Coming Soon: Pig Eat Ball

An overhead arcade actioner with a pig, tennis balls, and lots of barfing, from Mommy's Best Games

New Release: Spectrum Break

A physics-based platformer filled with neon and synth, from Jason Hein

New Release: Minit

An open-world action-adventure that takes place in 60-second increments, from Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann

New Release: Treasure Adventure World

An open world island-hopping action-adventure, from Robit Games

New Release: Light Fantastik

An unusual platformer spanning a light world and a dark world, from Hayali

April 19, 2018

New Blip: Unworthy

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic enters into the fray of soulslike metroidvanias with Unworthy, starring a warrior who has risen from his grave ("Wise fwom your gwave!") to battle his way through dark creatures and bosses. The game sets itself apart from its indie contemporaries with a focus on technical combat, defense, and evasion as the player deals with hordes of enemies and powerful bosses. The player starts out with a sword and shield and is able to swap out weapons on the fly to deal with various challenges, such as using a heavy hammer to break a large enemy's shield before diving in with a faster damage-dealing weapon, or using a bow and arrows to pick away at an enemy's health from a distance. The game itself is presented entirely in shades of grey with surprisingly detailed silhouetted animations.

The game is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam sometime soon.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.

April 15, 2018

Target Acquired: Minit

Minit was developed by several known factors among the peeps of gaming: Kitty Calis (Action Henk, Horizon Zero Dawn), Vlambeer-ian Jan Willem Nijman, musician Jukio/Kuabee (Luftrausers, Nuclear Throne, Bleed 2), and Dominik Johann (Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald), and it was published by Devolver Digital, a studio with a pretty solid track record when it comes to choosing indie games for publication. The game is an action-adventure with limited visuals (I'm counting about 2 colors here) starring a vaguely ducklike fellow who begins his adventure after finding a sword on the beach. Unfortunately, the sword is cursed, and picking it up gives our hero only 60 seconds to live. However, upon death, he wakes up back at home, but he still has the sword and only a minute to live. The entire game takes place in 60-second intervals with the player making a bit more progress each time, earning new abilities along the way as he speaks with NPC's, slashes critters, and uncovers a nefarious plot.

Minit is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, GOG, and, PS4 via PSN, and Xbox One via Microsoft Store. Check our coverage here.

April 12, 2018

Target Acquired: #Breakforcist Battle

Developer Lucid Sheep Games delivers #Breakforcist Battle... and yes, the hashtag is part of the title. The game is a cute Arkanoidlike that mixes your two favorite things: breakfast and exorcism, as you attempt to save breakfast from the forces of evil. In typical genre fashion, you control a paddle that moves along the bottom of the screen and you must break the bricks above, which occasionally dispense powerups. In addition to single-player bacon lasers and waffle busting, you can in bring a friend for co-op, or go up against other players in 4P competitive mode. If that all seems a bit difficult to digest (see what we did there?), then check out the full-on zaniness in the trailer below:

The game is now available on Switch via eShop.

April 10, 2018

Proximity Alert: Moonlighter

Moonlighter from Digital Sun Games will be arriving on PC via Steam and GOG, Xbox One via Microsoft Store, and PS4 via PSN on May 29, 2018. A Switch version is still coming but will arrive later.

Moonlighter is a roguelike action-RPG starring a shopkeeper named Will who dreams of becoming a hero. By venturing into the nearby dungeons, Will is able to acquire rare items for sale in his shop, which in turn further funds his adventures, allowing him to upgrade his shop, purchase better weapons and equipment, and craft new items. Of course, he also has to manage his shop and make determinations as to whether he should keep or sell valuable artifacts, and how much he should sell items for. He can also fulfill requests for customers who request specific items... and try to prevent customers from stealing his hard-fought goods! The game offers randomly-generated dungeons and loot drops with loads of tough enemies to face, leading to greater rewards for players who make it further in, with dungeon bosses offering rare items when defeated.

April 8, 2018

Proximity Alert: Pig Eat Ball

After years in development, Pig Eat Ball from Mommy’s Best Games is just a few months away. To gear up for the launch, a playable demo has just been released Mommy's Best Games' Itch page, and there's a crowdfunding campaign on Fig, with reward tiers granting you access to the Steam, PS4, or Xbox One versions of the game, a digital art book, the game's soundtrack, and even a pill bug statue and the ability to design your own character in the game. To find out more, check our full coverage of the game here.

The game features a young pig princess named Bow living on a space station filled with clam people. Her father, King Cake, has decided to host a competition to win his daughter’s hand in marriage. But Bow has a different idea… she dons a disguise and enters the contest herself. The game features a number of different level types, most of which center around eating tennis balls. However, if you eat too many tennis balls, you get too fat to fit through narrow corridors, so you have to barf them up, slip through, and then re-eat the barfed up balls… called “barfies” for short. The game also features a number of competitive multiplayer modes for up to four players where players race each other, fight over tennis balls, and even build sandwiches. The game also includes a level editor.