Welcome to this week’s Indie Spotlight! It has been a little while since we have released one of these but given the current situation, I found some time to play a few games. Let’s get going.
Creature in the Well
Creature in the Well takes pinball to a whole new level. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I first booted it up. My very first impression was “whoa, the art style of this game is super unique”. After giving it several hours I could tell that Creature in the Well was something very different. You play the part of an engineer bot, tasked with getting to the creature that lives in an abandoned mountain and getting rid of it.
The story is actually pretty interesting and had me wanting to keep playing to see what would unfold next. The core of the game is in it’s gameplay and the gameplay is solid. Essentially you are playing pinball, but pinball times a hundred. The main difference with Creature in the Well is that you have to dodge incoming attacks and that you can catch the balls, charge them up and do more damage to enemies and structures. The Creature in the Well is definitely an enjoyable indie game and I can recommend it to anyone.
Creature in the Well is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
If you are looking for a darker, more cryptic experience, I would definitely recommend that you play Below. Below is a dungeon crawling game that really drops you in and lets you figure it all out. When I first got it, I had no idea what to do. After a drawn-out opening sequence, you land on an island and go from there. To be honest, I am still trying to figure out what the main plot is, but that alone makes the game interesting.
Along the way you uncover a little more here and there about what is going on and what you are supposed to do. You find different things while you traverse the island that help you fight enemies, open doors and more. It is an intriguing experience so far to say the least. The combat is pretty standard so far with a sword and shield. You can block and combo your way to dead enemies. I am very interested in continuing my journey through the game, if anything to just uncover more secrets.
Below is available on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.
Skyweaver is a trading card game that I am slowly becoming addicted to. I think my favorite thing about the game is the card art. It is simply amazing. With over five-hundred cards in the game, there is plenty of great art to look at. Skyweaver plays like most other card games you will find out there. However, in my experience, there seems to be a little more depth to the gameplay. There is a good amount of deck building and experimenting you can do to find the playstyle that fits you.
Skyweaver is also built on blockchain technology. So when you game releases players will be able to trade and buy cards from an ever-evolving market. I find myself learning something new from every match I play and that makes playing one more all that more fun. If you are looking for a new card game to get into, I would recommend Skyweaver. You can sign up for the private beta on their website.