Indie Game Releases of the Week: 4th to 10th May 2020

This week in indie games, we have the action platformer Infinite – Beyond the Mind, political brawler Tonight We Riot, and more.

If you’ve grown weary of all the narrative-heavy indie games from the past few weeks, then take heart: this week is mostly about smashing and shooting. In our featured games of the week, we have arcade block action, a socialist revolution by way of brawler gameplay, a mall brawler, an action-platformer in which you take down an evil queen, and a high school tactics game. If this doesn’t sate your lust for a fight, I don’t know what will.

Or maybe I do? Check out the honourable indie mentions below, where we have a witchy dating sim, survival horror, brutal retro-style driving, and more! And if that’s still not enough, check out the Other Indie Releases for ports coming to your platform of choice.

Wintermoor Tactics Club

Wintermoor Tactics Club indie screenshot

5th May on PC | Trailer

Wintermoor Tactics Club is a hybrid of tactical RPGs and visual novels, with a story about surviving high school. You control high school student Alicia as transforms the titular club from nerds to fantasy superheroes, all while exploring the school, making new friends, and unravelling a mystery.

Pushy and Pully in Blockland

Pushy and Pully in Blockland

5th May on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One | Trailer

Pushy and Pully in Blockland is an action arcade game in which you match blocks and kill monsters. You’ll also beat bosses in colourful and cutesy levels, and you can play either solo or in two-player co-op. There’s a timer ticking, though, so you’ll have to be quick with the blocks.

Tonight We Riot

Tonight We Riot screenshot

5th May on Switch, 8th May on PC, Mac | Trailer

Tonight We Riot is an unabashedly political brawler in which you control a group of people rather than a lone hero. Armed with a retro aesthetic and sleeve-worn politics, Tonight We Riot lets you crush capitalism and take down billionaires.

Infinite – Beyond the Mind

Infinite - Beyond the Mind

7th May on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch | Trailer

Infinite – Beyond the Mind is a 2D action platformer in which you control one of two girls capable of stopping the powerful and evil queen Evangelyn Bramann. You’ll fight your way to her through bosses, and you can play both solo and co-op.

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl

Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl screenshot indie game

7th May on PC, Switch | Trailer

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a side-scrolling brawler in which you control the titular heroes as they take down security guards, mallrats, and more, all in a quest to just get out of the damn mall. You can play both solo and co-op. The game is not only made with a NES aesthetic, but it can even be played on an actual NES console, thanks to Limited Run Games.

Honourable Indie Mentions

  • Night Jackal (5th May on PC)
    • Arcade racing game done shoot ’em up style
  • Best Friend (6th May on PC)
    • First-person survival horror
  • Slayin 2 (7th May on Switch)
    • Endless action RPG
  • House of Fear (7th May on PC VR)
    • Survival horror
  • So May It Be: A Witch Dating Simulator (7th May on PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Witch-themed dating sim
  • Wavey The Rocket (7th May on PC)
    • Side-scrolling action arcade game
  • Ato (8th May on PC)
    • Side-scrolling action adventure
  • About Love, Hate And The Other Ones 2 (9th May on PC, Mac)
    • 3D puzzle platformer

Other Indie Releases

5th May

  • Emma: Lost in Memories (Xbox One)
    • Platformer
  • John Wick Hex (PS4)
    • Strategy game
  • Reed 2 (PS4, PS Vita)
    • Platformer
  • Task Force Kampas (PS4)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Ubermosh:Omega (PS4)
    • Top-down shooter

6th May

  • Reed 2 (Xbox One)
    • Platformer
  • Task Force Kampas (Xbox One)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Zombies Ruined My Day (Xbox One)
    • 2D platformer shooter
  • Ping Redux (PS4)
    • Ping pong-based puzzle game
  • Super Gear Quest (PC)
    • 2D action platformer

7th May

  • Cloudbase Prime (Switch)
    • First-person shooter
  • The Bullet: Time of Revenge (Switch)
    • Third-person shooter
  • Gerritory (Switch)
    • Party action game
  • Ghost Files: Memory of a Crime (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Monochrome World (PC, Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Switch)
    • Arcade cycling racing game
  • Spirit of the North (PC, Switch)
    • Third-person adventure game
  • Relic Hunters Zero: Remix (Switch)
    • Twin-stick roguelike shooter
  • Fledgling Heroes (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling action adventure
  • Void Bastards (PS4, Switch)
    • First-person strategy shooter
  • Swiper (7th May on PC)
    • Dating sim

8th May

  • Dark Burial (Switch)
    • Action platformer
  • Stone (Switch)
    • Adventure game / Interactive story
  • Megabyte Punch (Switch)
    • Beat ’em up / Platformer hybrid
  • Fury Unleashed (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Action platformer roguelite
  • SuperMash (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
    • Varied genres
  • Feathery Ears (Switch)
    • 3D Action platformer
  • Sin Slayers: Enhanced Edition (Xbox One)
    • Roguelike RPG
  • Ghost Files 2: Memory of a Crime (Xbox One)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes (Xbox One)
    • Turn-based strategy game
  • Ultimate Ski Jumping 2020 (Xbox One)
    • 2D sports game
  • Duke of Defense (Xbox One)
    • Tower defence game
  • Emma: Lost in Memories (PS4, PS Vita)
    • Platformer
  • NoWaitHero (PC)
    • Deck-building card battle game
  • Bone Appetit (PC)
    • 2D Action platformer
  • Blackjack Hands (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Lumen (PC)
    • Japanese-style RPG
  • Jumping Joe! – Friends Edition (PC)
    • Party platformer

9th May

  • Highrise Heroes: Word Challenge (Switch)
    • Word game / Adventure game hybrid
  • Megalith (PC VR)
    • Hero shooter / MOBA hybrid

Just in case you missed them, don’t forget to check out last week’s games too!

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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