7 Indie Games to Play in 2017

Screenshot from Aer trailer.

These days, bigger budgets don’t necessarily mean better games, and we love seeing the creative projects that independent developers are coming up with. Here are seven of our most anticipated indie games of 2017:

1. Tacoma
“Tacoma is the new game from the creators of Gone Home, set on Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma where, 200,000 miles from Earth, you must uncover the mysteries of the station.”

2. Rain World
“You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Intense, bone-crushing rains pound the surface and make life almost impossible for most of the year, but the dry season has just arrived. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive another hibernation cycle, but be wary—other, bigger creatures have the same plan… and slugcats look delicious.”

3. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.”

4. Perception
“Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.”

5. Aer
“An adventure among the clouds. Turn into a bird and fly to explore a shattered world of floating islands, nomads and secrets of old.”

6. Frostpunk
“Frostpunk takes on what people are capable of when pushed to the limits. What interests us is what society do to survive and how it changes in the process. How survival in the end leaves us different beings.”

7. Below
“Explore. Survive. Discover.”


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