Was you expecting Gamescom 2019 to bring the heat this year? Not only can you call us impressed but you can also call us excited as well. With all the new gameplay and news released this week it has been a tad difficult to keep up. Did you watch every video this week? You did? Well you have been the busiest little bee. Of course we like to see the big blockbuster news with AAA titles but we can’t forget about those amazing Indie titles. We are excited to release our list of top Indie games showcased at Gamescom 2019.

Bossgard

Developer: Sand Sailor Studio

Release date: TBA

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

An asymmetrical multiplayer game that lets you play as the boss. Team up with your friends as a warband of brave Vikings and wreak havoc in a variety of wacky arenas. Bash bosses with axes, hammers, bows or your bare knuckles. Get ready for fast-paced combat with themed traps that deliver unexpected gameplay.

Features

  • Being the big bad guy feels great! – A 1 v 5 asymmetrical multiplayer game where we pit one big playable boss against a colorful cast of cartoony Vikings.
  • Support for both online and local multiplayer – Local party set-ups to online matches with friends.
  • Custom games – Create your own mini-games by messing around with game’s parameters in Custom game mode. Tweak things like the character rosters, abilities, map rotation, HP and so on.
  • Unique bosses with distinct mechanics – Each boss looks, plays and feels completely different.
  • Team Synergy – The Vikings abilities are designed to work together. Shield that healer long enough till the whole team is brought back for one last final assault against the Boss.

Dead Static Drive

Developer: Fanclub

Release date: TBA

Platforms: PC

Dead Static Drive is being developed by Mike Blackney and has been described as “Grand Theft Cthulhu” which is quite alright with us. Drive your car around in this odd and mysterious game full of darkness. The simple style yet unique detail has made this game high on many Indie gamers list. From screeching tires to shotgun blasts it appears this could be one ride you don’t want to miss.

Features

  • Survive – Loot, gather or kill in order to stay alive.
  • Road trip – Drive across a dangerous America making pit stops along the way.
  • Do what you like – Climb, drive, run, shoot, loot or attack people however you see fit.

Spiritfarer

Developer: Thunder Lotus Games

Release date: 2020

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

A game that isn’t just visually awesome but also intriguing with the way it is dealing with the afterlife. You will play as Stella a ferrymaster to the deceased called a Spiritfarer. Stella needs to build a boat and help spirits move on to the afterlife. As you make your way across the sea you can play in cooperative mode as well by joining as Daffodil the cat. The game is tackling a very emotional subject and so far it appears to be lighthearted and beautiful.

Features

  • Farm, mine, fish, harvest cook and craft your way across a mystical sea.

Atomicrops

Developer: Danny Wynne, Toby Dixon, Joonas Turner

Release date: Early Access (PC) 2019, Consoles 2020

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Atomicrops had me laughing from the trailer alone. This game gives us the cartoony look in a post-apocalypse landscape. An action roguelite farming simulator will see you trying to survive after a nuclear blast wipes out the surrounding countryside. You must grow crops in order to feed the local town and defend the land against mutant pests and bandits. Befriend the local wildlife and watch your profits grow as they help with the chores.

Features

  • Farm – Grow Mutant crops and reap a bountiful harvest to sustain humanity and make a huge profit.
  • Marry – Woo and marry a kindred spirit from the local town to fight and farm alongside you.
  • Kill – Fight bizarre post-nuclear pests starving for a piece of your crops at night. Hunt and forage in dangerous surrounding biomes for seed and loot during the day. Turn your enemies into fertilizer to increase your crops quality.
  • Upgrade – Explore the far reaches of the biomes to find useful relics of farms long past. Discover rusty farm equipment, antique gardening tools and tomes of how-to garden guides to increase your farming power. Spend your money in town to upgrade your gun and abilities. Permanently upgrade your farm house for bonuses that persist across playthroughs.
  • Befriend – Recruit an entourage of pig pals, chicken chums and cow colleagues to automate farming tasks. Cultivating atomicrops is a tough job, you’ll need all the help you can get.

Cyber Shadow

Developer: Aarne Hunziker – Mechanical Head Studios

Release date: TBA

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

This old school pixel game bursts onto the scene with some ninja action. Battle synthetic lifeforms and journey to uncover what started the path to ruin. Slash, leap, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. The game offers some sweet combat action and as you know I am already a big fan of pixel games. This one could easily move of up my list of must play games.

Features

  • Dash, slice and leap through masterfully designed levels filled with sharply honed ninja platforming action.
  • Authentic 8-bit presentation with hand-crafted sprites, a detailed pixel aesthetic, and perfect controls. Modern touches like fluid animation, multi-layered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design.
  • Take down more than a dozen apocalyptic bosses, from enormous war machines to your synthetic clan rivals.
  • Relive the authenticity of classic 8-bit challenge or experience it for the first time with an added convenience or two.
  • Search for secrets as you explore the ruined world. Return to your old haunts to find supplies, items and upgrades.
  • Pulse-pounding soundtrack by Enrique Martin, produced by Jake Kaufman.

ScourgeBringer

Developer: Flying Oak Games

Release date: TBA

Platforms: Consoles, PC

Here we have a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. A mysterious entity has wreaked havoc and Kyhra the deadliest of her clan must explore the unknown to solve the mystery. Hack, slash, jump and shoot your way with some bad ass moves and see if you have what it takes to save humanity. The skill level for this one should be pretty high as it’s been described as Dead Cells and Celeste like.

Features

  • Get the raw feel of a metroidvania through a fast paced rogue-lite.
  • Slash and shoot your way smoothly with super fluid platforming controls.
  • Sharpen your skills with a frantic combat system focused on attacks only.
  • Dash forward to the otherworldly adaptive sounds of Joonas Turner.
  • Defy hordes of unspeakable enemies and giant bosses holding the secrets of the Scourge.
  • Explore the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon.
  • Uncover mysteries and find memento of previous explorers to unlock reality defining secrets.

Stranded Sails

Developer: Lemonbomb Entertainment

Release date: October 2019

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

High up on the list is Stranded Sails an open world farming adventure. You and your crew are shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago and it’s up to you to survive, solve the mysteries of the island and ultimately escape by building a new ship. With story driven quests and a full crew to keep happy this cartoony game is packed with fun looking content. Can you farm AND fight the dangers of the island?

Features

  • Experience a relaxed open world farming adventure
  • Farm and cook to survive
  • Master story-driven quests full of adventure
  • Discover the islands to find new plants and useful items
  • Watch your energy reserves and choose the right food
  • Provide food for your crew and improve their level of happiness
  • Explore several excitingly different islands
  • Solve tricky challenges
  • Manage the creation and expansion of a survivors’ camp
  • Fight against supernatural dangers
  • Solve the secret of the cursed islands
  • Experience a survival adventure with day and night cycle

Pine

Developer: Twirlbound

Release date: August 2019

Platforms: Switch, PC

Pine is a game I am very much wanting to play. An action adventure simulation game set in a world that doesn’t belong to humans. On the island of Albamare the intricate ecology reacts, evolves and adapts to you specifically. Play as Hue part of the last remaining tribe in search for a new home for the humans. You must learn about the ways to influence the ecology and navigate your way through an ever changing world. Pine is not only an ambitious title but one that can truly be unique.

Features

  • A stirring open-world with beautiful biomes to explore, puzzles to solve, and secrets to discover
  • A continuous ecology in which everyone struggles for survival, even when you’re not involved
  • An engaging combat system that learns from your every move
  • An exciting range of tools and contraptions to help you explore, fight and trade your way to a new home

Bloodroots

Developer: Paper Cult

Release date: 2019

Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC

Bloodroots isn’t just high up on our list as it appears to be moving up the charts for everyone. Mr. Wolf is out for revenge when his so called killer didn’t finish the job. He is outnumbered and all alone but that isn’t going to stop this bad ass. In a full on action game you will use ultra-violent combos by making use of everything around you. That means anything from hatchets, to ladders, to carrots, yep carrots. Don’t be afraid to unleash the beast in this one as it is you against them.

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

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Developer: Nodding Heads Games

Release date: 2020

Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

This action adventure takes place in India right at the start of the next Great War. Demons are threatening to drive humanity to the brink of extinction. Raji was chosen by the gods as the sole defender of the human race. She is gifted with godlike powers and must journey to find her younger brother while finding herself through self-discovery. Raji needs to harness her powers and stop the great Lord Mahabalasura who plans to capture the human realm for himself. I had never heard of this game before Gamescom and I feel fortunate that it is now on my list. Raji: An Ancient Epic not only looks incredible but it permeates heart when you watch the trailer. The developers appear to have put a lot of love in to this game and I will be all smiles when a release date is announced.

Features

  • The player feels a demigod residing in Raji while the vulnerable human side is never too far. The focus of the gameplay is as follows.
  • Choose your Gods to favor you, each one of them provides you with striking abilities for various weapons, allowing you to fight against all odds.
  • Fight against a variety of enemies, including mini-bosses and epic boss battles. Every fight is more challenging than the previous.
  • Explore the levels to discover intriguing locations and exciting puzzles.
  • Quick switch between two weapons, allowing you to maneuver your tactics and approach to best your opponent.

Did we miss any games you thought should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below. Indie on brah!

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