Top Games Featured During Gamescom’s Awesome Indies Showcase
Arcadian Atlas has to be on the radar of any tactical RPG fan since the late 90s and early 2000s. Inspired by classics like Tactics Orge and Final Fantasy Tactics, Arcadian Atlas has always looked good on paper since its Kickstarter a few years ago, but as we know, on paper it doesn’t always translate into real success. especially in the TRPG world. Fortunately, Arcadian Atlas appears to be delivering on its promises and has continued to look impressive as more content is released. In the Awesome Indies showcase at Gamescom 2021, Arcadian Atlas released a new trailer (see here) that intensified the intrigue in two of the critical parts of any good TRPG: the classes and the story.
We tested the mature history of Arcadian Atlas. As you can see from the image above, the game is not going to hit you when it comes to assassinations and political drama. There was also a look at eight of the twelve + classes that are planned for Arcadian Atlas and they all look wonderful and different from each other. It should be wonderful to gather a strategic force made up of vastly different fighting styles.
The only sad part is that we will have to wait until 2022 for the full release and as of now, it is only planned to release on PC.
Terrorbane, on the surface without really seeing anything else, it looks like a traditional RPG that uses a retro visual style, very common in this era, especially on PC, as many AAA developers have moved on from the genre. However, as the new trailer was shown yesterday, there are much more here.
In Terrorbane, the hero will face not only monsters in the game, but a developer who constantly wants to try to change and improve the game. This disrupts the world around the hero, and he will be forced to deal with mistakes and failures in order to survive and reach the end of the story.
Terrorbane is obviously very meta, and will feature references to iconic games in the genre, lots of fourth wall breaking, and irreverent humor from the game developer.
Sadly, you’ll have to wait until 2022 to start fighting the bugs of the mysterious developer Terrorbane.
Between Terrorbane, Dice Legacy and others too, I have to give Awesome Indies showcasing credit, they put together a sizzling reel of some really unique and creative games.
Dice Legacy aims to combine roguelike and city builder genres along with elements of tabletop dice games in a unique management experience. You will have to build your city to the best of your ability while fighting not only the forces of evil lurking outside your border, but also with the rolling of the dice. If things don’t go your way, you’ll need to find a way to adapt and adapt as you go.
Dice-based games have started to pick up steam recently and I totally agree, especially when they are being injected into something unexpected like a city management game. Combined with roguelike elements, hopefully you will get a unique experience every time you try the game.
Unlike some of the games shown yesterday, Dice Legacy isn’t too far off either, which is a pleasant surprise. It will be out on September 9 for Switch and PC. Check out their trailer here to see how this unique combination will play out.
There is no light
As you can probably see in the image above, or in the Awesome Indies Trailer If you’ve already checked it out, There Is No Light is not a game for the faint of heart. In fact, it is intended to be a very dark and bloody action game set in a world with horrible beasts that need to be killed.
Human civilization has collapsed and been replaced by a religious society that worships some rather questionable gods after being forced to live underground for some time. The main character’s son was brought in to be handed over to this seemingly malevolent god, and his father is Annoying about that.
Even though I haven’t played it myself yet (a demo is available) the vibe I get is a mix of the story from the original God of War trilogy, where you have a very angry main character looking to open a can of screaming at anyone who gets in his way with precision-paced action fast reminiscent of Hades (minus the roguelike elements).
While we’ve gotten heavy on the retro-feeling games on this list, that, of course, wasn’t all of the Awesome Indies content, of course. Anyone who’s a fan of action games, especially those in the vein of Devil May Cry should definitely have their ears perked up for Soulstice.
It follows a rather perverse premise where the “Wraiths” torment the common people of the Soulstice world, and certain people are reborn as Chimera. In this case, a sister, Lute, sacrificed her physical form to give her other sister, Briar, superhuman combat abilities to fight the Wraiths. However, Lute is still present in the form of a ghost that can follow Briar wherever she goes.
Soulstice seems to be heavily story-driven around this dark plot, and it should be filled with brutal combat and visuals as you progress through the game and perfect its fast-paced 3D action.
Those were some of our staff favorites from yesterday’s Awesome Indies show, but which ones were yours? Let us know in the comments below.