10 Summer Games party indies that overshadow the big ones

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Starfield, Diablo 4, Street Fighter 6 … Many giants shone in this non-E3 2022. But there are also a number of indies who sometimes stole the show.

The wise weapon

If we were to pick a king of the indie revelations of the Summer Game Fest, it probably would be The wise weapon. Everywhere on the networks, the game with the good tones of Toy Story seems to have been unanimous. Presented at the Devolver Conference, the adventure takes us on a first-person view into young Sam’s room. On his desk, a book in pictures tells of Jot’s crazy adventures, a fearless gunman, fighting bumblebees, building bridges with moving words, and defeating colossi with their bare hands. And then, by an unfortunate leap, he finds himself outside the book. The characters in the book must now “jump between 2D and 3D realms to save their friends“. A chaos launched by the malevolent Humgrump, who discovered he was the book’s villain, destined to lose his battle against the forces of good forever. The game is signed All Possible Futures, a young team formed in 2019 by two veterans of the gaming industry , which has already worked on the main series Pokémon or The Swords of DItto.The release of The Plucky Squire is set for the year 2023 on the Xbox Series, PC, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.


In the field of FMV games, there is one reference that we do not fail to quote with revenge: it is Sam Barlow. Following the success of Her Story and a Telling Lies with a prestigious cast, the creator presented his third title extensively at the Tribeca Festival. immortality is an experience where we will have to investigate the disappearance of Marissa Marcel, an actress who has starred in three different films. This time, it’s no longer about typing keywords in a search bar to extract clips from the one offered by the old Barlow games. Rather, it will be a matter of clicking on faces or other points of interest that are present in recorded scenes to bring out new images. Keep in mind that on the script, Barlow will count on the help of Allan Scott (Don’t Look Now, The Queen’s Game), Amelia Gray (Mr. Robot, Maniac) and Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway). IMMORTALITY will be released on July 26 on PC, Xbox Series and Game Pass.

The cult of the lamb

In the Devolver Catalog, The cult of the lamb is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games. Already shown on many occasions, it has given itself a release date during the indie publisher’s show. Dungeon-crawler-oriented roguelite, the title offers you to embody a lamb rescued from a victim who decides to create his own sect to pay off a debt. It is therefore necessary to explore the world, convert a whole flock of creatures and develop its camp. At JV, we’ve already tried the demo, and it seems pretty crucial in general terms: “If we enjoyed playing this little demo, it’s still hard to visualize where the developers at Massive Monster will take us with their hybrid gameplay. As for the rest, the game really has a pleasant touch that can be enjoyed effortlessly and even leaves a good taste of returning to it.”. Cult of the Lamb is now expected for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC on August 11 for € 22.99 or € 27.98

skate history

Speaking of Devolver, let’s finally mention Skate Story, which is, as the name suggests, a skateboard game proposed by Sam Eng. The players here are glass demons that evolve in the underground and seek to reach the Moon to swallow it. An atypical program for a title of its kind, which will be filled with all sorts of kickflips, grinds and other ollies. It will also be about destroying the other demons that stand in your way, all over a dreamlike soundtrack offered by Blood Cultures, an American experimental pop group from New Jersey. Skate Story will be released on PC in 2023.

The invincible

Polish sci-fi thriller, The invincible is the work of the Starward Industries studio consisting of a dozen veterans of The Witcher 3, Dying Light and Cyberpunk 2077. The game is inspired by the eponymous novel published in 1964 by Stanisław Lem. You will play the role of a scientist in charge of a crucial rescue mission. The goal: to find the missing members of a crew on Regis III, a “distant planet with a nuclear punk aesthetic reminiscent of the days of the space race”, in a world where the digital revolution has not taken place and where the Cold War never ended. We are told here about “philosophical adventure, pure science fiction and nuclear punk that takes place in a retro-futuristic aesthetic”. Following a new release, The Invincible is not expected until 2023 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.


Routine disappeared from the radar for ten years and frankly reappeared unexpectedly during Geoff Keighley’s show. In line with SF horror games, the title speaks volumes for its immersive sound design produced by Mick Gordon, who is none other than the man behind the compositions of Killer Instinct (2013), Wolfenstein: The New Order, Doom (the one from 2016, and Eternal) and Prey (2017). Led by editor Raw Fury, whom we particularly owe to Sable and NORCO, the developers of Lunar Software offer an adventure planted in an abandoned lunar base. The player encounters really hostile robots. Equipped with a tool to help cosmonauts, he will have to interact with computer systems to move forward. Routine is scheduled for an unknown date on PC, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One. It will be available in Game Pass.

American Arcadia

Already shown several times, American Arcadia is the brand new game from the Call of the Sea studio. And its concept will quickly make you think of The Truman Show: The game offers you a trip to Arcadia, a seemingly utopian and futuristic city with a very seventies atmosphere. But the American dream also has serious flaws that will undermine our protagonist. The Whole City is a giant reality show that films its inhabitants 24/7, making it one of the most watched shows in the world. Faced with this deception, Trevor decides to get out of his banal life to get out of this giant joke. Authorities then set off in pursuit. The RAW Fury editor in charge of the project has not yet announced a release date, but has already confirmed a PC version.

Nine years of shadows

In the tunnel of games presented by Guerrilla Collective, Nine years of shadows did not go unnoticed. In this Metroidvania, the world has been shrouded in darkness for nine years now. You play as a heroine who is determined to find the source of chaos and recreate color for the world. Armed with its hellebard, Europe will discover the remains of ancient civilizations and will have to defeat the many enemies on its way. She will also be able to take possession of the powers of Poseidon, Gaia and Helios to solve puzzles. Nine Years of Shadows is scheduled to be released this year on PC and Switch.

10 Summer Games party indies that overshadow the big ones


synergy is a survival town builder developed by the French from Leikir Studio and published by Goblinz Publishing. The player’s goal will of course be to develop his city and deal with natural disasters that occur there. Here people live on an enemy planet and must learn to survive under extreme conditions. You will therefore need to be very pragmatic in the management of resources in order to maintain the morale and health of your residents. Another important point is to maintain a good harmony with fauna and flora. We will have to be patient before we can approach the experience that should not be available on PC before 2023.

10 Summer Games party indies that overshadow the big ones 10 Summer Games party indies that overshadow the big ones

Lanas planet

Already known, Lanas planet showed gameplay during Summer Game Fest. This indie production from Wishfully is a side-scrolling platform game with a strong focus on reflection and contemplation. During a dreamlike journey, the player will be accompanied by Miu, a pet who is able to support you throughout this adventure. Planet of Lana will be released this year on Xbox and PC.

About the summer games party

What is Summer Game Fest?

No E3 this year, but we can still count on yet another world-class event: Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcing video games coming this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now inevitable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured amazing photos from the Elden Ring; so inevitably the third iteration raises high expectations.

When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?

The summer game party is on Thursday 9 June at 20.00. The show will again be followed by a Day of the Devs session dedicated to the independent scene.

How to follow Summer Game Fest 2022?

At JV, we will respond live to announcements from the LeStream channel along with especially Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s website. And for those who prefer to read, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. There will also be a written summary

What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?

Among the games you must not miss, there is especially the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us his first gameplay images. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 introduces us to its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, JRPG One Piece Odyssey, Free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are predicted. ”

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