Last month the game-centric chat app Discord announced a highly curated virtual storefront. One feature that stood out among the rest was First on Discord, games that are temporarily exclusive to the Discord Store. With the exception of indie strategy title Bad North, we’ve been kept in the dark about what we can expect to be a part of First on Discord — until now.
Later this fall, we’ll see seven First on Discord games spanning a variety of genres.
Last Year: The Nightmare is a multiplayer survival horror game where a group of teenagers are being hunted down by a monster known as The Nightmare – as if school wasn’t scary enough already. You won’t sit idly by while you’re picked off one by one – in this game, you’ll fight back.
King of the Hat is a Kickstarter-funded game that was recently shown off in Nintendo’s Summer Nindie Showcase – but for those without a Nintendo Switch, it’ll be coming to First on Discord. It’s a multiplayer game where players platform around a stage and crush each others’ hats. You can choose from a cast of wacky characters, like a yeti, or even a scarecrow!
If you’re looking for something a bit more serious, then SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption might be for you. This action-RPG will have you face eight bosses, seven of which are based on the seven deadly sins. Players must sacrifice some of their strength before each boss, so the game will only get harder and harder as you progress.
At Sundown is a top-down, self-described “hide-and-seek shooter” where you every movement needs to be thought out if you wish to succeed. Light sources are scattered around a shadow-infested stage. When players move and attack, they are revealed on the screen.
If you enjoy Rocket League, then you’ll definitely find Mad Machines to your liking. Take control of robot gladiators as they try to knock a giant, spiky metal ball into the opponent’s goal. It features magnetic mechanics and team-based gameplay. The game will be an early access title.
Minion Masters is a real-time cooperative card game that is “deceptively simple to learn.” Select cards, send your minions out on a battlefield, and crush your opponent with a variety of insane cards.
The seventh game is the already announced Bad North, which can be played on the Nintendo Switch now. For those waiting on a PC release, you can play it first on First on Discord. See what I did there?
Discord makes clear that First on Discord games are timed exclusives, usually for around 90 days. Be sure to check out the official blog announcement for links to the games’ official Discord servers.
Are you going to try any First on Discord games? Do you think the new Discord Store can compete with the likes of Steam and GoG? Let us know in the comments below!