Indie Game Discovery Roundup 019
Week of September 10, 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.
Wandersong, Deliver Us to the Moon: Fortuna, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, My Brother Rabbit, Modsork
Wandersong is a game that recently hit my radar because the concept of it is very interesting. You are a bard who uses singing to save the world by interacting with everything to learn about the mysterious Earthsong. We’ve seen the use of “singing” in high profile games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but I can’t say I’ve seen singing as a bard as an independent concept for a game like this before. The art style of the game is also appealing, so I am very intrigued to see the level of depth in this. Greg Lobanov, the developer, may have a strong indie gem here if the concept pans out well. Don’t forget to bookmark Wandersong for when it releases.
Release Date: September 27, 2018 (PC, Switch)
Deliver Us to the Moon: Fortuna
Deliver Us to the Moon: Fortuna, is a game that I recently discovered that should probably be getting more attention. You tasked to go to the moon to save humanity from extinction. After reaching the moon you have to explore, discover, and complete puzzles. I don’t know what the experience will be, but it’s really intriguing to the point that I can’t wait to see what Deliver Us to the Moon will be as a finished product. Definitely don’t forget to wishlist this, as this could be another hidden gem in 2018.
Release Date: September 28, 2018 (PC) Consoles ‘Future Vision’
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a CRPG that has been in the making for a while and was announced through a Kickstarter campaign in 2017. Although I have heard of the Pathfinder books, I am unfamiliar of its substance, and this is the first isometric party-based computer RPG set in the Pathfinder universe. I can’t say I am fan of this RPG format, but these indie discovery entries are not just for my interest. Pathfinder: Kingmaker can’t be ignored if you are a fan of CRPGs, as it has a lot of story and character depth that will no doubt give you many hours of playtime. If CRPG is your genre, Pathfinder: Kingmaker can’t be ignored. Don’t forget to wishlist it.
Release Date: September 25, 2018 (PC)
My Brother Rabbit
My Brother Rabbit is a heartfelt game that recently came to my attention. It’s about an older brother that turns to the power of imagination to help his younger sister cope with an illness. In a game that mixes reality and imagination, just watching the trailer warms your heart. The art is simply outstanding, which makes me intrigued to see what it is even more. I’ve already played one depressing game in 2018, but this may top it. This is a point-and-click game that I have no idea what the adventure will bring. Don’t forget to wishlist My Brother Rabbit, as this could be a hidden gem, especially in storytelling.
Release Date: September 21, 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Modsork (Steam Early Access)
Modsork is a game that I recently discovered that has an interesting concept of controlling two different avatars at the same time in order to keep themselves alive against geometric enemies. The cool thing about this is that the music is synced to the gameplay events. At first glance, I thought this game was a bullet-hell mixed with a Super Hexagon feeling, but upon further review the game is much more intriguing and a bit less intense. Modsork is a game that I can see becoming very addictive, especially with the ability to do special moves and get on leaderboards. This is a game currently in Steam Early Access that will eventually hit consoles in 2019. Definitely check this out if you haven’t heard about it yet.
Release Date: August 16 (Steam Early Access, PC) Full Release Q1 2019 (PC, Switch, Other Consoles)
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 022: Steel Rats, Fluffy Horde, Party Hard 2, Lethal League Blaze, Chroma Shift November 1, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 021: My Memory of Us, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Tied Together, Apparition, Forager October 9, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 020: CrossCode, Timespinner, Underhero, Depth of Extinction, Battlerite Royale September 25, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 018: Planet Alpha, Rune, The Gardens Between, Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers, Duck Souls September 4, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 017: Bossgard, Molecats, Megaquarium, Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon, Good Company August 27, 2018