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Top 10 Indie Games of EGX 2015

8. Unbox

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The cardboard box has been largely underrepresented in the video game sphere. Previously nothing more than a hiding place for stealth agents or something for a plucky hero to kick around and loot through, it’s finally time for that six-faced storage cube to claim the limelight. In Prospect Games’ Unbox, you play as a cardboard box. What else?

Unbox has both a single-player and multiplayer mode. The single player is basically an open world to explore, find collectibles and complete challenges. Multiplayer has several different modes for couch co-op fun, such as races and battles. We tried out single player at EGX, and it was great fun. Graphically, it’s very impressive. Set on a tropical island, the locations are lush, and the bright, vivid colour palette is a treat for the eyes.

Unbox is set to release on PC in May 2016.


7. YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

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When you hear “RPG” you instantly think of battling hellspawn, trawling dark dungeons and saving the world from its impending doom. YIIK (that’s Y-two-K, by the way, not “yik”) tackles the genre slightly differently. Whilst it does have dark and supernatural undertones, from the outset, YIIK looks very ordinary. You play as Alex, a very ordinary mid-town guy, just home from college, who stumbles across a strange internet forum that leads him on a journey of adventure and discovery.

YIIK does everything you’d expect from an old-school RPG – exploration, puzzles, turn-based battles – and from what we saw in the preview, it does it all extremely well. The art style is stylistically simple; brightly-coloured blocky 3D graphics are a pleasure to look at, and whilst the nitty-gritty of the story remains something of a mystery, it certainly looks very promising. It’s set to release later this year on PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and PC.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!