Our Most Anticipated Indie Games and ID@Xbox titles for 2017!
One thing we learned from last year is that we love indie games! In past years, we were only drawn to the big budget titles but last year we found some great indie games.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
This highly fancied stealth-and-puzzle adventure from Swedish outfit Tarsier Studios has a very specific aesthetic and a vibe that would feel right at home in the dark, quirky mind of someone like Tim Burton. It's a side-scrolling escape game, featuring a kidnapped girl. Characters are exaggerated in their features; the world is gloomy and filled with grotesque creatures.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State. Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the family members themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. It's a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.
You'll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she's the last Finch left alive.
The Long Journey Home
Platforms: PC first Playstoion 4, Xbox One
The Long Journey Home is a Space Exploration RPG that combines the best of classic space adventures like Starflight and Star Control II with the replayability of modern roguelikes, in a procedurally generated, endlessly surprising living universe inspired by beloved modern Science Fiction shows like Farscape and Firefly.
Your goal: to find the way back to Earth. An accident during humanity’s first jump drive test has catapulted you and your crew to the other side of the galaxy, and the only way home is through. Lead your crew as you explore new worlds in search of allies and support. Face searing storms and deadly gravity as you plunder alien worlds for their secrets and technology. Befriend alien races and earn their trust. Keep your people alive.
Knights and Bikes
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4
Knights and Bikes is a co-op or single player action adventure game from us! "Us" being Rex Crowle (Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet) and Moo Yu (LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet & Clank). And we'll be joined by additional collaborators that we know and trust, like "Audio Daredevil" Kenny Young (Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet) and composer Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, The Man from UNCLE, LittleBigPlanet). And hopefully we'll be joined by you as well!
Inspired by games like Earthbound and Secret of Mana and films such as The Goonies, we would like to take these, along with of our favorite childhood memories, and channel it all through our years of experience making games.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Steam). It will be hitting the stores early 2017.
Blackwood Crossing is a single-player, story-driven adventure game. An intriguing tale exploring the relationship of Scarlett and Finn, two siblings who are growing apart. When their paths cross with a ghostly figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a haunting adventure of love, death and magic.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Steam),Switch
RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Players must use their wits to decipher the challenges and secrets of an expansive world strewn with rugged terrain, wild creatures and the crumbling ruins of a long-forgotten civilization. With subtle narrative, colorful artwork and a sweeping score, RiME offers players a meaningful journey filled with discovery.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
ontnod Entertainment's new action RPG Vampyr today unveils a new cinematic trailer depicting the legends and tales of its mysterious protagonist, Dr Jonathan Reid. Set in 1918 London during a deadly bout of the Spanish Flu that left London's alleys and promenade's wailing in agony, Dr Reid awakes having arrived home from serving in the Great War with a deathly new ailment: vampirism. A Doctor, Reid considers his affliction another disease. As he tries to understand and to live with it, he desperately tries to continue his life as a doctor, helping those stricken with flu.
Watch today's trailer to hear whispers in the night from Vampyr's many citizens - each with their own names, back stories, and daily lives. When Vampyr releases in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, it will be you who decides whether to shrug off his ghoulish reputation, or lay waste to London's already troubled streets.
In Vampyr, every citizen killed will affect London's safety. From shop closures to missing kin, the act of killing is unavoidable, but who you kill, and how, is in your hands. Every civilian can be killed, or saved - but as hordes of vampire hunters prowl the streets, growing strong on the blood of the weak will be ever more tempting.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Vane is an atmospheric adventure about unraveling the secrets of an unknown land, finding your place in it, and pulling at the threads of the world to make a change. The shifting sands glimmer with meaning, ancient ruins resonate with power, but in the distance a billowing threat looms. Find your way.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
From the creators of the acclaimed Gone Home indie gem comes Tacoma, a game that places you on the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma as you unravel the story of Amy Ferrier’s first day.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Simple colorful beautiful art, opening its a peaceful game like journey and abzu
AER is an upcoming adventure game with a unique cell-shaded art style. In the game, you’ll play as a girl who can turn into a bird to fly around the world of floating islands to behold secrets. Forgotten Key, the devs, have placed a heavy emphasis on storytelling through exploration.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
From a veteran development team that includes the developers of BioShock, BioShock Infinite, and Dead Spacecomes Perception, a first person narrative game. Your character sees using echolocation, with every sound creating its own unique visual.
Platforms: PC first later and Xbox and PlayStation 4
P.A.M.E.L.A. is an open-world, utopian survival horror game coming to PC in 2016. Get more info at http://www.pamelagame.com.
Explore and survive in a Utopian future, ravaged by humanity's misguided pursuit of perfection. With the help of an enigmatic ally, scavenge, discover and fight for your life on Eden, a floating monolith of a dead civilization.
SURVIVE - Eat, sleep, and find shelter in a strange and unforgiving world.
DISCOVER - Unveil the tragic mysteries that lie within the walls of Eden.
SCAVENGE - Find supplies and equipment before someone else does.
BUILD - Utilize advanced technology to construct and fortify your own safe haven.
FIGHT - Wield a wide array of advanced equipment and weaponry to defend yourself against Eden's residents
Independent AAA Title
Hellblade: Sanua’s Sacrifice
Platforms: Playstation 4
An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.
Source http://www.hellblade.com / Playstation
This list will evolve in the coming months. It is super tough to find info on smaller games. Do you know of one we missed and might like? Add it in the comments below and we will check it out!