Indie games you should check out this week: October 12-18

Looking for a new game to play? Here are the top indie releases you should check out this week

No matter what life throws at you, at least know this: the games will just keep on rolling. And that continues to ring true as we settle deep into October, bringing you fresh titlesthat are worth paying attention to.

This week we’ve got one adorable game and two very creepy ones. We won’t take responsibility for the possible nightmares, but we’re definitely responsible for telling you more about them So let’s jump into it right now.

Cake Bash

If there’s anything 2020 has taught us gamers so far, is that party games should be a staple of your regular gaming. Since socialising isn’t as easy as it was this time last year, we’ve all tried to figure out new ways to still have fun. Thankfully, online party games exist and the joy of playing them with friends is one that can’t be understated.

Introducing Cake Bash, a game where participants play as cakes trying to cover themselves in sprinkles, roast up some marshmallows, and make sure they’re the last one standing. It’s very light-hearted and the perfect game for those with younger kids or friends who are less into the cold-blooded intensity that some multiplayer games offer. It also lacks some of the violence that can be a part of these games, though it’ll probably make you really hungry, so maybe avoid it if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

Cake Bash is out October 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia.

Ring Of Pain

Before you dive into this game, let us warn you that in it, a creepy-looking bird thing exists and it just stares at you sometimes. It’s pretty unsettling for some, so we’re letting you know early-on. But other than that, Ring Of Pain is essentially a roguelike card game where each decision you make will affect how the game will proceed.

There’s something really enticing about the gritty art style and slightly disturbing character design that makes Ring Of Pain worth getting into. If you’re in the mood to get crushed by difficulty and master some new systems, then this could be the game for you.

Ring Of Pain is out October 15 for Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

Noita

After being in early access for nearly over a year, the game is finally being released in full. Throughout the year-long process, the developers have added plenty of new content to keep players happy, while also consistently making sure that they’re up against impossible odds.

In Noita you take control of a mage that can fly around and swap between spells and bottles filled with strange liquids. What makes the game truly magical is that each pixel is physically simulated, which means that the landscapes and the liquids you see can be messed with, changing how you proceed through each level.

There’s also an astounding level of customisation available, thanks to the ability to chop and change the spells on each wand. This means you can make fantastic spells where your on-fire wand can shoot out buzz saws, or where you shoot out ricocheting bombs. It makes each run unique, and it’s just awfully splendid.

Noita leaves early access on October 15. It is available on PC.

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