This Tuesday (07), Brazil celebrates Independence Day. It was on that date, in 1822, that Dom Pedro would have sung the famous cry of independence on the banks of the Ipiranga River, in the current city of São Paulo. This fact made the country independent of Portugal, a nation that had colonized us in 1500.
In honor of the date, the voxel prepared a list of ten games produced by Brazilian studios and developers. The compilation has titles from genres like platform, racing and adventure that are available for PC and consoles.
Check out the complete list and trailers with gameplay below.
1. Dodgeball Academy
The game from São Paulo’s Pocket Trap mixes RPG concepts and has a gameplay based on the traditional sport. Dodgeball Academy caught the eye during the indies presentation at E3 2021 and is available for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
two. Kaze and the Wild Masks
Kaze and the Wild Masks is a platform-style title that pays homage to 90s games like Donkey Kong Country. It was developed by PixelHive, a company from Porto Alegre (RS), and can be found for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
3. The hero’s legend
The title for PC emerged as the product of a video of a series of highly successful animations by youtubers Castro Brothers. From the adventure and platform genre, The hero’s legend was developed by Dumativa Studio Creation, from Rio de Janeiro (RJ).
4. ARIDA: Backland’s Awakening
With a narrative in memory of the challenges of living in the Brazilian hinterland, ARIDA: Backland’s Awakening was developed by Aoca Game Lab, a studio in Salvador (BA). With 3rd person adventure gameplay, it’s available for PC.
5. 99 Lives
Based on the eponymous podcast, the game recalls the classic beat ’em up with Streets of Rage and Final Fight. The title was developed by QUByte Interactive, a company from São Paulo (SP), and is available for Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile (still in 2021).
6. Spooky Chase
The game from Porto Alegre Burning Goat and QUByte Interactive has the very original proposal of turning the player “into his own enemy”. From the 2D adventure and platform genre, Spooky Chase can be played on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
7. Dandy Ace
Dandy Ace is a game of the roguelike genre developed by Mad Mimic, from São Paulo (SP). It features isometric action gameplay and tells the story of a magician who struggles to free himself from a cursed mirror. The game is currently available for PC, but it should gain versions for consoles later this year.
Dandara is an indie game of the metroidvania genre that was developed by Long Hat House, a studio in Belo Horizonte. Released in 2018, it was widely praised for its storyline and gameplay and is currently playable on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and mobile phones.
9. addle earth
Developed and distributed by Sunland Estudios de Lazer, from Belo Horizonte (MG), addle earth tells the story of the girl Kit, the monkey Che and the alien Moses. The gameplay, which allows switching between the three characters, has a 2D isometric setting with plenty of action. The title is available for PC.
10. Ultra Foodmess
From the casual genre and party games for up to four players, Ultra Foodmess is an arcade with more than 10 game modes. The very fun title was developed by Riftpoint Entertainment, from Porto Alegre (RS), and is available for PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
FOBIA — St. Dinfna Hotel (Honorable mention)
FOBIA — St. Dinfna Hotel is a 1st person science fiction/horror thriller with a focus on environmental exploration, puzzle solving and survival that is worth keeping an eye on. The game is available with demo on Steam and was developed by Pulsatrix Studios, from São Paulo (SP). The game stands out for its graphics quality and will come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
So, which of these games developed by Brazilians did you like the most? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!