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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Indie Appreciation Thread - June

Welcome to the June version of the Indie Appreciation Thread!

Before to start, I'll briefly explain the criteria followed in these threads. Basically, a game has to meet at least one of these three conditions:

1) Being developed (not necessarily published) by an indie company, or a small or medium-sized one (whether it's properly independent or not).

2) Being relatively unknown, that is, not being a big and easily recognizable brand or belonging to an already established franchise.

3) Not having a big budget.

As you can see, the criteria is pretty simple, but also kind of subjective, so if you feel that a certain game shouldn't be here or notice that there's some other lacking (or there's something wrong), please tell me.

Now, with that out of the way, let's go straight to the point: this series of threads consists on two parts: one that I'm responsible of, which is an ongoing list of all the games released during the month, and another one (suggested by Mnementh) that only you, fellow VGChartianz, will make possible.

As for the first part, I'll post the list when I create the new thread (the first day of each month) and will be updating it from time to time, as new games or Metacritic scores are released. If you have any question about that, just ask me.

Now, regarding your participation, it's quite simple: you just have to post up to five indie games that you would recommend to other gamers, in the order that you'd like to recommend them. Example:

1. Magnificent Indie Game

2. Superb Indie Game

3. Excellent Indie Game

4. Awesome Indie Game

5. Splendid Indie Game

The games you choose to recommend will get up to five points based on the order they're placed: the first one will get 5 points, the second will get 4, and so on. Those games will then be included in a table in the OP that I'll be updating as new users post their recommendations. The game with the most points at the end of each month will be the Indie of the Month and won't be eligible in future threads, but will still be featured in them as a recommendation.

Games that won't make it as indies of the month won't be forgotten, however: the five most voted runner-ups will automatically become recommendations in the next thread, getting a few "free" points based on their order: the second best will get 5 points, the third best will get 4 points, and so on. This way, games that got the most votes in a certain thread will get extra visibility in the next one, but since that advantage will be rather small, any new recommendation will still have a lot of chances to become the Indie of the Month.

All that said, it's important to mention that this is not (necessarily) a list of your favorite indie games, but a list of recommended games. So for example, if your favorite indie game has no options to be the indie of the month, but there's a game that (while not being your favorite) can make it and you think it deserves it, you can place it first on your list for that specific month. Also, it'd be nice if you explained why you recommend those games, or briefly review them, or tell some anecdote related to them, or whatever. This is optional, of course, but it would be pretty cool.

And that's all. Now have fun!

Note: if you want to know what the text format in the Platforms section and the abbreviations in the Genre section mean, just take a look at the introduction thread.

User Recommendations

Previous Choices

GAME GENRE METACRITIC PLATFORMS

Graveyard Keeper

SIM ADV 69-70 PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam/GOG/ Humble/iOS/Android

2021 Indie Releases

Previous Months

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

(See all)

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

(See all)

MARCH HIGHLIGHTS

(See all)

Skul: The Hero Slayer Haven Everhood
Cyber Shadow Little Nightmares II Gnosia
Project Winter Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Loop Hero
Olija Natsuki Chronicles Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition
The Pedestrian Thomas Was Alone Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited
Curse of the Dead Gods Terraria
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Overcooked! All You Can Eat
It Takes Two
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

(See all)

MAY HIGHLIGHTS

(See all)

Fantasian (Part 1) Nongunz: Doppelgänger Edition
Lost Words: Beyond the Page Call of the Sea
The House in Fata Morgana Remnant: From the Ashes
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Subnautica: Below Zero
World Splitter Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition
ScourgeBringer Grindstone
Genshin Impact Manifold Garden
Insurmountable Knockout City
Crying Suns
Sumire

June Releases

Highlights

GAME GENRE METACRITIC PLATFORMS

Griftlands

D-BLD ROG 87 Steam/EGS (PS4/XBO/NSW) [June 4 on PS4/XBO/NSW]

Wreckfest

ACT RAC 79-83 PS5/PS4/XBO/Steam [PS4 users upgrade for free]

Astalon: Tears of the Earth

ADV PLAT 81-87 PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam

Chivalry II

ACT 80-05 PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5/EGS

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

ADV 79 PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5/Steam/Arcade

Genshin Impact

ACT RPG 81-84 EGS/PS4/PS5/Steam/iOS/Android (NSW)

Green Hell

SUR 78-85 PS4/XBO/Steam/NSW

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

ADV 88-89 PS4/PS5/Steam

Roguebook

ROG D-BLD 79 Steam (PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5)

Blasphemous Deluxe Edition

ACT PLAT 77-82 PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam/GOG/Humble [Physical release]

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

ACT RPG 85-87 XBO/XS/NSW/Steam

Sky: Children of the Light

ADV 82 NSW/PS4/iOS/Android


Other games

GAME GENRE METACRITIC PLATFORMS
Operation: Tango COOP ADV 71-72 PS4/XBO/PS5/Steam
Stonefly ACT ADV 63-75 PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5/Steam/EGS
Hokko Life SIM - Steam [Early Access]
Conglomerate 451: Overloaded RPG ROG 60 XBO/NSW/PS4/Steam 
Monster Harvest RPG - PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam
Open Country ADV SIM 61 PS4/XBO/Steam
The Last Spell TB STR RPG - Steam [Early Access]
Wicce PLAT - NSW/Steam
Wing of Darkness SHTR - PS4/NSW/Steam
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power ACT 65 NSW
Lost Epic ACT RPG - Steam [Early Access]
Mighty Goose SHTR 70-72 PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5/Steam
Edge of Eternity RPG 69 Steam (PS4/XBO*/XS*/PS5)
Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town ADV 71 PS4/NSW/Steam
Bright Memory: Infinite ACT FPS - XS/Steam/GOG (PS5) 
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons TB STR RPG 70 Steam/PS4/NSW
We Are Football SIM 67 Steam
Wave Break ARC SPRT - NSW/Steam/Stadia
Beasts of Maravilla Island ADV - PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam
Metal Unit ACT PLAT 64 NSW/Steam
Phantom Abyss MP ROG PLAT - Steam [Early Access]
Super Magbot PLAT - NSW/Steam
Fallen Knight ACT PLAT - PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam/Arcade
Out of Line PUZ PLAT 67-68 Steam (PS4/XBO/NSW)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX PLAT 60-67 PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5/Steam/EGS
Human: Fall Flat PUZ PLAT 65-73 PS5/PS4/XBO/NSW/Steam/iOS/Android
The Eternal Castle Remastered ADV 73 PS4/NSW/Steam
The Wicked King and the Noble Hero ADV - PS4/NSW [Japan only]
Babol the Walking Box ADV - Steam (PS4/XBO/NSW/XS/PS5)
Curved Space ARC SHTR 59-75 PS4/XBO/XS/PS5/Steam (NSW) [July 13 on NSW]
Destroy All Humans! ACT ADV 66-76 NSW/PS4/XBO/Steam/GOG
GreedFall ACT RPG 72-78 XS/PS5/PS4/XBO/Steam
Imp of the Sun ACT PLAT - Steam/EGS
Last edited by Verter - on 31 July 2021

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Also...

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