Are there any lesser known 2019 games that you're currently anticipating?


#22

There are quite a good few that I am very interested. The first one is The Occupation, I remember reading about it in Edge and it’s been hovering on the edge of my mind ever since. A stealth adventure set in one incredibly detailed location, sounds promising to me!

Then there is Night Call, a visual novel style game where you play as a taxi driver in Paris trying to stop a serial killer. It looks moody, cold and I can’t wait to play it.

Then Boyfriend Dungeon oh dear lord boyfriend dungeon I’'ve never been so ready to play a game and be unapologetically horni about it oh god look at how amazing it looks

The World Next Door is a game I’m purposfully trying to keep myself ignorant about, it seems like it’s going to be something really special.

I am very, very excited for this year in games. I think this year is going to be really good for narrative games, mystery games and, very excitedly, for RPGs.


#23

I love this thread…some great stuff here that I wasn’t aware of (especially Afterparty!).

@Navster I’m glad you mentioned Get in the Car, Loser! It looks fantastic. When I first heard about the game I thought it was already out and rushed to buy it only to find it was still in development. I’ve been eyeing it ever since.

Also, I know it’s not really “lesser known” these days, but just so I can type it again: Disco Elysium. I just joined their Discord because I’m frothing for a release date for that game and I don’t do things like that. It’s the first game in a while I’ve been super excited to get my hands on.


#24

Vlambeer will likely announce and release their new game this year. They did some sort of sneak announcement at some convention but I don’t think a title or concept or screens really got out there? But Nuclear Throne is a favourite of mine, so I’m looking forward to whatever will come next.


#25

I came here to post Nykra! I played a demo of it earlier this year and it’s got such a rich sense of atmosphere, I cannot wait for it. Also it’s a Kiwi dev so, y’know, hometown pride


#26

Mineko’s Night Market! The game looks so charming and CATS.


#27

Anyone remember UFO 50?

“Coming 2018”


#28

I find myself playing less and less stuff on PC but I will ditto Eastshade and add, perhaps not so lesser known, Ooblets, both of which I hope find their way to consoles I own.

Ooblets here: https://ooblets.com


#29

Etrian Odyssey Nexus for the 3ds, Slay the Spire for the Switch, and there’s also an upcoming Japanese developed game about a prince who runs a dungeon as a theme park and hires this guy with an afro to run it, the name escapes me.


#30

Code Vein is anime vampire dark souls°. If you need more information than that, it’s probably not for you.

° in fact, I forgot the name and googled “anime dark souls” and it brought up a bunch of Code Vein trailers.


#31

I’m looking forward to Sea of Solitude and I haven’t seen it on any lists so I assume it’s a lesser known 2019 game.


#32

I mean it has Akiko Shikata for the trailer, so… that has made me want to check into it a bit. Guess it came out in Japan last year.


#33

I actually heard about this earlier but forgot it was coming out, thanks for reminding me its good to see someone suggest another Souls like on this list.


#34

I am all in for wizard schools (that don’t push centrist agendas). Every once in a while I want to get into Magician’s Quest on Nintendo DS again, which was an Animal Crossing clone with magic. Unfortunately, that particular entry was part of a running series and didn’t really explain how to play, so I could never get into it, and then it didn’t sell enough to ever be localized again. Please let these games deliver on my wizard dreams.