Indie Game Round Up - JAN 2022
We are extremely excited to continue our new indie news focused article series, "Indie Game Round Up!" Each month, we will showcase indie games we have discovered that we think our viewers need to know about. This January installment marks our second Indie Game Round Up! We reached out so so many developers and are really excited about the games we have to share with you all this month. After the amazing list of games we had for December, I was very excited to work on our second article. If you missed our first article, we highlight 20 amazing games like Starship Simulator or Sol Diver in our December installment available here.
We brought back Wishlist Wednesdays and Screenshot Saturdays in 2022, and will continue regular support of indie developers this year! We are very excited for this road will take us into supporting more creators. You may have noticed Game Infinite's website looks a little different now. I am excited to mentions as well, we have gone over a massive overhaul for the mobile version of gameinfinite.net
The new mobile website is much cleaner, optimized, and has a new look. Since mobile is where most of our traffic is, and with the popularity of Indie Game Round Up, I am very excited for this new update in 2022. I have many more indie and creator focused updates planned in the pipeline, and I can't wait to share them with you. As always, if you know about an indie game that needs to get shared in Indie Game Round Up, please let us know!
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(This is a news article. The games featured in this article may NOT be affiliated with and are NOT made by Game Infinite. These games and developers have no implied relationship with each other unless otherwise stated. We have contacted these developers ahead of time. Game Infinite is sharing anticipation and excitement for upcoming, possibly unplayed, an/or unreleased games, and therefore this is not a review or recommendation based on final game quality. Final Game Release is not guaranteed. We cannot speak to final product. The final versions of these games may vary widely from their current state. The developers whose games we are highlighting have not paid for this presentation or mention. Any images or links to games is owned by the developer/owners, however may contain screenshots we have taken. Developers may be currently or in the future, GiFriends members; however, GiFriends is a free program. These games are listed in no particular order.
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1. Planet of Lana
Release Date: 2022
Publisher: Thunderful Publishing
Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1608230/Planet_of_Lana/
Developer Description: "A young girl and her loyal friend embark on a rescue mission through a colorful world full of cold machines and unfamiliar creatures. Planet of Lana is a cinematic puzzle adventure framed by an epic sci-fi saga that stretches across centuries and galaxies."
Planet of Lana was first revealed during Geoff Keighley's Summer Games Fest earlier this year, and was shown again during the Game Awards. Planet of Lana is an absolutely beautiful looking game, and we were incredibly excited to be able to feature such a highly anticipated indie title in Indie Game Round Up. The "galaxy and century" spanning aspect of this game is what intrigues me the most, as it promises an adventure that spans distance and time in a way we rarely see in games. This game's art style and scope both give me high hopes that this could easily be a indie goty contender for 2022. We can expect to see Planet of Lana, coming sometime in 2022.
2. Little Ghost
Release Date: TBA
Publisher: Sync Book Games
Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1587380/Little_Ghost/
What drew me to Little Ghost right away was it's instantly eye catching art style. There is something about it that reminds me of like school sketch books, like an art book. That feeling of being back in middle school is elevated by all the school based background art like pencils and notepads. There's just something whimsical and fun about Little Ghosts 2D side-scrolling fun.
3. Shred and Tear
Release Date: Late 2022
Developer: Lucid Realm Games
Developer Description: "An ultraviolent, fast-paced, sexy and gory Hack n' Slash Single player game giving you heavy doses Adrenaline-rush with eye-candy fan service QTE and mecha-waifu."
The absolutely insane graphics and quality art that Lucid Realm Games delivers was what first caught our eye for their upcoming game Shred and Tear. The 3D models they produce in UE4 is something I would expect from a AAA studio. Shred and Tear looks like a cross between Hell and Cyberpunk themes, with some Doom vibes as well. We don't have enough games with this style and look, and the mech warfare base promises to be interesting.
4. Pre Dusk
Release Date: 4/18/22
Developer: Okba Amrate
Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1721680/Pre_Dusk/
Black and White, hyper contrasted dark shadow based art styles, make for an instantly creepy and interesting atmosphere. Just look at the Mammoth in the thumbnail for the trailer and tell me that isn't an cool dark art style. Pre Dusk is high on our radar now as we look forward to this adventure.
Release Date: TBA
Developer: The Matte Black Studio
Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1717730/LUCID/
The retro pixel art style instantly invokes nostalgia vibes, combined with the 80's dark blade runner color pallet just makes me feel like im in an 80's arcade. The color, the style, and the over all atmosphere really just scream cyber-retro and looks like a ton of fun. We can't wait to see what Matte Black Studio does with LUCID.
6. Pin Up Warlords
Release Date: TBA
Developer: Dragon Dream Studio
Developer Description: "It's a pure PVP card based game where players compete using their card sets
Main cards consist of NFTs and you'll be able to "power up" using FTs to enhance your character's abilities. Smart use of various combinations will increase your chances of winning."
It is WW3 and in this war, the war is fought with crypto powered trading cards. Players collect unique character packs and can battle friends or strangers with them. Players can win their opponents NFTs and resell them on the secondary market. Players can win battles and earn a utility token that receives commissions on sales.