Posted on October 6, 2016
Top Ten TBA Games – [October 2016]
These are the games and studios you should keep an eye out for, the real MVP’s to pledge a piece of your soul and fortune to. They’re already more than ideas, and you can be part of their imminent success… or impending failure.
Who knows, the favor might be returned tenfold…
…as much as it may backfire.
So without further ado, have a gander at 10 upcoming indiegames, their trailers, demos and tunes:
THE NOT-QUITE-3D EDITION
Numbers are for show, just so you don’t lose track.
10 – Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King [TBA]
9 – Beyond Human [TBA]
8 – Long Gone Days [early 2018 release]
7 – Double Kick Heroes [TBA]
6 – The Girl of Glass [Q1 2017 release]
5 – UnDungeon [TBA]
4 – A Dragon Named Coal [TBA]
3 – Butt Sniffin Pugs [Kickstarter Ongoing]
2 – Code: Hardcore [Kickstarter Ongoing]
1 – Old Man’s Journey [TBA]
Lore-rich single player adventure in which you shift from 2D platforming/puzzle sections to 3D boss battles.
Self-proclaimed metroidvania sci-fi platformer, though I’m seeing a little Contra and a lot of Shinobi splashed on for good measure.
One can never get enough of cyborg ninjas.
Unfortunately Beyond Human‘s Kickstarter was slashed/shot down late 2014, but it will soon be up again, thanks to the magic of Patreon (with demo) and Thunderclap.
The game will supposedly be released on PC, Mac, PS4 and PSVita.
Visual novel fans who need that extra bit of oomph, look no further than Long Gone Days.
Switching between pixel art and drawn anime style, the game also adds some RPG and shooting elements in the mix.
War is our future, and the future is now.
Sex, Drugs and Neo Metal. What more can I say?
Pound that keyboard to dust, grind those zombies to mush!
If Ghibli would step off its ivory tower and make meaningful eye and ear candy, this game would be it.
The Girl of Glass‘ pitch was received favorably on SQEXCollective, and a Kickstarter/Indiegogo should be up soon.
The game itself will be episodic in nature, with a probable release of episode one around Q2 2017.
UnDungeon is weird as fuck.
If I stare at its concept art for too long my face starts to melt.
No seriously. This game will come out and probably eat your brain.
Spyro’s pixelated brother-from-another-dragon, Coal and friends travel the lands in a sidescrolling fashion, slashing and scorching if necessary, aiding or berefting where needed.
With clear homages to Castlevania and Dark Souls, their adventures will surely endear many a gamer.
Two-player co-operative butt sniffing. With pugs.
I rest my case.
Butt Sniffin Pugs is a fresh kickstarter, with more than three weeks to go. Get buttsniffin’ before it’s cool.
Super Deformed 2D mecha platforming shooter with both offline and online brawls, Code: Hardcore already won numerous awards at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show and Indieplay.
They passed the kickstart goal twice, and still have more than two weeks to go. If you need one awesome game to vouch for, this is it. Well, that’s what the Chinese/Japanese developers are trying to convey in their pitch video anyway. It’s a good watch. Funny too.