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14 Fascinating Unknown Indie Games To Play Straight Away – Kotaku

Summary

More games come out a day than an infinite number of monkey would be able to play. However, as one simple chimpanzee, I have compiled a list of 14 recently released indie games that fell beneath the gaming press’s radar. With over eight billion genres represented, there’s got to be something you’ll like.

I stress, these are not (with the exception of one) games I’ve played. As such, I don’t vouch for their quality. But afte…….

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More games come out a day than an infinite number of monkey would be able to play. However, as one simple chimpanzee, I have compiled a list of 14 recently released indie games that fell beneath the gaming press’s radar. With over eight billion genres represented, there’s got to be something you’ll like.

I stress, these are not (with the exception of one) games I’ve played. As such, I don’t vouch for their quality. But after putting out a clarion call for indie developers to get in touch with games they released to little attention, these are a few I was able to dig out of the mountain of emails that soon consumed me and my whole family.

Just released in Early Access on Epic’s store, Against The Storm is a “roguelike city builder,” that’s set in a fantasy world where it never stops raining. That is not a fantasy world, that is England. Although, admittedly, we have few talking beavers here. This is all about trying to upgrade a city, while something called the Blightstorm is heading ever closer

While I haven’t played any of the other games in this list, I have played Tux and Fanny, and it’s one of my favorite games of 2021. You can read why here, but let me sum it up by saying this is a game about friendship, appeasing goblins, and the existential crises of insects. Also you can play as the cat. It’s so dense with details, extras, minigames, songs, dance parties, monstrous flies, and music, and you should buy it right now. The link to Itch is above, but it’s also on Switch, too.

The One Who Struggles

Out already, free via Itch, The One Who Struggles is a game consisting entirely of one multi-phase bossfight. Which, if you’re me, sounds incredibly off-putting until you learn about its incredible difficulty options. You can decide for yourself how many lives you have, how many jumps you’re allowed, how much damage you deal, the boss’s HP. It can be as hard or as easy as you wish. “Why put these sorts of features in a game that you can complete in 15 minutes?” asks developer D.W. O’Boyle. “Because I feel very strongly that stuff like this should be in all games.” Amen.

A visual novel horror (I’m so happy the genre is more than only romances these days), where you play Nick, a recent high school graduate, taken to a cabin in the woods for a winter break. Nothing could possibly go wrong! Or indeed, otherwise. There’s a murder …….

Source: https://kotaku.com/14-fascinating-unknown-indie-games-to-play-right-now-1848124595