Microsoft’s new piece of hardware may have been the highlight of their briefing this afternoon in Los Angeles for E3, but there were plenty of games to back up what would otherwise just be a cold slab of metal. Especially indie games.
The Darwin Project
A battle royale-style, multiplayer survival game set in a snowy landscape.
An action-heavy, fantasy-set MMO.
The Last Night
A two-dimensional, cyberpunk open-world game with four districts in four distinct styles to explore. Half action, half stealth platformer.
The Artful Escape
This one is apparently a little bit of everything. From the developers, “The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It’s an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.”
This is the next game from Fullbright, makers of Gone Home. You play as one of the crew members aboard the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma as you uncover mysterious out in space.
Super Lucky’s Tale
A super-cute adventure platformer that looks straight out of Nintendo.
A classic Disney cartoon-inspired game that’s all about the boss battles.
An action-RPG in a world covered by ash and riddled with creepy-looking monsters that come for you in the darkness. You find other survivors to band together with.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The sequel to the lovable Ori and the Blind Forest. This one features an owl who could possibly be your companion much like Naru was in the original.
A compilation of other indie games coming to Xbox One X in 4K, from Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program.