Hi! In this new weekly post, I shall be talking about some indie titles that I think deserve some recognition. I will be searching far and wide for indie games that have come out in the past months, or ones that are in development. Let’s face it, these independent developers put a lot of work into what they want to create, and in my eyes they deserve more recognition than they have got already. There are some amazing games out there that people haven’t heard of, and now, I want to help bring them to light, even if it’s only a little. So without any more explanations, here we go!
Survival games seem to be the big thing at the moment, and The Forest looks set to take this genre by storm. I fortunately came across this game whilst looking around the internet for anything to do with video games. The trailer started, and my first reaction was that this was just going to be something like all the rest, but I continued to watch, and I’m glad I did. This game is going to be something big, there’s no doubt about that. With games like DayZ and Rust becoming the must have games of 2014, you could question why The Forest will be anything compared to those two. Well, The Forest has the same objectives as those games. You have to survive, pretty much like DayZ and Rust, but where as DayZ and Rust focus on PVP, The Forest doesn’t. The Forest is a single player game, where your objective is to build, explore and survive. I’ve heard people say it looks like Minecraft with graphics, and they are half right about that. It does look like a minecraft game, but for adults. You’re pretty much entering a world where plants grow and die, changing weather patterns, tides that roll in and out with the day/night cycle and much more. To survive, you will have to stay warm, stay fed and watch out for the crazy people on the island. You can craft weapons in The Forest; although I’m not too sure if they mean guns. I’m pretty sure they mean hand crafter weapons like spears ETC. You can either choose to fight, or to hide from your enemies. It’s completely up to you. You can find more information about The Forest here: Welcome To The Forest. Alpha predicted to be available on Steam early 2014.
No man’s Sky is one of those Indie Games that you just know is going to be good. It stole the show at VGX back in 2013 with how unique it looked. If you go to the website it will say “A science fiction game, set in an infinite, procedural universe. Developed by Hello Games, a small indie studio.” You might know Hello Games for being behind the much successful Joe Danger games. They are a great little company who know how to get the best out of what they have. The website doesn’t give you any information, but they did release a trailer. The trailer is beautiful. You wouldn’t think that they only had 4 people working on it at the moment. You can find the trailer here: No Man’s Sky
You might recognise Bugbear Entertainment as the company behind the Flatout Series, which in my eyes, was very successful. Bugbear started a kickstarter campaign last year for their new project ‘Next Car Game’. Even though they cancelled the campaign, Bugbear concentrated instead on the pre-orders for the game, which resulted in Bugbear bringing in $1 million within the first week according to lead game designer Janne Suur-Nakki. The reason I have picked Next Car Game to be in this list is because I love these games. I love smashing up cars for fun in the gaming world. There’s just a sense of enjoyment that comes from seeing a car being pulverized by another vehicle. Anyway, enough about me! The engine behind Next Car Game is phenomenal, it really is. The destruction is beautiful. It’s probably the best destruction I’ve seen in any racing game over the last 10 years, and I’m not exaggerating about that. Just to show you what it’s like, here is a fan made trailer (credit to: zusaij) . The trailer is gameplay, and even though you probably won’t believe it, you should: Next Car Game.
Well I hope you enjoyed what I have done here. In the future I will probably add more than 3 games to the list, but this is just a test, if you could call it that. Every Wednesday this will be posted, so if you enjoy what I do, please come back for a review at the weekend. Cya!