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:

Accordion Cobra from the newly announced AereA RPG

AereA is a newly announced action RPG in which music plays a pivotal role given how your goal is to restore balance to the world by finding and returning the nine primordial instruments. While the premise appears to be somewhat insane the concept itself is quite solid. You have four different characters to toy around with, each with their own unique set of abilities, and a whole bunch of locations to explore before squaring off against a variety of unique (and musically themed) bosses.

If you're still confused you can check out what all of this looks like in-game through the recently posted trailer. There is unfortunately no actual gameplay on display, but you'll at least get an idea of what type of atmosphere AereA is aiming for. Have a look:

official artwork for the point and click adventure game Herald

In the most basic terms, Herald is a choice-driven adventure game set during an alternate 19th century in which the West has united as a colonial superpower. As the entire story takes place aboard the merchant ship Herald its going to be up to you to ensure the peace between the passengers and crew by resolving their daily squabbles before they turn into something far worse. And if dealing with a bunch of angry people stuck in tight quarters wasn't hard enough as it is, the Herald is also a home to a great mystery which you will need to slowly uncover as the story progresses. 

Since trying to explain all of this in a single paragraph is a bit difficult, allow me to instead show you the recently posted trailer. It does a rather good job of explaining what Herald and its story are all about. Have a look:

Nex Machina gameplay screenshot showing a giant laser

Nex Machina is a fast-paced twin-stick shooter that's entirely focused on over-the-top action and voxel-based destruction. It was originally announced as PlayStation 4 exclusive, but has now been confirmed for the PC as well. The PC version will naturally bring with it controller support, but if you don't own one there is no need to worry as the developers are working to ensure the mouse & keyboard configuration works just as well.

If you're wondering what Nex Machina looks like in action, wonder no more as the developers have posted a new trailer showcasing the PC version in all of its 4K glory. Before you dive in make sure to also turn up your volume as the soundtrack seems to be quite fitting for the carnage on display. Have a look:

Overload screenshot showing a duel in tight corridors

While its logo might be eerily similar to the Blizzard's monolithic shooter, Overload is a different beast entirely. Whereas Overwatch is mostly a classic FPS game with a couple of twists, Overload is actually a six-degree-of-freedom shooter from the makers of the original Descent. What this means in gameplay terms is that your little spacecraft can rotate and spin in any direction you want it to!

Since trying to explain this concept through words alone is a bit difficult, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It will give you a good idea of what six-degree-of-freedom movement really means, and most importantly, what Overload is all about. Have a look: