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

8. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Wii U)

Current Release Date: Q4 2013

Developer Dakko Dakko Limited went all out with its eShop title, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, and decided to mash a top-down shooter with a platformer to craft one hell of a game. Your movement is solely tied to the game’s walls, effectively leaving you on rails, and you can jump from wall to wall while shooting at enemies to progress through each level. The trailer portrays Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails as a hectic, arcade-like experience that looks great visually through its 2D sprites and 3D environments.

Oh, and I forgot to mention how crazy the story is! Lab rats take over a space station from a council of scientists and plan on taking over the world, so they start kidnapping cats because they are their biggest threat. Your cat, Scram Kitty, is one of the kidnapped cats, and it’s up to you to save him along with each and every cat! It’s an outlandish plot line that surprisingly hooked me into its bizarre world, and I can’t wait to see it unfold.

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

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    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.

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    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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