When you’re stuck knee-deep in Destiny 2, FIFA 18 or Forza Motorsport 7, it’s pretty easy to forget the rest of the world exists. These bigger titles are designed to be beautiful time-sinks, and they’re good at it. So naturally, keeping track of all the brilliant indie games that are sprouting all over Steam, consoles and mobile can be a full time job.
Narrative-powered adventure Anamorphine is Artifact 5’s attempt to broach the complexities of post-traumatic denial. It’s a heavy subject, but protagonist Tyler acts like a key that unlocks the inner mechanisms of guilt; when his wife Elena is overcome by depression, it’s your job to navigate between memories, uncover secrets, and help him confront troubling emotions before they consume his mind entirely.
Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer first-person shooter by developers Bungie. Being an online FPS, there’s plenty of loot that can be gathered during your gameplay sessions and as such, Bungie has implemented gameplay forcing players to go through a bit of a grind.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War has been subject to quite a bit of criticism since it’s gameplay reveal this year – some of which has been attributed to the scope of content the game is promising and how effectively it will actually be introduced.
If you’ve got a soft spot for animal simulators, minimalist art, or causing general mayhem, you might want to keep Untitled Goose Game on your indie radar. It’s currently in development by House House, the Aussie group behind the hilarious yet disturbing Push Me Pull You.
While Unity is typically associated with game development, one director sought to walk the path less trodden. With Unity 2017’s heightened graphics power and visual sequencing tool (Timeline), Neill Blomkamp saw a niche for film-making. ADAM: The Mirror and ADAM: The Prophet are sequels to the 2016 short-film ADAM, and premiered during the Unite Austin Keynote.
Gaming peripherals innovator SteelSeries announced today that its Arctic 3 gaming headset range would be jazzed up with the addition of three new colours.