Gaming Geek Zone

In the Gaming Geek Zone, we feature our recommendations for indie video games with reviews and interviews by the lovely [email protected]. Whether you’re looking for retro or modern titles, just check out the videos below.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-water explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.

The game uses data from Blue Planet & a team of scientists to help create as accurate as possible an experience of exploring our oceans. It’s a zen-like experience mixing educational, explorative and narrative-based gameplay and is well worth a play.

You can find out more at the Beyond Blue website, or at their Steam page.

Recompile

Witness the birth of sapient AI in this sprawling atmospheric hacking adventure. Combining traditional Metroidvania mechanics with a dynamic branching narrative system, Recompile challenges players to explore, fight, hack and survive. Discover the many secrets beneath the ancient digital landscape, and prepare for system-wide reconfiguration. The game’s entire narrative takes place within 1 second of real-time.

Find out more over at the Recompile website.

The Collage Atlas

Created by the ridiculously talented John William Evelyn, The Collage Atlas is a game which is very hard to describe and has to be seen. Every asset in the game is a hand drawn paper creation, scanned in and mapped to 3D ones to create a journey you will never forget.

You can follow John’s progress on the game via his YouTube channel and Twitter feed.

Valfaris

Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Find out more about Valfaris on their website or on their Steam page.

Figment

Figment is an action-adventure game that invites you to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humour and multi-layered narrative. Join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, on an adventure through the different sides of the mind seeking to restore the courage that’s been lost.

You can find out more about Figment here on their website or on their Steam page.

20 Years Of Retro Collecting with Quang from Asobi Tech

As a little bonus for all you retro gaming fans, Bex recently chatted on stage at Play Expo with Quang from Asobi Tech about his ridiculous collection of retro gaming machines. You can find out more about his retro collection on his YouTube channel, and more about his brilliant game, MaoMao Castle, on his website.