Every Indie Game Shown During Today’s Guerrilla Collective Showcase


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Anno: Mutationem, borrowing liberally from a preferred promotional screenshot for a sure different cyberpunk recreation.
Screenshot: Lightning Games

It’s formally E3 season. Between the marquee E3 pressers (Microsoft, Square Enix, Ubisoft, et cetera) and particular person occasions from publishers gone E3-rogue (what’s up, Sony?), you may catch a handful of occasions specializing in smaller video games. The first of these, a minimum of per the calendar, is the Guerrilla Collective, which aired its first of two digital showcases at present.

Now in its second yr, Guerrilla Collective shines the highlight on indie video games. This yr’s occasion featured a co-stream with Black Voices In Gaming, which showcases video games made by Black creators or starring Black protagonists. Today, over the course of a 90-minute occasion, Guerrilla Collective supplied a take a look at dozens of intriguing indie video games on the horizon. Here’s what went down:

  • Anno: Mutationem is a cyberpunk-inspired action-RPG with scrumptious pixel artwork and a combination of 2D and 3D views. Combat appears to be like easy as butter. Kinda paying homage to Foregone.
  • We acquired a trailer for Bloodstained’s Stadia launch.
  • The Eternal Cylinder is a 3D survival recreation that casts you as a creature that appears like Dr. Moreau bred an elephant and a duck. Nightmares.
  • Trifox is a top-down, twin-stick motion recreation. You play as—you’ll by no means consider this—a fox, and seem to get entry to a gazillion completely different devices and weapons. Neat cel-shaded artwork fashion.

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Trifox.
Screenshot: Big Sugar

  • AK-xolotl is one other top-down, twin-stick motion recreation wherein you play as a irresistibly cute creature (on this case, an axolotl). Neat pixel artwork fashion for this one. It’s co-op. Hell yeah.
  • Rubi: The Wayward Mira is a side-scrolling platformer that smacks of ‘80s influences and synth music.
  • Huge noooope nope nope nope to Moroi, which appears to be like scary AF. It’s technically a top-down motion shooter, however the horror influences are plain right here.
  • Okay, this stream formally veered into “Ari Has Nightmares” territory. Source of Madness is a side-scrolling roguelike oozing Lovecraftian vibes.
  • Industria is a first-person shooter impressed by BioShock, Half Life 2, and the “works of David Lynch.” It’s set in a parallel dimension accessed by way of East Berlin close to the top of the Cold War. You battle robots.
  • Chernobylite, a sci-fi survival horror recreation at present in early entry, comes out in full this July. It’s undoubtedly a strolling nightmare, if that’s your type of factor.
  • Hard rock. Fast-paced 3D motion fight. Anime-as-hell artwork fashion. Yes, I’m so right here for Ultra Age.
  • Xalavier Nelson Jr., the creator of 2021’s most charming recreation, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, announced a brand new recreation. It’s known as El Paso Elsewhere, a third-person shooter set in a model of El Paso, Texas, overrun with vampires and werewolves. Lots of bullet time right here.
  • Loving the medieval music of Elderand, a side-scrolling motion recreation that, oh, no, what’s that? Lovecraftian influences? Too scary for me!
  • Run Die Run Again is a cyberpunk parkour recreation. It’s at present early in improvement, however appears to be like like precisely the type of factor that may appease followers of Ghostrunner.
  • Co-host Justin Woodward caught up with indie developer Neil Jones, who simply launched Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield, a 3D runner set in a futuristic Detroit, for a quick interview. “Black Voices In Gaming freshman class was an idea where we reach out to upcoming games made by Black talent in the game development space and game industry,” Jones stated. “I really wanted it to be something to highlight all these games that were coming out relatively soon, and show that all these creators in the space, we’re all in it together and support each other, rather than it being some kind of competition.”
  • Guild of Dungeoneering’s final version is out this yr.
  • Between the magical animals, the cotton-candy visuals, and a notable absence of fight, the world-crafting Grow: Song of the Evertree appears to be like prefer it’ll be terrific wet Sunday gaming fodder.
  • Return of the Goddess is the primary DLC for Legend of Keepers, a turn-based RPG. It’s out later this yr.
  • Tinkertown, a multiplayer sandbox recreation that’s been in early entry for a while, is getting a brand new patch—the “Desert Dungeon”—on June 16.
  • Zodiac Legion is a tactical RPG with hexagonal tiles and that appears unsettlingly difficult, if that’s your factor.
  • The minimalist area shooter Super Space Club is mainly Asteroids, But Twee. Out later this yr. Sign me up!
  • Onsen Master is a administration recreation wherein you cater to buyer wants by way of crafting, form of just like the Overcooked sequence.
  • Ynglet, a meditative side-scrolling swimming, is out now. All you must know is… simply take a look at this artwork fashion:

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Ynglet.
Screenshot: Triple Topping

  • Kraken Academy is a time loop recreation set in a highschool infested with otherworldly monstrosities.
  • Kung Fu Kickball is getting a brand new character. The recreation was playable throughout final yr’s Summer Game Fest demo occasion. Pretty enjoyable, the kind of recreation you play for just a few rounds as a ingesting recreation.
  • Aeon Drive is a cooperative side-scrolling platformer. Out later this yr, and free to play on Steam this weekend.
  • It took me all of two seconds to begin weeping through the trailer for Endling, a side-scrolling recreation with a minimalist artwork fashion wherein you play as a fox who instantly loses your child fox. Your aim is to seek out the one place on the planet the place people can now not hurt you. “At the end of the day, the most dangerous predators of call start roaming the world: humans,” says the narrator. So true.
  • Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D journey recreation the place you play as a wildlife photographer. Think: Pokémon Snap, however not on rails and in addition not that includes Pokémon.
  • Dinosaurs. Mythic ruins. Muted artwork fashion. Journey-esque sandsurfing. Omno is one to look at. (It at present has a demo on steam.)
  • Fire Tonight is a cyberpunk-colored 3D journey recreation a couple of couple, out August 12. Features roller-blading.
  • The Lightbringer is a 3D puzzle-platformer. The Windwaker influences are plain, what with the cel-shaded graphics and boomerang weapon.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo is a online game adaptation loosely primarily based on the cinematic traditional.
  • The Legend of Tianding is a side-scrolling motion recreation, set within the early 20th century, wherein you play as the long-lasting Taiwanese people hero, Liao Tianding. Really cool comic-book results right here. Out this October.

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Screenshot: Neon Doctrine

  • Lamentum, a pixel-art survival horror recreation set in New England—house of Mr. Horror Master Stephen King—cites Resident Evil and Silent Hill as references.
  • My Lovely Wife is a “mix of dating, management, and alchemy sims” that explores the depths of grief following the demise of his spouse.
  • Retrograde Arena is a multiplayer top-down area shooter, at present accessible free of charge on Nintendo Switch.
  • Publisher Neon Doctrine introduced Project Altheia, a fantasy recreation that obtained all of 10 seconds of air time, starring a wolf.
  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright includes a mishmash of artwork kinds, together with sketchbook drawing and papier mache-esque kinds paying homage to Paper Mario.
  • Potato Flowers In Full Bloom is a dungeon-crawler that mixes first-person exploration with isometric turn-based fight.
  • RPG Golf Legends is a role-playing recreation about golf that additionally has you do RPG issues like battle bears, go fishing, and sail the open oceans.
  • The 3D “high speed blade battle simulator” Varvarion appears to be like bonkers. Dibs on the character with the most important sword.
  • Survival Quiz City is mainly Fall Guys + Trivia Night At Your Local Bar.
  • The combating recreation Antinomy of Common Flowers is coming to Switch and PS4.
  • The pixel-art shooter BlasterMaster Zero III is out July 29.
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is out subsequent yr.

And that’s a wrap. The Guerilla Collective will return for a second showcase—which can characteristic a complete new batch of video games—subsequent Saturday, June 12, at 11:00 a.m. ET, smack in the midst of E3 correct. (That identical day, Ubisoft, Gearbox, and the infamously not-E3 Devolver Digital will air press conferences.) Guerrilla Collective’s second occasion shall be adopted by the reliably mellow Wholesome Direct. If you’re in search of a calming apéritif earlier than the spicy bombast of big-budget video games press conferences, subsequent weekend’s double header is value your time.

 




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