This Week In Indie: Krater, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs And More
This week has been a great week for everything indie, with some exceptional news and as always I’m here to provide the scoop, perspective and general awesomeness that the industry has to offer. Most notable is the announcement of the next Amnesia game following Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the release of Indie Game: The Movie this week.
The most important news after details surfaced of the next game from the developers of Limbo is Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, by developers Frictional Games. This game will be a collaborative effort between Frictional Games and thechineseroom with the new title releasing later this year. Expect to be scared out of your minds. Here’s the teaser trailer to comfort you:
This is what their website has to say about the new game:
The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life…
In other news, ThatGameCompany, the second party developers behind flOw, Flower and Journey have decided to turn fully independent and no longer develop exclusively for Sony. This happened after they managed to raise $5.5 million and are apparently now looking for suitable distributors for their future releases. You can read more about it in the press release here. This is all good news for gamers across the globe because now ThatGameCompany will be releasing their games on multiple platforms. Sony fanboys must be so ‘sadface’ right now.
In Fez-related news, the XBLA update for the game has been delayed by two weeks. People have been experiencing everything from game-breaking bugs to frame skipping. This was all meant to be sorted out two months ago and Polytron are still taking their time. Much of the delay has been blamed on Microsoft’s certification process for updates which can take up to two weeks and more. But Phil Fish and company ensure that nearly all the bugs and issues people have been experiencing have been eliminated. You can read more about this on Fez’s Facebook page and official website.
Incoming news from Swedish developers, Fatshark, is the release of their game called Krater which is an action RPG with a difference. Just read what their Steam page says:
Krater is a squad based roleplaying game set in a colorful post-apocalyptic world. It combines the combat mechanics of action-rpgs with the top-down view of the classic old-school RPG and RTS games. The game brings you far into the future of a post-apocalyptic Sweden.
The game has 60+ locations with 200+ quests which should keep any RPG fan busy until the next big RPG.
Finally, this week was important for the release of Indie Game: The Movie which was reviewed by myself. Give the review a good read and maybe if you can purchase a copy of the film. That’s it for this week in indie. If you have any interesting indie information, please email me. Enjoy your weekend and the amazing indie games that came out this week.