6 incredible indie games to look out for in 2020

2020 indie games ooblets trainers
2020 indie games ooblets trainers

2020 is looking to be an amazing year for gaming, with massive titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Part II, and Resident Evil 3 all on their way before the end of the year.

But let’s not forget about the incredible indies that are also due out in 2020…

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2020 is looking to be an amazing year for gaming, with massive titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Part II, and Resident Evil 3 all on their way before the end of the year.

But let’s not forget about the incredible indies that are also due out in 2020…

Whether you’re looking for gorgeous platformers, spine-chilling horrors, adorable creature collectors, or mind-bending time travel games, you’ll find them all in our list of indies to watch out for this year. How many of these have you heard of?

1. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Release date: 11 March 2020
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

In the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, you’ll be guiding tiny guardian spirit Ori through the forests of Nibel and out into the world beyond. There are giant spiders to battle, terrifying fire beasts to dodge, and Spirit Trials to test your platforming skills against the world. Oh, but there also seems to be a friendly owl who’s quite happy to carry you through the sky as you journey together to find out Ori’s true destiny.

Shop Ori and the Will of the Wisps here

2. Little Nightmares II

Release date: TBC 2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One

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Somewhere in between Pan’s Labyrinth, Tim Burton, and Spirited Away, there’s a dark and scary world in which you are very, very small, and there are big spindly things in the dark that want to swallow you whole.

Return to the world of Little Nightmares in the sequel, where new character Mono teams up with Six from the original game, and heads to one of the scariest places in the world for a tiny defenceless child… school.

Shop Little Nightmares II here

3. Ooblets

Release date: TBC 2020 (maybe?)
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

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If you cross Slime Rancher, Pokémon, Stardew Valley, and Just Dance, you’ll get Ooblets. You’ll be renovating a dilapidated old farm, but you’ll also be exploring the world looking for new biomes and adorable new Ooblets to train. Now and then you’ll also run into other Ooblet Trainers, which can only mean one thing… a no-holds-barred, extremely dramatic dance-off.

The exact release date is still unconfirmed, but the devs have recently announced that 2020 is the Year of the Oob

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4. 12 Minutes

Release date: TBC 2020
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

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You’re having a romantic evening in with your wife, but you don’t have long to enjoy it – in minutes, a police officer is going to burst in, accuse her of murder, and beat the snot out of you. Again. And again.

You’ve got just twelve minutes until the cycle repeats. Can you figure out what’s going on, or will you be trapped in the time loop forever?

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5. SkateBird

Release date: TBC 2020
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch

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Yes, you’re a bird (and an extremely cute one at that), and your surroundings, filled with cardboard tubes and bendy straws, look like a suspiciously good place to try out some skateboarding moves. Don an adorable hat, fold your wings away so you’ll be nice and aerodynamic, and you’ll be ready to kickflip over staplers and soar over highlighters like you’ve been doing it all your life.

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6. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Release date: TBC 2020
Platforms: PC, PS4

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Think Takeshi’s Castle combined with a battle royale, and you’ve got the basic idea. Instead of humans in silly outfits shooting each other, you’ll be playing as a brightly coloured TicTac with legs and a stylish hat, racing against 99 fellow TicTacs to complete a colourful obstacle course filled with bouncy platforms, rolling boulders, and anything else you can think of that will make your movement as hilariously difficult as possible.

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