Indie Game Discovery Roundup 002
Week of April 22, 2018
The Indie Game Discovery Roundup is a list of indie games just announced, upcoming. very recently released, or hidden gems that caught our eye that we would like you to know about.
Moonlighter, Wizard of Legend, Pode, Death’s Gambit, Noita
I wanted to bring your attention to Moonlighter because this is a genre that has been done before, but this appears to be better. There are a few “host your own weapon shop” games, but the combat in this appears to be much better. The graphical style, animation, music, and story elements seem to standout in this game’s presentation before even playing it. Don’t overlook Moonlighter, as it may be a “can’t miss game” in 2018.
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Wizard of Legend
Wizard of Legend stood out to me to bring to your attention because it screams customization and boasts replay value. The plethora of spells that a player can choose between means this will provide plenty of replay value. This is a game with rogue-like elements, and those games seem to be popular these days. A major element of Wizard of Legend seems to be the speedy pace of play, which we don’t see very often in this kind of genre. Wizard of Legend should be on everyone’s radar who likes to mix and match an endless choice of spells.
Release Date: Early 2018
I wanted to bring Pode to your attention because it’s a puzzle game that appears to have an emotional story behind it. Currently only for the Nintendo Switch, we know the character’s Gulder and Glo go on a journey through a mountain and solve puzzles with their special abilities. Pode is a single player or co-op experience game that should not be overlooked, as it looks to be a very promising and fun journey.
For more details go to http://www.podegame.com.
Release Date: May 23, 2018
Death’s Gambit needs to be brought to your attention because it appears to be another 2D ‘Souls style’ game. This is an Action-RPG that I had not discovered until recently, but is close to being on my “must play” list for 2018 for what the game appears to be. Right now the details of the game aren’t plentiful, but definitely keep your eyes on Death’s Gambit moving forward.
Release Date: 2018
Noita really caught my attention by its use of pixels, which can be seen in the trailer. Pixels, when done right, can look amazing and that’s what the gameplay of Noita looks like. The developers, Nolla games, boast that “every pixel is simulation.” I can’t recall a game before that cited that as feature, so we need to not overlook Noita, as it might be bring us something very special. It is slated to go to Steam Early Access soon, so definitely keep tabs on this one!
For more details go to http://noitagame.com.
Release Date: 2018 (for Early Access)
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 025: Astroneer,, The Stillness of the Wind, Evolution, Hyper Jam, Degrees of Separation February 5, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 024: FutureGrind, Slay the Spire, Unruly Heroes, JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected January 27, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 023: Double Cross, What Never Was, My Time At Portia, YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, Jon Shafer’s At the Gates January 19, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 022: Steel Rats, Fluffy Horde, Party Hard 2, Lethal League Blaze, Chroma Shift November 1, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 021: My Memory of Us, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Tied Together, Apparition, Forager October 9, 2018