Most people think that indie games suck, primarily because they were made without any support from a video game publisher. However, unknown to many, there are a lot of indie games in the market that has become successful over the years including Minecraft, World of Goo, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. And if you happen to be a big fan of these games, then I suggest that you should try these four indie games that are slowly becoming popular in the industry.
Let’s check them out:
No Man’s Sky
Perhaps one of the most hyped games of the year, No Man’s Sky is a space exploration game with no endings and limit. The game has no goals or missions to complete; it is a free world where you can do anything you want from exploration, trading, and discovery. The only thing you need to do is to survive in its infinite procedurally generated universe.
The game is developed by British-based video game developer, Hello Games Ltd.
It was released on August 13, 2016.
Steam Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/
Stardew Valley, like No Man’s Sky, offers everyone an open-ended country life RPG in a pixelated world. The game starts with the player inheriting an old farm in Stardew Valley. To survive and live, you have to turn the overgrown field into a lively farm. Learn how to farm, mine, combat, and fish. Make friends with the local community and restore Stardew Valley back to greatness.
This RPG, simulation game is developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It was released on February 27, 2016.
Steam Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/
The RimWorld is a sci-fi colony sim game driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. It is inspired the game Dwarf Fortress, the TV series, Firefly, and the Frank Herbert’s novel, the Dune. The game challenges the player to create a colony by starting with three shipwreck survivors. You have to manage everything about your colonists, including their moods, illness, wounds, and needs while trying to make your colony into a haven.
The game is developed and published by Ludeon Studios and was released on July 16, 2016.
Steam Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/294100/
If you love movies like The Pirates of Carribean, Treasure Planet, and Cutthroat Island, then the Tempest is a game you’ll surely enjoy. The Tempest is an open-world action RPG that lets you become a pirate. Roam freely and discover dozens of islands. Buy ships, upgrade it and take part in the battles. Not only will you encounter merchants and pirates, but also cult followers of a mysterious cult. Create a loyal crew and fight huge monsters like the Kraken and Leviathan.
It is developed by Lion’s Shade and published by HeroCraft. It is released on August 23, 2016.
Steam Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/418180/