Coming Out — September 17

Feature article

This week, starting September 17, after two weeks of high octane massive releases we appreciate a chance to slow down and savour a week of phenomenal indie titles. With a variety of genres there is plenty to keep you interested from RPG’s with a fan following and puzzlers from a local studio.

So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.

The Brd’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep  |  18/09/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: PC
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Publisher: inXile Entertainment

Game description:

“The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.” – [source]

Undertale  |  19/09/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: 8-4
Publisher: 8-4

Game description:

“Fall into the underworld and explore a hilarious and heartwarming world full of dangerous monsters. Date a skeleton, dance with a robot, cook with a fishwoman…or destroy everyone where they stand. The future is yours to determine!” – [source]

Distance  |  19/09/18

Genre: Racing
Platforms: PC
Developer: Refract
Publisher: Refract

Game description:

“Distance is an atmospheric racing platformer. Fusing futuristic arcade racing with parkour, survive a deadly, mysterious, neon-drenched city by jumping, rotating, and flying.” – [source]

Transference  |  19/09/18

Genre: Narrative
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: SpectreVision
Publisher: Ubisoft

Game description:

“Imagine an escape room set in a deranged mind. Experience a first-person exploration game in a chilling new dimension. Shift between three perspectives of a family and unravel the mystery hiding in this mind-bending psychological thriller.” – [source]

The Gardens Between  |  20/09/18

Genre: Puzzler
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: The Voxel Agents
Publisher: The Voxel Agents

Game description:

“The Gardens Between is a surreal puzzle adventure that follows best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they fall into a mysterious world of beautiful garden islands. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and discover the secrets of each island.” – [source]

Cameron got a chance to chat with creators of The Gardens Between at PAX Aus 2017, see why he fell in love with it at first sight.

Star Control: Origins  |  21/09/18

Genre: Tactic
Platforms: PC
Developer: Stardock Entertainment
Publisher: Stardock Entertainment

Game description:

“Star Control is a space role-playing game in which you command Earth’s first interstellar starship on a mission to save the Earth from hostile alien empires. – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

The Gardens Between
20/09/18

When a game comes a long with a unique idea and a cool art style it’s hard not to take notice. Melbourne based Voxel Agents have brought both of those things but also just a great game.

After falling in love with it back at PAX 2017 the Checkpoint team have been keeping this puzzler on our radar. Not only is it great to have a fun new puzzler but also a local team smashing it out of the park.

What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!