The Flame In The Flood is an indie rogue-lite survival game based around river travel

The Flame in the Flood is an indie rogue-lite survival game that pits you against the flooded landscape of post-societal America. With food, medicine and worthwhile building materials in short supply you will need to constantly move downstream while evading predators, natural disasters and insanity as you attempt to survive in a world that isn't very interested in helping.

After going through a successful Kickstarter and Early Access campaign The Flame in the Flood is just about ready for its February 24th launch on the PC, Mac and Xbox One. Here's the trailer that accompanied the announcement and a bit more information:

Firewatch is now out, here's my list of the biggest pros and cons of the game

Firewatch is a very atmospheric narrative-driven adventure game that's all about hiking across beautiful landscapes and having a chat with your witty supervisor along the way.

I've spent my this weekend exploring its peaks and valleys and I found it to be rather lovely (you can read the full review here) so now that its officially released I'd like to bring the natural beauty of Firewatch to your attention.

Night in the Woods is coming this Fall

If the name sounds familiar you might be remembering Night in the Woods from its successful Kickstarter a few years back where it not only reached its $50,000 goal but quadrupled it instead and ended the 30 day campaign with a cozy $209,375.

After many years of work, and a couple of delays, the story focused adventure/exploration hybrid Night in the Woods is set to release this fall, as announced today on the developer's twitter. Here's the trailer so you can see what all the fuss is about:

Eastshade is a peaceful first person exploration game set on a mysterious island

After spending a lot of time playing Firewatch over the past few days (the review of which will be up tomorrow) I've gained a deep appreciation of games that focus on story and exploration of some rather beautiful places.

One such game is the recently announced Eastshade, a very stylish indie game that's all about exploring an interesting world as well as soaking in the atmosphere and story. Here's the announcement trailer:

Action puzzle-platformer N++ is coming to PC later this year

While I haven't played N++ I've probably spent over a hundred hours with its predecessor during the many repetitive lessons back in my high school "IT" class. It was a simple game with easy to understand controls and a difficulty hump so massive you needed climbing gear to get over it.

But overall it was an immensely fun experience so I'm glad I can tell you that the much improved and sadly PS4 exclusive N++ will be making its way to Steam later this year. While not officially announced just yet the co-founder of Metanet Software, Raigan Burns, said on NeoGaf that they are currently working on porting the game to Steam.

Here's the full message:

Puzzle-platformer Unravel is arriving to the PC, Xbox One and PS4 this February 9

Unravel was first announced and demoed at the most recent E3 and despite being a relatively small indie game it absolutely stole the show on account of its stylish design and great presentation by one of the developers.

A couple of months have passed since then and the cutesy puzzle-platformer Unravel is just about ready to be fully released this February 9th. Here's a video of a developer showcasing Unravel's gameplay mechanics:

XCOM inspired Xenonauts 2 has been announced

Xenonauts 1 was a turn based strategy game released back in 2014 and heavily inspired by the old XCOM series. Rather than simply copy the XCOM formula Xenonauts developers opted to go for a much more in-depth tactical experience and even though it definitely had some flaws it was a pretty fun game.

While there were rumors of Xenonauts 2 being in development for many months now, it has only recently been confirmed by the developers themselves. Xenonauts 2 is set to launch sometime in 2017 with an Early Access release coming in the next few months. Here's the currently known list of features:

Matrix inspired indie FPS Superhot is arriving soon

After being successfully Kickstarted in a single day back in 2014 the indie time-bending FPS Superhot is now getting ready for a full release.

You can expect it to arrive on February 25th for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms with the Xbox One version following a couple of weeks later. Here's the rather stylish trailer that came along with the announcement:

Iron Snout is a fun button-mashing fighting game

The past two days have been rather strange for me as far as indie games are concerned. First I came upon a Dark Souls inspired ARPG starring a mouse in shining armor fighting off hordes of spiders and today its a martial arts pigs fending off hordes of wolves using hog-fu.

Despite the ridiculous premise Iron Snout, the game in question, turned out to be a really fun and challenging fast paced button-mashy fighting game. Here's the trailer so you can see for yourself what its all about:

DarkMaus is a Dark Souls inspired ARPG

Given how often I mention it there's no hiding the fact that I am a gigantic fan of Dark Souls and the Souls series in general. The combination of brutal difficulty, immersive world-building, well balanced combat and plenty of ways to approach any single problem turned out to be exactly what I ever wanted from a game.

With Dark Souls 3 still a tiny spec on the horizon I'm constantly looking for similar games to sate my endless hunger for Souls-y gameplay. And much to my surprise, given that I do try to keep an eye out for upcoming indie games, I would've completely missed DarkMaus - a Dark Souls inspired ARPG starring a tiny badass mouse in armor - if not for PCgamer, so thanks for that one guys.

Here's the trailer and a short description of what DarkMaus is all about: