Indie Game Releases of the Week: 3rd to 9th August 2020

This week in indie games, we have the party game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, first-person puzzler Relicta, arcade brawler Clan N, and more.

This week’s indie games involve a fantastical skull, a science-fiction thriller on the Moon, a mad colourful party game, a samurai-themed brawler, and a crime-themed strategy game set in 1960s London.

Be sure to check out our curated honourable indie mentions, which have a wider spread of genres, giving you everything from cute trains to heavy metal-soaked shooting.


Skully indie game screenshot

4th August on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Skully is an adventure game about a skull that has washed up on an island and reawakened by a deity that wishes for peace amongst its three siblings. You’ll be rolling, jumping, and dodging through the island and taking on 3 distinct forms to adapt to your environment. The games eighteen levels bear a fantasy story with fully voiced dialogue and cutscenes.


Relicta screenshot

4th August on PC, PS4, Xbox One | Trailer

Relicta is a first-person puzzle game that makes use of physics and tells a sci-fi thriller tale set in the depths of a base on Moon. You play as a physicist stuck on Chandra Base, where you can explore and solve puzzles to uncover the politics that have led you to your predicament – as well as save your daughter’s life.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys indie game screenshot

4th August on PC, PS4 | Trailer

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a massively multiplayer party game, in which 60 players struggle through several rounds of madness and chaos to clinch victory. Only one may be the ultimate winner, so suffice to say, competition is fierce (and hilarious).

The game makes comedic use of physics and features both co-operative and competitive gameplay within its rounds, making this a particularly wild and unpredictable time.

Clan N

Clan N screenshot

6th August on PC, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Clan N is an arcade-inspired brawler that combines the best of the old and the new. You take control of four members of the “Clan N” of the Far East, who must band together their martial prowess and magic abilities to take down the evil samurai Akuji.

You can play the main story by yourself, or with a team of 4 players either locally or online. The game involves hectic beat ’em up action that’s integrated with minigames that can also be played separately.

Company of Crime

Company of Crime screenshot

8th August on PC | Trailer

Company of Crime is a strategy game about managing—or defeating—a criminal enterprise in 1960s London. You’ll have to dodge the police in a London populated by mods and beatniks (amongst other subcultures), and visit the pubs, tailors, harbours, and clubs, all in an attempt to take control of London either as a crime lord or as a Scotland Yard inspector.

Honourable Indie Mentions

  • Obreno: Chapter One (3rd August on PC, Mac)
    • Narrative game
  • Spitlings (4th August on PC)
    • Arcade action game
  • The Battle of Polytopia (4th August on PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Turn-based 4X strategy game
  • Hellbound (4th August on PC)
    • 90s-style first-person shooter
  • Mystery Mine (5th August on Xbox One, Switch)
    • Action-platformer
  • Swimsanity! (5th August on PC, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Co-op platformer shooter
  • Drink More Glurp (6th August on PC, Switch)
    • Physics-based party game
  • Cruel Bands Career (6th August on PC, Mac, Switch)
    • Arcade puzzle-action game
  • The Battle of Visby (7th August on PC)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Train Train Train (7th August on PC)
    • Train network builder on smol 3D worlds
  • Warriors of the Nile (8th August on PC)
    • Turn-based strategy game

Other Indie Releases

4th August

  • Pixelbot Extreme! (PS4)
    • Side-scrolling shoot ’em up
  • Child of Abyss (PC)
    • Roguelike strategy card game

5th August

  • Steam Tactics (Xbox One, Switch)
    • Turn-based tactics RPG
  • The Citadel (PC)
    • 90s-style first-person shooter
  • The Mean Greens – Plastic Warfare (PS4, Xbox One)
    • Third-person military shooter

6th August

  • Crowdy Farm Rush (Switch)
    • Puzzle game with multiplayer
  • Titan Glory (Switch)
    • Mech combat game
  • Ultra Foodmess (Switch)
    • Party action game
  • Memory Lane (Switch)
    • Casual memory game
  • Frontline Zed (Switch)
    • Survival action game
  • Instant Sports Summer Games (Switch)
    • Sports game
  • Aery – Broken Memories (Xbox One, Switch)
    • Aerial exploration game
  • It Lurks Below (Xbox One)
    • Survival RPG
  • UnderMine (Xbox One)
    • Action-adventure RPG
  • Gronions (PC)
    • Third-person shooter

7th August

  • RogueCube (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Top-down action game
  • City Bus Driving Simulator (Switch)
    • What it says on the title
  • Wordify (Switch)
    • Crossword puzzle game
  • HardCube (Xbox One)
    • 3D Arcade platformer
  • WarriOrb (Xbox One)
    • Action platformer
  • The Henry Stickmin Collection (PC)
    • Choose-your-own-adventure game
  • Zombo Buster Advance (PC)
    • Tower defence game
  • The Machine’s Garden (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Gag (PC)
    • 3D interactive fiction
  • Dyb (PC)
    • Exploration adventure game

8th August

  • Masked Vale (PC)
    • Side-scrolling action game

Interested in learning more about the best free indie games on Amazon Prime and how to play Amazon Prime games for free, check out this article on Into Indie Games.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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