The Independent Gamer is an organized roundup of independent gaming news, landing here every other Friday.
Puzzle Where the cards fall Launch on PC and Nintendo Switch
From Los Angeles-based developer The Game Band and Canadian publisher Snowman (Skate town), Where the cards fall is a slice of life isometric puzzle game combined with a wordless coming-of-age story that features dreamlike landscapes and challenging space obstacles. The game (which has already been released on Apple Arcade) will launch on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch on November 4.
Horror game Midnight metro Launch on Steam
Solo developer Bubby Darkstar and Seattle-based publisher Aggro Crab (Pass under) unveiled Midnight metro, a horror game available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
The game takes place on a ghost infested train and features 100 wagons to explore, weird puzzles, and three different endings.
Community simulation game Hokko life Gets a new update
Swedish developer Wonderscope Games, Robert Tatnell’s solo project and publisher Team 17 have unveiled a shopping update for their cozy community simulation game Hokko life.
The update features a downtown location – accessible via a short train ride – where players can share their own designs and pick up new creations to add to their Hokko community.
The game launched on Steam Early Access in June.
Launch of Hybrid Playformer on PC and consoles
Publishing label Playtonic Friends has revealed that its hybrid 2D / 3D platformer from New York-based development studio Fabraz will launch on PC via the Steam, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, in addition to Nintendo Switch, on November 4.
The game sees players take on the role of a 1,000-year-old demon on a quest to reclaim the throne, and includes replayability-focused battles, levels, and side quests.
Life simulation game The life of YouTubers Digital launch and on consoles
From Barcelona-based game studio UPLAY Online and publisher Raiser Games, YouTubers life 2 sees players take on the role of an emerging YouTuber in NewTube City.
In addition to keeping an eye out for trends in order to create relevant content, players can design their homes, collaborate with other citizens, and even meet well-known YouTubers in the game, such as PewDiePie.
The game launched on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
Content Update for Rogue-lite Shooter Orbital Ball
German studio SmokeStab and publisher Assemble Entertainment have released a content update for their rogue-lite shooter Orbital Ball.
Dubbed For Eternity, the update features the Eternity Tower game mode with 50 challenging stages and unlockable rewards such as skill points and weapon shards, as well as the endless mode where the difficulty increases. There’s also a reworked class system and new skins, along with 30 new enemies.
The game is now available in Early Access on Steam.