In any other year, we would be celebrating all the great and wonderful news that usually comes from the annual E3 event in Los Angeles. This year threw us a huge curveball, and E3, Gamescom and other large gaming events have either been cancelled or postponed this year which left huge holes in our gaming calendars. However, the games must go on, and so several companies are putting together digital gaming shows to showcase the amazing work of game developers and publishers worldwide, and I’m sure glad I can still wake up each day and learn of a new game or ten. One such digital show aired their first daily show last night from their three-day games festival called Guerrilla Collective.
Guerrilla Collective is an online digital games festival hosted by Greg Miller and produced by Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) with Kinda Funny Games Showcase. I was up late feeding my newborn daughter and only caught the last half of the show. It was a quick-fire of one trailer after another and every so often we’d see the host talk, but otherwise the focus was purely on the wonderful array of games, most of which I’d never heard before and the old E3 excitement was certainly there. Here’s a list of the games announced last night.
After two decades, Nightdive Studios is rebooting and re-imagining the original System Shock. We will keep the new game true to the classic experience, keeping all the things you loved while giving today’s gamers the modern look and feel expected from a great game.
Cardaclysm: Shades Of The Four
Face the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in epic card battles! Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game mixed with action RPG elements. Collect creature and spell cards throughout your journey and unleash their power if anyone opposes you!
Uragun – Weapons
Control the deadliest weapon humanity has ever created in this challenging top-down shooter. Use your instinct to create a tactical combo and wreak havoc amongst countless enemy AI forces.
A strange signal… an alien craft… an interplanetary, gravity-defying journey through space and time.
Almighty: Kill Your Gods
Hunt demons, monsters, and gods solo or online with friends in this action RPG. Run, leap and fly across islands, ripping your foes to pieces, and rebuilding your home with their remains. Bring low the oppressive false gods, protect your kindred and become Almighty.
Roki – Releases July 24, 2020
Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore – a dark, contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration.
A noir adventure spanning time and space. When a love triangle between cosmic beings becomes a bitter confrontation, you’ll witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to destroy creation and save your love.
Doors of Insanity
Card and Chaos await you on an epic journey through Purgatory and the Doors of Insanity!
A Juggler’s Tale
Lead Abby the string puppet through a bruised, but beautiful world in this poetic 3D adventure. Solve riddles, evade traps, and shake off pursuers on your way to find freedom. Can Abby take control of her own fate and make a difference with all the strings attached?
It’s 1986 – Meredith Weiss takes a break from her career in the big city to deliver mail in her hometown. How will she experience two weeks in beautiful Providence Oaks, with its iconic lake and quirky community? And what will she do next? It’s up to you.
Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure.
Colt Canyon – Releases June 16, 2020
Shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum! Colt Canyon is a stylish pixel art shooter with roguelike elements and real-time combat where you save your kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits.
Baldur’s Gate 3 – Early Access releases August 2020!
Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.
Disco Elysium – now on the Epic Games Store
Disco Elysium is a groundbreaking role playing game. You’re a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
West Of Dead – Releases June 18, 2020
Descend into the grim and gritty world of Purgatory in this fast-paced cover shooter which combines the fluidity of twin-stick controls and tactical cover usage. Dodge behind cover as you try to outgun your enemies in the unknown procedurally generated hunting grounds.
The deepest, most intricate simulation of a world that’s ever been created. The legendary Dwarf Fortress is now on Steam. Build a fortress and try to help your dwarves survive, OR adventure as a single hero against a deeply generated world.
A survival & exploration game set in a fantasy world inspired by norse mythology and viking culture.
Ultrakill is a fast-paced ultraviolent retro FPS combining the skill-based style scoring from character action games with unadulterated carnage inspired by the best shooters of the ’90s. Rip apart your foes with varied destructive weapons and shower in their blood to regain your health.
Frostpunk – new expansion trailer and board game
Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society’s survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?
Fights In Tight Spaces
A stylish blend of deck-building, turn-based tactics, and thrilling animated fight sequences in classic action-movie settings. Learn to balance your hand, momentum, and positioning to overcome the odds to defeat your adversaries. Build your deck, control the space and live to fight another day.
Enter an action-adventure game inside a living, hand-drawn comic book. Uncover an alarmingly current cyberpunk reality where human rights are dying away. Take up arms and solve puzzles in a noir rain-soaked city that’s desperate for justice.
Gestalt: Steam and Cinder
Inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with an engrossing, twist-laden narrative in a stunningly handcrafted steampunk world.
Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.
No Place For Bravery
Thorn, an old and ambitious warrior, roams a vicious war-torn world in search of his lost daughter. Survive rampant and violent battles in this 2D top-down action RPG, and discover the bone-chilling tale behind Thorn’s odyssey.
Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
In this sequel to Gonner, journey through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color as you go on a mission to help Death rid a mysterious presence from her lair. Battle crazy bosses and lose your head (a lot) in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer.
Just Die Already
Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are old and angry and you’ve just been kicked out of your retirement home. How will you survive in a world that wants you to Just Die Already?
You can check out alot of these games on the Guerrilla Collective Steam page. Day 2 will commence tonight from midnight AWST / 2 AM AEST and promises more announcements, additional reveals, videos and special guests. You can watch the show live if you’re up that late via their Twitch Channel. Also you can see a sample of the games being announced on their website, however I like waiting for the actual trailers to drop. We’ll keep you updated as each day of Guerrilla Collective closes.
Written by: @ChrisJInglis