Top Ten: Most Anticipated Indie Games

There are plenty of indie games coming out soon, but which ones stand out above the rest?

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 11/26/2013 09:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

9. Treasurenauts (3DS)

Current Release Date: December 2013

Renegade Kid has been proven to develop exceptional video games, as the studio gained quite the reputation when it released Mutant Mudds on the eShop. The game was a terrific ode to old game consoles, sporting a retro graphical style and tight platforming gameplay. Now, it seems that Renegade Kid plans on following this trend with the impending release of Treasurenauts, which features a similar art style to that of its predecessor. However, the gameplay is now focused on exploring big labyrinths and finding as much treasure as possible by surveying the area and killing various monsters. You can equip yourself with either a gun, swords, or an assortment of bombs, while unlocking power-ups for your character along the way.

Perhaps the biggest thing that I am excited about is the game’s inclusion of a two-player co-op mode, which can be played through either Local Play or Download Play. I feel like Treasurenauts is very well-suited for something like this, especially considering that each player will have their own respective screen to look at. Rushing around to collect more treasure than my friends while taking on monsters together looks like tons of fun!

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3 Responses to “Top Ten: Most Anticipated Indie Games”

  • 222 points
    PanurgeJr says...

    Two things. First, if they were further along in development I’d add the Kickstarter projects Hyper Light Drifter and Paradise Lost–and fairly high up–but since they’re really still at the stage of hopeful we can just keep them in mind for a similar list this time next year. Second, if you made a list of the top ten anticipated major studio games, I’d be hard pressed to say which I’d rather play, especially if you excluded games like Zelda U and X, which are similarly not far enough along (so far as we know). I hope that says more about indie gaming than it does the major studios.

  • 1294 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    Really anticipating Two Brothers, that game has a lot of potential and makes me happy to see a developer showing appreciation for Game Boy’s graphical stylings; GB games are often unceremoniously slammed for their graphics, which is a real shame.

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Interested in 5 out the 10 listed… including a couple that I hadn’t heard of before this article. Not bad!

    Lots of indie games don’t live up to the hype, but there have been enough really *really* good ones to make up for any disappointment. 3DS eShop has been by far the best part of that console for me, and it looks like Wii U has a lot of great content coming before long too. Awesome!

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