Top 10 BEST NEW Upcoming Indie Games of 2020 – PC, Switch, Xbox One


while 2019 has been an awesome year for
new indie games as we get close to moving into a new decade there’s plenty
of Indies on the horizon to get excited about welcome to get indie gaming and in
the first of a new series today we’re taking a look at ten indie games
expected out in 2020 we think you’ll want to keep an eye on and at number 10
for guys ultimate knockout is a very rare thing for us indeed here we have a
battle royale type of game were happily getting excited about featuring what
look to be brutal minigames inspired by those zany game shows we see on
late-night and sometimes primetime TV up to a hundred players will fight it out
until ultimately there’s only one person left to claim the prize this looks a
fine amount of good old-fashioned stupid fun all with the physics based obstacles
and traps of plenty full guys ultimate knockout is coming out to home PC and
PlayStation 4 at some point next year and we can’t wait to tuck into this
cheery looking fun sized bag of slapstick silliness next up at number nine flood routes is a
classic tale centered around a man and his quest and desire for revenge
having been battered close to death and left to die out in the Old West
I had hands-on time with blood roots earlier in the year at Gamescom and
while denying it it is ultra violent there’s somewhat of a poetic and
ballet-like nuance to the slicing and dicing you see on your screens one of
the superb parts of blood roots comes from everything in the game well it can
be pretty much used by you as a weapon the skill and points payoff here comes
from chaining together different attacks with any number of different items from
bottles to swords to beer barrels you name it if it moves in the game you can
probably use it to batter and splatter your enemies now hand on heart I wasn’t
particularly good at this when I sat down to play it in the summer just gone
and I certainly won’t be winning any places on the leaderboards for the
fastest run almost kill streaks however I will be laughing myself silly once it
arrives with all its comic-book violence at a time to be announced in 2020 at number eight across the grooves was
my top choice of all the indie games I got to play at egx London a few weeks
ago it’s as what you might expect from looking at it a visual novel centered
around a woman called Alice who one day receives a package from her former
partner which contains a vinyl record before leaving her apartment for the day
Alice places the record on the turntable and as the needle makes its way along
the record surface she’s taken back to her past and her memory becomes flooded
with significant moments once the record end she goes out about a day and she
quickly finds her reality has changed from then on you go about piecing
together the magical mystery behind the record that’s able to alter the course
of Alice’s history the egx demo was a delight particularly the handcrafted
drawings and dynamics core which branches along with the story and
choices you make as you follow the narrative this is very much the kind of
game I’ve been enjoying of late and I eagerly await to see more at number 7 the sequel to a game that
for many is the definitive one to play in the genre re and the will of the
wisps comes to the Xbox and the game paths as well as onto home PC on
February 11th with an art style are understated leaked all exquisitely
pretty Orion the will of the wisps features a new autosave feature a number
of improvements and additions to the movement abilities as well as a complete
overhaul of the upgrade system if it’s anything like the original we can expect
a story that plucks the heartstrings and one of the most visceral gaming
experiences of the entire year our number six is perhaps instantly
recognizable and has been on get indie gaming a few tons before I really hope
2020 is the year it jumps out from the stables at Finn G who recently brought
us games such as Overland and night in the woods essentially the work of a
single developer tunic is a plucky little fox that seems to know how to
handle themselves rather well with a sword you can draw on many inspirations
here although I’m always pleasantly surprised how jovial everything looks
with the bright characters and cute characters that said I’m fairly sure
these monsters and bosses our little fox will come up against won’t be any old
pushover having played it and seen others spending time with the demo it
feels surprisingly tough and solid the combat seems deep and really rather
enjoyable either way I hope 2020 as I said before is the Year tunic pops out
and I look forward to spending some time with this scrappy little fox at number five and while the steam page
of lunar shadow dust says it’s still coming out this year I’m assuming for
right or wrong on a hunch it slipped into 2020 there’s a demo which you can
play now and I’ll put a link down in the description and if you do you’ll
probably find like me Luna is quite the pretty thing to look at the game uses
traditional frame by frame character animation there’s twelve frames per
second and three layers per frame inspired by classic point-and-click
adventures of the past 20 years Luna tells quite the magical story of a
boy and his companion all on their journey through a cinematic like
experience upwards within a mysterious tower the lighting reminds me of a
flickering candle and the accompanying soundtrack from what I’ve heard so far
is well worth a listen with in its own right at the moment I understand Luna
shadow dust is headed for the home PC although I haven’t heard yet if it’s
likely to see a port onto any consoles although I suspect this could be a real
unit shifter if it comes to the switch-up now at number four ooh bleats
like tunic will no doubt be familiar to many viewers not just for it being one
of the most talked-about indie darlings of recent years but also after the
fallout from earlier in the year and how the news of it coming to epic as an
exclusive was portrayed pushing all that aside ooh bleats is a farming village
simulation and creature collection game in it you’ll be able to customize your
characters and have them compete dance battles with fellow Oobleck trainers but
also from wild Oh blitz from across that uber you’ll be able to grow your blades
from seeds have them level up to unlock new dances and also make your run down
little farm well into something more comfortable for you and your little
creatures it seems churlish to suggest there’s anything really new going on
here and yet given how cute it all looks there’s no doubt it could become the big
farming and creature collection game of 2020 at number three expected on the home PC
in August of next year with switch and possible ports on two mobiles at a later
date Daru is a 2d puzzle platformer that began as a spare time project for the
developers while studying at htw Berlin in October of 2017 here we join a West
African inspired mole rat colony and play as Julian again that’s about
depression insecurities and friendship it’s a puzzle platformer where Tooley
goes about her business with a divisive AI character that works for and
sometimes against her best interests within what I understand to be a world
less narrative where Tooley shows her thoughts in pictures whereby the player
can learn about her mental illness while also watching how the other mole rats
react and deal with it Daru looks highly emotive original and
aims to tell a serious tale with in a friendly light-hearted context up now
and in the runners-up position we have carrion something that’s being called a
reverse horror game where you play not as the captive or terrified monsters
prey but rather the monster itself where your job is to kill maim and generally
cause the human characters a sub-optimal day first shown off back at e3 earlier
in the year we recently spent time with carrion in the limited time demo which
was made available for home PC via Steam there’s no denying it is one heck of a
gruesome thing to look at although the art style with the body parts limbs and
other squelchy stuff’s flattering around the screen is of course hardly tasteful
though I can see the appeal in its macabre the developers have indicated
John Carpenter’s that thing as a huge influence this comes across with the
buckets of gore the unsettling soundtrack as you slither your way
across the game which I suspect is seeking to elicit disgust an elation and
equal measure carrion is expected on home PC and Xbox including the game pass
at some point next year so at number one in the first of this
new series of the most wanted indie games expected out in 2020
minute of Island is and I use perhaps these words too liberally an utterly
beautiful looking animated coloring book type of game
it’s from the developer behind the inner world and will deliver a narrative
driven adventure as you play as a character called mo mo lives in an hour
sadly polluted group of islands this pollution is in the form of deadly
spores which has come about following the failure of the islands protection
system a collection of antennae installed and looked after by Giants who
once lived alongside the human inhabitants in MO you’ll head out into
the wild with your special Omni switch tool to try and save what’s left of the
antenna to protect your family and the overall islands ecosystem with
challenging environmental based puzzles to solve a seemingly wonderful cast of
NPCs to meet and speak with I understand minute of Island was a clear winner for
those who got to play the demo at the recent egx in Berlin and it’s a game I’m
scheduled to play within the next couple of weeks
expected at some point next year minute of islands will come out on the home PC
and all of the major platforms so now it’s over to you which of these are you
most keen to see more of let me know down in the comments likewise if you
have any suggestions for the titles you think we should cover in this new series
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