Indie Game Discovery Roundup 035: Sea of Solitude, They Are Billions, Blazing Chrome, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, Night Call


Indie Game Discovery Roundup 035

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.

Sea of Solitude, They Are Billions, Blazing Chrome, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble, Night Call

Sea of Solitude

Sea of Solitude, developed by Jo-Mei Games, is a beautiful game that was announced during the E3 2018 EA conference, and finally releasing this July. Sea of Solitude is one of my selections because the game explores the issue of loneliness, accompanied by many creatures, Kay (the main character) encounters along the way. This game sort of snuck out for release without much publicity this year, including the E3 2019 EA presentation, which was a bit disappointing. All that said, I’m glad that I can bring this EA published indie title back up on your radar because this may be a sleeper indie hit of 2019. (Never thought I would say “EA” and “sleeper indie hit” in the same sentence.)

Release Date: July 5, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One


They Are Billions

They Are Billions snuck on the indie game scene entering Steam Early Access in 2018. A little over a year later, this post-apocalyptic Steampunk strategy game is officially released on major platforms. While challenges and survival modes were already available, the campaign was being developed for full release. They Are Billions is a base building game where you have to defend your base against hordes of different types of zombies with though tech choices, and choosing the right buildings to build and place. This is another game that has slipped out into full release if you weren’t paying close attention. Although I haven’t played this yet, I imagine this will attract the tower defense crowd. Don’t forget to check out They Are Billions if this is your genre or you were waiting for full release.

Release Date: July 5, 2019
Platforms: PS4 and Xbox One
You can wishlist They Are Billions on Steam here.


Blazing Chrome

Blazing Chrome is one of those games that is immediately eye-catching to the 90’s gamer. Although I wasn’t a big Contra gamer myself back in the day, that’s exactly who this game is for. Blazing Chrome brings a classic 2D run’n’gun experience that is full of action. The trailer really sells the game well because it shows the different camera angles and some snapshots of boss fights. Blazing Chrome just screams local co-op, as not only is that the only co-op supported on release, but it’s the type of co-op that should be played. Everything about Blazing Chrome looks intriguing for this genre, so don’t overlook it if you like these types of games. Not to mention, the soundtrack is really awesome.

Release Date: July 11, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Blazing Chrome on Steam here.


Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble

Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is a sequel, but a game franchise I never heard of until I recently discovered it. This is a strategy game in the same vein as Advance Wars. Not the first game based on Advance Wars to release in 2019, but aesthetically looks the closest for sure. In Full Metal Rumble you will take control of different commanders with special powers, utilize many different unit combinations, all in a full campaign with fully voiced characters in Japanese or English. The game also supports online versus mode, which is great, but no word on crossplay, which could cause a playerbase issue. Nevertheless, if turn-based strategy games and Advance Wars tickles your gamer stomach, then Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is probably for you.


Release Date: July 11, 2019
Platforms: PC and Switch
You can wishlist Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble on Steam here.


Night Call

Night Call is a game I’ve been waiting for since E3 2018, as it was revealed to the whole world during the PC conference. In Night Call you take on the role of a cab driver, while also tasked with solving a murder mystery to catch someone who left you for dead. The aesthetic of the game draws me in, as it presents a dark thrilling mysterious atmosphere. As a cab driver you have to talk to many different people, all with different personalities that may reveal clues to solve the mystery. This narrative driven game gives me some Catherine vibes with the conversation leaning elements that this game can bring you. Night Call has three distinct cases for you to solve, and also boasts non-linearity. Don’t forget to check out Night Call. I know I can’t wait to play Night Call, as this has been on my list for over a year.


Release Date: July 17, 2019
Platforms: PC and Xbox Game Pass
You can wishlist Night Call on Steam here.


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