Indie Game Releases of the Week: 7th to 13th December 2020

This week in indie games, we have the exploration adventure Call of the Sea, metroidvania monster battler Monster Sanctuary, and more.

If you were to stack a ship full of excellent adventure and then send it straight for adventure-parched players like some kind of fireboat—that’s what this week in indie games looks like. Apart from lots of interesting and out-there stories, we also have the return of PixelJunk Eden and the 1.0 release of Monster Sanctuary.

Oh, and yeah, some game called Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out, too.

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea indie game screenshot

8th December on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Call of the Sea is an adventure game set in the 1930s, somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean and in it, you play as Norah as she searches for clues regarding her husband’s disappearance on an expedition. Navigating the island will mean solving puzzles, and the mysteries you encounter might come with some aquatic twists.

Monster Sanctuary

Monster Sanctuary indie game screenshot

8th December on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Switch (Backwards compatible on PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Monster Sanctuary is a blend of Metroidvania and monster-collecting games, in which you play as a Monster Keeper who’s out to save the titular sanctuary. In this one, you’ll explore a wide world and find new monsters to collect, and also use your collected monsters to overcome challenges and fight tactical 3v3 battles.

Unto the End

Unto the End indie game screenshot

9th December on PC, PS4, Xbox One (Backwards compatible on PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Unto the End is a cinematic platformer with challenging combat designed specifically for its 2D view. Each encounter is handcrafted, and you will have to read enemy attacks and react to them appropriately (and at the right time) if you hope to succeed.


Woodsalt indie game screenshot

9th December on PC, Mac

Woodsalt is an adventure game set in a sci-fi world of the far future, where Earth had to be evacuated after disasters befell it. You control protagonist Emcy as he is awoken from stasis, and who must uncover a conspiracy in his bubble city, as well as make choices that will affect everyone around him.

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PixelJunk Eden 2

PixelJunk Eden 2 screenshot

10th December on Switch

PixelJunk Eden 2 is a colourful and artistic platformer in which you cultivate new biomes by collecting pollen and sprout plants and flowers. The game features both solo and co-operative play, and of course, a lush soundtrack from the game’s creator, Baiyon.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure indie screenshot

11th December on PC

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is an exploration adventure game from the creators of Monument Valley and Assemble With Care. You play as a girl named Alba who’s visiting her grandparents in the Mediterranean, so you get to chill and explore at your own pace. However, the game also has you saving the island and sparking a revolution by helping people out.

Original Indie Releases

7th December

  • Nomads of Driftland (PC)
    • Real-time strategy game
  • Guildmaster: Gratuitous Subtitle (PC, Linux)
    • Tactical role-playing game
  • Headbangers in Holiday Hell (PC)
    • Roguelike action game

8th December

  • The Hayseed Knight (PC)
    • Visual novel
  • Ryte – The Eye of Atlantis (PC VR)
    • Adventure game

10th December

  • Tanuki Justice (Switch)
    • Bullet hell platformer
  • Inexplicable Deaths In Damipolis: Inner Thoughts (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • The First Friend (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Adventure game
  • Orwell’s Animal Farm (PC, Mac)
    • Narrative adventure game
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Ports and Other Indie Releases

8th December

  • Lofi Ping Pong (Switch)
    • Rhythm game
  • Heroes of Loot (Switch)
    • Dungeon crawler / Shoot ’em up hybrid
  • Swords of Gargantua (PS VR)
    • Action game

9th December

  • I, AI (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Backwards compatible on PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Autumn’s Journey (Xbox One, Backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S)
    • Visual novel
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys (Xbox One, Backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S)
    • Narrative / simulation game
  • Hollywood Hero (PC)
    • 2D platformer

10th December

  • Evolution Board Game (Switch)
    • Board game
  • OctaFight (Switch)
    • Couch multiplayer action game
  • Alt-Frequencies (Switch)
    • Narrative game
  • To My Best Friend (PC)
    • Narrative adventure game

11th December

  • Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces (Switch)
    • Air combat game
  • Autumn’s Journey (Switch)
    • Visual novel
  • Splashy Cube (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Killer Chambers (Xbox One, Backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action platformer / Memory game hybrid
  • My Hidden Things (Xbox One, Backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S)
    • Visual novel / hidden object game hybrid
  • SiNKR 2 (Xbox One, Backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle game
  • Cybershift (PC)
    • 3D puzzle game
  • Trackmaster (PC)
    • Arcade racing game
  • NEO: Commanders (PC)
    • Strategy game

Last week had a great selection of indie releases too! Check ’em out here.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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