All 16 indie games shown during IOX-2
On July 1, IndieObscura aired its second IOX digital direct with the help and support of Shacknews, HyperX, and Greenlit Content. IOX-2 featured 16 incredible indie games – some that are scheduled to release in the next few weeks, and others releasing in the future.
We recommend adding all of these games to your Steam wishlist to track release date updates, and to help support the developers.
To make things easier, we’ve put together this handy recap feature with all 16 games listed in alphabetical order.
With each game listing, you’ll find a summarized description from the game's Steam page (or website), links to where you can purchase and/or wishlist the game, links to where you can follow the developers on social media, and a fun game trailer to watch!
Header Image: Drake Hollow from The Molasses Flood.
A recap of all 16 indie games shown during IOX-2
Art of Rally
“Art of Rally is a stylized rally experience from the creator of Absolute Drift. The top-down view lets you completely focus on the stages by seeing upcoming road features without needing pace-notes.
- Progress through the golden years of rally in Career Mode.
- 50+ iconic rally cars from the 60s, 70s, 80s, Group B, Group S, Group A.
- Completely overhauled handling from the car physics system of Absolute Drift.
- 60 rally stages in Finland, Sardinia, Norway, Japan, and Germany.
- Repair performance damage between stages.
- Daily and weekly challenges with leaderboards.
- Original soundtrack by Tatreal.”
Before I Forget
“A woman alone in a house. A mystery and a love story. Explore the present to uncover the past, in a short story of love and loss and a life well-lived. A narrative exploration game that examines a world where memories are constantly fading and jumbled.”
Before I Forget has an official release date of July 16, 2020 and will release on Itch.io and Steam. You can also wishlist the game on Steam right now, follow developer 3-Fold Games on Itch.io, and follow @3foldgames on Twitter for future updates!
“A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances. Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out the Black Book - a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across the rural countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.”
Black Book is currently projected to release around Q1 2021. To keep track of its release, be sure to wishlist Black Book on Steam, join the game’s official Discord server, and follow @PlayBlackBook on Twitter.
“In the dead of night a fierce storm rages across North Wales. Miles from any town, Chris Selwood seeks refuge in a remote roadside cafe. After a brief moment of respite, Chris finds himself venturing into the woods blindly following the distressed screams of the Cafe waitress. Explore the untouched wilderness of rural Wales as you uncover the forgotten remains of a government cover-up where a mysterious phenomenon caused time to stand still.”
“Danger Scavenger is an intense cyberpunk-themed roguelike skyline crawler that takes you to the roofs of a breathtaking cyberpunk city, where you will face ruthless enemies controlled by the soulless AI. Forget about crawling through the dungeons, caves, and the darkest pits of hell in search of adventures and treasures. The world has changed and new times are coming. You'll be going up and out of the underground to seek new horizons and possibilities.”
Danger Scavenger is available RIGHT NOW on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. Not only can you purchase and play the game, you can also follow @StarDrifters on Twitter for future updates on Danger Scavenger as the game is currently in Early Access.
“Welcome to The Hollow, a blighted and dying place, and home to the Drakes. Drakes are the vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can literally die of boredom. It’s on you to save them. Build gardens to provide them with food, wells for water, and yoga balls and puppet shows to keep them entertained.”
Drake Hollow is scheduled to release on July 17, 2020 on Xbox One and Steam. To keep up on all the news regarding Drake Hollow we recommend that you wishlist the game on Steam, join the game’s official Discord server, follow @MolassesFlood on Twitter, and check out the game’s official website.
- A physics based game featuring cats.
- Compete with friends in up to 4-player local play.
- Take screenshots in-game using the camera mode.
- Whack, pounce and... meow? your way to prove you are best cat.”
Fisti-Fluffs has yet to receive an exact release date BUT you can download a demo of the game on Itch.io, support the developers on Patreon, check out the game's official website, and follow @PlayFellowGames on Twitter for updates.
“What do you get when you bring a microprocessor to a knight-fight? A deck-building, sword-swinging, tactical adventure! Meet the Floppy Knights: tangible projections summoned from floppy disks. They’ll help Phoebe and Carlton earn cash and perhaps even save the world in the process.
- Turn-Based Tactics meets Deck-Building.
- Vibrant world filled with retro tech and magic!
- Achieve Squad Goals.
- Easy to pick up, hard to put down."
Floppy Knights is “Coming Soon” to Steam. You can wishlist Floppy Knights on Steam right now to make sure you grab a copy when it comes out, join the game’s official Discord server, and follow @FloppyKnights on Twitter!
Into A Dream
“In Into A Dream you wake up in a mysterious place devoid of all your memories and come upon a recording addressed to you. As you listen to it, you realize that your mind has been linked to the dreams of a Luke Williams, a man diagnosed with severe depression. You are Luke’s last hope and must prevent him from… fading away.”
Into A Dream is scheduled to release on July 30, 2020 on Itch.io and Steam. We recommend wishlisting Into A Dream on Steam, following the game on Itch.io, joining the official Discord server, supporting the game on Indiegogo, and following @IntoADreamGame on Twitter.
Lost in Play
“Lost inPlay is a game about a brother and sister, on their journey through imaginary and surreal landscapes. Distracted in their play, the children lose their way and the journey back home begins. On their way they encounter magical and magnificent creatures such as a horned beast, a giant stork, magical seaweed, friendly frogs or travelling goblins.”
Out of Place
“Simon is a teenager who suddenly finds himself in a destroyed world. Help reactivate an enormous, ancient machine which crashed into the mountainside. Change your skill-set on the fly and adapt your playstyle dynamically using your machine-like companion, the Orb. He not only provides you an immersive UI but also acts as a unique side character.”
“In Project Sky, you will learn to survive in a world both beautiful and deadly as you develop a bond with your travel companion. You will explore ancient ruins, and hunt the metal creations left behind by the false gods that vanished long ago.”
“Sail Forth is a procedural sailing adventure about classic naval action and exploring beautiful scenery. Embark on a journey through varied environments, grow your fleet and do battle with pirates, sea monsters, and the sea itself!
Physically Simulated Boats:
With great care taken to enable casual play while retaining real sailing concepts.
Each containing their own flora and fauna and ambient soundtrack.
Choose from a variety of flag and sail designs, find new weapons and equipment for your boats.
Build Your Fleet:
No need to give up your cool boat when you get a new one, add it to your fleet and continue your adventure if one boat sinks.”
“Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.
Whether you're teaming up with friends to swim into Adventure mode, or clashing in competitive matches such as Last Mooba Standing, there's more than 150+ challenges to complete across 8 action-packed Game Modes in Swimsanity! All modes can be played online or locally.”
Swimsanity is expected to release Summer 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. You can wishlist Swimsanity on Steam right now, follow developer @DecoyGames on Twitter, and check out the game’s official website.
“Titan Chaser is a meditative experience where you don't need to manage fuel, car maintenance, health, or damage. Just find where to drive and how to use your tools effectively. Or just forget about your work and drive through foggy landscapes to calm down after a hard day.
In Titan Chaser you can:
- Walk and interact with the environment and your car.
- Drive your car in a fairly large open world.
- Listen to the music of krapka;KOMA in your car.
- Relax and observe mystical landscapes.
- Scout Titans.
- Do your job and make titans go away using lights and environment.
- Discover the story and personality of the protagonist through her commentaries about surroundings.”
Titan Chaser is available right now on Steam! Not only can you buy Titan Chaser on Steam, you can also follow developer @StasShostak on Twitter for future updates on the game as it's currently in Early Access.
"Infected by a zombie bite, Anling's days are numbered. She must now fight to survive, not for herself but her young son, Cody. Ensure Cody's survival in a zombie infested world by protecting him and teaching him valuable skills, at any cost. In this emotional survival game take control of Anling whose goal is to make sure her son Cody is safe and can live on after she turns."
We are extremely grateful for the help Shacknews, HyperX, and Greenlit Content provided to help make IOX-2 a reality. We couldn’t have done it without them. In addition to these incredible companies, we also want to take a moment to individually thank some the people involved in the production of IOX-2...
IOX-2 was part of Shacknews’ first E4 event. To see more Shacknews E4 content, check out the full E4 page on the Shacknews website! It's an honor to have been a part of something as awesome as E4.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch IOX-2 on July 1 on twitch.tv/shacknews, and everyone catching up with the broadcast after it's ended. We appreciate you giving your time and attention to the 16 participating indie games that were shown.
We hope to do more IOX broadcasts in the future, so follow us on Twitter @indie_obscura for news on the next IOX!
Also be sure to keep an eye on IndieObscura.com as we have several written interviews coming your way over the next few weeks that you won't want to miss. Want to see some indie games in action? We also stream indies on our Twitch channel every Saturday!
We hope you're all staying safe, healthy, and happy playing some amazing indie games at home. Until next time, keep supporting indie games! :)
If you missed the show, or you want to watch it again, we've uploaded IOX-2 in full over on our YouTube channel!