Triple-i Showcase: Rogue-lites, City Builders, & More

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The Innovative Triple-I Initiative Showcase

The Triple-i initiative recently held a gaming showcase that not only understood the gaming industry but also embraced a sense of humor in its approach. Recognizing that traditional gaming showcases can often be filled with corporate fluff, overly lengthy presentations, and a focus on a few major titles, Triple-i took a different approach. In just 45 minutes, their first event managed to deliver over 30 game trailers and teases, each sparking curiosity and interest among viewers. While the definition of “Triple-i” remains somewhat vague, intentionally so, the event showcased a diverse range of games, particularly on PC.

What types of games were featured at the Triple-i showcase? The event was packed with various genres, including rogue-lites, roguelikes, survival games, city-builders, deckbuilders, Hades-likes, 16-bit platformers, turn-based tactical games, and even a game involving a car with legs. While indie and indie-adjacent games dominated the showcase, there were also unexpected surprises that caught the attention of viewers.

Intriguing Titles from the Showcase

Slay the Spire 2: The highly anticipated sequel to the popular 2019 game, Slay the Spire 2, brings back the familiar card-based gameplay but introduces new mechanics and visuals. Players can expect to see the return of beloved characters like Ironclad and Silent, along with fresh challenges and modern features. The game is set to launch in early access in 2025, offering a revamped experience for fans.

Dinolords: Mixing medieval England with Viking invaders and dinosaurs, Dinolords provides a unique twist on village-building and defense strategy games. Players will need to fortify their village against marauding Danes riding dinosaurs, adding an extra layer of chaos and challenge to the gameplay.

Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns DLC: This DLC expansion for Vampire Survivors introduces new characters, weapons, stages, and music inspired by the classic “bullet hell” game Contra. Fans of the original game can look forward to enhanced gameplay and fresh content when the DLC launches on May 9.

The Rogue Prince of Persia: Developed by Evil Empire, the team behind Dead Cells, The Rogue Prince of Persia takes the iconic Prince of Persia license in a rogue-lite direction. Players can expect challenging gameplay, stunning visuals, and a unique take on the classic series when the game releases on May 24.

Norland: With inspirations from Rimworld and Crusader Kings, Norland offers a mix of strategy, chaos, and ruling-class dynamics in a captivating gameplay experience. Scheduled for release on May 16, the game promises to deliver a blend of grim humor and tactical decision-making to players.

Additional Highlights from Triple-i

Some other notable titles and updates featured at the Triple-i showcase include:

  • Risk of Rain 2: Introducing the “Devotion Update” with new content, including Dead Cells skins.
  • Kill Knight: A dark and brutal isometric game with a demonic knight armed with guns.
  • Laysara: Summit Kingdom: A city-building game set in the mountains, adding unique challenges like avalanches and sky bridges.
  • Cataclismo: A castle builder and defense game from the creators of Moonlighter.
  • Darkest Dungeon 2: Featuring a new play mode called “Kingdoms.”
  • What the Car?: A quirky game where players control a car with legs, offering a mix of racing and cooking gameplay.
  • Palworld: A forthcoming arena mode expected in 2024.
  • Mouse: A first-person shooter game with an intriguing concept inspired by classic characters.
  • V Rising: An open-world vampire game coming out of early access on May 8 with a crossover event featuring Legacy of Castlevania.

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