NOV 30–DEC 3, 2018 Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden

Brand Spanking New Activity: 23 Indie Titles Coming to Winter

Indie Playground what? It’s our newest activity, bringing you truck-loads of titles to try from tiny teams

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Gamer trying VR  at DreamHack Winter 2017 — Photo Credit: Elin Iller

Quality is partly subjective, right? You can’t rip an arthouse game if you’ve only ever played RPGs. So, in order to give you quality AND to make sifting through a butt-load of games easier, we’ve divvied them up into genre categories in our Indie Playground. Some are familiar, a few might be new, but they’re here to guide you to the best indie games.

If you’re new to indie games altogether, basically all you need to know is that they’re made by small teams (sometimes twenty people, sometimes one person). Because they’re small and they don’t often have huge financial support like the AAA titles (the 60hrs+ games with the highest quality graphics and animations, etc.), they have a lot of freedom to be experimental. They don’t always push for the best polish, but they absolutely push the boundaries of the expected to bring us fresh gameplay in every genre.

The Indie Playground is our tribute to the love we have for these teams and what they represent: creativity, passion, dedication, strong friendships, and potential. The risks some of these teams take to make their games and have their statement be heard is something we respect immensely. So go meet the devs, spend time talking with them and giving your feedback. You’re the whole reason they’ve come to show their games, they want to meet you too!

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Game

Genre

Booth #

Hidden Deep

Best Action / Adventure

I-08

Iconoclasts

Best Action / Adventure

I-19

Skeletal Dance Party

Best Action / Adventure

I-01

Deliver Us The Moon

Best Adventure

I-14

Project Grove

Best Adventure

I-05

STAY

Best Adventure

I-07

Warriorb

Best Adventure

I-04

Sky Climbers

Best AR / VR Experience

I-06

Disco Elysium

Best Arthouse

I-11

Within Whispers: The Fall

Best Arthouse

I-09

Decoy

Best Casual

I-16

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Best Casual

I-15

Avorion

Best Early Access

I-21

Ravenfield

Best Early Access

I-18

Witch It!

Best Early Access

I-03

Hellfront Honeymoon

Best Multiplayer

I-17

Midnight Ghost Hunt

Best Multiplayer

I-20

Retimed

Best Multiplayer

I-02

World of Horror

Best RPG

I-12

Atmocity

Best Strat / Sim

I-22

Broken Lines

Best Strat / Sim

I-23

Mice on Venus

Best Strat / Sim

I-10

Oathen

Best Tabletop

I-13