Indie Game Discovery Roundup 037
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.
Tetsumo Party, Oxygen Not Included, Outworld Battlegrounds, Dicey Dungeons, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Testumo Party is one of the more interesting games I’ve discovered, as the game’s premise is something I’ve never seen before. Players have to control their sumo warriors to move their arms and legs to fit inside a bamboo cutout in a short period of time. Many obstacles will be thrown your way, making experience challenging. Tetsumo Party also has local co-op and versus multiplayer to give the game extended life. Monster Couch has developed an interesting game that you should check out, even if it’s just to take a peak at what the unique concept is.
Release Date: July 26, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Tetsumo Party on Steam here.
Oxygen Not Included
Oxygen Not Included is a game that I’ve kept my eye on for a while because it’s been in Steam Early Access, and now finally it’s been fully released. This is a 2D space-colony simulation game that allows the player to manage all aspects of their colony and expansion. Whether it be temperature, electricity, or waste management, it’s up to each player to balance everything out for success. Oxygen Not Included is a game that has sort of flown under the radar, but the great visuals developed by Klei Entertainment are bound to draw your attention. This is definitely a game you should not overlook in 2019.
Release Date: July 30, 2019
You can wishlist Oxygen Not Included on Steam here.
Outworld Battlegrounds, developed by HitGrab Game Labs, is a top-down, 2D, battle royale shooter game that has recently exited Steam Early Access. What immediately draws my attention in the trailer is the visual perspective and the sounds effects as you walk across the battlefield. There is a futuristic type aesthetic that helps separate itself from the standard militaristic visuals we’re so used to in other games. Like many indie multiplayer games, playerbase is always going to be an issue, but word on the street is that the AI fills in pretty well. Definitely check out Outworld Battlegrounds if this is your genre.
Release Date: August 1, 2019
You can wishlist Outworld Battlegrounds on Steam here.
Dicey Dungeons is the newest game coming out from Terry Cavanagh. He previously games such as Super Hexagon and VVVVVV, both respected indie games that made me want to pull my hair out and still keep playing. Dicey Dungeons is a game I’ve had my eye on for some time, which is an RPG game based on dice rolling. The elements of this game are extremely unique, as players have to manage dice rolls and skills to defeat enemies in turn-based type combat. Dicey Dungeons is guaranteed to give plenty of playtime, as you get to choose from different classes containing different perks and abilities, not to mention the playthroughs are procedurally generated. If you haven’t played a Terry Cavanagh game before then you’re in for a treat because the soundtrack is always good. Definitely don’t overlook Dicey Dungeons!
Release Date: August 13, 2019
You can wishlist Dicey Dungeons on Steam here.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a game that immediately caught my interest the moment it was announced because of the game’s premise. It’s clear to me that Panache Digital Games is serious about bringing the concept of human evolution to video games by approaching this game with a serious scientific presentation of time periods in human evolution. As the trailers will show, you control a monkey who evolves and gains new abilities as you continue to explore. The game looks beautiful and is definitely a survival game, as you have to continuously adapt to your surroundings as you explore. You have no minimap to rely upon, so it’s up to your instincts to carry you through the game. This is a game I can’t wait to play. The more I learn about it, the more it’s a ‘can’t miss’ game for me.
Release Date: August 27, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
You can check out Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey here on the Epic Games Store.
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