Game news The 6 Indie Games of the Week Not to Miss (PC, Switch, PS5, PS4)
As every week, we offer you an overview of the releases of the next seven days on the part of the indie sphere.
Card Shark, a card game rooted in 18th-century Europe, has the particularity of inviting you to cheat to reach the table of the King of France. Therefore, to achieve this, you must use real techniques developed by the Count of Saint-Germain in his “Memoirs without Words”. It’s up to you to handle the maps and mini-games correctly to unlock new locations, get more income and reach your goal. An honestly compelling experience during our preview: “Apart from very good qualities: its writing style, its artistic direction or its concept (which makes the player an expert in cheating in 18th century France), Card Shark seems – after our four hours of play – to be even crazier.
- Date of use: 06/02/2022 / PC, switch
CORPSE FACTORY is a chilling visual novel set in Tokyo, where rumors are spreading about a strange site that allows you to claim someone’s death with a simple photograph. Corpse Girl actually makes it possible to post a snapshot of a person online. Once this image is sent, the site promises her death within days. And then, as if by chance, the attacks in the city piled up. Panic spreads through the city, and future Corpse Girl victims are even given a photo of their own corpse, along with a predictable date. The player is then tasked with thwarting death and this macabre ritual.
- Date of use: 06/01/2022 / PC, switch
Inevitably reminiscent of the Playdead experiences, Silt is an adventure/sea exploration game that offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in 2D environments. Our diver seems to be able to transfer his consciousness into other living beings to get out of different situations. Alone on the seabed, he must cross the abyss in search of forgotten secrets. The hero travels through underwater ruins and ancient collapsed mechanical structures, discovering the local fauna, creatures that have evolved in a very special way. Some of them are probably quite hostile.
- Release date: 06/01/2022 / PC
Ashina: The Red Witch
Released on Kickstarter, Ashina: The Red Witch is a pixel art adventure game that invites you to journey into the afterlife alongside Ash. In a spirit world full of strange creatures, the heroine must find her way home and, most importantly, save her sister.powers that be“. On the gameplay side, the main focus should be on solving puzzles with surrounding objects and following dialogues to advance the story. In this regard, note that the game will not be available in French at release. You will a prologue offered free on the platform steam.
- Release date: 06/04/2022 / PC
Souldiers, a 2D action/platform game, challenges you to fight for your freedom in a fantastic and colorful universe. It depicts the souls of fallen warriors forced to follow a Valkyrie that appears out of nowhere. You will be asked to choose between three classes: warrior, archer or mage. Each has different skills and gameplay, in addition to a dedicated skill tree. The player explores vast environments, solves puzzles and fights opponents in intense battles. The preview of the title was quite attractive: “After a few hours in the company of Souldiers, it’s hard not to get excited about this action-platformer developed by studio Retro Forge. Almost everything is impeccable.
- Use date: 02/06/2022 / PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Dwerve is a tower defense and dungeon crawler that consists of RPG elements and puts you in the shoes of a young dwarf craftsman. The protagonist’s mission is to travel to the underground ruins and excavate towers, traps and other lost technologies to fend off the evil witch Vandra and her minions. The latter have a plan to conquer the lands of the surface. The underground kingdom is also full of mysteries and riddles for you to solve. It will be possible to upgrade towers and parts: each tree has its own upgrade branch. Eventually it will be necessary to show strategy to defeat the bosses that are in front of you.
- Release date: 05/31/2022 / PC
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