Indies

Below is a working list of new and upcoming indie games along with links to their websites, Steam pages, and social media, along with blog posts and whatever other information I thought would be useful. If anything’s missing from this page, feel free to let me know!

A Space for the Unbound Steam | itch.io | Twitter
A surreal story-driven experience about world-ending supernatural powers and slice-of-life from 90s rural Indonesia.

Backbone Website | Steam | Twitter
Noir roleplaying adventure about a raccoon detective in dystopian Vancouver, BC.

Bird Alone Website | Twitter
Become best friends with a lonely bird figuring out what life is all about, and face the heaviness of growing up together in Bird Alone.

Black Skylands Steam | Twitter
Top-down pixel-art airship RPG

Book of Travels Website | Steam | Twitter | Later Levels Blog Post
Set your own goals and shape your adventure alone or with the others you find in this serene online TMORPG (tiny multiplayer online).

Boyfriend Dungeon Website | Steam | Twitter
Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure.

Button City Website | Steam | Twitter
A game about a group of friends trying everything they can think of to save their local arcade from being shut down.

Calico Website | Steam | Twitter
A day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures.

Chicory Website | Steam | Twitter
A painting adventure game about trying to be somebody.

Coromon Website | Twitter | Steam
Coromon is a story driven game with an interesting plot, revolving around a trainer who just started working for Lux Solis.

Dépanneur Nocturne Website | Steam | Twitter
Explore an unusual corner store late at night to find the perfect gift for your girlfriend in Dépanneur Nocturne.

Earthlock Website | Steam | Twitter
Earthlock is an adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90’s, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression. First in a planned trilogy.

Eastward Website | Steam | Twitter
Eastward is a beautifully detailed and charismatic adventure game with RPG elements. In the near-future society is starting to collapse, with the human population shrinking to an all-time low.

Eldest Souls Website | Steam | Twitter
Slay ancient gods and master various combat styles in this pixel-art boss-rush RPG.

Errand Boy Website | Twitter
A game about a little monster that delivers errands for the whole town.

Evan’s Remains Website | Steam | Twitter
 A mystery adventure that merges puzzle-platforming with visual novel elements. It follows the journey of Dysis in her attempt to find Evan, a genius who has suddenly gone missing.

Freyr Website | Twitter
A classic Zelda-like farming RPG.

Garden Story Website | Steam | Twitter
A social sim/RPG where you play as Concord, a newly appointed village guardian restoring the Grove to glory.

Hazel Sky Website | Steam | Twitter
A bittersweet story of love, ambition, and fate.

Hoa Website | Twitter
A platforming adventure game with hand-painted art inspired by Studio Ghibli. Explore meticulously crafted scenery, make friends with magical creatures, and collect memory fragments as you piece together the long lost history of Hoa.

Hundred Days Website | Steam | Twitter
A winemaking simulator.

Hunt the Night Website | Twitter
Action/adventure game in a dark world with the retro aesthetics of the golden age of the 16bit.

KeyWe Website | Steam | Twitter
A cute, co-operative postal puzzler starring Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds working in a whimsical post office.

Kind Words Website | Steam | Twitter
A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room. Trade stickers and listen to chill music.

Kynseed Website | Steam | Twitter
A 2D sandbox RPG adventure from some of the developers of Fable.

Lamentum Website | Steam | Twitter
A pixel art survival horror game, set in New England in the mid-nineteenth century.

Little Witch in the Woods Twitter
A heartwarming life sim about Ellie, a witch’s apprentice. Make potions, study magical creatures, and help the local townspeople in Ellie’s journey to become a full-fledged witch.

Littlewood Steam | Twitter
A relaxing RPG that takes place after you’ve saved the world.

Melon Journey 2 Website | Steam | Twitter
A story-exploration game about revisiting a town full of adorable animals with eccentric personalities. Beneath its cute surface lies a tale of crime and corruption centered around… melons.

Mirthwood Website | Twitter
An open world medieval-fantasy game inspired by Stardew Valley, Fable, & Rimworld.

Mondo Museum Website | Steam | Twitter
Do you have what it takes to design and curate the world’s greatest museum? Fill your exhibit halls with extraordinary artifacts, hire staff to keep things running smoothly, and do everything you can to expand your visitors’ horizons and blow their minds!

Necrobarista Website | Steam | Twitter
A cinematic visual novel about death and coffee.

Never Yield Website | Steam | Twitter
Explore A futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in Aerial Knight’s Never Yield. A Short Story Narrative Runner.

OctoMaze Website | Google Play | Twitter
A puzzle/arcade game where you navigate mazes while avoiding an octopus tentacle.

Ooblets Website | Twitter
A game about farming, creature collection, and dancing.

Pixelot itch.io | Twitter | Available on iOS and Android
A classic RPG that combines the best parts of classic role-playing games. In Pixelot you create a custom hero and gather allies to defend against the darkness that has swept over the land of Pixelot.

Plant Daddy Website | Twitter | My Blog Post
A free browser game for growing some nice plants.

Rainy Season Website | Steam | Twitter
This is a story about an ordinary family spending time at home during the rain.

Red Lantern Website | Twitter
A dog-sledding survival game.

Röki Website | Steam | Twitter
An adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore

Rolling Hills Website | Steam | Twitter
A friendly life sim about opening your own sushi restaurant in a cozy little village.

Sayri: The Beginning Steam | Twitter

She & the LightBearer Website | Steam | Twitter
A visual novel game about whimsical wilderness & one brave little firefly.

She Dreams Elsewhere Website | Steam | Twitter
A surreal adventure RPG about dreams, nightmares and mental health.

Snacko Website | Twitter
Farm, fish, decorate, explore, and recruit animal friends to rebuild an abandoned island.

Spiritfarer Website | Steam | Twitter
A cozy management game about dying.

The Spirit and the Mouse Website | Twitter
A short exploration game where you play a Lila, a small mouse that will do her best to bring happiness back to a troubled village.

TOEM Website | Steam | Twitter
A wholesome adventure game about taking photos and helping various communities.

Tokotoko Website | Twitter | Available on iOS and Android
Complete creative puzzles with real paper drawings and augmented reality interactions to help Hako find the other Tokotokos in a cute and amusing story.

Torn Away Website | Twitter
A story-driven game about a girl who’s trying to survive in the maelstrom of World War 2.

To the Rescue! Website | Steam | Twitter
A dog shelter sim.

Trains of Thought Patreon | Twitter
A self-exploration game that helps you better understand yourself and others. Discover where you belong on a train bound for an unknown destination.

ValiDate Website | Twitter
ValiDate is a romantic visual novel about 12 adults in Jersey City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them.

Wayward Strand Website | Steam | Twitter
A touching & empathetic game; a collection of stories with concurrent threads to discover, set aboard an airborne hospital in 1970s Australia.

Weaving Tides Website | Steam | Twitter
Dive into a magical woven world on the back of your own carpet dragon! Explore the textile landscape, solve puzzles, challenge quirky creatures and unravel the great mysteries of a long forgotten past.

When the Past was Around Website | Steam | Twitter
An adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.

Winding Worlds Website | Apple Arcade | Twitter
Winding Worlds is a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure. Join a cast of characters big and small in a heartwarming tale of grief, love, truth, and acceptance.

Wingspan Website | Steam | Twitter
A strategy card game where you discover and attract various birds to your wildlife preserves.

Yami Website | Twitter
A 3D adventure puzzle game.