Rain World artwork of a bunch of slugcats

You have to give credit to Adult Swim, the games they choose to support are always the weirdest and most unique ones out there. And as you can probably guess from the title alone, Rain World is definitely one of them given that its an action-adventure where you can sneak, climb, and pounce around as a cat/slug hybrid.

While the concept sounds absolutely ridiculous, the gameplay shown so far seems to be remarkably solid. But don't just listen to me, see it for yourself via the recently posted "Fate of a Slugcat" trailer that showcases both story and gameplay elements. Have a look:

Shiness screenshot of a human riding a raptor

Shiness is an indie action-RPG that's all about exploring a colorful world and beating up a wide variety of monsters that inhabit it. This isn't done in the usual RPG combat style, however, as Shiness takes much of its influence from fighting games. As such the combat is all about combos, parries, and carefully timed blocks rather than pure button-mashing.

While the recently posted trailer won't give you an idea of what the combat is like, it will give you a good look at the world you'll be exploring and the music you'll be listening to throughout your journey. So if you're interested in seeing what Shiness has to offer you'll find the video right below:

Swarm Universe character customization menu

Swarm Universe is a fast-paced top-down shooter with a bit of a twist. All of your damage comes from a swarm that trails closely behind you, so in order to dispatch your enemies you will need to master the movement mechanics and get in sync with your deadly followers to get them to go where you want.

Since this is a bit of a strange concept allow me to show you how exactly this works in-game via the recently posted trailer. Before you dive in, however, I would recommend increasing the volume slightly as the soundtrack is pretty damn good. Anyway, here's the video:

Blazing Chrome screenshot showing a boss fight

If you're a fan of Contra, Metal Slug, or other such oldschool run 'n guns you might want to pay attention to newly announced Blazing Chrome. It is a 16-bit run 'n gun set in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world and filled with a wide variety of eighties looking enemies to dismantle, as well as a bunch of gigantic bosses to test your dodging skills against.

You can check out what Blazing Chrome looks like in action via the recently posted teaser trailer, which naturally comes with ridiculously over-the-top and cheesy action-movie sequences. Anyway, have a look:

Troll and I screenshot of a cave entrance

Troll and I is an action-adventure that follows the story of a rather unlikely duo: a giant troll and a teenage boy. Together they will need to journey through the lush forests of Scandinavia, fight a variety of enemies inspired by Nordic folklore, and naturally, deal with the occasional bit of light 'puzzling'. Since the focus is quite firmly placed on teamwork you won't be surprised to hear that Troll and I supports local co-op, but if you don't have any friends at hand, worry not as you will be able to swap between the two characters at will.

If you're like me and you're currently wondering how any of this even works, here's the recently posted launch trailer to hopefully fill out all the gaps. Have a look:

Wartile screenshot of a fight next to a snowy cliff

In the most basic terms Wartile is an intriguing hybrid between a board game and a real-time strategy, with some card game elements mixed in for good measure. What this means in gameplay terms is that you need to carefully position your figurines, abuse their strengths and cover their weaknesses, help them out with powerful action cards, and then watch a whole bunch of tiny little men beat the ever-living daylight out of each other.

Since the concept itself is a bit strange, allow me to show you the recently posted launch trailer. It should give you a pretty damn good idea of Wartile is all about, and perhaps even more importantly, how cool it actually looks. Have a gander:

Kona screenshot showcasing a snow-swept car

Kona is a narrative-driven adventure game set in Northern Canada during a massive snowstorm. Despite the harsh conditions you will need to don your detective hat and figure out where all of the people have gone and what in the world is even happening. Oh, and beware of the wolves!

Since games like these heavily depend on atmosphere and passive storytelling in order to draw you into their worlds, allow me to show you the recently posted launch trailer as it focuses on just that. Have a look: