Indie Game Discovery Roundup 024: FutureGrind, Slay the Spire, Unruly Heroes, JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected

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Indie Game Discovery Roundup 024

The Indie Game Discovery Roundup is a list of indie games very recently released, or games soon to be released that caught our eye that we would like you to know about.

FutureGrind, Slay the Spire, Unruly Heroes, JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword, AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected


FutureGrind

FutureGrind is a very sweet and concise stunt racing game involving different kinds of bikes where you have to do tricks and combos as part of many challenges. This game caught my interest because of it appearing to be a rather straightforward and presented stunt tricks game that is visibly accessible to many gamers. FutureGrind is clearly an indie game that has a certain audience, but also intrigues and appeals to me, someone not well experienced in these Trials Fusion-esque simulation type of games.



Release Date: January 22, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Switch
You can wishlist FutureGrind on Steam here.


Slay the Spire

Alright, let’s be honest, this wasn’t a recent discovery, but a game that has been in Steam Early Access for all of 2018. Slay the Spire hits this Indie Discovery Roundup because it is finally out of Steam Early Access and a complete product, This was easily one of my most enjoyable games of 2018, but I hope people who played it before will return to it now, now that it is out of beta. This is an addicting single-player rogue-like card game that I know I will be investing plenty of hours in 2019, and so will you if you try it!



Release Date: January 23, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can wishlist Slay the Spire on Steam here.


Unruly Heroes

Unruly Heroes is a game that I just recently discovered, but so did many, as this was a surprise launch. Not the smartest marketing decision, but I am still intrigued by the game. The game touts controlling four different heroes, with different strengths and weaknesses for different encounters. This sort of reminds of The Lost Vikings, which is the main reason why I am interested. Not just that, but the graphics seem relatively good, with good platforming and action to keep you engaged. The color palette of the game is the one thing that really stands out to me, as not many games have this kind of clean coloring. You may have missed Unruly Heroes, so please check it out to see if it is for you. (The Playstation 4 version is also on the way.)



Release Date: January 23, 2019
Platforms: PC, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Unruly Heroes on Steam here.


JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword is a game I am intrigued by because metroidvanias do that to me. There are a lot of these kinds of games out there now, so I’m not quite sure what the separator is for this, but the presentation within the graphics style is what put this game in this Indie Game Discovery Roundup. If the platforming controls are good and the story is decent this could be a sweet tiny indie title that surprises.



Release Date: January 24, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword on Steam here.


AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected

AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is a game I just recently discovered, but a game that I think has high potential to surprise! The first thing that stood out to me was the color palette, as it jumped out to me similarly to how Borderlands jumped out. This is touted as a “feel-good” FPS, where you play as a kid and use the power of friendship to overcome obstacles. The game also touts the fact that you can play as the allies you end up recruiting, which should offer up some variety, as well as choosing your own path. The trailer was the topper, as the soundtrack got me so pumped to play the game, not to mention the great graphics and animations shown. Do not overlook AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected, as I see this as a potentially big indie sleeper of 2019.


Release Date: February 5, 2019
Platforms: PS4

Release Date: February 7, 2019
Platforms: Switch

Release Date: February 8, 2019
Platforms: Xbox One

Release Date: February 13, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can wishlist AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected on Steam here.

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