Welcome to the fourth installment of Only Single Players Indie Round Up, this week featuring level builders, aliens, melons and more!
First up is Rainworld. Rain World is set in an abandoned industrial environment scourged by a shattered eco-system. Bone-crushing intense rain pounds the surface regularly, making life as we know it almost impossible. The creatures in this world hibernate most of the time, but in the few brief dry periods they go out searching for food.
You are a lonely nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in this land. You must hunt enough food to survive another cycle of hibernation. Other – bigger – creatures have the same plan.
Inspired by the aesthetics and simplicity of 16-bit classics, the gameplay consists of platforming and fast paced sneaking; both sneaking on your prey and sneaking in order to avoid larger creatures. A large focus of the development has been on enemy AI: they are cunning, vicious and they are always hunting you.
Next is Megatect. Think of Megatect as a level editor without limitation. Use a plethora of blocks, objects, and wires to create your own challenge maps, Arenas, sport, whatever you can dream up! Both solo and cooperative play are available, and an upload function to share your maps with others.
Currently in its alpha stage, more information on Megatect can be found on the developers website.
Elroy and The Aliens
Thirdly is Elroy and The Aliens, a puzzle adventure game where the player is tasked to overcome a set of challenges in the shape of puzzles and platform running. Coupled with slapstick humor and a 2D environment with the heart and soul of creativity poured into it, Elroy and The Aliens looks to be one to look out for.
The game has recently been Greenlit with plans to release on iOS very soon, followed by Android, PC/Mac and PS Vita. For more information visit the website.
Creach: The Depleted World
Next is Creach: The Depleted World, an action platformer game set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.
Following the adventures of our protagonist Sterk, you will survive a long way through unfriendly deserts, find secrets of abandoned cities and visit uninhabited, but flourishing parts of the Creach!
Sterk is not a stranger to this world – he is a mature old man, but this fact doesn’t keep him from new discoveries. Eventually he finds an inner ability to take control over small rocks and stones. Will he develop his magic abilities or remain a warrior? You are the one to decide! Discover the true story of the Creach, fight various enemies, find and use an ancient powerful weapon and try to remain human in this rough world… The depleted world.
Creach looks to be one of the most graphically promising indie games currently in development, reminding me a little of the Prince of Persia PS2 classics both visually and in gameplay. Keep an eye out for further development on their website.
Lastly is Melon Quest, a fast paced, action-packed RPG platformer that takes place in a vast seamless world, filled with cute but disturbing creatures and terrifying bosses to slay. Explore, collect loot, craft items, take on quests, earn achievements, and combat enemies with an array of skills, buffs and debuffs.
Play as a cute, underpants-wearing dimensional traveler on a quest to retrieve the annual melon harvest stolen from Nelom, the Melon King. As your journey unfolds, the story will grow with your progress and interactions in the world. On your quest you will be accompanied by a charming, quirky narrator who provides guidance and humor throughout your Melon Quest adventures.
Melon Quest is due to start a Kickstarter campaign soon, so keep an eye out on their website for more details.
That’s all for the Sunday indie roundup this week, be sure to check in next Sunday for another set of great-looking indie games collated by OnlySP, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.