Indie Game Releases of the Week: 28th September to 4th October 2020

This week in indie games, we have the narrative thrillers Commander ’85 and Floor 13: Deep State, ports of Warsaw and Orangeblood, and more.

There’s plenty of intrigue to uncover in indie games this week—you’ll snoop on UK citizens and hack into Cold War-era networks, but we also have high-profile ports that will have you fighting through Nazi-occupied Warsaw, exploring a dense city as anime girls, and solving puzzles in a world of shadow puppetry.

Be sure to check out the honourable mentions below, and a further line-up of ports below that!

Floor 13: Deep State

Floor 13: Deep State indie game screenshot

29th September on PC

Floor 13: Deep State is a political narrative game in which you control a clandestine deep state agency in the UK responsible for less-than-honourable operations against citizens. This thriller is a sequel to the 1992 game Floor 13, and has been made by the same team.

Projection: First Light

Projection: First Light screenshot

29th September on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Projection: First Light is a puzzle platformer that is also an homage to the art of shadow puppetry. You control protagonist Greta as she explores the world of shadow puppetry and encounters heroes and legends from a variety of cultures known for the art form, including Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and England. The game is presently available on Apple Arcade.


Warsaw screenshot

29th September on PS4; 1st October on Switch; 2nd October on Xbox One

Warsaw is a tactical RPG set in the city of the same name, during its occupation by Nazi forces in World War II. The game requires use of strategy and management both in and out of combat as you control Polish resistance fighters repelling the German occupation of their city. The game is presently available on PC.

Commander ’85

Commander 85 indie game screenshot

30th September on PC, Mac, Xbox One

Commander ’85 is an sci-fi thriller adventure in which you control a young boy in the suburbs of Chicago as he is gifted a state-of-the-art ‘Commander 85’ computer. The game’s dynamic storytelling will respond to your interactions with the computer, and before you know it, you’re trying to learn the secrets of Roswell and solve the Cold War.


Orangeblood screenshot

1st October on PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Orangeblood is a Japanese-style RPG set in the alternate-universe city of New Koza, starring four female protagonists fighting in a gritty and dense urban landscape. The game is inspired by hip-hop culture of the 1990s, and it features turn-based combat. The game is presently available on PC.

Honourable Indie Mentions

  • Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ (28th September on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Switch)
    • Dungeon Crawler RPG
  • Emurinoo (28th September on PC, Mac)
    • Physics-based platformer game
  • Escape Quest (29th September on PC)
    • Escape adventure game
  • Birthday of Midnight (30th September on Xbox One; 2nd October on Switch)
    • Golf-like platformer
  • Beam (30th September on PC)
    • Precision platformer
  • XOL (30th September on PC)
    • Physics platformer
  • The Heartbeat (1st October on PC)
    • Political simulation game
  • Hero of Not Our Time (1st October on PC)
    • Top-down action game
  • Death Tales (1st October on PC)
    • Action platformer
  • Uruz: Return of the Er Kishi (1st October on PC)
    • Action adventure game
  • Sign of Silence (1st October on PC)
    • Co-op horror game
  • Couch Installation Service (1st October on PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Space Farm (1st October on PC, Mac)
    • Space-themed farming RPG
  • Soul Catcher (2nd October on PC)
    • Horror adventure game
  • True Hate (2nd October on PC)
    • Platformer

Other Indie Releases

29th September

  • Alwa’s Legacy (Switch)
    • Action platformer
  • Bacon Man: An Adventure (Switch)
    • Action platformer
  • Spelunky 2 (PC)
    • Roguelike platformer
  • Endless Void (PC)
    • Third-person shooter
  • Astral Towers (PC)
    • Turn-based card strategy / puzzle game

30th September

  • Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon (Switch)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Inertial Drift (Xbox One)
    • Arcade racing game
  • Feather (Xbox One)
    • Multiplayer exploration game
  • Swordbreaker The Game (Xbox One)
    • Interactive fiction
  • Perfect Matter (PC)
    • Twin-stick shooter

1st October

  • Powertris (Switch)
    • Puzzle arcade game
  • Candy Raid: The Factory (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Farm Builder (Switch)
    • Strategy board game
  • Smoots World Cup Tennis (Switch)
    • Sports game
  • Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome (Switch)
    • Adventure platformer
  • Drake Hollow (PC)
    • Co-op-oriented colony building / action game
  • Waverly Hills (PC)
    • Real-time horror adventure game
  • Agoraphobia (PC)
    • First-person horror game
  • Dear Home (PC)
    • Exploration game
  • Union (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Oraiah (PC)
    • Strategy game

2nd October

  • 103 (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Make a Killing (Switch)
    • First-person survival horror

3rd October

  • Quell (Switch)
    • Puzzle game

Don’t worry, there’s even more indie games out there. Check out our round-up of last week’s games here.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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