Euro Game Showcase — Part 1

Maddie Fritjof
May 21, 2019 · 11 min read

A few weeks back we at IGDB talked about wanting to do something for the Indie game community. There’s a lot of games out there which makes it hard for both developers to show their game, and gamers to find them. After a bit of brainstorming, we decided to start the hashtag campaign Euro Game Showcase where companies from Europe could show us their latest creation. However, we didn’t want to do this alone so we asked if Danelle from Indie Game Lover wanted to join, and she happily said yes (which meant Oliver was there to help too)! We’ve had a lot of fun seeing all the great titles, old and new. Now we want to showcase our favorites (as well as honorary mentions!). Hopefully, you as a gamer can find your next gem by looking through this list!

Check out the Euro Game Showcase post from Indie Game Lover!

Also, if you’re a developer or part of a gaming company and would like to see how IGDB can help your game feel free to check out this article below:

How IGDB can help your game

Let’s get right to the games!

Game title: Old Man’s Journey

Release date: May 18th/ 2017

Developer: Broken Rules (from Austria)

Summary: Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving.

Notes from the developer: Our games focus on originality, simplicity, refined game mechanics and rich interactivity.

We regard video games as important cultural achievements and seek to make every game a new and meaningful experience that lingers in your mind long after you’ve powered down your computer.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Domiverse

Release date: March 7th / 2018

Developer: Haunted Tie (from Belgium)

Summary: Play as a karate master starfish, a space slug, or a prince sausage firin’ some… BIG LASEEEERS! Choose one of the 8+ heroes, each with unique skills and try to win the Domiverse Tournament!

Notes from the developer: Haunted Tie is an indie game dev studio based in Belgium. Having released a number of experimental games through, Domiverse marks the first major release for the studio.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Bear With Me: The Lost Robots

Release date: July 9th/ 2019

Developer: Exordium Games (from Croatia)

Summary: Bear With Me: The Lost Robots is an all-new prequel chapter featuring Amber’s brother Flint and the callous detective Ted E. Bear. Take to the gritty and bustling undergrounds of Paper City, discovering new characters and rich lore leading up to the events of the first 3 episodes of Bear With Me.

Notes from the developer: Exordium Games is an indie studio founded in 2014 in Zagreb. We are doing our best to deliver great experiences to players no matter how and when they play.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Someday You’ll Return

Release date: 2019

Developer: CBE software (from The Czech Republic)

Summary: Someday You’ll Return is a story-driven psychological horror game about a desperate search for a missing daughter deep in the woods where you swore you’d never return, brought to you by the creative duo behind J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars.

Notes from the developer: CBE software is an independent video game development studio which has been transformed in 2011 from the two-man operation called Cardboard Box Entertainment. Debuting with paranormal comedy Ghost in the Sheet, CBE software explores the possibilities of video games beyond the boundaries of tried and tested gameplay paradigms.

Based in Brno, CBE software has a mission — “it’s much better to fail while trying something new and original than to succeed by copying already successful games”.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE

Release date: January 4th/ 2018

Developer: Game Swing (from Denmark)

Summary: Put your skills to the ultimate test in the definitive battle of the living room. Will you be victorious or go down with a BAM…and have your revenge from beyond!

Take control of level-specific hazardous events and use them to interfere and harass the remaining opponents instead of sitting idle while waiting for the next round to begin. Don’t get mad, get even!

Notes from the developer: Game Swing is a small Copenhagen-based game development studio, recognized for our passion for social gameplay, attention to detail and originality. We make colorful and light-hearted multiplayer experiences you would like to share with your friends.

Links: IGDB Page I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: When The Night Comes

Release date: April 28th/ 2019 (Chapter 6)

Developer: Lunaris Games (from Greece)

Summary: When The Night Comes is an episodic fantasy otome game with supernatural elements. You are a Hunter, and you’ve been called to the quiet town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of increasingly unsettling murders.

Immerse yourself in the world of Witches, Vampires, Demons and Lycan’s as you slowly unravel the mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.

Notes from the developer: When The Night Comes is an independently created and fan-funded visual novel brought to you by a diverse group of friends.

Links: IGDB Page I I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: The Little Acre

Release date: December 13th, 2016

Developer: Pewter Games Studios (from Ireland)

Summary: The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Ever the hero, Lily sets off after him, encountering her own perils along the way. Featuring voice-acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

Notes from the developer: Pewter Games Studios is a small Irish game development studio, focusing on the creation of unique and memorable story-driven games.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Super Splatters

Release date: June 26th/ 2013

Developer: SpikySnail (from Israel)

Summary: With elastic suicidal blobs and extraordinary liquid physics that actually affect the way you play, Super Splatters delivers fresh gameplay, ripe with tons of tricks to explore. Play it causally or get into the combo-hungry-fast-paced-action-packed-arcade-mayhem — it’s really up to you!

Notes from the developer: SpikySnail Games is an independent games development studio out of Israel. We are focused on creating top quality original gameplay experiences that are instantly fun and positively addictive.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page

Game title: Birds With Feelings

Release date: 2019

Developer: Bird Pals (from Latvia)

Summary: The Strategy Game Where Feelings Matter!

Birds with feelings is a cozy turn-based strategy game where you lead a team of birds and manipulate their feelings for the greater good.

Note from the developer: Bird Pals was formed after our founders won the Game Camps Estonia spring game jam in 2017 with the prototype of our current project, Birds With Feelings. As a tiny studio based in Latvia, we recruited help from across the world with a developer team spanning from Finland, Argentina, Sweden, Latvia and the US to help bring our emotional strategy-based game, Birds With Feelings, to life.

Links: IGDB Page I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Through the Woods

Release date: October 27th/ 2016

Developer: Antagonist (from Norway)

Summary: Through the Woods is a third-person psychological horror game set in a forest on the western shore of Norway about a mother and her missing son. Through dynamic narration, you play the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.

Notes from the developers: Antagonist is a small independent game studio based in Oslo, Norway, that released Through the Woods in 2016. The previous developers of Antagonist have moved on to new opportunities, including founding two new companies called Audvyr Studio and Corvid Studio.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page

Game title: Space Cows

Release date: Q3/ 2019

Developer: Happy Corruption (from Poland)

Summary: Space Cows is an intense twin-stick shooter about fighting mootants with a toilet plunger, set on a space milk station in zero gravity.

Notes from the developer: We are indie studio from Warsaw in Poland focused on making strange games and dry jokes. We are inspired by David Hasselhoff.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Yaga

Release date: 2019

Developer: Breadcrumbs Interactive (from Romania)

Summary: Yaga is an action RPG with a charming narrative that adapts to your choices, set in the world of Slavic folklore. Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith cursed with incredibly bad luck.

Notes from the developer: Breadcrumbs Interactive is a games studio focused on creating worlds that you can get lost in. We aim to make high-quality single-player experiences centered around discovery and storytelling.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Cold.Shell

Release date: TBD

Developer: Brutal Muse (from Russia)

Summary: Future, one of Earth’s colonies. There was a war your home country lost. Occupation forces don’t care about people — crime and decadence are everywhere. Protagonist lost her parents during the war and works on a shitty job. She took a baseball bat to fight off thugs who try to attack her on her way home.

Note from the developer: We are not so much of a company. It’s just me doing the code stuff and my friend doing the art stuff. After our work hours. Because we love making games!

Links: IGDB Page I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Heralds of the Order

Release date: TBD

Developer: Archean Games (from Bulgaria)

Summary: Heralds of The Order is а turn-based strategy game boiled down the genre’s core principles. Utilize positioning and abilities with elaborate patterns to achieve victory! Featuring hand-drawn art and over 20 story handcrafted missions.

Notes from the developer: We’re a three man team, consisting of two programmers and one artist, based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We spent our high school years dreaming of a career in the games industry, learning the basics of game-making. When we began university we decided that it was the perfect time to try our luck in the indie scene. And so we began developing Heralds of the Order — our first major project.

Links: IGDB Page I I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Empires in Ruins

Release date: TBD

Developer: Hammer&Ravens (from Estonia)

Summary: Empires in Ruins is the story-driven bastard child of 4X and Tower Defense. The Western Marches are aflame, will the grumpy and drunk Sergeant Hans Heimer be the one to quell it?

Lead world map strategy in 4X-style, re-conquer your provinces, rebuild settlements and authority through your scoundrel officers. Fight Tower Defense and RTS-like bloody battles with up to 17 different towers and 5 resources buildings, against up to 23 unique enemy units, each with one or more special skills.

Notes from the developer: Hammer&Ravens is an international game development studio based in Tallinn (Estonia) with members from Italy, Greece, Germany, Latvia and UK. They’re active as Unity contractors since 6 years, they released their first game Razerwire: Nanowars in 2018, and are currently working on Empires in Ruins, a 4X/Tower Defense hybrid.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Clam Man

Release date: May 23rd/ 2019

Developer: Team Clam (from Finland)

Summary: Clam Man is an absurd, strange, and hilarious underwater adventure featuring THE Clam Man, duck, nasty drinks, and the horrifying reality of mayonnaise crime.

Notes from the developer: We’re a small, three-person dev team based in the arctic wastes of Finland! We love games and we love making games and we want to make more games!

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Twitter

Game title: Balancelot

Release date: May 23rd/ 2019

Developer: AnvilBird Interactive (from Finland)

Summary: Use your controller or keyboard to balance the clumsy but fully functional unicycle. Thrust the threatening mythical monsters with your sharpened lance as they set on your way to glory. Climbing over the dead enemies with your unicycle may be the last climb you take.

Note from developer: We are a small game studio from Finland. There are 7 members on our team and everyone has a specific task on making our very first game. We have been developing the game for 1,5 years now and it all started as a school project!

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Twitter

Game title: Othercide

Release date: 2020

Developer: Lightbulb Crew (from France)

Summary: Othercide is a horror-themed turn-based strategy game where the lore and game mechanics are tightly intertwined to deliver a twisted, dark and challenging experience. Enter a brutal world under assault from terrifying creatures from another dimension, hold back the tide with limited resources and endure brutal conditions in a visually stunning world.

Notes from the developer: Lightbulb Crew is an independent video game studio based in Paris, France. Composed of talented and passionate people, we have at heart to make the world a better place through the shining eyes of our players.

Links: IGDB Page I Steam I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Unspoken Chronicles: Nora

Release date: TBD

Developer: Howly Games (from France)

Summary: Mixing platform, infiltration and enigma, Unspoken Chronicles: Nora makes you the exact opposite of a Viking warrior. Far from the usual brainless brutes, Nora is an agile, intelligent girl, but not brave. So you will have to cross the nine realms, avoiding your enemies or finding diverted ways to get rid of them.

This is the beginning of a delirious and thrilling epic through Nordic mythology.

Notes from the developer: Howly Games is a French video game studio composed of two members. We started the development of Unspoken Chronicles: Nora, the game we presented at Euro Game Showcase, almost a year ago. And we are working right now on another game for smartphone, that will be announced soon!

Links: IGDB Page I Official Page I Twitter

Game title: Firegirl

Release date: TBD

Developer: Dejima Games (from France/sometimes Japan)

Summary: Firegirl is an action platformer set in a fantasy world of living fire-monsters. Join Firegirl as she begins her first night on the fire brigade. Explore the city, rescue survivors, and uncover the mystery behind the fire monster attacks.

Notes from the developer: Julien Ribassin founded Dejima in Japan back in 2016. After releasing his first game, illumine, in 2016 and relocating to France in 2017, he was joined by Seoul based game artist Gabriel Miller in 2018. Firegirl is the first game coming out of their unexpected collaboration.

Links: IGDB Page I Official Page I Twitter

❤ Honorary Mentions ❤

If you’re interested in indie games or wanna support these awesome developers, feel free to visit their sites, say hi on social or try out their games! IGDB wants to thank everyone for participating! You guys have been amazing! There will be a part 2 of this blog so stay tuned for that.

Also, please check out Indie Game Lover and her amazing site!

Indie Game Lover: Official Page I Twitter I Youtube

Thanks, guys! ❤

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Maddie Fritjof

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Content Specialist & Marketing at IGDB. Gamer, Japanese speaker and Video Game Voice Actor supporter.



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