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Vane review: Try and resist the urge to fly away

Vane review
Vane's appealing art style and soundtrack aren't enough to carry it past the tedious gameplay and extremely vague story. I was deeply frustrated with Vane after playing it for just 15 minutes. I was flying around, struggling with the controls, and feeling utterly lost. Then I realized I was playing it all wrong.

Lovecraftian RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones comes out September

tygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a classic turn-based RPG heavily based on Lovecraft's writings. It features all the usual themes and elements: cosmic horror, existential terrors, and a world broken beyond repair. The game is also set to "wrap its tentacles" around your Steam account on September 26, when it comes out...

Savior is a 2D Metroidvania fueled by nostalgic pixel art and parkour

Savior
Savior is a 2D Metroidvania action-adventure from indie studio Starsoft Entertainment. You play the role of Sam, a stranger thrown in the middle of a war in the island-nation of Arcadia. There, you will parkour and fight your way through medieval wilds and a futuristic underworld depicted in beautiful old-school pixel art.

The Church in the Darkness opens its gates in August

The Church in the Darkness
The Church in the Darkness, an open-ended stealth game where you infiltrated a cult, is coming out on August 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lArVvkujE Developed by indie studio Paranoid Productions, The Church in the Darkness puts you in the shoes of ex-cop Vic. Vic is on a mission to infiltrate the South...

Indie game Elk tells real stories that are too weird to be true

Elk reveal trailervideo
Elk is a narrative game based on a series of real stories by real people. These stories are weird, surreal, and bizarre, but developer Triple Topping swears they are all based on first-hand accounts. How weird can it really be? Well, one of the stories tells of Lauge, brother of Elk's director Astrid, who...

Former Wolfenstein and Doom devs open indie studio Bad Yolk

Bad Yolk
Joel Jonsson and Michael Paixao, both former developers at MachineGames, have banded together with 8 senior AAA devs to form Bad Yolk. Together, they share 90+ years of experience and have worked on 14 AAA title. These include Wolfenstein: The New Order, Doom 2016, Chronicles of Riddick, Eve Online, Gears of War, The Division,...

Summer Catchers chases the sun on PC, Switch and mobile

Summer Catchers
Upgrade your ramshackle wooden car and start an epic journey to catch up with summer in the aptly titled Summer Catchers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFhL4BDzI6Y Chu is a sweet girl from up north who dreams of seeing summer, the oceans, mountains, and a world not covered in snow. She hops into her...

Gibbous is a Lovecraftian horror story done as a Saturday-morning cartoon

Crazy cultists, Great Old Ones, and a talking cat with an attitude - these are just some of the horror you'll encounter in Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfbel8N52xY Gibbous is an "expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure" where you play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world....

Mesmerizing adventure game Vane is coming to Steam July 23

Vane
Vane is a dark, desolate and downright enchanting puzzle adventure game by Tokyo-based independent studio Friend & Foe. The game has been available on PlayStation 4 since January, but this month it will finally flying onto Steam on July 23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgcnm3CYqfY In case you haven't been...

Stranded Sails is like Stardew Valley at sea with a bit of old-school Zelda

Stranded Sails boat
From Merge Games, the indie publisher that brought us Aragami, Brawlout, and Moonlighter, comes Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands. This new game features an open world, story-driven quests and a lot of exploration and farming. Stranded Sails takes inspiration from games such as Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley. But unlike these...

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