October indie game hotlist

Beauty and mystery lurks in the depths

Its fair to say that this month is looking very busy with big releases, thats not including PlayStation VR. However, amidst all those blockbuster title you’ve seen advertised for the past year are some gems you may not have heard of. Here’s our top 5 recommended indie games coming to consoles this month, enjoy!

Shu
Dev: Secret Lunch / Coatsink PS4

Shu is a 2.5D platformer, in which you play as Shu. A deadly storm is wrecking havoc across the lands, a storm in which you must outrun. As you venture through vividly charming landscapes you’ll meet several villages who have taken refuge anywhere they can. Upon meeting these beautifully hand-drawn characters they’ll join you on your adventure, gaining new companions comes with it’s benefits as you’ll be able to use their unique abilities.

This quaint tale of friendship and unity is coming to both PS4 and Vita, Shu is available for download on Tuesday 4th October.

 

Viking Squad

Dev: Slick Entertainment PS4

Viking squad is a belly busting action brawler, combing both RPG and MOBA elements to create a unique gaming experience.Players can dive into the chaos on their own or with up to 3 others – both online and local multiplayer are supported. Viking squad hosts a variety of playable characters, each bringing their own unique play style and abilities to the fight. The brawling is split into a lane based system, creating challenging combat situation for you and your party, challenging combat you’ll be richly rewarded for. Yes! there’s loot, a lot of loot, each of which can dramatically change the way your chosen hero plays.

Love a brutal brawler? Then you don’t have long to wait, Viking Squad is coming to PC and PS4 on Wednesday 5th October.

 

Manual Samuel
Dev: Perfectly ParaNormal
PS4 / Xbox One

Manual Samuel looks hilarious, seriously hilarious. You play as Samuel (clues in the title), a spoilt rich boy who unexpectedly finds himself knocking on deaths door. Upon answering, death offers Samuel a deal, Sam must simply survive 24 hours manually controlling his body, a task that fall to you. Think this sounds easy? Think again. you are responsibly for every movement sam makes; breathing, standing, sitting, putting you left leg in, putting your left leg out, in, out, in…you get where I’m going with this. Oh, I forgot to mention, death has also tagged along for the hell of it.

With the artwork reminiscent of the classic 90’s point & click games, and what looks to be a laugh-out-loud adventure, Manual Samuel is sure to create a memorable gaming experience. Manual Samuel releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on Tuesday 11th September.

 

Reus
Dev: Abbey Games
PS4

Reus brings a new perspective to god games. The game is played through a 2D camera rather than a top down, but all the classic god-like components are still available. As like many other games in the genre you control the world, only this time you control it through historic giants. Controling almost everything on the land, you imagination is endless, well, almost. The one thing you don’t control in mankind. You’re responsible for building an effective relationship between man and nature; you must make sure nature doesn’t over power mankind, or mankind’s greed destroy nature.

Rues released on PC back in 2013, mostly well received by players. The PS4 versions is available for download as of Tuesday 11th October.

Yesterday origins
Dev: Microids
PS4/ Xbox One

Yesterday Origins throws you into the lives of two everyday immortals, yes I said immortals, John Yesterday and Pauline Petit. Both John and Pauline where involved in an Alchemy accident which resulted in their immortality, unfortunately for John his ability to not die came with some severe side effects. Every time John dies he resurrects with no memory, which is not ideal. Yesterday Origins takes you on a quest to help John and Pauline find a secret artifact, an artifact which could stop John’s memory loss. As the adventure pieces together you will jump back and forth through John and Pauline’s history (oh, I forgot to mention they’re 500 years old so thats a lot of history to jump through), hoping that by visiting their past can help you determine their future.

With the nostalgic presentation and Graphic Novel style to it’s design, Yesterday Origins looks to be a must play adventure. The game will be available as of 13th October and is heading to PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.

 

Lewis started Indie-Credible in the summer of 2016 after struggling to find a website that justifiably covered indie games. Although he can't deny his love for some AAA games (especially the Final Fantasy series) his true love lies in the indies - people say he plays too many indie games, but we all know that's not possible.

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