Finally, the Summer is over. Well, let’s be honest, given the haphazard nature of the UK weather, Summer might only just be starting. Anyway, the good news is that we are yet again facing down a month with an awful lot of interesting games ahead of us. This month has its fair share of roguelikes, but I’m trying to branch out, so I’ve only mentioned a couple of them in this article.
Star Renegades puts you up against powerful enemies who grow stronger if you leave them unchecked. Set very much in outer space, you have to fight your way through massive enemies using tactical combat and a fair dose of luck. You’re probably not going to survive or succeed in your first few attempts, but hey, it’s a roguelite, so what do you expect?
Star Renegades is ready to fight back on September 8th.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Did you know that the logical progression for the FPS roguelike is in fact a rhythm game? No, well you do now. Bullets Per Minute has you playing as a Valkyrie who has to fight back against the underworld as they try and invade Asgard. It’s all a good set up for moving, shooting, and dodging to the beat, and we can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
You can get funky when BPM launches on September 15th.
Spelunky might be one of the first roguelikes you ever had the chance to play. It’s a bit like a cute Indiana Jones, but where things only ever go wrong, and you don’t end up with convoluted stories. It’s exquisite, and the best thing is that the sequel is coming this month, and that’s a very exciting prospect for PS4 players. It should be coming to PC at some point too, but there’s no word on a release date for that yet.
You can once again embrace death when Spelunky 2 launches on September 15th.
Office work is a complicated concept at the moment. That’s why it’s generally better to work from home. Well, in the event you’re going to have to go back to an office, you can virtually vent your frustrations by playing Going Under. You play an intern in a dystopian city who has to use office junk to fight through the failed businesses that litter this horrible city. Also, you can make friends and even date people in this game.
You can get “back to work” when Going Under launches on September 24th.
Baldur’s Gate 3
There’s no way a list of the most exciting games this month couldn’t include the next game from Larian Studios. That would be the case no matter what it was, but when it also happens to the next entry in the Baldur’s Gate series, then what choice do we have but to be incredibly hyped for it. While it is only coming to Early Access, it’s safe to assume that there will still be an awful lot of content here for long-time fans. We’re ready to have our brains converted by eye tadpoles.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will be journeying into Early Access on September 30th.
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Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.