Promising Indie Game Releases – September 2021 – Nimble spiders, deadly ninjas and skateboarding birds

Gare – Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:41 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s September 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.

Webbed

If it looks like a spider, acts like a spider and swings like a spider – then it probably is a spider. And now you can be one, too. Webbed is an adorably pixelated action-adventure that puts you in the shoes of a tiny eight-legged hero on a quest to save her boyfriend from a bird. If swinging between trees – Bionic Commando-style – is what’s been missing from your life, Webbed is probably the game you’re looking for.


Flynn: Son of Crimson

Sporting some truly gorgeous pixel art, Flynn: Son of Crimson has you embark on a journey of „discovery and redemption” – become the lone hero Flynn and wield an arsenal of mystical weapons – swords, claws, axes and magics – in a brave and bold attempt to defeat the menacing Scourge and save your homeland of Rosantica.


NYKRA

NYKRA is a game that looks wonderful and intriguing, and while I’m not entirely sure what it’s going to be about, I’m more than eager to find out. Described as “a story about life, love, discovery, and confusion”, its heavily narrative-driven adventure appears to promise a journey across strange, colorful, and highly alien-looking worlds – and that absolutely sounds like my kind of thing.


Lake

The last time I wrote about Lake, I described it as Deadly Premonition if you took out the horror and replaced it with chill, 80s vibes and the mundane yet relaxing task of delivering mail to the residents of a sleepy little town. I doubt there will be many explosions or even high-octane action sequences in Lake (it’s most certainly not that kind of game), but it does look like it’ll offer a sufficiently soothing experience for those wishing to kick back, relax and… deliver some mail.


Tails of Iron

A Soulslike action-RPG with brutally challenging combat and a storyline narrated by Doug Cockle of The Witcher fame, Tails of Iron chronicles a war between rats and frogs in a harsh, medieval world where survival is absolutely not guaranteed. Parry, slash and dodge-roll your way to victory as you defeat toad after toad, but remember – you’re never truly safe.


SkateBIRD

So, this is a game about skateboarding birds. Let me repeat that real quick – this is a game about skateboarding birds. Honestly, if that alone won’t pique your interest in SkateBIRD, then nothing will. Seriously, though – just look at it. It’s got skateboarding birds.


Kena: Bridge of Spirits

An action-adventure with lush and colorful visuals, Kena: Bridge of Spirits follows the story of a young spirit guide who travels to an isolated forest village and helps lost spirits make the journey to the spirit world.


Aragami 2

A sequel to 2016’s surprisingly fun sleeper hit, Aragami 2 will once again take you to the shadowy world of stealth and tactical combat – except this time, you can involve up to 3 players in co-op. What’s deadlier than two ninjas? Well, three ninjas. It only makes sense.


Aeon Drive

Described by its developers as a fast-paced action-platformer with a speedrunning twist, Aeon Drive stars a young space ranger from another dimension who ends up crash-landing in the colorful cyberpunk city of Neo Barcelona, and must find a way home – but not before saving the city itself from destruction.


Gamedec

Would you like to be a detective? And how about a detective that investigates virtual worlds? Sounds even better, right? Because that’s precisely what Gamedec offers – taking place in the distant, cyberpunk future of the 22nd century, Gamedec emulates classic tabletop RPGs by allowing you to freely solve futuristic crimes in any way you see fit – and it won’t even judge you for it. Neat.


Eastward

Set in a world devastated by a toxic miasma, the story of Eastward follows John and Sam – a rugged miner and a young girl – as they escape from the subterranean city of Sandfill and head for the surface in hopes of finding a new life for themselves – well, what they do find is tons of adventure, plenty of unique locations and a colorful cast of quirky characters to befriend.


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 October 2021!

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