Hollow Knight official artwork and logo

As the name would imply, the newly launched Tiny Teams Festival is here to celebrate games crated by small studios, or even a single person! Besides highlighting a variety of current and upcoming games made by such small teams, there's also a bunch of nifty discounts and demos to check out. You can check out the full list of games, as well as a stream showing them off in action, over at Steam.

As for me, allow me to share with you a couple of my favorites while they're still on a discount. Every single one of them is brilliant, so if you're even remotely curious about what they have to offer, I'd definitely recommend looking into them further. Anyway, here's the brief list:

RimWorld screenshot of a base on fire from a mechanoid attack

While perhaps not as big as the Royalty expansion, the newest Rimworld 1.2 update has brought in a whole host of improvements and additions. The most important of these are the new options that allow you to toggle an assortment of threats and disasters, adjust quest rewards and harvesting yields, and even offer the ability to disallow things like traps, turrets or mortars!

So if you're like me and you like to create interesting challenges for your poor colonists to suffer through, this update should come in quite handy! Not only can you now make your experience absolutely brutal in every respect, but you can also remove some features you might find irritating in order to make it a more compelling experience overall.

Hellbound screenshot of a demon roaring at the player

If you're in a bit of a demon-slaying mood, and you've already played through all of the Doom games a million times over, you might want to give the newly launched Hellbound a look. To put it's simply, Hellbound is a fast-paced FPS inspired by the 90s’ classics and absolutely riddled with all sorts of nasties for you to blow up as you rush ever-forward.

Since the gameplay is king for these types of games, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of what Hellbound looks and sounds like in action. Have a peek:

Mortal Shell close up screenshot of a duel

The upcoming Mortal Shell is a Dark Souls inspired action RPG with a focus strategic and fairly punishing combat. Unsurprisingly, this also means that you'll be spending a lot of your time exploring a massive and decaying world in search of answers, fighting off an assortment of malformed enemies, and as is tradition, dying over and over again until you master each encounter.

If all of that sounds like it's right up your alley, you might be glad to hear that you won't have to wait all that long to give it a try. According to the newest developer update, Mortal Shell will be launching this August 18th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4!

Fall Guys screenshot of silly multiplayer action

If you're looking for a more lighthearted take on the usual multiplayer formula, you might want to give the newly launched Fall Guys a try. To put it simply, it's a Takeshi's Castle inspired party game for up to 60 players that will have you compete in a variety of physics-based challenges, all the while slowly eliminating the participants until there is only one blob-monster left standing!

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you one of the trailers. It should give you a pretty darn good idea of just what Fall Guys is really all about. Have a peek:

Blasphemous Stir of Dawn update artwork and logo

If you're looking to revisit Blasphemous, or even go for your very first playthrough, this would be the ideal time to do so. The Stir of Dawn free DLC has just arrived, bringing with it an assortment of changes and improvements to the main game, as well as additional challenges through the New Game Plus mode and its accompanying Penitence system.

To access New Game Plus, all you need to do is complete the standard campaign. Afterwards you'll be able to begin anew, keeping all of your unlocked skills and equippable items, while your enemies will become significantly tougher and deadlier.

Othercide official artwork and logo showing off the stylish art style

If you're in a bit of a turn-based strategy kind of mood, you might want to check out the newly released Othercide. Besides sporting a lovely horror themed aesthetic where monochrome backgrounds clash with bloody-red highlights, Othercide is a highly dynamic turn-based strategy with some roguelike elements thrown in for good measure.

You'll need to plan out elaborate combos and execute a whole chain of attacks in order to take down your enemies, grow and eventually sacrifice your very own characters in order to heal the next generation, and naturally, try to figure out just what in the world is happening with the story. And should you ever find yourself failing, worry not as this is where Othercide's roguelike qualities come into play. Every death will make you slightly stronger, so long as you persevere, you'll eventually have what it takes to challenge everything Othercide can possibly throw at you.

Carrion official artwork and logo

There's quite a few games where you get to play as the bad guy, but Carrion takes that even further by giving you control of a Lovecraftian and ever-hungry mass of murder-tentacles. As you might imagine from that brief description alone, you'll be spending a lot of time crawling through vents and slithering alongside walls, devouring robots and scientists alike, running away screaming any time fire is thrown at you, as well as trying to figure out what in the world is even happening in the story.

You can get a pretty good idea of what this looks like in action, as well as what sort of atmosphere Carrion is going for, through two of the recent trailers. The first one is the animated one that sets up the premise, while the second one is all about the gameplay. Have a look:

Rock of Ages 3 screenshot of absolute chaos

Unlike the various boulders you can throw at your enemies, the Rock of Ages series has remained fairly consistent over the years. As such, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to hear that the newly released Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is a Monty Python-esque hybrid between a tower defense and an arcadey 'smash everything with a giant rock' kind of game.

Since this one of those concepts that really only clicks once you see it in action, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

After an extremely successful Early Access launch and quite a few rock-solid updates, Risk of Rain 2 is now getting ready for its full release. You can expect to see it leave Early Access on August 11th alongside a rather hefty new update, while the console versions will be coming at a later date.

The exact details behind the 1.0 update are still unknown, though the original roadmap does offer a couple of hints. So as long as everything goes according to plan, version 1.0 will bring with it a new Survivor, the final stage and boss, as well as a plethora of new items, equipment and quality-of-life improvements.