At the end of our series of the most anticipated games 2020, we are going to Thailand. Here are three indie highlights that could not be more different. Here’s why we think you should look out for Gunman and The Witch, Timelie and The Last Bug this year.
Gunman and The Witch
It starts with a game that will launch in Steam’s Early Access program on January 25, 2020. Gunman and the Witch is a real Wild West adventure as we play Sheriff Lloyd, who manages a small town in the United States of the 19th century. We are supported by the tough and above all magically talented Darlene Cassidy. In addition to a city builder, Gunman and The Witch is foremost a top down shooter. And this mixture seems like an exciting experiment in very nice 2D graphics! In addition, the game was developed by five students from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). Impressive – you can’t really get more indie.
Things are much less wild in Timelie, because the focus here is on careful handling and thinking. We guide a young girl and her cat through surreal levels full of robots and surveillance systems. We have the option of rewinding time and coordinating individual time levels as if we were using a cutting program. That way you can learn from your mistakes and you’ll always have to plan well in advance. We do not yet know whether developer Urnique can wrap up this premise into an exciting game – nor if it will appear in 2020. The progress of the game, however, gives us hope.
The Last Bug
The last title picks up an extremely popular genre with Battle Royale, but packs it into the cutest variant we’ve seen so far. In The Last Bug, we fight for supremacy with different crawling animals on three-dimensional hexfields. However, the beetles are not quite so harmless, because winning is also a matter of raw gun violence and tactics. The game could be a fun and above all less stressful Battle Royale alternative. However, it is still unclear whether we can plunge into epic beetle skirmishes this year, as The Last Bug is still in alpha phase.
Which game are you expecting the most for 2020? Have we forgotten a highlight? Let us know in the comments!