Indie Game Discovery Roundup 046
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.
Radio General, Ancient Enemy, Circle Empires: Rivals, Filament, Dread Nautical
Radio General, developed by Foolish Mortals, is a game that caught my interest largely due to the trailer, but also the subject matter.This is a World War II strategy game where you use voice communication for commanding the battlefield. The layout of the game with the overhead view of the battlefield is very well done, giving it a presentation of a board game like I’m playing Stratego. The other unique aspect of the game is that you are controlling the 1st Canadian Army, a perspective we rarely see, in historical scenarios, as well as access to real photos and video. To top it all off, the game has an editor and Steam Workshop support to create your own scenarios. I haven’t played Radio General yet, but I can’t wait. Don’t overlook this game!
Release Date: April 9, 2020
You can wishlist Radio General on Steam here.
Ancient Enemy, developed by Grey Allen Games, is a unique card-battling RPG that grabbed me due to the fact it’s a card game, but also the presentation. The colorful aesthetic and well illustrated cards accompanied with good animations you can see in the trailer offer an engaging experience that bring a card game to life for the player. You will travel through a map, gather cards, abilities, and use skills points as you make decisions during your journey to try to reach a citadel containing your final boss. Although the concept sounds similar to another single player card game recently, Ancient Enemy gives a tiny bit of a Puzzle Quest vibe, but it’s still something very very different. Don’t overlook Ancient Enemy, as this is a very appealing card game you may have missed.
Release Date: April 9, 2020
You can wishlist Ancient Enemy on Steam here.
Circle Empires: Rivals
Circle Empires: Rivals, developed by Luminous, is a sequel to Circle Empires and the premise is that it’s an RTS game where you have to a world made of various circles filled with monsters. It may sound bizarre in theory, but looks very appealing on screen and is a clear different take on the RTS genre that I haven’t seen before, as I admit I never played the original Circle Empires. Circle Empires: Rivals has more biomes, units, six different game modes, but the biggest feature is the addition of multiplayer. Circle Empires should not be overlooked by anyone in the RTS genre and I feel somewhat embarrassed that I had not known about this game in the first place.
Release Date: April 15, 2020
You can wishlist Circle Empires: Rivals on Steam here.
Filament, developed by Beard Envy, is a puzzle game where you play as Juniper to help find missing crew on the ship of The Alabaster. Most puzzle games are relatively bland, but Filament is a narrative-driven experience that adds some life to the game and the trailer gives a small taste of that. The puzzles themselves involve wrapping around and powering pillars, which is better understandable watching the trailer than on text. Filament is definitely a puzzle game you wont want to overlook in 2020.
Release Date: April 23, 2020
You can wishlist Filament on Steam here.
Dread Nautical, developed by Zen Studios, is rogue-lite tactical turn-based RPG that I wanted to include in this roundup partially due to the combination of the genre with rogue-lite mechanics, as well as the cartoony graphics style of the game. It is your goal in Dread Nautical to fight off supernatural monsters that invaded your cruise using weapons, limited supplies and resources to fight them off. Along the way you get to recruit new members (survivors) to add to your team, as the goal of the game is beat all twenty “decks”(NOT cards) to unlock the mystery of the Hope ship. Dread Nautical is coming out at a time with other tactical turn-based games, so you may not know this exists. I can’t wait to play this one.
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Platforms: Apple Arcade, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
You can check out Dread Nautical 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 045: One Step From Eden, In Other Waters, The Flower Collectors, Cloudpunk, Dunk Lords April 5, 2020
- Indie Game Discovery Roundup 044: Through the Darkest of Times, Kunai, The Pedestrian, Bookbound Brigade, Mars Powers Industries January 30, 2020