A few different Indie Games have been given release dates in the very near future, so if any of the following games are oens you are looking forward to then you can mark down some dates in your diary:
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (just confirmation that the PC version will be released, with the Xbox version out since August last year).
Shoot Many Robots (another PC version release with the XBLA and PSN versions having been released earlier this month).
Legend of Grimrock (an “old-school dungeon crawler” which we are rather interested in).
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (ITSP), which we enjoyed playing on Xbox last August, IS coming out on PC at some point in the near future. What’s more, when you get the game from Steam you will also get the Shadow Hunters DLC thrown in as well (the DLC adds more multiplayer elements to the game).
Shoot Many Robots will be coming to PC on the 6th of April, Ubisoft have announced. It’s going to cost £7.99 and if you pre-order the game on Steam you get a few nice little bonuses as well!
If you buy three copies of the game you get a fourth for free as part of the “Steam Four Pack”. Also if you pre-order you’ll get a Gordon Freeman skin to wear, turrets from Portal 2 will take the place of some of the enemy robots and a special backpack from Team Fortress 2 for the Pyro and Medic Classes. The PC version will also apparently have “sexier” graphics going up to 2560×1600 resolution and 60fps, just so you can boast about your numbers while lording it over everyone else’s smaller numbers because large numbers are ALWAYS good!
Finally, Legend of Grimrock by studio Almost Human will be coming to PC on the 11th of April. It will cost $14.99, or $11.99 if you pre-order and will be available on Steam, GOG or at the games official website. Like I said already it’s going to be an old-school dungeon game, a phrase which instantly puts me in mind of Dungeons of Dredmor from last year. Inspired by Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder and Ultima Underworld you can expect massive dungeons with absolutely tonnes of traps and monsters to circumnavigate while you deal with all the usual RPG trappings of stats, crafting, items and gold. Plus it comes with a rather impressive trailer which looks so unbelievably awesome I’m surprised you could call this “Indie”.