A John Wick-like beat ’em up, adventure and strategy: Indie Game of the Week

Game news A John Wick-like beat ’em up, adventure and strategy: Indie Game of the Week

As summer draws to a close, there are still so many independent games coming to the various stores on our PCs and consoles. To help you find your way around, the JV editorial team offers you a small selection of the indie games scheduled for the fourth week of August 2022 for you to take a close look at.


  • Midnight Fight Express
  • Prime of the Flames
  • I was a teenage exocolonist
  • Jade order
  • Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books

Midnight Fight Express

Among this week’s indie releases, Midnight Fight Express is surely the most anticipated title. Halfway between Hotline Miami and John Wick, this is a top-down game that mixes beat ’em up and shooter elements, where you play as a former member of the underworld, brought back to life by a drone. The title is primarily based on its fluid and visceral combat, which allows you to dodge, counter and finish your enemies, all accompanied by precise animations because they are made with motion capture. Over time, you unlock new techniques to become more and more devastating. And the good news is that Midnight Fight Express will be available from launch on Xbox Game Pass.

  • Release date: August 23
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox Series, Switch, PS4, ONE

Prime of the Flames

Between Wargame and Roguelike, Prime of Flames is a title that puts you in the place of the guide of the ancient ancestors, whose mission is to lead the human camp and its best warriors to discover the truth about the history of this world and its disasters. Each warrior is from different clans that have their own talents and abilities. Therefore, once the tour has started, we proceed to fight on maps with unique terrain that will ask you to overcome all the enemies. It’s up to you to build your ideal team to see the end of this adventure.

  • Release date: August 23
  • Platforms: PC

I was a teenage exocolonist

In II Was A Teenage Exocolonist, you play as a teenager growing up on humanity’s first extrasolar space colony, and you will experience his teenage years through a narrative RPG that takes the form of card battles. During the adventure, as your persona grows up, you will be able to explore the planet, but also fall in love and form new relationships. During the ten years that this experiment lasts, your choices will determine the lives of your hero and the colony. With over 250 battle cards, you can also use Memories to explore the game’s various events, including 29 different possible endings based on your choices.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Mac, Linux

Jade order

Jade Order is a strategy game with turn-based combat that puts us in the shoes of an ancient warrior responsible for lighting the sealed beacons of his thousand-year-old order. To do so and avoid impending disaster, the player must solve around fifty puzzles by helping the Jade Goddess clear the land of flames. With its pixel art graphics and its artistic direction full of flashy colors, we have four skills, each of which has a specific use, allowing us to overcome the different obstacles on each map. Almost a puzzle in itself, which constantly creates new challenges.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC, Switch

Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books

With its expanded title, Like No Other: The Legend Of The Twin Books is a point’n’click adventure game where we follow Dan, a clumsy adventurer who risks everything to solve the legend of the Twin Books by exploring the abandoned town of Red Pines. In fact, rumor has it that a talented artist reproduced the Spirits’ Book so perfectly that museum staff mistakenly left the original behind when they evacuated Red Pines. Thus, this dear Dan goes in search of the latter, in a legend and family adventure. A game of short duration, as the developers talk about only two hours to see the end of it, but which has something to be happy about with its great graphics.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC

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