E3 2019 has already been a plethora of leaks and video game release dates but I think we can all agree it’s been up and down as far as excitement. Yes there has been some big game announcements so far and there were are few we was hoping to see. I was hoping to hear a release date for Children of Morta and perhaps it is coming. One can only hope. With all that is going on sometimes the Indie games get pushed aside and you barely hear about them. Well to say a few have been showcased over the last couple of days would be selling the Indie community short. I have come across more than I can count at the moment and the list is growing. Let’s take a look at some that have stood out so far.

Star Renegades

Developer: Massive Damage, Inc

Release date: 2020

Platforms: PC

First up comes a tactical rogue-lite RPG that not only looks amazing with its pixel art style but with its sound as well. In Star Renegades you lead a squad of rebels that have well…rebelled against the Imperium an ever growing enemy. As your enemy grows so shall you and your team with RPG elements where you can gain special skills, weapons, gear, and loot. The game provides an open world for its player with tactical turn-based combat for its battles.

Features:

*Outwit your foes with interrupts, counters, and combos in our fast-paced tactical turn-based timeline battel system.

*Explore hauntingly beautiful landscapes, ruins, and procedurally generated dungeons in your mission to overthrow The Imperium.

*Survive the relentless onslaught of a procedural Adversary system that generates unique enemies and bosses that evolve as you play.

*Unlock, trade and upgrade your rebels with tons of weapons, loot and gear.

Rawmen

Developer: Animal

Release date: 2020

Platforms: Consoles, PC

While witnessing Rawmen for the very first time during E3 I had no idea what was going on. It was pure chaos. It was quirky and fast paced madness. It was really cool to look at. Rawmen is a wild third person shooter where you blast your friends with all kinds of items. This multiplayer death match is built not only for you to play with your friends but for you to troll them in the process. The cartoon style games presents itself as a game built around creativity and one that will incite laughter for hours with you friends.

Features

*Online multiplayer.

*Dynamic mobility with skating influences.

*Custom games (modifiers/mode/rulesets etc).

*Fast paced action.

*Different fictional maps based off real world locations.

Unto The End

Developer: 2 Ton Studios

Release date: TBA

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Unto The End reminds me a little of Fimbul at first glance. The art style and combat seem to follow the same pattern. In this 2D combat game we see the character fighting with all types of weapons and in different settings. In Unto The End you are a father that must fight his way across a treacherous land in order to save his family. You will fight one-on-one or in group battles as your journey will take you through mountain passes and stark winter forests. Fight for your family and fight Unto The End.

Features

*Nuanced 2D Combat system.

*Handcrafted encounters.

*Unforgiving landscapes.

Bloodroots

Developer: Paper Cult

Release date: Summer 2019

Platforms: Consoles, PC

Bloodroots is an intense fast paced fighting game where Mr. Wolf the main character is betrayed and left for dead. He is out for revenge and nothing will stand in his way. With an array of weapons at his disposal Mr. Wolf will take on any number of enemies and dispatch them with violent combos. Use anything you can get your hands on such as hatchets, ladders and carrots in order to find out the mystery of why he was betrayed in the first place.

Features

*A world overflowing with makeshift weapons that not only change the way you fight, but how you get around.

*Improvise the most deadly combos and compete for fame on worldwide leaderboards.

*Fight your way through a variety of handcrafted levels, from forests to mountaintops.

*Experience a twisted Western revenge tale with a deranged cast of characters.

Way to the Woods

Developer: Anthony Tan

Release date: 2020

Platforms: Consoles, PC

Way to the Woods is a change of pace with two deer in a strange world lost and without humans. The two must try and find their way home as they will struggle to survive. They must find food, shelter, safety, and answers in this third person adventure game. The game provides some beautiful visuals and honestly I’ve never considered playing as deer before but I have now.

Foregone

Developer: Big Blue Bubble

Release date: Early access winter 2019

Platforms: Consoles, PC

Okay, so Foregone was inspired by games like Diablo and Dark Souls, yikes. Sounds like we are in for a challenge with this one. The action platformer will see us take control of an Arbiter charged with keeping the peace. That means you must fight everything while using your full arsenal as you shoot, slash and stab your enemies. Foregone has old school elements with its side-scrolling and a pixelated look.

Features

*Intense combat focused action platformer.

*Deep exploration-driven story.

*Challenging Souls inspired gameplay.

*Huge lineup of weapons and upgradeable skills.

*Detailed next-gen pixel artwork.

Lucifer within Us

Developer: Kitfox Games

Release date: TBA

Platforms: PC

Lucifer within Us is along the lines of a murder mystery game but with one hell of a twist. You are a digital exorcist. Wait what? I know it’s weird. Being able to see into alternate timelines you must solve murders and purify the possessed. The game looks wicked creepy as it’s your duty to thwart out any evil doings while working for the Church of Ain Soph’s Inquisition. Find out who is possessed and uncover the lies. Just try not to get lost in the corrupt network? I know I am still confused as well but the game looks incredible with its dark and skin crawling tone.

Features

*Investigate timelines. Watch your suspects closely for lies.

*Real mystery-solving. Don’t just play as a detective, be the detective.

*Banish daemonic A.I. Dig through suspect’s subconscious and accuse the guilty for the good of the inquisition.

*Expose the False Utopia. Find the deep desires lurking beneath indoctrination.

Night Call

Developer: Black Muffin, Monkey Moon

Release date: 2019

Platforms: PS4, Switch, PC

Night call is an investigative noire game that will task you with solving a murder all the while trying to make enough money to live on. On the murder side there is a serial killer loose on the streets of modern-day Paris and while the killer keeps on killing, you apparently are nowhere close to catching the killer. On the other hand you must live therefore you drive a taxi in order to pay your bills. As the cabbie you must pick up passengers and you will be able to question them in order to find out leads. You must balance out life as an investigator and that of a cabbie or at least die trying. I love the black and white colors of the game as it reminds me of the horror game White Night.

Features

*Gorgeous game noire style.

*A vivid and original cast.

*Investigation vs survival.

*Multiple endings with multiple killers.

*Non-linear narrative game.

Brave Earth: Prologue

Developer: Kayinworks

Release date: TBA

Platform: PC

Brave Earth is heavily inspired by games such as Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden and this is obvious from the opening sequence in the trailer. The 8-bit retro style game is a challenging action platformer that will see you play as three characters in a story that will provide fast paced action. If you are a fan of games that feature a classic playstyle then you are in luck.

Features

*Three main playable characters with diverse abilities.

*Unique paths for each character, including original stages and unique paths through intersecting stages.

*Over a dozen richly detailed and lovingly crafter levels.

*Intense, memorable boss fights.

*A wonderfully composed VRC6 soundtrack.

*A ton of optional lore that does not get in the way of the main game.

Stoneshard

Developer: Ink Stains Games

Release date: Late 2019

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Stoneshard is a turn-based RPG with classic roguelike gameplay. You begin as an ordinary mercenary who is presented an offer he can’t refuse. Travel across the land that was once prosperous but now ravaged by war and lead a caravan of companions. You will face hardships along the way as well as hundreds of enemies. Stoneshard for some reason reminds me of Golvellius Valley of Doom with a more modern look of course but it’s a game I loved as kid. With awesome looking visuals and fun gameplay this is one I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on.

Features

*Embark on the adventure through a vast procedurally generated world.

*Lead a caravan of valiant allies and expand your party.

*Upgrade and customize your character any way you to.

*Survive, struggling with hunger, injuries, fear, insanity and various diseases.

*Wage war with more than 100 different weapons.

*Follow the will of the ancient Gods and gain some of their power in return.

*Return to the journey with a new hero after your character dies in battle.

Did you discover an Indie game during E3 that isn’t on the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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