Promising Indie Releases – October 2020

Gare – Friday, October 2, 2020 4:31 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s October 2020 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.

Amnesia: Rebirth

A game that likely needs no introduction, Amnesia: Rebirth is developer Frictional Games’ latest entry in the legendary first-person horror franchise. True to its title, the game centers around an amnesiac protagonist who wakes up in the Algerian desert and must uncover the secrets of her past while she’s being haunted by unspeakably horrid creatures.



Remothered: Broken Porcelain

As a follow-up to Remothered: Tormented Fathers, Broken Porcelain will once again attempt to terrify would-be players, except this time, there’s a new protagonist and a new location to explore, along with a host of new dangers to avoid. In Broken Porcelain, you’ll make your way through the halls of the Ashman Inn while trying not to get killed by its various psychotic inhabitants – and if what we’ve seen so far of the game is any indication, it won’t be an easy task. Good luck, though!



Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

As its title suggests, Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials features two very specific things – a bat and a barbarian. And in case you’re wondering… you’ll be playing as the latter. Having recently fallen into an eldritch abyss, you now have a set of very simple goals to accomplish: solve puzzles, fend off vicious creatures and get out alive. Okay, so maybe scratch the “simple” part. They are goals, nonetheless. But don’t worry, you’ll have a glowing bat to help you. If that doesn’t inspire confidence, I don’t know what will.



Kohate

Kohate, a sci-fi horror game created by Our Secret Below developer DarkStone Digital, starts with our unlucky protagonist being sold off at an auction to a corporation called BioMass Labs, who then force him to participate in a scientific experiment taking place at a mysterious research facility. Here’s the catch, though – there’s a mutated abomination in there with you, and it’s not happy to see you, to say the least.



Raji: An Ancient Epic

After her brother is kidnapped by supernatural forces, a brave Indian girl by the name of Raji takes it into her own hands to rescue him – and just like that, a grand exotic adventure begins, inspired in large part by early 2000s classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.



Fallen Angel

Described by its creators as “a symphony of pixel art and demon-fuelled action”, Fallen Angel is a 2D action-adventure where you step into the role of Lucifer himself as he invades the realms of Heaven in his quest for vengeance. Yeah, I don’t think it gets any more demonic than that, and the pixel art looks lovely as well. I like it when games know how to describe themselves properly.



Ghostrunner

What happens when a post-apocalyptic sci-fi dystopia meets a relentless cyber samurai? Well, lots of bad guys get sliced to bits is what happens. Ghostrunner mixes parkour-centric level design with katana-centric melee combat, resulting in a fast-paced cyberpunk adventure that’s sure to get your adrenaline running.



Crown Trick

Crown Trick is a turn-based roguelike RPG with procedurally generated dungeons that places a heavy emphasis on strategy. The world only moves when you do, meaning you’ll have all the time in the world to plan out each of your moves and cook up the best strategy to prevail – which includes making clever use of the elements as well, such as throwing fire on oil, or using lightning to electrocute water. Get creative!



Hellseed: Chapter 1

Taking place in Italy during the early 1980s, Hellseed puts you in the shoes of a detective investigating the disappearance of a doctor. To find clues, you visit the doctor’s former residence… and then all sorts of creepy, unsettling things start happening – as one would rightfully expect from a game called Hellseed.



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