Stadia today announced three new titles for the platform, including one single-player Zelda-like adventure, one co-op puzzle title, and one game that is a total free-for-all.
The single player game is Modus Games' Ary and the Secret of Seasons. Already released on several platforms, Ary is a puzzle-platformer about a young woman attempting to restore balance to the seasons in her world using her magical weather powers. I played through a sample of this game recently on PC, and found the puzzles to be satisfying and fun, while the platforming is surprisingly challenging and involved.
From the Stadia Community Blog:
"Ary and the Secret of Seasons is an award-winning adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use them to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzles on her adventure across Valdi.
"After a mysterious force throws the seasons of Valdi into disarray, Ary decides to assist the Guardians of Seasons and sets out to find the source of the mayhem. Using her wits and courage, Ary will have to overcome monstrous enemies, secret plots, and stuffy traditions to save Valdi and bring balance to the world once more."
Cake Bash, from High Tea Frog and Coatsink, is a four-player party game involving various baked goods beating each other to pieces.
PHOGS! - another Coatsink game, this time developed by Bit Loom Games - is a co-op game about a two dog heads that share one wormy-like body. Players must work together, each controlling half of the phog, to try to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. Really, this one is too complicated to explain. Just check out the trailer and you will understand.
Cake Bash is announced for October 15. No release date on the other two games yet, but we'll pass along more info as it becomes available.