Indie games appear so unique among so many games, because developers can fully use their imagination in the game to create a unique game. What is the best indie game in the minds of players, and here will share with the players the best indie game of 2021.
Sable is an open world exploration game developed by Shedworks Studio. Although this is an open world game, it does not contain combat elements. The development team adopted a unique art style to make various scenes very beautiful, and also hired an indie rock team to produce the original soundtrack for the game, giving players a pleasing feeling.
Players will play a girl named Sable in the game, adventuring in this huge desert area. On the way, you will see many relics left by ancient civilizations, and there will be puzzle-solving elements waiting for players to solve. This game is inspired by the 2017 game of the year, Breath of the Wild, so everyone can find a lot of elements of Breath of the Wild in the game. Overall, it is a very suitable game for relaxation.
Ender Lilies is jointly developed by Japanese game developer Adglobe and Live Wire. This is a 2D side-scrolling game with a darker background. The player will play the protagonist Lily in the game. The story of the game takes place after a rain of death, all human beings become monsters. As the only survivor, Lily, with the assistance of the evil spirit knight, seeks the truth in the ruins together.
The most particular aspect of the game is its fighting method. Lily’s fighting method is to summon the ghost knights behind him to fight. After defeating the monster, Lily will release the ghost in her body and even gain new skills. The art style and soundtrack in the game are very well designed, so that the overall game is also polished to perfection.
12 Minutes is a thriller and suspense game developed solely by Luis Antonio. Most of the scenes of 12 Minutes are presented with a bird’s-eye view, and a short 3D picture is also mixed. At the beginning of the game, the protagonist played by the player went home to prepare a romantic dinner with his wife, but when the two were chatting, a man who claimed to be a policeman came to accuse his wife of murder. The man broke into the home and attacked the protagonist and fainted. However, when the protagonist wakes up, he realizes that he has fallen into a 12-minute infinite loop.
Players will progress through an endless loop and learn step by step the secrets of themselves and their wives. For players who like unsolved cases and detectives, this game is very suitable for them. The whole plot is very attractive, and the concept of the game is very innovative, giving players a new experience. However, due to the lack of guidance in the game, it will be more difficult.
Little Nightmares 2
Little Nightmares 2 is a platform-style horror puzzle adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and released by Bandai Nangong. After the game was launched, it received a lot of praise, and some players even felt that it was better than the previous one. In this generation of works, the player will be transformed into a little boy Mono, and will work with the protagonist of the previous game, Six to uncover the secrets behind the darkness.
Compared with the predecessor, this sequel has significantly improved both in terms of visual experience and game mechanics. Since there are two different characters this time, the game also has an element of friendship that was not available before. Players who like adventurous and horrible atmosphere can try this game.
Valheim is a sandbox survival game developed by a team of only five people, and its total sales volume has reached nearly 8 million, and it has even become the sixth place in the ranking of the number of simultaneous online players on the Steam platform. Although the picture quality of this game does not look very refined, it does a good job in lighting. Compared with other survival games, the game mechanics will appear more novel. Take the hunger system as an example. In most survival games in the past, most players spend a lot of time looking for food, but Valheim omitted this part, allowing players to focus more on other more interesting places.
The construction method is also very free, and you can also bring friends to fight monsters. However, due to the very limited number of people in the development team, it will be a bit slow in terms of updates. Players who like multiplayer survival games can try this game.
Inscryption is a thriller card game that has received overwhelming praise after its launch. In addition to being a card game, this game also incorporates elements of escape room and pigeon. These points alone are enough to surprise players, after all, this type of gameplay is very rare. When the player finishes understanding the mystery and successfully escapes from the secret room, thinking that the game is over, the real game is about to begin.
The real content of the game is far beyond the imagination of players, and even later turned into a different gameplay. If you are interested and want to know, you can play this game.
Kena: Bridge of Spirit
Kena is developed by the independent game studio Ember Lab and published by Sony. Just looking at the screen of this game, many players think that this is a 3A masterpiece, because the artistic style of the whole game is very beautiful, making the whole world very charming. Before Ember Lab stepped into the game industry, it was an animation team, so the games looked a bit like cartoons made by Disney.
The battle system and exploration elements of the game are also very good, making the game look even better. The integrity of the overall game is very high, and it is well optimized in all aspects. It is undoubtedly the best independent game this year.
The above is the best indie games of the year. Have players ever played these games?