Indie games may sometimes be ignored for their bigger-budget brothers, but this sort of competition usually leads to larger strides in innovative gameplay and design. While big-budget franchises often fall on predictable tropes, indie games play around more with gameplay mechanics and storytelling mechanisms; action, adventure and horror are manipulated to create a completely new experience.
An amazing title known as STAY presents a dark and mysterious story in which the protagonist and player both know very little. Gameplay is handled through the form of a chatroom and real-time mechanics play a role in how the story develops. Exploring themes of loneliness, anger and fear, STAY is sure to have players questioning their actions and becoming engrossed with the protagonist.
It Lurks Below may seem like a simple dungeon-crawling ROB, but the game is so much more thanks to its development by the legendary David Brevik. Brevik is the name responsible for the Diablo franchise and his newest offering combines building elements with classic RPG gameplay. Completed by just one person, It Lurks Below is an amazing adventure with unique genre-blending qualities.
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