30th January 2018
Play these great indie games at EGX Rezzed 2018
The EGX Rezzed lineup has been bolstered by the addition of seven games, two of which will be playable on Nintendo Switch.
Three of the titles - Augmented Empire, Shu and ClusterPuck 99 - are heading to Rezzed courtesy of Coatsink with both Shu and ClusterPuck 99 available to play on Switch.
ClusterPuck 99 is a lightning-paced 8-player sports game created for parties, competition and smack talk. Bash your friends to gain control of the puck then fight to score, avoiding spikes, ledges and - of course - everyone else.
When the great and terrible Storm destroys his village, Shu embarks on a desperate journey to survive. Through his journey Shu encounters stranded villagers; survivors of the devastation that need help. These peculiar characters grant Shu unique special abilities that can be used to traverse the treacherous path ahead. Their only hope is to work together, in search of sanctuary - and a way to stop the Storm. Can you outrun the end of world?
Augmented Empire takes place on the island of New Savannah, an isolated neo-noir city divided into three tiers by the Citizen Grade System. While the citizens deemed of high societal value live in luxury at the summit, outliers and criminals are forced to live in squalor at the island’s depths. From your secluded hideout, control a team of six misfits in a world rendered as ‘augmented reality’, while interacting with the office around you to investigate new developments, make calls, and develop the skills of your team.
Sunless Skies is a top-down literary RPG set amongst the stars. Explore a universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition in Failbetter's spiritual sequel to Sunless Sea. As the captain of a spacefaring locomotive you'll behold wonders and battle cosmic abominations in the furthest heavens. Stake your claim. Fight to survive. Speak to storms. Murder a sun. Face judgement.
Taking inspiration from games including Overcooked and FTL, Catastronauts is a hectic local co-op multiplayer game, where up to four friends work together to defeat enemy ships before their own ship is taken down. Can you deal with unrelenting disaster and hold your ship together long enough to destroy the enemy invaders?
Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home.
Balance of Kingdoms is a competitive multiplayer strategy game with a twist - players must build their kingdom on a beam balanced on top of a mountain while attempting to defeat their opponents. Currently in early access, Balance of Kingdoms will feature online multiplayer and single player campaign modes upon full release.
EGX Rezzed is London's biggest games event, featuring hundreds of playable games with a strong focus on PC and indie titles as well as talks by well known game creators, a career fair offering advice on getting a job in games, board games and more. Tickets are available here.