Upcoming Indie Games to Keep an Eye On

Since I've got the systems down, and found the 3x speed button, Nantucket has really caught me. A very solid and exciting game.

Robear wrote:

Since I've got the systems down, and found the 3x speed button, Nantucket has really caught me. A very solid and exciting game.

That game has one of the best implementations of theme I've ever seen in a PC game. And, in towards that end, the soundtrack of sea shanties is itself worth the price of admission.

Demon's Tilt launched in Early Access yesterday. It's a pinball bullet hell game. The table seems to be a 3 tiered table with 'quests' and 'bosses' at each tier. I've given it a little time and enjoyed it quite a lot so far. It looks and sounds great.

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Those are some really pretty visuals.

Sadly, 20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds has been cancelled.

20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds started in 2011 as nothing more than an attempt for us to learn to program our own games. Even as the world of Pinefiord with its airships and floating islands started to take serious shape we consciously set only humble goals for ourselves: to learn and to have fun in the process. These goals have been met several times over, and without the project we would not be where we are today professionally or personally.

Despite our goals to learn and have fun, we eventually found ourselves with a project that was so ambitious that finishing it would have required significant funding. Throughout 2016, and then again in 2018, we pitched 20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds to publishers all over the world. Though our pitches were met with many oooohs and aaaahs, eventually it became clear that from a financing standpoint the game was just too big to be small, and too small to be big.

They've released the 2015 demo for free at itch.io.

Many thanks to Mermaidpirate for the gift of Paperbark. I've been looking forward to trying it, and I'm excited to see what it has to say about Australian indigenous peoples and culture. Plus I hear it's, you know, a good game.

Edit - Paperbark is a top-down, hand-painted, absolutely stunningly beautiful Wombat walking sim, suitable for kids and adults. It shows various ecosystems in Australia, complete with fully immersive sound, as your wombat explores the area looking for tasty plants to nom. Along the way, you'll be trying to spot insects, butterflies and birds.

Very chill and relaxing. I can definitely use that in my life.

Oh, that looks absolutely lovely.

RE: Paperbark, It really is great, bought it for my 5 year old who played it on my PC laptop with a touch screen. Really captures the beauty of our outback.

In a similar vein from an Indie title 'simplistic enough for kids' point of view is the hidden object game I bought for my daughter Hidden Paws Mystery on Steam which has been a hit for her too.

Ape Out is finally...out....

New game from the developer of Gunpoint and Heat Signature: Tactical Breach Wizards

I saw that yesterday - already added it to my witch list! It looks like a lot of fun.

Ape out is a tad too rawkus for me. Tactical Breach Wizards does look fun.

Anyone tried Hypnospace Outlaw? This one came out of left field, for me, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Or is it just hype...?

Robear wrote:

Anyone tried Hypnospace Outlaw? This one came out of left field, for me, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Or is it just hype...?

RPS likes it. I don't implicitly trust their reviews any more but I do tend to pay attention when John Walker likes something.

omni wrote:

New game from the developer of Gunpoint and Heat Signature: Tactical Breach Wizards

Gunpoint was amazing, but Heat Signature didn't grab me at all. This looks potentially good, so onto the wishlist it goes.

Rallick wrote:

I saw that yesterday - already added it to my witch list! It looks like a lot of fun.

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

DF coming to Steam with full Workshop support.

Woot!

Good god. I have tried oh so many times to play it, and I just can't get going.. despite it essentially being the Almighty Emperor of my favourite gaming genre....

I look forward to the "Dwarf Fortress actually only coming to Epic Games store" video in a couple weeks.

Hah!

Also out yesterday/today:

Baba is You, which is one of the most innovative puzzle games I've played in ages.

Hypnospace Outlaw, which is...a thing. A simulation of the 1999 era internet? Except you're asleep?

New game from the developers of Hyper Light Drifter. And yes, it's on Epic Games store.

MeatMan wrote:
omni wrote:

New game from the developer of Gunpoint and Heat Signature: Tactical Breach Wizards

Gunpoint was amazing, but Heat Signature didn't grab me at all. This looks potentially good, so onto the wishlist it goes.

Rallick wrote:

I saw that yesterday - already added it to my witch list! It looks like a lot of fun.

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Bravo!

Dwarf Fortress:

Availability: time is subjective

hah

ClockworkHouse wrote:

New game from the developers of Hyper Light Drifter. And yes, it's on Epic Games store.

Ooooooooh...

Nice.

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator dropped today on Early Access on Steam. Perfect game to release on April 1

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...

There isn't a ton of content in there right now, but I laughed hard watching a few Minotaurs absolutely destroy a huge wave of Halflings

Skraut wrote:

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator dropped today on Early Access on Steam. Perfect game to release on April 1

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...

There isn't a ton of content in there right now, but I laughed hard watching a few Minotaurs absolutely destroy a huge wave of Halflings

That looks pretty fun.

EvilDead wrote:
Skraut wrote:

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator dropped today on Early Access on Steam. Perfect game to release on April 1

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5...

There isn't a ton of content in there right now, but I laughed hard watching a few Minotaurs absolutely destroy a huge wave of Halflings

That looks pretty fun.

I got to play it a bit at GDC. Mammoths are pretty effective against a lot of things, up to the point where their wild flailing gets them turned around on your own army.