When it comes to gaming, particularly PC and console games, the AAA titles always steal most of the limelight and only a handful of independently developed games receive the same amount of attention. This is not to say that there are no good indie games however, on the contrary, there are many great titles coming soon that avid gamers should be getting excited about.
With indie games proving increasingly popular and receiving wider funding on platforms such as Kickstarter, it won’t be long before their influence is also seen in other industries. Online casino Platforms such as Royal Vegas Games often tie in popular franchises into their gambling games to attract new players and to keep up to date with trends.
But what are the some of the stand out upcoming indie games for the rest of 2016? In this post we’ll take a look at some of our top picks, and unsurprisingly, fantasy and space themed games are leading the way.
Dying Ember is a 2D/3D action RPG game currently being developed by North American indie studio Pirate Beats Ninja. The upcoming indie title is inspired by Dark Souls; -one of the most popular franchises in the genre and is tentatively set for a late 2016 release. Whenever the isometric action RPG game is released, it is sure to cause a stir and garner millions of fans in the gaming community.
Coda Games has already made a name for itself as developers and the independent studio is now working on a new game called Liege. Liege is a cinematic, dark fantasy JRPG game with turn-based tactical battles that is scheduled for release later this year and is already available for pre-order.
Cogmind is a procedural rogue-like title from indie studio Grid Sage Games that features perma-death and turn-based combat. The game features destructible environments, a choice between using stealth or combat, and a living world that evolves to its inhabitant’s actions.
The popular Space games genre will be receiving a hotly anticipated addition by the end of the year, Enemy Starfighter from Marauder Interactive. The indie studio was founded by an ex Bungie employee and while it is set in space, the game focuses more on the combat aspect of travelling in such an environment. Enemy Starfighter looks like a definite crowd-pleaser and will be one of the most anticipated indie games for the rest of 2016.
The above are just some of the noteworthy indie games set for release during the rest of 2016. Other games worth keeping an eye out for include Cuphead from Studio MDHR, Giant Enemy Crab’s Due Process, and Dead Realm from Section Studios.