Indie Spotlight September 2020
The GameGrin Indie Spotlight aims to give attention to videogames the independent has offered 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 September.
Ever wondered what it would be like to explore the cursed ruins of a failed tech startup while also playing a dungeon crawler? Well, look no further than Going Under from developer Aggro Crab. This brightly coloured satirical experience is sure to offer hours of enjoyment along with laughs as you use crazy weapons to overcome even crazier enemies and bosses.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
Welcome to Paradise Island, a world outside reality. Unfortunately, there has been a murder and it’s up to “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies to solve the case. You’ll need to gather evidence, explore the open world of the island, and interrogate suspects in order to find the killer. In Paradise Killer you can accuse anyone of the murder, but you’ll have to make sure you have the proof to back it up in trial. Think you know you did it? Well, time to prove it.
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
The long awaited sequel to the all time classic roguelike is finally here. With plenty of exciting new features and a whole new world to explore, Spelunky 2 is better and better than the original in every way. Step into the shoes of the next generation of explorers and head to the Moon in search of treasure and missing family. With new characters, dangerous, multi-layered levels, and dynamic liquid physics, you’ll be exploring Spelunky 2 for hours to come.
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4
The latest title from developer Supergiant Games, the version 1.0 update released in September bringing the game out of Early Access. This roguelike dungeon crawler will see players defy the god of the dead as they embark on a hack and slash journey to escape from the underworld. With solid gameplay, plenty of replay value, and an artstyle to die for, Hades is definitely a title you don’t want to pass on.
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE
What happens when you combine a rhythm time with a first person shooter? Well, for starters you get BPM: BULLETS PER MINUTE, a rhythm-action rogue-like where you must shoot, jump, and dodge all in time to the beat of the music. This title will be sure to keep your heart pounding as you explore randomly generated dungeons to take down countless enemies all while making sure to not miss a single note.
Highway Blossoms: Next Exit
Return to Last Vegas to experience a new story in this DLC for the visual novel Highway Blossoms. Set a couple of months after the events of the first game, players will once again reunite with Amber and Marina as they attend an alien-themed convention and meet up with old friends. This new story can be enjoyed from multiple perspectives and is fully voiced by the original cast, along with some new characters as well. This DLC also adds several new musical tracks, new expressions and outfits, and new CG’s too.