Middens is a very, VERY wonderful Indie game. Another RPGmaker Gem, the surrealism and abstract world in the game creates a truly unique experience. And while this game itself is anything, if not a piece of artwork, the game dosen’t make the mistake of forgetting it’s a game. However, I feel only it’s creator, John Clowder, can properly describe this game to you.

"Using collage and pixel art in tandem as its center aesthetic Middens takes the perspective of an ambiguous drifter traversing a veritable x-zone. Roving its interminable wastes the nomad chances upon a sentient revolver beside an ominous pile of remains. The pistol offers its exploit in exchange for a pledge of inextricable companionship. Espousing to be the player’s conscience the dubious weapon directs the drifter to a nearby outpost wherein the story further unfolds.  

Despite its appearance as a wasteland the rift is home to many strange denizens—-some dangerous and others harmless. Whatever their disposition the pistol represents the choice to engage them or to spare them. Offense and passivity both have their appropriate times with rewards and consequences being granted to both paths respectively.”

Having played this game myself, I can tell you that I was not only amazed as a gamer, but inspired as a fellow artist. This game is breathe taking and stupendously atmospheric! It is on par with OFF by Mortis Ghost, and to anyone who enjoyed that game, I highly recommend you give Middens a try. However make no mistake. While the two games share a few similar themes, OFF and Middens are two completely different beasts. It baffling how this game is so unknown by people. So, I felt I should do my part as a fan of this game, and help it get the recognition it deserves, because Middens is truly a one of a kind game.

You can download Middens here from John Clowder’s Tumblr. I also suggest following him because the man is a truly wonderful and creative artist, and also has a very elegant way with words. 

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    /quietly reblogs a bunch of John Clowder stuff because FAVORITE.
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    I watched ManlyBadassHero play this. This was a very interesting game, and needs way more attention.
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    (seriously look at this art how could you not?)
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