game news This week’s 6 indie games (PC, Switch, PS5, PS4) not to be missed
Like every week, we give you an overview of upcoming releases over the next seven days on the independent domain side.
A card game with roots in 18th century Europe, Card Shark has the peculiarity of inviting cheats to get to the table of the King of France. To achieve this, you will have to use real techniques developed by the Count of Saint-Germain in “Memoirs Without Words”. It’s up to you to handle the cards and mini games correctly to unlock new places, make more profits and reach your goal. A frankly compelling experience during our preview: “Beyond the very good adjectives: its writing, its artistic direction, or its very concept (making the player an expert cheat in 18th century France) Card Shark seems to – after four hours of playing – succeed in a crazier game.“
- Release date: 06/02/2022 / PC, Switch
A horrific visual novel, CORPSE FACTORY opens up in Tokyo, where rumors circulate about a strange location that allows you to pretend someone’s death is simple. Corpse Girl makes it possible to put a screenshot of a person online. As soon as this photo is sent, the site promises its death within days. And then, as if by chance, assassinations multiply in the city. Panic spreads throughout the city, and future victims of Corpse Girl even received a photo of their corpse, along with a visual history. The player is then tasked with thwarting death and this horrific ritual.
- Release date: 06/01/2022 / PC, Switch
A marine adventure/exploration game that will surely remind you of Playdead’s experiences, Silt offers you a dive into 2D settings. It seems that our diver is able to transfer his consciousness to other living beings to get out of various situations. Alone at the bottom of the sea, he will have to cross the abyss in search of forgotten mysteries. The hero travels through underwater ruins and ancient, fallen mechanical structures while discovering native animals, creatures that have evolved in completely certain ways. Some of them are likely to be quite hostile.
- Release date: 06/01/2022 / PC
Ashina: The Red Witch
Launching on Kickstarter, Ashina: The Red Witch is a pixel art adventure game that invites you alongside Ash on a journey into the afterlife. In a world of spirits full of strange creatures, the heroine must find her way home and above all save her sister.The powers that beOn the gameplay side, it should mainly be about solving puzzles with surrounding objects and the following dialogues in order to enhance the story. Note in this regard that the game will not be available in French at release. An introduction is given to you for free on the platform steam.
- Release date: 04/06/2022 / PC
It is a 2D action/platform game, in which Souldiers ask you to fight for your freedom in a wonderful and colorful world. It depicts the spirits of fallen warriors forced to follow a Valkyrie who arrives from nowhere. You will be asked to choose from three classes: warrior, archer, or magician. Each has different abilities and gameplay, as well as a custom skill tree. The player explores vast environments, solves puzzles, and fights opponents in close combat. The title preview was rather attractive: “After a few hours in the company of the Souldiers, it’s hard not to be excited about this working platform developed by Retro Forge studio. Almost everything is flawless.“
- Release date: 06/02/2022 / PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
A tower defense and dungeon crawler composed of RPG elements, Dwerve puts you in the shoes of a brilliant young dwarf. The hero’s mission is to travel to the underground ruins and discover lost constellations, traps and other techniques in order to fend off the evil witch Vandra and her minions. The latter has a plan to conquer the surface lands. The secret kingdom is also filled with secrets and mysteries that you can solve. It will be possible to improve towers and parts: each tree has its own branch of improvements. Finally, it will be necessary to show a strategy to thwart the superiors standing in front of you.
- Release date: 05/31/2022 / PC