What’s indie news this week?
Hello and welcome back to another of our Indie News Roundups. It’s our weekly segment featuring all the stories that you may have missed, basically, it’s a wonderful place to catch up on a handful of stories that may have slipped past. So, get a drink, get a seat, and get caught up.
Management sim Tech Corp gets delayed
Management sim Tech Corp has been delayed until mid-July, developer Mardonpol announced. The studio didn’t go into too much detail, saying only that following the latest game tests “ it does not appear that we will make our original June 20th launch. We will be pushing it back to the July 15th-20th range.”
It’s the second delay for Tech Corp’s early access launch, which was originally planned for mid-April. Reaction from fans have – as you can imagine – been fairly mixed though the majority have supported the dev’s decision.
Tech Corp challenges you to manage, evolve, and survive your rise to tech tycoon, spanning from the 90s to present day, you’ll have to use research facilities and employees to remain at the forefront of the industry. Tech Corp will arrive in Early Access in mid-July now though there’s no word on when we can expect a full release.
Close to the Sun announced for Switch
Close to the Sun is bringing its scientific utopia gone wrong to the Switch later this year. Italian developer Storm in a Teacup announced the news earlier this week; Close to the Sun arrived earlier this year on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive, with a PS4 and Xbox One release planned for the autumn, there isn’t a specific date for the Switch release but it seems likely that the Nintendo version would align with – or around – the same time as the game’s release on other consoles.
Our Viki reviewed Close to the Sun not too long ago, praising the game for its gorgeous environments and the oh-so-Bioshock-ish vibe, though she was left a bit confused by the game’s reluctance to pick between being a walking simulator and a being chased by murderers simulator.
It’s also worth mentioning that What Remains of Edith Finch is also getting a Switch release later this year – a game which is very much a walking simulator but does it pretty damned well.
And finally… how can we not talk about QT?
It’s fair to say that when PT’s Silent Hills was permanently shelved, it left all of us a tad gutted, releasing a fair few fan remakes in its wake. We’ve had the likes of Unreal PT that have recreated the demo as closely as possible, while the shift to first-person perspective in Resident Evil 7 was (surely) a reaction to PT’s success with it. And now we have QT, perhaps the strangest of PT fan remakes.
I honestly don’t think I can do the game justice with words so just take a look at the QT trailer, you won’t regret it.