Geek Preview: Humble Games Doubles Down On Quality Indie Offerings With Eight-Game Showcase
The Humble Bundle brand has always been about delivering value to consumers and its focus on charity, but its publishing arm, Humble Games, has also been steadily growing its portfolio, helping both developers and players alike in having fun with quality projects. At the new Humble Games Showcase, the team reiterated its commitment to the indie scene with eight exciting projects shown off in varying degrees.
“We’re incredibly excited for players to get their hands on our newly announced lineup as we continue to focus on supporting our development partners to bring their creative visions to life—and help them make their games the best they can be,” said Mark Nash, Humble’s Vice President of Global Publishing.
“2022 was another very successful year for us, adding several more critically acclaimed and award-winning titles like SIGNALIS, Ghost Song and Prodeus to our growing portfolio. Our future lineup is proof of our continued investment in supporting our development partners to push the boundaries with their games.”
Humble Games Showcase Lineup
Wizard of Legend 2
The leading light at the Humble Games Showcase was Wizard of Legend 2, the follow-up to one of its most popular games to date. Developed by Dead Mage with help from original devs Contingent 99, expect an action-packed follow-up to the acclaimed dungeon-delving original, and the game will feature vibrant new 3D visuals and fast-paced 4-player online co-op.
Developed by Bossa Games, this will be a cooperative survival adventure for 1 to 6 players set among the clouds in a vast sky of floating islands. Players can find and craft ancient technology, build their own skyship, brave ferocious storms, and battle giant threats that await beyond the horizon.
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
Another big-name game at the Humble Games Showcase, Summerfall Studios provided more behind-the-scenes tidbits about Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical before its 3 August launch, with the cast and crew sharing their thoughts about working on the game.
Set for launch in 2024, #BLUD is a delightfully zany dungeon crawler that blends the line between video game and cartoon made by animation studio and developer Exit 73. Take on the role of plucky teen Becky Brewster as you balance school, friends, field hockey and fiend-slaying in this creative take on the traditional action RPG.
Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus
Squid Shock Studios’ debut title shown off at the Humble Games Showcase is a hand-drawn 2.5D action platformer based in a world of Japanese folklore. Take on the role of the Celestial Blossom Bō as you master your shapeshifting abilities, brew arcane teas to unlock celestial powers, and explore a mysterious haunted world filled with adorable and otherworldly characters straight from legend and myth.
Breeze in the Clouds
An adorable one to look out for, the game features a corgi named Breeze who gets swept away from his home and from his best friend Diana, and whisked into the weather world of Tropolis. Breeze will need to use his newfound powers to assume an array of weather-based forms, fight the forces of pollution poisoning the world, and become an unstoppable force of nature
Digital Sun shared a reveal trailer for Cataclismo, a fortress-building game set in a dark medieval fantasy realm at the Humble Games Showcase. By the creators of Moonlighter and The Mageseeker, the game sees players leading an expedition beyond the gates of the last city, constructing fortresses and defending against waves of Horrors in a mix of tower defence and real-time strategy, as they reclaim mist-shrouded ruins and rebuild humanity—stone by stone.
Supraland: Six Inches Under
A surprise release, Supraland: Six Inches Under is now available on consoles and via Xbox Game Pass. Players can unearth what’s beneath the surface in this miniature land of big adventure full of puzzles, exploration, fun secrets to discover and more in the first-person Metroidvania.
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