Pinnin | Six Indie Games That Caught Our Eyes at E3 2018


Welcome back to another edition of Pinnin - the series where we talk about new indie games that we think would make AWESOME looking pins. Today we're talking about games shown at E3. There were so many amazing AAA reveals and showcases this year like DMC5, Death Stranding, and Cyberpunk 2077 to name a few, and of course an even greater number of indies. Here are six indies games that caught our eyes: 

1. Killer Queen Black
By: Liquid Bit

Game Description: Killer Queen Black is an intense multiplayer action/strategy platformer for up to eight players. Fly solo, or team up with three of your friends as you race to complete one of three possible victory conditions. Killer Queen Black, a new take on the arcade eSport Killer Queen, has been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for console.

Alina's take: I can finally try this game without having to go to an arcade in the US! This is gonna be one of those must have games for the Switch if you like to bring yours to parties.

Matt's take: When I was younger, it felt like games would always hit the arcades first, and then we'd patiently wait for them to hit console. I've been waiting PATIENTLY for Killer Queen to finally come home - and I can't wait to get my hands on it! 

 

2. Overcooked! 2
By: Ghost Town Games & Team 17

Game Description: Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, more co-op madness and even more Kevin with the second helping of concentrated co-op chaos! Buddy up or go it alone as you cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through dynamic and outright crazy levels. Now with online multiplayer for up to four chefs, there is no such thing as too many cooks and the steaks have never been higher as you prepare to save the Onion Kingdom... Again.

Alina's take: Overcooked is hands down my favorite couch multiplayer game so of course I'm thrilled for this sequel! I love that they added online multiplayer; can't wait to make a hot mess out of all the new recipes and kitchens.

Matt's take: There are two games that have made some of my best couch co-op memories in the last year: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and Overcooked! I look forward to more hours frantically prepping, cooking, serving, and cleaning!  

 

3. TUNIC
By: Andrew Shouldice

Game Description: TUNIC is an action adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Explore the wilderness, discover spooky ruins, and fight terrible creatures from long ago.

Alina's take: This game is bringing together 2 of the best things in the world: The Legend of Zelda and foxes. I find it interesting that TUNIC manages to look cute and mysterious at the same time, I really want to find out more about the story. Did you know this game is being made just by one person? Kudos to Andrew!

Matt's take: I've been following Tunic since it was called Secret Legend. It's a so inspiring to see such charming, intricate, and gorgeous work come from a solo dev. 

 

4. Ooblets
By: Glumberland

Game Description: Ooblets is an upcoming farming, creature collection, and town life indie game inspired by Pokémon, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing. Manage your farm, grow and train your ooblets, explore strange lands, and battle wild ooblets and other ooblet trainers.

Alina's take: I'm a sucker for these kinds of games, and the fact that it has the Double Fine seal of approval means that Ooblets is gonna be the next big thing in games that involve farming and cute things beating the hell out of each other. That new dance-off feature looks hilarious!

Matt's take: I want to collect every Ooblet, then dance with them. 

 

5. Harold Halibut
By: Slow Bros.

Game Description: Join Harold Halibut in his clumsy undertakings on an ark-like space ship trapped inside of a planet made of water. Underwater atmosphere, self-reflective humor and contemporary mechanics make up the foundation of this narrative exploration game created entirely out of craft supplies.

Alina's take: I just can't get over how this game's visuals are being made - it's simply amazing that everything is done with craft supplies. While Cuphead let us to play an old fashioned cartoon, Harold Halibut will let us control a stop-motion movie for the first time ever.

Matt's take: I love stop-motion animation - some of my favourite movies include Mary and Max, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and basically anything by LAIKA Studios. The world of Harold Halibut looks like a place where I'd take my time exploring, and just marveling at the scenery. 

 

6. Children of Morta 
By: Dead Mage Inc.

Game Description: The Bergson family has watched over Mount Morta for generations as the guardians of the mystical mountain. They now face their most dangerous trial as a family. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare.

Alina's take: Would you look at that gorgeous pixel art? Like, seriously, the only thing I can say is that I need it now.

Matt's take: I love the family aspect of this game - there's so much emotion crammed into those pixels!

 

That's it for this edition of Pinnin - hope you like our picks as much as we do! Before we leave you... here's a sneak peek at the next Indie Section pin! Can you guess who this is? HINT: You'll have a bloody good time, playing this game!