Several Indie game titles are set for release this year. Ranging from a game where players play as a cat to a management sim about reclaiming the earth ecologically. Will this be an exemplary year for the releases? Join us below as we unveil 10 Indie game releases that have gamers intrigued and excited.
SILT sets the scene as a solitary deep-sea diver plunging into the abyss. Overcome puzzles, traverse hidden underwater areas and explore machinery from a bygone era.
Using the art of possession, take control of some cleverly and terrifying designed sea creatures and use their abilities to solve puzzles or get past any hurdles the environment creates. Elements of danger lurking in the form of giant sea monstrosities that once defeated, allow for power to take over.
This breathtakingly haunting underwater adventure will have you experience unsettling solitude with a unique and terrifying art style to help further cement the dark perspective humanity has of the underwater vistas in the sea.
Check out the trailer below and decide if you will be adding this to your wishlist this 2022.
9. Terra Nil
Terra Nil is a game focussed purely on restoring the barren wasteland they present you with to a lush and eco-friendly land. Players must work on the water system which in turn allows the soil to produce greenery. Help the world restore back to a more pristine and clean place. Wildlife can also be added to the map in turn increasing a restoration in biodiversity.
The extracts of the soundtrack found in gameplay videos and the trailers leave a tranquil and exhilarating experience. The ambiance at points and interaction sounds also feel heartwarming. The game is basically a zen management simulator.
The maps are procedurally generated and allow for no two playthroughs to be identical. This game is sure to be a time sink for players. Embrace your inner eco-warrior and check out the trailer for Terra Nil below.
8.A Shiba Story
A Shiba Story is shaping up to be an adorable adventure featuring Sunday a proud Shiba. Play as a rookie dog sitter trying to earn Sunday’s affection. Break down Sunday’s walls by playing with him, walking him, and offering him treats.
The locations of the game are based on real-life locations in San Francisco. The art style is quaint but pleasing to the eye. Therefore, resulting in a pleasing walk around the map. Who knew, walking a dog and scooping up their poop virtually would be a nice way to destress?
A Shiba Story is set to release this year. The developer Foxdog Farms is behind some other quirky games, one is titled cheesy bell and is primarily about peeling cheese. Check it out below and see if you will have Sunday leaping into your heart this year.
7. The Garden Path
The Garden Path is for those looking to experience a slice of life simulator. The game is set in the wilderness full of thick woods and interesting characters. Witness the cycle of seasons as you grow a garden tailored to your preferences.
Gardening, fishing, trading, and interacting with the locals are just some of the past times to help cement your adventure. Paired with a comforting and heartwarming soundtrack and art style, it’s sure to become a hidden gem for many.
Have a look below and see if you will be cultivating some tranquility this year with The Garden Path.
6. Goodbye Volcano High
Goodbye Volcano High is a charming coming-of-age choice-based cinematic narrative. Based in a high school that features dinosaur humanoids, Goodbye Volcano High follows Fang. Fang is in their final year at high school and the world is ending. Yup, the apocalypse is impending.
Fang must decide what to do in their story. Write songs, confess feelings, fix and forgive and most importantly try and do everything before the clock hits go on the apocalypse. Choices chosen in the story will impact gameplay, similar to that of Life is Strange.
Find out what type of choices you will make for Fang when it releases this 2022. Check out the beautifully designed trailer below.
5. Card Shark
Card Shark is an innovative game based primarily on playing cards in 18th century France. The aim of the game is deceit. You must be cunning and deceptive, in order to play your opponents at their own game. Realistic cheating tactics such as deck switching, false deals, and signs from spectators, are the way to progress in this game.
Using Money from the games you cheat on, allows you to progress to more beneficial card games. Listen to intriguing dialogue to uncover a conspiracy fit for the Monarchy and find yourself rubbing elbows with the nobles and eventually the King.
The visual artwork of acclaimed Nicolai Troshinsky leaves a positive and immersive feel to the game. Check out more of the settings underneath as you dive into the trailer for Card Shark.
4. Citizen Sleeper
Citizen Sleeper is set in Erlins Eye, a space dystopian in the form of a dilapidated space station that houses a house of intriguing characters that are trying to stray away from the monotonous and mundane interstellar capitalist society.
The player is what is known in the world as a “Sleeper”. Humanity has gone digital, with their consciousness being placed into an artificial body. In this case, the player is owned by a corporation that is hellbent on your return to them. The hustle and bustle of this Erlins Eye is caused by the wide range of characters that you can establish friendships with, work to earn your keep with, and side with factions. The aim of the game is to survive until the next cycle.
The aesthetic is primarily cyberpunk with fantastic artwork. The characters are well designed and really cement that futuristic Sci-Fi feel. See below, to decide whether you will be joining the “Sleeper” in this unique journey.
3. Little Devil Inside
The story follows Billy a swordsman for hire that is being employed by a college professor and his colleague, who is a doctor. They have asked that he accompany them on their quest to investigate paranormal/phenomenal disturbances.
The game sports versatile biomes from tropical to ice tundras. Experience a wide range of weaponry such as swords, guns, and bombs. Survive in the wild by paying attention to your hunger and thirst meter. Camp in a tent in order to refresh and recharge and get back to exploring.
In the event your character is killed, you must traverse to where the old character died and pick up their items. Co-op and multiplayer have been discussed which adds even more excitement to this up-and-coming indie title. Have a glance below at the trailer.
Playing as a stray cat separated from their family, the player must roam bright and vibrant areas of this cybercity. The cybercity is no warming and inviting place, with terrifying threats and intriguing mysteries. The main inhabitants seem to be unwelcoming droids and pose no help to your quest.
Playing as a cat has focused on stealth, agility, and playfulness. Interact with a small flying drone nicknamed B12 and become an inseparable duo, with the main goal of leaving the city.
Check out this feline adventure below and see if you will be joining them on this intriguing adventure.
1. Sea Of Stars
A turn-based RPG based on the story of two children of the Solstice. Using their combined powers of the sun and moon they take on and fend off henchman and terrifying creations of the antagonist The Fleshmancer. The fleshmancer is an evil alchemist with the goal of destroying the world.
The map is vast and complements the rich story that Sea of Stars has set out with. Classic RPG themes of friendship, love, and loss work well to provide an enriching experience. Nostalgia may be experienced as the game sets to follow in the footsteps of other retro turn-based RPGs. The combat allows for strategy inducing and planning your battles carefully. Something that will keep players entertained.
Ready to save the world and battle gross creations? Check out Sea Of Stars below.
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