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Hello and welcome to another roundup of the week’s indie news. With everything from new games, to impressive feats, this is your space to catch up on the lesser-known stories of the week. So, get your dinner on, find yourself a comfy seat, and catch up with the indie news of the week.
Endlight Games’ The Forest has done pretty well
Survival game The Forest has sold a whopping 5.3 million copies since its PC release back in 2014. It’s an even more impressive feat when you consider that the game had a starting budget of around $125,000 but that didn’t stop players from getting on board with The Forest’s fairly creepy island setting.
And as the game arrived on the PS4 this week, that sales number will surely be on the rise. The Forest puts players in the role of a lone survivor of a plane crash and forces you to build and survive on an island that’s very unhelpfully inhabited by mutant cannibals and terrifying monsters.
The Forest is available on Steam for £15/$15 and on the PS4 for £14/$15 though it’s also included with PSN.
MuHa Games Announce Thea 2
A follow p to the RPG card battle game Thea has been announced for early access. Having passed a successful Kickstarter campaign, the fast-paced battle game will arrive on early access at the end of the month, November 30.
While Thea 2: The Shattering will still be undergoing “intense development” the early version available on Steam will include all the core mechanics for exploring, resource gathering, crafting, research, and battles.
Thea offers similar gameplay to PC classic Populace, with players taking on the role of a god as they look to explore a procedurally generated land and decide how your followers act. Thea 2: The Shattering will arrive in early access on November 30, before its full release in 2019.
Scriptum is a mobile escape room game
If you’re a fan of the escape room extravaganza then mobile game Scriptum might offer the same adrenaline-fuelled adventure as you look to escape a room… in your phone!?
Yep, Scriptum offers a strange hybrid of augmented reality and puzzle solving that fuses together you actual surrounding and some core elements of the in-game room. Exactly how these two environments work together isn’t totally clear, but the game itself looks like an interesting idea. Though AR is just as finniky as VR at times, and while the game is still in its early stages, you’re sure to encounter a handful of issues.
Scriptum is available for free on iPhones and iPads and doesn’t require a network connection to play.
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