The GameGrin Indie Spotlight aims to give attention to videogames that the independent scene has offered us over the past month. Whether it be due to quality, success, or creativeness, these are the independent games that stood out to us over the month of November.
3rd November 2021
Time travel is one of my favourite plot elements, and games set in “real” houses when your character is small is also something I enjoy — cue Time Loader. It received a great review, which I didn’t even write, and sees you controlling an RC car with a grabby arm, trying to prevent a personal catastrophe in the past.
Play if you enjoy: Back to the Future: The Game, the 1990s
4th November 2021
Although turn-based strategy isn’t my go-to genre, the art style in Recon Control is just too adorable to ignore. Send in your squad to brutally murder enemy forces across 25 missions, employing either stealth or a full frontal assault.
4th November 2021
The recent renaissance of third-person platformers has certainly been a refreshing one to me, and Demon Turf even harkens back to one of my favourite consoles: the Dreamcast. Our review was certainly positive, and you’d probably agree if you like jumping around the place with a plucky protagonist.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, Windows, Xbox One & X|S
Play if you enjoy: A Hat in Time, old-school platformers
11th November 2021
Time loops are a kind of time travel, and I’ve already established that I like that. So when I found out that Henry's Day has you reliving the same day over and over, I was immediately intrigued. Find out how to escape the loop in the open world of Summer City, and try to find your Zooble phone.
Play if you enjoy: Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, time limits
Bright Memory: Infinite
Release Date: 11th November 2021
Originally a really gorgeous tech demo, the one-person development team managed to flesh it out into a well-received game with gorgeous visuals. Bright Memory: Infinite sees you playing as Shelia, using psychic powers, melee weapons, and firearms to keep the dead from being reawakened.
Platforms: Xbox X|S, Windows
Play if you enjoy: Bright Memory, fast-paced action
Release Date: 16th November 2021
While there are plenty of games about raiding tombs, there are few that are slow moving. That’s where Rob Riches excels, as the traps in each tomb only move when you do, giving you time and space to think things through. Collect coins and discover mysteries, all at your own pace!
Play if you enjoy: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, most Indiana Jones movies
That’s just some of the amazing indie titles released in November, and hopefully there’s something that caught your eye.