Indie Game Discovery Roundup 028
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.
We. The Revolution, Baba Is You, Ethereal, Treasure Stack, Mango Cart
We. The Revolution
We. The Revolution is a game that I discovered earlier in 2019 that caught my eye partly due to the graphics, but the premise of the game is what drew my interest the most. The game is set during the French Revolution and you have to judge cases while weighing the fate of the revolution. We’ve had our fair share of games that have you as the attorney or finding evidence, but rarely do we have a game that puts you in the position as a judge. The trailer does a good job of showing the different decisions you have to make, including some brutal ones. I respect any game that can present history in a medium like this that can keep someone engaged. I can’t wait to eventually play We. The Revolution, as it seems to be flying under people’s radar, but I’m glad to tell you about it now! Don’t overlook this.
Release Date: March 21, 2019
You can wishlist We. The Revolution on Steam here.
Baba Is You
Baba Is You is a game that caught my interest because it’s a puzzle game with an interesting aesthetic, enough to make you peak to see what’s going on with it. The game has puzzles that allow you to manipulate the “rules” in order to solve the puzzle. As a puzzle gamer, this heavily intrigues, as most puzzle games seem to follow similar patterns. Baba Is You seems like a real breathe of fresh air and stands out as a brain-teasing puzzle game involving objects and words. I can’t wait to eventually play this. If you’re a puzzle gamer you should definitely not overlook this, as this may be the best puzzle game of 2019.
Release Date: March 13, 2019
Platforms: PC and Switch
You can wishlist Baba Is You on Steam here.
Ethereal is a puzzle game I’ve kept my eye on since 2018 because it seems very abstract at first glace, almost like a Picasso puzzle game. With many lines and directions to go, the trailer doesn’t do an excellent job of presenting what the puzzle objective is, but enough to keep me intrigued and interested in the final product. I have no idea what to expect of Ethereal, but it seems very artistic and worthy of your attention if you’re a puzzle gamer. If you bought the September 2018 Humble Bundle Monthly then you already own it.
Release Date: March 7, 2019
You can wishlist Ethereal on Steam here.
Treasure Stack is a puzzle game that involves matching treasure chests, but it isn’t your typical puzzle game. In this game you have a hero inside the puzzle grabbing chests from above with a grapple hook and moving each chest individual to match the chests. This is fairly uncommon to have a movable character inside the actual puzzle for a match three game like this, but I played a game called Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe years ago that also had a moving character inside the puzzle (different). Treasure Stack does seem like an excellent game for fun, as it does contain multiplayer modes locally and online, including a rank system. If these kind of puzzle games are your thing then definitely check out Treasure Stack.
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Platforms: PC, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Treasure Stack on Steam here.
Mango Cart is included here because, well, Mango Cart! Who makes a game about mangos? How truly unique is this. I am drawn in by the title, although the trailer is slightly intimidating, I’ll admit. This is essentially a spreadsheet game that involves trading mangos in a competitive setting, involving many financial risks and decisions that will make or break your mango company. There are random events like political decisions that pop up that can either help or hurt your business, which adds a little flavor to an otherwise straight up spreadsheet game. I am not going to shy away from playing this, but this is clearly a spreadsheet simulator game that isn’t for everyone. Mango Cart already takes the award for most random and original fruit game of 2019
Release Date: March 25, 2019
You can wishlist Mango Cart on Steam here.
Previous Indie Game Discovery Roundups
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 049: Deck of Ashes, Jump King, Beyond Blue, West of Dead, Summer in Mara June 19, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 048: VirtuaVerse, Resolutiion, Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor, Reky, Before We Leave June 8, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 047: Fort Triumph, Wintermoor Tactics Club, Moving Out, Signs of the Sojourner, Monster Train May 19, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 046: Radio General, Ancient Enemy, Circle Empires: Rivals, Filament, Dread Nautical May 3, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 045: One Step From Eden, In Other Waters, The Flower Collectors, Cloudpunk, Dunk Lords April 5, 2020