Updated: Dec 27, 2020
THE MOST INCREDIBLE INDIEGAMES OF AUGUST 2020
It has, once again, been a strong month for IndieGames of all types, and I can say it has been incredibly fun to play all of these and write the reviews for them.
In the coming days, I will be posting my reviews for each one of these incredible IndieGames and linking them back to here. Can't wait to read them? No problem, they can already be found in my monthly magazine The DIG.
Hope this helps you find that itch you’ve been scratching, there are gems enough for everyone.
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
You should absolutely ignore my recommendation to not play what is obviously not a game. There is no fun to be had, letters are constantly falling everywhere, you will find yourself fighting with glitches and trying to keep everything together.
In fact, pick up a book, there are so many amazing books out there that won't argue with you and tell you what to do.
My favourite Rogue-Likes are those that let me stack stats. Let me become almighty and powerful.
We need to be challenged eventually, so in this 1.0 version, you can stack hexes and give yourself a challenge worth bragging about. Even with extra items, a journal update and several performance tweaks, there are many more updates to come. The Devs have said that it is a finished product, but more surprises are in store as they continue to work on it.
Travelling the world of Metamorphosis and absorbing the lore and characters I meet has been an enjoyable experience. From the point of view you are playing at, and the absurdity found within the narrative and art design, this is one strange journey.
Your best friend is accused of a crime he doesn’t know, and you’ve transformed into a bug... What a day.
*FREE DEMO AVAILABLE*
So you have no excuses you can't let your imagination run wild. Create cardboard characters, enemies, design dungeons for others to play in, and all kinds of mayhem.
I can not wait to see, not only what the Devs have made for us, but also what the community will make with the tools provided for them.
At your fingertips, there is chaos or a casual romp through the dungeons. Delightful
Kill It With Fire
First off, I would like to apologise to anyone with a fear of spiders, for placing one right in the middle of this article (no, don’t look at it!).
But, as the title implies, you can use any means of destruction to destroy these eight-legged creatures.
I myself am not bothered by spiders, but the cathartic release of running around the house with a lighter and hairspray is unlike anything, all without worrying about the destruction of your home in the process.
*FREE DEMO AVAILABLE*
Yes, that's right, you can start your very own Jurassic Park this minute. Don't miss out!
Of all the releases this month, Parkasaurus is the baby for me. I had only discovered it recently thanks to an article by Gideon’sGaming, in which he talked about his most anticipated releases of August, so thank you.
Hope you have insurance before playing, the puzzles designed here WILL send you into a rage. The good kind... is there a good kind?
Besides the challenging puzzles, there are memories to collect, of a dark past full of secrets. Although animated sparingly in the scene cuts, the visuals are beautiful and paint an engrossing story about a mother-daughter relationship amidst a trying time.
In the simplest terms, you manage a hotel for spirits in the afterlife. Kind of like Spirited Away, except once they leave they don’t come back. It is your job to make sure their stay is comfortable, that they have a nice room, fed regularly and given as many hugs as possibly allowed. But, your most important responsibility is to help each of your guests feel ready before saying the final goodbye.
I found myself laughing start to finish, but what makes these developers unique is the creative genius behind the puzzles. They are so well designed, and evolve in complexity as you progress. Not only do they provide a challenge, but fit well as part of the personality of the game.
*FREE DEMO AVAILABLE*
Bundled into a short little gem called Inmost is a chilling and intimate story of loss and hope. It has that unique vibe in the art and atmosphere.
This is not a long game, and the devs have purposefully said, within the description, it is intended to be played and finished in a single sitting.
The Last Campfire
A captivating story told through stunning art and melodic music. Experience a storybook journey in search of a home for you and all the other little Embers. On the way, offer words of hope and a kind ear to those that are Forlorn, puzzling out their insecurities (literally).
Meet peculiar characters along the way as you learn where the last campfire is to be found.