Indie Game Discovery Roundup 018
Week of September 4, 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.
Planet Alpha, Rune, The Gardens Between, Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers, Duck Souls
Planet Alpha is part of this indie discovery roundup because the game looks like another beautiful platforming game, as you explore beautiful environments being pursued by enemies. What pops out to me by looking at this game are the colors and sharp graphics that help provide this immersive look. I got that same feeling with FAR: Lone Sails, and Planet Alpha looks to tap into similar elements. I don’t know what Planet Alpha will necessarily be, but I am intrigued enough to want to take that journey. If you like this genre, don’t overlook Planet Alpha.
Release Date: September 4, 2018 (PC, PS4, XBox One, Switch)
Rune (Steam Early Access)
Rune is headed to Steam Early Access later in September, a game based on Rune (2000), both developed by Human Head Games. Rune is a RPG in the middle of development, but looks to provide fun third-person combat with interesting battles in a viking world. The game looks very deep, with many areas to explore, plus it multiplayer PvP and co-op. Rune releases on Steam Early Access September 19, so don’t forget to bookmark it if you are interested. I know I will be following the development of this, as it can be a potential sneaky gem of 2018.
Release Date: September 19, 2018 (Steam Early Access, PC)
The Gardens Between
The Gardens Between is a game I vaguely remember being announced a while ago, but remember liking a whole lot. As a puzzle gamer, I am immediately drawn to the visual 3D puzzle environment that the game is set in. The developers, The Voxel Agents, have at the very least a visually appealing game that if the puzzles are as immersive as the game appears, this could be a solid contender for best puzzle game of 2018. The Gardens Between is another game sneaking upon us with minimal fanfare, but I am glad to bring this to your attention. Don’t forget to bookmark this, especially if you like puzzle games.
Release Date: September 20, 2018 (PC, PS4, Switch)
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers is a game that just looks loads of fun to me. It’s hard to find good non-AAA racing games days, but this game just has that immediate appeal of fun, reminding me of Rock N’ Rolling Racing from the Sega Genesis. The game contains many racing modes, including shared play, online play, and local play for plenty of multiplayer fun. Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers is available on the Nintendo eShop and has promise. If you own a Nintendo Switch, don’t overlook this game.
Release Date: August 30, 2018 (Switch)
Duck Souls is an indie game I recently discovered that looks to be a very fun speedy and challenging platformer. Although the graphics may put off some gamers, I find the style and presentation of this game very charming. Duck Souls appears to have platforming difficulty similar to a fast-paced version of Guacamelee!, but obviously very different in graphics and visuals. I always like to support games that I can spot a clear amount of passion, and Duck Souls is exactly that. Don’t forget to bookmark this.
Release Date: September 6, 2018 (PC)
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- 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