Indie

A few years ago, platformer fans were yearning for new Mega Man-inspired games, as Capcom was ignoring the franchise at that time. This is what caused Mighty No. 9’s Kickstarter and other titles like the great Azure Striker Gunvolt to rise to prominence. Following an extended stint in Early Access, developer Batterystaple Games has brought
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Since the debut of their first game in 2014, Stoic Studio — a team comprised of former developers from BioWare — have been telling a Norse-mythology inspired story in the form of The Banner Saga series. The strategy-RPG series debuted after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign (followed two years after by its sequel, The Banner Saga 2),
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Independent games are often framed as niche passion projects; artistic endeavors that would flounder under the bureaucratic management of a big corporation. While this is often true, it doesn’t change the fact that many of these indie games have large audiences, most importantly, large paying audiences. And that has been proven true again with Queen‘s Wish:
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Coming from developer Spearhead Games, Omensight blends action and mystery in the style of a dark, fantasy fairy tale, though not in the ways that players might initially expect. While the visuals call to mind an epic hero’s journey and the cast of colorful talking animals suggests lighthearted storytelling, in reality Omensight is way closer to a
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During this year’s PAX East 2018 several indie games were on display, and while many have caught my eye, We Are Fuzzy’s twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight is one of a small handful that has earned my undivided attention. Sleep Tight‘s premise has players controlling a kid as they defend themselves from hordes of creepy monsters that prey upon them
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The Flame in the Flood is another fine addition to the Nintendo Switch’s library this year. If you’re looking for a survival game on the handheld-console hybrid that isn’t Minecraft, Flame in the Flood is definitely worth checking out, as it manages to mix some very unique survival and roguelike mechanics that set it apart from other titles in
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