Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope that 2021 is a fantastic year. As far of Indie Game releases it looks like this is going to be an awesome month.
I have to be honest I had a few problems picking just 10 titles this month, so I decided to extend the list till 16.
Wigmund. The Return of the Hidden Knights – January 11 – Steam
Find your way through a medieval open-world, adventure RPG, uncovering ancient secrets and unraveling the mystery of the hidden knights. Engage in skill-based game-play, each encounter being unique, breaking off from the old-school linear, simple click combat.
Skellboy Refractured – January 13 – Steam
Skellboy is an action-RPG game in which you play as Skippy, the square, flexible skeleton to keep a heartbroken court magician from destroying the world with his army of monsters and undead! Change out your body parts with those of enemies and friends and become the hero of Cubold Kingdom!
Ancient Abyss – January 15 – Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch
Ancient Abyss is a 2D Zelda-like action game where you will explore mysterious and hidden events in a randomly generated maze. As you progress, you’ll gain more power and collect items to help you reach further into the maze. As you walk through the layers of the maze and reach the bottom of the abyss, you’ll discover mysterious and dark forces, tucked away, so no one would find them…
It also features the thrilling battle and perma-death mechanics of the Roguelike genre, as well as the exploration and discovery of 2D Zelda games.
Dyson Sphere Program – January 21 – Steam
Dyson Sphere Program is a sci-fi simulation game with space, adventure, exploration, and factory automation elements where you can build your own galactic industrial empire from scratch.
Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire.
ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights (early access) – January 21 – Steam
ENDER LILIES is a dark fantasy 2D Action RPG about unraveling the mysteries of a destroyed kingdom.On this sorrowful path, encounter horrific enemies against whom a moment of inattention could be fatal.Overcome the hardships of your journey and reach the truth with the fallen knights.
Redout: Space Assault – January 22 – Steam
Redout: Space Assault is an arcade space shooter that puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonization of Mars: dive in the fastest, most epic, and exciting arcade space battle you can experience. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.
You play as Leon Barret, ace fighter pilot of the Poseidon Security Forces. Here at Poseidon Corp., we are trying to pave the way for the colonization of Mars, as mankind is struggling for survival, split between a depleted hot Earth and a cold, claustrophobic Lunar colony. Your job is to maintain order by eradicating rebels and space pirates, facilitate our scientists’ research while keeping them safe, and protect all our personnel from the numerous external threats.
ADVERSE – January 22 – Steam
ADVERSE is an arcade first-person shooter platformer set in an idyllic world of corruption. Fight your way through swarms of enemies spanning 40+ increasingly difficult picturesque levels using fluid movement and combat mechanics to find and defeat the root of the hostile AI takeover.
Cyber Shadow – January 26 – Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch
Cyber Shadow is a retro action platformer. The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Stronghold: Warlords – January 26 – Steam
Stronghold: Warlords is a RTS that allows you for the first time to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and a completely new way to play Stronghold.
Encodya – January 26 – Steam
Encodya is a point-and-click adventure. Neo Berlin 2062. Tina – a nine-year-old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian –in a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. Tina is an urban jungle kid, who has learned to live alone, scavenging from city dumpsters and eking out a living from scraps. Her funny robot is always with her, programmed to protect her no matter what.
One day, the little girl discovers that her father left her an important mission: to finish his plan to save the world from grayness! Tina and SAM embark on an incredible adventure across different realities full of bizarre robotic creatures and grotesque human beings. Through puzzles and exciting dialogues, they’ll find out the true meaning of being alive.
Olija – January 28 – Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch
Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.
Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.
Sword of the Necromancer – January 28 – Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch
Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action RPG with Rogue-like elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you.
Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help Tama reach the dungeon’s depths in order to gain enough power to bring Koko back from the dead.
Gather a little army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your objective.
The Medium – January 28 – Steam, Xbox
The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.
Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Explore the real world and the spirit world at the same time. Use your psychic abilities to solve puzzles spanning both worlds, uncover deeply disturbing secrets, and survive encounters with The Maw – a monster born from an unspeakable tragedy.
Gods Will Fall – January 29 – Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch
The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman and child. To those who don’t submit to the gods’ will; a slow and merciless death awaits.
Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of 8 Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of the gods’ hellish realms.
Tartapolis – January 29 – Steam
Tartapolis is an open world RPG, a metroidvania with guns. Explore the dark streets of the city where two realities intertwine. City is full of shady characters, strange creatures and sentient technology. Plunge deeper, as you unravel the great mystery that exists within the walls of this high-tek metropolis. Fight your way through using your fists, guns, bots and your instincts!
Rangok Skies – January 29 – Steam, Playstatio, Switch
Rangok Skies is a vertically scrolling arcade shooter inspired by the genre classics. Highly replayable with 4 different characters, each with their own unique ship, weapons, and bombs. Includes 2-player local co-op.
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