Indie Game Discovery Roundup 017
Week of August 27, 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.
Bossgard, Molecats, Megaquarium, Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon, Good Company
Bossgard is a game that recently caught my attention that I feel could have some legs. This appears to be like an indie game that captures the feeling of a Monster Hunter type experience when fighting a big boss, but on a much smaller arcade-y scale. With different locations and classes to play. Bossgard looks like it might have fun replay value. Players can even fight their friends as the boss! This is schedule for release in 2018, so don’t forget it, as this is set to release on all major platforms.
Release Date: 2018 (PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Molecats is a game I recently discovered that I find intriguing. The game contains the puzzle element of rotating level blocks to guide Molecats through caves, while trying to avoid obstacles and traps. This seems like a puzzle game that can be accessible to anyone, and the graphics are also pretty good. Molecats leaves Steam Early Access August 28, 2018, so definitely take a look at it if you’re into puzzle games.
Release Date: August 28, 2018 (PC)
Megaquarium, an aquarium tycoon game, is a game I recently discovered. I don’t know if a game like this is already out there for aquariums, but now it is! The tycoon genre seems to be on an uptick recently, and this game actually looks pretty good. It has a relaxing look to it, as you add different types of fish to your aquarium, while also handling the business of guests. This is looks like it could be a sleeper hit if everything works right. Don’t forget about Megaquarium when it releases on September 13, 2018.
Release Date: September 13, 2018 (PC)
Swords and Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon
Swords and Soliders 2: Shawarmageddon is the sequel to Swords and Soldiers, which came out in 2010. This is a 2D RTS game franchise that I somehow overlooked the past eight years, but here we are. This game boasts online multiplayer matchmaking, leaderboards, and an extensive single player campaign to keep you busy with plenty of content. Ronimo Games, the developer, also develops Awesomenauts, so that is a good indication that the multiplayer experience will be pretty good. I look forward to this release, as I am a fan of RTS games. Don’t forget to wishlist Swords and Soldiers 2, as it is set for release Fall 2018.
Release Date: Fall 2018 (PC, Playstation 4, Switch)
Good Company is another game I recently discovered that appears to be another tycoon type of game where you build robots and high-tech goods from a garage and expand your work space. Chasing Carrots, the developer, appears to be going for a very deep approach with this game to provide many management options. Good Company is set for release later in 2018, and I can’t wait to see what the finished product will be because it appears like it will be very different than your standard tycoon. I hope I am correct. Don’t forget to wishlist Good Company for when it releases, as it could be a hidden gem.
Release Date: Late 2018 (PC)
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 028: We. The Revolution, Baba Is You, Ethereal, Treasure Stack, Mango Cart March 17, 2019
- 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