Hi friends! Now that E3 2017 is over and done with, I’m excited to chat with you all about some of the games that really caught my eye. While I can’t wait for some of the bigger-name releases like Anthem and Sea of Thieves, I’m much more intrigued by these gorgeous indie games. This list in no way encompasses all of the incredible indie titles that we have to look forward to releasing within the next year, but here are a few that I’m super stoked about!

1) Laser League – Roll7/505 Games

This is the game I’m definitely most excited about right now. Laser League is a Tron-esque arcade multiplayer where your team captures beams of light in an attempt to fry the other team. Okay, so I know it’s a little hard to figure out what this game is about based on the announcement trailer and my description alone, so check out a bit of the gameplay here. I love class-based games, and I think it’ll be interesting to see what each class brings to the table when it comes to rolling around an arena to activate colorful lasers. It’ll be open for beta testing this summer, and we can expect the finished version in 2018!

2) The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti – Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive

I don’t know too much about The Artful Escape aside from the fact that it’s so pretty! From this gameplay video, we can see that it’s an action/adventure side-scroller with incredible graphics and a fun, rock opera soundtrack. Like, what more could I want in a game? It’s all about a teen finding his own way in the world, and it looks like such a relaxing way to pass some time. No release date yet, but it’ll launch when it’s damn ready.

3) Ooblets – Glumberland/Double Fine Presents

There’s literally nothing about Ooblets that I’m not looking forward to. It’s all about collecting critters and living that small town life, and the art style is just to die for. It’s so cute! Inspired by games like Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, and Pokémon, you’ll be able to customize your character, maintain your farm, run a little shop, train and battle ooblets, and go on all kinds of adventures. It’s right up my alley, and I’m definitely a little bummed that I have to wait until next year to play it. Wishlist it on Steam here!

4) The Last Night – Odd Tales/Raw Fury

I know next to nothing about The Last Night at this point, but I don’t care. According to its Steam page, it’s a cinematic platformer set in a post-cyberpunk world where you play as Charlie, a lower-class citizen, as he navigates through his life. The art style is especially intriguing, combining 2D pixel art with gorgeous 3D backdrops. I’ve never seen a game quite like it, and I can’t wait to try it out when it releases next year.

5) Griftlands – Klei Entertainment

Last but not least, I’m so excited about Griftlands! There isn’t a ton of information out about it yet, but it’s by the same company who released Don’t Starve, which was a lot of fun. Griftlands is an action RPG with crazy cool cartoon graphics, and according to the developer, “everything is negotiable: money, loyalty—even morality.” It sounds really interesting, though I’m hoping we learn more about what the game involves before its release early 2018.

Over to you!

Which upcoming games are you most excited about? Are there any indie games that caught your eye at E3 2017? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I actually paid ZERO attention to E3 this year – not really on purpose, I was just busy and didn’t take time to track down annoucements! But I did happen to hear about Beyond Good and Evil 2 and I am SO EXCITED. This game has supposedly been coming for like TEN YEARS and it’s about damn time it shows up. I’m not allowing myself to freak out until it gets an official release date, but it was still awesome to see a cinematic for it, and revisit the world! Now I just want to play the original again. 😀

    • You totally should! I never played the original, but my husband loves it so I’m wanting to give it a play-through since so many people are so stoked about the sequel. Fingers crossed nothing delays it!!

  2. Thanks for the round up Ashlee! I wasn’t able to catch everything coming out of E3 this year. Ooblets looks super adorable and The Last Night has me super intrigued

    • You’re welcome, my dear!! Ooblets looks like one of the cutest things ever, right? And definitely, The Last Night looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before so I definitely have high hopes for that one.

  3. Oh my glob, so many cool games in here. I definitely am excited about Last Night, it looks visually scrumptious. The RPG Griftlands also with the cool grunge like graphics and malleable story line. The Artful Escape also looks good but not sure what the game is about? Still intriguing. Thanks for posting all of them, I’m so out of the loop with games lately it’s sad when I used to be such a WoW gamer and now I barely have time to play Horizon Zero Dawn or my goofy Lego Hobbit game. What games are you playing currently?

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