In the current generation, indie games have taken off big time due to the introduction of various social media sites like Twitch, Facebook and platforms like Humble Bundle, IndieGala etc promoting indie games more than ever before. It has become increasingly tough to find hidden gems that might be worth your time or looking into and hence, in The Monthly Indie Hunt, we try to bring you games (Released or in-development; generally trying to keep a good balance of both) from across the internet that might interest you in some form if you are looking for something out of the norm.
Warlocks 2: God Slayers
What it is: Warlocks 2 God Slayers is a mix of retro aesthetics and modern gameplay. In the game, the player challenges gods to dethrone them in an action packed hack n’ slash experience with wizards and meteor showers.
Why I am excited: 2D games are on the rise this generation with some really good titles like Cuphead, Hollow Knight etc, so adding another 2D platformer with interesting art style and theme was a no brainer.
What it is: CyberThreat is an upcoming turn based RPG with a modern day setting. You play as a young man or woman going into their final year of study in a new school. Up to and after their arrival however, there’s been a string of mysterious “disappearances” of students their age. The one thing they all had in common, was that they were badly abused by their peers through cyberbullying. The number of missing persons is on the rise and the police don’t have any leads on these unexplained incidents. But what happens when the target of the cyberbullies is you?
Why I am excited: Umm….. The game looks quite like the Persona games from all the screenshots and videos. Need I say more?
What it is: Fast paced, bright and colourful arcade action accompanied by a pounding soundtrack.
Why I am excited: Already having played this, it’s an extremely gratifying experience with different gamemodes that are sure to have you fixated in the seat complimented with the leaderboards.
What it is: SHiRO 011 is Third Person Arena Shooter where every hit is deadly. – Team up or fight alone in chaotic, fast and action-filled 5 minutes battles. – One Shot Mechanic: Every Hit is deadly, no matter where you hit your enemy – Slow down time to avoid projectiles or to hunt down your enemy while they are reloading.
Why I am excited: It kind of brings Quantum Break mechanics to multiplayer games and while QB wasn’t a great game in itself, it’s mechanics could be implemented in creative ways.
Hanako: Honor & Blade
What it is: Choose between four types of warriors as you learn to master intuitive, directionally-driven swordplay while also choosing unique abilities to ensure victory over your foes. Join your friends in an immersive multiplayer campaign across Japan in pursuit of either preserving the peace and honor of the Emperor or bringing on chaos and death by playing across four different game modes with different objectives and strategies.
Why I am excited: It feels like a cross between For Honor in terms of gameplay and Borderlands 2 in terms of art style. It still is rough around the edges, but with a some amount of work, I am sure the game can be quite good.
What it is: Brutal team-based ball game using elements from Ice Hockey and Tennis. You play a robot equipped with a powerful and protective combat suit, comprised of blocks.
Why I am excited: It could be put in the same genre as Rocket League- a physics based sport game. There isn’t much of a difference between Rocket League and this game except for the player having more control of the character in this case and some emphasis on the amount of damage a player can take.
Sand Is The Soul
What it is: Sand is the Soul features extremely unique combination of beatup and action RPG with great story behind. Moreover, it has a real level pro, Dark Souls alike, difficulty! It has been appraised by media for its graphics and playability.
Why I am excited: Apart from the art style and the atmosphere being unique, the game seems to be having both narrative and mechanical depth, precisely the reason, I am waiting for it.
What it is: MegaSphere is a sci-fi themed action platformer with a big shiny gun, mad battle robots and an unpredictable world that is different each time you play. Fight enemies, search for loot, hack AI’s, upgrade weapons and your suit. No hand holding, no tutorials — play like a grown-up!
Why I am excited: Arr…. Just watch the trailer, I have run out of descriptions for games. (PS- It just looks good)
What it is: Egress – role-playing BattleRoyale with an intense hardcore souls-like combat system. Choose your hero with unique abilities and become the last survivor!Features:Alternate universe, combining the Victorian era, Lovecraft’s mythology and Retrowave.
Why I am excited: Battle Royale has been in trend for the past few months now and developers have been exploring how to weave games around BR gameplay. Didn’t take long to reach to the roll-y poll-y gameplay loop. (We all know Dark Souls is much more than it’s combat)
What it is: Pine is a game that adapts to you. Using advanced AI, the game recognizes your patterns and style of play, and its creatures and world react, evolve and adapt to you specifically.
Why I am excited: Open world, progress in AI and complex systems in games interest me a lot due to what can be achieved if games keep pushing these boundaries, hence the interest in Pine.