From indie titles to AAA studios, the concept of ‘Games as Art’ is more prevalent than ever before. We take a look at a few of our favourites
When it comes to indie titles, everyone has their favourite game in their Steam list. That one gem they’ve invested hundreds of hours into over the course of months or years. But once you’ve mastered the gameplay and completed all you can, how can you make your experience feel fresh again? Mods are the answer.
If you’ve ever dipped a toe into the design-heavy, storytelling Indie genre you might be thinking “not another dating sim!”. Well, worry not, Arcade Spirits is far from your run of the mill love story. Far from similar titles like ‘Dream Daddy’ and ‘Monster Prom’, Arcade Spirits focuses on gaming...
A simple premise with a nice gameplay overhaul, Parkitect is a title that doesn’t pretend to be any more than what it is; a 2018 remake of one of my most popular genres of the early 2000s. And for those who have a particular soft spot for any of the ‘theme’ games, then this indie title might just be the ideal next purchase for you.
When it comes to colony management titles, there’s one game that’s at the front of everyone’s mind. But while Northgard might not be the giant in its own niche, it has a unique charm and interesting premise all of its own. That makes it more than worth trying out for fans of the genre and newbies alike.
When it comes to the genre of ‘dungeon crawler’, there are a wide variety of games that come to mind – from the medieval horror style of Diablo to the popular and heavily religion-inspired Binding of Isaac. Enter the Gungeon, on launch, was a new and unique way to experience the ‘crawler’ genre that still holds up today.
With some clever added features, familiar gameplay elements and overall a game that feels as good to play as it looks, Kingdom Two Crowns is another title that developer Noio can be proud of, as they step their formula up a notch thanks to new mechanics and free DLC that’s sure to impress.
Wildly, and unexpectedly, successful, Bendy and the Ink Machine has gone from strength to strength from its 24-hour initial development window thanks to its unique premise, retro appearance and all-round appealing style. But does Bendy’s Final Chapter quite live up to the hype?