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.
There was a great AAA presence at E3, but some of the most interesting and promising news leaking from LA last week was indie related. The steady growth of the independent developers' scene at the largest video game expo in North America is exciting and always yields some incredible concepts. Below is a list of a few worth looking out for.