If this year’s E3 expo showed us anything it’s that indie game developers are built different. Throughout the span of the four day long event, viewers were shown dozens of new titles coming to consoles and PC, and many of those titles came from small studios turning passion projects into marketable content. Between this summer’s E3 and the 2021 Wholesome Direct, gamers saw first-hand the hard work put in by indie game development studios who were also coming off one of the most damaging events to the industry and globe as a whole.
From zen-like puzzle games, to immersive, thoughtful, and richly diverse adventures, the recent display of quality titles highlights the resolve of some of the industry’s newest and boldest creators. Throughout E3, I was able to sit down with several developers to talk about their respective indie titles, the mechanics of their games, and what players can expect from them in the future. You can find my conversation with some of those folks below!
Ruin Raiders is a turn-based tactical roguelike where you command customizable squads on a one-way journey into the ruins of an ancient civilization. Master turn-based combat, craft new technologies, and dive into ever-changing ruins to unveil the past!
Coromon is a modern monster taming game with retro pixelart. Coromon brings an immersive storyline, strategic turn-based combat and challenging puzzles to a classic genre.
In B.Ark, you help a heroic team of pets in mechs take back Earth in this exciting Saturday Morning Cartoon inspired shoot em’ up for both new and hardcore players.