The past two weeks have been busier than I anticipated and I’ve missed a couple of trailer roundups, but there have been no shortage of good trailers. Look for another trailer roundup in a couple of days.
There’s more information available about isometric tactial RPG Arcadian Atlas now that their Kickstarter has begun. They have 19 days left to go and have raised over $40,000 of the $90,000 they’re asking for.
Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan
iOS | $TBA | Spring 2016
This game is to be a faithful digitization of the tabletop game Battlefleet Gothic, a spaceship war game from the makers of Warhammer 40k. Don’t get Leviathan confused with Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the RTS take on it.
The video on this one is a bit long because it’s less a traditional trailer and more an explanation of how its unusual “physics based damage system” works. Its release date is as yet unannounced, but it’s to be a roguelite.
Debrysis was originally released in 2008, and after several years of dormancy the developer has picked the game back up and is developing it further. There’s a version available now for free, but the developer hasn’t stated whether or not the further developed Steam version, due out sometime this year, will be free or not.
This is a local multiplayer game for two people on one iPhone or iPad. They have another video which shows the game in action on an actual phone.
PS4 | $TBA | Available today
From Chinese developer Oasis Games: “KOI is an adventure game in which the player takes control over a lone koi fish on a journey to return home…. Can you bring purity to a lotus pond, and in so doing, bring happiness and peace to your mind?”
From French developer Florian Veltman: “Lieve Oma is a top-down 3D game where you go for a stroll with your grandmother through a forest. You can pick mushrooms when you find them, but the real reason you’re here is to have a discussion with your grandmother about the issues you encounter, coping with going to a new school, among other things.” The game was released on Veltman’s grandmother’s birthday.
From developer Stumbling Cat: “Potions: A Curious Tale is an adventure-crafting game where your wits and ingenuity are your greatest weapons, and combat is not always the answer. Play as Luna, a young witch who overcomes obstacles with the potions she brews…. Potions is a reinvention of old adventure-puzzle games, such as Zelda, while making use of a resource-based combat system where you craft every spell you cast.” This was one of the IGF entries that really caught my eye.
Windows, XB1 | $TBA | Spring 2016
This platformer eschews standard platforms in favor of electrical wires. Inspired by Earth Hour, the game casts the player as a spark of electricity tasked with restoring light to a blacked out city.
(Epilepsy warning, particularly from about 0:10 to 0:15)
From developer Moonradish: Wand Wars is “a magical sports game where you ride a broom over ancient arenas, cast arcane spells and turn your opponents into chickens.”