battle, players and Mimics will be able to equip themselves with an assortment of weapons - such as Reflective Disks that can deflect projectiles, or the terrain-piercing Phase Beam, which cuts through platforms and all players attempting to take cover. With the right weapon, these clones can prove to be a dependable ally or a troublesome enemy. Control your shots for precision and efficiency, or let them fly wild and embrace the bullet storm that is bound to ensue.

BOXFIGHTER [Timepiece Games]

BoxFighter is the joint effort of Alex Kelly and Caedmon Sullivan, whose decade-long friendship was founded on a deep and abiding passion for fighting games. After years of watching the genre recycle tropes, they decided to stop complaining about the flaws in the industry and make something to set the standard they feel all other games have failed to meet. BoxFighter challenges every assumption about Fighting Games in ways that appeal both to veterans of the genre and abject newcomers alike!

Get down here at 7 and join gamemaster Rich Lau, who will be on hand to help you get started. There's no cost to play and no pressure to win, just grab a beer and a controller and have a blast!

Indie Game Night · Every Last Thursday · 7pm-late · 21+ · FREE