This week in indie games: we fight on motorcycles, steal animals, serve up cyberpunk drinks, transform into a dragon, reverse gravity and more!
Much discussion is being made of the microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront II, but thankfully, we have a whole bunch of wonderful indie games without any microtransactions! Err, we think, any way. Have a look!
Ittle Dew 2+ (14th November on Switch)
Ittle and Tippsie are back in Ittle Dew 2+, an enhanced port of the sequel to the excellent Ittle Dew. In this streamlined Zelda-like action adventure, you can master four weapons and tackle dungeons in any order, as you explore yet another island full of mysteries and dangers.
Rime (14th November on Switch)
Developer: Tequila Works
Publisher: Grey Box
Rime comes from the developers of Deadlight and The Sexy Brutale, but make no mistake, this game is closest to the PS2 classic Ico. You play the role of a young boy washed ashore on an abandoned island. As he explores the place, he uncovers the mysteries that lie within.
VA-11 HALL-A (14th November on PS Vita)
Developer: Sukeban Games, Wolfgame
Cyberpunk bartending waifu action has made it to the PS Vita! VA-11 HALL-A was one of the more notable indie games of last year, and now it’s making its way to a console for the first time. Serve up cyberpunk drinks to your bar patrons and learn more about their dystopian lives. Find out more in our coverage of the game.
Road Rage (14th November on PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Developer: Team 6
Publisher: Maximum Games
Who would’ve thought that this year, we’ll get not one but two spiritual successors to Road Rash? Road Rage has the same classic formula of having you drive fast motorcycles while bashing people’s skulls with weapons of your choice. If you’re looking for a Road Rash successor, also have a look at Road Redemption.
Oure (15th November on PC)
Developer: Heavy Spectrum Limited
Publisher: Heavy Spectrum Limited
Oure surprised us with its elegance when it was released in tandem on the PS4 with its debut showing at the Paris Games Week. Now, it’s headed to the PC. Play as an outcast child with the ability to transform into a dragon in this strictly non-violent adventure, where you explore a world and reawaken the ‘Titans’ of a lost civilisation.
Tower 57 (16th November on PC, Mac)
Publisher: 11 bit studios
Tower 57 is a co-op-heavy twin-stick shooter set in a dieselpunk world where civilisation has retreated into megatowers. You play as an adventurer exploring the mysterious Tower 57, where you will come face-to-face with more dangers than you bargained for.
RIVE: Ultimate Edition (17th November on Switch)
Developer: Two Tribes
Publisher: Two Tribes Publishing
RIVE: Ultimate Edition is the… well, ultimate edition of one of the most fast-paced and chaotic platformer-shooters out there. You can even hack robots to assist you in battle, and there are some truly intimidating boss fights in here as well.
VVVVVV (17th November on Switch)
Developer: Terry Cavanagh
VVVVVV is something of a modern indie classic, so of course it needs to come out on the Switch! In this lo-fi platforming adventure, you go through challenging-but-fair rooms with the aid of your ability to reverse gravity. Will you find all your spaceship crew members on the hostile planet you’ve found yourself on? Learn more about the game in our previous coverage.
Uurnog Uurnlimited (17th November on PC, Mac)
Developer: Nifflas Games
Publisher: Raw Fury
In Uurnog Uurnlimited (strange name, isn’t it?), your goal is to explore a wacky world and to steal all the animals in it. Don’t ask why. The game can be played both solo and in co-op and it looks like a positively nutty time.
Qbik (18th November on PC, Mac, Linux)
In Qbik, you play as a cube with an eye. Your goal is to navigate the trap-filled caves and eat the yellow blocks. Being a puzzle game, you can expect your task to be brain-teasingly challenging.
- 14 Nov – Far from Noise (PC, Mac)
- 14 Nov – Thy Sword (PC)
- 15 Nov – Jump Gunners (PC, Mac, Linux)
- 16 Nov – Antiquia Lost (Switch)
- 16 Nov – Sparc (PC; HTC Vive, Oculus Rift)
- 17 Nov – Green Game: TimeSwapper (Switch)
- 17 Nov – Akuatica: Turtle Racing (Xbox One)
- 17 Nov – Xenoraid (Switch)
- 17 Nov – Megaton Rainfall (PC)
- 17 Nov – John, The Zombie (PC)