I can always use a new Roguelike, and Below the Stone might be a solid one. It has earned a top-three “favorite indie” at OTK Games Expo 2022, and voted top-two favorite indie games at TooManyGames of 2022 and 2023. “Below the Stone is a pixel-art roguelike about dwarves on the quest for the deepest depths. A place where each and every descent will lead to new adventures -- and where only the most determined dwarves with many lost lives will be rewarded by the hidden world lying below the stone.” Grab a pickaxe and dig a path through 50 procedurally generated biomes, craft tools to help mine for better raw materials, and merge metals and gems to unlock stat-boosting items. You’ll also have to watch out for cave-dwelling gremlins.
You can try out the demo on Steam and GOG ahead of the Early Access sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. Below the Stone will eventually make its way to all consoles, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch sometime in 2024.