5 Great Indies of 2022 that no one talked about!

2022 was a lively and anomalous year as far as the Indie Development scene is concerned, this year a lot of valid titles of the highest quality came out, obviously this year titles stood out, such as Neo White, Tunic, Sifu, Stray, Cult of The Lamb, Immortality, Norco or Vampire Survivors.

Who deserve to be in the Olympus of video games even more than many triple A, for the innovation and freshness they have brought to gaming, but in the indie undergrowth there is so much excitement and this year has given its best So it’s easy enough to overlook those great indie games that didn’t get the exposure they deserved this year, so here are five you should check out when (or if) you get the chance.

Orbital Bullet

Combined with its roguelike gameplay and mix of sprites and 3D models for its graphics, this game is a totally unique experience.

Orbital Bullet is a fast-paced 360° action platformer, where the shooting sections within rings, with rogue-lite elements, where all the action takes place in a circular pattern. Fight your way through a variety of procedural planets and use body modifications to improve yourself death after death.

A rewarding and frenetic experience

Disc Room

DISC ROOM 5 indies Forgotten 2022

Originally released in 2020 for PC, but the 2022 port of Disc Room to Xbox One, which arrived on day one of release on Game Pass, is a real treat in terms of gameplay and eyes, it is a title that fits perfectly into the bizarre stable of Devolver Digital’s published games.

Disc Room delivers exactly what it says: a series of adjacent, Smash TV-style rooms filled with deadly discs that you must avoid for as long as possible. The story, “a killer spaceship in orbit around Jupiter for unknown reasons”, a full-fledged bullet hell, where the only aim is to survive as long as possible in the game board, trying to climb the leaderboards and challenging your friends.

NOT FOR BROADCAST

Not For Broadcast 5 Indies Forgotten 2022

The first comparison that comes to mind is to Papers, Please, Not for Broadcast which is a simulation of political propaganda through media censorship, which is so frighteningly close to reality that you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the whole thing is just a game. . It’s not just captivating, it’s an essential socio-cultural experience.

Set in an alternative 1980s UK, Not for Broadcast puts you in the role of Alex Winston, a former janitor who takes up the role of broadcast engineer at Channel One’s National Nightly News. He takes the reins on election night, when the far-left Advance party secures a surprise landslide victory.

It’s up to you to control the flow of information with a visual mixer, choose camera feeds, select advertisements, censor prohibited language or phrases and add sound effects, with an increasingly complex but well-structured gameplay learning system.

Full of twists and turns and with impressive acting from its cast of relatively unknowns, Not for Broadcast truly makes you feel like you’re in control of the destiny of the nation, for better or for worse.

You leave each session feeling satisfied, until you realize how much it can criticize many self-styled news channels around the world, where hard facts are replaced by sponsor journalism or talking heads who “just ask questions”: the latest we need when we are drowning in information, but finding the truth is harder than ever.

Final Revenge

FINAL REVENGE 5 forgotten indies 2022

Everyone has been talking about T this yeareenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revengewhich has revived that genre of high-quality games dedicated to pizza-eating turtles.

Obscuring another Revival title right from the title, of excellent quality or Final Vendetta, which we already understand from the title that it is a tribute to Final Fight and Vendetta.

Reminiscent of Ubisoft’s superb Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game, Final Vendetta is not for the faint of heart, especially in the one player mode.

Set in London, you play the roles of a brawling trio led by student Claire Sparks, who set out to rescue her sister.

In the classic beat ’em up mode, where stories and setting don’t matter much, but that’s not really the point, especially when the action is well managed.

Claire, Miller and Duke fill those tried and true roles of fast and sparring, big and powerful and somewhere in between; however, the difficulty often doesn’t give discounts, it forces you to get the best out of each of them and to regularly change your style and your fighter to learn the peculiarities of each of the three.

Silt

SILT 5 Indies Forgotten 2022

Released quietly on multiple platforms, Silt is an adventure and puzzle game set in an uncharted underwater abyss that is unnerving and downright strange.

Take on the role of a diver, complete with classic diving bell helmet, to discover and manage strange creatures around you and avoid huge monsters that will kill you if you’re not smart enough.

At its best, Silt is a deeply disturbing and anxiety-inducing game, complemented by an incredible art style that finds beauty in the simplest things.

While it’s easy to take a look at Silt and label it a spiritual successor to LIMBO, it might grip you more than its black and white predecessor, telling a mesmerizing story in a short amount of time using some pretty wonderful and innovative mechanics compared to Playdead’s masterpiece.

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5 Great Indies of 2022 that no one talked about!