Indie Game Discovery Roundup 021
Week of October 9, 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.
My Memory of Us, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Tied Together, Apparition, Forager
My Memory of Us
My Memory of Us is a game that tells the story of friendship between a young boy and girl during World War II. This game peaked my attention a while ago due to the surrounding theme surrounding the game, as well as the graphics and art style of the characters presented. Although the tint of the game is dark, it represents dark times. Based on the trailer, it uses robots to represent the evil doers, probably a good choice to make the game palatable for gamers, while still getting the message across. The game is also a puzzle game, which is probably overshadowed by its theme. Last but not least, this game features famed actor Patrick Stewart as the narrator of this story to bolster its impact. I look forward to playing the finished product of My Memory of Us, and you should too, as this appears to be a solid narrative indie gem in these last months of 2018.
Release Date: October 9, 2018 (PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One)
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a game that was announced as a standalone singleplayer game a while ago, but we hadn’t seen many updates about. Most of the attention was given to the multiplayer free-to-play version of GWENT, but finally the announcement was made that Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be released later this month, alongside the new version of multiplayer GWENT. This has been on my radar for quite sometime, but the idea of a full fledged singleplayer campaign within the GWENT card playing just makes me so excited, especially given that most other card games these days don’t have a single player campaign. What intrigues me about Thronebreaker is the possibility of choice impact, the voice acting, art style, and just experiencing a story within this kind of format. I can’t wait to play this and you should definitely not forget about Thronebreaker, as it releases first on PC, then consoles in December.
Release Date: October 23, 2018 (PC) December 4 (Playstation 4, Xbox One)
Tied Together is a game that was recently brought to my attention, but a game that is a different take on platforming, as co-op partners are…tied together. This is a game that seems perfect for a console like the Nintendo Switch, as I don’t see how a game like this would work playing online. As I’ve mentioned previously with other games, the tightness of controls will be the make or break with Tied Together. It is an interesting concept that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but a game that I can easily see as a party game. If you own a Nintendo Switch check out Tied Together, as it has potential to provide lots of co-op fun.
Release Date: October 19, 2018 (Switch)
Apparition (Steam Early Access)
Apparition is a first-person, survival horror game, developed by MrCiastku. As I have stated several times before on the roundup, sometimes I put games on here that need to be pushed, but games I wont play because they aren’t my genre. This is one of them, as it scares the crap out of me. Apparition, set to release on Steam Early Access on Halloween has an amazing trailer, which to me gives vibes of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, another game I didn’t play for obvious reasons. It also has a camera shown in the trailer, giving Outlast vibes. There is no doubt in my mind that Apparition will appeal to a certain demographic, which is why you should wishlist it on Steam for when it releases on Steam Early Access.
Release Date: October 31, 2018 (PC)
Forager, another crafting and base-building game I recently discovered peaked my eye because it just looks like a lot of casual fun. The game doesn’t appear to take itself seriously, yet appears so addicting to what the genre is that made games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Stardew Valley so successful. I am more looking forward to how combat is within the game, as well as the gameplay loop, but I am intrigued to see what these “puzzles” and “raid dungeons.” are within the game. The key to being successful in this genre is innovating in some way, while still being appealing. The fun graphical style in Forager has a chance to be something, but I am waiting to see what the finished product will be, Don’t forget to wishlist Forager, as it is slated to release in Fall 2018 at this point.
Release Date: Fall 2018 (PC)
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- 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
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 022: Steel Rats, Fluffy Horde, Party Hard 2, Lethal League Blaze, Chroma Shift November 1, 2018
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 020: CrossCode, Timespinner, Underhero, Depth of Extinction, Battlerite Royale September 25, 2018