Indie Game Releases of the Week: 20th to 26th April 2020

This week in indie games, we have the survival game Help Will Come Tomorrow, cyberpunk delivery game Cloudpunk, puzzle game Filament, and more.

We’re at the head of a fantastic week for new indie game releases, particularly if you enjoy story-heavy games that take you through varied experiences. We’re exploring 1970s Spain, 1917 Russia, a fractured mind, a cyberpunk city, and an abandoned spaceship.

That’s not even counting the honourable indie mentions, where we have a girl with her father’s revolver, a lesbian visual novel set in 1980s Hong Kong, and cryptocurrency investments. And when you’re done with those, you still have the Other Indie Releases to check out, where we’ve assembled a variety of ports, including such games as Sunless Sea and Deliver Us The Moon.

Help Will Come Tomorrow

Help Will Come Tomorrow indie game screenshot

21st April on PC, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Help Will Come Tomorrow is a survival game set in 1917 Siberia, on the eve of the October Revolution. A group of characters make it out of a Trans-Siberian railway train catastrophe, and now they need to endure the harsh climate of Siberia – and each other. Apart from managing resources for your characters, you will also uncover their stories and help them navigate their social prejudices and differences.

The Shattering

The Shattering game screenshot

21st April on PC | Trailer

The Shattering is a first-person adventure game in which you play as a man named John Evans. In this psychological thriller, you must navigate false memories of John’s life to find your way to the truth. You’re guided by the voice of the Doctor, you explore key moments of John’s past and present, all painted by a strikingly colourless art style.

The Flower Collectors

The Flower Collectors game screenshot

21st April on PC | Trailer

The Flower Collectors is an adventure game set in 1970s, post-dictatorship Spain in which a wheelchair-bound ex-cop investigates a murder in his neighbourhood. Armed with binoculars, a transmitter, and a camera, he must observe characters from his balcony and aid his journalist accomplice. The game is inspired by Firewatch and is focused on observation and storytelling. It’s from the Austrian developers behind the episodic adventure game The Lion’s Song.


Cloudpunk game screenshot

23rd April on PC | Trailer

Cloudpunk is a neo-noir cyberpunk exploration game, in which you play as a delivery agent named Rania. Your job is to deliver packages and to not ask what it’s in the package. Sounds simple enough, but over the course of one rain-drenched night, things will change quite a bit. Apart from exploring the city of Nivalis by car or foot, you will uncover a story with diverse characters and lots of cyberpunk juice.


Filament indie game screenshot

23rd April on PC, Linux | Trailer

Filament is a puzzle game set on an abandoned spaceship called The Alabaster. A mysterious complication has caused the crew to go missing, and you must figure out what happened exactly. Along the way, you’ll solve a variety of puzzles that you can access in almost any order you like.

Honourable Indie Mentions

  • Cryptofall: Investor Simulator (21st April on PC, Mac, Linux)
    • This investment simulator puts you in the shoes of a trader during a cyptocurrency boom, challenging your cryptocurrency investment skills.
  • Intergalactic Fishing (21st April on PC)
    • A fishing RPG in which you explore a procedurally generated world, complete quests, compete in fishing tournaments, and of course – catch a lot of fish.
  • Bring You Home (21st April on PC, Mac, Linux)
    • A family-friendly puzzle-adventure game in which an alien searches for his kidnapped pet.
  • Obey Me (21st April on PC, PS4, Xbox One)
    • A 3D brawler in which you control a ‘Soul Huntress’ trapped in a conflict between Heaven and Hell.
  • Itta (22nd April on PC, Switch)
    • A bullet hell boss rush action game in which you control a displaced girl with a revolver who must search for answers and take down monstrous bosses.
  • 112 Operator (23rd April on PC)
    • An emergency services simulator in the vein of 911 Operator, this one has you responding to incidents both man-made and natural, allocating emergency resources as you deem fit.
  • A Summer’s End – Hong Kong 1986 (23rd April on PC, Mac, Linux)
    • A visual novel inspired by Asian cinema, city pop music, and 1980s anime, in which you explore a love story between two women.
  • Pixel Ripped 1995 (23rd April on PC VR)
    • A video game character enlists the help of a 9-year-old boy to adventure through a variety of classic 90s-style video games (while dealing with your struggles as a kid).
  • Georifters (24th April on Xbox One)
    • An action platformer with a variety of environment-affecting abilities and multiplayer support for both competitive and co-op play.
A Summer's End - Hong Kong 1986 Indie game screenshot
A Summer’s End – Hong Kong 1986

Other Indie Releases

20th April

  • OMG Police – Car Chase TV Simulator (Switch)
    • Car chase racing game
  • Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown (Switch)
    • RPG dungeon crawler
  • Shadows (Switch)
    • Horror puzzle game
  • Car Trader Simulator (Switch)
    • Economic management game
  • Gato Raboto (Xbox One)
    • Action platformer

21st April

  • Wonder Blade (PS4)
    • Action RPG
  • Guard Duty (PS4)
    • Comedy adventure game
  • The Odd Neon Void (PC)
    • Experimental RPG Adventure
Sunless Sea

22nd April

  • Itta (Switch)
    • Bullet hell boss rush action game
  • TaniNani (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Guard Duty (Xbox One)
    • Comedy adventure game
  • Brutal Rage (Xbox One)
    • Side-scrolling beat ’em up

23rd April

  • PICROSS S4 (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • SmileBASIC 4 (Switch)
    • Game programming platform
  • Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition (Switch)
    • Interactive fiction / RPG / Survival hybrid
  • Broken Lines (Switch)
    • Turn-based tactical RPG
  • Hang the Kings (Switch)
    • Chess-based puzzle game
  • eSports Legend (Switch)
    • Management game
  • Damaged In Transit (Switch)
    • Action puzzle game
Deliver Us The Moon

24th April

  • Archaica: The Path Of Light (Xbox One, Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Debtor (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Guard Duty (Switch)
    • Comedy adventure game
  • Deliver Us The Moon (PS4, Xbox One)
    • 3D Adventure game
  • Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition (Xbox One)
    • Interactive fiction / RPG / Survival hybrid
  • War Theatre (Xbox One)
    • Turn-based strategy / RPG hybrid
  • Quern – Undying Thoughts (Xbox One)
    • 3D Puzzle adventure game
  • Quest Hunter (Xbox One)
    • Action RPG
  • Spuds Unearthed (PS4)
    • Action strategy game

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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