Metroidvanias became the belle of the indie ball somewhere in the mid 2000s and has been a staple of grassroots game development ever since. That said, August 2018 seems to be particularly thick with games that fit this mold. Augustvania is upon us, and it's full of great games that might be hard to differentiate at first blush. So let this little guide help you find what makes each of these new releases special.
If you love the sense of adventure that comes with procedurally generated environments and love the simple elegance of the Metroidvania genre, you'll be thrilled to enter the world of Chasm, an action-adventure title where you take on the role of a new recruit who's just accepted their first mission on behalf of the Guildean Kingdom.