24 September 2023

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Biggest Indie Game Releases of April 2023

April is the allergy month for some, but the month of good Indie Game releases for everyone.

Here’s a list of Indie Game releases for the month of April, curated by me:

Week 1

Spiritfall – April 3
Spiritfall is a fast-paced Action Roguelite with combat inspired by Platform Fighters. This title combines tight Platform Fight combat, nimble movement, and Roguelite mechanics.

Road 96: Mile 0 – April 4
Road 96: Mile 0 is the prequel to Road 96, a Narrative-Adventure game that I actually reviewed here in the channel. You can play as Zoe, which comes from the rich side of the city and her father works for the government, and Kaito, a character from Lost in Harmony, that lives in the less privileged area. They’re good friends, but that could all change quite soon.

Meet Your Maker – April 4
Meet your Maker is a post-apocalyptic first-person building-and-raiding game where every level is designed by players. You can play as a solo raider or embrace what other players have built with a friend in a co-op.

Wall World – April 5
Wall World is a mining rogue-lite with tower defense elements in which the premise is exploring procedurally generated mines with different biomes, in search of resources and technologies for purchasing valuable upgrades.

Week 2

Curse of the Sea Rats – April 6
Curse of the Sea Rats is a “ratoidvania” as the developers like to call it, with hand-drawn animations, in which the player can pick one of four British Empire prisoners turned into rat, by an evil entity. I actually backed this project on Kickstarted and I really can’t wait to play the full version.

Ravenswatch – April 6
From the producers of Curse of the dead Gods comes Favenswatch, a Rogue-Like adventure that promises to bring intense real-time combat with deep gameplay and high replay value. This title sees a group of fallen heroes of old folk tales and legends in a verge of a crucial battle against the Nightmare invading the world.

Week 3

Hunt the Night – April 13
Set in a world beautifully crafted in pixel art Hunt the Night promises to bring super engaging gameplay in a dark fantasy atmosphere and lore, where a virtuous member of “The Stalkers” is tasked with exploring the vast world of Medhram to find clues to destroy the forces of darkness that affects humanity.

Beyond the Long Night – April 13
Beyond the Long Night kinda reminds me of Noita. The premise is simple, explore a whimsical underground world, to uncover the secrets of a kingdom caught in a time loop, while being chased by a mysterious corrupting force.

Shardpunk: Verminfall – April 14
Are you a fan of RPG, turn-based tactical genre? Well Shardpunk: Verminfall might be right up your alley then. You, as the player, are able to put together a crew of survivors and use a range of steampunk weapons and bots to scavenge for resources, saving as many people and pieces of equipment as possible and reach the safety of fusion core-operated bunkers.

Moons of Darsalon – April 19
Remember Lemmings? Well, Moons of Darsalon is a Retro action “save-them-all” platformer title that puts up a set of missions that challenges the player to lead all of the colleagues to the closest base station, while fighting enemies using a laser gun and a jet pack.

Week 4

Stray Blade – April 20
I found out about this project during the 505 Games showcase last year and since then I’ve been following the project on socials. Stray Blade is an action-adventure with intense combat, where the player enters in an armor of an adventurer in order to explore and restore the balance of the ancient Valley of Acrea an area torn by war.

Greedventory – April 20
Enhanced by it’s pixel art graphics, Greedventory lets the player set foot in a action RPG experience different from the usual… Since the only thing between you and death is your mouse, in a reactive combat system, where every move is made with your cursor. Quick reactions is the key to not getting cut into pieces. Who want’s to be the next medieval fruit ninja?

Roots of Pacha – April 25
Roots of Pacha is a farming sim set in a prehistoric atmosphere. Nothing better than building and growing a village that hopefully will stand for generations in an adventure that let the player gather ideas, domesticate crops, and befriend animals

Cassette Beasts – April 26
Cassette beats is a vibrant pixel graphic title full of awesome beats. Adventure yourself in New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures. Instead of poke balls or cards, the idea is to record every single monster to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities.

Afterimage – April 26
Afterimage is a thrilling side-scroller Metroidvania adventure set in a beautiful hand-drawn Engardin world. The objective is to explore the fascinating world and discover a concealed history and the truth of the world in the most diverse biomes such as gigantic volcanoes, steep canyons, deep seas, and a tower that soared into the clouds.

Week 5

The Last Case of Benedict Fox – April 27
Love me some Lovecraft atmosphere! I was lucky enough to stumble into The Last Case of Benedict Fox and his demo during the Steam Next Fest and I can’t wait for its full release. This roguevania experience lets the player descend into a limbo of decaying memories as the protagonist, Benedict Fox, a self-proclaimed detective bound to his demon companion, and his search of clues while uncovering the mysteries of a massive, decrepit mansion — the site to a young couple’s grisly murder, and the disappearance of their child.

Ash of Gods: The Way – April 27
Ash of Fods: The Way is a deckbuilding story-driven experience. You play as Finn, a young man whose only hope of preventing a neighboring nation from attacking his home is to master the card game they use to teach aristocrats the art of warfare: the Way. Keep in mind that your decisions here have consequences.

Bramble: The Mountain King – April 27
Bramble The Mountain King is a grim adventure set in a world inspired by dark, Nordic fables. In this title, you will take the role of Olle, a young boy setting off to rescue his sister, kidnapped by a dreaded troll.