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John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.
IND: It's a gun-fu John Wick tactical simulator.
M.A.S.S. Builder is an Action RPG with players piloting a M.A.S.S. (Mechanical Assault Skeleton Suit) as a commander of a private military company, setting out to help combat the threat of Quarks. You will build, customize, and fight to save the world, or at least, have fun creating and customizing your perfect mechanical suits.
IND: Mass Builder is expected Oct 2019
Grand Guilds is a story-driven, tactical RPG with a unique blend of card combat mechanics. You and your comrades will journey the lands of Irin, a continent on the brink of another war, while engaging in challenging tactical combat. Unveil a mystery that's plaguing all the guilds of the land.
IND: Grand Guilds is expected in September 2019.
A light Tactics RPG inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics and Steven Universe. Fight for survival in thrilling tactical combat! Unravel the sinister mysteries behind the bizarre tournament! And don't forget to make some new friends. It was hard enough for Alicia to make friends at prestigious Wintermoor Academy before the whole school erupted into a snowball tournament! Now, her tiny Tactics Club must transform from nerdy nobodies into the heroes they play in their tabletop campaign, or they'll be disbanded forever.
IND: Seems early in development, but I like the character and gameplay concepts!
Scout's Honour is a 3D sandbox adventure focused around narrative experiences. You've managed to not collect any patches during your time at Camp Evolent, so it’s a race against the clock. Will you spend your time collecting patches, or lazing around? Get to know your fellow Scouts. Or not. Explore the surrounding environment. Light stuff on fire. Uncover a malicious camp secret. Every action counts, so get patching or get packing!
IND: It's boy-or-girl scout camping game! Where you're tying to get badges! I like friendly games!
Prodeus is the first person shooter of old, re-imagined using modern rendering techniques. Oh, and tons of blood, gore, and secrets.
IND: Old School FPS that kinda looks like it was a late Sega Saturn game mixed with Doom 3's bumpmapping. It's an interesting look! Prodeus is expected Sep 2019.
Who will rise to command the fallen? Divinity: Fallen Heroes is a new tactical game oozing with RPG elements, developed as a co-production between Larian Studios and Logic Artists. Faced with a new evil, we're calling on YOU to command The Lady Vengeance and continue the story of Divinity: Original Sin 2. Fallen Heroes marries rich tactical gameplay with RPG choices and consequences, and introduces a wealth of new features and mechanics to the D:OS 2 engine. It will be released on multiple platforms later in the year. Delve deeper into the world of Rivellon as you command your troops aboard the Lady Vengeance. Explore new lands and wield new weapons and skills. Build your squad and vanquish never-before seen corners of Rivellon. Divinity: Fallen Heroes features two player cooperative play as well as a single player mode.
IND: Divinity OS2 but XCOM! Wow there's another 200 hours of my life gone!
To The Rescue! is a charming dog shelter simulator. Take care of unique dogs and find the right homes for as many of them as you can. Upgrade your shelter, control disease outbreaks, learn each dog's preferences, and make tough decisions, all while helping support real-world animal shelters! Each day brings new challenges and rewards. Dogs have specific preferences, can get infectious diseases, and can have negative traits. But you can also hold fundraisers, get random donations, and, if you work hard, help someone find their new best friend. Unfortunately, there's never enough room, and always more dogs.
IND: This is great, and it's helping real-life charities. Pet every dog!
Firmament is the next step in the evolution of Cyan, deeply rooted in the spirit of Myst, Riven, and Obduction. Welcome to an all-new, enigmatic narrative adventure. Firmament is expected July 2020
IND: A new VR game by Cyan, the developers of Myst.
Phantom Brigade is a turn-based tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player driven stories. As the last surviving squad of mech pilots, you must capture enemy equipment and facilities to level the playing field. Outnumbered and out-gunned, lead The Brigade through a desperate campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.
IND: Whooooa. Tactical RPG with giant mechs? Light the Austin Walker signal.
Ooblets is a farming, town life, and creature collection game inspired by Pokémon, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing. Manage your farm, grow and train your ooblets, explore strange lands, and have dance-offs!
IND: You don't eat the ooblets. You don't eat your friends.
KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure set on a fictional British island in the late 1980s, inspired by coming-of-age movies like The Goonies and classic games like Earthbound and Secret of Mana. The story features two new friends: Nessa & Demelza. They're tough and imaginative girls exploring the island of Penfurzy in search of mysteries and treasure. Cycling around on their bikes, exploring the natural beauty of their surroundings, they experience their first taste of a more grown-up freedom. But this new-found independence also leads them into danger, both modern and ancient.
IND: Love the art style! Cute co-op games are always welcome in my household.
In a beautifully-detailed and charming post-apocalyptic world, a miner discovers a mysterious little girl named Sam deep underground in a secret facility... Journey through decaying cities, encountering strange creatures and even stranger people along the way!
End State is a turn-based tactics game where you manage a mercenary company tracking down a terrorists in a war-torn country. Hire, gear up and gain experience for your mercenaries. Take on rebels and criminal gangs, do side contracts and explore Brekovia.
IND: Guide dudes who are wearing backwards baseball caps and holding SMGs to their bullet-riddled deaths.
Arcadian Atlas is a 2D isometric tactical role playing game about the choices people make in pursuit of the things they love, and the havoc it wreaks on a kingdom.
IND: It's very FFT-looking, right down to the moon-walking characters.
“We want players to feel alone in a strange and dangerous place, a station on the outskirts of our solar system. It’s a world which was once alive with activity but is now controlled by a rogue AI named SHODAN. Living on this station, or unliving on this station, are only robots, mutants and the dead. “We’ve got a bunch of gameplay systems in mind that we’re absolutely not going to talk about today. But from a visual standpoint, we needed a setting that was noir-like, dominated by deep, dark, problematic, disturbing shadows, and punctuated by areas of intense, focused light.”
Create a sprawling industrial city. Compete with the other Great Houses of Titan for resources, territory, and power. Do battle with ships, technology, influence, or the sheer productive power of your factories. Stake your claim to the Industries of Titan in this innovative sim/strategy game!
IND: These voxel cities look real good!
Backbone is a noir-inspired detective adventure. As raccoon private eye Howard Lotor, sniff out clues, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and explore beautiful pixel art version of dystopian Vancouver, BC. ALL REVIE
IND: You're a raccoon solving crimes. The environmental art is really good!
The Iron Oath is a turn-based tactical RPG that is set in a dark fantasy world. Recruit, manage, and embark on missions with a roster of adventurers, testing the limits of their mortality. Every decision made carries weight and can have a minor or major influence on your characters and the world that surrounds them. As you and your guild progress, the world changes dynamically, enabling new storylines to discover and resulting in a unique experience for every playthrough.
IND: This has got some nice looking pixel art, and hexes!
Realms Beyond is a party-based fantasy role-playing game with tactical turn-based combat and full character customization. Explore a huge world and lead your companions into the depth of forgotten dungeons in search for lost treasures. Unveil the ancient mysteries of the Realms Beyond!
Play as two lovers who escaped to a lost planet. The only thing that matters is to stay together. A RPG to play solo or with a special someone. Furi studio The Game Bakers are back with Haven, a romantic sci-fi RPG for one or two players. Lovely vistas and a synth soundtrack await its launch in 2020 -
Sired in an act of vampire terrorism, your existence ignites the war for Seattle's blood trade. Enter uneasy alliances with the creatures who control the city and uncover the sprawling conspiracy which plunged Seattle into a bloody civil war between powerful vampire factions.
IND: Bloodlines was a favorite, very happy to see it's getting a sequel. Let's see how this one develops...
Pacer is an anti-gravity combat racing game set in the year 2075. Work your way through the SinglePlayer Campaign, unlocking craft, tracks and your inner rage. Develop your racing and combat skills to climb the Leaderboards. Race against the world on-line in the 10 player Multiplayer W.A.R (World Anti-gravity Racing) Our garage gives unprecedented craft customization for performance, weapon loadouts and skins.
IND: We could always use a little more Wipeout in the world.
Tools Up! is a couch co-op game about renovating apartments in a mysterious skyscraper. Work together against the racing clock: paint walls, move furniture, lay tiles and unlock the secrets of the building!
IND: It's overcooked but you're a team of construction contractors! Sounds like a lot of horrible injuries might be happening!
Neon Abyss is a frantic roguelike action platformer features unlimited item synergies and unique dungeon evolving system. Each of your raids diversifies the dungeon experience and every choice you make alters the ruleset of the dungeon.
Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure inspired by Pokémon. Seek adventure in the lovely Airborne Archipelago alongside your Temtem squad. Catch every Temtem, battle other tamers, customize your house, join a friend's adventure or explore the dynamic online world.
IND: It's MMO pokemon? Looks real cute. Perhaps too good to be true!
In the ancient kingdom of Ceanarth an organization known as the Ambassadors of Time protect the world from forthcoming catastrophes and escalating wars. As a low level Ambassador, Gregor, you’ll investigate a disturbance emanating from the Ambassador’s stronghold, the Basilica. Using your time stopping abilities, you will solve puzzles, outsmart enemies, and explore an unknown world in this arduous twin-stick shooter.
Subdivision Infinity is an immersive and pulse pounding sci-fi space shooter featuring stunning graphics and tight spaceship game play. Hunt down and destroy enemy spacecraft, crush capital ships, mine asteroids for rare minerals, and find blueprints to craft amazing new vessels!
IND: Looks a lot like Everspace! Apparently started off as a mobile game, but the "DX" version is for PCs. I need more space shooters in my life.
Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim. Construct detailed habitats, manage your zoo, and meet authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them.
IND: Still haven't had the time to get into Planet Coaster, but this seems like it might not be *as* complex.
Later Daters hilarious and sentimental dating sim featuring a cast of sexy seniors for you to befriend and date as the newest resident of the Ye OLDE retirement community. It's a bit overwhelming with all the changes, but who knows - maybe these will turn out to be the best years of your life.
The floating garbage town survival game! Scavenge what precious garbage you can from the ocean's surface and grow your city while doing your best to survive in this colorful post-apocalyptic world.
IND: The world is covered in water and we make cities out of floating garbage. Maybe a little too real...
A whimsical adventure/simulation game where you play as Mineko, a curious girl who has just arrived at her new home on a peculiar Japanese-inspired island overrun by cats. Discover the mysteries of the island while crafting crafts, friending friends, eating eats, and… catting cats.
The best-selling Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
IND: Trine 4! I played a wizard with box magic! This one is back in 2.5d, thank goodness!
Take care of your own island in a single-player summer adventure with farming and crafting. Explore with your boat. PS4 Switch Xbox PC Set in a tropical ocean, Summer in Mara is a single-player game about farming and crafting, with an easy-RPG system and exploration elements. You'll be Koa, a little adventurer who has to take care of her own island. You can also sail away on your boat and discover new different islands. With new islands come new people. You will trade and bargain or just chat with them. Getting to know these people is a significant part of the game because every one of them has their own unique and exciting story.
IND: Just from the description of the characters and settings alone, this looks rad.
3D Realms, creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne, presents a hard-core first person shooter, powered by the legendary Quake-1 Tech. Crafted by the hands of Quake-scene necromancers, WRATH is the real deal. You will not survive...
IND: 3D Realms! I'm not sure it's actually the same company?
Prepare your decks and go on a pilgrimage through the wasteland! Nowhere Prophet is a unique single-player card game. Travel across randomly generated maps and lead your followers in deep tactical combat. Discover new cards and build your deck as you explore this strange, broken world.
A beautifully presented tale of unforgiving combat in a war torn city. WARSAW is a WWII turn-based tactical rpg with beautiful hand painted graphics. Lead a small, dedicated outfit of civilians and soldiers with their unique skills in their fight to take back the city besieged by occupying forces.
IND: It's got a slick animated trailer, and some interesting looking gameplay screenshots, but not a whole lot of information so far.
Buildings Have Feelings Too! is an exciting new city management game about buildings and the city they inhabit. You must grow your city to a bustling metropolitan centre with an array of shops, offices, entertainment and amenities, to help your buildings thrive; or risk them being demolished forever.
IND: What a cute concept! I love the way the buildings run around.
In Bloodroots, you’ll smash, slice, crush, blast, crack, slam, burst, break, split, slit, gut, tear, gash, gouge, scoop, cut, chop, dice, hash, grind, and more. Betrayed and left for dead, Mr. Wolf is hell-bent on finding his killer and enacting revenge - alone, and vastly outnumbered. Thankfully for Mr. Wolf, the world is your weapon in Bloodroots - a relentless action game that unfolds across the sprawling Weird West. You’ll choreograph spectacular, ultra-violent combos by making use of everything around you, from hatchets, to ladders, to...carrots? It’s improvise or die, as Mr. Wolf fights his way to the center of the mystery: why was he betrayed?
IND: The combat is looking real neat - free-flowing environmental combos seems like you could do some fun things with this.
Creature in the Well is a top down pinball inspired hack and slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to save the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm. Defeat the Creature: Escape the many challenges set by the Creature and get face-to-face with it in impressive confrontations. Dungeon-crawler: Delve deeper into the mountain as you unlock each of the eight dungeons, each filled with unique gameplay themes, unlockables, and secrets to uncover. Pinball with swords: Charge up energy orbs and have them bounce around and ricochet in order to reactivate dormant machinery. Over 20 unique items: Customize your playstyle with upgradeable weapons and clothing that change how you play the game.
IND: Finally! More pinball-themed action games!
LUNA The Shadow Dust is an award-winning, fully hand-animated Puzzle Adventure game. Together, a young boy and his companion explore a broken magical world that awaits illumination, solving puzzles and tracing back the memories of old.
IND: Wow, some very pretty hand-drawn art and animation happening here.
Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchen, today!
IND: It's been a good year for fans of conveyor belts.
Unrailed! is a co-op multiplayer railroad construction game where you have to work together with your friends to build a train track across endless procedurally generated worlds. Master encounters with its inhabitants, upgrade your train and keep it from derailing!
IND: A neat bit of resouce management and couch co-op at the same time. I'm sure a lot of yelling at friends is going to happen.
Something is wrong with the heart of magic. Play a young archivist venturing out into a dying world, cataloging its mysteries and its wonders to unearth the truth. Nanotale is the new adventure from the Typing Chronicles franchise and the spiritual successor to the acclaimed Epistory.
IND: A sequel (of sorts) to the very pretty Epistory. This one has an even prettier look, so hopefully my fingers are limber enough to keep up...
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.
IND: Seems kind of like a left 4 dead / strange brigade -em-up, the character and monster designs are pretty cool!
Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Deep inside an alien space rock your industrious crew will need to master science, overcome strange new lifeforms, and harness incredible space tech to survive, and possibly, thrive.
IND: These games always seem cool until I kill all of my poor colonists.
Welcome to Vinyl City! Play with Mayday and Zuke for the Musical Revolution in this action adventure game created by Wan Hazmer, one of the lead game designer of FF XV and Daim Dziauddin, SFV's concept artist.
IND: It's got a cool look and some neat character designs!
Dance Central™ is back! We’re extremely excited to announce that Dance Central will be coming to the Oculus Quest and Rift platform this Spring. Get ready to dive back into this beloved series and immerse yourself (literally) in your surroundings. As a day-one launch title for the Oculus Quest, Dance Central was made with the Quest’s standalone capabilities in mind to bring you a truly unique gaming experience.
IND: I like the look! Although dancing with a VR headset on might get a little... sweaty?
ZED is the story of an aging artist, lost in regret, and the haze of dementia. Inside the dreamscape of his creative mind players reassemble the artist’s fragmented memories into a final, lasting legacy: a loving final gift to his granddaughter. Revelation, regret and redemption in the twilight dreams of an aging artist. Set against surreal landscapes spanning one man’s life and career, ZED is a desperate quest to reconnect fading memories and create a final work for a very special person.
They Are Billions is a Steampunk strategy game set on a post-apocalyptic planet. Build and defend colonies to survive against the billions of the infected that seek to annihilate the few remaining living humans. Can humanity survive after the zombie apocalypse?
Glorious Companions is a turn-based tactical RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Navaroth. Craft your own journey as a leader of a mercenary company! Aspire to become a powerful lord, solve the mystery of the Ancient Guardians, or just ride around the continent building your fortune on trade.
IND: I heard "Mount and Blade meets XCOM" - and came running as fast as I could.
A magical, musical hike through lush, chromatic VR wilderness. Bring dormant landscapes back to life by restoring native flora through light, water, and harmony, while collecting seeds to grow your own enchanted garden.
IND: A charming VR game where you're helping a little forest sprite grow a flower garden.
Explore the remains of a fallen world from fascinating perspectives! Slip into the role of different animals to uncover the fate of an ancient world. Dive into deep waters, fly at lofty heights, dig underground as a mole or even climb steep cliffs with a mountain goat, there are lots of ways of getting around.
IND: A game where you transform into animals and explore a forest.
Hell Let Loose is a realistic World War Two first person shooter with open battles of 100 players with infantry, tanks, artillery, a dynamically shifting front line and a unique resource based strategic meta-game. This is World War Two at a scale you’ve never played before.
IND: Good looking game, even if war shooters aren't my thing.
Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!
IND: I really enjoyed the previous Steamworld games, this seems like a fun way to introduce a new setting and gameplay to them.
Outer Wilds is an open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. Welcome to the Space Program! You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. Mysteries of the Solar System... What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.
IND: It's a mystery camping adventure in space!
nspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a revolutionary new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?
IND: It's a system shock 2-inspired shooter with a cool cartoon look and a strategy layer. That's a lot of things to pull off, but very exciting to think about.
Assetto Corsa Competizione is the new official Blancpain GT Series videogame. Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits.
IND: It's a hardcore race sim. The cars look real good and go real fast.
Draugen is a single-player, first-person Fjord Noir mystery set in 1920s Norway. Explore a picturesque coastal community in your search for your missing sister, accompanied by your gregarious and enigmatic young ward.
IND: A very pretty first-person mystery game that takes place in 1920s Norway.
"Vambrace: Cold Soul is a love letter to the games that left their indelible marks on us. It's inspired by the gothic fantasy of Castlevania, the deep lore of series like The Elder Scrolls, the replayability of roguelites like FTL: Faster Than Light, and the sweeping, character-driven epics of our favorite JRPGs. It represents our effort to seize those varied elements and condense them into an interactive experience players from all walks (especially masochists) will enjoy!"
IND: An interesting mix of genres, with some tactical combat and roguelike influences.
Become the captain of a interstellar cruiser and cross the galaxy to save the Republic. During your journey you will have to make important decisions, improve the weaponry of your ship and fight against numerous enemies.
IND: Is this the Mount and Blade in SPAAAACE that I've been waiting for?
Relive the pioneering spirit of the Golden Age of Steam by establishing your own railroad empire across 19th Century North America. Race against time to bring settlements together, produce and trade goods and develop new technologies.
IND: A hardcore train tycoon game, looks like it's got some depth to it.
Captain Starshot is a rogue-like dungeon crawler (with a twist) in which you play as the mighty Captain himself! You explore the galaxy with your own space crew and start your mission to defeat the hordes of villainous aliens, find their mother ship and take on their leader.
IND: A pulp sci-fi adventure that reminds me a little of Heat Signature
Dollhouse is a frightening film noir horror story sure to send shivers down your spine. Survive a horrifying trip into the mind of detective Marie. Piece your past together, but watch your back, as something gravely dangerous is hunting you down.
A story focused spaghetti western platformer with tactical turn-based combat, taking place in a completely hand drawn harsh world inhabited by insects. Follow the story of Jack - mosquito bounty hunter, on his path of revenge.
IND: It's a turn-based tactical sidescroller cowboy adventure, like someone made a Santo Bugito game and crossed it with Steamworld Heist.
Pathologic 2 is a narrative-driven dramatic thriller about fighting a deadly outbreak in a secluded rural town. You are a healer, and to save anyone, you'll have to survive in this bleak and strange world, where even food and medicine are scarce.
IND: A spooky first-person heal-em-up set in rural town full of creepy children.
Conglomerate 451 is a grid-based, dungeon crawling first-person RPG with roguelike elements set in a cyberpunk world. You are the CEO of a Special Agency, instructed by the Senate of Conglomerate city to restore the order in sector 451, where corrupted corporations have established their turfs. Thanks to the last constitutional decree, you are allowed to create human clones. Build your own team, manipulate DNA, train your agents, equip them with high-end weapons, choose what cyberlimbs to implant, and send the squad to the field with only one goal: eradicate crime and restore order at any cost.
IND: Grimrock but Cyberpunk - seems like a fun combination.
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is the first in the award-winning series to recreate epic conflict across ancient China. Combining a gripping turn-based campaign of empire-building & conquest with stunning real-time battles, THREE KINGDOMS redefines the series in an age of heroes & legends.
Mechanic Miner is a 2D construction/survival game with mechanical steam-powered machines and physics. Gather resources, kill monsters, acquire new technologies and use your imagination to build crazy mechanical devices to conquer any challenges in your way
IND: Seems partway between Terraria/Starbound and Beseige
Observation is a sci-fi thriller uncovering what happened to Dr. Emma Fisher, and the crew of her mission, through the lens of the station’s artificial intelligence S.A.M. Players assume the role of S.A.M. by operating the station’s control systems, cameras, and tools to assist Emma in discovering what is happening to the station, the vanished crew, and S.A.M. himself.
IND: A spooky mystery set on a space station, looks like it's puzzle solving with a story.
Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.
IND: Beat Saber is one of the best cases for VR gaming out there, and it's finally making the jump to
Battle for survival at the edge of the world. As a Slayer, it's up to you to hunt down the boss-sized Behemoths that are devouring the land. Team up with millions of players as you master challenging co-op battles, craft deadly weapons and powerful armor, and forge your legend as a Slayer of Ramsgate. Dauntless is a free-to-play online action RPG from Phoenix Labs. Look forward to regular updates, seasonal events, new Behemoths, and more in a rich, evolving world.
IND: It's a free-to-play Monster Hunter-like, with console crossplay. Likely to have a million viewers on Twitch for at least a month or so.
Team Sonic Racing combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing as you face-off with friends in intense multiplayer racing.
IND: I believe the Sonic racing series were actually pretty decent? More kart racer options are always good.
Descend is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring precarious dungeon excavations, a unique look at puzzle platforming, tons of secrets, lovable characters, and a thrilling story where your choices matter.
IND: Descend is estimated to launch August 2021.
There are thousands of adventurers out there eager to enter a dungeon and test their strength, slay an enemy or two and collect some treasure. Did you ever stop to wonder who prepares the dungeons for these adventurers? 'Dungeon Service' is one of the top companies taking care of lighting the candles, sweeping the floors and making it overall cozy for the next adventurer. You play as one of their staff, a demon condemned for eternity to clean and prepare the dirty dungeons for the next adventurer.
IND: A little non-violent game where you play a little dude cleaning up a dungeon.
A tactical, turn-based RPG from the makers of Legend of Grimrock games. Every action, every turn counts as you control your party of heroes through challenging, handcrafted missions in the ancient, mist-clad Menhir Forest.
IND: I'm very interested to see the Grimrock team's take on a tactical fantasy RPG. This is looking good!
RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.
IND: It's a post-apocalyptic shooter game with some bright colours.
Roguelite - where too much greediness can be fatal. A colorful world with armed birds blazing their way through piles of mutants, monsters and creepy creatures. Lots of mysteries to unravel, secrets to discover and levels to explore.
IND: Looks like it's somewhere between Nuclear Throne and Gungeon, got local co-op too.
A deckbuilding RPG with roguelike elements. The dead arise and only you can stand against them. Travel the lands to slay monsters, acquire new cards, survive dangerous encounters and claim powerful equipment to enhance your deck. A final showdown with The Lost awaits you at...The Last Hex!
IND: A deckbuilder with an overworld strategy layer and some narrative events as well.
Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must face the ambitious Ryuji Goda, the Dragon of Kansai, in an all-out war between two rival yakuza clans. An extreme recreation of one of Yakuza’s most beloved entries, now in stunning 4K and unlocked framerates. There can be only one dragon.
IND: Slam a dude's head into a series of bicycles and use a swordfish gun in a karaoke battle. Yakuza is alright!
Build your own fantasy village, create and equip your characters and send them to collect swag in Swag and Sorcery - a new streamlined RPG from the creators of Punch Club and Graveyard Keeper
IND: A building/RPG/strategy hybrid! Could have some potential!
Astrologaster is a story-driven astrological comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Based on a true - and truly ridiculous - story.
A sci-fi turn-based 4X strategy game where you lead the fate of one of several factions divided between three races. Explore new worlds and new star systems filled with exciting secrets as well as new dangers. Build new cities, expand your influence and fight great battles on land and in space.
IND: Seems a little more focused than Stellaris, and a little bigger than Civ?
Trials of Fire is a single player, turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm. The threat of starvation and conflict are never far away as Trials of Fire combines free-form exploration of an expansive open world, multi-character, card-driven combat and an innovative new fusion of loot, load-out and deck-building systems delivering massive depth of play and unique strategic opportunities for the player on every run. The threat of starvation and conflict are never far away as Trials of Fire combines free-form exploration of an expansive open world, multi-character, card-driven combat and an innovative new fusion of loot, load-out and deck-building systems delivering massive depth of play and unique strategic opportunities for the player on every run.
Build a "legitimate" corporation via open world missions, shakedowns, sabotage and property acquisition. Shakedown: Hawaii parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside.
IND: A top down pixel shooter, riffing on GTAV.
Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?
IND: EXTREME DOWNHILL INJURIES
It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see.
IND: It's a spooky boat! Tesla is there! Maybe it's an RPG shooter? Got a Bioshock vibe to it!
A thrilling point-and-click adventure game where you play as Di Renjie, ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he tracks a serial killer in the heart of the Tang Dynasty's capital city. ALL REVIEWS:
IND: Murders! Ninjas! Pointing! Clicking!
After discovering an ancient portal, you suddenly find yourself among the remnants of an ancient alien civilization. Technological relics, sprawling ruins, and cryptic puzzles are all that remain. If you are to learn their secrets, you must unearth the fate of the race that called this world home. Explore at your own pace; traverse the colorful, non-linear world in any way you choose, day or night. Learn to use alien machinery, provide power via lasers, disable security systems, and more. Every area beautifully hand crafted, from large mountain swept vistas to the smallest of details.
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a focus on storytelling and strategic battles. Unfold a mature story as you progress through hand-crafted scenarios, controlling your own group of Arbiters, with each character customizable from a wide selection of classes and abilities!
IND: Seems like a FFT-like game with some story chops.
Welcome to a world of intrigue and suspicion. Where humans and robots contend with escalating tensions and mutual distrust. And where gangster felines scheme their way to the top of the food chain. Welcome to the Tales of the Neon Sea!
Explore the secrets of a mysterious fallen temple and put your Templar faith to the test in Dark Devotion, where no sacrifice is too great in praise of your God.
Dark Devotion features a richly detailed, immersive narrative that unfolds a sombre tale of your Templar religion’s irresistible calling. Every encounter challenges your fortitude, piety, and conviction as you move deeper into your cursed pilgrimage. Spanning four unique worlds, each with their own incredibly detailed environments, you’ll wield dozens of weapons in your quest to discover the Temple’s secret: all the while assailed by dark enemies and devious bosses whose core mission is to destroy your soul and damn you forever.
IND: It's real dark! Looks like an interesting take on the 2D souls-like.
Sky of Destruction is a top-down shooter. Combine aircrafts in your combat fleet, which will help you during the mission. Your goal is to destroy the enemy aircraft carrier or buildings, breaking through the enemy air armada. Explosions and total destruction!
IND: Remember the Desert Strike and Jungle Strike games? I could be down for another one of those.
Steamcraft is a multiplayer shooter in a steampunk setting. Build a one-of-a-kind vehicle for land and air battles, equip it with weapons, and crush your foes!
IND: It's a bit more dieselpunk than steampunk, but being able to build your own vehicles seems like a neat touch.
Gadgeteer is a physics-based VR puzzle game where you build chain reaction machines to solve fun, intricate puzzles. Your machines will use gadgets to launch, bump, twist, and turn—creating chain reactions that may even end up tearing apart the fabric of space-time.
IND: What a neat concept! I want to build little marble mazes in VR.
In the Pause between the Ringing is a rumination about completion, about territorial margins and about the haunting of bodies and memories that are translated across borders. It is an adaption of an unpublished story written by Mir Umar Hassan for the editor of the Malwa Chronicle in the July of 1958. Originally built for #designplaydisrupt at V&A, it is a ghost story about telephone mining in colonial India.
IND: This really has a look to it. Probably a must for anyone who's a big fan of rotary phones.
Fight to survive on a mysterious alien planet, outwit its vicious inhabitants, and do whatever it takes to find a way off that wretched rock. Blaze Rush is a mercenary desperate for a job. In search of an easy payday he follows a distress beacon to the surface of a dangerous planet and the remains of an ancient crash site. There he finds a mystery that will test his strength, his resolve, and every gun in his arsenal. Zombotron features an arsenal of weapons and armor, enemies that hate each other as much as they hate you, and really nice explosions for an experience that’s out of this world.
IND: Your character's name is Blaze Rush, which is right up there with Cutter Slade and Blake Stone for generic action dude names. The spritework on the backgrounds looks pretty good though!
The highly popular and quirky "idle game that you want to actively keep playing". Explore, craft, gather & manage resources, find secrets and build your base out of nothing! Buy land to explore and expand! In Forager, a 2D open world game, start small and improve your base, skills, equipment, network of friends – and enemies! – and build your future as you see fit!
IND: Seems popular! It's a crafting game with some combat and exploration elements.
After a devastating war between ancient mages, a powerful spell is all that holds together the shattered planet of Driftland. Take on the role of a powerful mage capable of moving and connecting floating lands, develop a mighty empire, and restore Driftland to its former glory!
IND: It's a fantasy 4X game on floating islands.
Slay enemies with speed and precision in an over-the-top show of blood and explosions. Play solo or with others, make split-second decisions, dodge bullets, and use weapons and abilities to inflict violence in the most graphic way possible.
IND: It's like hotline miami, but with magic!
Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.
IND: Slice! Dice! Go to therapy sometimes! It's a stylish-sexy action platformer!
Whispers of a Machine is a Sci-Fi Nordic Noir that tells the story of Vera, a cybernetically augmented detective in a post-AI world, who investigates a string of murders and unravels a dark conflict over forbidden technology.
IND: Moody! Looks like a cool point-and-click.
Explore the lost ruins of the Nebula, read ancient inscriptions, and uncover a forgotten past in this narrative archaeological science-fiction adventure game from the creators of 80 Days. Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world - and the ancient secret of Heaven's Vault. Sail an open-world of fast flowing space-rivers, discover lost ruins, explore ancient sites, find artefacts and translate their strange hieroglyphics. Piece together the history of the world and an entire ancient language.
IND: An adventure game where you play a translator exploring and unearthing an ancient civilization.
World War Z is a heart-pounding four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey. Focused on fast-paced gameplay -- and inspired by the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name -- World War Z explores new storylines and characters from around the world in tense, overwhelming, gruesomely exciting missions crafted specifically for modern PCs.
IND: It's a L4D-style zombie shooter.
Anno 1800™ – Lead the Industrial Revolution! Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you. Notice: Sales of Anno 1800 will be discontinued on Steam after April 16th due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to another PC store.
IND: Anno 1800, never actually played this city-building series, but it does have the stupid big wheel bicycle things.
The world's fastest brawler is back. Experience cinematic kung-fu in the most epic stickman fighter ever made. Staying true to the original, you play with only two buttons. Every press matters, do not button mash!
IND: Oh man, remember those Stick Fighter games from Newgrounds in the late 90s?
Drive forward the industrial revolution in our train tycoon puzzle game! Build an efficient railroad, upgrade your locomotives, and keep all trains on track to meet the ever-growing demand of the cities and industries in your tiny valley. Choo-choo!
IND: Just coming out of early access, Train Valley 2 looks like a charming light puzzle/simulation game.
Tiny Tanks is a fun multiplayer party game about colorful tanks, an endless flood of game modes and absolute destruction mayhem. To top it all off, everything is "physically accurate".
IND: It's not quite the 1991 MS-DOS classic Scorched Earth, but it's the next closest thing you can get in 3D!
Adventure into the strange unknown with Pathway, a strategy RPG set in the 1930s great desert wilderness. Outwit your enemies in daring turn-based combat, raid occult tombs and make tough choices in a procedurally generated grand pulp expedition!
Hunt ‘n Sneak is a chaotic asymmetrical multiplayer game, where light truly is both friend and foe. Gobblers have descended upon the Pixie kingdoms, bringing with them a mysterious fog that has settled upon the land. Players controlling the Pixies must use their wit and memory to recall where they are located; all the while hoping they aren’t walking towards a Gobbler! Fortunately, Pixies are able to emit a Ping, which briefly illuminates their surroundings. But be careful, you never know who might be watching, and a Gobbler may soon be chasing you down! Players controlling the Gobbler must hunt down the Pixies, capturing them all to successfully invade the kingdom.
Metaverse Keeper is a dungeon crawler with roguelike elements. Four heroes join forces to save the Multiverse, created when a cosmic catastrophe tangled the space-time. Explore randomly generated worlds, customize your weapons, and fight crazy monsters and bosses, solo or in local and online
Welcome to the Vacation Simulator: a rough approximation of VACATION inspired by real human NOT JOBBING, brought to you by the same robots behind the Job Simulator. Reallocate your bandwidth and get ready to splash, s’more, snowball, and selfie your way to optimal relaxation!
From the creative talent behind the genre-defining Burnout series, Dangerous Driving puts aggression back into the racing genre, recapturing the spirit of the past and taking it to a new place. Dangerous Driving is a game about real driving. The sort of driving you want to do when no one else is looking. The sort of driving you'd love to do if only everyone else would get OUT OF THE DAMN WAY!
IND: It's Burnout 2/3! Smash cars, play hotwheels!
notmycar is a white-knuckle, lead-footed multiplayer vehicular combat battle royale game. Drop into a massive battleground and use cool weapons and abilities to battle your way through single-elimination combat and become the ultimate survivor. Outlast the competition through cunning, skill, and a little bit of strategy. Customize your ride to make it a beast of a vehicle to take on anyone, anytime.
IND: It's a battle royale - but with cars. Honestly, it looks okay?
Victorian London is in peril. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets, tempting immortal Arthurian heroes, Sir Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey, back to English shores. Will they arrive in time to end his reign of terror?
IND: Solve mysteries with time traveling wizard people! And a sassy dog!
You want to build beautiful cities without investing hours on end into stressful resource management? Say no more! ISLANDERS should be right up your alley. ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
IND: Ooh, these cities are really pretty!
Become a Captain! Fly your ship and command your crew as you compete to become Champion in a winner-takes-all reality show. Build relationships and plot betrayals to avoid getting voted off the season and become the last captain standing. Optional VR support.
IND: Airships are neat, and this seems to have some personality to it. And it's single player!
The famous game remastered in a new 25th Anniversary Edition! The father and mother of all 'Haunted Mansion' games. Winner of multiple gaming awards and “No. 1 Rated Game of 1994”.
IND: Ah, the glory days of bad FMV / Puzzle games.
Jetstream is an elegant and relaxing puzzle game where you soar amongst the clouds. Play through dozens of sculpted levels as you guide your plane to its destination. Jetstream has been designed to be a frictionless experience - it’s just you and the puzzles!
IND: Fly a plane! Bounce off clouds! Solve puzzles!
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a wacky physics-based tactics game. Experience accurate warfare through the ages, TABS uses state of the art physics-based simulation to provide you with never-before-seen insight to our greatest battles of history.
IND: Gotta admit I laughed at some of these interactions. The googly eyes really help sell the goofy spirit.
What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted for testing our new device! Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases? Put on your headphones and step back into the past. Use the voices you hear to return to crime scenes, tracking down each individual involved and solving the cases. But where do the voices come from? Can you trust what you hear? And what’s the mysterious thread weaving all of these cases together?
IND: We need more detective games, and this one has a neat sound/listening mechanic.
The White Laboratory is a sandbox style physics-based tower defense and RTS game in which you modularly build and command robotic structures. Use them to defend against or conquer other disobedient mechanical blocks on a facility floating in the atmosphere of a remote gas planet.
IND: Sort of like a mixture of Besiege and an RTS? Also it's got A Look.
El Presidente is back! Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your very own banana republic through four distinctive eras.
IND: Never actually played a Tropico, but I do like city builders. This one is quite pretty as well.
Are you tired of bowling on the same greased up wooden planks? Do you love golf but hate rules? Does your heart yearn to throw a bowling ball at something other than a boring old set of pins? Do you love pineapples, trekking through fresh Alpine snow, and The Price is Right?
IND: Seems sorta like a humorous Job-Simulator-like experience, but with sportslike games
An addictive mix of lightning-fast puzzle battles, powerful storytelling and immersive visual novel elements, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel realm inhabited by magical creatures, who must find her way home before time runs out.
IND: You got story elements in my puzzle game! Looks like it could be an interesting mix...
The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.
IND: I was terrible at the original, now I can be terrible at the sequel... in 3D!
Take care of your parents’ post office following their unexpected departure and return to your childhood home in the quaint, countryside village of Willowbrooke. Manage the establishment for a year, while becoming a part of the local community, brimming with colourful and curious characters.
IND: Apparently you get to poke through people's mail and snoop on conversations, but you don't have to feel guilty because they're just computer people.
Welcome to 1980’s Sweden. The local population has disappeared, and hostile machines roam the streets. Explore the open world to unravel the mystery, perfect your fighting strategies, and prepare to strike back. Play alone or together with up to three friends, as you discover ways to defeat the invaders.
IND: Despite the look and subject matter, has nothing to do with Simon Stålenhag. Still, 4 player co-op with robots could be worth checking out...
Grimshade is a party-based role-playing game inspired by JRPG of the 90s, featuring a tactical turn-based combat system and a grim story of war and personal choices.
IND: The overworld and tactical combat look neat, and it has a playbable badger with a gun.
Space Junkies™ is a visceral, jetpack-fueled VR Arcade Shooter where you fly through deadly Orbital Arenas in hostile space, facing off in extreme battles!
IND: Still not 100% sold on multiplayer VR, but this looks pretty slick. AAA devs doing VR stuff always makes me curious.
It’s the year 2030, the era of flying vehicles. A one-off championship for wheel based vehicles has been organised, with cutting-edge electric cars boosted by Xenon gas. Drift through cities like Tokyo and Dubai as fast as you can and claim eternal glory!
IND: Been a while since I played a pure arcade racer - this looks like fun.
No remarkable journey is achieved without great effort. Outward is an open-world RPG where the cold of the night or an infected wound can be as dangerous as a predator lurking in the dark. Explore the vast world of Aurai, embark on memorable adventures alone or with your friends.
IND: Mixed reviews, but somehow this seems like the closest anyone has come to co-op Skyrim, which is kind of wild if you think about it.
Climb from your cryo-pod and enter the Void... Astrox Imperium is a space based rpg that offers familiar game play in an open-world universe. With tons of ships, upgrades, and options, being lost in space might just be fun. "Astrox Imperium is my attempt to create the space game that I wanted to play, but no one had created. I wanted a single player, open-world space game that is similar to games I enjoyed, like Homeworld and EVE, with economies, factions, and a story. A game where I could set all the parameters, and the universe would come alive with new challenges each time I played. I tried to take the best of what I liked from many of my favorite space games, and combine them into something simple but deep, familiar yet fresh, and enjoyably addicting to play."
IND: Seems sorta like X with some Homeworld and Rebel Galaxy thrown in? I'm down.
Officially licensed by MLB, MiLB and the MLBPA, OOTP 20 is a baseball & strategy gaming fan's dream come true and the only game ever to win the Metacritic PC Game of the Year Award TWICE. Out of the Park Baseball 20 - Twenty Years of Excellence!
As a judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal, preside over complicated cases of ordinary citizens, dangerous criminals, and enemies of the revolution in revolutionary Paris. Make judgments, plot political intrigue, and try to not lose your own head!
IND: Looks like a narrative historical simulation - definitely some politics in here. Also, eat the rich.
The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on 24th October 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, systems-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.