August 19, 2020 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Welcome to the Nindie hour!”

What does SnipperclipsCadence of Hyrule and the recently released Good Job! have in common? They’re all fantastic indie games published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and it’s their turn to be paraded as part of a special showcase:

 

Available Now:

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Untitled Goose Game (Free Co-Op update in September)

 

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Indie

Publisher: Panic

Developer: House House

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 991 MB

 

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.

 

Featuring:

• A horrible goose (that’s you)
• A town full of people just trying to get on with their day
(you hate them)
• A dedicated honk button (!!!)

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A Short Hike

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Platformer, Indie

Publisher: Undefined

Developer: Adam Robinson-Yu

Price: $7.99

Game File Size: 311 MB

 

Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.

  • Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into!
  • Hike at your own pace – there’s no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore.
  • Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests.
  • Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out!
  • Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.

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Evergate

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Platformer, Puzzle, Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Pqube

Developer: Stone Lantern Games

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 3.6 GB

 

Wield your Soulflame, unleash extraordinary powers, and dive into the touching story of two kindred spirits. Guide the child-like soul Ki on a journey through the beautiful and haunting Afterlife in this unique 2D puzzle platformer.

SOULFLAME MECHANIC:Slow down time, take aim, and unleash the mysterious power hidden within every crystal you encounter with the unique Soulflame mechanic. Hit multiple crystals at once and experiment with how their energies combine.

REVEAL THE MEMORIES OF A LIFE LEFT BEHIND: Move across time and space to uncover Ki’s mysterious connection to another soul.

COLLECT ESSENCE, UNLOCK ARTIFACTS:Rise to the challenge and collect essence by completing challenges on every level. Use them to unlock ancient artifacts and boost Ki’s abilities.

DREAM-LIKE ART STYLE: Gorgeous environmental backdrops paired with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations bring Ki and Evergate’s environments to life.

ENCHANTING SOUNDTRACK: Enjoy an elegantly orchestrated original soundtrack, recorded by a live orchestra, and tailor-made for each environment.

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Manifold Garden

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle, Indie

Publisher: Undefined

Developer: Undefined

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 3.6 GB

 

Manifold Garden is a game that reimagines the laws of physics.

Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.

 

Key Features:

● An expansive and visually striking world filled with mind-bending puzzles.
● Manipulate gravity to gain new perspectives and walk on any visible surface.
● Explore expansive architecture that repeat infinitely
Manifold Garden has been nominated for several awards, including “Best Debut” from the Game Developers Choice Awards. It was selected as one of the New Yorker’s best games of 2019.

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Raji: An Ancient Epic

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Indie, Adventure, Other, Puzzle, Action

Publisher: Super.com

Price: $24.99

Game File Size: 6.0 GB

 

The story of Raji: An Ancient Epic begins with the start of a new war between the demons and the gods. Seeking to avenge their defeat in the last great war from a thousand years ago, the demons have challenged the gods who humiliated them and have invaded the human realm, threatening them with extinction.

Thinking that their enemies had been utterly defeated in the last great war, a thousand years ago, the humans had fallen into a false sense of security, forgetting the ways of alchemy, while enjoying the peace. Unable to defend themselves, cities and fortresses fell, leaving the humans at the mercy of the demons.

Amidst the chaos, as cities and fortresses fell, and as young children were abducted from their homes, a young girl named Raji is chosen by the gods to be the sole defender of the human race.

A Story of Siblings: Experience a story of siblings. Raji and Golu are sister and brother who have been separated by the attacking demonic hordes and now find themselves in the middle of the great war.

Raji has taken it upon herself to find her brother and put an end to this reckless war. However, this can only happen if she manages to break down the might and stratagem devised by the great lord of demons, Mahabalasura.

Stunning Artwork: Inspired by Indian mythologies such as Mahabharata and Ramayana, and by the medieval architecture of Rajasthan, Raji: An Ancient Epic brings a refreshing new style to the action-adventure scene!

Every corner of the game’s environment is drawn in the Pahari art style and combines hand-painted textures, rendered in 3D giving the Raji: An Ancient Epic a stunning and unique visual quality rarely seen in games.

Tactical Combat: Diverse weapons and powers, gifted to Raji by the gods, are at your disposal. Mastering them all will be vital to your success as the demonic hordes will skillfully adapt to each and every situation; while the Trishul may be perfect for one battle, the mighty Sharanga bow may be needed for the next.

A Universe Set in Ancient India: For the very first time, experience a game set in ancient India and infused with Hindu and Balinese mythology. You will find yourself immersed in ancient India where every corner is begging to be explored.
From enchanting stories from the lore of the game to tightly packed battles against ferocious demons and bosses, ancient puzzles, massive forts and palaces, experience a sibling story who find themselves at the center of a divine war.

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Spiritfarer

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Indie, Adventure, Simulation

Publisher: Thunder Lotus Games

Developer: Thunder Lotus Games

Price: $29.99

Game File Size: 4.7 GB

 

You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

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Takeshi and Hiroshi

 

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Oink Games

Developer: Oink Games

Price: $8.99

Game File Size: 1.1 GB

 

“Takeshi and Hiroshi” combines the two worlds of puppet animation and Role Playing Game. It tells the story of two brothers and their daily life. The 14-year-old Takeshi, a game designer to-be, is creating a game for his weak little brother Hiroshi who always wants to play the next chapter of the game as soon as possible. As the game is still in the making, Takeshi has to improvise and secretly plays some of the monster roles himself. It is Takeshi’s goal to make Hiroshi really enjoy his game, let him meet big challenges, but preferably to prevent him from losing. He has to choose which monsters shall appear when and struggles more and more as the challenge for him as a game creator becomes increasingly difficult.
As a player of this game you dive into the two worlds of puppet animation and RPG to follow the story of Takeshi and his brother Hiroshi. It is a wondrous and different type of game, you should definitely try.

 

Planned for 2020:

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INMOST

 

Release Date: August 21, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Indie, Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Chucklefish LTD

Developer: Hidden Layer Games

Price: $14.99

Game File Size: 716 MB

 

Escape the depths of an otherworldly labyrinth, in this cinematic puzzle-platformer.

Explore a hauntingly beautiful pixel art world, with three playable characters, in one dark, interconnected story.

A knight adventures into the depths of a deteriorating castle. A child uncovers the past of an eerie house. A wanderer searches for answers.

Discover a crumbling, nightmarish landscape, slice through enemies, and spring deadly traps in order to escape the evil that awaits…

• Venture through a hauntingly atmospheric pixel art world.
• 3 main characters, each with their own unique gameplay styles.
• Lure enemies into lethal traps, solve environmental puzzles and utilise your scythe, hookshot and pickaxe to avoid a gruesome end!
• Discover a 3-5 hour emotional story, intended to be played in a single-sitting on a dark, stormy night.
• Explore every nook and cranny to find secret passages and collectables.
• Playable in 14 languages.
• Each pixel is placed with love!

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Hypnospace Outlaw

 

Release Date: August 27, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Other, Puzzle, Simulation, Role-Playing, Indie

Publisher: No More Robots

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 716 MB

 

Hypnospace Outlaw is a ’90s internet simulator in which you scour Hypnospace’s wide variety of weird and wonderful websites to hunt down wrongdoers, while also keeping an eye on your inbox, avoiding viruses and adware, and downloading a plethora of apps that may or may not be useful.

As part of your job as a Hypnospace Enforcer, you’ll be watching out for copyright infringement, internet bullying and more, with reports and rewards coming direct from the Hypnospace Patrol Department to your inbox. In your spare time, you can customize your HypnOS desktop however you see fit, with a variety of downloads, wallpapers, screen savers and helper bots to keep you company.

So slip on your Hypnospace Headband™, and keep these key directives in mind:

– Crawl through Cyberspace: Scour the darkest corners of the Web for scumbag users who violate Hypnospace law!
– Dangers and delights: Download groovy GIFS and MIDI files, but watch out for adware, toolbars and hackers!
– Treasure hunting: Do your job to earn Hypnocoins, or ignore your inbox and go hunting for hidden pages, downloads and secrets!
– Relive your childhood: Equip obnoxious screensavers and skins for your desktop, and wiggle your mouse pointer around to make pages load faster!

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Struggling

 

Release Date: August 27, 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Platformer, Puzzle, Strategy, Party, Indie

Publisher: FRONTIER

Price: $14.99

Game File Size: 1.5 GB

 

Two hideous heads are better than one:Inventive co-op will test the firmest of friendships. Grab a partner and work together by controlling one arm each. When even walking takes a combined effort, communication is key to keeping your cool.

Crawl, swing, clamber, and slide to victory:Manipulate each arm independently and latch onto literally anything you see, from suspicious levers to dangling eyeballs. Triumph over physics-based challenges, or get your arms ripped off in the process (don’t worry, they grow back).

Weird levels, even weirder objectives:Your pilgrimage encompasses dodgy labs, perilous canyons, and even a psychedelic fever dream. Plug waste-spewing pipes with your flailing limbs, launch yourself across yawning chasms, and discover complex machinery you have no business operating.

Gleefully depraved visuals: Grotesque graphics drawn by appalling human hands. From moist cavities to glistening guts, nothing is off limits. As the mistakes mount, so does the bodily damage, with ugly mishaps leaving unsightly marks on your face.

An ever-mutating character: Unlock a range of game-changing powers as you go. These include time slowing to dodge fast-moving hazards, detachable arms you can make crawl around creepily, and the ability to graft your appendage onto the environment. Solve diverse puzzles using your disastrous DNA.

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Unrailed!

 

Release Date: September 23, 2020

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Party, Multiplayer, Arcade, Action, Indie

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

Developer: Indoor Astronaut

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

 

Unrailed! is a co-op multiplayer game where you work together with your friends to build a train track across endless procedurally generated worlds. Master random encounters with its inhabitants, upgrade your train and keep it from derailing!

BUILD A TRACK FURTHER THAN EVER BEFORE: Gather resources and craft tracks to extend your railroad to prevent your train from reaching the end. But watch out – there is only one tool of each type. Co-operation and co-ordination of your team is essential to survive this increasingly challenging journey!

PLOUGH YOUR WAY THROUGH THE WORLD: Every world is unique! You and your team will have to master ever new challenges to stay on track!

ATTACH NEW WAGONS TO MASTER THE UNKNOWN: Upgrade your train to be prepared for whatever is about to come. Get an atomic engine, upgrade your crafting wagon, attach a supercharger or choose from a vast range of other options.

PLAY WITH OR AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS: Play cooperatively with up to four players in a single team or challenge the co-op skills of your friends in a two versus two game.

 

OVERVIEW:

  • An intense and chaotic railroad construction experience
  • Online and local couch co-op multiplayer
  • Procedurally generated worlds with different difficulty levels
  • Dynamic weather system & day and night cycle
  • Game modes: Endless, Quick (up to 4 players) and Versus (2 vs 2 players)
  • Distinct biomes (5+)
  • A bunch of upgradable wagons (10+) to modify your train in Endless mode
  • Unlockable characters
  • A replay system
  • Simple controls & split controller mode
  • Blocky to the core

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Going Under

 

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Strategy, Other, Indie

Publisher: Team17

Developer: Aggro Crab Games

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.

[The Future is Wack] Failed businesses no longer just cease to exist–they sink beneath the earth, and their employees are cursed to wander the halls for eternity as monsters. It’s your duty to put these monsters out of their misery and repossess their assets–so that your boss can afford a new car, or something.

[Not All Heroes Get Paychecks] Battle through the remains of failed startups themed off of gig workers, dating sites, and cryptocurrency. Uncover the true motives of your employer, a carbonated drink startup known as Fizzle, and their parent company, a subscription box manufacturer with an army of helpful shipping drones. Make friends with your co-workers! Hire a freelance goblin! Date a slime! Invest in crypto! Set a rideshare on fire!

[Fight Flexibly] In the dungeons of Going Under, almost everything can be used as a weapon, from laptops to brooms to body pillows. Proper weapons can be found as well, but even they can break at a moment’s notice if you aren’t careful. Playing cautiously and picking the right weapon for the situation are musts if you intend on surviving your internship.

[Horrible Bosses] And you thought your boss was a monster. At the bottom of the dungeons lurk the founders of the cursed startups, getting rich off of investments while their employees fight amongst themselves. Defeat them and return to the surface with their enchanted relics to empower the company you work for.

[Get Paid in Experience] As you explore, you’ll encounter powerful Skills that change the way you play. Learn them at the Cafe and they’ll show up in future runs. Use a Skill often enough, and you’ll get it “endorsed” and available to start your expeditions with. Combine multiple Skills for crazy synergies, and you’ll be cleaning house in no time.

[A World of Characters] Complete Tasks for your co-workers to gain Clout with them and unlock their unique bonuses. Learn more about Neo-Cascadia, the origins of Fizzle, and how the drone shipping empire known as Cubicle came to dominate the city. Can you save your company and yourself from going under for good?

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GONNER2

 

Release Date: Fall 2020

Players: To be determined

Genre: Indie

Publisher: Raw Fury

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

In GONNER2, our altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back! And this time Death needs his help. Her lair has been taken over by a mysterious presence and she needs Ikk to take it down. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with sparks of unimaginable colour and crazy bosses, all while trying to literally keep your head!! GONNER 2 is a procedurally generated platformer with roguelike elements that will keep you on your toes – now with more added, colour and chaos! 

 

Experience:

  • Intense platformer shooter action
  • Procedurally generated levels in a strange and surreal world
  • Nonlinear level structure
  • A bunch of heads, guns and upgrades that you can combine
  • Secrets & mysteries!

 

GONNER 2 is a sequel to the IGF winning game GONNER.

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Grindstone

 

Release Date: Fall 2020

Players: To be determined

Genre: Puzzle, Indie

Publisher: CAPY

Developer: Capybara Games

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler.  Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards.

 

Features:

  • Brutal Puzzle-Battle Action
  • 200+ Levels to conquer
  • Daily Challenges w/Leaderboards
  • Dozens of Weapons & Gear to Unlock
  • Award-Winning Soundtrack by Sam Webster

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Hades

 

Release Date: Fall 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, Indie

Publisher: Supergiant Games

Developer: Supergiant Games

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant’s critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.

BATTLE OUT OF HELL: As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS: The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go.

BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS: A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what’s really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family.

BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY:New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Permanent upgrades mean you don’t have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test.

SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE: The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that’s been core to Supergiant’s games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.

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The Red Lantern

 

Release Date: Fall 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Simulation, Indie, Other

Publisher: Timberline Studio

Developer: Timberline Studio

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

The Red Lantern is set in Alaska, where you play as The Musher as she sets out to train a dog sledding team and start a new life. With your trusty crew of dogs, navigate the ever-changing landscape and events in the Alaskan wilderness as you find your way home. Combining roguelike elements into this story-driven adventure game, where hundreds of different events can occur, you’ll have to fend off bears, resist frostbite, care for your dogs, and maybe receive a moose-licking. And the Nintendo Switch version boasts gyro controls in Handheld Mode, allowing you to look around your environment with a simple turn of the system.

Survive the Alaskan tundra in this story-driven, survival adventure game as you find your way home

  • Choose how you want to interact with the world, do you tackle it head on hunting everything that moves, or do you take a more cautious approach?
  • Discover the hundreds of unique encounters as you and your dogs explore the world
  • Bond with your dogs and unlock their unique stories

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Torchlight III

 

Release Date: Fall 2020

Players: up to 40 players

Genre: Action, Role-Playing, Indie

Publisher: Perfect World

Developer: Echtra Games

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

It’s been a century since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and new adventures!

Travel the Frontier: Explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft gear, or use magic to enter unknown dungeons! There’s always something to do in the new frontier.

Build & Upgrade Your Fort: It’s time to rebuild – and that includes you! Enjoy your very own fort, where you can upgrade gear and renovate your fort to show off to your friends and the world.

Collect Epic Gear: Whether it’s armor, weapons, dyes, recipes, ember cores, or even new pets…there’s always more to find as you battle through dungeons and take on dangerous foes.

Pets Are Back: Fight your way to fame and glory with your loyal companion! Add skills and equip them with gear to make them stronger. Each species comes in a myriad of colors and styles, so make sure to collect them all!

Build Your Hero: With four unique classes to choose from, players can utilize class-specific mechanics to maximize damage and their odds of survival. Combine epic gear, Relic powers, and class abilities to customize your playstyle.

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Haven

 

Release Date: 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Role-Playing, Adventure, Indie

Publisher: The Game Bakers

Developer: The Game Bakers

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together.

 

Planned for 2021:

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She Dreams Elsewhere

 

Release Date: Early 2021

Players: To be determined

Genre: Role-Playing, Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Studio Zevere

Developer: Studio Zevere

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

She Dreams Elsewhere is a surreal adventure RPG about dreams and the extent to which they mirror reality. You play as Thalia, an anxiety-ridden, comatose woman on a journey to defeat the nightmares preventing her from awakening, while also finding out how exactly this mess happened in the first place.

But some nightmares are harder to confront than others…

 

Features:

  • A deeply personal narrative with a thematic focus on emotions, mental health and self-identity
  • A surreal, visually-striking world brimming with mystery that begs you to explore its every detail
  • A stylish, deceptively simple turn-based battle system that pits you against a variety of nightmarish foes
  • Customize your characters with the “Charm” system, allowing for a wealth of different playstyles and battle strategies
  • Connect and bond with a charming cast of characters with their own intimate narratives via the “Connection” system

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Subnautica

 

Release Date: Early 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. A massive, open world full of wonder and peril awaits you!

Dive Into a Vast Underwater World: You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. Manage your oxygen supply as you explore kelp forests, plateaus, reefs, and winding cave systems. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

Scavenge, Craft, and Survive: After crash landing in your Life Pod, the clock is ticking to find water, food, and to develop the equipment you need to explore. Collect resources from the ocean around you. Craft knives, lights, diving gear, and personal water craft. Venture deeper and further form to find rarer resources, allowing you to craft more advanced items.

Construct Underwater Habitats: Build bases on the sea floor. Choose layouts and components, and manage hull-integrity as depth and pressure increase. Use your base to store resources, park vehicles, and replenish oxygen supplies as you explore the vast ocean.

Unravel the Mystery: What happened to this planet? Signs abound that something is not right. What caused you to crash? What is infecting the sea life? Who built the mysterious structures scattered around the ocean? Can you find a way to make it off the planet alive?

Disrupt the Food Chain: The ocean teems with life: Use the ecosystem to help you. Lure and distract a threatening creature with a fresh fish, or simply swim as fast as you can to avoid gnashing jaws of roaming predators.

Handle the Pressure:Build a Pressure Re-Active Waterproof Nanosuit, or PRAWN Suit, and explore extreme depth and heat. Modify the suit with mining drills, torpedo launchers, propulsion cannons, grappling hooks and more.

Fear the Night:As the sun goes down, the predators come out. The ocean is unforgiving of those caught unprepared in the darkness. Areas that are safe to explore during the day become treacherous at night, but also reveal a beauty that those who hide from the darkness will never see.

Dive Below the Ocean Floor:Cave systems wind below the sea bed, from dark claustrophobic passages to caverns lit by bio-luminescent life and burning-hot lava flows. Explore the world below the ocean floor, but watch your oxygen levels, and take care to avoid the threats lurking in the darkness.

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Subnautica: Below Zero

 

Release Date: Early 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Developer: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds.

Return to planet 4546B: Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet’s surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts…

The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.

Explore new biomes:Swim beneath the blue-lit, arching growth of Twisty Bridges. Navigate treacherous ice floes on the ocean surface. Clamber up snow covered peaks, and venture into icy caves. Maneuver between steaming Thermal Vents. Below Zero presents entirely new environments for you to survive, study, and explore.

Discover new lifeforms in the icy depths of 4546B. Swim through the giant Titan Holefish, escape from the aggressive Brute Shark, and visit the adorable Pengwings. Some residents of the frozen ocean will help you, and some might try to harm you.

An ocean of intrigue:Who were the aliens who came here before? Why were they on this planet? Can you trust your commanders? Below Zero extends the story of the Subnautica universe, diving deep into the mystery introduced in the original game.

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Bear and Breakfast

 

Release Date: 2021

Players: To be determined

Genre: Simulation, Adventure, Strategy, Indie

Publisher: Armor Games Studios

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B+B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned shack and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a money-making bed and breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists. As your business expands so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a plot deeper than the wilderness itself.

  • Deeply customize your inn with dozens of guest rooms, bathrooms, parlors, and entertainment. 
  • Each room can be individually customized completely from furniture to fixtures.
  • Bring guests into the forest to stay at your inn. Keep guests happy to maintain your reputation, earn tips, and attract new customers!
  • Complete objects and storylines to collect new additions and perks for your inn.
  • Uncover a world rich in lore, side quests, characters, and secrets. 

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Card Shark

 

Release Date: 2021

Players: To be determined

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

A tale of deception throughout 18th Century Europe or the comprehensive catalogue of card tricks and other deceptions employed by the Comte de Saint Germain as described in “Mémoires Sans Parole.” 

  • Real card manipulation techniques and mini-games, with a roguelike progression. 
  • Unlock new locations when techniques are mastered
  • Manage your winnings to buy your way into high stake games

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Garden Story

 

Release Date: 2021

Players: To be determined

Genre: Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, Indie

Publisher: Rose City Games

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Unify a broken community as the newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Traverse a vibrant island to combat invasive Rot, inspire its inhabitants, and rebuild your home. You won’t have to do this alone: fruity friends await, ready to lend a hand!

Concord, the youngest grape in The Grove, is now a Guardian, and it’s their job to help restore the island. That’s a lot to shoulder for a grape barely off the vine… and more than a few inhabitants are skeptical they have what it takes. Fortunately, Concord has friends like Elderberry, Rana, and Fuji on their side! With their help, you can take on the dangerous Rot and find ways to encourage other residents to assist in the efforts. 

The Grove is your home, and your work will affect change for the better! Protect your friends, gather precious materials, and repair social ties and structures by bringing the fruits, fungi, and frogs of each village together as they work to fend off the Rot that threatens to destroy your home for good. Guide Concord’s restoration efforts and earn the trust of the community: help others with their problems, and they’ll offer you help in turn!

There’s plenty of work to be done, but don’t forget to take time and appreciate this lush world and the fruits of your labor. Listen to the sweet and catchy music of the island, relax in The Grove’s cozy and inviting atmosphere, cultivate gardens and libraries, and enjoy the delightful personalities you’ll meet along the way. 

So which one of these marvellous indies take your fancy? Let us know!

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