The best indie games (part 1)
StudioMDHR’s Cuphead is one of the most visually enticing games styled after 1930s cartoons, which looks like a dream in motion. Cuphead and his brother Mugman signed a dubious agreement with the Devil and ended up having to battle their way through Inkwell Isle for winning back their souls. Cuphead is not for the faint of heart as each of the game’s bosses is a challenge for players’ platforming and shooting skills. Besides the boss rush gauntlet, Cuphead also has run and gun stages, of which the difficulty level increase after each stage. Cuphead‘s win the hearts of players by its content although its visual and audio design need a big improvement. The bosses feature in the game ,mall are rendered in stunning detail of the animations pop and the jazzy sound crackles, fizzes, and pops giving players the feeling of playing an incredibly well-made old cartoon.
Returning to hometown doesn’t always as fun as one might expect, especially in the game “Night in the Woods”, anthropomorphic cat Mae drops out of college and heads back to his hometown Possum Springs where Mae gradually found that the town is full of mysteries with its people — a collection of eclectic, talking animals — holds a dark past. The game can aptly be compared to visual novels and exploration games with an emphasis on the content. Indie studio Finji’s first game has developed one of the most profound and relatable video game narratives heavily indebted to dark humor. Players of Night in the Woods must make choices throughout the game which will affect the way Mae views the happenings in Possum Springs. Players will experience a range of emotions from sad and laugh all in the space of one scene. Night in the Woods has version on both PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and mobile.