Highlights of the Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2023

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Take a look at our picks of the show, including World of Horror, Forgotlings, Iron Meat, Europa and Lil’ Guardsman.

We’re firmly in the summer game-announcement season now, which was kicked off the other week by the PlayStation Showcase. Last night it was the turn of the Guerrilla Collective Showcase, which was packed with trailers for dozens of new indie games. If you want to watch the full three-hour show, you can find it here – but in the meantime, we’ve picked out a few highlights.

Terra Memoria is an RPG that features pixel art combined with sumptuous 3D backdrops. No release date yet, but it’s coming to Switch, PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Sengoku Dynasty is powered by Unreal Engine 5, and it shows. The beautiful cinematic trailer shows the game’s setting in medieval Japan, where your role is to oversee the growth of your village, with a mixture of crafting, building and combat. It’s coming to PC in Q3 2023.

Forgotlings is the sequel to the Studio Ghibli-styled platformer Forgotten Anne. You take control of the forgotling Fig in a semi-open world Metroidvania, and Throughline Games has launched a Kickstarter to fund it.

Another Ghibli-styled adventure, Europa is set on one of Jupiter’s moons, and promises a “peaceful game of adventure, exploration and meditation”. It’s due out on PC later this year.

Iron Meat hands down wins the title for best name in the Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2o23. This retro-styled run ‘n’ gun game very much reminds us of Contra III, which is no bad thing. It’s coming out on PC on 17 October.

World of Horror presents some wonderfully stark, Junji Ito-style visuals,resembling a haunted 1980s Mac game. It’s in Steam Early Access right now, but will see a full release on 19th October, and it’s heading to PS4, PS5 and Switch, too.

Pneumata is a Lovecraftian survival horror title with some eerily realistic renditions of a horrible forest. It’s coming to PC, but there’s no release date yet.

Quest Master is a dungeon-making game, very much in the style of Zelda, and it’s coming to Switch and PC later this year. It’s not the only Zelda-style dungeon maker out there, either: Super Dungeon Maker from Firechick was released on Switch and PC just last month.

Kingdom Eighties features some gorgeously detailed pixel art, and sees you defending your base from the mysterious Greed, with nods to 1980s films like E.T. It’s due out on PC on 26th June.

Super Adventure Hand sees you guiding a horribly wiggly disembodied hand through a 3D platform adventure. It’s set for release on PC later this year.

Lil’ Guardsman may very well be our top pick of the Guerrilla Collective show. It’s a cross between an anarchic fairy-tale-set Saturday morning cartoon and Lucas Pope’s Papers, Please, as you control who gets let into a castle. It’s due out on PC in the summer, and it’s definitely one to watch.

Those are the highlights of the Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2023 – and the summer game announcements are set to keep coming with Summer Game Fest, Day of the Devs and the Devolver Digital Showcase tonight.

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