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The Most Promising Indie Games of E3 2021
Posted by Raphael Leynes June 16, 2021

Are you all about the Indie games but don’t have time to sweep through all the announcements of E3 2021? Well then, you’re in luck we did just that so that you don’t have to! Here are all the most promising, interesting, and out-of-the-box indie games that we found across all of E3 2021!



OlliOlli World

Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S

 

The third OlliOlli looks vastly different from its predecessors but keeps the best parts, the zen-like flow-state gameplay and the bumping soundtrack!

 


Trek To Yomi

 

 

Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC

It’s 2D Samurai action in artsy Kurosawa style, black and white, what’s not to love?

 

Soup Pot


Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTKaFnqVEjc

Sometimes you just want a simple game to chill out to! How about one where you’re just making soup? Also made by Filipino studio Chikon Club!

 

Phantom Abyss

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

First-person, temple-running parkour simulator! 

 

Wizard With A Gun

Platform: Nintendo Switch and PC

 

Gotta love a game that knows how to sell its main premise. Its a Wizard with a Gun, no further questions, your honor


Inscryption

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems

 

So it’s a horror, boardgame/card game? Sign me up!

 

Demon Throttle

Platforms: Nintendo Switch


I don’t think I’ve seen any videogame replicate the retro SNES vibe better than Demon Throttle!


 

12 Minutes

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

 

That fact that 12 minutes is a timeloop murder mystery game that take place inside a small apartment is absolutely intriguing to me.

 

 

Party Animals

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

 

It’s Gang Beasts but with actual BEASTS!

 

Somerville

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S

 

The latest moody-broody platformer from the creator of Inside and Limbo is an easy auto-lock for me. 

 

Replaced

Platforms:  Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC

 

Anytime pixel art goes on top of a realistic background I absolutely there for it.

 

Dodgeball Academia

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

Why not put a stylish and high-energy sports game out here?

 

They Always Run

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

So it’s a side-scrolling Metrodvania but much more fast-paced!

 

 

Severed Steel

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

 

Here’s a beautiful bullet time ballet of tricks, flips, and guns. John Wick will be proud

 

Anuchard

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems

 

What do you get when you mix a tennis game with an RPG? Anuchard!

 

A Little to the Left

 

Platform: TBA

 

Hey, If you make a game about meticulously arranging picture frames until they’re perfect, I will check it out!

 

Behind the Frame

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems

 

Any game where you make art and discover yourself through painting will definitely have my vote.

 

Lake

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

 

Quitting the big city life and delivering mail is such a mood!

 

 

Death Trash

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Macintosh operating systems

 

It’s a top-down isometric RPG set in a post-apocalytpic world but with drop dead gorgeous pixel art. Reminiscent of the OG Fallout games!

 

 

Tinykin

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

I’m just a sucker for good art direction and this 2D meets 3D World is it! The Arachnaphobe/Insectophobe in me hopes they keep the insects at a minimum though.

 

Project Warlock

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

 

This is a literal clashing of many different worlds. Theres the old school DOOM gameplay and retro aesthetics but given a given a thick coating of edgy cel-goodness!

 

Silt

Platform: PC

 

Explore the dark and creepy depths of the ocean as a diver who can control fish?!

 

Gigabash

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

 

A multi-player brawler with Kaijus and Giant Robots!

 

MoonShell Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

Can’t help but fall in love with MoonShell Island thanks to its cute and colorful sprites! It’s taking me back to my Gameboy Advance days!

 

Pupperazzi

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS

 

It was VERY hard to resist adding Pupperazzi but how could I not put in a game about taking pictures of cute doggos!

 

Unpacking

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems

 

“Learning about life through a series of moves” is just my life. Sold!

 

Bear and Breakfast

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows

 

Listen, I am not beyond a crafting game where a Bear runs a bed and breakfast.

 

Dordogne

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS

 

You just don’t see hand-painted watercolor visuals in video games very often. That alone makes Dordogne worth checking out.

 

We Are OFK

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS

 

I watched for the pretty visuals, I stayed for the incredible melancholic vibe. 

 

Yokai Inn

Platform: TBA 

 

A pixel-art game where you manage an inn for Spirits? YUP

 

Wolfstride

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems

The gameplay looks like a turn-based RPG but hot damn does that stark grayscale style stand out!

 

Blackbook

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems

 

A narrative-driven card battler? We are there!




Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!

For more E3 2021 check out E3 2021: Ubisoft Forward Reveals R6 Extraction, New Mario x Rabbids and An Avatar Game and Breath of The Wild Sequel, Metroid Dread Showcased at Nintendo E3 2021 Direct and OlliOlli World!

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