Andre's Indie Game Chosen Ones Issue #12
Issue #12 features Wildermyth, Townscaper, Everhood, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Cyber Shadow, Fall for You, Rhythm Doctor, Ecosystem
Welcome to Issue #12 of Andre’s Indie Game Chosen Ones!
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Indie Game Discovery Roundup #61 (Catch-up Edition)
Wildermyth, developed by Worldwalker Games, is a procedurally-generated storytelling RPG featuring turn-based combat with endless amounts of customization and decisions for you to make for your characters. You create characters that start out as farmers, but they end up as different variations of warriors, hunters, and mystics. Each character ends up with their own story decided by you, and the cool part about Wildermyth is when you start new story chapters you’re older characters (legacy characters) can appear in the story and they will carry their legacies in the new chapters. This is definitely an indie RPG game that should not be overlooked at all. I’m enjoying my time with it so far.
Release Date: June 15, 2021 (OUT NOW)
Wildermyth on Steam
(PC, Switch, Android, iOS, Xbox Game Pass)
Townscaper, developed by Oskar Stålberg, is a fairly simple and easy to use town building game. It’s not really a “game” because there is no way to fail and no objectives. You can create houses with different colors and more land space by simply left clicking and right clicking with your mouse. You can also adjust the lighting and shadows if you wish. After you’ve made your town you can save the screenshot to share with other people. This is very relaxing and anyone can play this.
Everhood, developed by Chris Nordgren, is a game that mixes music battles with storytelling for a very rich RPG experience. This gives off very similar vibes to one of my previous favorite games, Undertale, that mixed different battle styles and decision making with memorable characters. The soundtrack is very appealing and helps bring life to the very retro pixel graphics art style. Don’t count out games with pixel graphics because the storytelling can sometimes be amazing.
Release Date: March 4, 2021 (OUT NOW)
Everhood on Steam
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
(PC, PS5, PS4, Switch)
Chicory: A Colorful Tale, developed by Greg Lobanov (and others), is an adventure game that uses painting with colors to help explore and solve puzzles. I played the demo of this about two years ago and I enjoyed what I played. Greg Lobanov is also the developer of my favorite game in 2018, Wandersong, so I have high hopes for this. The puzzles I did play in the demo were interesting enough that it sets this game apart. I can’t wait to play this very soon.
Release Date: June 10, 2021 (OUT NOW)
Chicory: A Colorful Tale on Steam
(PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass)
Cyber Shadow, developed by Aarne "MekaSkull" Hunziker, is a retro 2D platformer that somewhat resembles an old ninja game, Ninja Gaiden. Playing as Shadow, you set out to find out what started the world’s ruin as you battle many bosses and gain new skills and abilities. This is definitely one of the more tougher platformers, so don’t expect a cakewalk. The soundtrack also sounds very old school and retro, something I personally don’t mind.
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Kickstarter Spotlight: Fall For You
Fall For You, developed by Shazy Soft, is a rhythm-based roguelike game set in the underworld while competing in a game show against other damned souls. I selected this as part of my Kickstarter Spotlight because I like the visual style and concept. Rhythm part of the game does seem to be implemented a little bit differently than games we know of already. I’m very curious to see how this one turns out. Check out the Kickstarter and judge for yourself.
Release Date: April 2022
As of this writing: $2,827 pledged of $5,000 goal
ENDS Sat, January 1 2022 3:00 AM EST.
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of the Kickstarter, nor am I affiliated with the developers. Pledge at your own risk.
Rhythm Doctor - Gameplay Overview
Rhythm Doctor is a game that I’ve been following in 2021. You play as a doctor that has to follow the heartbeat of your patients to save them. As you can hear in the trailer, the soundtrack is high quality. The game also features multiplayer and a level editor to create and share your own levels. I’m eager to play this, but I’m waiting for the full version.
Version 1.0 Release Date: 2022 (PC, Switch)
Rhythm Doctor on Steam
Ecosystem - Gameplay Trailer
Ecosystem is a game I recently discovered and felt I had to share the trailer of this interesting game. You can create your own ecosystem that also creates new creatures and traits in a simulation. After you’ve created a creature you can save it for later and even upload it for other players to use and introduce into their ecosystems. This is currently in Steam Early Access, but a demo is available to play. I’ll be keeping an eye on this game and will definitely play the demo in early 2022.
Version 1.0 Release Date: 2022 (PC)
Ecosystem on Steam
What to Expect in Issue #13:
Indie Game Discovery Roundup (5 Games)
Issue #13 will feature games in the Indie Game Discovery Roundup that were released earlier in the year prior to the newsletter starting up. (Again)
My special issue discussing my favorite games of 2021 will be sent in two weeks. My top 3 games will be ranked, plus I’ll discuss all of the other games I enjoyed in 2021. Andre’s Gaming Odds & Ends Issue #3 will be very soon after my favorite games issue.
The Steam Winter sale is currently going on until early January. The Epic Games Store also has a sale going on that includes a $10 coupon for every purchase of $14.99 or above. If you’re looking for good games you can check out my game recommendations (Over 50 Games!) that date back as far as ten years ago.
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