by John Rogers
Still: 'Hyper Light Drifter' (2016: Heart Machine)
Action-RPG-adventure game Hyper Light Drifter is something of a legendary indie game.
It's a gorgeous pixel-art world, drenched in neon and pastel colour and soundtracked by a haunting ambient synth score. It's also famously difficult, with intense wave-based combat arenas and some hard-as-nails bosses, leading to a lot of understandable bounces and ragequits. We talk about all this and more in a spoiler-free half-hour look at a contemporary indie classic.
Soundtrack by Disasterpeace
Find the game on Switch, Steam, iOS, PS4 and Xbox. Soundtrack by Disasterpeace.