Promising Indie Releases – January 2021

Gare – Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:27 PM
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Happy New Year! Welcome to GTOGG’s January 2021 edition of Promising Indie 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.

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

Ender Lilies, a dark fantasy action-RPG with jaw-dropping visuals, invites you to a world consumed by a supernatural rain that’s turned humans into vicious undead creatures – as the story begins, you step into the role of Lily, a priestess capable purifying the dead, and take off on a journey to put an end to the curse that’s ravaged your homeland.



King Arthur: Knight's Tale

And while we’re on the topic of the undead, why not mention King Arthur: Knight’s Tale? In this unique mix of tactical games, character-centric RPGs and Arthurian legends, King Arthur and his rival Mordred engage in a fateful battle that culminates in their deaths – however, they both end up getting resurrected. This is only the beginning of your journey, though, as The Lady of the Lake entrusts you, Mordred, with a monumental task: slay King Arthur again and save Albion before it’s too late.



Encodya

Encodya is a cyberpunk point & click adventure game inspired by the setting and atmosphere of Blade Runner, the humor of Monkey Island and the endless charm of Studio Ghibli movies; set in the futuristic, dystopian metropolis of Neo Berlin, the game centers around a young orphan girl and her protective robot as they go on an adventure “to save the world from grayness”.



Wigmund: The Return of the Hidden Knights

Inspired by Anglo-Saxon and Celtic culture, Wigmund is shaping up to be grand old adventure in a lushly detailed medieval world that offers action, puzzles and plot in equal measure. It also hopes to break away from simplistic, one-click mechanics by getting players a bit more involved in the action – your mouse essentially becomes your sword, and allows you to perform attacks by various mouse gestures. Color me intrigued.



Skul: The Hero Slayer

The armies of humanity have defeated the demons and taken them prisoner – normally, this would call for a celebration, but in Skul: The Hero Slayer, you’re actually on the demons’ side. As a tiny skeleton warrior and the only survivor of humanity’s onslaught, it’s up to you to take the fight to them and rescue your fellow demons. Skul: The Hero Slayer released via Early Access last year and will be celebrating its official launch later this month – it’s worth noting that aside from a variety of additional content, the 1.0 version will also include the final two chapters of the story campaign.



Sword of the Necromancer

What’s better than slaying monsters in a dungeon? Reviving said monsters to be used as allies, of course. Which is what Sword of the Necromancer is all about – by recruiting all sorts of enemies, you’re able to essentially use their unique abilities for yourself. What’s not to like about that?



Cyber Shadow

Relive the glory days of hardcore NES platformers with Cyber Shadow, a ninja action game forged in the fires of true 80s nostalgia. Tight controls? Check. A lineup of challenging bosses? Check. Oldschool 8-bit visuals and a retro soundtrack? Check and check. Now go out there and slay some evil robots in style! You know you want to.

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