Windows, OSX | $10+ | October 2017 | Kickstarter
Southern Monsters is both a choice-based interactive fiction story about hunting cryptids and a dark comedy based on developer Bravemule’s experiences with “online communities, domestic abuse, and being disabled in the weird, weird South.”
Windows | $7.99 | Available now
From developer Eendhoorn Games: “SpiritSphere is a local multiplayer game that draws inspiration from classics like Zelda and Windjammers and mashes it together with the nostalgic feel of playing air hockey at your local arcade.” The game leaves Steam’s Early Access today.
Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android | $4.99 | January 26, 2017
From developer Morgondag: “A button-based puzzle game containing 100 levels to unlock and 700 buttons to press! You are one of the hacker clones, saving intellects by hacking into infected brains and defeating the mysterious Wardens.”
I Love Hue
iOS, Android | $TBA | January 26, 2017
From developer Zut Games: “I Love Hue is a minimalist, ambient puzzle game influenced by adult colouring books, mindfulness apps and abstract art. The game has a very simple concept – players must arrange grids of coloured tiles into perfectly ordered spectrums. It was designed from the start to be a meditative, chilled experience with no timers, no move limits and no punishments for failure.”
Windows | $TBA | Release TBA | Beta available now
Escaping eternal punishment is quite the Sysiphean task as you run, jump, and shoot through an endless, random sequence of short levels in this Mega Man inspired action platformer. But hey, at least the game writes poems about your past failures for you!
Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | 2017 | Greenlight
From developer Manufacture 43: “a modern shoot’em up set in a Sci-fi pre-Columbian universe. You’ll take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons! In Pawarumi, you’ll become master of the Trinity Mechanics. Each facet of the system is triggered simply by shooting with the appropriate weapon on the right type of enemy. It’s a bit like a super rock-paper-scissors!”
Mobile | $TBA | Release TBA
This “adventurous expedition through a mysterious world of mind-blowing geometry” looks like one of the Go! games by Square Enix on the back of a Rubik’s Cube. (That’s a good thing, mind.)
Windows, OSX, iOS, Android | $1.99 | February 2, 2017
From developer Shelly Alon: “Bullet hell at it’s finest: nervewired action, boss fights, rethought game systems and much more… With unique looks, handcrafted effects, and extraordinary music by Tom Schley, GlitcÂ³ki.|r i5 fa ERROR 0xc00000e65 :::”
Windows | $TBA | Release TBA | Alpha Sign-up
From developer Hampus Bankler: “Sky Knights is a top-down online action game for PC, in which you take on the role as a modern fighter pilot. You fly with and fight against other players online in a struggle to win each battle. The game is easy to pick up and offers a quick action-packed experience, but at the same time stays true to many fundamentals of realistic aerial combat.”
Windows, OSX, PS4, Xbox One | $6.99 | Available now
From developer Lienzo: “Hunter’s Legacy is an old-school 2D single-player Metroidvania platformer where you control Ikki, a fierce kitty skilled with twin swords and a bow.” The game has just been released on Xbox One and PS4, and the trailer has lots of cute cats, so there.