Indie Game Releases of the Week: 26th August to 1st September 2019
This week in indie games, we’ll have the mystical RPG Decay of Logos, party action game Hookbots, psychological adventure Headspun, and more.
After a modest showing the week before, indies are barging down the front door as they make way for September. We have a spread of games across platforms this time, and some long-awaited indie games that are finally reaching fruition. Have a look below!
Knights and Bikes (27th August on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)
Developer: Foam Sword
Publisher: Double Fine Presents
Knights and Bikes is an action-adventure game that you can play by yourself, or with a friend. You’ll control a pair of kids on a British island, back in 1980s. There’s lots of breezy exploration, combat, puzzle-solving and of course, biking to do in this one. It’s also likely the final title to be published by Double Fine, seeing as they’ve been bought out by Microsoft now.
Headspun (28th August on PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Publisher: Wales Interactive
Headspun takes you into the conflicted head of Theo Kavinsky as he wakes from an accident-induced coma and then tries to figure out what happened on the night that changed his life. This one’s an adventure game at heart, so expect it to be all about the story. The design mixes up 2D art with full motion video: a smart idea for a game that already focuses on the conflict between logic and emotion.
Hookbots (28th August on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Developer: Tree Interactive
Publisher: Tree Interactive
Hookbots is a party game in which you customise your robot and battle it out against your friends’ robots. With over 50 kinds of customisations and 14 game modes, this looks like a good ‘un if you get friends over on the regular. Or, you know, if you just like watching robots beat the crap out of each other.
Decay of Logos (27th August on PS4, 30th August on PC, Xbox One, Switch)
Developer: Amplify Creations
Publisher: Rising Star Games
Decay of Logos is an action RPG that hearkens to Zelda and Dark Souls games, but still looks thoroughly its own thing. This one has a lot of exploration on offer, and the developers have made it a point to not hold your hand whenever possible.
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise (29th August on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Developer: Yak & Co
Publisher: Yak & Co
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a good ol’ puzzle adventure set in a stylish world full of 1960s-style espionage. Fans of retro point-and-click adventure fans should have a lot to keep them interested here, because the puzzles heavily involve inventory use.
Other Indie Releases
- Deadlings (27th August on Switch)
- Eight-Minute Empire (27th August on Switch)
- ESport Manager (27th August on Switch)
- Legend of the Sky Fish (27th August on PS4; 28th August on Xbox One)
- Invisigun Reloaded (27th August on PS4)
- Strength of the Sword Ultimate (27th August on PS4)
- From Orbit (27th August on PC, Mac, Linux)
- Minoria (27th August on PC) [Check out our previous coverage here!]
- AER Memories of Old (28th August on Switch) [Check out our review here!]
- Vambrace: Cold Soul (28th August on Xbox One, Switch; 29th August on PS4) [Check out our previous coverage here!]
- SubaraCity (28th August on Xbox One)
- Kamiko (28th August on Xbox One)
- Gaijin Charenji 1: Kiss or Kill (28th August on Xbox One)
- Little Racer (29th August on Switch)
- Heave Ho (29th August on PC, Mac, Switch) [Check out our previous coverage here!]
- Invasion of Alien X – Earth in Crisis (29th August on Switch)
- Brunch Club (29th August on PC, Switch)
- Omen Exitio: Plague (29th August on Switch)
- Grand Brix Shooter (29th August on Switch)
- Showdown Bandit (29th August on PC, Mac)
- Wilmot’s Warehouse (29th August on PC, Mac, Switch)
- Blair Witch (30th August on PC, Xbox One)
- Newt One (30th August on PS4, Xbox One)
- Hero Express (30th August on PS4)
- Kerfuffight (30th August on PC)
- Wildbus (30th August on PC)