While indie gaming has definitely found more mainstream appeal over the years, most gamers only ever scratch the surface of what it offers. While it’s easy to catch the latest Steam sensation or YouTube darling, a fair number of foreign games never make a blip on the radar. This is where the team at Another Indie come in.
“We have one goal; to get the best indie games to as many people as humanly possible. We believe that language and geography shouldn’t be an obstacle to gamers who want to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.”
Breaking Down the Euro-American Tether
The “Euro-American tether” refers to both language barriers and cultural ones. Another Indie works with developers to break down these barriers and bring their games to a wider audience. In addition to bringing more recognition to games from Asia, the studio also helps western games find a place in Asian markets.
Recently the studio helped bring together an entire collection exclusively comprised of games developed in China. This showcase was featured at PAX East earlier this year.
What We’ve Been Missing
Another Indie’s diverse game library features a little something for everyone. Everything from classically inspired JRPG’s to roguelike beat’em ups. All from developers you may not have heard about.
Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds
After finally reaching their Kickstarter goal, developer Semisoft is creating their love letter to classic JRPGs, Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds. The game features a beautifully rendered fantasy universe for players to explore and discover.
For an interesting twist on sacrifice and redemption take a look at Dark Star’s upcoming game, Sinner. Set in a dark and twisted realm, players must try to help a tortured soul find peace. The only way to do this is to “level-down” as they progress, sacrificing strength and stats to combat sin.
This gorgeous hand-drawn action adventure comes from the team at Bonfire Entertainment. Players join the forces of the Ato on a journey to save their planet from a slow death. Original Journey promises a story-rich experience with plenty of customization and upgrade options to personalize gameplay.
When all you have left is a bullet, a rifle, and a target you’d better make every shot count. This is the basic premise behind Chryse’s Shots Fired. Players take on the role of a pixelated assassin who’s only goal is to survive until their next job.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more 2D chibi charm, look no further than Hunter Studios’ Lost Castle. This action RPG beat’em up features fast-paced roguelike elements and randomized dungeons.
Anima: Gate of Memories
For anyone who desires a deep and multifaceted story with formidable combat, Anima Project’s, Anima: Gate of Memories could be just the ticket. After a successful Kickstarter and prolonged development cycle the game is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox.
Heart & Slash
If you don’t mind your fighting games being a bit more cartoony and dystopian, developer AHEARTFULOFGAMES has their robot brawler, Heart & Slash. Play as Heart, an innocent robot struggling to survive in a post-human civilization. The game offers plenty of customization options for the intrepid Heart, as well as a persistent progression system that extends beyond the realms of permadeath.
Funk of Titans
Wrap your mind around the world of A Crowd Of Monster’s Funk of Titans, if you can. The story follows the trials of Perseus, son of Zeus and all around funky champion of rhythm. When some new Titans attempt to dethrone Zeus as the lord of all that is funky, it’s up to Perseus to stop them. It looks every bit as ridiculous as it sounds so it has to be good.
Do you know what most dungeon crawlers are lacking? Fire power! Thankfully, Milkstone Studios has stepped up to deliver a FPS Roguelite that isn’t afraid to knock out a few teeth. Ziggurat puts players in the role of a neophyte sorcerer carrying out his rite of passage. The results include badass bosses, trapped covered labyrinths, and (oddly enough) carrots.
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