Everyone has been anxiously awaiting Cyberpunk 2077 in December, but there are plenty of other games you’ve never heard of coming out this month as well. This list showcases five titles you may have forgotten about or never even knew were an option to pick up starting in December 2020.
El Hijo – A Wild West Tale (December 3, 2020)
This family-friendly spaghetti western is the first game developed by Honig Studios and Quantumfrog. Sneak around as El Hijo, a six-year-old boy on a quest to find his mother. El Hijo – A Wild West Tale a non-violent game that gradually introduces new mechanics and is inspired by based on Sergio Leone movies. It will be available first on PC for Steam and GOG, but there are plans for a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch release.
Call of the Sea (December 8, 2020)
The debut title from game developer Out of the Blue Games, Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure game filled with puzzles. Co-founder Tatiana Delgado further elaborates: “although our game is heavily influenced by his tales, Call of the Sea is a twist on the traditional H.P. Lovecraft works…. In short, Call of the Sea isn’t a descent into madness but a rise to sanity. Losing your mind makes you see a dream-like, colorful world.” Play as Norah (voiced by Cissy Jones from Firewatch), a woman in the 1930s searching for her missing husband. Explore a tropical island, dive into the sea, unearth lost ruins, and solve occult mysteries. It will be available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S as well as Game Pass.
Woodsalt (December 9, 2020)
Team Woodsalt releases their first game, a sci-fi psychological thriller. Set in a classic 90’s JRPG style with multiple endings, the player takes a journey with Emcy, who awakens in the city of Nu-Terra off-world 1,000 years after Earth was abandoned due to natural disasters and giant monsters. The developer breaks down that 50% of the gameplay is picking Emcy’s responses in conversations and the other 50% is running around and exploring the city. One playthrough of the game will take 9-10 hours and there are three main story endings, 10 secret endings, and 22 side plot endings. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Orwell’s Animal Farm (December 10, 2020)
Developed by Nerial, Orwell’s Animal Farm adapted the 1945 novella, which served as a criticism of Communism and totalitarianism. This hand-drawn point and click adventure game allows you to experience George Orwell’s tale by running the titular farm and following the animal’s story. The game is also endorsed by the Orwell estate. It will be available on Steam and mobile devices.
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure (December 11, 2020)
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is the second game from ustwogames. Experience life on Pinar del Mar as Alba, a young girl visiting her grandparents. The island has seen better days, so Alba makes it her mission to help return the island to its former beauty. It’s a casual adventure game that allows you to explore the entire island, appreciating the beauty of the beaches, the majesty of an ancient castle, and the assortment of animals, all while picking up litter. The game will be available on Apple Arcade and Steam.
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