With this fourth collection, which makes 44 indie games covered Kotaku today! I engaged, and in all seriousness, each one of them contains just extraordinary-Looking at games you’ve never read about before. No difference here. Another collection of fascinating projects that you will probably never see on another major gaming site.
Peglin it makes me so happy because it tells me it’s a roguelike pachinko. The developers of Red Nexus Games describe it as a cross between Peggle and Slay The Spire. God me, I’m so glad it’s a thing. There is a demo on Steam, in case you think I’m inventing this, where you can learn how to use pegs to fight enemies. This is due this year, and I can’t wait.
Forlorn memories it was not named by its developer, Alex, but rather by a friend. Alex has a chronic heart condition, and what he describes as “my remaining life is very limited.” With this, he creates a love letter to the JRPG genre, specifically its 90s incarnation. It is intended for PC, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation, with international localization for text, and full audio for Japanese and Japanese. ‘English. If you want to support the project, you can returns his Patreon.
The Planet Crafter it is about terraforming a hostile planet to make it suitable for human life. While the comparison is obvious No Man’s Sky, actually makes me think a lot more about a land version Subnautica. Yet it’s made by the only two people at Miju Games! It sounds nice, and it sounds like it could evoke the same sense of welcoming security in a dangerous world that Subnautica he gave me.
Watch Me Stream My Mental Distribution it’s a card-based game to try to get your dad wrong and show you port becomes a successful game streamer. You need to build your flow while trying to maintain your mental health, which is perhaps a little close to the bone. It came out earlier this year, but he still hasn’t had enough eyes on it.
City Of Beats it’s a rogue-lite shooter based on rhythm, so why not! It is an isometric double-stick shooter, where the action is set to music. “Every action is synchronized to the pace,” the Torched Hill developers explain, and it looks very clean now. This should appear next year, but it is there a demo on Steam already.
Heart Of The Woods it expired in just three days, coming to Switch. It’s a visual novel by Studio Élan, which he published earlier Fiori Highway. It was originally released on Steam in 2019, where the Yuri game has been very well received. It’s magic and fairies and ghosts and all that good shit.
Asterism it’s also a visual novel, and it’s coming out again this month. Expired on the 22nd Steam and Itching, it’s about fighting monsters and saving the Zodiac. The Zodiac is here a group of “human constellations,” and I think you have to play with it to find out what it means.
Slime Heroes says it’s a game where slimes are finally heroes. That they are all in favor, but then at the same time, how they are forgotten Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime?! Forgive me, what we have here is a splendid action-packed RPG where you play as the slime, and somehow that’s all the work of one person, Tomas Gomez. There is a long wait for this, which comes in 2023, if it hasn’t been cited in court by Square Enix before then.
Induction is an abstract puzzle game coming to Change on the 14th of this month. It looks super-clean and interesting, offering 56 puzzles involving time mechanics. Apparently you’ll be able to “build paradoxical cycles of causality,” which seems like a good idea now, but when you tear the fabric of space-time to release we can come to grips.
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint comes from Brothers Trese, who have brought us there before Traders Star: Frontiers. This time they create a tactical forced RPG, in a cyberpunk world. Last year they raised more than $ 225,000 over $ 50k Kickstarter, which has broadened its ambitions, meaning that the game has the goal of a 2022 version. There is a private alpha that will be released this summer for supporters, so hopefully more news once it’s completed.
Derail Valley has been in Early Access since 2019, which may seem concerning until you hear Altfuture add major updates to its 50 hours of current content, the second of which will be released later this year. It involves driving huge trains, following a career in a “vast open rail network.” And it can now also be played in VR. The next update will add weather effects, day / night cycles, and a renewal to its train simulation.
The Odyssey of Harmony it’s so colorful! Look at those colors! Look at me I remember leaving the ‘u’ out of “color”! The creators of MythicOwl describe it as an adventure puzzle game, but to me it seems all the color in a completely beautiful place. MythicOwl have demonstrated their intricate chops with 2018 Esculicu, but this seems like a much bigger project. It comes with Switch and PC, and while there’s still an release date, you can take a demo from Steam.
THE YEAR: change is from Chinese developer Thinking Stars, an action-adventure mixed with RPG, presented in an extraordinary combination of 3D and pixel art. I really zoomed in on the screenshots to believe that this was really pixels in the 3D settings. The game will switch between playing in 3D exploration and 2D action, which sounds intriguing, and a lot of fun we’ll have to find out how everything works later this year on PS4 and PC.
Hello Puppets: Midnight show is a prequel to the exclusive Oculus 2019 game, Hello Puppets. This time it’s not VR, but it will always present bad puppets that want to kill you. It came to PC later this year. It certainly sounds a little off FNAF to me, looking scared and laughing at the same time. Although crucial, it’s about playing hide and seek, even if you feel too scared.
A big thank you to Kotaku for allowing me to spend the whole day writing about mostly unknown indie games. It’s important to know that making a day like this means taking a traffic hit, and the team embraced the idea despite that – it’s really special. It seems absolutely impossible to me that none of the 44 games presented today is something you want to play, so remember, keep an eye out and an open ear for those indie games that might otherwise pass you by.