No Man’s Sky, which is an indie-game that will let you explore over 18 quintillion space worlds, has garnered some serious attention. But this is not the only Indie-game to be launching this month. Here’s a look at other options that Indie gaming fans can watch out for in August.
Bound is a visual style game that incorporates gameplay mechanics inspired and infused with modern dance, and has been developed by Plastic. Bound takes the player into the fantastical world that exists in the mind of a woman who is revisiting her childhood memories.
The games platform allows you to control a princess (a contemporary dancer), where she swirls, twirls, flips, rolls, swan jumps, and moves across the expanse of the game with platforming challenges. The game requires you aka the princess to pirouette her way through obstacles, jump over gaps with the grace of a ballerina coupled with the obstacle tackling finesse of a Parkour artist. The game is visually appealing, and is beautifully designed.
According to the developer of Bound, the game is an introspective journey that unfolds using powerful metaphors and imagery, adding depth to the protagonist’s character. Bound is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and is available for pre-order at $15.99 (Rs 1,000 approx) with a 20 per cent off for PlayStation Plus members. Plastic has developed games like Datura and Linger in Shadows.
The second game is called Grow Up. It is the story of BUD, a charming but clumsy robot who is on a mission to find MOM, the robot’s parental ship. While BUD is exploring the galaxy on board MOM, he collides with a moon and the ship explodes into pieces. With the ships parts scattered far and wide across an alien planet. It is up to BUD to put those parts together and get them back to the moon.
The indie game, allows you to control the robot as he jumps, bounces, rolls and flies on the alien planet – making for spectacular leaps between floating islands, and floating down mind-boggling heights. The game throws up an entire alien planet with its challenges, surprises and discoveries, allowing you to craft your own adventure. Grow Up will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
No Man’s Sky is another interesting game that was recently launched on August 8. The game is an intergalactic space exploration adventure with its ‘procedural generation’ code allows the users to traverse across an almost limitless universe, with the possibility of exploring 18 quintillion planets. The game no matter how beautiful, is not meant for everyone.