Purveyors of beloved indie hits, Annapurna Interactive, held their second ever annual publisher showcase today. Included in the presentation are a healthy heaping of fantastic-looking indie games – some of which we’ve seen before and some brand new announcements. Everything that was shown looks excellent in its own right so you should definitely check out the whole thing, but we’ve also broken down each announcement for you below:
Outerloop Games’ Thirsty Suitors continues to look gorgeous, charming and wildly inventive, starring protagonist Jala as she grapples with her parade of exes, judgmental parents and the quest to find herself. It’s a choice-driven narrative adventure that also features turn-based combat, cooking and skateboarding for good measure. This latest trailer shows off the game’s combat system and how it works within the context of its story, as well as a quick look at the skateboarding gameplay. We absolutely can’t wait for this one when it arrives on PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (and it’ll be coming to Game Pass!)
A contemplative, abstract narrative title that follows a woman from birth to the present day as she peers into both distant memories and unknown futures by looking at ordinary objects from a new perspective. It looks artful, thoughtful and just the right kind of quiet pace for a chill afternoon playthrough. It’s coming August 4th for Switch, PC and iOS. Wishlist Hindsight on Steam here.
Clementine McKinney is a hardcore bounty hunter in a post-post apocalyptic desert that does her work from behind the controls of a powerful mech. She’ll use an abandoned gas station as a base of operations to build out water and power supply lines, grow and cook food, produce ammunition and fuel for combat, and raise animals in-between roaming the expansive desert region, taking down mercenaries and beasts alike. It’s coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC next year and will be coming to Game Pass. Add it to your Steam wishlist here.
Outer Wilds, the beloved time-loop mystery adventure is coming to the new generation of consoles with native 60fps support. Current owners can upgrade for free when it hits PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on September 15.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Another absolute belter of an Annapurna-published indie narrative adventure, What Remains of Edith Finch is also getting the new-gen treatment. Only you won’t have to wait to play this in 4K/60fps on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S – it’s available right now! And again, current owners can upgrade their copy for free.
Another brand-new reveal, Flock is an adorably-weird title that sees players race through serene landscapes on great birds while gathering a variety of creatures into your personal flock. It’s go co-op too, so you can race against or work with your friends to roam the lands and collect the rarest possible creatures. It’s coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (and it’ll be coming to Game Pass!)Got Steam? Chuck it on your wishlist here.
If Flock seemed somewhat familiar, you’ve probably seen one of developer Richard Hogg’s other games – Hohokum. Originally only available on PlayStation platforms, this delightful puzzler/playground is now available on PC for the first time ever via Steam. You can grab it right here.
All you need to know about this one is it’s coming from Keita Takahashi, the brain behind Katamari Damacy. I’m sold.
The Lost Wild
A survival horror game set in a dense wilderness and overgrown research facilities with terrifying dinosaurs hunting you down at every moment? It’s not a new Dino Crisis but I’ll absolutely take it because it looks killer. Wishlist The Lost Wild on Steam here.
The Annapurna Interactive showcase also included some fantastic little vignettes showcasing some of its developer talent. Given the space that its titles occupy it’s no surprise that the individuals featured are a creative bunch and super interesting to listen to talk about their projects. You’ll also get the chance to sneak a peek at some of their next projects. Take a look at all of them below.