The Guerrilla Collective is a two-day livestream featuring indie game trailers and announcements. Its first day is happening right now, as I type this, while the second day will be on Saturday June 12th. If you’re looking for new indie games to get you excited about, there are heaps and heaps of them here – for better or for worse.
Here is the stream, hosted on IGN’s YouTube channel. It’s in progress at the time of writing, but should be archived here if you’re arriving this late.
I say it has loads of indie games “for better or for worse” because I personally am concerned that we are getting diminishing returns from so many live video game broadcasts. I feel like the last 18 months have been an endless cavalcade of trailers interspersed with goofy studio banter from trendy gamers. Crushing every game in the same format and showcasing so many makes it hard to stand out, and I find that I can’t remember the name of most games within seconds of taking them off the screen.
Your mileage may vary, and I certainly appreciate the spirit and intent of something like the Guerrilla Collective. This year the games have been loosely grouped by theme, giving you sections focused on narrative games or action games etc. There’s at least one game in the mix that stood out to me – I’ll talk about that later – and I bet you’ll find a few games that appeal to you. The GC stream will also be followed by a Black Voices In Gaming stream, which is worth supporting.
If you want to learn more about any of the games involved, the event has a Steam page that features many of the games included. Some of them are out, most are “coming soon”, but you can click them for more videos, screenshots and to add them to your wishlist.