ShackStream: Indie-licious gets hopping mad with F.I.S.T.

Indie-licious redefines the rabbit punch on today's ShackStream with F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch.


The beauty of a good Metroidvania among the many that come out these days is in how it uses its own concepts to stand apart from the pack. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch has that kind of look about it. This action platformer is the gorgeous looking steampunk story of animal folk just trying to make it in a tough world. We’re going to be sampling a bit of this feast of narrative and action on today’s Indie-licious.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch comes to us from developer TiGames and publisher Antidelay. It’s out as of October 3 on PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam, which is what we’re playing on today. In an industrialized fantasy setting populated by animal people, the Machine Legion took over everything. Sometime after a resistance war failed, former soldier Rayton sees his friend forcibly arrested and takes up his weaponized mechanical fist to fight back. As you battle through Torch City, Rayton will discover a scheme tying the rebellion, legion, and criminal underbelly together.

Come watch as we play F.I.S.T. on today’s episode of Indie-licious at 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel. You can also watch just below.

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This sad world need’s a hero and we’ve got just the fast and furious bunny knuckles we need to deliver. Join us as we go live with F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch on the Shacknews Twitch channel shortly.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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