The first-ever IGN x [email protected] Digital Showcase just concluded, bringing a ton of exciting news about upcoming indie games. Whether you play on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, or through Cloud Gaming, there’s something for every type of gamer. From classic RPGs to Silent Hill-inspired horror, party games, and groundbreaking interactive documentaries, the showcase had it all. Read on for a detailed rundown of the 20 games featured in the showcase, including world premieres, and get ready to clear up some space on your hard drives!
Axiom Verge 2
The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2, is now available on Xbox! Embark on a journey through an alternate Earth-like world filled with the remnants of an ancient, advanced civilization. Hack machines, battle monsters, and explore the parallel reality known as the Breach. Uncover hidden items and upgrades to increase your chances of survival. Immerse yourself in the enigmatic realms of Axiom Verge 2, available now on Xbox!
Birth is a unique game that revolves around the experience of living alone in a bustling city. To alleviate your loneliness, you decide to create a friend using spare bones and organs found throughout the city. Solve physics-based puzzles, discover secrets, and explore beautifully hand-drawn museums, bakeries, bookstores, and more. Birth launches on Xbox on July 28!
Introducing Dreamers, an exciting adventure game developed by PlaySys, coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Set for release on September 1, this visually stunning game offers a colorful low-poly 3D graphic style that is both charming and unique. Join three protagonists—a curious boy, a brave girl, and a visionary robot—as they embark on a captivating journey filled with puzzles, wonder, and unforgettable stories. Pre-orders open on July 9 and include a 10% discount and exclusive access to a special demo.
Everspace 2 is set to arrive on Xbox Series X|S (with Xbox Game Pass) on August 15. Building on the success of the original game, this spacefaring adventure features a 30+ hour campaign, over 100 handcrafted locations, 9 ship types, and 7 companions, among other exciting elements. Everspace 2 takes space game fans into the realm of semi-open world RPGs, offering exploration, leveling up, crafting, managing equipment, buying new ships, and upgrading perks as key gameplay mechanics. Stay updated by following Everspace 2 on Twitter, Facebook, and joining the official Discord server.
Hellboy Web of Wyrd
During the showcase, we were treated to the world premiere of the new gameplay trailer for Hellboy Web of Wyrd. Developed by Upstream Arcade and Good Shepherd Entertainment and crafted in partnership with Dark Horse Comics and series creator Mike Mignola, this action-brawler-roguelite game allows you to take on the role of Hellboy. Punch, dodge, and blast your way through the mysterious Web of Wyrd in this thrilling adventure.
Jackbox Party Pack 10
The latest installment of the popular party game series, Jackbox Party Pack, is bringing two new games to the table. First up is Timejinx, a trivia game that takes you on a high-stakes journey through time. Play as a time traveler and prove your knowledge in an immersive trivia experience. The second game, Hypnotorious, puts you in a virtual stage show where a mysterious hypnotist assigns you a character to play. Deduce the other players’ identities based on their answers and unravel the secrets of each character’s category. Get ready for some fun game nights!
Digital Eclipse is introducing the Gold Master Series, a line of independent, self-published games that are like interactive documentaries. The first game in the series, The Making of Karateka, delves deep into the story behind a game that revolutionized the industry. Explore the making of Karateka through playable versions of the original game, video interviews, design documents, and unreleased playable prototypes from the game’s creator, Jordan Mechner.
Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients
Experience the beginning of Astor’s extraordinary journey through the world premiere announcement trailer for Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients. Dive into the mystical world of Gliese, where dark forces threaten its existence. As Astor, you must unlock the secrets of the past, collect legendary weapons, and ultimately become the planet’s savior. Engage in exhilarating combo-based battles, harness powerful abilities, and master the art of precision combat. Prepare to be captivated by the combat system of Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients.
MythForce is a roguelike adventure that offers four-player online cooperative multiplayer set in the ever-changing Cursed Lands of Eldryth. Gather your team, arm yourselves, and prepare to face perilous foes together. Embrace the power of teamwork as you take on the challenges that await you in the mythical realm of MythForce.
Rain World: Downpour
Rain World: Downpour puts you in the role of a nomadic slugcat surviving in a broken ecosystem. Navigate the industrial wastes, hunt for food, and avoid becoming prey to the larger creatures that inhabit the world. Rain World: Downpour introduces five new slugcats, each with their own motivations and journeys through the haunting landscape. Discover whether they will find what they seek or become another meal in the unforgiving food chain.
Roman Sands RE:Build
Serenity Forge and Arbitrary Metric have announced that Roman Sands RE:Build will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this winter. Delve into the mesmerizing world of Roman Sands and unravel its mysteries. More information about Roman Sands RE:Build can be found on their website and on Discord, Twitter, and Facebook.