Keep an Eye Out for These Indie Games in 2020
Whether you’re a huge fan of indie games or just a bored gamer looking to try something new, 2020 has a lot in store for you. Not only do indie games break the myth that only world-renowned developers can capture the attention of gamers, but they also bring to the forefront of the gaming industry ideas and stories worth spreading. Whether you enjoy action, adventure, or are just amazed by the bizarre, there’s something exciting in store for you. Here are some indie games scheduled for release in 2020 that are sure to excite gamers of different types.
No Straight Roads
Developed by Metronomik for PC and PS4 platforms, No Straight Roads will test your commitment to action and adventure as you struggle to regain ownership of Vinyl City that’s been taken over by EDM lords. Serving as a member of an indie rock band, it’s your duty to overthrow the EDM lords after experiencing rejection from being a part of the empire. The game, which will be published by Sold-Out Software, requires you to collect rock and EDM while you fight to the beats and take advantage of skill trees to overthrow the mighty EDM empire.
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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Developed by Mediatonic for PC and PS4 platforms, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be published by Devolver Digital. The game starts off with 100 players and has a bit of a Takeshi’s Castle feel to it, with players trying to survive an obstacle course that repeatedly shifts under them. Players are pitted against each other in the ultimate race to the finish line, and only one will end up surviving the Ultimate Knockout. If you’re trying to win the title of ultimate gamer, this is the perfect game for you.
Developed by Andrew Shouldice for PC and Xbox One platforms, Tunic will be published by Finji. Tunic allows you to play as an endearing fox, as you progress through the game with powerful weapons in a land of magic, fighting enemies, and taking rest at bonfires. As you go about exploring the wild, you’ll even get to sight some eerie ruins. Attractive artistic styling with simplistic storytelling makes this a game you need to look out for. As an isometric adventure, Tunic seems to be inspired by the popular The Legend of Zelda series, and that’s already a good reason to try it in 2020.
Nine Witches: Family Disruption
From Indiesruption and Blowfish Studios, Nine Witches: Family Disruption is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for Windows PC platforms. The game is sure to excite those who appreciate pixel art that’s retro-inspired, along with a comedic plot full of dark humor. Set in a Norwegian village at a time period on the brink of World War II, a scholar well-versed in the supernatural looks into the plan by the Nazis to create a dreaded power that will result in the defeat of the Allied forces. The world of the living and the dead need to be explored by players to unlock a mystery and help to end the dreaded plan of Okkulte-SS.
Developed and published by Mundfish for PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms, Atomic Heart is an FPS sci-fi that adds shades of horror. The background is in an alternate Soviet Union universe and has the feel of a combination of Black Mirror, BioShock, and Chernobylite. With captivating visuals, the game sees you playing as P-3, a special agent who has landed in a dark world and must discover exactly what happened. The post-apocalyptic Russian world requires you to fight mechanical as well as fleshy monsters and even presents a melee weapon in the form of the iconic wrench.
Developed by Thunder Lotus Games for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch platforms, Spiritfarer is a comfortable management game pertaining to dying. The game sees players steering a ship with the dead, trying to transport them to their afterlife destinations. The impressive art-style used in the game is hand-drawn. The game will require you to play as Stella- the Spiritfarer for the deceased. You are required to build a boat, become friends with spirits, and then release them into the afterlife. The game even offers a 2-player co-operative playing experience in the form of a cat called Daffodil.