Last minute holiday idea: give games from NC developers made in 2019

Gotta show some love for local NC developers this year as a ton of great titles have come out! If you’re low on time (or ideas), support some local game companies with games that have been released this year. And for the record: I am making zero money off of this post. I just want to see some love for some good NC games!

  • Sparklite by Red Blue Games (Durham, NC)
    • Sparklite is an action-adventure set in the whimsical and ever-changing land of Geodia. Battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of Sparklite-powered gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the world, take down titans of the mining industry, and save Geodia from the terrible mining Titans!
    • Available on Steam, PS4, Switch

  • Trover Saves the Universe by Squanch Games (Raleigh, NC)
    • Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic named Glorkon who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. You’re partnered with Trover, a little purple eye-hole monster who isn’t a huge fan of working or being put in the position of having to save the universe. He’s also not that big a fan of you quite frankly, and neither am I. (Jk, you’re great) Only you and Trover can save everything in this bizarre comedy adventure, created by Justin Roiland!
    • Available on Steam, Epic Games Store, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

  • Spirit of the North by Infuse Studio (Raleigh, NC)
    • Spirit of the North is a single player, 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore. The game is unique in that it purposefully has no dialog or narrative. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization. Play as an ordinary red fox who’s story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a female spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red stained skies you’ll discover more about your companion and a land left in ruin.
    • Available on PS4

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 by Red Storm Games (Cary, NC)
    • The sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division (2016), it is set in a near-future Washington, D.C. in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic, and follows an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division as they try to rebuild the city.
    • Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia

  • Stormland by Insomniac Games (Durham, NC)
    • Introducing the world of Stormland – an alien sky hosting lush exotic life and a scattered android civilization. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins with a friend in two-player co-op. Take on an expansive world with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield high tech weapons to overcome a malevolent army of robotic invaders. Each week, the Stormland reveals new challenges set among never before seen peaks, ruins, strongholds, and caves nestled in an expansive cloudscape. Find new tech, build yourself up, and discover just how far you can push past the limits of your design. Reclaim your world.
    • Available on Oculus Rift