Indie Game Highlights from May 2018
We’ve been highlighting some of the best new indie games available for the PC this year. While AAA games capture our attention, indie games tend to capture our hearts. Games like Frostpunk, BATTLETECH, and A Way Out have all received positive reviews and user scores and have had gamers buzzing with excitement.
May saw some great releases too. FAR: Lone Sails is the indie darling of the month, and Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has everyone excited. Let’s take a deeper look at a few games that released in May.
FAR: Lone Sails
FAR: Lone Sails is an atmospheric vehicle adventure and the debut game of Okomotive, a young indie game studio based in Zurich, Switzerland.
FAR: Lone Sails takes the player on a special journey: In a unique hybrid of ship and train you travel across an ocean-turned-desert following the tracks of a once flourishing civilization.
The game’s post-apocalyptic world is largely devoid of life. Still, there are places to explore and history to discover. And while you do not have to fight zombies or other unworldly creatures, there is one adversary you can’t evade: It’s you and your machine vs. the big nothing.
Through an array of roadblocks and through hazardous weather you need to keep your vessel going, always wondering where this journey will take you and whether you really are all alone in this word. While your miniscule character sails through barren, yet beautiful landscapes in her enormous vehicle, relaxing moments interchange with busier episodes that demand your full attention. You need to take care of your rusty metal companion: manage your fuel supplies, your vehicle’s condition, and find your way through obstacles of all sorts. Along your way you will find extra parts to upgrade your vehicle with new features. You will need them if you hope to make it through this journey. And it is hope that drives you ever onwards.
FAR: Lone Sails is all about the experience of being on your way. It is not about constant action, being the best equipped or fastest. It doesn‘t tell you who you are, where you’re going or even how to do it. It wants you to travel into the unknown and be curious. To embrace solitude with all its desolate beauty.
Super Mega Baseball 2
Developer: Metalhead Software
Publisher: Metalhead Software
Super Mega Baseball 2 is a sequel to Metalhead Software’s critically acclaimed debut game. Fans of the original will notice the updated visuals, deeper customization, and the addition of online multiplayer modes.
When you delve into the customizable modes you’ll have control over your players, leagues, and games. You can choose your player names and looks as well as their gear, animations and skill levels. Then take your custom teams and put them in leagues with the divisions and conferences of your choosing. And when it comes time for gameplay, you can customize your game length, season length and playoff bracket size.
Whether you want to customize your game or not, there are various online modes using dedicated servers along with offline single and multiplayer modes. You can play in Pennant Race, the online ranked matchmaking mode (1v1). Or you can invite friends to play in arranged matches with any mixture of on or offline players (up to 2v2). You can also play solo or co-op in single matches, season mode or elimination mode against the AI.
The novel ‘Ego’ difficulty system from the original Super Mega Baseball is back, offering 100 difficulty levels to choose from – ensuring your matches are both competitive and fun.
Super Mega Baseball 2 has a lighthearted feel with accurate baseball physics and simulation. It’s easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master.
Super Mega Baseball 2 is available on Steam.
In addition to the above featured games, you might enjoy these other fun games released in May:
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - classic RPG with a fantastic story and deep gameplay.
Milanoir - a pixel art action game inspired by 70’s action movies.
City of Brass - a first person adventure inspired by the Arabian Knights.
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!