Humble Games hosted a special press showcase where they unveiled 9 new upcoming indie titles. The publishing division of the Humble Bundle brand has 31 titles released to date including Unpacking, UNSIGHTED, and Dodgeball Academia. Starting back in 2010 selling digital content, Humble Bundle now looks to work towards their, “purpose of supporting incredibly talented and diverse developers and putting their highly innovative and one-of-a-kind games in the hands of players worldwide,” with, “expanded partnerships and deeper investments with our development partners to fully execute on their vision,” said Mark Nash, the VP of Global Publishing.
Monaco 2 is the sequel to the IGF Grand Prize winner, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine and is in development at Pocketwatch Games by the series’ original creator Andy Schatz. The new title will test players skills in brain-bending 3D environments, procedurally generated by an AI mastermind designed to concoct high-stakes challenges and infinite sneaky fun. For more details on Monaco 2, fans are welcome to go on the Pocketwatch Twitch channel, which streams every Tuesday-Friday from 2:30-5:30pm PT or join the Pocketwatch Discord to follow development.
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
In a new publishing agreement, Humble Games is teaming up with Summerfall Studios to bring the newly named Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical to life. Stray Gods is part narrative-driven adventure and part interactive musical taking shape an epic tale of gods, magic, and a millennium-long journey to rediscover one’s purpose. Created by former BioWare lead writer David Gaider, the game features a musical offering from Journey composer Austin Wintory and Troy Baker serving as voice director.
Stairway Games’ Coral Island invites players to be who they want and experience enchanting island living at their own pace—living off the land, nurturing animals, building relationships with a diverse cast of towns folk, and making the world around them a more vital and harmonious place. This re-imagined farm sim aims to spread awareness around ocean conservation by seamlessly building important themes into the core narrative and game loop—all the while keeping it a wholesome good time.
Black Mermaid’s first ever game, releasing late Summer 2022 on PC, is a 2D slasher-platformer featuring skill-based combat that rewards players who master it and a rich dark fantasy story set in a world marred by desperation and despair.
Emphasizing atmosphere and mystery, Ghost Song is developer Old Moon’s 2D metroidvania-style game in which players awaken from a long slumber on the surface of the desolate moon of Lorian V. Explore the winding caverns below to uncover secrets, while acquiring new abilities to face powerful foes on PC later this year.
SIGNALIS is a classic survival horror experience coming to PC and Xbox One this Fall by way of the developer rose-engine. Full of melancholic cosmic mystery, with a unique aesthetic, players will player as Elstar, a technician replika searching for her lost dreams. Navigate a dystopian, surreal retrotech world while you investigate a dark secret by solving puzzles and surviving nightmarish creatures.
Nikko Nikko’s rhythm RPG is set in a world devastated by a great mech war where players must dodge through rhythm-based attacks and retaliate with electrifying Guitar Solos. Featuring anime-inspired art and environments, Infinite Guitars comes with an original soundtrack.
Chinatown Detective Agency
Scheduled to release on April 7th this year, players will travel across the world in pursuit of criminals, witnesses, and clues in order to unravel a global mystery in this mystery adventure game. Inspired by 80s and 90s Carmen Sandiego games, Chinatown Detective Agency gets players to do real world research to solve cases.
The Iron Oath
Arriving on Steam Early Access this April 19th, Curious Panda Games’ turn-based tactical RPG places the fate of your mercenary company in your hands. Set off on perilous missions in the harsh realm of Caelum as the leader of a band of mercenaries by hiring recruits, managing your operations, and in order to survive, thrive, and build your company’s renown.