It should be no surprise that the rise of the human population has lead to more independent solo ventures of mankind. As the gaming market gets oversaturated with content and major developers aiming wildly at what the public want. It is good to see that independent gaming developers are striving to create a whole new gaming experience filled with new characters, vibrant worlds and stunning imagery. Below is a list of the top 4 indie games slated to be released late 2014 to early 2015.
Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC)
Telling from the trailer the story itself is a heartwarming adventure filled with magic and awe. According to Moon Studios the art was inspired by Rayman and Child of Light, with a story like The Iron Giant and The Lion King. The graphics are beautiful, the story is gripping, and the characters are loveable. No doubt this will be a majestic entry stored in your hard drive.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Playstation 4)
This is an upcoming first person adventure game being developed by The Chinese Room. The game is set in a large open world based around six character, each telling their own story, and each connected to landmarks in a constantly evolving world. The developers were inspired by British apocalyptic sci-fi of the 1960-70, taking elements from Death of Grass, A Wrinkle in Skin, and The Tide Went Out. No doubt this will be a fun game, afterall it is the spiritual successor to Dear Esther.
White Night (PC, Mac, Xbox)
White Night is a third person adventure game that implements survival horror and puzzle game while mixing a blend of different influences and disciplines for a total experience of art, storytelling and game design. Inspired by filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski, as well as german expressionism the use of black and white buids a solid, visual identity that connects to the games design and story.
Night in the Woods (Playstation 4)
Night in the Woods feautres Mae a cat who dropped out of college and wants to do nothing but break stuff, chill with friends and cling to life of aggrssive aimlessness. (sounds familiar) However, when she plans to return home, her old town isnt the same. Her friend have grown apart, her old town is changing, and Mae is undergoing some unexplained changes, giving you mysterious abilities that allow you to visit a side of town you never knew existed.