Get ready to level up your gaming experience with IndieWod’s incredible indie game bundle from December 8 to December 14, 2023! This week’s lineup is packed with the hottest upcoming games, including a real-time tactics game, Stargate: Timekeepers; a city-builder game, Pioneers of Pagonia; an intense first-person tactical shooter, Direct Contact; a sequel to the popular simulation video game, House Flipper; a 2D Metroidvania game, Cookie Cutter; and a budget third-person shooter mecha game, Custom Mech Wars. Keep your eyes peeled for these seven amazing indie games that you won’t want to miss out on!
Slitherine, a renowned publisher, has announced the launch of their new game, Stargate: Timekeepers, on Steam. This new game is set in the popular Stargate SG-1 universe and features 14 narrative-rich missions. The game’s storyline deviates from the main plot of the series and takes place during the Battle of Antarctica, where Commander Eva McCain leads her team to support SG-1 against Anubis’ fleet.
Stargate: Timekeepers is a real-time strategy game that provides players with the opportunity to create perfectly synchronized plans and sneak their team behind enemy lines. Players can choose from a range of specialists, each with their unique abilities, such as Eva McCain, who is a martial artist and can disguise herself, or Max Bolton, who is a nimble-footed sharpshooter. Sam Watson, an expert on alien gadgetry, and Derreck Harper, who can send drones to heal allies and disable hostile electronics, are also available.
Moreover, the game features iconic characters from the SG-1 universe, including A’ta, Xugga, and Unas veteran Ba’al. The Commandos-style look of the game adds to its appeal, making it an exciting prospect for fans of both the Stargate SG-1 universe and real-time tactics games.
Pioneers of Pagonia
Pioneers of Pagonia is an upcoming city-builder game developed by Volker Wertich, the original designer of The Settlers. The game will take place on procedurally generated islands where players will have to gather resources, manage production, and expand their economy in order to establish a presence among the islands’ inhabitants, who are not always friendly.
The game promises an extensive range of building types and 70 different goods, with the ability to manage production chains. It will also feature procedurally generated maps and enemy camps to keep the gameplay experience fresh and exciting. Additionally, a cooperative mode is currently being developed.
Pioneers of Pagonia boasts of a low-poly, cel-shaded graphics that are visually appealing. The game features lovely animations for every transport of goods, manufacturing process, and discovery that the players make. The world of Pagonia is inviting and colorful, making the game look promising.
The game will be released on Steam early access on December 13th. Players can look forward to a public demo and closed alpha ahead of that date.
Direct Contact is an intense first-person tactical shooter that offers players an immersive and authentic warfare experience. The game incorporates real-world specifications for weapons, room geometry, and diverse entry methods, which contribute to creating a dynamic and asymmetrical battlefield.
Players will engage as part of Special Forces units from around the world, and they will face cunning and coordinated enemy forces. These enemies are highly intelligent, execute flanking maneuvers, and communicate actively to eliminate their targets.
The game’s focus spans a wide spectrum of military tactics, including close-quarters combat scenarios, meticulous consideration of room geometry and layout, diverse entry methods, and the strategic intricacies of mid to long-range engagements. Most weapons adhere to real-world specifications within their respective classifications, which contribute to creating a challenging and highly realistic gameplay experience.
The game will be released on Steam on December 13th.
House Flipper 2
Frozen District, the developer of the popular simulation video game House Flipper, has recently announced the release of its sequel. The first game had sold over 5 million copies, and the new game titled House Flipper 2 has been built from scratch with improved mechanics and better visuals. The sequel brings back almost all the old features, including hammers, paint rollers, and mop buckets, and is set in a new town called Pinnacove.
Additionally, House Flipper 2 comes with a story mode that follows the career of a rookie renovator who helps the locals with their fixer-uppers. Also, for those who prefer to unleash their creativity, there’s a Sandbox mode where they can build their projects.
Fans of the original House Flipper will enjoy the same satisfying gameplay experience that earned the game its massive sales. The game starts with small tidying tasks that gradually escalate into more challenging home renovation projects and then prestigious requests for mansion construction. The game also has some added features like wall tool racks, basketball hoop trashcans, purchasable chess sets, and a clock radio to listen to music while working.
Subcult Joint, an indie game developer, and Rogue Games, a publishing company, have announced a new game called Cookie Cutter. The game is a 2D hand-drawn Metroidvania game and will be released on Steam on December 14th.
Cookie Cutter takes place in a wasteland known as The Void, where there is little hope left. The game features Cherry, an android who wants to rescue her creator, Dr. Shinji Fallon. She also seeks revenge against the tyrannical forces of INFONET. The game is filled with vengeance, love, and unfiltered rage.
The game draws inspiration from Japanese manga and Quentin Tarantino‘s films, and it features hand-drawn artistry. Every frame bursts with vibrant, meticulously crafted visuals that plunge players into an immersive world teeming with grotesque bugs, menacing robots, and larger-than-life bosses.
Cherry is the avatar of destruction, and players go on a journey through ten sprawling zones, each more bizarre and treacherous than the last. The gameplay involves tearing wings off overgrown mosquitos, as well as engaging in gut-wrenching battles against mini-bosses. The game elevates the fighting experience to a visceral crescendo.
Cookie Cutter breaks tropes and smashes them to smithereens. Its fusion of a dystopian future, a relentless android on a quest for vengeance, and an onslaught of eccentric characters and enemies propels players into a world dripping with blood, both literal and metaphorical. Through its relentless action and striking artistry, Cookie Cutter stands as a testament to the unyielding spirit of rebellion in the face of dystopian tyranny.
Custom Mech Wars
Custom Mech Wars, a budget third-person shooter mecha game developed and published by D3 Publisher, is set to release on December 14th for PCs via Steam. The game offers players the freedom to build their own custom mechs using the Omega Customization system, which allows for unique designs with multiple heads, legs, and arms positioned at any angle. This feature opens up a plethora of creative possibilities and enables players to create mechs that are uniquely theirs for battle.
One of the most exciting aspects of Custom Mech Wars is its collaboration with the Earth Defense Force series, featuring 70 types of anime game collaboration accessory parts, and a customization option that lets you change the navigation AI voice. The game promises to be on the weird side and boasts an admirable commitment to ludicrous excess, which is sure to be a treat for fans of the genre. So get ready to bare your fangs to humanity and save the day with your custom G-Mech in the upcoming release of Custom Mech Wars.