That’s right, after only 3 years we are finally out of 2018 and into 2019. Finally it’s the year for us, what could possibly go wrong?
Don’t test that, I don’t want to know.
Anyway, in more hopeful news we get even more games to look forward to. It never ends, hurrah. 2018 was absolutely packed with indie releases and 2019 looks to be no different, so here are some games to look out for in January.
Pikuniku is a strange looking puzzle-exploration game. It is wonderfully colourful and looks to be a lot of fun. It seems to be a very optimistic, and very peculiar little game and has local co-op to keep things really interesting. As you work your way through you get to see more of this delightfully dystopian world, and maybe try to uncover some of its secrets. Pikuniku is coming to PC and Switch January 7th.
Bury me, my love
Sometimes video games have to tackle difficult subject matters. Bury me, my Love is one of these games. It tells the story of Nour, a Syrian refugee trying to flee the horrors of her homeland in order to come to Europe. You can tell just from this small synopsis that this game is going to be intense. Bury me, my Love is coming to PC and Switch January 10th.
Hell Warders has had a fairly positive reception while in early access and is nearing its full release. This is a hero-based tower defence game that has you literally fighting off the hordes of underworld. You get to choose a class and then get knee deep in demons as you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your friends. Hell Warders is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch January 17th.
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
YIIK (Y 2 K, as in the year 2000) is a Japanese style RPG set in the 1990s. It follows the story of Sammy Pak who goes missing, the only clue you have to go on is a video showing her being pulled from an elevator. The people behind this reads a little bit like an all-star indie cast of incredibly talented people. It’ll be interesting to see how much nostalgia this makes as well as how many people who didn’t see the 90s enjoy it. YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is coming to PC, PS4, and Switch January 17th.
If you want an intensely challenging, turn-based roguelike that has deck building and RPG mechanics than boy are you in luck. The gameplay loop is one of the most satisfying in recent years and it’s managed that whilst only in Early Access. The full release promises even more content for this strange dungeon crawler and is sure to be a must-play for those seeking a challenge. Fully released on PC January 23rd. Coming to Switch at some point.
Sunless Skies sees you journeying around space in a locomotive as part of the British Empire. Honestly, this game looks absolutely great and is full of eldritch wonders and horrors. Rather than playing as one character you’ll play as a lineage of space captains and always continue the journey with the next in your line. You get to make countless decisions and see where things take you. Sunless Skies is officially launching on January 31st.
As you can see, it looks to be a very strong start to the year. No doubt there will be hidden gems aplenty as we make our way through another hellscape – I mean year. Get ready for roguelikes, metroidvanias, visual novels, and weird dating sims.