Episode 14 – “Indie-scribables”
In our latest episode, we debuted a brand new feature for the show, which we’re tentatively calling “Indie-scribables”.. in which we.. err.. describe indie games..!
We’ve each picked an upcoming indie game that we think has potential and is worth drawing some attention to.
My pick this month is called Exception (Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One), a 2.5D platformer set inside a computer that tasks you with destroying a virus. The character movement physics seem quick and responsive and bright visuals and particle effects look great as you swing your sword at enemies and leap between platforms. It also has a really nice mechanic in which the world rotates around you at particular points, changing the platform geometry as you go. It’s due out this summer!
Tibbs meanswhile has gone for SkateBIRD (PC currently, consoles in the future) – Ever wanted to play a smaller-scale version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater that features birds rather than Tony and his human mates? If the answer is yes, then this game is almost certainly for you. There’s a Kickstarter that, at time of writing, is just about to close but with funding achieved three times over, its future seems secure. Tibbs was particularly excited about the custom hats that you can decorate your “Tiny Hawk” (haha!) with.
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