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Hello and welcome to another weekly indie news roundup. It’s the time of the week when we lasso those Wiley stories that have tried to sneak past us this week and put them in one tidy article just for you lucky lot. And with Kickstarter, new games, and studio buy-ups, it’s been quite the busy week so let’s get straight to it.
Once more with feeling: StoryTale give the Pamali Kickstarter another go
You might remember that a few weeks ago we reported that Indonesian based StoryTale Studios had put their eerie, decision-based horror anthology, Pamali, on Kickstarter.
The game didn’t manage to hit their target. But rather than let that spell the end for the game, the team have had another crack at getting the game funded. And it’s pretty obvious why they feel the game has legs, offering up a series of chilling tales adapted from Indonesian folklore that is shaped by how you interact with your surroundings; the ideas around Pamali offer a wholly new kind of experience for players. Personally, I’m hoping the new campaign works out for them – and if you’re interested in the game and want to see a bit more, head over to their page to take a look.
New Game on the Block: Gris Set for Switch and PC
Continuing the trend of beautiful indie platformers you can play on the go, it’s Devolver Digital’s watercolour anime platformer, Gris, that’ll be demanding your playing time soon.
Taking you on a tour of a young girl’s mind as she works through her trauma, Gris offers up a slow almost melancholy experience as you try to overcome these experiences.
There’s no specific release date as of yet, but Gris is due to come out in December this year for both PC and Switch.
Kicking it Old School: Tanglewood Releases for PC and… the Mega Drive
If you’re a regular to these weekly segments, you might remember way back in our first roundup we spoke about Tanglewood being the first Mega Drive exclusive in – well, a very long time. And the game has finally arrived, available on PC and in actual cartridge form.
Offering up a true return to those 90’s platformers that had us up until the wee hours of the night, Tanglewood developer; Big Evil Corporation has painstakingly put the game together using the same kit those original Mega Drive games were used to make.
At the moment, you’re able to buy the game on Steam and play right now for £14. If you’re intent on playing the game on a cartridge then you’ll have to wait until October.
And Finally… The Chinese Room is Back in Business
Having spent the majority of this year staying dark, British indie studio The Chinese Room have popped their heads up to tell us they’ve been bought up by Sumo.
The Chinese Room is best known for Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, devastatingly good-looking walking sims with an emphasis on music that kicks you right in the feels. Having hit a bump in the road creatively and financially last year, the team went quiet after having to cut their team.
But the acquisition from Sumo has seen The Chinese Room getting back into gear, with co-founder Dan Pinchbeck returning as creative director, but Jessica Curry – who provided the soundtrack for both games – won’t be returning.
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