Indie Game Discovery Roundup 042
The Indie Game Discovery Roundup is a list of indie games just announced, upcoming, very recently released, or hidden gems that caught my eye that I would like for you to know about.
Disco Elysium, Outbuddies, Tangle Tower, Morel’s: The Hunt, Little Big Workshop
Disco Elysium, developed by ZA/UM, is an open world isometric RPG where you play as a detective trying to solve cases. I first discovered this game a year or so ago, which instantly made it an anticipated game for me. Every player will have their own unique path with their own skills, as characters engage in a story full of dialogue with plenty of choice. Immediately catching my attention is the artwork, size, and scope of the game, which if everything runs well and meshes together will make this an excellent and unique RPG experience. Don’t overlook Disco Elysium, as it has really flown under the radar, but has a chance be the best RPG of 2019 if all things come together well.
Release Date: October 15, 2019
You can wishlist Disco Elysium on Steam here.
Outbuddies, developed by Julian Laufer, is a metroidvania platformer that I discovered this year. The pixel art graphics of Outbuddies was the first thing that stood out to me, as the game stands out from other platformers on this indie scale. You will play as a supernatural Buddy-unit as you dig deep in an undercity named Enter Bahlam in the South Atlantic Ocean to find answers about the displacement of archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein, who has shipwrecked and trying to regain consciousness 36,000 feet under the sea. The Buddy-unit is connected to Nikolay, as you control the Buddy-unit to manipulate your surroundings with abilities along your journey and meet other creatures along the way. Outbuddies has an interesting premise, is graphically pleasing, touts 60 FPS, and also features puzzles and local co-op support. Don’t overlook Outbuddies, as it seems like a very interesting platforming game with a lot of charm.
Release Date: October 15, 2019
You can wishlist Outbuddies on Steam here.
Tangle Tower, developed by SFB Games, is a puzzle mystery game that caught my attention from watching the trailer. This is sort of a sequel to Detective Grimoire, although it isn’t required to play (I didn’t), but the gameplay concepts seem to remain the same. In Tangle Tower you will be investigating the murder of Freya Fellow and have to investigate the tower to find leads on who killed her. Part of my interest in this is the fully voiced cast of characters, but the gameplay of piecing together evidence in a word puzzle style of gameplay is particular intriguing. The art style and digitally painted environments also don’t hurt, as the game is very colorfully pleasing to look at. Tangle Tower looks like a sweet puzzle indie game that you should not overlook, as I’ve seen very little about it, so I’m glad to fill you in!
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Platforms: PC and Switch
You can wishlist Tangle Tower on Steam here.
Morel’s: The Hunt
Morel’s: The Hunt, developed by Abrams Studios, is a game I just somehow found searching games on Steam, but it’s a game that immediately caught my eye due to the great quality graphics. This is a beautiful game centered around hunting for mushrooms and photography, a premise I’ve not encountered before. The game features seven different maps across the United States, exploration mode, and touts a new experience each season you play. This type of gameplay is definitely much different and more casual than most games, but I am still intrigued by it due to the graphics and unique nature of it. Check out Morel’s: The Hunt if the game premise speaks to you.
You can wishlist Morel's: The Hunt on Steam here.
Little Big Workshop
Little Big Workshop, developed by Mirage Game Studios, is a sandbox game about managing your own magical factory. As you can see from the trailer, you immediately see good 3D graphics of workers on an assembly line. Every station is individually placed and laid out by you, as it is your goal to efficiently create products for profit and fulfill orders coming from clients. You also have to manage funds, avoid bankruptcy, and hire/fire workers as your factory expands. I’m playing Little Big Workshop right now and I can’t wait to share my review with you soon. Don’t overlook Little Big Workshop, as it seems to be an overlooked sandbox title leading up to release. If you like this type of game you should check it out.
Release Date: October 17, 2019
You can wishlist Little Big Workshop 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