New Release: Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider

A biomechanical slasher inspired by 16-bit classics like Hagane and Shinobi, from Joymasher

New Release: UnderDungeon

A Zelda-like dungeon crawler with 1-bit visuals and oddball humor, from Josyan

New Release: Dungeon in a Bottle

A trap-filled precision platformer set inside a magic bottle, from Strange Spaces

New Release: The Knight Witch

A metroidvania with shmup-style combat, from Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team

New Release: Jitsu Squad

A colorful and chaotic brawler for up to four players, from Tanuki Creative Studio

December 10, 2022

New Blip: Hades II

Hades II is roguelike actioner and a follow-up to Hades, the breakout indie hit from Supergiant Games, the studio who also developed indie darlings Bastion and Transistor. The first game featured prince Zagreus, the defiant son of Hades, as he attempted to escape the underworld. This time around, you take on the role of Melinoƫ, Princess of the Underworld and sister to Zagreus, as she goes up against Chronos, the Titan of Time and father to Lord Hades. You'll once again be dungeon crawling your way through dark environments as you battle the denizens of the deep and interact with many legendary figures from Greek mythology. Melinoƫ is skilled in the art of witchcraft, which she uses to strike down her enemies, enhance her melee strikes, and tame familiars to stand at her side. Explore new areas, gain the support of the gods, and maybe... stop time itself.

The game's release date has yet to be determined, but an early access release is planned for PC sometime in 2023 (simultaneously on Steam and Epic), with console versions becoming available at a later date.

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

December 6, 2022

Target Acquired: Kynseed

Kynseed, from PixelCount Studios (made up of ex-Lionhead devs, best known for the Fable series), is set in the colorful and richly detailed world of Quill. The people of Quill live in relative harmony, despite being surrounded by dangerous forests filled with monstrous creatures. You have recently taken possession of the titular Kynseed, a magical acorn that grows into your family tree. You live and grow, have children, raise them, and eventually die... at which point you take on the role of your children and continue the story. This sandbox RPG has you exploring the open world, battling monsters, developing lasting relationships with NPC's, shopping, farming, crafting, and operating various sorts of businesses, including bartending, mixing potions, selling items, or acting as a smithy.

The game is now available for PC via Steam and GOG.