Top 10 Indies of 2013

 Top 10 Indies of 2013

7. Charlie Murder

From the developers of The Dishwasher series comes their first new IP and it’s a punk-rock brawler. Charlie Murder and his bandmates have been murdered by an evil metal band, but luckily you were revived…to kill them. The best comparison is Ska Studios’ answer to Castle Crashers or Scott Pilgrim. The dark style of the brawler is complimented with deep RPG mechanics like equipping new items and skills or customizable options like wearing new clothes. We haven’t seen a better modern brawler this generation since Castle Crashers but we might have a new game to fit on that throne. Let’s hope this comes out this year since all we know is it’s coming out ‘sometime’

6. Skulls of the Shogun

This game probably should have been out a while ago but it’s okay, it’s going to be great everyone. Skulls of the Shogun from 17-Bit brings the classic Advance Wars formula of strategy into a more modern style. Instead of having a grid, you have way more control over the environment with your squadmates using a circular base. As the General Akamoto, you died and now are stuck in the afterlife. You must control an army through a series of battles and come out the victor. Players will have various different types of squadmates from Soldiers to Archers to Healers, but if your General dies, it’s game over. The game features asynchronous multiplayer across XBLA, PC (via Windows 8), Windows Phone and Windows Surface, so expect crazy multiplayer battles to ensue. It was due on Windows 8’s release but after entering certification, it’ll be coming sooner rather than later.

5. Mew-Genics

We’re teased about this game every Saturday from Super Meat Boy developers Team Meat, and we still have no clue what the hell type of game this is. The best fact is it’s all about cats. So many in that there are 12,207,031,250,000,000,000,000 of them, which applies to how they look. So you’ll never have the same cat twice. The only other clue we have is that it’ll be on iOS and various other platforms that are unannounced at this time, still unsure of what kind of game that can be on that scope of platforms. But knowing Team Meat and what they’ve done to the platformer genre, I expect great things to come from Edmund and Tommy, so surely Mew-Genics will be the cat’s meow.

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