Indie Game Discovery Roundup 026
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.
The Textorcist, Eastshade, Ape Out, Fimbul, Tech Support: Error Unknown, Tap to Dodge
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is a game that certainly caught my attention just by the name itself. The Textorcist, aptly named, is a typing/bullet hell game where you perform exorcisms playing as Ray Bibbia. I played the demo and I can say that the game is actually pretty fun, but challenging, with the positive being that you don’t die from one or two hits. As someone who is not good at bullet hell games, I found my time with the demo to be hectic, but somewhat enjoyable, as there is sort of a strategy in dodging the bullets and typing in the necessary words to perform exorcisms. This is definitely a cool concept and you should definitely check this out if bullet hell games are for you.
Release Date: February 14, 2019
You can wishlist The Textorcist on Steam here.
Eastshade is a game that managed to stumble upon when looking for games online and I came across this interesting colorful game. This is an open world exploration game where you paint on a canvas to solve quests. The colorful world is mesmerizing and clearly a lot of work was put into the light, shadows, and beautiful landscapes that you can see in the trailer. The trailer also showcases a beautiful soundtrack and good voice acting. If you’re looking for a cool concept of a game with art as a major concept, check out Eastshade.
Release Date: February 13, 2019
You can wishlist Eastshade on Steam here.
Ape Out is a game that will likely give you immediate feelings of a game like Hotline Miami, but upon further inspection of the game and viewing the trailer, the game has a much more artistic element to it. You are an ape trying to escape and what makes the game interesting are the rhythmic beats that play during your gameplay. The game has an eye-popping catchy and colorful aesthetic that immediately glues your eyes to the screen. Ape Out is definitely a ‘game to checkout for the artistic elements alone.
Release Date: February 28, 2019
Platforms: PC and Switch
You can wishlist Ape Out on Steam here.
Fimbul is a game that I just learned about relatively recently, but a game that is immediately appealing due to the graphic style. This is a single-player, comic-book, action-adventure game that looks very unique because of the combat and comic strips used to tell the story. What is interesting to me is that the game has choices you have to make to control your fate, and like all the games with story choices, how much choice is always going to be the big question. Fimbul is definitely flying under everyone’s radar, but this could be an interesting gem,
Release Date: February 28, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Fimbul on Steam here.
Tech Support: Error Unknown
I just became aware of Tech Support: Error Unknown, but my goodness is this concept interesting. In this game you are tech support and you have to perform puzzle tasks in a computer environment where you make choices and perform tasks depending on whether you want to help out a hactivist group or expose them to police. The game boasts many choices and different endings, plus there is a demo to try out on the game on Steam. This seems like a game similar to Pony Island on a grander scale with more depth. I look forward to seeing how Tech Support: Error Unknown turns out because the concept is great.
Release Date: February 27, 2019
You can wishlist Tech Support: Error Unknown on Steam here.
BONUS 6th Game:
Tap to Dodge (Android)
Tap to Dodge, developed by SVE Games, is a recent game that hit the Google Play store. Given that this is a mobile game, I have strict standards about which games to promote or not, but this game well made enough that it deserves your time to check out at the very least. Mobile games aren’t going to be big mainstays for avid gamers and Tap to Dodge fills that role perfectly. The major mechanic of the game is essentially tapping the screen to dodge obstacles, which the game does well enough to keep you glued in the context of a mobile game. This does give give me minor Super Hexagon vibes in both gameplay and aesthetic in intermediate levels. Expect a bit longer of a review on the site soon.
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 044: Through the Darkest of Times, Kunai, The Pedestrian, Bookbound Brigade, Mars Powers Industries January 30, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 043: Superliminal, DemonCrawl, Yaga, Afterparty, Sparklite November 14, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 042: Disco Elysium, Outbuddies, Tangle Tower, Morel’s: The Hunt, Little Big Workshop October 16, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 041: Felix The Reaper, Valfaris, Kine, MageQuit, The Bradwell Conspiracy October 4, 2019
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 040: Neo Cab, Warsaw, Memorrha, Indivisible, Killer Queen Black September 23, 2019