Indie Game Discovery Roundup 014
Week of July 23, 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.
Dead Cells, City of Shroud, Graveyard Keeper, Brave Hand, Two Point Hospital
Dead Cells is a game I’ve been following and playing sporadically off and on during its time in Steam Early Access. This rogue-like platformer was already fun with its earlier updates, way early in the process, so I have no doubts that the finished product will at least be fun. There are different ways to play Dead Cells, but it will put your dodging to the test, as that’s huge part of survivability. If you are into metroidvania style games, Dead Cells is the game to play because it has a very good rogue-lite foundation built into it. I look forward to see how much is added when the game leaves Steam Early Access on August 7th.
Release Date: August 7, 2018 (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One)
City of Shroud
City of Shroud is selected in this roundup because its strategy tile gameplay combined with its story choices that affect all players make this an interesting interactive game. The gameplay touts a lot of customization within the story that could potentially provide multiple playthroughs if done right. The graphical style is also appealing enough to drawing your eyes in, as well as the music in the trailer. I don’t know if the game will deliver, but the concept and presentation of City of Shroud means this needs to at least be checked out and not overlooked.
Release Date: August 9, 2018 (PC)
Graveyard Keeper is a game that has had a lot of attention within the last few months. This is a game where you manage a cemetery with many different things to do. This is a game that screams “addiction!” and will give you plenty playtime. The pixel art graphics may not be quite as good as other indie games, but they are good enough that they don’t look cheap and fit the setting very well. Graveyard Keeper has plenty of potential, but now we have to see if it can deliver on this cool concept. Keep this one bookmarked because this has potential to be another hidden gem of 2018.
Release Date: August 15, 2018 (PC)
Brave Hand is a game that I discovered while just searching the internet for upcoming indie games. I was drawn by the presentation and concept of a solitaire style game that helps tell a story. Earlier this year I played a game called Cultist Simulator with low expectations, but was surprised by how much that game drew me in. I am hoping that Brave Hand can possibly do that here and provide many different outcomes for across multiple playthroughs. There is a reason people play Solitaire, and if Brave Hand can tap into that addicting part of it, then this could be a hidden gem. The PC version comes out on steam in August.
Release Date: August 2018 (PC)
Two Point Hospital
Two Point Hospital is a hospital management game that surprised us all at the E3 2018 PC Gaming show. This wacky hospital management game is very funny, with many funny made up illnesses to cure, as well as interesting machines to use in your hospital. Just based on what we already know from what we’ve seen, we know this is an interesting and engaging game. Two Point Hospital was just given a release date of August 30, 2018, so don’t forget to bookmark this.
Release Date: August 30, 2018 (PC)
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- 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