This fall officially begins this week, and as the temperature cools down, now is a good time to stay indoors and play video games. There are a lot of exciting projects launched this year, and we think this is a good time to highlight some games that are easy to miss. Just like leaves on a tree, indie games may suddenly appear in the game scene, and it is sometimes difficult to understand what is there. This year, we are happy to help you pick a lot of these indie games for you to read. In the next few months, we will look at the progress of these games. We will learn more about upcoming content and a lot of exciting independent scene news. From the Triple I version to the lesser-known games, get ready to celebrate the indie games of the fall.
Grab a pumpkin spice latte and let’s catch
As we enter the fall, there are now a large number of excellent indie games available. With unexpected, last-minute announcements and long-awaited releases, these weeks have been eventful. This is a useful summary of independent news that you may have missed in the game to help you start the fall celebration.
Platform: PS5, Switch, PC
This black and white adventure game is easy and fascinating. Put the camera in your hands, invite you to travel the world and help people master your photography skills. The game was short, lasting only about four hours, but never felt rushed or dissatisfied. From the comfort of your home, you will embark on a journey through woodland parks, seaside destinations and big cities. But your final destination is the highest mountain in the region, where the famous Thom phenomenon occurs.
Platform: Switch, PC
Eastward, released last week, won the title of “Pixel Paradise” and scored 8.5 points in the game Game informant Comment by Dan Tack. This gorgeous pixel style game tells of an unusual duo trying to escape their suffocating post-apocalyptic society. You need to solve puzzles and fight the bad guys on the journey to the east. To do this, you need to switch back and forth between John the former miner and Sam, a young girl with mysterious powers.
Deltarune Chapter 2
Toby Fox, the creator of the popular game “Undertale”, revealed on September 15 that he plans to abandon Chapter 2 of “Triangle Rune” within two days. Fans were buzzing about this unexpected news and counted down excitedly until September 17, when they can get this expected follow-up. The first chapter of Deltarune was launched in October 2018, so the rapid release of the next chapter is welcome news.
Valheim fireplace and home update
Also in the exciting new content category, Viking adventurer Valheim released its fireplace and home expansion on September 16. Since the initial Early Access release, Valheim developers have postponed the release of the update several times. The team explained that they are overwhelmed by the surge in interest in Valheim and the work they have done to keep the basic game running smoothly. As the name suggests, Hearth and Home introduces some features to make your self-built shelter more comfortable, including additional furniture options, devices to destroy unwanted items, and the ability to tame your own liquid oxygen.
A batch of promising titles
At the end of September, there were some independent releases that coincided exactly with the beginning of the fall. Here are all the games that will be launched this month.
Keena: The Bridge of Spirit
Platform: PS5, PS4, PC
Although initially scheduled for release in 2020, “Kena: Bridge of Souls” is ready to be released on September 21. You play the nominal spiritual guide, helping the soul enter the afterlife with the help of a lovely creation named Rot. The beautiful environment is inspired by places like Bali and Japan, but it is not an open world. Speaking of inspiration, when we talked to the developer Ember Lab, they mentioned the Legend of Zelda series as a reference point for the team.
Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Sable combines unique aesthetics, open-world exploration and stories about identity, and is one of our most anticipated games this year. The two-person development team Shedworks announced the game three years ago. It does not contain combat elements, but encourages players to ride a hovercraft to walk in the vast and eye-catching desert. Sable has an ancient secret structure and a character full of personality. When it was released on Game Pass on September 23, there were many for players to discover.
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
So, you decide to become a firefighter, but not the kind of firefighter who has been rigorously trained and has professional life-saving tools. No, you chose to become a responder through an application called Embr. As a new odd job in the fire extinguishing industry, you and up to three friends must respond to customer emergencies and save lives and property as soon as possible to get the most benefit. Although it has been in the first experience on Steam for some time, the game will officially land on consoles on September 23. With its ragdoll physics, stupid requests and heinous gadgets, Embr is the best time to put out the fire.
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
On September 30, he became one of the Destiny Eight in Astria Ascending, a Japanese role-playing game with amazing hand-painted art style. The game has a creative team with senior talents such as Final Fantasy writer Kazunari Nojima and composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, who is famous for “Wandering Story”, “Final Fantasy XII” and “Valkyria”. Joining them is Akihiko Yoshida, whose creative talent has brought us Nier: Automata and Bravely Default characters, as well as the art of several Final Fantasy works.
Potion Craft, dubbed the “Alchemist Simulator” by the developer Niceplay Games, will enter the early access stage on September 21st. Although this means that it will play against Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which was launched on the same day, Potion Craft may be worth a look for independent fans. The graphics of the game looks like it popped out of a medieval manuscript and asks you to open a shop as a local tonic creator in a small town. You will collect ingredients from your own magic garden, build your collection of alchemy tools, and try to attract customers.
Don’t be fooled by the painterly design or the cute green protagonist; Teacup delves into a truly terrible problem: you have no tea. The protagonist teacup is an introverted frog who plans to hold a tea party. If you don’t have a tea party, this is a problem. With story-driven and exploration as the center, the teacup will take you to its beautiful world to find herbs on September 23. If you don’t have time to watch a lot of games to the end, Teacup may be for you because it promises to be a short experience.
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Have you experienced Deathloop, 12 Minutes and Returnal, but don’t know enough about the sweet time loop gameplay? good news! Lemnis Gate is a turn-based competitive shooting game centered on time and repeated actions. It will be launched on September 28. You have 25 seconds to perform an action in a round, and the action will continue to loop as the game progresses. Then, your opponent will try to suppress you or establish its own loop of action in a 25-second round. Every time the gameplay is passed to the next player, the map will become more and more chaotic, so good luck.
Outer Wilds DLC The Echo of the Eyes
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
“Should you seize the clues to unlock the deepest secrets of the solar system,” asked Outer Wilds developer Mobius Digital. “Or is it better to leave some knowledge in the dark?” In a recent presentation by Annapurna Interactive, The DLC is called Echoes of the Eye and will be launched on September 28. The core of this mysterious expansion is an unexplainable image, an anomaly, which will allow you to start a new adventure. Outer Wilds’ first and last DLC, Echoes of the Eye promise Give players more content without disrupting the narrative of the original game.
keep a clear mind
Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC
One of the biggest festivals of autumn, Halloween, is about celebrating all the creepy things-and In Sound Mind definitely fits that description. Waking up in an unfamiliar place is itself harsh, but this psychological horror goes a step further, prompting you to investigate several deaths while navigating a disorienting structure. There is one advantage: you can pet the cat. By solving puzzles, fighting bosses, and delving into the mysteries of the game, you may get rid of the dark conspiracy of your own mind.
Platform: PS5, PS4, Switch, PC
On the last day of September, Bonfire Peak is a puzzle game that makes everything burn. Although its premise sounds crazy, this voxel art independently exudes a cold atmosphere. Its director Corey Martin even promised that the PlayStation version will provide a useful activity card for each puzzle in case you get stuck. But what do you do? In short, you are climbing all the way in a world composed of more than 100 challenging levels, throwing your belongings into the fire in the process of working hard to get rid of the past. The creators of Bonfire Peak insist that this 10-hour game will be a visual feast and a brain exercise.
Are you excited about any indie games this fall? Shout them in the comments!