NVIDIA showcases March 2018 PC game releases

Featured Stories, Indie Games

Last month we showcased several January and February 2018 PC game releases. Did you end up playing any of them?  If you’re into speed runners, Remnants of Naezith is the perfect game for you.  Or maybe a Metroidvania game like Iconoclasts is more your speed.  Are you enjoying Into the Breach?  And what did you think of Wattam? Definitely keep your eye on that one when it hits later this year.

Let’s take a look at some of the PC games that released in March.

A Way Out

Publisher: EA Originals
Developer:  Hazelight Studio

From Josef Fares, creator of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons comes A Way Out, a story for two players unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

A Way Out is a couch or online co-op only game where you play the role of one of two prisoners in a daring escape from a maximum-security penitentiary. Each player controls one of the two main characters, Leo and Vincent, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives.  What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an unforgettable, emotional adventure.

It’s a totally unique approach to co-operative gameplay, and one that must be played all the way through by two people. Because of this, it’s great to have two friends playing in the same room. But, you can also play with friends online – and you can do it for free with the Friends Pass. This allows  anyone who purchases A Way Out to play the entire game with anyone in their online friends list, without that friend having to purchase a copy.

And you’ll need to work together closely, because breaking out of prison isn’t a walk in the park. You’ll need to adapt to all kinds of situations and switch gameplay continually to , complete minigames, talk, shoot, fight, drive, sneak, and run to freedom. And, each character has their own story and personality traits, and take on challenges in their own way. The players have to work together, and it’s this teamwork-based gameplay and storytelling that make A Way Out an adventure you’ll remember.

A Way Out is now available on Origin

Q.U.B.E. 2

Publisher:  Trapped Nerve Games
Developer:  Toxic Games

Developed by Toxic Games, Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game, Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sandswept ruins of an ancient alien landscape.

Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must solve the puzzles of this mysterious structure and find a way back home.

Waking up wearing a strange suit with attached gloves, you have no prior knowledge on how you came to be in this environment. Awaiting you is a maze-like monolith, a structure that you must navigate, solving mind-bending puzzles. Use your manipulation gloves to change and adapt the architectural structure in your search to rendezvous with another survivor, finding a way off the planet.

Q.U.B.E. 2 features 11 puzzle areas and over 80 puzzles, an all new adventure and characters, diverse environments which expand the Q.U.B.E. world, new and improved gameplay mechanics, an original soundtrack by David Housden and full colourblind support.

Q.U.B.E. 2 has been built with NVIDIA PhysX which is pre-built into the Unreal Engine and has enabled physical assets such as the Green Physics Cube in the game to perform realistically and exactly how the team wanted.

The developer also integrated NVIDIA Ansel into Q.U.B.E. 2, allowing users with NVIDIA graphics card to jump into the game world and take some beautiful, professional style photographs.  Take a look at some of these amazing NVIDIA Ansel images from Q.U.B.E. 2.

Q.U.B.E. 2 is available now on Steam.

The Wizards

Publisher: Carbon Studio
Developer: Carbon Studio

Developed by Carbon Studio, The Wizards is an award-winning VR game set in a fantasy world, where the player becomes a sorcerer and cast powerful spells with hand gestures.

The player embarks on a mission to save Meliora, a land ripe with magic and wonders, through time travel and epic battles in beautiful, mysterious locations. The game’s unique casting mechanic puts magic directly in the player’s hands, doing away with pop-up menus, button combinations, and other traditional systems. Each of the six basic spells requires a distinct gesture to be performed; combined with fast-paced combat and environment exploration, the game provides a fun and thrilling experience for any VR enthusiast.

Along exceptional spellcasting mechanic, The Wizards features acclaimed narration and voice acting by Jason Marnocha, single player story campaign and Arena Mode with endless battles. Single player campaign consists of three regions divided into several stages allowing for several hours of gameplay. During the game, the player gets a chance to explore locations including deadly catacombs and scorching deserts, as well as battles with various enemies from orcs and goblins to gigantic dragon.

The Wizards introduces Fate Cards - modifiers that can change game difficulty and rules to the player's liking. They increase replayability and accessibility, making the game satisfying for both challenge seekers and casual connoisseurs. Fate Cards modify score multiplier according to the game’s difficulty, allowing ambitious players to reach higher places on the leaderboards.

The developer also integrated NVIDIA VRWorks into the game, producing an astonishing level of visual fidelity. The use of both Lens Match and Multi-Res Shading lets players with NVIDIA Geforce GTX GPUs crank up graphic settings without compromising performance.

The Wizards is available now for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

These are just some of the games that launched in March.  Take a look at the list below for some additional March PC game releases:

TT Isle of Man

Pure Farming 2018

Surviving Mars

Several of the above games were part of our indie game developer program, NVIDIA Indie Spotlight.  If you are an indie game developer, apply today!