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Gamescom 2021 is in full swing after Wednesday's massive Opening Night Live event and the Xbox event the day before, but the show isn't slowing down yet. The Future Games Show, hosted by GamesRadar+, just concluded, and was filled with announcements and updates from some of the most anticipated indie and "AA" games.

Indie games often don't garner the same level of attention as more brazen "AAA" projects shown off at the aforementioned earlier events, but these titles are some of the most creative and unique experiences in video gaming. As is customary for the Future Games Show at this point, the stream covered dozens of indie games with new trailers, announcements, and so much more. If you weren't able to catch the show or might've missed something, we compiled everything that was shown off right here.

Games shown off during the Future Games Show can arrive on practically every modern gaming platform, including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, Switch, and more. Many of these games may end up being some of the best Xbox games (or best games in general) when they release.

What is every announcement from the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021?

Dozens of games were shown off during the Future Games Show, all for different reasons. Between reveals, gameplay footage, teasers, demos, development updates, and more, there's a lot to cover. Here's every announcement from the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters is another entry in the extensive Warhammer universe, and arrives on PC sometime in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Frontier Foundry delivered on earlier promises and delivered a brand-new cinematic trailer.

Super Animal Royale

Super Animal Royale is an adorable free-to-play battle royale that pits 64 players against each other, and has been in various stages of release and game previews. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Modus Games shared a new launch trailer for Super Animal Royale, which is now available for free across all major gaming platforms.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors officially continues the popular Life is Strange franchise, and is set to release on Sept. 10, 2021 across most major gaming platforms, with a Switch release coming later. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Square Enix delivered all-new gameplay footage of Life is Strange: True Colors.

Sands of Aura

Sands of Aura is an exciting open-world adventure game that explores a world buried beneath sand. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Freedom Games shared a new trailer and announced that early access for Sands of Aura comes to Steam on Oct. 21, 2021.

Nine free demos

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, it was revealed that nine free demos are available to play right now, including:

  • Project Downfall
  • The Last Cube
  • Aeon Drive
  • The Garden Path
  • To the Rescue
  • Inkulinati
  • Beserk Boy
  • Chicken Police: Paint It Red
  • Coromon

Jurassic World Aftermath 2

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Oculus Studios announced Jurassic World Aftermath 2, a sequel bringing fresh puzzles and dinosaur action to the Oculus Quest on Sept. 30, 2021.

Project Relic

Project Relic is a chaotic souls-like that's slated for release at some point in 2023. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new gameplay trailer for Project Relic.

Moonglow Bay

Moonglow Bay is one of the more hotly anticipated upcoming indie games. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Coatsink revealed the release date of Moonglow Bay on Xbox and PC: Oct. 7, 2021.

In Sound Mind

In Sound Mind is a chaotic first-person psychological thriller with challenging puzzles. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Modus Games revealed the release date of In Sound Mind on Xbox, PlayStation, and Xbox: Sept. 28, 2021. Switch is arriving later in 2021.

Rustler

Rustler is an open-world action game that lets you become a bully in medieval times. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Modus Games revealed the release date of Rustler on all major gaming platforms: Aug. 31, 2021.

Salt and Sacrifice

Salt and Sacrifice is a brutal souls-like platformer coming to PlayStation and PC sometime in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new trailer for Salt and Sacrifice going over some of the game's multiplayer and online features.

Timberborn

Timberborn is an upcoming city-building game revolving around beavers. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Mechanistry revealed that Timberborn enters early access on PC on Sept. 15, 2021.

Trading Time

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Merge Games announced Trading Time, an upcoming sandbox exploration game coming to PC.

SMALLAND

SMALLAND is an upcoming multiplayer survival game that's arriving on PC, with a demo coming soon in Oct. 2021. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Merge Games revealed a new gameplay trailer for SMALLAND.

Dolmen

Dolmen is an upcoming cosmic horror action-RPG coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC at some point in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Prime Matter shared a new gameplay trailer for Dolmen.

Games to watch montage

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, a montage of some of the most exciting upcoming indie games was revealed, including:

  • A Wake Inn
  • Clid the Snail
  • KeyWe
  • DEATHRUN TV
  • Mythbusters: The Game
  • Scorchlands
  • Monster Harvest
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
  • Core Keeper

MADiSON

MADiSON is an upcoming first-person psychological horror game coming to PC in 2021 and consoles in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Nosebleed Games shared a new gameplay trailer for MADiSON.

DokeV

DokeV is an insane-looking action-adventure game coming to PC and consoles in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Pearl Abyss shared a gameplay overview trailer of DokeV.

Soulstice

Soulstice is an upcoming action-RPG game coming to PC and current-gen consoles in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Modus Games revealed a new gameplay trailer for Soulstice.

Team 17 montage

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Team 17 showed off a montage of some of their games, including:

  • Greak: Memories of Azur
  • Hammerting
  • Batora Lost Haven
  • Epic Chef
  • Hell Let Loose
  • Broken Roads
  • Honey, I Joined a Cult
  • Sheltered 2
  • The Unliving
  • Crown Trick

Arcadegeddon

Arcadegeddon is a co-op shooter in early access on PC and PS5, with a full release in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Illfonic revealed upcoming updates coming to Arcadegeddon later this year.

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodhunt

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodhunt is an upcoming free-to-play battle royale game. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Sharkmob AB revealed that early access is coming to Steam on Sept. 7, 2021.

Medieval Dynasty

Medieval Dynasty is a first-person open-world survival game set during the medieval era. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Toplitz Productions revealed that Medieval Dynasty is releasing for PC on Sept. 23, 2021.

Noguchi's Bell

Noguchi's Bell is an animated series about samurai made entirely inside of Dreams. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got to see a trailer for Noguchi's Bell.

Imp of the Sun

Imp of the Sun is a 2D action-platformer coming to PC in early 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Sunwolf Entertainment shared a new trailer for Imp of the Sun.

Maneater: Truth Quest

Maneater is a brutal shark RPG that's currently available for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Tripwire Interactive shared a new trailer for Maneater's upcoming DLC, Truth Quest, which arrives on Aug. 31, 2021.

Tails of Iron

Tails of Iron is an upcoming action-adventure game coming to all major gaming platforms on Sept. 17, 2021. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new gameplay trailer for Tails of Iron.

Freedom Games montage

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Freedom Games show off a montage of some of their games, including:

  • Retreat to Enen
  • Clouzy!
  • Cat Cafe Manager
  • Sky Fleet
  • One Lonely Outpost
  • Guardians of Hyelore
  • Mail Time
  • Monster Outbreak

Gungrave G.O.R.E.

Gungrave G.O.R.E. is the revival of a classic third-person shooter franchise coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC sometime in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new cinematic trailer for Gungrave G.O.R.E.

Alaskan Truck Simulator

Alaskan Truck Simulator is a realistic truck simulator coming to PC in early 2022, with consoles following later on. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new gameplay trailer of Alaskan Truck Simulator.

War Hospital

War Hospital is an intense strategy game set during WW1 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in late 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Movie Games shared a gameplay teaser of War Hospital.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to the popular dinosaur theme park creator, coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC sometime in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Frontier Developments shared a new trailer featuring two new dinosaurs.

Serial Cleaners

Serial Cleaners is a stealth action crime game coming to all major gaming platforms sometime in 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Draw Distance shared a new character trailer for Serial Cleaners.

9 Years of Shadows

9 Years of Shadows is an upcoming 2D action platformer. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Freedom Games shared a new gameplay trailer for 9 Years of Shadows.

FAR: Changing Tides

FAR: Changing Tides is the sequel to the award-winning vehicle-driven adventure, coming to all major gaming platforms in early 2022. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Frontier Foundry shared a new gameplay trailer for FAR: Changing Tides.

Balsa Model Flight Simulator

Balsa Model Flight Simulator is a powerful flight simulator and creator for model aircraft from the creators of Kerbal Space Program. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Floating Origin Interactive revealed that the Open Beta for Balsa Model Flight Simulator is available on PC now.

Trepang2

During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, Team 17 announced Trepang2, a fast-paced gun-fu first-person shooter coming to PC in 2022.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is an upcoming fighting game filled with a wide assortment of Nickelodeon characters, coming to all major gaming platforms later this year. During the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021, we got a new character trailer for CatDog in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.

We also got a new character trailer for April O'Neil in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.