Tech News: Google Stadia to get 10 new indie games.
With Google no longer making its own games for Stadia, independent studios could be crucial to its goal of expanding the service to 400 titles. Today, the cloud gaming platform unveiled 10 new games through the Stadia Makers program, launched last March to give independent developers working with the Unity cross-platform engine an easy path to self-publish their work. As you might expect, there is no shortage of original stories and games cover a multitude of genres.
New additions include The DarkSide Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (April 15), a sequel to the retro puzzle game; Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator (May 13), for anyone who has ever wanted to own their own winery but were afraid to take the financial leap; Foreclosed (summer), a narrative mystery set in a cyberpunk world; and Figment 2: Creed Valley, a whimsical adventure sequel set in a human mind overrun by nightmare creatures representing insecurities and doubts.
Other upcoming games include Grime, a side-scrolling RPG where players battle their way through a hellish landscape armed with “living” weapons; She Dreams Elsewhere, in which you play a comatose woman traveling to face her fears; Merek’s Market, a chaotic creation game in which you take care of a medieval armory; Death Carnival, a fast-paced top-down shooter (with online multiplayer) set in a televised blood sport in which participants battle mechs and monsters; Skyclimbers, a multiplayer city-building game meets an action RPG that looks a lot like Horizon Zero Dawn; and Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch, which offers fans of iconic films their side scrolling fighting game.