Games to Watch Out for From EGX Rezzed 2016 - PreviewDan Carreras , posted on 10 April 2016 / 4,197 Views
Rising Islands caught my attention in the indie section of EGX Rezzed. You play as Hairo, a girl who is trying to get to the bottom of why the world has been split into two dimensions.
It's a free-running game that looks smooth and unique. Its core mechanic of switching between two colours is something I experimented with in a prototype recently, so that aspect of the game really appealed to me as well. The core gameplay is very reminiscent of Prince of Persia but with the addition of being able to interact with certain objects should you be in the correct dimension.
Rising Islands is set to release on PC this summer.
Most games at EGX Rezzed incorporate one booth/PC, meaning only one person can play the game at any given moment. Unbox, however, happened to have four booths. Intrigued, I wandered over and found an odd but enjoyable little game.
In Unbox you play as a delivery box that is sentient and can deliver itself to customers in a game world that's a mixture of sandbox and platformer. I was only able to play it for about five minutes but it's now on my watch list. This one could well become a hit with YouTube Let's Players.
Unbox is also set release this summer.
Black and White Bushido adopts the multiplayer core that made Towerfall such an incredible hit but adds a monochrome art style to the mix. The black and white colour scheme has very important gameplay implications, since black ninjas are almost invisible in the darker areas of the map and vice versa with the white ninjas, which comes together to create a frantic and addictive multiplayer experience.
Black and White Bushido is already available to purchase via Steam.
The Dwarves is a highly polished strategy RPG game that could easily be mistaken for something The Creative Assembly would make. It boasts beautiful graphics and strategy mechanics that are on-point and interesting, especially when you start to take control of multiple dwarf heroes, each with their own unique abilities.
The Dwarves looks set to be a highly competent strategy game and a resounding Kickstarter success. Look for the game to release on PC later this year.
At first Human Fall Flat looks like YouTube catnip for an audience that absolutely adores Gang Beasts. Unlike Gang Beasts, however, Human Fall Flat features some pretty awesome narrative work and brilliant puzzles, which are the core of the game. Moving is pretty tricky, as it is in Gang Beasts, and this adds to the challenge.
Funny and charming, Human Fall Flat will hopefully appeal to puzzle enthusiasts and Gang Beast players in equal measure. It's set to release on PC this summer.