State Mandated Indie Roundup – 28/11/2016 – Cats in Space!
Hello, comrades! In light of the recent passing of glorious revolutionary icon, Fidel Castro, behold a selection of approved upcoming indie releases in the week commencing 28th November! Why indie? Well, as we all know, the high-production products of the bourgeoisie receive far more publicity than that of smaller proletariat gems. As such, in order to equally distribute the awareness of all video games, here are a few coming out this week that I’m looking forward to. The order of games mentioned is not indicative of ranking or quality, because that would be filthy and capitalistic.
- 28/11/2016 – Crate Punks
Crate Punks is an exclusively local co-op versus game in which you are punks, and everything is crates, and you pick up the crates to throw at the punks who are throwing the crates that are being thrown by and at the punks and… crates, and punks. It looks relatively fun, especially with the ways in which the map can be reshaped. Crates. Punks.
- 30/11/2016 – Delicious – Emily’s Message in a Bottle
Delicious – Emily’s Message in a Bottle is a fusion of those chef sim mobile games and a point-and-click adventure game… I think? It’s not exactly clear on the Steam page. It’s the 13th season in the Delicious franchise. You cook Italian food, and “COLLECT DIAMONDS and help Emily reunite her entire family through the power of cooking.” So yeah.
- 01/12/2016 – Maize
So, here’s an… interesting one. Maize is a first-person adventure game with environmental puzzles, in which scientists create sentient corn based on a misinterpreted brief from the US government. It looks to have a remarkably high production quality, and it also has a tiny grumpy Russian robot bear, which is ridiculously on-brand.
- 02/12/2016 – Space Cat
Space Cat is an arcade platforming game with randomly-generated, destructible terrain in which you are a cat in space with other cats in space, fighting UFOs and missiles bombs, like bad-ass little kitty cosmonauts. I honestly have no idea how the game will feel to play or how it actually works based on game play trailers, but needless to say I’m excited.
- 02/12/2016 – Space Jammers
Space Jammers is a sci-fi rogue-lite top-down shooter with support of up to 4-player co-op, local and online. You assume the role of an alien rock band of space kitten pirates as they loot and pillage to fund their musical career whilst getting up to general space shenanigans, which probably sounds like the best thing ever conceived plot-wise, at least.
So, that’s a selection of games releasing this week that caught my eye. I’m rather enjoying the ‘cats in space’ theme that’s going on with some of them. I’m quite a fan of space cats.
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George is a games journalist living in Bournemouth. She's the Editor-in-chief of Indie Haven, co-host of the Gameographers and the Real Heroes podcasts, and has freelance pieces published on Waypoint. View all posts by George Johnson