Upcoming Game Releases: August 2020

Here are some upcoming indie games to get excited about! Please note: sometimes it can be difficult to find information about indie games, but I did my best to provide useful and accurate details. I have cited my sources below each game description.


 

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


"Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains!"


Release Date: August 4, 2020

Developer: Mediatonic

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Available for: Playstation 4, PC

Price: $19.99


My thoughts: Fall Guys makes losing look like so much fun. I can't wait for August 4th. The game will be free on Playstation Plus for a limited time (based on the Playstation blog it looks like it'll be free from August 4th-31st).


Citations:

  1. Playstation Australia, "Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout | PS Plus Trailer | PS4," YouTube, video, uploaded July 29, 2020, 0:42, https://youtu.be/-MWCflqB0tE.

  2. Steam, "Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/.

  3. Playstation, "PS Plus games for August announced," Playstation.Blog, July 27, 2020, https://blog.playstation.com/2020/07/27/ps-plus-games-for-august-announced/.


 

Relicta


"Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game where you need to creatively combine magnetism and gravity to unravel the secrets of Chandra Base."


Release Date: August 4, 2020

Developer: Mighty Polygon

Publisher: Ravenscourt

Available for: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Google Stadia

Price: Unknown


My thoughts: It looks lovely, especially with its variety of environments, but I need to see a price before I commit to buying.


Citations:

  1. Ravenscourt, "Relicta - Announcement Trailer [NA]," YouTube, video, uploaded March 5, 2020, 2:12, https://youtu.be/GveHzswiQno.

  2. Steam, "Relicta," https://store.steampowered.com/app/941570/Relicta/.


 

Skully


"On a mysterious remote island, a skull washes up on shore and is reawakened by an enigmatic deity. Dubbed Skully, the newly reanimated being has been summoned to intervene in a war between the deity’s three siblings, whose quarrel jeopardizes the island they call home."


Release Date: August 4, 2020

Developer: Finish Line Games

Publisher: Modus Games

Available for: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC

Price: $29.99


My thoughts: I really like the style and concept behind this one; I'm hoping I can snag it on sale in the near future.


Citations:

  1. Modus Games, "Skully - Announcement Trailer," YouTube, video, uploaded May 13, 2020, 1:04, https://youtu.be/hcTaaE8CAyM.

  2. Steam, "Skully," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1249110/Skully/.

  3. Modus Games, "Skully," https://modusgames.com/skully-game/.


 

The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines


"The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines is a twin-stick fantasy shooter centered around the ability to stop time."


Release Date: August 13, 2020

Developer: tinyDino Games

Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysics Guild

Available for: PC (possibly Nintendo Switch too?)

Price: $14.99


My thoughts: The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines" looks like a cute game, and the price is very reasonable.


Citations:

  1. Humble Bundle, "Humble Bundle Presents: The Ambassador: Fractured Timeslines," YouTube, video, uploaded June 10, 2020, 1:00, https://youtu.be/iyM8fkhhWSY.

  2. Steam, "The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1171660/The_Ambassador_Fractured_Timelines/.

  3. Nintendo, "Game Store - The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines," https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-ambassador-fractured-timelines-switch/.


 

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind


Peaky Blinders: Mastermind Reveal Trailer Screenshot

"Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle-adventure game, based on the multi-award-winning TV show. Become the Mastermind as you control key characters and pull off perfectly synchronized plans."


Release Date: August 20, 2020

Developer: FuturLab

Publisher: Curve Digital

Available for: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC

Price: ~$24.99


My thoughts: I think this will be a fun game. The theme fits well with the puzzle-adventure genre.


Citations:

  1. Curve Digital, "Peaky Blinders: Mastermind | Official Reveal Trailer | Curve Digital," YouTube, video, uploaded April 22, 2020, 1:41, https://youtu.be/gpvPk2zSo-g.

  2. Steam, "Peaky Blinders: Mastermind," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1013310/Peaky_Blinders_Mastermind/.

  3. Humble, "Peaky Blinders: Mastermind," https://www.humblebundle.com/store/peaky-blinders-mastermind.


 

Road Z: The Last Ride



"Drive your way through hordes of zombies, collect hardware to upgrade and customize new vehicles. Add a turret, a flamethrower, a nitro bottle and more. Also, explore the surrounding to loot hardware."


Release Date: August 21, 2020

Developer: Blue Moose Games

Publisher: Blue Moose Games

Available for: PC

Price: Unknown


My thoughts: Games like these are not my preference, but you might enjoy this one if you've ever wanted to cruise in style during the apocalypse. There seems to be some confusion about the name of the game though. In the trailer and on Blue Moose Games's website

it's called "The Last Ride," but it's called "The Last Drive" on Steam and in the teaser trailer. Maybe Blue Moose Games decided to change the name at the last minute?


Citations:

  1. Blue Moose Games, "Road Z: The Last Drive Teaser," YouTube, video, uploaded June 27, 2020, 1:11, https://youtu.be/ZbBBKOBc46M.

  2. Steam, "Road Z: The Last Drive," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1357410/Road_Z__The_Last_Drive/.

  3. Blue Moose Games, https://bluemoosegames.ca/.

 

Windbound



"The Forbidden Islands are Calling, Unlock their Secrets. Shipwrecked on an island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive."


Release Date: August 28, 2020

Developer: 5 Lives Studios

Publisher: Deep Silver

Available for: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC

Price: $29.99


My thoughts: I'm going to hold out and wait for reviews before buying, but Windbound is very tempting. It gives me Moana vibes (a definite plus).


Citations:

  1. Deep Silver, "Windbound - Official Gameplay Trailer," YouTube, video, uploaded June 11, 2020, 1:58, https://youtu.be/Gfcxpb5kTR8.

  2. Steam, "Windbound," https://store.steampowered.com/app/1162130/Windbound/.


 

Which games are you most excited for? Will you play any of them? Let me know in the comments, the forum, the Discord server, or on social media!


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