What’s up nerds
This is a thread to post those upcoming indie games that you think more people should be looking out for.
Be sure to write a short description, link an article, or at least embed a video* so people can join in your excitement. I don’t really have authority over what goes on in this thread once I make it, but I think this is a good general rule of thumb for this thread: If you think you can get away with just saying the name of the game for everyone to know about it, then the game isn’t for this thread.
That might sound hipster af, but I really, really want this thread to be about elevating new, exciting indie games that aren’t getting enough coverage and not just about “Hey, do you like Undertale or Stardew Valley?” Those games are big enough to support their own threads. Recent release examples like Flinthook, Everything, Tumbleseed, Snake Pass, or Disc Jam? Not so much.
That said, the thread isn’t exclusively for the most obscure of the obscure. The 5 games I just listed aren’t exactly unknown, but they are small enough that more people should know about them.
So yeah, with that established, post those indie games on the horizon you want to hype up!
My first contribution: Katana Zero
Made by the incredibly talented Askiisoft (Tower of Heaven, Pause Ahead, Overpowered), Katana Zero is a hyperviolent, quick-reload action games ala Hotline Miami added with a dash of stealth mechanics done right, breathtaking 2D visuals, and a neo-noir story. I actually don’t know much about the story in the game, but considering Askiisoft’s repertoire, I think going into it as blind as possible is probably for the best.
If you want to check out more of the game, Polygon has 20 minutes or so of gameplay.
*To embed a video, simply paste the url for the video in an empty line.