Of all the predictions of trends I thought I'd see in gaming, never did I think "pretty post-apocalypse" would be an up-and-coming genre. Mind you, I'm not complaining; I'm actually pleasantly surprised. The Flame in the Flood, made by The Molasses Flood, has you in the rain slickers of a lone female protagonist trying to survive as she makes her way down a massive river formed by--you guessed it--a flood.
Since its initial release in 2008, Mount & Blade has been sort of a sleeping giant, going from unheard of to household name what seemed like overnight. Since then, the franchise has grown primarily with expansion Mount & Blade: Warband and add-ons (that is total conversions made by other studios dabbling with TaleWorlds' game engine) such as Napoleonic Wars or standalones such as Caribbean! Viking Conquest is but one of the latest additions, developed by Brytenwalda--and recently rereleased, refreshed and reforged for battle.