Guerrilla Collective 2021 Day 1: Everything Announced and Revealed

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The Guerrilla Collective online digital festival is back for its second year and the showcase is set to feature over 80 games from tinyBuild, 505 Games, Innersloth, and more. Produced by The Media Indie Exchange (The MIX), this year’s show takes place today, June 5, and next Saturday, June 12.

From Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to Omni to Endling, check out each and every game, announcement, gameplay video, and trailer from the Guerrilla Collective’s first day below;

Aeon Drive

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Aeon Drive, the speedrun action-platformer set in Cyberpunk Barcelona, received a new gameplay video that features Jackelyne, her sword, teleportation dagger, and unique skill to control time. Players must retrieve faulty pieces of dimension-bending machinery in order to preserve the space-time of the universe.

AK-xolotl

AK-xolotl is a top-down arcade battle arena shooter featuring “the cutest amphibian.” In this game, you become an axolotl who is equipped with an AK and you must defend your pond from enemy invaders!

ANNO: Mutationem

ANNO: Mutationem is an action-adventure game with RPG elements set in a cyberpunk world, featuring a unique mix of pixelated 2D & 3D graphics with a rich, dark and bizarre plot.

Beasts of Maravilla Island

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Take on the role of a young wildlife photographer in the 3D adventure game Beasts of Maravilla, a game all about traversing a beautiful island to “discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG by Koji Igarashi. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse that slowly crystallizes her body. Battle through a demon-infested castle and defeat its master to save yourself, and all of humanity! It was announced that Bloodstained will be headed to Google Stadia.

Chernobylite

From developer Farm 51 comes Chernobylite, a science fiction survival horror RPG set in “the hyper-realistic, 3D-scanned wasteland of Chernobyls’ exclusion zone.”

“You will take on the role of Igor Khymynyuk, a former physicist and ex-employee of Chernobyl, 30 years on from that fateful day, April 26th, 1986,” The official description reads. “The day that changed Chernobyl, and his life, forever. Haunted by the loss of your fiancée Tatiana Amalievain, in the chaotic aftermath, you return to Pripyat for the first time to investigate her mysterious disappearance. Can you survive the harsh and unforgiving environment in your search for the truth?”

El Paso, Elsewhere

El Paso, Elsewhere is a supernatural neo-noir third-person shooter that has players hunting werewolves, fallen angels, and other damned creatures in “a vivid slow motion love letter to action classics.” Save victims of Draculae, the lord of the vampires, and explore a three-story motel that has somehow gained 46 stories… all below ground.

Elderand

Elderand received a new gameplay video, and it showed more of the Lovecraftian-inspired story-driven action-RPG that has players fighting in “a dreadful world rich in treasures and deadly creatures.”

Endling

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Endling tasks players with becoming a fox mother who happens to be the last of her kind after humanity ravaged the planet. Help your three vulnerable babies through a “dystopian future of an exploited Earth, where there is barely enough room or food for them to survive.

Fire Tonight

Fire Tonight is a narrative puzzle game set in 1990 following a couple’s quest to reunite in a city on fire. Become Maya and traverse city blocks while avoiding fires and solving puzzles to find Devin’s apartment. While Maya is making her way to Devin, Devin himself “reminisces about their time together as he looks at all the mementos scattered around his apartment.”

Grow: Song of the Evertree

As the last of the Everheart Alchemists, it is your ancestral task and privilege to care for the Evertree, a place where “many worlds resided on its countless branches.” The Evertree is now nothing more than a sapling and no one but you knows how to make it grow. See your actions change the world for the better and bring the Evertree back to life in Endling, a “breathtaking world-crafting sandbox, with life management and adventure elements.”

Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition

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Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition is a completely rebuilt version of the award-winning 2015 indie hit from Gambrinous. In this turn-based dungeon crawler with a twist, instead of controlling the hero you build the dungeon around them. Using cards drawn from your guild decks you lay down rooms, monsters, traps and of course loot!

INDUSTRIA

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INDUSTRIA is a first-person shooter that takes you from East Berlin into a parallel reality, shortly before the end of the Cold War. On the search for a missing work colleague, you decypher a dark past in a mysterious parallel dimension.

Kraken Academy

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Make friends, free spirits, and make sure that the world doesn’t end! Welcome to Kraken Academy, a technicolor fever dream that, for legal reasons, can only be described as “technically a school.” Join forces with a magical kraken to manipulate a time loop and save the world.

KungFu Kickball

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“Compete against your friends in a fantasy sport that mixes soccer with kung-fu action movies. Fly through the air and unleash a flurry of punches, kicks, and mystical arts to overpower the other team and smash the ball into their bell. Every bell ring counts as a point and the team with the most points when time runs out is crowned the winner.

Hone your skills in the single-player championship modes against increasingly difficult AI, then duke it out with friends in either local multiplayer or online multiplayer in versus or quickmatch modes.”

Lamentum

Lamentum is a pixel art survival horror game, set in New England in the mid-nineteenth century.

Legend of Keepers: Return of the Goddess

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Legend of Keepers: Return of the Goddess is the first DLC for the reverse dungeon crawler Legend of Keepers, and it includes a new master, new environments, new monsters and more!”

Moroi

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You are an amnesic hero that wakes up in a weird castle. Interacting with different characters, you find that the way to escape the castle is to defeat The Red King. Making your way lower and lower through the castle, you realize that he is not who you expect.

My Lovely Wife

My Lovely Wife delves into the depths of a man’s grief after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Explore the notions of one’s willingness to do anything for love and the importance of letting go in this mix of dating, management, and alchemy simulators.

Omno

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A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilisation will carry you through forests, deserts and tundras – even to the clouds.

Onsen Master

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Onsen Master is a hot spring customer management game where players must create ingredients to match the various customer ailments, across the fantasy island of Izajima!

Rubi: The Wayward Mira

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Rubi: The Wayward Mira is a 2D action-platformer game based in a lush pixel world where science and magic come together. Featuring ability-based progression, Rubi is a Metroidvania at its core, but features nonlinear gameplay with multiple playstyles and endings.

Run Die Run Again (RDRA)

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Run Die Run Again (RDRA) is a fast-paced first-person precision platformer, where every inch of the environment is out to kill you! A speed-running, trial and error endurance contest, where fast reactions and acrobatic dodging skills are rewarded.

Source of Madness

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“Source of Madness is a side-scrolling dark action roguelite set in a twisted Lovecraftian-inspired world powered by procedural generation and AI machine learning. Take on the role of a new Acolyte as they embark on a nightmarish odyssey. Uncover the cosmic secrets of the Loam Lands and The Tower of Madness, the moon’s mysterious Citadel.

Fight hordes of nightmarish beasts utilising powerful close-combat magic, explore labyrinthine environments, collect powerful loot and manage your item loadout, then infuse the beasts’ blood at magical altars to unlock additional abilities, perks and spells. Decide your Acolyte’s fate in the customisable skill tree.

As your journey progresses, the arcane lore of the Loam Lands unfurls and plunges you deeper into its dark depths. The world and monsters are rendered using a combination of hand-drawn assets, AI visual manipulation and procedural generation. The monsters inhabiting this dark world are animated using a machine learning AI. This means Source of Madness offers ever-changing landscapes to explore and new monstrosities to face on every run.”

Super Space Club

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In Super Space Club, journey alongside a group of anthropomorphic heroes as they set out to be the top-ranked defenders of the galaxy. You’ll take on various missions, partake in several space dogfights, and jam out to lo-fi beats in this chill, arcade-style shooter.

Tamarindos Freaking Dinner

Tamarindos Freaking Dinner – the spiritual successor of Baobabs Mausoleum – is the second game of the “Jacob Jazz´s Treelogy”. A mix between A 90´s sitcom, Luigi´s Mansion, Metroid Prime & the tabletop game Clue!

The Eternal Cylinder

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“In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path. In this unique alien ecosystem, real-time world destruction, animal AI, and organic exploration and puzzle design all combine to deliver an unforgettable adventure.

Your Trebhums begin at the bottom of the natural food chain but can mutate and evolve with new physical attributes and abilities by eating a variety of flora and fauna. Discover and adapt dozens of mutations, including new traversal skills like flying and swimming to reach new areas, and new senses to help overcome puzzles and dangers. Your many Trebhums can each have different mutations, empowering you to create a unique herd. Each mutation will also change the physical look of a Trebhum and stacking these will generate surprising new creature designs which players will be able to organically discover as they explore this unique alien world.”

The Legend of TianDing

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The Legend of Tianding is a sidescrolling action game about Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese Folk Hero. Explore the dazzling streets of Colonial Japanese Taiwan in the early 20th century, as you rob the rich, feed the poor, and expose the darkness lurking in the heart of Taipei.

The Lightbringer

The Lightbringer is a poetic adventure/puzzle platformer with light combat elements, set in a beautiful world claimed by a vile corruption. Guided by your sister’s spirit, you must prevail where she could not. Cleanse the corruption, become The Lightbringer.

Tinkertown

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Tinkertown is a multiplayer sandbox game where you build your own village and community while exploring dungeons. The latest update, coming June 16, adds a new Desert Dungeon, which includes new “trap” mechanics and monsters, including a new boss.

Trifox

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Trifox is a twin-stick action-adventure game set in a colorful world inspired by classic platformers. In Trifox you play as a multi talented fox on a quest to restore and return peace to his recently invaded and plundered home.

Ultra Age

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Take on hammer-wielding robots and giant enemies in this trailer for Ultra Age, as showcased during Guerrilla Collective 2021.

Vertigo

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“Ed Miller, a writer, came out unscathed from his car crash down into Bixby Canyon, California. Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by the event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day.

Prepare yourself for a most disturbing investigation inside the human mind: truth is sometimes worse than madness.”

Ynglet

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“Swim, launch and bounce through this meditative floating platformer.

A reactive soundscape creates the soundtrack to your exploration through the playful puzzles of Ynglet’s hand-drawn levels.

In Ynglet you jump between bubbles that float in the sky like you’re a space dolphin, as you melt into a highly reactive and dynamic soundtrack created by Ynglet’s custom (and needlessly complicated) music software!”

Zodiac Legion

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Zodiac Legion is a turn-based tactical RPG featuring lethal combat, squad management and strategic elements. Lead your heroes through daring raids and forgotten ruins, defend your land in a time of conquest and betrayal, and master the secrets of volatile ancient magic to restore a realm beset by the armies of undying fiendish sorcerers.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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