Indie games you should check out this week: November 16-22

The last couple of months have been filled to the brim with big games – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla to name a few – so it’s hard to also keep track of all the smaller titles that have come out at the same time. But fret not, as usual, we’re here to help.

This week’s list highlights three games that are slightly more relaxing, great for those who prefer problem solving over frantic shooting and attacking. Whether you’re hoping to build your own unique war machines, venture into space or construct bridges, you’ll be happy to see everything on offer. So, let’s get into the games.

Dieselpunk Wars

In this physics-based vehicle building game, you’ll need to construct a mighty war machine capable of surviving everything being thrown at you. What makes it so enticing is the wide array of options that it presents, which means that if you can think it up, then you’ll be able to build it.

You can choose to create a slow and lumbering tank-like machine kitted with the best armour and the biggest weapons, or you can choose to create something light and fast that can fly through the air with ease. No matter what you go for, you’ll have to think carefully and use the right parts if you want to survive in this strange world.

It’s not all fighting though – in between battles and crafting you’ll be able to wander around the world and explore it in all its beauty. As you progress through the game you’ll continue to unlock new parts that will unlock new possibilities. This could well be the perfect game for those who love to tinker and change things.

Dieselpunk Wars arrives on November 19 for PC.

Mars Horizon

This time around we’re talking about the final frontier: outerspace. Mars Horizon doesn’t just let you explore the great unknown, it also lets you plan out journeys, build your own rockets and even run your very own mission control. What’s even cooler? ,.

As an out of this world management sim, Mars Horizon promises an incredible experience that is unlike anything we’ve really played before. The amount of things you’ll have to balance to succeed is absurd, but you’ll be rewarded with eternal fame and infinite pride if you can do so correctly.

Sometimes a bit of escapism means indulging in a power fantasy, but sometimes just the chance to go somewhere new and do something incredible is enough, and that’s what Mars Horizon offers. It’s also made in association with the European Space Agency, so you know you’re not only going to have fun, but you might even learn some things on the way.

Mars Horizon is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead

Sticking with the theme of building, here we have Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead. If you’re not familiar with the Bridge Constructor series, then let us fill you in. Each game has you putting together parts to try and get one thing from safe place A to safe place B. You’ll need to consider the speed at which things move, their weight, and also the walkers hunting you down.

Alright, the series doesn’t normally involve creatures who want to eat you, but hey, it’s the end of the world. In this version of the game you’ll be put in various scenarios where you’ll not only have to save the good guys, but also trap the ones trying to eat them.

It should add a nice layer of complexity to the tried and tested Bridge Constructor formula. It should also lead to a few entertaining moments as you forget to properly support your constructions and they come tumbling down. It’s inevitable, so you may as well laugh.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead arrives on November 19 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS and PC.

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