FEATURE | Indie Round-Up

A quick look at some Indie highlights of the last few weeks. Featuring A Short Hike and Aspire – Ina’s Tale.

Martha is Dead | REVIEW

Martha is Dead, or is she? Who knows! But what we do know is this is a damn good story. Alex talks us through his experience.

REVIEW | Where The Heart Leads

Where the Heart Leads, from Armature Studios, is a narrative focused adventure following the life and trials of Whit Anderson, a stereotypical married man with the 2.4 children and pet dog. 

REVIEW | Red Colony 2

I’m not sure where to start. Red Colony 2 is a kind of game that I’ve never really experienced before, and I can’t make my mind up on whether I enjoyed it or not…

REVIEW | Death’s Door

Ever wanted to be the Grim Reaper? Literally reaping souls into the hereafter? Then Deaths Door is the game for you. Except you’re a crow and not a Humanoid Skeleton.

REVIEW | Curious Expedition

Have you ever wanted to live out your childhood fantasies of being an explorer? Now that most of the Earth has been discovered and mapped out there remains little to be discovered. Were you able to travel back to the 19th century however you would find a wealth of corners yet to be chopped up, mixed together and placed on a map.

REVIEW | Mekorama

A good, fun puzzler with a satisfying level challenge, but this is a mobile game at heart and it’s hard to recommend on Switch when you almost certainly own a smartphone.

REVIEW | Golazo

Golazo! is an arcade football game that evokes the early 90s in both its aesthetics and its game design. But sadly, it also evokes the imprecision and frustration of playing those older games as well.

REVIEW | Freedom Finger

Disclaimer for anyone already worried about Little Jimmy being corrupted by this game – you can censor everything from the middle finger to the dialogue and subtitles for a more family friendly experience.

REVIEW | GRID Autosport

The Switch isn’t a natural fit for simulation racing games. The Joy Cons, even the Pro Controller, don’t boast analog triggers, meaning that precision acceleration and braking can only be implemented (clumsily) with the second analog stick.

REVIEW | SteamWorld Dig 2

Calling a game a perfect sequel is not a subjective matter, it can be directly compared against existing material, and so a bar can easily be set for game devs to aim for. And this is precisely what Swedish developers ‘Image & Form’ did with their 2017 sequel ‘SteamWorld Dig 2’.

REVIEW | AI: The Somnium Files

tyling itself as a futuristic, sci-fi spin on the classic noir detective stories, ‘AI: The Somnium Files’ sees you take the role of special detective Kaname Date as he seeks to track down a serial killer with the help of his A.I Eyeball called Aiba.