dadbythesword.pngThis week's trailer roundup only has seven trailers. They include a couple of interesting shooters, a swordplay game with tactical decapitation action, and a strategic seafaring game set after the events of Moby Dick.

Anna's Quest
Windows, Mac | $TBA | July 2, 2015

From the developer: "In a land far, far away lives a brave young girl called Anna. She lives a peaceful life in the forest with her grandfather, until a mysterious illness befalls him. And so Anna ventures forth to find a cure for him, but this world is a much more dangerous and bizarre place than she'd thought: putting her journey to a sudden end, the witch Winfriede kidnaps Anna to use her for an experiment."

Dad By The Sword
Windows, Mac, Linux | $20 | Late 2015/Early 2016

This game looks like it's going to be an excellent first-person sword fighting game. The trailer itself is also just fantastic.

Hue Ball
iOS | Free ($2 ad removal) | Available now

From developer Unept: "Hue Ball is a chill-yet-challenging tap-to-shoot game with an intriguing mix of pinball, shuffle board, and bubble shooters. Also colors. And skulls."

Legends of Fire & Steel
Windows, Mac, Tablets | $15+ | November 2015 | Kickstarter

From developer Boomzap Entertainment: "Legends of Fire & Steel is a strategy game designed... [to have] the feel of a large, epic strategy game like Civilization, Crusader Kings 2, or Heroes of Might and Magic, but with the shorter playtime and simple controls of a game like Risk, Lux, or FTL. A game that is easy to learn, fast to play, but which offers enough choice to make it interesting to play over and over again."

Nantucket
Windows | $TBA | Sometime 2015

From developer Picaresque Studio: "Set a few years after the story of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, Nantucket is a seafaring strategy game that thrusts players into the tortured life of Ishmael as he comes to grips with being the sole survivor of both the wreck of the Pequod and the wrath of Ahab. Players will have to explore the seven seas, manage their ship and crew, hunt whales and immerse in a living world, dealing with hundreds of unique events."

Polychromatic
Windows 10, Xbox One | $TBA | Summer 2015

This is a twin-stick shooter with physics in a small arena. It has a simple and uncommon aesthetic for the genre.

Shipwrecked Shambles
iOS, Android |

XII Zeal
Windows | $12 | Available now

Japanese indie developer Triangle Service specializes in shoot 'em ups. This is their first game to hit PC, bringing with it their trademark mechanic: twitch movements side to side cause bullets to shoot sideways out of the aircraft.