By Elliot Scholes
We are proud to reveal the first batch of Indie games coming to PLAY Expo Manchester this year along with our our new Alt/indie.expo zone curated by We Throw Switches…
Unbox (Prospect Games)
From tropical islands to frozen peaks, filled with collectibles and cardboard characters, Unbox takes you around the world to save GPS, defeat Boss Wild and his miniature minions. Find and complete challenges on each world to earn stamps and, once you have enough, it’s time to take on Boss Wild! Using the power of Unreal Engine 4, the world of Unbox is filled with physics fun: buildings will crumble and boxes will tumble in this explosive adventure!
Once you’ve saved the world, grab your friends for classic four player fun! Enter the arena to battle your buddies in a range of game modes: – Boxing: Shoot fireworks, avoid water! – Collect: Grab the most tape, where will it appear next? – Thief: Steal coins, ruin friendships! – Oddbox: Become the most wanted, avoid the hunters!
Gotta go fast? Try Delivery, a racing game mode where boxes will plummet down perilous routes as they try to reach the finish box first! With 11 diverse Local Multiplayer maps and a fully customisable tournament, prepare for endless cardboard carnage!
RUYA (Miracle Tea Studios)
Trapped in a coma, a young girl explores her dream on a journey of self-realisation. Come and experience the imagination of a young girl in a dreamworld by swiping shapes and solving puzzles!
The player character, ‘Ruya’ floats gracefully atop an imaginary garden of her emotions. Your goal is to awaken her by matching her coloured traits which she absorbs, making her increasingly wise and elegant. Once she reaches enlightenment this will result in a moment of self-realisation.
The game is built for mobile devices for the casual audience. You begin by placing and sorting coloured seeds into a grid. Once the target shape is formed you can swipe across them to complete the shape.
Ruya provides hours of relaxation as you become increasingly immersed and focused in solving puzzles that become challenging and wondrous. Each level provides continuous excitement as you master your creativity in sorting and popping shapes. Help Ruya on her awe inspiring journey of waking up.
Guns of Icarus Alliance (Muse Games)
Guns of Icarus: Alliance is a truly cooperative experience where you and your friends fight against AI controlled enemies in a world where steampunk airships rule the skies. A single pilot can adventure alone. Two to four friends can crew a single ship, or up to 16 players in 4 airships can unite in their battle for the wasteland, completing objectives in all new PvE/Co-op game modes.
Defending your base, securing cargo, and assaulting strongholds will be met with heavy resistance. Enemies will fight back based on a dynamic tension systems that will keep the battle tough and exciting.
Since Alliance is Player vs. Environment, you just need to grab your friends and go. You’ll quickly find yourself fending off waves of aeroplanes, airships, and even massive boss ships! Choose a faction to join and unlock their special costumes, weapons, and airships; but most importantly, to move your faction one step closer to their ultimate goal and reshape the world of Guns of Icarus.
Dragon Bros (Space Lizard Studio)
Four teenage dragons go on an adventure to save their kidnapped mom. The culprits? The mechaliches! They are an evil robotic society who survived the collapse of a technologically advanced alien civilization. On their way, our dragons meet various mega bosses and learn more about their enemies goal.
Dragon Bros is an amazing Run & Gun with gorgeous pixel art graphics and a punchy soundtrack. It finds its roots in Metal Slug, Broforce and Super Time Force. You can explore the multiple levels alone or with a friend. Test mad weapons and try to survive the harder difficulties!
The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain (James Lightfoot)
The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain is a brand new point and click adventure for Windows and OSX, set in a surreal fantastical world where five renegade time travelling audio scientists are trying to save a town of children from a malevolent witch on the mysterious island of Woolley Mountain.
Influenced and inspired by the classic The Secret Of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, DiscWorld and Space Quest games, The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain’s world is a fantastical sprawling universe, where beasts, witches, automatons, ropemen and other strange and wonderful beings exist.
Alt/indie.expo (We Throw Switches)
We Throw Switches (Andrew Dyce & Craig Fairweather) are a curation and production duo, based in Edinburgh, who specialise in bringing incredible video games and other wonderful digital things out from behind closed doors and into amazing social spaces. In the past they’ve organised and collaborated on games collections for everything from film premieres to game jam arcades. They also run and curate the games club/bar night, GamesAreForEveryone.
The guys will be bringing something a little different to PLAY Expo Manchester this year in our Alt/indie.expo zone, but we aren’t saying any more about it – you’ll have to come and see for yourself…
More games to follow in a few days!
Source:: Play Expo