Indie Game Discovery Roundup 020
September 25, 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.
CrossCode, Timespinner, Underhero, Depth of Extinction, Battlerite Royale
CrossCode, developed by Radical Fish Games, is a game that I’ve been following for a few years. CrossCode is a 2D action rpg with puzzles that looks like a SNES game. Set in a sci-fi universe, the game has fast-paced combat and intense boss fights that will keep you moving around. CrossCode boasts 30-80 hours of playtime, with many worlds to explore, quests to complete, and skills for you to learn throughout your journey. This is also fine example of a game that used Steam Early Access the right way, as every time I periodically checked on the game a new development update was posted. Don’t overlook CrossCode if you like this style of game, as it is now officially released and a demo is also available for you to play.
Release Date: September 21, 2018 (PC)
Timespinner, developed by Lunar Ray Games, fancied my eye because of the type of game its presentation and type of game. Playing as Lunais, a timekeeper, you embark on an adventure to get revenge on the evil Lachiem Empire for killing her family. Timespinner is a RPG with an old school look that has many hallmarks of an RPG, like many items to find and engaging boss fights. Although I have my concerns about the game, this is appealing enough that it should not be ignored and brought to your attention, as the game touts a time mechanic that stops time to allow you to complete different tasks and aid you in combat. If this is your kind of game don’t forget to check out Timespinner, now released.
Release Date: September 25, 2018 (PC, PS4, PSVita)
Underhero 2D RPG adventure that just has a heartwarming vibe, which is why it is included here in the roundup. Although the main character may have a similar appearance to another recently released popular indie game, the game is very different in presentation, as it is very colorful and the combat appears to be very engaging. Underhero, developed by Paper Castle Games, didn’t catch my eye until recently, and I am glad I didn’t overlook it. Definitely check out this game, as I feel this could be a strong indie gem of 2018 that thrives in gameplay, just by looking at it.
Release Date: September 19, 2018 (PC)
Depth of Extinction
Depth of Extinction, developed by HOF Studios, caught my attention due to the fact that it’s a turn-based strategy game clearly inspired by to X-COM 2 and FTL: Faster Than Light. Even though the game contains pixel graphics, the game still has the gameplay appeal and presentation to alleviate any concerns about quality. Depth of Extinction contains perma-death, eight unique character classes, many weapon choices, and randomly generated maps. If you are into turn-based strategy games, definitely give Depth of Extinction a serious look, as it appears to be very deep in gameplay.
Release Date: September 27, 2018 (PC)
Battlerite Royale (Steam Early Access)
Maybe I was living under a rock, but Battlerite Royale seemed to pop up out of nowhere when I discovered it. Battlerite Royale will be a totally different game than the regular Battlerite arena game that is already out, as it will follow battle royale rules. There are many games in this genre already out, but few that contain this top-down experience that this will provide. As Battlerite Royale enters a purchasable Steam Early Access, which will eventually lead to the game being free-to-play, the game will have to adapt to compete with all of its eventual competitors, which there will be. I definitely feel this is worth checking out, as it could be the start of something special if done right, especially for someone like me who prefers this style of battle royale over FPS games. Don’t overlook this when it enters Steam Early Access.
Release Date: September 26, 2018
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- 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
- 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