Indie Game Discovery Roundup 043: Superliminal, DemonCrawl, Yaga, Afterparty, Sparklite


Indie Game Discovery Roundup 043

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.

Superliminal, DemonCrawl, Yaga, Afterparty, Sparklite


Superliminal, developed by Pillow Castle, is a puzzle game that first caught my eye mid-2019, as it’s a puzzle game that involves optical illusions and forced perspective. The premise of the game is that you are stuck in a dream therapy program and in order to wake up from the dream you need to complete puzzles. Superliminal is an interesting puzzle game that gives me vibes of Quantum Conundrum, as you traverse levels in first-person, picking objects and engaging in interesting environments to try to reach the next part. Superliminal is a game that I look forward to playing, as I believe it is one of the best puzzle games released in 2019.

Release Date: November 12, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can check out Superliminal here on the Epic Games Store.


DemonCrawl, developed by Therefore Games, is a rogue-lite puzzle game that uses the core mechanics of Minesweeper combined with using abilities and items to complete levels. I always love discovering games that are unique and try to put a different spin on something we already know, and that’s what DemonCrawl does. With over 50 stages to explore, over 50 stage mods, open-ended player progression, a talent system, leaderboards, and other features to keep you busy, DemonCrawl definitely seems like a game that you can sink many hours into. I look forward to eventually trying out DemonCrawl because this puzzle experience has a lot of flavor.

Release Date: November 5, 2019
Platforms: PC
You can wishlist DemonCrawl on Steam here.


Yaga, developed by Breadcrumbs Interactive, is a game that immediately caught my attention due to the graphics shown in the trailer. Yaga is an RPG featuring Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith, and the premise of the game is that he is cursed with incredible bad luck, as he is stuck doing tasks from a Tzar, a witch, and his grandma. What grabs me about Yaga’s gameplay is not only the action RPG combat elements, but the fact that your choices matter in how you roleplay your character. A catchy soundtrack that can be heard in the trailer doesn’t hurt either, as this seems to be a very in-depth RPG with many items to craft and find that is flying under the gaming radar. Yaga stands out as a story narrative RPG providing plenty player choice that I look forward to eventually playing.

Release Date: November 12, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can check out Yaga here on the Epic Games Store.


Afterparty, developed by Night School Studio, is an story adventure featuring Milo and Lola, as they are just recently deceased and find themselves in hell. The goal of the game is to outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to earth. What immediately draws my interest in Afterparty are the graphics, characters, animations, and soundtrack, which really sell the game to breath life into the game. This story-driven experience also features player choices that affect the story and adventures you may stumble upon. The game features many activities to do in between drinking the many different liquids to choose from, all while uncovering the personalities of Milio and Lola through conversations. Afterparty is a game that is flying under the radar, but seems very story rich and entertaining that I can’t wait to play.

Release Date: October 29, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One
You can check out Afterparty here on the Epic Games Store.


Sparklite, developed by Red Blue Games, is an action-adventure game where the whole world is tied together with Sparklite, a powerful resource. Playing as Ada, it’s your goal to defend the world of Geodia from the enemy, Baron, who is trying to obtain the Sparklite core by gathering schematics, crafting gadgets, and exploring procedurally generated biomes, As someone who played the demo, Sparklite has an interesting vibe to it, but the game is challenging and feels a bit grindy. Still, the premise of Sparklite is interesting, soundtrack is appealing, gadgets are fun to control, and of course the graphics are beautiful. Don’t overlook Sparklite, as this may be an indie gem to sparkle up your life. Try the demo on Steam first.

Release Date: November 14, 2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can wishlist Sparklite on Steam here.

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