Promising Indie Game Releases – October 2021 – It’s raining cats and dogs and zombies

Gare – Friday, October 1, 2021 7:03 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s October 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.

The Good Life

Born from the mind of SWERY, the Japanese game director most well-known for his work on Deadly Premonition, The Good Life stars Naomi Hayward, a New York reporter who travels to the tiny English town of Rainy Woods in order to expose all its secrets – and hopefully repay her ever-mounting debt. And what’s Rainy Woods’ secret, you may ask? Well, the townsfolk turn into cats and dogs at night, for starters. Yup, you heard me right.

They Always Run

Play as Aidan, a three-armed mutant hell-bent on hunting down the biggest, meanest bounties the galaxy has to offer, and become a true daredevil who dodges, slices and leaps across the battlefield like someone out of a Matrix movie – promising a mixture of high-octane action and an intriguing, twist-laden narrative, They Always Run is certainly shaping up to be the one of the coolest indie releases of October.

The Unliving

In a world ravaged by chaos, take up the role of a mighty Necromancer and make the world of the living bend before your will. An action-RPG roguelike with gorgeous pixel art, The Unliving will have you start a march of conquest across procedurally generated levels as you slaughter valiant heroes and bring them back from the dead to serve you as shambling corpses in your ever-growing army of the dead.

Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2

An action-RPG with heavy Lovecraftian influences (I mean, it’s even in the title!), Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 makes you dive head-first into yet another adventure of cosmic proportions. Set out alone or in co-op with a friend and choose from an expanded roster of heroes to slaughter your way through various beasties from the famed Cthulhu Mythos.

Sunshine Manor

A prequel to 2016’s Camp Sunshine, Sunshine Manor stars Ada, a girl who ends up having to spend the night in a mysterious mansion on a dare… and meets all sorts of ghosts and monsters inside. The nostalgic, 8-bit look of the game, along with its decidedly 80s-inspired soundtrack should make this one a solid pick for any retro enthusiast craving for some chills and thrills during this year’s Halloween season.

Forgive Me Father

Combining a vivid, comic book-inspired art style with the dark and hopeless mood of H.P. Lovecraft’s novellas, Forgive Me Father is an FPS that harkens back to the golden age of 1990s shooters, with tons of enemies to slaughter, non-regenerating health, power-ups and non-stop action. The question is: are you ready for it?

Okinawa Rush

Imagine it, if you will – you’re a kid in the 90s, and you go to your nearest arcade. What’s the kind of game you’d expect to see there? That’s right. This kind of game. Okinawa Rush is lovingly crafted to be something straight out of many people’s childhoods, pitting its powerful heroes against hordes of ninjas and demons either in single player, or local 2-player co-op. Let the rush begin!

Sands of Aura

In a land of perpetual nights and endless seas of sand, you are one of the remaining few who still fight against the evil armies that corrupt the world. Mixing a bit of Diablo with some Souls-inspired combat, Sands of Aura looks like it could be just the right game for fans of dark, unforgiving worlds and oodles of challenge.

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 November 2021!


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