With the year rapidly coming to a close, many sites present their list of the best games of 2018. Indie DB is no exception and has made its own list of the best projects. Dive in and take a look!
Best Singleplayer Game – Book of Demons
Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash Deck-building hybrid in which YOU decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards instead of weapons and slay the armies of darkness in the dungeons below the Old Cathedral. Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself!
Best Multiplayer Game – Maelstrom
Grim fantasy combined with thunderous naval combat in a vibrant, monster-saturated world! Captain an Orc, Dwarf or Human warship and sail the turbulent Abyssal Ocean to play online multiplayer, in free-for-all or squad based matches. Maelstrom is a third-person strategy game created by veteran developers from the Warhammer: Dawn of War series, Company of Heroes, League of Legends, and Overwatch.
Best Visuals – Antigraviator
Race perpetually on exquisitely detailed stages, full of light-speed danger, chaos and mayhem. Guide your Grav in three gameplay modes across four different worlds with three tracks each. These dynamic courses come to life, while pushing the power of Unity to the limit.
Most Creative – Dude, Stop
“Dude, Stop” is a puzzle game, where the main goal is to not follow the rules and make everybody hate you. Break it, abuse it, skip the tutorial, ignore tips and tricks in the loading menu and – most importantly! – mute the narrator.
Community Award – Parkasaurus
Parkasaurus is a zany Dinosaur Park management game, that challenges the player not only to provide guests with a unique dinosaur zoo experience, but to care for their dino friends by crafting the perfect exhibits, gifting them the cutest hats, and travelling back in time to rescue them from their demise!
Best Audio – Chasm
Chasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer currently in development for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Taking equal inspiration from hack ‘n slash dungeon crawlers and Metroidvania-style platformers, it will immerse you in a procedurally-generated fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.
Best Gameplay – Synthetik
SYNTHETIK is an unforgiving shooter rogue-lite in a world overrun by machines. Battle from floor to floor, defeat relentless robotic forces, experience the next level in gun-play and shape your own experience by experimenting with powerful items and modifiers. Can you defeat the Heart of Armageddon?
Best Narrative – CrossCode
A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
Most Anticipated – DASH: Danger Action Speed Heroes
A tight 2D action/precision platformer where the game consists of endless user generated levels in early development. Designed for speedrunners, level creators, and fans of Super Mario Maker and games alike. In development by solo-dev Jake aka Baby Duka since February 2018 and with the DASH Team (Leary, B. Magic and Concerned) since August 2018.