Promising Indie Game Releases – August 2021 – Nostalgic RPGs, Slavic myths and rotating worlds

Gare – Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:18 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s August 2021 edition of Promising Indie Game Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

In any case, let’s get right down to it.

Death Trash

Outcast from society and thrown into a post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by death, strange locals and, uh… meat, you’re forced to fend for yourself, but hey, it’s not all bad. Death Trash is an RPG through and through, allowing you to live out your post-apoc dreams however you see fit, regardless of whether that involves exploring ancient ruins for loot or, you know… sneaking into homes and bludgeoning people to death for their belongings. Do whatever you want, we’re not judging.


Dreamscaper

The land of dreams awaits – quite literally. In Dreamscaper, you spend your nights delving into your own subconscious, battling it out against your own inner demons and negative emotions (again, literally), while during the day, you spend some quality time with your friends and neighbors to learn about their stories. An intriguing double life, if I do say so myself.


Black Book

A dark fantasy RPG focused on deckbuilding and tactical card-based combat, Black Book stars a young sorceress by the name of Vasilisa who goes on a perilous journey to revive her deceased lover with the help of the forbidden Black Book. The game was heavily inspired by Slavic folklore and mythology, lending it a uniquely dark and moody look.


Greak: Memories of Azur

A side-scrolling puzzle platformer with lovely visuals, Greak: Memories of Azur tells the tale of three siblings hoping to build an airship in order to escape the danger-riddled lands of Azur. Each of the three siblings comes with their own unique traits and abilities that you’ll very much need to tap into if you hope to overcome the various dangers – and puzzles – the game will undoubtedly throw at you. Here’s to teamwork!


Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

Hey you, Person In Your Mid-30s or Possibly 40s! Did you enjoy Baldur’s Gate back in the day? Would you like a game just like it? If so, Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness (conveniently but probably not coincidentally abbreviated to BG) is for you: an isometric RPG inspired by Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, it promises epic adventures, memorable characters and an all-too-familiar real-time battle system with pause. Let the nostalgia flow through you.


SYNTHETIK 2

A sequel to SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising, SYNTHETIK 2 will offer the same relentless roguelike cyber-action you came to love in the original, except now it looks quite a bit prettier. But the rest will most likely be a similarly thrilling experience, with tough-as-nails bosses, randomized challenges and a whole arsenal of guns that always seem to get jammed at the worst possible time. Yeah, we’ve probably all been there.


Tetragon

When in doubt, turn the whole world on its head! Employing that mentality (probably), Tetragon is a puzzle game that actually lets you manipulate gravity itself – and by continuing to twist and turn the world like it was some stubborn Rubik cube, you open up entirely new possibilities. Sky’s the limit!


And that’s our list for now! Did you discover a new indie game to look forward to? Well, we hope you did. In any case, don’t forget to check back in about a month for our next episode, where we’ll be taking a look at the indie games of September 2021!

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