Indie builders proceed to push the envelope with the wild and bizarre worlds we get to play in. Numerous the enjoyment of this column comes from seeing what builders create, when left to their very own gadgets — and this week it’s a third-person shooter the place you’ll tackle the world, preventing as a espresso bean who barrels headfirst into James Bond-level motion.
We’ve got harmful espresso beans and extra in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips, and screenshots of works in progress. Every week, the Polygon workers scours the web for essentially the most attention-grabbing video games nonetheless beneath development, to present you a sampler of the good up-and-coming tasks.
This week we now have a correct kick-off into October with a spooky open-world journey, a gardening sim which you could play now as a part of Steam’s Subsequent Fest, a Jet Set Radio-esque third-person preventing recreation, and a hardcore racing recreation that’s truly simply actually cute.
This espresso bean will wake you up by kicking your ass
This bean has obtained some pep in its step (and likewise two weapons). Killer Bean is a third-person shooter the place you play a espresso bean. A clip posted by its developer, Jeff Lew, exhibits the bean fearlessly approaching a totally armored tank in an enormous, pure surroundings. You gotta admire the spunk behind this one! As of now, the builders plan to launch Killer Bean in 2022. You possibly can observe updates on the developer’s Twitter account.
A spooky RPG that jogs my memory of Majora’s Masks
Pretty Hellplace is making a recreation known as Dread Delusion — a spooky open-world RPG the place you discover floating islands and encounter creatures like a goth woman sporting a black cloak that floats over the college. A short clip of the game exhibits off its world, together with a large looming moon within the sky that jogs my memory of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The sport is coming “quickly” in response to its Steam page and you’ll wishlist it now.
Play a demo of this peaceable sim on Steam’s Subsequent Fest
The Backyard Path is a fantastically crafted recreation that appears like an aged-up world from a kids’s storybook. A GIF from the game exhibits one character you’ll encounter within the recreation, Greet Reed, a large humanized stalk of celery. The builders at Carrotcake describe the sport as a “slice-of-life sim concerning the joys of gardening.” The builders will launch the sport someday in 2021, and you’ll play a demo of it as a part of Steam’s Next Fest proper now.
Oh no! One other new Jet Set-esque indie recreation
Nukefist is a duo making a Jet Set Radio-esque, third-person preventing recreation known as Genokids. A short clip shows the sport’s preventing in motion the place the character pulls off a slick combo together with a dodge. Though the developer says there’s numerous sprucing to do, it already appears to be like fairly snazzy with the character’s vibrant blue sword and tremendous dramatic assaults. There’s no launch date on this recreation but, however you possibly can observe the builders’ work on their Twitter account.
The cutest racer for hardcore speedsters
The builders of Circuit Superstars promote their upcoming recreation as a “top-down racer constructed by racing followers, for racing followers,” but additionally its toy automobiles are simply dang cute. One of many builders, Alberto Mastretta, confirmed a GIF of a small toy automobile rolling over from its roof again onto its wheels. Mastretta says that is an “vital mechanic” for precisely simulating the automobile, but it surely additionally appears to be like cute struggling to get again up. Unique Hearth Video games is growing the sport for Xbox One and can launch the sport on March 5, 2022. You possibly can take a look at extra details about the game on its Steam page.
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