Indie Game Discovery Roundup 044
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.
Through the Darkest of Times, Kunai, The Pedestrian, Bookbound Brigade, Mars Powers Industries
Through the Darkest of Times
Through the Darkest of Times is selected for the roundup because it’s a game based on history with an intriguing concept of a game. You lead a resistance group in Berlin 1933 and have to make decisions to try to push back against the propaganda of Hitler and the German Reich. It’s difficult to say a game like this can be “enjoyable” because of the subject, but the game puts you in the position of making life or death decisions in this historical simulation developed by Paintbucket Games.
Release Date: January 30, 2020
You can wishlist Through the Darkest of Times on Steam here.
Kunai is a game that instantly caught my attention due to the visualization and movement. You play as Tabby, a tablet ninja, to fight against evil robots trying to takeover the land. The first glance of gameplay shows the game is very fast-paces with movement and jumping being your greatest asset for survival. The colors in Kunai give it a very unique look that make everything on the screen fit well together. This metroidvania game developed by TurtleBlaze gives off a lot of passion that you shouldn’t overlook.
Release Date: February 6, 2020
Platforms: PC and Switch
You can wishlist Kunai on Steam here.
The Pedestrian is a game I’ve been following for a year, so I’m glad this is finally releasing. You play as a pedestrian, the symbol in common traffic signs, as you have to put together puzzle pieces in different environments to move forward in a 2.5D side scrolling platforming experience. The presentation and graphics in this game developed by Skookum Arts are incredible, as the 3D environments add to the realism of the setting. The Pedestrian has received little hype, but this should not ignored by anyone.
Release Date: January 29, 2020
You can wishlist The Pedestrian on Steam here.
Bookbound Brigade falls under the category of games that caught my attention because of the presentation of the game. This is an platforming adventure where you have to ‘defeat historical and literary characters’ as you with a group of unique characters with different abilities. I wish the game previewed some of these historical characters as frame of reference, but you’ll have to take their word for it. Bookbound Brigade, developed by Digital Tales USA, seems like a very heartfelt indie experience you should check out if you like 2D side-scrolling platformers.
Release Date: January 30, 2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Switch
You can wishlist Bookbound Brigade on Steam here.
Mars Powers Industries
Mars Powers Industries is included in this roundup even though it released back in November because I wanted to give this game some shine. This is a very unique puzzle game experience that is about placing different objects in certain positions to achieve a solution to each level. I’ve played many puzzle games, but this setup is one I haven’t really experienced before. 7A Games deserves credit for providing something new and fresh that puzzle gamers shouldn’t overlook.
Release Date: April 30, 2021
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