Welcome to the second installment of Only Single Players Sunday Indie Round-Up, this week featuring football, fireflies, flying and more!
First up is First Wonder, a third person action-adventure game developed by Rogue Rocket Games who were also behind titles such as Earthworm Jim, MDK and Star Wars: Republic Commando.
The game follows a group of characters, the Cargonauts, who inhabit the alien planet Majorca, along with a deadly giant. Featuring a combination of third-person shooter and aerial acrobatics, First Wonder allows the player to explore to their hearts content in the vast open world.
The aim of the game is to stop Monstro, the aforementioned giant, from completing his mysterious ritual using a range of tools at your disposal. A unique element of this game is that you can also play as the giant, evading the group of Cargonauts in order to complete his ritual.
Next is Imaginal, a game simply about catching lightning bugs and hanging out with a girl named Lisa.
It’s clear just from the game description that Imaginal will be a mellow, atmospheric experience. Coupled with a dreamscape soundtrack, Imaginal is a game you can retreat to for some relaxation therapy, or even for entertainment for the kids.
Imaginal will be released on September 22nd for PC. For more information visit their official website here.
Thirdly is Penarium, a frantic 2D arena arcade game where you take on the role of our quirky antihero; Willy. Willy is trapped in a crazy circus show where he needs to run, jump and avoid an array of killer death-traps while being cheered on by a sadistic crowd that’s out for blood; his blood. Survive the ever ongoing armada of destruction for as long as you can and crown yourself champion of the Penarium!
Penarium features 3 different maps, 30 single player challenges and also an arcade mode.
Developed by Self Made Miracle, the game is due for release on September 22nd for PC, Mac, Linux and PlayStation4, and also September 23rd for Xbox One. Find out more on their official website.
Next up is Moonman, a 2D side-scrolling free roaming RPG, much like Terraria – except with spacemen.
Moonman is set on a nocturnal planet orbited by many moons. Every new game generates a unique world containing towns, forests, tombs, islands, and alien landscapes. The goal of the game is to find seven moon fragments that have fallen from the sky. These fragments are to power a giant star-machine that will bring light back into the world. Moonman can be thought of as a viridescent blend of games like Spelunky, Binding of Isaac, and Terraria. In the game, the main character, Moonman, must search for fragments of moons that are scattered around the world. The fragments may have been hidden in caves or tombs, ingested by large creatures, or hoarded by agoraphobic hermits.
Moonman is due to release on PC in late 2015, with Mac and Linux versions following shortly after. More information can be found on their website.
Mutant Football League
Lastly is Mutant Football League, a brutal and humorous parody of pro football with monsters, cheating and weapons.
Mutant Football League™ is a 7-on-7 arcade-style, fully 3D sports video game where creatures of all kinds take the field to battle it out in the most violent game ever played!
Mutant Football League will be the spiritual successor to its 1993 Electronic Arts #1 hit for the Sega Genesis. The original lead designer Michael Mendheim said “It’s the 20th anniversary of the original game, so this is an ideal time to create a new over-the-top football game featuring monsters and mutants for the many fans who have been clamouring for. The fans have kept their interest in this series alive over the years and we want to reward them for their loyalty. We are creating a new and very different game that pays homage to classic monster sports, and parodies the owners, coaches, sponsors, and everything else that makes football such a great American sport.”
The game is yet to be released on an unknown date in 2016 for PC with plans for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases followed by iOS and Android. For full details go to their website.
That’s all for the Sunday indie roundup this week, be sure to check in next Sunday for another set of great-looking indie games collated by OnlySP, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.