This Week In Games: Into The Indies

For weeks I've been hearing about a game that is supposedly the shit. Literally every word I've heard has been nothing but high praise, which has been frustrating because I haven't been able to play it, and it looks precisely like everything I'd want.

That game is Into The Breach, the latest game from the makers of FTL. It's out on Wednesday, followed by a bunch of interesting indies ranging from top-down shooters to ninja simulators to indigenous adventure games and even a game about ... morse code.

Here's the bulk of what's out this week. A lot of the larger releases are dropping next week - see Final Fantasy XV on PC - but for now, it's all about the indies.

  • Gravel (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Count Lucanor (Switch)
  • Detention (Switch)
  • Bridge Constructor: Portal (Switch)
  • Super Toy Cars (Switch)
  • The Packet Queen (Switch)
  • Little Triangle (Switch)
  • Mulaka (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Subsurface Circular (Switch)
  • Ninja Tycoon (PC)
  • Go Morse Go! Arcade Edition (PC)
  • Moss (PSVR)
  • Riftstar Raiders (PC, XBO, PS4)
  • Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse (PC)
  • Into The Breach (PC)
  • Hellmut: The Badass From Hell (PC)
  • Turok / Turok 2 (XBO)
  • Darkest Dungeon (XBO)
  • Don't Knock Twice (PSVR)
  • De Blob 2 Remastered (PS4, XBO)
  • Full Ace Tennis Simulator (PC)

On the VR side, Moss is the big release for PSVR. Tim Paul spent some time with it recently, so rather than show you a trailer you might as well check out the gameplay proper below.

We Played Moss For PSVR

Moss is a PlayStation VR game that takes you on a journey through a whimsical fairytale world in which you control Quill, an adorable mouse. She's equipped with a sword and shield, but she needs the player, who acts as a hooded guide called a "reader," to help her unravel the mysteries of a mysterious glowing glass shard.

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As for what's new, Gravel looks a touch reminiscent of the arcade racing parts from the DiRT games.

Mulaka is a game based on the indigenous culture of the Mexcian Tarahumara tribe. It's more mechanically involved than, say, Never Alone, with a neat low-poly visual look and a combination of third-person boss battles, crafting, puzzle solving and platforming challenges.

If you missed Subsurface Circular last year, you can grab it on the Switch this week. It's a narrative game from Mike Blithell, the maker of Thomas Was Alone and Volume. It's effectively a graphical text adventure, where you try to uncover a conspiracy by talking to other robots while travelling on a subway system.

To finish off, Go Morse Go! is a game where up to four players basically race to spell out letters in morse code. It looks like a neat party game, actually.

But let's not forget: Into The Breach. Jason has more below.

The Next Game From The Makers Of FTL Is Brilliant

Into The Breach, the next game from the creators of FTL, is sort of like a cross between XCOM, Advance Wars, and FTL itself. But maybe it's best described as beautiful kaiju chess.

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So that's what's out this week. Anything catch your eye?


Comments

    Thanks for the extra material Alex, it's really great!

    Also, Moss is the first real game I've been interested in for PSVR. Looking forward to reviews!

    Definitely going to check out Into The Breach.

      I dont usually get overly hyped, I just quietly add things to my wishlist. Loved FTL so this was a given on my wishlist... but I saw his Dev Presentation on youtube last month, the design choices he explained made me so Hyped. Eeeeee!

    Puyo Puyo Tetris also drops on PC this Wednesday!

      I looked at that but the Steam page is still just saying "February 2018", so didn't include it just in case it's being bumped or something.

    Jealous of XBO owners getting Turok and Turok 2, especially the latter. Man I loved those games on N64 back in the day.

    I believe Knockout League and Drunkn Bar Fight are “supposed” to be out for PSVR this week. But it’s really hard to find any actual info on release dates for Aus.

    Is the Don't Knock Twice for PSVR that's being released this week any different to the Don't Knock Twice that's already out for the PSVR? The one that's already out is based on the movie/folk story

    Really keen to get my hands on into the breach but waiting for the (surely) inevitable Switch port... Please? Pretty please?

    I both love & hate my switch simultaneously - I just want to play everything on it now for the convenience but means waiting longer to essentially pay more...?! Still, nice problems to have with perspective glasses on I guess!

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