The Summer Fest is off to a bang in 2022. Join us as we check out the top 5 indie games featured.
Indie games have began to really shine at showcases and events related to gaming. It’s only right here at VIBE that we celebrate that and discuss the top 5 shown at the Summer Fest. All trailers will be featured in this article and a slight summary about each game given. Indie games deserve the spotlight, and the five featured definitely stood out during the showcase. We can only aspire for more exciting indie titles in the years to come. So Join us now for a brief overview.
5. Bear & Breakfast
This quaint and dreamy looking title will be hitting nintendo switch July 28th. Perfect for cozy days in bed with your switch or on the PC. Brought to us by Gummy Cat, Bear and Breakfast is Set in the woods where it takes the humorous stance of a bear trying to run a bed and breakfast. As a result of this, there can be some hilarious consequences. However, Hank the bear (the well meaning main character) repurposes an old shack in the wood and allows his entrepreneurial skills to take off. The player will be faced with time management tasks, social interaction and problem solving!
Bear and Breakfast has been teased to indie game fans since 2021 so the fact its now hitting stores is huge! This laidback addition to the ever growing switch or PC game catalogue is sure to please indie game fans. Furthermore, Why not check out the trailer below to decide if you’re adding this one to the backlog.
4. Roots Of Pacha
Roots of Pacha entices the player with a similiar vibe to that of Star Dew Valley. Developed by Soda Den, Roots of Pacha is set in the stone age it follows the story of a clan who have just settled in what they deem to be the promised land. The game is teeming with charming mysteries of the new island. Work alone or cooperatively to help them cultivate the land, evolve and personalize the clan to shape it to be your own. It has all the qualities that make it a relaxing adventure fishing, resource gathering, farming, crafting and building.
Roots of Pacha also has a customizable character for players allowing them to traverse the stone age land the best way they see fit. Multiplayer also joins the world and has unique quests and cutscenes if you’re experiencing it with your player two. Roots of Pacha has a readily available demo on :https://store.steampowered.com/app/1245560/Roots_of_Pacha/ and if you’re still unsure of it check out the trailer below.
3. Choo Choo Charles
Choo Choo charles developed by Two Star Games is the stuff of nightmare fuel. This compelling game has players take on the terrifying task of destroying Charles a deadly and bloodthirsty train. The player plays as a trustworthy and less homicidal train. The gameplay seems very straight forward, the player must hunt for scraps to upgrade their train so that they will be a suitable opponent against Charles. The player must also help out the townspeople who work on the railway and in return will receive items that will also aid in the blood bath that is to ensue with Charles.
The end objective of the game is to engage Charles in combat and fight him to the death. The game is sure to evoke fear in arachnophobes and those who simply don’t like a train being a homicidal maniac. Check out this video below that features the developer talking in length about the game. This is definitely one that VIBE will be checking out in the future.
2. Escape Academy
Escape Academy shown at the Summer Games Fest is brought to us by Coin Crew games. This game boasts a riveting academic infused experience where players must enroll as a student and become an expert of escape rooms. As a result of this, the game is filled with complex puzzles and brainteasers to keep the player intrigued. Due to release soon in July, Escape Academy will draw players in looking for a thought provoking experience. Additionally, it allows players to experience it solo or with friends. Having access to what could essentially be a virtual escape room from the comfort of your gaming set up seems idyllic! Interested? Check out the trailer for more and consider adding it to your wishlist across most platforms!
Lastly, NAIAD brought to us by HiWarp presents a minimalistic, therapeutic and vibrant adventure. Join this adorable water nymph as they float through a mysterious river. Interact with nature and unravel the mysteries the world offers. The game gives an extremely dreamy visual and will definitely be a relaxing experience for players. As if, that wasn’t enough the game also allows the player to meet several adorable animals such as ducks and turtles along the way. Assist the animals and ensure they make it along the river. Check out the stunning visuals below and get excited for NAIAD. Steam currently has a limited time demo for NAIAD which would be definitely worth checking out!
As always, thanks for sticking with us as we had another countdown. The Summer Games Fest really did deliver for the indie genre. It’s important to note this is just a top 5 there were many other indie games released so definitely keep your eyes peeled. Until Next time, I hope you enjoy and hopefully check out some of the demos on steam or any other platforms.
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