This open-world indie looks like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Indie designers continue to forge ahead with the wild and strange worlds we get to play in. A great deal of the delight of this column originates from seeing what designers develop, when delegated their own gadgets — and today it’s a third-person shooter where you’ll handle the world, combating as a coffee bean who barrels headfirst into James Bond-level action.
We have harmful coffee beans and more in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of distinctive clips, and screenshots of operate in development. Weekly, the Polygon personnel searches the web for the most intriguing video games still under building, to offer you a sampler of the coolest up-and-coming jobs.
Today we have an appropriate kick-off into October with a creepy open-world experience, a gardening sim that you can play now as part of Steam’s Next Fest, a Jet Set Radio-esque third-person battling video game, and a hardcore racing video game that’s in fact simply actually adorable.
This coffee bean will wake you up by kicking your ass
This bean has actually got some pep in its action (and likewise 2 weapons). Killer Bean is a third-person shooter where you play a coffee bean. A clip published by its designer, Jeff Lew, reveals the bean fearlessly approaching a completely armored tank in a large, natural surroundings. You gotta value the spunk behind this one! Currently, the designers prepare to launch Killer Bean in 2022. You can follow updates on the designer’s Twitter account.
A creepy RPG that advises me of Majora’s Mask
Beautiful Hellplace is developing a video game called Fear Misconception — a creepy open-world RPG where you check out drifting islands and experience animals like a goth woman using a black cape that drifts over the school. A brief clip of the video game flaunts its world, consisting of a huge looming moon in the sky that advises me of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The video game is coming “soon” according to its Steam page and you can wishlist it now.
Play a demonstration of this tranquil sim on Steam’s Next Fest
The Garden Course is a perfectly crafted video game that appears like an aged-up world from a kids’s storybook. A GIF from the video game reveals one character you’ll experience in the video game, Greet Reed, a huge humanized stalk of celery. The designers at Carrotcake explain the video game as a “slice-of-life sim about the joys of gardening.” The designers will launch the video game at some point in 2021, and you can play a demonstration of it as part of Steam’s Next Fest today.
Oh no! Another brand-new Jet Set-esque indie video game
Nukefist is a duo making a Jet Set Radio-esque, third-person battling video game called Genokids. A brief clip programs the video game’s battling in action where the character manages a slick combination along with an evade. Although the designer states there’s a great deal of polishing to do, it currently looks quite classy with the character’s brilliant blue sword and very significant attacks. There’s no release date on this game yet, but you can follow the developers’ work on their Twitter account.
The cutest racer for hardcore speedsters
The developers of Circuit Superstars advertise their upcoming game as a “top-down racer built by racing fans, for racing fans,” but also its toy cars are just dang adorable. One of the developers, Alberto Mastretta, showed a GIF of a small toy car rolling over from its roof back onto its wheels. Mastretta states this is an “important mechanic” for accurately simulating the car, but it also looks cute struggling to get back up. Original Fire Games is developing the video game for Xbox One and will release the video game on March 5, 2022. You can check out more information about the video game on its Steam page.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.