Indies have dominated the summer and they're not slowing down yet. Creature in the Well is the next in a long line of great indie games of 2019, and today it has released on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Pinball games never sound particularly exciting or interesting. But pinball machines remain so addictive because they deliver a perfect formula that no one needs to change. However, by mixing hack-and-slash action with pinball inspirations, developer Flight School have created a distinctly fun, frantic and original game in Creature in the Well... It's just a shame there isn't more.
Having been sat in Early Access on Steam since early 2020, Humble Games and Crema's creature collect em up, Temtem, has picked up some serious acclaim. Now though those teams are looking to push forward, announcing that this September a full launch will occur on PC and console.
Whenever we see a game being praised after launch on other formats, we tend to cast a slightly jealous eye. That was the case with The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature, as we noticed it popping up on our radar after launch on Steam, critically acclaimed in the process. Now though that same game comes to Xbox and PlayStation, giving console gamers the chance to follow Dr. Frankenstein's creation from the very beginning.
The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature has done pretty well on the awards front elsewhere, receiving critical acclaim when it released on other formats. It’s easy to see why too - I’ve loved what has been created here and the integration of the Mary Shelly Frankenstein story has been an inspired choice
We don't need to sit here and tell you how Team17 are right up there amongst the very finest of indie publishers; it's something which is well known and needs no clarification. But that does mean that when Team17 come to market with a new game, the hype is real - and that's the case with the creature taming, alchemy mastering, everchanging medieval fantasy world of The Serpent Rogue.
Lost Grimoires 3 is extremely safe, keeping you on a short leash as you explore, giving you few items and fewer places to use them. And while it starts from a new place, giving you the rule of a city and chucking you into a siege, it backtracks quickly to its traditional formula of running after magical beings and their MacGuffins.
As if the recent national Unicorn Day wasn’t enough for enthusiasts of the legendary horned creature, well prepare to join the hunt for one with Eternity: The Last Unicorn now available on Xbox One. Are you ready to delve into this old-school action-RPG adventure?
We'd never heard of Flight School Studio prior to their release of the superb Creature in the Well back in 2019, but with that game finding huge success, we're super excitedly for anything that follows it. And that game is Stonefly, out now on Xbox, Switch, PlayStation and PC.