Too Much News Tuesday: Dordogne Release Date, Chicory Dev’s New Studio, And Debut Indie Announcement

I swear sometimes the games industry gets together to open the floodgates of news to sweep players away with everything all at once. And I’m going to let the waters flow over me and enjoy the ride with all the amazing indie news we got today. Here’s what you need to know:

Dordogne Launches June 13

In an unexpected but completely welcome post, one of my most anticipated games of this year unveiled it’s summer release date. Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, developers of, perhaps, 2023’s most eye-catching titles says Dordogne is set to launch on June 13. That means fans only have above a month to wait to explore the gorgeous french countryside as Mimi.

The timing is interesting, not just because it’s fairly soon, but also because the date falls smack dab in the middle of the industry’s summer extravaganzas. As I’ll be heading to L.A. for Summer Game Fest just before Dordogne drops, I anticipate playing on the go. Luckily, I got a head start when I previewed the game at The MIX’s GDC event. Feel free to head over and read my thoughts on the experience.

Greg Lobanov Announces Wishes Unlimited

The developer behind games like Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Wandersong has revealed his new studio. The creator explains this move was, in part, motivated by the how complicated giving proper credit to teams on past projects have been. Now all of his work will live under the Wishes Unlimited umbrella. The developer also explains the newly announced entity will “represent the shared connection between his projects alongside rotating collaborators.”

The studio has yet to official reveal its first game, but looking at Lobanov’s Twitter profile, there may be a hint. Following the word “Making” is an emoji of a kangaroo with three question marks. And beside the fact I love I just typed that up as news, I hope the cryptic message turns into the studio’s first project. You can check out the social media announcement for a link to Wishes Unlimited’s Discord should you want to join.

Developer Cut To Bits Unleashes The Vile

Venture to the Vile is the debut project from a team made up of past AAA developers who saw the indie light. Despite its lovely 2D trappings, the game will allow players to venture through a 3D space as they solve puzzles and unravel the mystery behind the monstrous ooze transforming everything it touches.

Taking inspiration from metroidvanias, Venture to the Vile promises a rich, but slightly unsettling, narrative. Players have to choose whether saving the people you love is worth accepting the consequence of embracing the Vile. And if you do become a monster, will your loved ones suffer even more?

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