The last few years have resulted in a tectonic shift in the games industry, as the rise in popularity of digital publishing platforms like Steam and streamlined development tools have allowed for more teams than before to put out compelling experiences that rival even the biggest of AAA releases – more so at a fraction of the cost.

In this feature series, we have covered many such games that punch well above their weights with the likes of Black Myth: Wukong, Faith of Danschant: Hereafter, PIONER, and many more.