Indie Game Discovery Roundup 008
Week of June 3, 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.
Haimrik, Unworthy, Golem, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Ooblets
Haimrik is on this list because of the concept and great art style of the presentation. The concept of using words to create weapons is something that is very clever, just by watching the trailer. There is an aura of mystery, because finding out how the story in Haimrik unfolds is one of the major appeals, at least to me. I look forward to seeing how the use of words plays out in the actual game flow. Don’t overlook this on the heels of E3.
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Unworthy is another game that I discovered recently. This is a no-jumping metroidvania, that has a much different aesthetic than other games in its genre. Although a black and white game, the look of Unworthy may appear to be bland for some, but this gives the look of shadows fighting. As long as the combat techniques work well, I see this game succeeding. I don’t want this to slip from attention just because this May was crowded. This genre has many fans, I am one of them, so Unworthy shouldn’t be ignored, as I feel this is very much worthy of your attention.
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Golem definitely falls under the category of games that you probably forgot. I vaguely remember Golem being announced. This is game about a girl and a robot who navigate ruins of an ancient tower to solve puzzles. This reads as a similar setup of puzzle-solving with a companion like The Last Guardian, but the game certainly looks very different. Golem should remain on your radar to play, because I definitely see a possibility that the puzzle-solving gameplay could be great at telling this story.
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon slipped to release with very little fanfare or major attention. This was a kickstarter goal for the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, created by Koji Igarashi. If you are a fan of Castlevania, then this game is for you! It has the old Castlevania aesthetic, clearly a love letter to all Castlevania fans. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon can’t be ignored because of its creator, it will be on most platforms, and also serves as a great reminder of why we should be hyped for the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Check out this slice of nostalgia.
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Ooblets was announced at E3 2017, and I just can’t wait to learn more information about this. You may have forgotten about this game, but Ooblets is a Double Fine game, inspired by Pokemon, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing. Just knowing what the game could potentially be, without knowing all the mechanics has me salivating. The aesthetic of Ooblets really stands out as a cartoony, yet unique presentation, just watch the trailer. Mark this on your wishlists, as this is a game that you definitely need to watch for when a release date is announced, as well as more details of it. Hopefully we hear more about this at this year’s E3.
Release Date: 2018
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 033: Alt-Frequencies, Shakedown: Hawaii, Swag and Sorcery, Dark Future: Blood Red States, Gladiabots May 14, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 032: Dark Devotion, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, Zombotron, Rise of Industry, Brief Battles May 3, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 031: Supraland, Heaven’s Vault, MarZ: Tactical Base Defense, Hell is Other Demons, One Finger Death Punch 2 April 15, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 030: ISLANDERS, Katana ZERO, Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey, Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing, Where the Bees Make Honey April 3, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 029: Warparty, The Path to Die, Windscape, Skorecery, Unheard March 24, 2019