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 037: Tetsumo Party, Oxygen Not Included, Outworld Battlegrounds, Dicey Dungeons, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey August 8, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 036: Summer Catchers, Dustnet, Fantasy Strike, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Collapsed July 25, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 035: Sea of Solitude, They Are Billions, Blazing Chrome, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, Night Call July 11, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 034: Void Bastards, American Fugitive, Observation, Draugen, Splitgate: Arena Warfare May 31, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 033: Alt-Frequencies, Shakedown: Hawaii, Swag and Sorcery, Dark Future: Blood Red States, Gladiabots May 14, 2019