February 14, 2017 12:03 PM | Thomas Faust
Into The Breach
Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | Release TBA
From developer Subset Games: "The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat." Follow-up title to FTL? Music by Ben Prunty? Mechas fighting giant alien bugs? Hot damn.
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!
Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | Available now
From developer Daylight Studios: "Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?! is a space adventure game with management elements and turn-based combat. Befriend all manner of space creatures and engage in epic battles with Space Pirates and Intergalactic Veggies."
From developer napalmtree: "Tied Together is a game about 4 players which have to escape, but there is one catch, they are tied together by a rope. Because of this rope, players are totally dependent on each other. For example: If someone falls in the lava, most likely everybody will fall in the lava. If someone doesn't jump, they will fail the jump because the rope is too short."
Windows, OSX, Linux | $9.99 | Available now
From developer Minor Key Games: "Gunmetal Arcadia features roguelite platformer action and world-class CRT simulation technology that evokes the aesthetics of past generations." We wrote about the prequel here.
Windows, OSX | $TBA | 2017
From developer Space Mace: "Joggernauts is a cooperative party platformer for 2-4 players featuring tandem jogging puzzles, teleportation swaps, and yelling colors at your friends. Take turns leading your team through deceptively difficult color-coded levels. Help the interstellar high school track and field team find all of their missing trophies and collect all the shmirbul orbs."
From developer James Biddulph: "The Botanist is an optimistic game about growing plants, where every word in the world is a seed that grows a unique plant. It aims to bring people together through gardening."
Tormentor X Punisher
Windows, OSX | $TBA | 2017
From developer e-studio: "Tormentor X Punisher is a brutal, top-down twin stick shooter where the goal is to survive and get the highest of scores. Reload your machine gun by firing your shotgun." Now that's a good feature.
Edge of Eternity
Windows, OSX, Linux, PS4, Xbox One | $TBA | Q1 2018
Made by a small team of six developers, Edge of Eternity attempts to fuse Eastern and Western roleplaying influences into one epic package. I played an early build last summer and the game looks promising. Definitely one to watch for friends of the JRPG.
Holobunnies: Pause Café
Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | March 22, 2017
Intended as a sort of appetizer before the full Holobunnies experience hits soon(ish), Pause Café features three different mini-games in one neat package. Fight your friends in an exciting two-player brawler, take on old-school boss battles challenges, and help Kitcat find its way to the Holobunnies in the runner mode.
Windows, OSX, Linux | $10 | February 15,2017
From developer Kayabros: "Our homeland is currently a chaotic place [...], so we left our homeland until things are better, which has been an inspiration for some themes of Soul Searching." Inspirations include Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series and movies like Life of Pi.