Here we are at the end of another week, and there has been much in the way of indie news. This week we have the Steam Indie Spring Summer Sale, a new game called King Voxel and an indie platformer called Schein. This is all exciting news and the Steam sale is just the icing on top of the cake.
The first game we’ll be taking a look at today is called Schein and is an up-and-coming indie platformer. It has been compared my many indie fans to both Limbo and Braid, and is currently aiming for an Indiegogo campaign by the 5th of May, this year. This is what the developers had to say about the game:
Set in the middle of a glum and murky swamp, Schein takes you on the perilous journey of a desperate father, who is grieving for his lost son. Wandering aimlessly through the swamp, he keeps reaching dead ends and hope is slowly fading. Just as the darkness threatens to swallow him completely, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of a ghost light named “Irrlicht”. As the Irrlicht’s glow touches their surroundings, the world slowly begins to change, transforming it into an altogether different place. Through this beautiful metamorphosis, the man can now follow paths that had not been visible before.
Step into the young man’s soggy shoes, entrust your life to the witty little Irrlicht and discover the dangerous secrets of the swamp. Learn to solve puzzles and trigger mechanisms, to overcome obstacles and continue your perilous journey through the darkness. Shed the Irrlicht’s light on your surroundings to uncover new realities and find hidden paths, which lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp. But beware, numerous ancient spirits guard the spluttering muds and make your chance of survival dreadfully slim!
Whilst Schein may be similar in some ways to both Limbo and Braid, it does incorporate some classic platforming elements. This is definitely an indie game to be on the look out for.
The next game up on the agenda is called King Voxel. Developed by Phillip Meyer, the game is a PC Zelda inspired rogue-like game, where randomisation of the map levels, dungeons and such is key to the experience. Every time you play King Voxel, the map is generated in a uniquely new way, and so the experience is always fresh. This is what Meyer had to say about the game:
King Voxel is an exciting new action adventure game that is deep into development. It was inspired by the best action adventure games of the past like “Adventure” on the Atari 2600, and “The Legend of Zelda” on the NES. The key innovations of this game are the unique cell shaded voxel graphics and random quest generation allowing for essentially infinite replay value! The focus of this game is on gameplay. Combat and exploration are the key components of this game.
Meyer is currently running a Indiegogo campaign for King Voxel. If you follow the link above, you can donate some money towards the game’s development. We’ll keep you updated about any further developments for King Voxel.
The final piece of news for this week is concerning the Steam Indie Summer Sale. The indie sale will be running from the 21st of March until to the 29th of March. As shown in the image above, there are few games on sale, with some really good deals. So be sure to check it out.
Anyway, that’s it for this week. We will keep you updated on any more news as it comes in. Remember to check back next week, as always.