TOP 5 Indie Game HIDDEN GEMS for AUGUST 2019

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TOP 5 Indie Game HIDDEN GEMS for AUGUST 2019


hey there and welcome to get indie
gaming where once again it’s time for the regular rundown of five
underappreciated Indies my hidden gems you might have missed when they first
launched see anything you like be sure to let me know in the comments and let’s
get straight into the action at number five having launched on PC back in April
of this year Zomba Tron is the follow-up to the much
loved and admired web game of the same name the story is instantly familiar you
play as blaze rush a mercenary having followed the signal of a distress beacon
to a mysterious and dangerous planet that’s overwhelmed by zombie like
creatures now I only pick this one up in the last week or so having once more
gotten back into playing run and gun games by way of blazing chrome which
came out in mid-july Zombo tron looks and plays like any one of the well-known
classics of the genre with the graphics and overall art style being a true
highlight particularly with the detail in the background scenes and the objects
you the player are able to interact with as I mentioned earlier the overall
storyline and its plot is nothing new although for me that doesn’t really
matter it’s a fun and enjoyable romp into a genre I’d stayed away from for
far too long and if like me you’re looking for something to remind you of
Metal Slug I can pretty much guarantee you’re going to enjoy picking this one
up and giving it a try up now in this month’s number four in the hidden gem is
another game out this past April it came out onto the PC although we can expect
launches on the PlayStation 4 the switch and the Xbox later in the year
him–not is perhaps an odd one and while it’s best going into it with the view
you’re taking on a 2d platformer that’s procedurally generated it’s also unlike
anything I’ve played all year to start with in a first here forget indie gaming
him now is available via Steam for free I’ve tended to stay away from covering
free-to-play games although with this one there’s none of the pay2win options
usually associated when games are free while your character also has abalone
great big sword you never get to use it nor do you get to fight with any
enemies and likewise in him no your character can’t die no bear with me
please while this doesn’t sound overly appealing the enjoyment comes from the
tranquil nature of the gameplay and the accompanying soundtrack that fits in
accordance with your on-screen antics overall him–not is a relaxing little
game and a wonderful stress buster if you don’t overthink it and pretty sure
this little gem will find a home in your collection at number three and from late
in August last year tiny echo is an understated atmospheric point-and-click
affair where you play as a me and you’re tasked with delivering letters to
spirits in the undergrowth there’s no on-screen text or voice acting with you
discovering what’s required by way of interacting with the environment around
you Emmys animation and the hand-painted
backgrounds really are quite exquisite with the color palette and musical score
also being a lesson in communicating and signposting the underlying feelings that
devil you while delivering letters is the overall goal to do so requires the
player to complete a number of environmental puzzles and teasers which
are in themselves enjoyable and fun to complete at around 90 or so minutes and
playtime it’s on the short side of things although like journey tiny echo
is one I like to mellow down with every once in a while at number 2 out an early access back in
March of this year our runner-up for August is Nova drift here we have a game
that manages to pull off the reimagining of the super old-school arcade classic
that is asteroid with modern twin stick shooter controls together with a kind of
roguelike format with a RPG elements thrown into the mix things start simple
enough with very few ships and bullets to avoid although that changes soon
enough it’s not too long before you’re having to see off wave after wave of
enemies in this highly colorful and clever top-down shooter much of this
cleverness comes from the way the game forces you to adapt your loadout as you
play while just stars in other robes I found myself with a number of favorites
I didn’t find a system that felt pretty much foolproof and Nova drift is better
because of it while out in early access it does feel highly polished and comes
with such a so very silky smooth control system I’ll put it on a par with the
best that genre has to offer if you like your shooters get this on your wish list
today do you sometimes feel that everything is just about to happen while
all of it has already been decided yes stranded in the middle of nowhere mister
Tannhauser my number one hidden gem for August 2019
come out in March of this year on PC and all of the consoles from this generation
trooper Brook offers a reimagining of the classic point-and-click interactive
adventure with it telling a tale of a young scientist within an alternate
reality that uses handmade 3d models which are for the most part pretty darn
breathtaking to look at these models were pulled together using a method in
which the game world is built into a real-life model before the scene is
scanned and digitally placed into the game it really is one of the
best-looking indie games I’ve seen all year you play as hands having recently
arrived in the West German town at ruber Brook and over the game’s four chapters
you pieced together a compelling sci-fi mystery that oozes charm and offers a
script that’s almost as sharp as the visuals some people will find flaws with
some of the puzzle elements that could have at times had better signposting
although all in for puzzle adventure gaming fans Trueba book is a real hidden
treat to be found and with that many thanks for watching please don’t forget
to click that like button and subscribe to the channel and I look forward to
seeing you all back here soon for more indie game videos


42 Comments

Get Indie Gaming · August 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Hey there and a warm welcome to the return of my indie game hidden gems series. See anything you like, be sure to let me know here in the comments.

Martin Cao · August 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm

first!

Arsalan Karimpour Fard · August 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

I think it's so good if we have a some videos like "best indie game in action genre " or "best indie game in platform genre"

harper mcdowell · August 15, 2019 at 7:12 pm

What’s that first game at the start of the video?

Stuart J · August 15, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Good to see this series make a return to the channel. Thanks for doing what you do for indie games.

Xeruke · August 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Himno looks interesting. I actually have it on my wishlist but never gave it a shot.

Hamza Baig · August 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Once again another awesome list of games!…much like many of the indie games, this channel is a gem.

Gambit896 · August 15, 2019 at 7:28 pm

That's 5 games added to my Steam wishlist 😁

Cheers! 🍻

Sahil Bishnoi · August 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Great Job GIG, Thank you for bringing the best of indie gaming to the forefront over the last couple of years. I went on to discover, play and love so many new indie games because of you. So many of these awesome games go unnoticed hidden under the bright light of the popular AAA games and we need you to shine light on the indie games which adds so much variety and quality to the gaming industry. I hope you always continue to show us the best in indie gaming each and every month.

Emile · August 15, 2019 at 8:03 pm

Solid picks as always. Tiny Echo looks awesome. Hoping for a Switch release

Pridetoons aka Afro Lion · August 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm

Himno looks very similar to Towerclimb.

Brian Wilson · August 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

I'm glad you gave Tiny Echo a shout out. What a beautiful game.

Chrisman Jepherson · August 15, 2019 at 8:44 pm

I love this channel, greetings from Brazil!

Rodeen · August 15, 2019 at 9:17 pm

tiny echo was free once, did not get it then….

Maximiano Coelho · August 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Zombotron feels like a resident evil 4 in 2D. the game looks like a must play day one I will sure pick it up when I get my next steam voucher.

Butter-Flaps McGristle · August 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

A massive YES to Zombertron, it has one of the best difficulty curves I've seen in an indie for quite a while. Way to many indie games just rip yah dick off which ain't no fun lol!!

Zaque Davis · August 15, 2019 at 9:45 pm

What's the game in the intro? And I'm assuming the thumbnail is from zombotron?

El Ciudadano Smith · August 15, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Great list. I always watch your videos when I want to play an indie game. Thanks!

furry goose · August 15, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Just want to Thank you for all your vids and reviews. Favourite sub by far. Also helps that I could listen to your voice aaaalllll day 😉

Lucas Carvalho Almeida · August 15, 2019 at 10:03 pm

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Hravokh · August 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

so many good games. its a shame one cant track them all. but yes Zombotron was a pleasant surprise for me . and now off to Trüberbrook . o/

Turin Horse · August 15, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Truberbrook !!! OMFG THANK YOU. getting this NOW

RogelioDelaToro · August 16, 2019 at 1:32 am

I guess we're out of the golden age of indies. Lately it's been nothing but trash.

James Klaro · August 16, 2019 at 1:57 am

Hey guys I'm looking for a name of a game it's on Nintendo switch and all other consoles I think.
It's an indie game and games stages are under 10 sec and the full map(obstacle course) on one screen.
All you got to do is get from the start to the end avoiding obstacles. Alot of dying. Im pretty sure it's like a top down view not platform. I think I watched gameplay few months in this year so it not that old.

That's pretty much all I remember to describe it.

Thanks all hope someone can help I'm eager to play it.

Chris Lee · August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

Zombotron, very cool

Strawbs ! · August 16, 2019 at 4:07 am

Calling nova drift a twinstick shooter is a little misleading. The steam forums are filled with complaints about the controls because the game somehow has been labeled as twinstick. You shoot in the direction you face and the turn rate isn't exactly snappy, so no run n gun. Just my 2 cents 🙂

Gonzalo Arrivi · August 16, 2019 at 6:07 am

At last! I was waiting for Truberbrook to come live since the first time you showed it on the channel!
Thanks for these videos, as always.

ClemmyGames - The Best Of Indie Games · August 16, 2019 at 7:41 am

Nova Drift is pretty awesome! The intermingling of the upgrades and weapons is really awesome and can make you feel really OP (until you die). Thanks again for the video!

Robert Skitch · August 16, 2019 at 8:43 am

"This doesn't sound overly appealing"

I don't really know what you mean. Combat in games doesn't interest me, and the market is saturated with combat-centred games, so any interesting non-combat games sound instantly appealing to me! ^_^

Chili · August 16, 2019 at 10:10 am

Thank you for the free game ❤

Tomas Lyga · August 16, 2019 at 11:26 am

What is the name of the first game thats even before the list?

FoxIsMad · August 16, 2019 at 11:48 am

I feel like hidden gems for me turn out to be more fun then the well know indie titles comming out… It is very nice to see smaller games or games that have been overlooked be played and enjoyed.

HardWarUK · August 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Just a shame you only show side scrollers and puzzle games. Some great RPG's and other genres that need to be talked about. Like Star Traders: Frontiers or Stellar Tactics.

Young King · August 16, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Bruv which one is the game before the list?

Kuro_Reaper · August 16, 2019 at 1:38 pm

What's the game in the beginning?

TravelFix · August 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm

September will be The Month.

Astraldragon Gaming · August 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Tiny Echo was so great I got it off the Humble Bundle trove free games that come from the monthly subscription, I was so shock how good it was

Bravado Avocado · August 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm

For anyone deterred by Himno's lack of enemies, it is getting a non-free version of the game with enemies later this year.

benlogan100 · August 17, 2019 at 9:12 am

Great video and excellent platformers.

Sivan Kotek · August 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

I love your channel, from experience I learned to trust your judgment. The way you present games, why you love them and who's their target audience helped me get to know some gems I would never have thought to play. Thank you!

Ahmad and skeleton · August 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Yes zombetron is back
I miss this game so much

River Legends Fly Fishing Game · August 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Loooking good!

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