Indie Game Releases of the Week: 27th April to 3rd May 2020

This week in indie games, we have the ridiculous physics game Moving Out, tactical RPG Dread Nautical, platformer maker Levelhead, and more.

After the whopper of a week that just passed, we have indie games like Moving Out and Dread Nautical headlining the current week. Apart from these, there’s also the long-awaited releases of Levelhead and Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond, and a fascinating visual novel that will teach you how to program code.

Also check out the honourable indie mentions for horror, adventure, comedy, and strange wonder. Finally, in the Other Indie Releases section, we have console ports of Sam Barlow’s Telling Lies, as well as Book of Demons and Daymare: 1998.

Moving Out

Moving Out indie game screenshot

28th April on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Moving Out is a ‘ridiculous’ physics-based moving simulator in which you take on moving jobs in the town of Packmore.

Arrange and relocate furniture, preferably with local co-op buddies, as you do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means tossing and smashing your way through your work site.

Dread Nautical

Dread Nautical screenshot

29th April on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Dread Nautical is a turn-based tactical RPG in which you find yourself battling supernatural forces on a freshly-haunted cruise liner.

Apart from engaging in tactical combat, you also need to find other survivors, track down food, and manage your safe haven. Your equipment deteriorates and your companions are likely to panic, and of course, this is a roguelike, so be prepared to die a lot as you try to survive your vacation.


Levelhead screenshot

30th April on PC, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, Android | Trailer

Levelhead is a platformer maker that’s been in Early Access for a year, but is now breaking out onto multiple platforms.

Although the game has a number of challenging levels of its own, the real deal is that you can create your own levels and share them with the community to gain a following. The game also features couch co-op, and cross-platform play. In fact, the game also supports cross-saves, so you can play your levels on any platform.

Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond

Celestian Tales Realms Beyond screenshot

30th April on PC | Trailer

Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond is a Japanese-style RPG set in a world of questionable morals.

You control a party of six companions who must navigate a world where right and wrong, ally and enemy, are all up for debate. The game features hand-drawn visuals, a turn-based combat system, and RPG conveniences that make sure your time is not wasted, such as resetting stats after battle or skipping random encounters.

Code Romantic

Code Romantic screenshot

30th April on PC | Trailer

Code Romantic is a programming-based puzzle game mashed up with a sci-fi love story.

Set in a world where programmers are at the frontlines trying to stop the machine enemies, you control Mina Lovelace as she proves her worth as a programmer (and tries not to embarrass herself in front of her childhood crush). The game features real C# programming code and concepts, but you don’t need to know a thing about programming to dive in.

Honourable Indie Mentions

  • Knock Harder (27th April on PC)
    • Adventure game set in an unpredictable multi-level dream, where you must correctly determine if you are in a dream or suffer death.
  • WarriOrb (28th April on PC)
    • Action platformer in which you control a demon trapped in a ball-shaped body.
  • Inside the Mirror (28th April on PC, Mac)
    • Visual novel about a girl struggling to stay motivated after her family falls apart.
  • Riposte! (29th April on PC)
    • Party fighting game with medieval visuals and stabby gameplay.
  • Surviving Titan (30th April on PC)
    • Sci-fi open-world RPG in which you craft, build, and fight to survive on a hostile planet.
  • Follia – Dear Father (1st May on PC)
    • Stealth survival horror game set in a university, also has a VR mode for HTC Vive.
  • The Stars Between Us (1st May on PC VR)
    • 3D puzzle game with a soothing aesthetic and a love story narrative.

Other Indie Releases

28th April

  • Telling Lies (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Footage-watching adventure game
  • Daymare: 1998 (PS4, Xbox One)
    • Third-person survival horror game
  • Ghost Sweeper (Xbox One)
    • Action platformer
  • The Inner Friend (PS4, Xbox One)
    • Adventure game
  • Gun Crazy (PS4)
    • Side-scrolling arcade-style shoot ’em up
  • Jigsaw Abundance (PS4)
    • Puzzle game

29th April

  • Active Neurons (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS Vita)
    • Puzzle game
  • StarCrossed (Xbox One, Switch)
    • Arcade action game
  • Gun Crazy (Xbox One)
    • Side-scrolling arcade-style shoot ’em up
  • Crawlers And Brawlers (Xbox One)
    • Dungeon-crawling action RPG

30th April

  • War-Torn Dreams (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling action game
  • Book of Demons (PS4, Switch)
    • Diablo-like action RPG
  • Bubble (Switch)
    • Arcade puzzle game
  • Fairy Knights (Switch)
    • Puzzle-based JRPG
  • Ministry of Broadcast (Switch)
    • Cinematic platformer
  • Mushroom Heroes (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer

1st May

  • 911 Operator Deluxe Edition (Switch)
    • Management/Strategy game
  • Gun Crazy (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling arcade-style shoot ’em up
  • Swapperoo (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Arcade Spirits (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Romantic comedy visual novel
  • Antigraviator (Xbox One)
    • Anti-gravity racing game
  • Chop is Dish (Xbox One)
    • Action platformer
  • Fight the Horror (Xbox One)
    • Third-person survival horror game
  • Robot Squad Simulator X (Xbox One)
    • Military robot operator simulator
  • Super Toy Cars 2 (Xbox One)
    • Racing game
  • Sin Slayers: Enhanced Edition (Xbox One)
    • Roguelike RPG
  • Down the Rabbit Hole (PS VR)
    • Adventure game

Also have a look at the excellent games that came out last week.

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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