Have fun fighting, racing or venture into the wild west and behind the wheel of a car with the best indie games of June
From fun multiplayer combats, passing through a haunted forest and even playing train drivers, the month of June presented us with several indie games that provide fantastic and unforgettable experiences at a very affordable price. Below you can find the main highlights for the best indie games in June for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Ninjala is an interesting title focused on online multiplayer, which brings an unusual mix of ninjas and chewing gums. Visually, and perhaps also mechanically, the game resembles Splatoon, from Nintendo, which puts eight players into disputes over paint.
Developed by GUNGHOONLINE, the game places eight players in arenas to compete for the prize for the highest number of points obtained. Each player controls a ninja who, using powers obtained from chewing gum, produces their own weapons, ways to interact with the scene and even disguises.
Ninjala was released on June 24 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch as a game free to play, distribution mode like Fortnite, where the game is free, but offers purchases of items. There is still no disclosure if the purchases will be only for cosmetics or if they will bring advantages within the game to the buyer, but it is certainly worth testing.
Available: Nintendo Switch.
Gives Klei Entertainment, the same creators of Mark of the Ninja and Don’t Starve, Invisible, Inc. is a turn-based strategy game in which each gambling session is different from the sessions played previously. In the game, the scenarios are generated randomly, including the design of the levels and the positions of enemies and items.
The player controls several agents at the same time to undertake a great espionage service, but he needs to be very careful with his steps, as a wrong move can result in the death of an agent who, in Invisible, Inc., means permanent loss of character.
Invisible, Inc. is one of the launch highlights for the Nintendo Switch in June (it was released on the 15th), but it is already available for other platforms.
Available: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, iOS.
Blair Witch, distributed by Bloober Team, is a major indie release of the month of June on the Nintendo Switch, but it can also be played on other platforms.
Blair Witch, as expected by a game with this title (The Blair Witch, translated from English), is a psychological horror game that follows two years after the events of the eponymous film. The story of the game is contextualized in the search for a nine-year-old child who has disappeared, and to discover all the events surrounding the mystery, the player will experience an excessive amount of fright and, possibly, tension.
It is a scary game and certainly more than recommended for fans of horror works
Available: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.
Another strategy game in this month’s edition. Railway Empire, developed by Kalypso Media, puts the player to manage – and consequently expand – railway lines across the United States in the 19th century.
The game has a very simple railroad assembly scheme, but a complex financial and resource management system, which makes it an excellent option for a strategic game that requires hundreds of hours to fully explore.
With good looks, Railway Empire it also stands out for its historical accuracy, with more than 40 models of trains that actually existed at the time of the game.
Available: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.
Summer in Mara
Summer in Mara, developed by the studio CHIBIG, SLU, explores the story of little Koa, a castaway girl who was raised by a very kind blue-skinned woman named Haku, on a very important island. Endowed with a free spirit, Koa does not think twice when the opportunity to venture into the sea appears before him.
Did you happen to have a déjà vu with something similar to The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker? Well know that it is not just a coincidence. Summer in Mara it looks like a low-budget version of a Zelda franchise game, but without the quality or even the charisma of a Nintendo game.
Over the several hours alongside Koa on his adventures, it is evident how much effort has been put into trying to make this game a unique and different experience from The Wind Waker, but as soon as his sense of curiosity begins to weaken, the game falls apart. a vicious circle of repetition of tasks, lack of dynamics and a story so simple and banal that it would be more useful in a children’s book.
Available: Nintendo Switch and PC
Although at first glance this impression, Desperados III it’s not a game about the American Wild West in the style Red Dead Redemption. Here, the player needs to prepare for about 25 to 30 hours of a tactical puzzle campaign and some challenges that keep the user engaged in this unusual gameplay for this theme.
Developed by Mimimi Studios and published by THQ Nordic, Desperados III brings new airs to the strategy genre, putting the player in control of five characters with unique weapons and skills. With the different types of challenges and combats that the game poses before the user, you can use stealth techniques to kill your enemies silently or you can kick the bucket and go for a hand-to-hand or weapons fight, in the best style of the duels from the Wild West.
However, you also have the option to complete missions without killing anyone by just knocking out and tying enemies. But be aware that you need to hide the disabled fighters, otherwise enemies that are patrolling the location can discover them, trigger the alarm and call for reinforcements. Desperados III is a great option for fans of strategy games who want something outside the universe of fantasy or science fiction.
Available: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Moonlighter (and the DLC: Between Dimensions)
Originally launched in 2018, Moonlighter is a RPG-style game developed by Digital Sun and published by 11 bit Studios. The great difference of the game in relation to so many other titles of this style is that you need to manage your store during the day and will only fight enemies and make your explorations at night.
Taking care of your store is perhaps the most important mechanic of the game, as you need to manage the goods, receive money, invest in improving your city and adding services. This allows you to create weapons, armor and potions so that you can better explore the dark corners of this fantastic world.
Now, players can return to the game with the DLC Between Dimensions. In this additional content, new challenges are offered in the dimensional dungeon and new equipment can be created. Besides that, Between Dimensions encourages the player to continue running their store for several hours until they get the perfect item. It may not seem like a big news to justify a DLC, but if you already liked the gameplay of Moonlighter, the additional content will immerse you even more in the game.
Available: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince not exactly a new game, since it was released in October 2019, but it appears on our list because it has a good discount. And, of course, because it is an excellent piece of fantasy.
Trine is a side progression franchise that has always stood out for its beautiful visuals, medieval fantasy themes, intriguing history and focus on multiplayer. The design of the stages of Trine 4 are assembled so that four players work together to defeat the enemies and to solve the various puzzles that the game brings.
Another point that we can highlight Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is that the game not only establishes its roots in medieval fantasy, but also maintains what is most expected from the theme: RPG. The game has a skill tree for each of the characters. As the player progresses through the levels and solves the puzzles, unlocking new skills makes everything more enjoyable, with a real sense of progression, which occurs not only in the game, but also in the player, who learns to overcome challenges and feels good with each achievement.
On all platforms, there is a collection with the four games of the Trine franchise, which is also on sale. For those who have never had any contact with the series, it is a great opportunity to embark on an exciting fantasy journey.
Available: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC.
Asphalt 9: Legends
To close this list of indie games, how about a totally free game? Asphalt 9: Legends was developed by Gameloft originally for devices Android and iOS. This exciting racing game has several improvements and new features compared to previous titles in the series, such as a varied list of vehicles to choose from, new control schemes (including an autopilot mode called Touch Drive), race modes, and more.
The best news? Now it is also available for Nintendo Switch, for free! Choose your vehicle, race through incredible tracks at breakneck speeds and achieve victory and many points. In addition to having a simple and intuitive control scheme, in Asphalt 9: Legends you can activate a special ability that lets you destroy your opponents in a spectacular shock that still drives your vehicle.
In the game, there are three modes to compete: Career, Multiplayer and Events. In career mode, the player completes “chapters” for a player, each consisting of several series of races focused on a particular class or car manufacturer. In Multiplayer, the player competes against other players online in real time. In Events, the player participates in a daily or weekly competition to beat other players’ time or win other items.
Available: Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch.