Indie games from September 2019: 5 titles worth checking out
Last month in indie games, we rode stylishly, ran from eldritch horrors, crawled dungeons as a family, had some poor luck, and honked a lot.
September indies were brimming with style, but they didn’t lack in substance. From interesting takes on conventional genres to inventing entirely new ones (goose simulator, for example), we got to experience a varied spread that’s bound to appeal. Here’s our picks for the indie titles from September 2019 that caught our interest the most.
Children of Morta (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Children of Morta is an action RPG in which you control members of the Bergson family, each with their own flaws and virtues, as they fight off an impending corruption. The game has procedurally generated dungeons, but no permadeath, and a story-heavy focus.
Untitled Goose Game (PC, Mac, Switch)
Untitled Goose Game is the title of a game about playing as a goose, and it has a dedicated button for honking. I can’t imagine what more you’d want to know about such a marvellous concept.
Little Misfortune (PC, Mac, Linux)
Little Misfortune comes from the developers of Fran Bow, and like that game, it is a subtly twisted tale. 8-year-old Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez ventures into the woods at the behest of the Mr Voice, in an attempt to secure the prize of Eternal Happiness for her mommy. It plays as a narrative-heavy adventure game.
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Mac, PS4, Switch, iOS)
Sayonara Wild Hearts is dripping with pop style, and it involves riding motorcycles, skateboarding, shooting lasers, and other madness. The game stars a woman whose broken heart leads her to a highway in the sky, and what follows is a pop journey soaked in purple and blue.
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (PC)
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is an RPG set in the twisted and unknowable horrific world of H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction, in a world that’s already doomed and where you must survive in both body and mind. Apart from a tabletop-like RPG experience, there’s also turn-based combat. Check out our review of the game.