A whole bunch of games from the Guerrilla Collective showcase were revealed this weekend. The event marks the beginning of E3 season, even though the event proper doesn’t begin until next week with Summer Games Fest. In any case, through nearly two hours of segments, we saw a lot of indie titles, many of which I’m excited to see on Xbox. Here’re the best of all of them.
A colorful and vibrant action platformer, Aeon Drive casts you as a young space ranger from another dimension named Jackelyn who crashes her ship in Neo Barcelona. Wielding a teleportation dagger and the power to control time, Jackelyn must find all the Drive Cores she needs to fix her ship. The game is a frenetic platformer with an emphasis on speed and features up to four-player co-op. You can watch the trailer for Aeon Drive here.
This beautiful game echoes Pokemon Snap, but with a more majestic, fantastical vibe. Beasts of Maravilla Island casts you as a young wildlife photographer exploring a beautiful island to “discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.” My favorite aspect of the game? Selfies with the creatures! You can catch the gameplay trailer here.
Chernobylite is a sci-fi survival adventure set in the wastes of Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. You play an ex-employee of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant who returns to Pripyat to look for his long missing fiancée. It’s an immersive looking horror experience that emphasizes exploration and atmospheric dread, based entirely on hyper-detailed scans of the actual Chernobyl zone. There’s a trailer.
The world is dying, thanks to the predations of humanity. And you are the last fox mother on Earth. Endling challenges you to fight for the survival of you and your cubs. As your cubs grow and develop, they’ll learn essential life skills. Endling looks gorgeous and seeing the cubs evolve from mere charges to true a true part of the group’s survival is wonderful. You can watch the gameplay trailer here.
You are the last of the alchemists in Grow: Song of the Evertree, charged with caring for the world and restoring the environment. The game asks you to cultivate a relationship and nurture a connection with the natural world and bring people together to build an idyllic town. The developers have also made a pledge to plant a thousand trees for every 50,000 wishlists. You can watch the trailer here.
In this out of this world dark surreal fantasy, you are an amnesiac adventurer asked to defeat the Red King. It’s your only way of escaping their weird castle. Moroi features the perfect combination of unsettling atmosphere, weird ass dialogue and foreboding music. Here’s the trailer if you’d like to lose some sleep.
Much like other fast-paced service games like Tools Up!, Overcooked and Moving Out, Onsen Master challenges you to manage the needs and wants of customers… but at a hot springs! It features a “narrative driven romp” that asks you to revitalize the various onsen across a fantasy island, while wrestling with a touch of the supernatural. A trailer was shown and you can watch it here.
These are just a few of the games that were shown at the Guerrilla Collective showcase, and there’s going to be even more games on the Day 2 of the showcase, which is scheduled for June 12th. What was your favorite game at the showcase? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.