If you thought it’s going to take a while for 2018 to warm up, you’re dead wrong. Indies not only exploded in numbers, but in sheer quality too. We’ll no doubt be hearing about some of these indie games in the end-of-the-year lists, that’s how good some of them are. January also covered a breadth of experiences, from simulating old-timey whaling to exploring alien oceans to even cyberpunk pottery. Here’s the top indie games that came out last month.
It’s the first full month of February, and if you’re coming up short on games to gift your Valentine (who needs chocolates! ), here’s some good ‘uns from the indie department. Doesn’t matter if you’ve got a computer, a PS4, an Xbox One or a Switch, this week’s spread is good and even. Check out the indie games releasing this week! Mercenary Kings is a 2D action game in which you play as one of the titular Mercenary Kings, the most fearsome mercenaries in the world.
The challenging action-platformer Celeste released late last month, and it’s won plenty of hearts and minds by the looks of its review scores. On the sales front, it has been revealed by the game’s developer Matt Thorson that the game sold the best on the Switch. For reference, the game also launched on computers (PC, Mac, Linux), PS4 and Xbox One. According to an interview with Destructoid, Thorson says that the Switch version selling best was well within his expectations.
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Selecting a term
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