The month of love is upon us, and with it comes not only a good chance to pick up chocolate every five seconds (by accident) but also to grab some great indie games, of which there are plenty to choose from. Seriously, shout out to game developers for releasing games so many interesting-looking games this month, because Valentine’s Day is a farce and we all know it…
We’ve selected a few titles from the great multitude on offer and put them into a little list for you to peruse and enjoy. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re looking for sci-fi shooters, eldritch dating sims, or something about a cosmic uterus. So, let’s get into it.
CLeM – 6
First up, we’ve got CLeM. This is a strange narrative-driven puzzle game with a lot of darkness at its heart. Aside from having to figure out a bunch of puzzles which will either have you feeling like a genius or like you need to go back to school, you’ll also be following along with a strange notebook to find the truth of where you are, and maybe even what you are.
Fight Crab 2 – 13
Fight Crab 2 lets you play as a crab wielding weapons against each other…again. It’s just silly enough to be challenging, and as well as a campaign mode that you can battle your way through it also has a PvP mode that lets you go online and fight it out with friends, foes, and anyone else.
Ultros – 13
Sometimes we just feel it’s necessary to copy and paste a description in here. So here goes: “ULTROS is a psychedelic Metroidvania where you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus — a cosmic uterus holding an ancient, demonic being. Trapped in the loop of a black hole, you will have to explore The Sarcophagus and meet its inhabitants to understand the part you play.” Honestly, it sounds incredible, and we’re here for it.
Nightingale – 22
Survival games can be a bit hit-and-miss, and for us, it’s largely down to the concept. While January saw us going into Enshrouded, for a more action RPG time of things, February has Nightingale. This game has you trying to survive in a huge fantastic labyrinth made of Fae realms. Your aim is to master these realms and become capable enough to find your way to the magical city of Nightingale. It sounds fun, and the cool concept has our interests very piqued.
Promenade – 22
Promenade is a platformer that looks so sweet it might actually rot your teeth. It has you trying to fix something known as The Great Elevator and doing that means trying to interact with loads of cute characters, solving puzzles, and even facing down some surprisingly large bosses too. It just looks like pure joy.
Ad Infernum – 29
Finally, we have Ad Infernum and nothing says ‘love’ better than demonic first-person survival horror. Stranded at an abandoned gas station, you must discover a missing cult and follow in its footsteps in the hope of escaping before it’s too late. Beats receiving gas station flowers, we suppose.