NVIDIA Highlights: Early 2018 Game Launches

Featured Stories, Indie Games

It’s March already? Wow, that was fast… some great PC games have already launched  this year.

Are you playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance from Warhorse Studios? Or maybe you’ve started playing My Time at Portia.  I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you are playing Into the Breach.  Perhaps you’re just looking for a new game to play, and if that’s the case, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve highlighted several recent releases below for you to enjoy.


Publisher: EA Originals
Developer:  Zoink Games

Fe is a new type of platform adventure where the story is up to you to discover, without handholding, told wordlessly through the discoveries you make during gameplay.

Run, climb and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest and explore its living, breathing ecosystem filled with secrets and mystical creatures.

At the heart of the experience is a tactile, analogue song mechanic that allows you to communicate and speak to every living thing in the forest.

Learn a diverse array of animal cries that allow you to befriend or manipulate any creature - even plants. Have birds guide you, bears fight for you and have plants grow berries that help you overcome the Silent Ones.

Become Fe and discover a world that you will never want to leave.

Fe is available now on Origin.

Past Cure

Publisher: Phantom 8
Developer: Phantom 8

Developed by German indie studio Phantom 8, Past Cure is a dark psychological thriller that blurs the lines between dreams and reality. It’s an intense game, with a cinematic, story-driven experience that challenges the player to use mind-bending mental abilities to survive.

You play as the main character Ian, a former elite soldier in a special ops outfit. After years of torture, Ian lives in a safe house with his brother, but he is struggling with memory loss and the effects of the experiments he was forced to endure. In an attempt to tap into the hidden power of the mind, his captors left him scarred with unrelenting nightmares, visions and unstable powers such as time manipulation and telekinesis. Driven by his desperate need for the truth and a thirst for revenge, Ian, assisted by his brother, sets out on a thrilling hunt for the masterminds of this conspiracy. He hopes to uncover exactly what his enemies have done to him and why. As Ian plunges into a criminal underworld in pursuit of his only lead, he is forced to use his mental powers more and more to survive. But with each use, his mind becomes ever more detached from reality, revealing the presence of an even darker force at play.

Playing Past Cure on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a fantastic experience. Phantom 8 really takes advantage of UE4 with breathtaking visuals and top performance. The game also includes NVIDIA Ansel, allowing players to capture their favorite moments in Past Cure as they happen. Be sure to upload your Ansel screenshots to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, tag @NVIDIAGeForce and use the hashtag #SHOTWITHGEFORCEGTX for your chance to win a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Past Cure is available now on Steam.

Aegis Defenders

Publisher: Humble
Developer: GUTS Department

Developed by indie studio GUTS Department, Aegis Defenders is a unique and refreshing blend of Action-Platformer and Tower Defense. You play as two Ruinhunters, Clu and her grandfather Bart, as they embark on a grand adventure to find the legendary super weapon Aegis.

The Empire seeks control of the entire planet of Elam and the Aegis is their key to victory.  To stop the Empire, Clu and Bart rush into action to find the Aegis before the Empire does.

Explore, build, and defend your way through the beautiful and dangerous world of Elam as you manage multiple characters at once to solve tricky puzzles or fight off waves of fearsome foes. Strategy will be key to a successful defense but if things get hectic, you can also bring a friend along and enjoy classic co-op fun with a dynamic split-screen!

Gamers and reviewers alike have rewarded Aegis Defenders with a positive Steam rating and a Metacritic score of 78. Developer GUTS Department did a great job of blending two genres, making Aegis Defenders a fun experience and a breath of fresh air. Aegis Defenders is a solid indie title with a wonderful pixel art aesthetic, great gameplay mechanics and smooth performance.

Aegis Defenders is available now on Steam.

The games above are just some of the recently launched  games available for your NVIDIA GeForce GTX . Take a look at the list below for other recent releases:

Metal Gear Survive
Remnants of Naezith
Full Metal Furies

In addition to the above games, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the upcoming indie game Wattam from Funomena. 

Wattam is from the mind of Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi, and it might be one of the most wacky games to come out in 2018.  In Wattam, you blow things up and make friends.  Yes, you read that correctly.

We spoke with Funomena CEO Robin Hunicke to gain some more insights into the game.  Take a look at the video below.

Wattam will be available later this year.  Be sure to add it to your Steam wishlist.