Top 7 Mind Blowing Indie Game Trailers on Steam

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Have you ever been captured by amazing cinematic game trailers? There are many masterpieces out there and I can name dozens of pieces right now; World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo (basically most of Blizzard’s games), Final Fantasy, Witcher, Star Wars, Assassin's Creed and so on. They sure deserve the praise and attention they’ve received from gamers. However, if you’ve only seen these big-budget trailers, you might miss out on something; something so beautiful or so disturbing that it moves your heart. They’re waiting for you, just around the corner. Amazing worlds, filled with adventures.


Here are 7 mind-blowing indie game trailer selections from the Steam collection.


(Click the game title to visit their website.)

 



Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition


Genre: Action
Developer: Moon Studios GmbH
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release Date: 28 Apr, 2016
Price: $19.99



"Four years in the making, explore an Enchanted World"


Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautifully designed platforming adventure following a young orphan, destined to journey in search of courage and trying to save the forest of Nibel. Featuring hand-painted artwork and emotive orchestral themes, the game comes very close to recreating the memorable classics of the Metroidvania world.

 



Beholder


Genre: Violence, Adventure, Indie, Strategy
Developer: Warm Lamp Games
Platforms: PC
Release Date: 9 Nov, 2016
$9.99



"In this dark world where privacy is dead, what kind of person would you be?"


In a dystopian world where the totalitarian state controls the daily lives of the citizens, you are the state-appointed landlord of a big rental house. In Beholder, you will interact with many different residents to make important decisions. You can either spy on tenants and report to authorities or risk your life to save them. What kind of person will you be?

 



Shadow Tactics


Genre: Violence, Indie, Strategy
Developer: Mimimi Productions
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One 
Release Date: 6 Dec, 2016
$39.99



"Each member will have to face their own personal demons."


Shadow Tactics is a Commandos-esque real-time stealth strategy game. It takes place in Edo period Japan. Enemies in Shadow Tactics move in complicated patterns and you can play around in various ways to complete each level. You have to carefully evaluate all your options in order to master the challenging missions.

 



Inside


Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Developer: Playdead
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: 8 Jul, 2016
Price: $19.99



"Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project."


Inside reminds us that you can find beauty in something, even if you will never fully understand it. Sensing and understanding do not necessarily come hand-in-hand. Even the information found beyond the surface is only a silhouette of the whole truth; this specific feeling of not knowing drives the player. Now, enjoy the endless thinking and expansion of your mind as you try to figure out who the boy is, what the project is about, and true meaning that the ending holds.

 



Rusty Lake Hotel


Genre: Adventure, Indie
Developer: Rusty Lake
Platforms: PC, Android, iOS
Release Date: 29 Jan, 2016
Price: $1.99



"We'll be having five dinners. Make sure everyone is worth dying for."

Rusty Lake Hotel is a mysterious room escape game. With hotel employees who never express their emotions, greedy and flashy customers, and a spooky Hotel, the various elements give the game a mysterious atmosphere. How will you serve your five customers? Make sure everyone is worth dying for.

 



To the Moon


Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Developer: Freebird Games
Platforms: PC
Release Date: 1 Nov, 2011
Price: $9.99



"Change one thing, fulfill one wish."


To The Moon is a story of two doctors traversing backward through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish. The beautiful music and compelling narratives will easily draw you into the game. It's quite startling when you consider that Kan Gao, Director & Designer of To The Moon, worked as both a Composer and Illustrator at the same time. Playing To The Moon almost feels like watching a series of animated movies.

 



Antichamber


Genre: Adventure, Indie
Developer: Alexander Bruce
Platforms: PC
Release Date: 1 Feb, 2013
Price: $19.99



"Even as the developer told me what the game was doing to mess with my brain,
It still succeeded in messing with my brain."


Antichamber is a unique puzzle game and is very difficult to define. You will find yourself placed in a Cube-like world where everything subverts your expectations at every step and around every corner. Griffin McElroy from Polygon said, "Antichamber is all about the harmless subversion of rules you don't realize you're being taught. Often, it isn't until after you recall one of Antichamber's lessons that you realize you've been taught it in the first place."

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