Sept. 2, 2022

An Indie Games Uprising

Gamescom showcased a TON of indie games coming out soon between NOW and 2023. Here's a massive compilation of these games!

 

9 Years of Shadows - Fight to bring beautiful colors back to a hand-crafted world of darkness and discover the story of Europa, a young warrior, and her ghostly childhood companion, Apino. - Halberd Studios (Steam, Q4 2022)

A Space for the Unbound - A slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixelart set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers - Mojiken (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2022)

Airhead - Help a small body save a head-like organism full of air, from a leak that threatens its life. Explore their Metroidvania-style world and overcome challenging environmental puzzles to find the key to the head's survival. - Octato (Steam, TBA 2022)

Aka - Find inner peace in a small, open-world game. On these carefully handcrafted islands, you can take a nap on a giant monster, feed baby dragons, take care of the fauna and flora... ...but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget. - Cosmic Gatto (Steam, Early Access by Request, TBA 2022)

AK-xolotl - AK-xolotl is a top-down roguelite featuring the cutest amphibian. You're an axolotl with an AK (duh!) that goes on a rampage, shooting down their next meal. Hunt, die, regenerate, repeat! - 2Awesome Studio (Steam, TBA)

Amber City - A girl in a white dress wakes up in a ruined city. She uses her light to light up mysterious cocoons, reverse time, and restore the city to its former splendor. You take on the role of this mysterious girl. As you restore Amber City, more and more of its history will unfurl before you. - Irisloft (Steam, Available Now)

ANIMAL WELL - Explore a dense, interconnected labyrinth, and unravel its many secrets. Collect items to manipulate your environment in surprising and meaningful ways. Encounter beautiful and unsettling creatures, as you attempt to survive what lurks in the dark. There is more than what you see. - Shared Memory (Steam, TBA)

ASTLIBRA Revision - ASTLIBRA Revision is a side scrolling 2D action RPG. It contains various reinforcement elements, exhilarating combat, rare equipment, battles with huge bosses, beautiful art, and long story. Estimated playtime: 40+ hours - KEIZO (Steam, Demo Available Now, Q2 2022)

Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles - An all new dice-deck-building roguelike, Astrea, has you chart a path through the ruins of a lost civilization as one of six brave Oracles. Using an ever-changing deck of dice and enchanted Sentinels, Purify waves of Corrupted foes and a decayed goddess to save the Star System. - Little Leo Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA)

Back to the Dawn - An exciting RPG set in a maximum-security prison populated by animals of every shape and size. Survive, explore, and escape! Along the way, you’ll interact with a motley crew of interesting and unique characters. Be strong and be smart! It's not just yourself you're saving, it's the whole city! - Metal Head Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

BIOMORPH - BIOMORPH is a soulslike metroidvania game. Fight terrifying monsters and steal their shape and powers! Solve ingenious puzzles and navigate a stunning 2D world. Meet quirky characters, rebuild a city, and uncover the secrets of a sprawling, fallen civilization… and of your own mysterious origins. - Lucid Dreams Studio (Steam, TBA 2023)

BLACKTAIL - Forge the legend of Baba Yaga, a girl accused of witchcraft and expelled from her home. Live out the origins of the Slavic myth in this one-of-a-kind blend of intense archery combat and dark storytelling set in a vibrant fairy tale world. - The Parasight (Steam, December 15th 2022)

Bloody Hell Hotel - Renovate, upgrade and expand your hotel! Oh, by the way, you're a vampire, so hospitality isn't your strong suit. Unfold Games (Steam, TBA “When it’s bloody awesome”)

Chained Echoes - Take up your sword, channel your magic or board your Mech. Chained Echoes is a 16-bit SNES style RPG set in a fantasy world where dragons are as common as piloted mechanical suits. - Matthias Linda (Steam, Demo Available Now, late Fall/Early Winter 2022)

Children of Silentown - Children of Silentown is a dark adventure game that tells the story of Lucy, a girl growing up in a village deep in a forest inhabited by monsters. People disappearing is nothing uncommon here, but this time, Lucy is old enough to investigate on her own. Or so she thinks. - Elf Game, Luna 2 Studios (Steam, TBA)

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly - Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. - Toge Productions (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

CULTIC - Death is only the beginning. Crawl from your grave and gear up to fight your way through the ranks of a mysterious and twisted cult. You, your guns, and your dynamite will have to shoot, slide, blast, duck, dodge, and maybe throw a gib or two to survive in this old-school-inspired shooter. - Jasozz Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA)

Deadlink - Get ready to put a sizable dent in the profits of megacorporations in Deadlink, a guns-blazing cyberpunk FPS with roguelite elements. Your mission is to conduct covert ops while piloting a humanoid combat shell. And no, "covert" doesn’t mean "quiet." - Gruby Entertainment (Steam, Early Access Available Soon, TBA 2022)

Diluvian Winds - Diluvian Winds is a building and management game in a context of exile due to the rising waters. Survive as you expand your community in your lighthouse. - Alambik Studio (Steam, TBA)

Dome Keeper - Mine for resources, choose from powerful upgrade paths and fend off waves of alien attackers in this innovative roguelike mining action game. There's just enough time to mine a little deeper, find a little more and get back to defend before the next wave attacks your dome. - Bippinbits (Steam, Demo Available Now, September 27th 2022)

DREDGE - DREDGE is a single-player fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your boat, and dredge the depths for long-buried secrets. Explore a mysterious archipelago and discover why some things are best left forgotten. - Black Salt Games (Steam, TBA 2023)

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes is designed to bring players a modern take on a classic JRPG experience. Get ready to lead 100+ playable characters through a war-torn world only you can save. - Rabbit and Bear Studios (Steam, TBA 2023)

Elypse - Embark upon a tragic tale and discover the ravaged world of Elypse! Fight your destiny in an arduous metroidvania platformer experience, in a mesmerising and mysterious world. - Hot Chili Games (Steam, Coming Soon)

Epic Party Quest - A retro-themed party game for up to 4 players, in which each player takes the role of various now-retired fantasy heroes and relive the story of their epic adventures in a series of highly competitive, fast-paced mini-games. Redi Games (Steam, November 30th 2023)

Everdream Valley - Everdream Valley is a mix of adventure, exploring, crafting, and farming mechanics that will help you relive the times when summer holidays were an amazing adventure! - Mooneaters (Steam, Demo Available Now, Coming Soon)

Fall of Porcupine - FALL OF PORCUPINE is a unique story adventure. The collision of work and daily life – an exciting reflection of an unhealthy healthcare-system. - BUNTSPECHT.GAMES (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

Figment 2: Creed Valley - Figment 2: Creed Valley is an action-adventure game set in the human mind. Nightmares are spreading chaos and enemies have overrun once-peaceful lands. Join Dusty, The Mind’s courage, as you make your way through puzzles, musical boss fights and unique environments. Face your fears head-on. - Bedtime Digital Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2022)

Friends vs Friends - Friends vs Friends is a frantic, online PvP shooter that combines combat and deck building. Choose a character, build your deck, and test your friendship with the craziest card effects. Fast - Fun - Friends! - Brainwash Gang (Steam, TBA)

Gatewalkers - Gatewalkers is a cooperative action RPG game with survival elements, where players travel across different worlds in order to save their own. Explore procedurally generated worlds, face hostile inhabitants, face challenges like extreme weather conditions, toxic atmosphere, lack of water and more. - A2 Software (Steam, TBA)

Goat Simulator 3 - Pilgor’s baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; an all-new, totally realistic, multiplayer sandbox farmyard experience. Pre-purchase now and get your own jiggly in-game Pre-Udder! - Coffee Stain North AB (EGS, November 17th 2022)

Goblins of Elderstone - Goblins of Elderstone brings a unique and chaotic twist to the city-building genre - it’s a Goblin Tribe Simulator! Nurture your tiny clan as it grows to stand against the other races and even the gods. Rule over the chaos and feed the growing goblin war machine by raiding dungeons and villages. - Outerdawn, Lost Goblin (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA)

Heart Of Muriet - Heart of Muriet is a voxel RTS game set in the fabled lands of Muriet. With a focus on strategy over unit micro-management, you’ll build settlements, research powerful magic and manage bands of warriors while on your quest to restore the Seener house to its former glory. - Microtale, CRATR.games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

Hunt the Night - Plunge into a retro-style action-adventure game that combines a fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy and lore. Play as Vesper, a virtuous member of 'The Stalkers,' and explore the vast world of Medhram, filled with ruins and horrors. - Moonlight Games (Steam, TBA)

LakeSide - Build and manage a quiet town by the lake or expand it into a picturesque city state in this side-scrolling city builder featuring hybrid mechanics. Construct marvelous buildings, epic wonders and become the envy of the known world! - Massive Galaxy Studios (Steam, Early Access Available Soon, TBA 2022)

Lies Of P - Inspired by the familiar story of Pinocchio, Lies of P is an action souls-like game set in a dark Belle Époque world. Guide Pinocchio on his unrelenting journey to become human. - NEOWIZ (Steam, TBA 2022)

Kingdom Eighties - Neon nostalgia comes to Kingdom! Kingdom Eighties is a newly developed game within the popular strategy series. When the ominous Greed threatens a small town, a gang of brave kids are dragged into an epic struggle to save their neighbourhood. Will their bikes be fast enough? - Fury Studios (Steam, Q4 2022)

Kona II: Brume - Northern Québec, 1970. A bizarre mist —the Brume— is disconnecting a rural mining village from its quiet reality. Step into the shoes of Detective Carl Faubert as he unfolds the mysteries haunting the region while battling for his own survival. - Parabole (Steam, TBA)

Leif's Adventure: Netherworld Hero - Leif and his sidekick Ghost must combine their strength to overcome the evil of the Netherworld. Along the way, they'll learn that friendship is the key strength of this story-driven, co-op action-adventure game. - OneManOnMars Art & Games e.K (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2022)

Let Them Trade - Let Them Trade is a minimalistic trading simulation game. What's particularly special about that is that this network is only used by AI-controlled merchants! So it is in your best interest to keep up the towns' demand of their resources, and pocket a big part of the traders' coin - via tolls! - Spaceflower (Steam, TBA)

Lou's Lagoon - A cosy open world adventure about running a seaplane delivery service. Customise your character, discover new islands, harvest goods, solve a family mystery, and work to keep an adorable island community afloat. - rokaplay (Steam, TBA)

Lightyear Frontier - Lightyear Frontier is a peaceful open-world farming adventure on a planet at the far edge of the galaxy. Start your new home on a distant planet with up to three friends as you farm alien crops, build your own homestead, and explore the untamed wilderness of the world. - FRAME BREAK, Amplifier Game Invest (Steam, Early Access Available Soon, TBA Spring 2023)

March of Shrooms - Embody a tiny shroom with big ideas. Try to unite all of shroomkind before a massive storm sends everyone back to the mycelial age. Lead a crowd of cheery mushrooms to brawl through the islands, bring peace, berries, and the occasional spore-blow to every agaricus bisporus in the land! - KWT Games (Steam, Coming Soon)

Miasma Chronicles - From the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden comes a beautifully crafted tactical adventure you won’t forget. Embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland torn apart by a savage force known only as the ‘Miasma’. - The Bearded Ladies (Steam, TBA 2023)

Mineko's Night Market - Mineko’s Night Market is a narrative-driven, social simulation adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture while encouraging players to craft, eat, and ultimately enjoy all the cats. - Meowza Games (Steam, TBA 2022)

Mira and the Legend of the Djinns - An epic 2D pixel art style Metroidvania, inspired by Moroccan culture and spiritual traditions. Wield powerful ancient weapons and forge your way through unrelenting deserts, crumbling necropoli, floating islands and dangerous mountains as you try to uncover the secret of the last Djinn. - littleknightgames (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

Moving Out 2 - Moving Out is back and wackier than ever, and now with ONLINE PLAY! Return to Packmore and use your moving skills across brand new dimensions and some old favourites. Help rebuild Smooth Moves and become an all-star F.A.R.T. (Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician)! - SMG Studio, Devm Games (Steam, TBA 2023)

Mr. Sun's Hatbox - Mr. Sun’s Hatbox is a slapstick, roguelite platformer about getting the job done, no matter the cost. Upgrade your HQ, your team, and your tools so you can take on increasingly dangerous (and ridiculous) missions in pursuit of not only the hat you’ve lost, but as many hats as you can handle. - Kenny Sun (Steam, TBA 2023)

ONI : Road to be the Mightiest Oni - Break your enemies' souls to reclaim your pride. On Kisejima, demon warrior Kuuta and his partner Kazemaru challenge these souls to a trial. All in order to defeat Momotaro, who is both human and evil monster… A tale of sky and wind as they embark upon an island quest. - KENEI DESIGN, SHUEISHA GAMES (Steam, TBA)

Passing By - A Tailwind Journey - Take to the skies in your balloon ship and explore a colorful world of floating islands. Befriend fellow travelers and quirky islanders, use your wits to solve immersive puzzles, and gather resources to continue your journey towards an unknown destination. - Studio Windsocke (Steam, Winter 2022)

Phantom Hellcat - Phantom Hellcat is a dynamic slasher-platformer with showy combos in a theatrical setting. When demons kidnap Jolene’s mother, the young woman must take the stage and save her—but in the world of plays and props, things are not always what they appear to be. - Ironbird Creations (Steam, TBA)

Potion Tycoon - Potion Tycoon is a management simulator with a witchy twist! Build and develop your very own magic shop. Manage resources, set up production lines, mix potions and sell them smartly to stay ahead of the competition. Welcome to the potion business! - Snowhound Games (Steam, TBA)

Power Chord - Power Chord is a rock'n roguelite deck-building game. Assemble Earth's mightiest musicians, battle your way through legions of demons, discover new cards to enhance your instruments of destruction, and take back the city, one dive bar at a time. - Big Blue Bubble (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA)

PRIM - Play as Death's Daughter in this handdrawn, black-and-white 2D point-and-click adventure game with art inspired by the animated films of Tim Burton! - Common Colors, Application Systems Heidelberg (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2023)

ProtoCorgi - Get ready to Bark’em Up! Play as Bullet, a C³ class (Cute Cybernetic Corgi) pup on his quest to save his owner, a brilliant scientist kidnapped by an alien race that wants to rule the galaxy. ProtoCorgi is a retro pixel art shoot’em up with a strong arcade feel! - Kemono Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, TBA 2022)

Rain World: Downpour (DLC) - You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan... and slugcats look delicious. - Videocult, Akupara Games (Steam, Coming Soon)

Rosewater - A thrilling Western adventure in the alternate 19th century world of Lamplight City! Embark on a harrowing journey across the frontier with Harley Leger and her ragtag posse, encountering bandits, rebels, visionaries, eccentrics, and many more friends and foes on your quest for fame and riches. - Grundislav Games (Steam, Demo Available Now, Coming Soon)

Saga of Sins - Saga of Sins is an expiatory action-adventure which features a mystical storyline and a rewarding arcade gameplay! Transform into demonic creatures and fight the seven deadly sins. - Bonus Level Entertainment (Steam, TBA “When Sinwell will be ready to welcome you!”)

Sandwalkers - Sandwalkers is a roguelike turn-based exploration game. Build your team, traverse varied hostile environments, face countless dangers, and gain knowledge that will help you find and resurrect the Mother Tree Umama. - Goblinz Studio (Steam, TBA)

Stray Blade - Stray Blade is an Action RPG where you play a rogue Adventurer exploring the ancient Valley of Acrea with your companion, the Xhinnon wolf Boji. Unveil the history of the forgotten valley and master the powers of the three Acrean Metals to restore balance to this war-torn land. - Point Blank Games (Steam, TBA 2023)

Tempest Rising - Command one of three distinct factions in a desperate struggle for power and resources in Tempest Rising - a classic RTS set on Earth after a nuclear war. - Slipgate Ironworks, 2B Games (Steam, Coming Soon)

The Fabulous Fear Machine - The Fabulous Fear Machine is a narrative-driven strategy game with a pulp horror style. As the Machine's new Master, you must sow fear and expand your influence by playing Legend cards, harvesting resources, dealing with events in the simulation, and spying on your enemies. - Fictiorama Studios (Steam, Demo Available Now, Coming Soon)

The Lords of the Fallen - A vast world awaits in all-new, dark fantasy action-RPG, The Lords of the Fallen. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, embark on an epic quest to overthrow Adyr, the demon God. - Hexworks (Steam, TBA 2023)

The Knight Witch - The Knight Witch is a metroidvania adventure game with fast-paced, shoot 'em up combat set in a beautifully hand-drawn world. Cast devastating card-based spells, forge close bonds, and make moral choices all in your quest to save your home and discover who's behind the War Golem invasion. - Super Mega Team (Steam, TBA 2022)

The Plague Doctor of Wippra - The plague spreads agony and fear in the small town of Wippra. As a plague doctor, you bring healing and relief wherever you can. But ignorance, superstition, and religious zeal make for a deadly threat in this retro medieval medical adventure! - Electrocosmos (Steam, Coming Soon)

The Siege and the Sandfox - A 2D stealth Metroidvania with parkour platforming. Explore the majestic palace and ancient prisons of a kingdom under siege. Don the mantle of the legendary Sandfox as you venture into the ruins below, and discover the true threat from a sand-borne evil. - Cardboard Sword (Steam, TBA 2023)

The Unliving - Raise the dead as a fearsome Necromancer in the dark world of The Unliving! Lead your undead armies into the endless fight in this rogue-lite action RPG game. Burn cities to ash with devastating magic spells, slay epic bosses and turn your enemies into morbid servants. - RocketBrush Studio (Steam, Demo Available Now, October 31st 2022)

The Wandering Village - The Wandering Village is a city-building simulation game on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Build your settlement and form a symbiotic relationship with the colossus. Will you survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world, contaminated by poisonous plants? - Stray Fawn Studio (Steam, Early Access Available Soon, TBA September 2022)

To the Stars - Explore a strange galaxy, recruit funky aliens and discover weird worlds! Fight off hostile warships in exciting and easy-to-understand space combat! Most importantly, give your flock of gullible tourists the space tour of a lifetime… - Stellar Cartography Interactive (Steam, Q2 2023)

Uncle Chop's Rocket Shop - Come on down to Uncle Chop’s Rocket Shop, for all your roguelite spaceship repair simulation needs! Wake up, clock in, fix ships, make friends and enemies, pay rent, upgrade your workshop, ponder the futility of your existence, go to bed and then do it all over again the next day. - Beard Envy (Steam, Coming Soon)

Vengeful Guardian Moonrider - Created to defend a totalitarian state, the Moonrider rejects its programming and now seeks vengeance on its creators. - JoyMasher (Steam, TBA Fall 2022)

Vikings On Trampolines - It's all about trampolines! Stay on the trampolines and push your opponents off to win. Brawl against your friends or work together to save the kingdom. Big bosses, big minigames and evil balloons..? Play solo or local multiplayer for up to 4 players! Accessible controls: Only one hand needed. (Steam, Coming Soon)

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide - Take back the city of Tertium from hordes of bloodthirsty foes in this intense and brutal action shooter. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is the new co-op focused experience from the award-winning team behind the Vermintide series. As Tertium falls, Rejects Will Rise. - Fatshark (Steam, November 30th 2022)

WHAT THE BAT? (VR ONLY) - You have baseball bats for hands - now GO! In this surprising VR comedy, you play through a series of silly physical mini-games that make you laugh, cry and even pet nice animals. - Triband (Steam, TBA 2022)