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12 New Indie Games To Check Out This Week

What a jam-packed week of releases! This feels like the first really busy release week of the year so far. The standout release this week is, of course, Red Hook Studios’ highly-anticipated release of Darkest Dungeon, but there are a bunch of other fantastic releases too! Check them all out below and of course you can always reach out to us at editors@indiegamemag.com if your game recently released and you would like to see it featured next week.

 

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon

“Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?”

Now available on Steam.

 

A Boy And His Blob

boy and blob

“When Blobolonia is threatened by an evil Emperor, the blob comes to Earth looking for help. Instead, he finds a young boy. Help the blob dethrone the evil Emperor that’s terrorizing Blobolonia and establish a friendship with the blob that will last a lifetime.”

Now available on Steam.

 

The Bug Butcher

Bug Butcher

“A fast paced action shooter inspired by the arcade classic Super Pang! Use a wide selection of weapons and powerups to tear through increasingly challenging levels.”

Now available on Steam.

 

Super Awesome RPG

Super Awesome RPG is an anime-themed tactical RPG, with a card game-style combat system wherein actions come from what equipment your heroes wear, and executing attacks is done through a one-thumb scratch-card like mechanic, designed for playing on the go.”

Super Awesome RPG is set to release January 20th for Android and iOS devices.

 

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

tower of monsters

“Fire up your ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips, and get ready for thrills and chills! With three incredible movie stars playing out decidedly B-level sci-fi exploits, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will have you ready to jump off the side of the tower—right into adventure!”

Available now on Steam.

 

Six Sides of the World

Inspired by Portal and Super Mario Galaxy, Six Sides of the world is a mix of puzzle and adventure set on the faces of cubic planets. You have to think, understand the mechanics of the levels, explore, avoid hazards, solve the puzzles and find a way out to the next level.

Now available on Steam.

 

Monday Night Monsters

Monday Night Monsters

“A new arcade sports games with both tactics and live arcade action, fusing the gameplay of both American Football and Handball.”

Monday Night Monsters is set to release on January 20th for iOS devices.

 

Oxenfree

oxenfree

“Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. You are Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.”

Now available on Steam.

 

 

Echoes of Aetheria

Echoes of Aetheria

“Two nations finally achieve peace, marked by a momentous royal wedding. But just as they seal it with a kiss, a group of soldiers sabotage the wedding and kidnap the bride! Follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid, and Soha, as they uncover the secrets of the conspiracy and expose the true villains!”

Now available on Steam.

 

Rainimals

“Rainimals is an addictive arcade game where colourful creatures with emotion, weather-related power-ups, infinitely challenging levels, and quick-reflexes are the order of the day. Navigate your way through wave after wave of robots raining from the sky and go on a unique journey to discover why Rainimals takes the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs” to a whole new level!”

Coming January 21st for Android and iOS devices.

 

ULTRAFLOW 2

“ULTRAFLOW 2 is a unique one-finger mobile game that combines the gameplay of air hockey, mini-golf and breakout in a chill and minimalist experience. With only one finger, throw the ball, hit a wall and find a way to reach the end. You have a limited number of bounces to complete each level. Based on puzzle and arcade principles, ULTRAFLOW 2 is all about dexterity and fun.”

Available now for Android and coming soon for iOS and Windows Phone.

 

The Ice Bound Concordance Mystery

“A new “Mystery” trailer celebrates the impending launch of the winner of the 2014 IndieCade award for “Best Story/World Design,” The Ice-Bound Concordance. Driven by cutting-edge interactive narrative technology, the game needs the help of a physical printed book to complete the story, The Ice-Bound Compendium. This full-color 80-page art book drives the game forward as pages are recognized and modified with augmented reality.”

Available January 21st for iOS and Windows.

 

 



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