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Google Stadia Adding 10 New Indie Games In The Near Future

by Rainier on April 8, 2021 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT

Stadia is a new video game platform that delivers instant access to your favorite games on any type of screen - whether it's a TV, laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone.

Stadia is proud to be a place where small teams with big dreams can make great games.

Google Stadia revealed 10 new games coming soon to players via Stadia Makers, the program created in partnership with Unity designed to support independent studios.

That includes The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark on April 15, Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator on May 13, along with eight other exciting Unity-based games coming soon to the Stadia store.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (Spooky Doorway / Akupara Games - April 15, 2021)

Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through six chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is a serial adventure game where you help a duo of investigators crack the supernatural cases and puzzles in the city of Twin Lakes. Whether it’s a noise complaint due to ritual-performing neighbours or Mothman loitering around the porchlight at night, Detective McQueen and his sidekick Officer Patrick Dooley are just a text-box away! Point and click your way through six new cases as you get to the bottom of each mystery.

Features:

  • Six unique cases, the likes of which you’ve never seen before (not a guarantee).
  • Uses both pointing and clicking technology to play across all Stadia devices.
  • Music from Thomas O'Boyle, a totally-living composer, definitely not undead.
  • Photo-Realistic* Pixel Rendering (*Depends on your definition of photo-realism).
  • One mail-in rebate per customer on exorcism services for hauntings resulting from play.

Hundred Days - Winemaking Simulator (Broken Arms Games- May 13)

Hundred Days is a winemaking simulation game, putting you in charge of managing a small and abandoned winery. From selecting the types of vine you want to grow to naming your final product, every decision of the challenging business of winemaking will be in your hands.

Join us on a winemaking adventure - grow your vineyard, learn how to manage a winery, produce your own wine and sell it!

Features:

  • Learn All The Secrets Of The Winemaking Business - Handle the winemaking process from start to finish - understand the importance of different yeasts and bacteria strains, experiment with fermentation and wine aging to enhance the characteristics of your product.
  • Take Care Of Your Vineyard - Cultivate different types of vine, analyse the soil to understand what grapes will grow better, protect your vines from diseases and unexpected shifts in weather patterns, and learn what’s the best season to prune, fertilise, and harvest.
  • Manage Your Sales - Tailor the characteristics of your wine to meet the needs of your customers, customise your bottles by choosing their shape and color, apply branding and marketing strategies to increase your reputation.
  • Experiment! - Hundred Days will let you master cutting edge winemaking techniques and tools, while encouraging an artisanal approach. Balance these two aspects to transform your business into a refined boutique label winery!
  • An Adventure For All - Test your ability to manage the winemaking business. Hundred Days is a tycoon game with a narrative twist, offering three different game modes to suit most palates. From beginner to expert, this winemaking simulator will entertain you while improving your general understanding of this millenary tradition and its cultural relevance.

Foreclosed (Antab Studio / Merge Games - Summer 2021)

Foreclosed is a narrative-driven action-adventure set in a cyberpunk world filled with action, suspense, and experimental augmentations. Follow the story of Evan Kapnos in this sleek comic book-styled game as he unravels the conspiracy behind his identity foreclosure. Who is responsible and why?

Features:

  • Slick Cyberpunk Action – FORECLOSED is a narrative-driven action-adventure set in a cyberpunk world filled with action, suspense, and experimental augmentations.
  • Interactive Comic Book - Everything from gameplay to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel to make you truly feel like a comic book hero.
  • Immersive Narrative - Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently Foreclosed, stripped of his job, brain implants, and access to the city Blockchain. He must now escape the city before his identity and implants are auctioned off…
  • Hi-tech Combat - Modify your Symbiotic Pistol with an assortment of customizations that can be swapped out or combined.
  • Augmentation Upgrades - Discover and unlock brain implant abilities with an RPG-inspired skill system.

Figment 2: Creed Valley (Bedtime Digital Games - Fall 2021)

Figment 2: Creed Valley is an action-adventure game set in the human mind. Nightmares are spreading chaos and have overrun once-peaceful lands. Join Dusty as you make your way through puzzles, musical boss fights, and unique environments. Face your fears head-on.

Nightmares have shattered the Moral Compass, making The Mind unable to function properly. Dusty and his ever-optimistic sidekick, Piper, must travel to Creed Valley where The Mind’s ideals are formed to restore peace. A journey filled with musical showdowns and mind-bending puzzles awaits.

Features:

  • Musical Showdowns - Nightmares have their own theme songs, shining light on why they have appeared. Dodge and weave as they taunt you.
  • A Living, Rhythmic World - Chat with The Mind's ever-changing opinions and tune in to the world's rhythm.
  • One Mind, Two Perspectives - Explore The Mind’s two fundamental states: Open-minded and Closed-minded. Switch between states and adapt to the shifting environment to move forward.'
  • Rack Your Brain, Hone Your Sword - Prove your mental and physical strength through mind-bending puzzles and fights timed to the soundtrack.

Grime (Clover Bite / Akupara Games - Coming Soon)

Destroy... Absorb... Grow... GRIME is a fast and unforgiving action-adventure RPG in which you crush your foes with living weapons that mutate form and function. Consume your enemies’ remains with a black hole to strengthen your vessel as you break apart a world of anatomical horror and intrigue.

An unusual material collapses in on itself, the world shudders and contracts, and suddenly you are squeezed into existence.

What awaits you is a world unknown, alien in its own familiarity, and you must survive what terrors you face. Explore your surreal surroundings, absorb the many enemies you encounter and use their own traits against them as you let yourself become far more than you once were.

GRIME lets you play to your preference, upgrading only those traits you feel most suited to your unique style. You’ll find there is more than one way to break open an enemy as you move through a variety of evocative environments, meet their inhabitants, and discover the source of their madness.

Features:

  • Eye-Popping Surrealism - Uncover mysterious secrets in weeping caves and face-covered deserts. Meet otherworldly characters in distinct civilizations across an organic, interconnected world - all rendered in unearthly 3D. Face foes born of the world itself, and swallow them whole.
  • Living Weapons - Seamlessly swap weapons made of living creatures that mutate form during combat, from clawing swords to centipede whips.
  • Death-Defying Combat - Punish enemies by parrying their attacks, smash them from the ground or even airborne, and absorb them to grow your strength as you wage war on a living world.
  • Unique Skill Progression - Hunt down and absorb challenging monsters to improve your skills and bring true customization to your playstyle.
  • Challenge Menacing Bosses - Battle against creatures dozens of times your size. Adapt to their strategies, withstand their assault and consume them to gain game-changing abilities that affect both combat and traversal.

She Dreams Elsewhere (Studio Zevere - Coming Soon)

SHE DREAMS ELSEWHERE is a surreal adventure RPG about dreams and the extent to which they mirror reality. You play as Thalia, an anxiety-ridden, comatose woman on a journey to confront the nightmares preventing her from awakening, while also finding out how exactly this mess happened in the first place.

But some nightmares are harder to confront than others…

Features:

  • A deeply personal narrative with a thematic focus on emotions, mental health, and self-identity.
  • A surreal, visually-striking world brimming with mystery that begs you to explore its every detail.
  • An easy to learn, yet difficult to master turn-based battle system that pits you against a variety of nightmarish beings.
  • Customize your characters with the “Charm” system, allowing for a wealth of different playstyles and battle strategies.
  • Connect and bond with a charming cast of characters with their own intimate narratives via the “Connection” system.
  • A breathtaking, ethereal soundtrack composed by Mimi Page, supplemented with tracks by up-and-coming indie artists.
  • Optional “New Game Plus” and “Developer Commentary” modes.

Merek's Market (Big Village Games - Coming Soon)

Merek’s Market is a chaotic crafting game about running a medieval shop. We’ve all been the one buying weapons and armor from a shop but what is it like to run one? Strange customers? Yes. Over the top crafting challenges? You bet. A shop cat? Absolutely!

Take ownership of Merek’s Market as you haggle, barter, and craft your way through a comical single player campaign or team up with friends to supply the whole town.

Features:

  • Haggling - Get the best price by reading customers and discreetly adjusting your prices.
  • Crafting - Make some beautiful inventions...and some fairly awful looking ones too. It’s hard to argue with a paying customer.
  • Couch Co-op - Sit down and play with up to 3 friends in a full co-op campaign.
  • Bosses - Big, bad, back-breaking crafting challenges. 

Death Carnival (Furyion Games - Coming Soon)

Death Carnival is a fast-paced top-down shooter with extreme weapons & online multiplayer mayhem. In a future world, broken by war, humanity endures in a few overcrowded cities. To escape their bleak reality, many turn to televised combat sports, the most popular being Death Carnival. In this deadly game show, contestants must battle against hordes of monsters and machines for fame and fortune on live TV.

Features:

  • Full cross-platform, 4-player online co-op and exciting PVP.
  • Fast-paced, top-down arcade combat.
  • Multiple worlds and giant boss battles.
  • Unique storyline for each of the 10+ playable characters.
  • Super customize your weapons with loot.
  • Multiple game modes, speedrunning, leaderboard challenges and lots more.

Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch (Interabang Entertainment / The MIX Games - Coming Soon)

Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch is a colorful side-scrolling tag-team beat-em-up where players swap back and forth between our heroes on the fly or perform special moves simultaneously with a friend. Our heroes embark on an epic adventure from the humble corners where they ply their trade to the gates of hell itself.

Skyclimbers (Paratope - Coming Soon)

Build your kingdom, choose your class, and tame monsters in this multiplayer city building and open-world action RPG that takes place in a procedurally generated anime-themed metaverse.

Features:

  • Build Your Kingdom - Experience real time base building and manage currency/resources for your kingdom by directing villagers to chop trees and mine for stone. 
  • Choose Your Class - Pick from one of five unique classes, each with its own distinct skill tree and statistics, including elemental class armor and weapon sets. 
  • Survive - Defend your kingdom by building barracks and commanding units to fight against mob enemies in groups or alone. Farm or hunt for resources to battle hunger.
  • Tame Monsters - Find elemental monsters in the open world to help you fight in real time combat. Mix and match with your class to create unique combos. 
  • Explore - A procedurally-generated game world provides infinite possibilities, with new biomes offering unique flora and fauna, as well as an ancient story embedded in the world.
  • Play Together - Connect with friends using player to player co-op, and join full-scale domination battles on dedicated servers, choosing between PvP and PvE server settings.

In addition, since our last Stadia Makers update in September 2020, four games have launched onto the Stadia store:

  • Unto The End - $24.99 / €19.99
    • A hand-crafted cinematic platformer about a desperate journey home. Master combat through improvisation and observation in intense sword fights. An adventure told through your actions, how will you make it home?
  • TOHU - $12.99 / €14.99
    • Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles, and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus.
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks - $29.99 / €29.99
    • Journey through the Crystal Islands in 90’s classics platformer style. Play as Kaze and save your friend Hogo from a curse that spreads chaos. 
  • Nanotale - Typing Chronicles - $19.99 / €19.99
    • An atmospheric typing adventure RPG set in a colorful vibrant world, playable across all Stadia devices. Follow Rosalind, a novice Archivist, as she journeys out to explore distant lands.
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