A John Wick-style beat 'em up, adventure and strategy: The indie games of the week

A John Wick-style beat ’em up, adventure and strategy: The indie games of the week


Game News A John Wick-style beat ’em up, adventure and strategy: The indie games of the week

As summer draws to a close, there are still so many independent games arriving on the various stores of our PCs and consoles. To help you find your way around, the JV editorial staff offers you a small selection of the independent games scheduled for the fourth week of August 2022 to watch closely.


  • Midnight Fight Express
  • Flame Bounty
  • I was an exocolonist teenager
  • jade order
  • Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books

Midnight Fight Express

Among the indie releases of the week, Midnight Fight Express is surely the most anticipated title. Halfway between Hotline Miami and John Wick, it’s a top-down game that mixes beat ’em up and shooter elements in which you play as a former underworld member brought back to life. life by a drone. The title is based above all on its fluid and visceral fights which allow you to dodge, counter and finish off your enemies, all accompanied by precise animations because they are made with motion capture. Over time, you unlock new techniques to become more and more devastating. And the good news is that Midnight Fight Express will be available from launch on Xbox Game Pass.

  • Release date: August 23
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox Series, Switch, PS4, ONE

Flame Bounty

Between Wargame and Roguelike, Prime of Flames is a title that puts you in the shoes of the guide of the Ancient Ancestors whose mission is to lead the human camp and its best warriors to discover the truth about the history of this world and of its disasters. Each warrior is from different clans that have their own talents and abilities. Once the journey has started, we therefore go on to fight on maps with unique terrain that will ask you to overcome all the enemies. It’s up to you to build your ideal team to see the end of this adventure.

  • Release date: August 23
  • Platforms: PC

I was an exocolonist teenager

In I Was A Teenage Exocolonist, you play as a teenager growing up on humanity’s first extrasolar space colony and you will experience his adolescence through a narrative RPG that takes the form of card battles. Throughout the adventure, as your person becomes an adult, you will be able to explore the planet but also fall in love and form new relationships. During the ten years that this experiment lasts, your choices will determine the course of the life of your hero and the colony. With over 250 battle cards, you can also use memories to explore the game’s various events, including 29 different possible endings based on your choices.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Mac, Linux

jade order

Jade Order is a strategy game with turn-based combat that puts us in the shoes of an ancient warrior responsible for lighting the sealed beacons of his millennial Order. To do so and avoid an imminent catastrophe, the player will have to solve around fifty puzzles by helping the Goddess of Jade to purify the land of flames. With its pixel art graphics and its artistic direction filled with flashy colors, we have four skills which each have a specific use and which allow us to overcome the different obstacles of each map. Almost a puzzle game in itself, which constantly creates new challenges.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC, Switch

Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books

With its extended title, Like No Other: The Legend Of The Twin Books is a point’n’click adventure game in which we follow Dan, a clumsy adventurer who risks everything to solve the legend of the twin books by exploring the abandoned town of Red Pines. Indeed, rumor has it that a talented artist reproduced the Spirits’ Book so perfectly that museum staff mistakenly left the original behind when evacuating Red Pines. Thus, this dear Dan goes in search of the latter, in a playful and family adventure. A game of short duration since the developers speak of only two hours to see the end of it, but which has something to please with its nice graphics.

  • Release date: August 25
  • Platforms: PC

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