Indie Game Releases of the Week: 25th November to 1st December 2019
24 Nov, 2019
This week in indie games, we have the beat-em-up Story of a Gladiator, top-down shooter Dangerous Blaster, puzzler Nuvavult, and more.
It’s a fairly quiet week for indie releases, but that doesn’t put a break on the imaginations of developers from across the world. This time, we’re highlighting some really under-the-radar titles that include a perspective-altering puzzler, a gladiatorial beat-em-up, a shooter where your weapon itself is the biggest threat, a horror game that hearkens back to the classics, and also one mischievous ferret. Be sure to the check the “Other Indie Releases” section below for some big ports coming to consoles.
Nuvavult (25th November on PC, Mac, Linux)
Nuvavult comes from enigmatic dev Mim Hufford, and it’s a perspective-altering puzzle game. It looks like a 2D platformer, but then things get… less flat.
Story of a Gladiator (27th November on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Story of a Gladiator comes from British developer Brain Seal, and it has you playing as a gladiator in search of his destiny in the Colosseum of the Roman Empire. The game plays as a beat-em-up in which you’ll combat many foes in the gladiatorial arena, and there’s a roguelike mode available as well, if you’d to get really dicey.
Widget Satchel (27th November on PC, Mac, Linux, Switch)
Widget Satchel has you playing as Sprocket the Ferret as it escapes from its playpen on a space station. Expect a lot of cute mischief, and also puzzles and collectibles in a Metroidvania level design set-up. You can also wear lots of different socks. Take that, Team Fortress 2!
Fear the Dark Unknown (29th November on PC)
Fear the Dark Unknown is a horror game that’s inspired by classics from the 1990s, complete with two protagonists and a fixed camera system. As you explore the sinister Beresford Mansion, you’ll have to be careful how you use your health kits and bullets, all while surviving the horror of a malevolent presence (dare we say… an evil resident?).
Dangerous Blaster (29th November on PC)
Dangerous Blaster comes from Juicy Frog, and it’s an arena shooter with a twist: if you miss, your shot will bounce off the wall and become a threat of its own. To wrack up a high score, you’ll have to be fast and precise.
Other Indie Releases
- Rescue Tale (Switch)
- Brain in Retro (PS4)
- Arrow (PC)
- Pine (Switch)
- The Escapists (PS4)
- The Escapists 2 (PS4)
- Bleep Bloop (PS4)
- Hellmut: The Badass from Hell (PS4)
- Gris (PS4)
- Gemstone Keeper (Switch)
- FoxyLand (Xbox One)
- Golazo! (PS4, Xbox One)
- TheNightfall (PS4)
- Unitied (PC, Mac, Linux)
- Trover Saves The Universe (Switch)
- TheNightfall (Switch)
- Skelittle: A Giant Party! (Switch)
- Amazing Brick Breaker (Switch)
- One-Way Ticket (Switch)
- Electronic Super Joy (Switch)
- Decay of Logos (Switch)
- Nyan Cat: Lost in Space (Switch)
- Kissed by the Baddest Bidder (Switch)
- Super Dodgeball Beats (Xbox One)
- Pax Ruthenia (PC)
- Elette Fragments (PC)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 (Switch)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 (Switch)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 (Switch)
- FoxyLand (PS4, Switch)
- Strike Force Kitty (Switch)
- Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- Mowin’ & Throwin’ (Xbox One)
- Cumulus (PC)
- Quantumleaper (PC)