Indie Game Discovery Roundup 022
November 1, 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.
Steel Rats, Fluffy Horde, Party Hard 2, Lethal League Blaze, Chroma Shift
Steel Rats is a game that recently came on my radar and intrigued me enough to include it in this roundup because I have no idea what to expect from this game. The trailer does a lot to get me excited about it, but a lot of the game is still shrouded in mystery as far as the gameplay is concerned in the trailers I’ve seen so far. It gives a cooler Trials Fusion vibe with a fun soundtrack and potentially great combat sequences based on the biking elements. Tate Multimedia has a game that appears to be very well produced with plenty of action, that at the very least to should get anyone’s attention to at least check out to see if the game is for them.
Release Date: November 7, 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Fluffy Horde is a game that at first glance I had zero interest, but upon further inspection, the gameplay it is presenting is worth your time to investigate. This is a 2D hybrid of real-time strategy and tower defense. Just the notion of a game involving a horde of bunnies is funny enough to grab my attention on top of the genre itself. The pixel graphics aren’t for everyone, but the clip of a horde of bunnies being held off by archers is simply way too funny and should allow any gamer to look past any anti-pixel graphics bias. The game also has a multiplayer mode that could be intriguing. Turtle Juice really went full creative with this game, as the genre is interesting in addition to the game elements themselves. Don’t forget to bookmark Fluffy Horde, as I see it as a potential gem.
Release Date: November 7, 2018 (PC)
Party Hard 2
Party Hard 2, the sequel to Party Hard, is back and all about using special creative ways to stop parties. I can’t lie, I am not intrigued by the premise of these games, but I am drawn in when I watch the trailers. The soundtrack is great, as well the world the game is set in, as everything is very colorful to give it a party vibe.The game touts Twitch integration, a new crafting system, and new traps. Party Hard 2 seems like a game that builds off well from first one and should definitely not be overlooked anyone in this sea of indie games.
Release Date: October 25, 2018 (PC) OUT NOW!
Lethal League Blaze
Lethal League Blaze, the sequel to Lethal League, managed to hit my radar with little publicity, but it’s a game that has a lot of charm and looks to be a bit of an improvement. I haven’t played the sequel yet, but it looks more fun just by watching the trailer. Lethal League Blaze also touts many modes, including a single player story mode. Interesting fighting games are hard to come by these days, but Turtle Reptile has a game that is a truly unique approach to the fighting genre. Don’t overlook Lethal League Blaze, as it appears to be a solid follow up to its predecessor. It is out on PC now and will hit consoles in Spring 2019
Release Date: October 24, 2018 (PC) OUT NOW!, Spring 2019 (All Consoles)
Chroma Shift is a game that I had to dig to find out about. I admit I have a bias towards puzzle games and this game reminds of the under appreciated co-op from Portal 2, partially because this is a game involving robots. DevOrDie Studios has a co-operative puzzle game where two people can control separate characters, or one player can play the game also. Chroma Shift being a game about using colors to solves puzzles does have a color blind mind, a mode the developers should be commended for putting in. The game also touts over 60 puzzles, which is sure to give plenty of playtime, provided the difficulty is good enough. Puzzle games usually receive the least amount of hype, but Chroma Shift is one that caught my eye that you should at least check out. I look forward to trying out this game in the future.
Release Date: October 12, 2018 (PC)
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