The recent EGX Rezzed 2016, held in April in London’s Tobacco Docks, was a showcase for all the best and most promising indie games (and some not so indie – Dark Souls III and Quantum Break were both proudly on display, amongst others) and a great opportunity to go try out some great upcoming releases. Of course, the GameSpew team went to get their fill of games to look forward to.
With over 150 games to check out, there was a lot of great talent on display. Along with another opportunity to check out some of the great titles we saw at last year’s EGX 2015, we got to feast our eyes on lots of new promising games. It’s been difficult to choose, but we’ve narrowed down our Top 10 Indie Games to Watch Out For From EGX Rezzed 2016…
10. Featherpunk Prime
As the name may suggest, Featherpunk Prime by Super Hatch Games sees feathers meet steampunk in this side-scrolling action platformer. Playing as a robo-flamingo (yes, really), your task is to make your way through the randomly-generated levels on a quest to defeat the evil Cybirdroid Corporation.
Although we only got a brief go at Featherpunk Prime, we’re pretty excited to see more. The old school gameplay style has a modern feel to it thanks to a roster of interesting weapons and unique visual design, and the ever-increasing difficulty level is enough to give even the most ardent of platform players a run for their money. Yes, we may have died quickly but it left us wanting to keep trying.
Kingdom, the infamously mysterious fantasy rogue-like is coming to Xbox One! A mixture of 2D sidescrolling adventure with strategy and resource management, Kingdom has been available on PC since October last year, but is getting an Xbox One release sometime soon.
This game drew crowds because of its beautiful pixel art and intoxicatingly opaque gameplay mechanics. We returned three times to play, each time learning more about the game. We don’t want to say too much because it’ll ruin the many surprises in store for those who look into this game, but suffice to say it is full of gorgeous mystery and, rare of any game now, intricate subtlety.