New month, new games for us to dive into. Here is my list of Indie Game Releases of May 2023.
Swarm Grinder is an action roguelite game with pixel art graphics. Battle enemies to make your way through a mass of spreading and evolving cells hosting dormant enemies. Collect a variety of game-changing skills and upgrades to create unique builds.
Cook Serve Forever is a cooking adventure game where you play as Nori Kaga, a home-taught chef with nothing to her name but a food cart and a dream. Manage your menu, learn delicious recipes, and meet a diverse cast of friends and foes on your way to culinary greatness.
Darkest Dungeon II – 8 May (full release)
After a few months in early access via Epic Platform, Darkest Dungeon sees the full release on the horizon. Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned, be prepared to die… a lot.
Pan’orama is a relaxing and soothing puzzle simulation game in which you create amazing landscapes using different types of tiles, but most of all by discovering the connections between them and finding unique combinations.
Mechabellum is an auto-battler taking place on the newly colonized planet of Far-Away. You’re the Commander of an army of mechs fighting it out in massive PvP battles. Customize and level up your units, strategically place them on the battlefield and watch them destroy your enemies.
The Halloween spirit is missing! Play as Scary and help him save HallowTown. “Death or Treat” is a 2D action-roguelite and hack & slash, with handpainted environments and traditional animation. Explore all the worlds and defeat hordes of enemies using different weapons and skills.
Step into the shoes of the alchemically enhanced super soldier, Bellator, in this pulse-pounding tower defense and top-down action hybrid game. As the first of its kind, you are humanity’s last hope against invaders trapped within the castle. Strategically set traps, build defensive towers, equip powerful weapons and gear, and reclaim the castle piece by piece in an epic battle for survival.
Inkbound is a fluid turn-based roguelike that brings the best aspects of Shiny Shoe’s award-winning title, Monster Train, to an online world where the whimsical and dangerous magic of the written word comes to life.
Amnesia: The Bunker is a first-person horror game set in a desolate WW1 Bunker. Face the oppressing terrors stalking the dark corridors. Search for and use the tools and weapons at your disposal, while keeping the lights on at all costs. Overcome fear, persevere, and make your way out alive.
Play as Gaia, the Spirit of Life, and navigate stunning platforming environments in an abstract world to salvage the souls of extinct animals. Revive these creatures after learning their final fate: the last whale harpooned, the final eagle caged, the last deer hunted down, and more, while you survive encounters with dangerous, oil-covered Devourers that roam the wasteland in search of remaining life.
Grab your best bud for help in this new co-op challenge to help two adorable penguins, Bread and Fred, reach the top of the snowy summit. Time your jumps, cling to walls and swing across gaps to see how far you can make it before you tumble all the way back down the mountain.
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’.
Experience the ultimate blend of creation and survival in this isometric Wild West-inspired RPG. Build your own world piece by piece while navigating various biomes and battling against the elements or – even worse – dangerous Lost Souls. Gather resources, construct bases, and craft weapons and tools to hunt, fish, farm, and fight. Whether you prefer peaceful farming or thrilling combat, Above Snakes offers endless possibilities for players to explore and conquer.
A farming adventure with a dash of magic. By day, restore your quaint homestead into a summer paradise. Raise crops, care for animals and rebuild to your heart’s content. At night inhabit the various farmland creatures through your dreams and bring enchantment to the valley.
System Shock “Remake” – May 30
System Shock is the fully fledged remake of the ground breaking original from 1994, combining cult gameplay with all-new HD visuals, updated controls, an overhauled interface and all-new sounds & music; it even has the original voice actor of SHODAN, one of gaming’s most iconic villains. Witness the rebirth of one of the greatest and most influential games ever created.
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