New and Upcoming Indie Game Releases

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    Carrion - Release date July 23.

    I played and enjoyed the demo a few months ago, so I'm looking forward to the full release.

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    Creaks launches on July 22 for PS4 / Xbox One / Switch / PC.

    It's reviewing well with an 86 currently on OpenCritic. I know the developer from their games Chuchel and Pilgrims, 2 weird comedy adventure PC game from 2018 and 2019. Both are legit good games so Creaks was already on my radar, but seeing it review so well has got me even more excited to play it.

  • @shoulderguy You might also know the devs from Machinarium or Samorost. My girlfriend actually started playing Creaks on Apple Arcade a couple days ago and she loves it, I checked it out and it has great puzzles.

    If you liked their previous games you'll definitely like this one.

  • Just played the Genesis Noir demo... My body is ready!

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  • So here's a bit of an odd one...

    My Filipino coworker sent me this long blog post by a Filipino indie developer named Nico Tuason about his journey as a Flash game developer over the past decade culminating in his quasi-successful game launch for a title called Lithium City.


    I highly recommend spending the 30 minutes to read this (and I'm a slow reader). I found it insightful as a history piece about the end of the Flash game era and into the mobile era. I was initially blown away that he made Lithium City in Flash. It must've been tough to have such a snappy game work in an archaic engine. Hell, even animating in Flash has become a pain in the ass relative to Harmony Toon Boom.

    It's also interesting to see how much personal hardship can go into a 2-3 hours game. My girlfriend is from the Philippines and the way she explains it to me is that so many people sign up for agencies that give you work in other countries for little pay, but enough to get by. Somebody being able to make money in USD from home is pretty big and it's interesting and inspiring to see how he struggles to adapt as the market changed over the decade.

    Reading stuff like this make me want to put my best self into the world and try harder. I'm going to actually buy his game because I like the music and I'm curious what ideas he kept or scrapped based on his breakdown of Lithium City near the end.

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    Lithium City - Release Trailer
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    Lithium City - Review
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  • Here's a trailer for Black Myth: Wu Kong, an action RPG by Chinese developer Game Science Studio. It's based on the Journey of the West mythology. The gameplay looks pretty slick. Heavy Sekiro vibes in terms of how the world looks.

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  • If there's one niche thing that I'm really into but haven't actually played much of, it's gotta be non-action story focused games that heavily features some sort of transportation method (I can think of three games of this ilk that I still haven't played). Speaking of that sort of games, here's a trailer for Road to Guangdong.

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    Road to Guangdong launches on PS4 on 28 August. A family emergency reunites a young graduate and her elderly aunt for a memorable road trip across 1990s China. Settle into the driving seat for a moving tale of faded memories and generational angst. With tough choices at every turn, how will your journey end?

  • I've been hearing great things about this game and it comes out on Steam in 2 weeks. It's a point and click adventure game, and it looks lovely.

  • I watched this indie showcase for a bit earlier, there's some cool games here. Gonna watch the VOD later.

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  • art of rally is now available on PC.

    I've mostly been playing this game while listening to podcasts. It's a simple, chill, fun game. It only has a few reviews so far but they are all extremely positive.

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    I was just going to reply about the same game. It's been getting some good reviews so far. There is a non-race mode where you collect the letters R-A-L-L-Y and find a secret tape, an obvious nod to THPS.

    One thing I want to point out - if you download Rocket League on EGS (free), you get a $14 coupon on games priced @ 21.99 or higher. So you could get Art of Rally for $12.09.

    It's also launching @ 10% off on both EGS and Steam.

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  • This looks interesting
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  • Tried a demo a couple of months ago and loved it

  • I want to see Don try to flip this pizza.

  • TOHU is a really cute looking point and click adventure game that I found out about sometime ago while researching for Fantasy Critic, and it's coming out in the next 24 hours on Switch and PC. I read some reviews already and it seems pretty good (most of them said that the story is kinda lacking but the aesthetic and the puzzle design is more than enough to compensate) so I'm gonna check it out soon. Also, Christopher Larkin (Hollow Knight) is composing music for this so I'm excited to check that out as well. Here's a gameplay demo for it:

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  • Guys, keep an eye on these ones:

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    Especailly Savior looks really awesome! I like how they implemented the parkour elements and good choreographed fights with the bow. Definitely will check it out!

  • According to Gematsu, Mundaun launches March 16. If you watched one of the Day of the Devs showcase last year, you might remember this. It's a horror game made by one dude, and it's looks quite interesting.

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    Mundaun is a lovingly hand-penciled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. Explore various areas full of secrets to discover, survive hostile encounters, drive vehicles, fill your inventory and solve a variety of hand-crafted puzzles.