And we are back with another batch of indie works! Since we did mostly movies and books last time, I thought I’d focus more on the gaming side of things. And while I’m sure you could sink another few hours into Breath of the Wild, every gamer should take a chance and go look at smaller titles. For this time, though, I’ve already done it for you. Here are three games worth a look!
#1: Light Fall
Do you like platformers? Because boy do I have one for you. The hook of Light Fall—since every modern platformer needs a gimmick to draw attention—is the ability to make boxes you can place and manipulate on the fly. The trailer shows just how fun that trick, plus some smooth movement mechanics, can lead to a fluid, engrossing experience. There’s joy in mastering a system, as many gamers already know, and this game looks to have a system made to spark that joy. It’s releasing this year, so keep an eye on its light.
So, to be frank, I am not the biggest fan of turn-based games. Give me a CCG, and I am a happy man, but that’s about it. However, if you’re the sort to crave turn-based combat, then this looks like it could be fun. The art style is lively and if the—admittedly—excellent trailer here is any indication, it has interesting characters to play around with. So, devious strategist, if you want to give Insidia a whirl, then get your mind prepared for battle.
Want monsters? It’s got monsters. Want combat? Oh heck, does it have that. Now, I know, the graphics are not great—the character animation is a tad janky—but, try to look past that, dear reader. This is my favorite of the three I’m covering today because of what it could become. If those graphics got some polish, if the world had a good enough set of lore to it, then we could see a truly fun, creepy game. I’ve never gotten into Dark Souls, but, I’ve always appreciated good monsters, and this looks to take some of the ideas from Dark Souls (and Lovecraft) and run it in a different (read: sci-fi) direction than what Bloodborne did with the formula. Give it a look, I have a feeling it’ll be the perfect game for someone when it releases.
What are you waiting for? Get on Steam and wipe out a credit card. Remember: Undertale was an indie game, so, you never know where a brilliant game might be hiding.
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