Another month up, another month down and while July isn’t usually known for a big month of new game releases we are getting some pretty sweet Indie games. What makes it even more fun is that some of these have only recently been announced to release this month. The excitement is hard to contain so let’s get to it!
Sea of Solitude
Developer: Jo-Mei Games
Release date: July 5th, 2019
At this point it almost feels as if I have been putting Sea of Solitude in every other article. The game looks phenomenal and the story of Kay is one that deals with mental health issues. The young woman has turned into a monster and she must explore an abandoned city to find out why. Sea of Solitude by Jo-Mei Games has made a few of my lists already and with the recent announcement of the release date this is the list I am most excited about. You can check out more about the game and others here 7 under the radar games.
*An emotional journey.
*A marvelous metaphorical world.
*Face the monsters within.
*Solve puzzles, learn about Kay and discover what it means to be human.
Release date: July 11th, 2019
Blazing Chrome is ready to explode on the scene with all of its retro goodness. The classic run and gun game draws its inspiration from such games like Contra and Metal Slug. This is powerful weapons, huge explosions, plenty of deaths and all the arcade style action you could wish for in a co-op. So grab a gun, choose a character and get ready to kick some major ass!
*Co-op shooting action.
*Fast paced combat.
*Fully armored vehicles.
*Four special weapons to choose from.
*Robots in Mohawks.
Developer: Altered Matter
Release date: July 18th, 2019
Etherborn is an environmental puzzle platformer with a unique use of gravity shifting structures. Here you will experience puzzle solving in a beautiful new world that allows you to explore, manipulate and use gravity to help solve those puzzles. The puzzles look well designed with a serene backdrop. This title is a must look at for those that enjoy this type of game.
*Gravity shifting platforming and exploration.
*Navigation based puzzles based on your unique sense of gravity.
*Surreal levels in an atmosphere inspired by artists of the 20th-21st centuries.
*Dynamic and captivating original soundtrack tailored to each level.
Release date: July 25th, 2019
Songbird Symphony is about a young bird named Birb who is ready to leave the nest and discover his destiny. A Disneyesque pixel art game, Songbird looks incredibly cute and with a coming of age feel to it this title should put a smile on many of faces. The puzzle platformer with rhythm mechanics is ready to soar into the hearts of gamers with cute characters and legendary song battles.
*A wonderful Disneyesque Fable.
*Repeat after me song battles.
*Puzzle platforms with a musical twist.
*A vast map filled with secrets.
The Blackout Club
Release date: July 30th, 2019
I won’t freak out, I won’t freak out, I promise. Wait…okay I am freaking out! The Co-op horror game that many of us have been waiting for is finally arriving. You play as a teenager living in a town where strange things are happening. When your friend disappears and the rest of the population has turned a blind eye to the situation it is up to you to discover what is going on. Take back your town by capturing evidence and exposing the truth to the world. The Co-op in this game has appeared flawless and the horror aspect has me ready for all the jump scares. Or is it that I am not ready? I don’t know but this is definitely a must own game.
*Cooperative horror, with a twist.
*Play as teenage investigators, uncovering a monstrous secret at the heart of your quiet community.
*Use clever tactics to outwit your adult foes and record evidence of their mysterious conspiracy.
*Richly simulated world with many ways to overcome an obstacle.
*Explore a familiar, modern community.
*Delve deeper into the mysterious tunnels beneath.
*Each night a new adventure, no two just alike.
(BONUS) Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden| Seed of Evil DLC
Developer: The Bearded Ladies
Release date: July 30th, 2019
Mutant Year Zero immediately became my Indie game of the year pick after playing it last year. I enjoyed pretty much everything about the game. The game is centered on Dux and Bormin who scavenge for supplies in the wasteland known as the Zone. You pick up other characters throughout the adventure and can use them as a trio in what can only be described as turn-based combat perfection. The visuals, sound, and gameplay all work so well and now we get the first DLC called “Seed of Evil” to further extend the experience. The DLC will pick up where the game ended with a mysterious enemy arriving to threaten the safety of the Ark. You must head back out to discover the identity of the threat and defeat it before it’s too late.
*Huge new maps.
*All new enemies.
*Improve mutations. Equip new gear. Face a new adversary.
*New Stalker Big Khan the moose.
*Hours of new gameplay.
What do you think about this months lineup of Indie games? Will you be playing any of these? Feel like we left something off the list? Let us know in the comments below.