Indie Game Discovery Roundup 010
Week of June 18, 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. (Due to our E3 coverage content this edition was delayed a day.)
Lost in Harmony, Lumines Remastered, Insane Robots, Epic Loon, At Sundown
Lost in Harmony
Somehow I missed the memo when Lost in Harmony was released on mobile, but this is now being ported to PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s a runner game with great settings and an interesting soundtrack. There are other runner games out there, but Lost Harmony peaks my interest because it stands out with a different look and perspective compared to other runner games. Runner games aren’t for anyone, but definitely check this out if you like runners.
Release Date: June 21, 2018 (PC, Switch)
Lumines Remastered is a puzzle game that is based on the original Lumines that I had heard of, but never played. Lumines Remastered definitely has a visual upgrade from the original, and also has online leaderboard support. As a fan of puzzle games, this is definitely on my list to play, and if you were a fan of the original or like this genre you should definitely check this out.
Release Date: June 26, 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Discovering Insane Robots was a pleasant surprise for me because of the type of game this is, which is a card game involving robots and strategy. I am particularly intrigued by the game board where the robots move around. Insane Robots touts online play and a 15+ hour single player campaign. which is sure to give plenty of playtime. This is a definite must play for me and I hope you check this out also if you like this genre.
Release Date: July 10 (PS4), July 12 (PC), July 13 (Xbox One)
I had to really dig to discover Epic Loon and I’m glad I did because the trailer is amazing! This is one of the few games where the trailer sells the game and makes you want to play because the concept is very appealing. As someone who grew up in the days of VHS, the idea of a game centered around aliens being awakened from their home of an old-school cleaning VHS tape is hilarious. This is a physics platformer with up to 4 players, and the aesthetic gives me Pony Island vibes. You know you want to try this, just watch this amazing trailer!
Release Date: July 13, 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
At Sundown caught my attention due to the game’s concept of being a top-down multiplayer deathmatch shooter, where darkness and light are the main variables in the gameplay. Light is your enemy, as darkness is what keeps you cloaked from other players. What will make or break this game is the online playerbase. I am curious to see what the “At Launch” experience will be. If you don’t have this on your wishlist already, do it now if you like the genre. This game will need players.
Release Date: Summer 2018
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 027: The Occupation, Hypnospace Outlaw, Moss Destruction, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! March 4, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 026: The Textorcist, Eastshade, Ape Out, Fimbul, Tech Support: Error Unknown, Tap to Dodge February 21, 2019
- 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