10 Upcoming Indie Games to Look Out For

There is plenty to get psyched about in video games this year and next! From new entries in long-running series like Resident Evil Village to the madcap antics of Mario Golf: Super Rush the AAA game scene is full of exciting titles

Often the AAA titles dominate the game news cycles. This usually translates to there not being a lot of room for the Indie games to shine. Here’s just a handful of what is coming in the world of small developers and Indie titles.

Death Trash

Developer: Crafting Legends
Release Date: TBA 2021
Platforms: Steam, itch.io, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Website

Death Trash is the isometric RPG love child of Borderlands and the Cthulhu mythos. A grungy post-apocalyptic pixel-art with all of the trappings of a sci-fantasy world. Featuring deep customization, a touch of dark humor, and a drop-in co-op mode, Death Trash provides a comprehensive dose of weirdness!

One Lonely Outpost

Developer: Aurorian Studios
Release Date: Early 2022
Platforms: Steam
Website

One Lonely Outpost is like any other colorful farm sim, with one stark difference; you are farming an alien world. Grow alien crops! Build a colony for the sole reason of selling those crops! Make friends, discover ruins and explore this lush alien environment!

Toem

Developer: Something We Made
Release Date: Summer 2021
Platforms: Steam
Website

A cute and quirky little game where you explore a hand-drawn Scandinavian-inspired landscape. Take photos, smell the flowers, ride the bus and meet memorable characters all in a gorgeous little world.

Bear & Breakfast

Developer: Gummy Cat
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch
Website

A simple premise: you are a bear, and you are building a Bed & Breakfast. Tourists are hitting up the forest, and you must explore the woods to find supplies and perks to help you build and manage the B&B of your dreams, but as a bear.

Weird West

Developer: WolfEye Studios
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam
Website

An action RPG from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey, Weird West is a reimagining of the western frontier. A classic wild west adventure with monsters and mysticism. A brutal horror game with an intense style and exciting action!

Stray

Developer: Blue Twelve Studio
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Website

In a crumbling high-tech city, you are a cat looking for your family. Explore a city populated entirely by robots and solve the mystery of its origin. Maybe you’ll get into some cat shenanigans along the way in this gorgeous adventure game.

She Dreams Elsewhere

Developer: Studio Zevere
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam, Itchi.o
Website

A colorful and creative adventure RPG that invokes vibes of the Mother series, known as Earthbound in the west. Explore themes of mental health and self-identity with turn-based combat and a rich narrative.

Teacup

Developer: Smarto Club
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4
Website

A cute adventure game where you play as a little frog named Teacup. Explore the game world, make friends and help those new friends as you have a relaxing time.

A Long Journey to an Uncertain End

Developer: Crispy Creative
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam
Website

Gather your crew of loveable misfits and explore the universe in this narrative adventure game. Build a diverse team of adventurers and do jobs or crimes. Build friendships, relationships, and a record, or just explore to your heart’s content!

Backbone

Developer: EggNut
Release Date: 2021
Platforms: Steam
Website

A pulp noir adventure in a dystopian world populated by animal people. You play the hard-boiled raccoon detective Howard Lotor. Roam around a reimagined Vancouver collecting leads and solving crimes!

Which new indie games are you looking forward to? 


About Joseph Davis

Joseph “Joe” Davis has love for all things in pop culture. From Alignment charts to Zombies, he’s always up to chat about the weird, wonderful world of geekdom. When not indulging his inner nerd, Joe is a husband and has far too many cats, living in a suburb southeast of Houston, where he almost constantly plays video games, board games and tabletop roleplaying games, which he’s done for almost his whole life.

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