Indie Game Discovery Roundup 027: The Occupation, Hypnospace Outlaw, Moss Destruction, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

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Indie Game Discovery Roundup 027

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 Occupation, Hypnospace Outlaw, Moss Destruction, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!


The Occupation

The Occupation first caught my interest a longtime ago due to the subject matter of it being a journalistic investigative thriller set in North West England in 1987. The game appears to have a step up in visual quality compared most indie games. The concept of being a journalistic, having to sneak around and uncover many pieces of information, plus having to manage time helps the game sell itself. There are very few games in the investigative thriller genre, especially like The Occupation. The world that White Paper Games created seems alive and I can’t wait to see how this turns out. Don’t overlook this game, as it doesn’t appear to be gaining much attention despite the production value.



Release Date: March 5, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
You can wishlist The Occupation on Steam here.

The Occupation Gameplay Trailer: Investigating A Lead [ESRB]


Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw may be one of the most interesting games to be released in 2019. This game is an internet simulator, tasking you with overseeing the internet as part of the Hypnospace Patrol Department, looking out for various violations as you avoid adware, viruses, and other roadblocks. What is immediately clear upon looking at this game from the trailer and screenshots is that this is a completely made up lively internet universe that was created from the ground up with great animations and illustrations. I am really looking forward to seeing just how much of a sandbox this game can be, how much depth there is, and whether the it has high replay value. This game is getting little attention, but if you are an indie gamer Hypnospace Outlaw is a can’t miss title of 2019.



Release Date: March 12, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can wishlist Hypnospace Outlaw on Steam here.

Hypnospace Outlaw Announcement Trailer


Moss Destruction

Moss Destruction is a rogue-lite, twin-stick shooter, that allows you to get upgrades for future runs. I am most intrigued by this game because there is a rank up system to make y ou stronger, making each run feel worth it in theory. The graphics are also somewhat appealing, with a different color popping look than I am used to see in this genre. I can’t forget the weapon variety, as this is probably going to be the reason someone keeps playing. Moss Destruction is a game that you may have overlooked, but don’t forget to check this out if this is your genre. I will have a review up soon.



Release Date: March 1, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can wishlist Moss Destruction on Steam here.

MossDestruction – Final trailer 2019


Tick Tock: A Tale for Two

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two is a multiplayer only game that involves puzzles. The premise of the game is you and your partner are stuck in an eerie world created by a skillful clockmaker and your mission is to escape. Similar to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, this game requires two players to communicate, and you will live or die based on how well you work with your partner. The good thing is this game is also cross-platform among Switch, PC, and mobile devices.  In order to play co-op you will have to purchase two copies, unlike Keep Talking. I am definitely looking forward to Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, as Keep Talking was one of my favorite games to play when it was released. I hope this game can capture that same feeling and if they do, this will be a hit.



Release Date: March 7, 2019
Platforms: Android, iOS, and PC
You can wishlist Tick Tock: A Tale for Two on Steam here.

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two – Release Date Trailer


ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is a game that completely took me surprise when I saw it as a scheduled release. Little did I know, this was from a kickstarter by co-creator Greg Johnson. As a 1990s Sega Genesis owner I always knew of the names ToeJam & Earl, but never once played it. This is why I was so glad to have played this, because I didn’t know what I was missing. This is already an early favorite of mine for 2019. If you are into rogue-like games and want to experience a very different unique style of gameplay you should definitely play this.



Release Date: March 1, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! on Steam here.

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove – Launch Trailer | PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam

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