Indie Game Releases of the Week: April 25 to May 1, 2022

This week in indie games, we have puzzle city builder Dorfromantik, metroidvanias Rogue Legacy 2 and Haiku, the Robot, and more.

The final week of April has a couple of long-awaited indie releases in Dorfromantik and Rogue Legacy 2, but you also get to adventure as robots in Metal Mind and Haiku, the Robot. If you feel closer to nature, there’s also The Serpent Rogue and its potion-brewing, creature-taming gameplay.

As always, we encourage you to check out the other original indie releases below the featured ones, including such titles as King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, Research and Destroy, Ravenous Devils, Kaiju Wars, and Unsouled.

Metal Mind

Metal Mind indie game screenshot

April 25 on PC

Metal Mind is a roguelike top-down shooter game in which you control an awakened robot fighting for the resistance of its kind against an organization that’s rounding robots up.

You can create your own robot build by equipping a vast variety of body, core, and actuator parts, balancing stats like heat, power, armor, weapon spin speed, cooldown, and more. You’ll have random item drops, but non-random modifications, so you’ll have to be smart in building your war machine.

The Serpent Rogue

The Serpent Rogue indie game screenshot

April 26 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch

The Serpent Rogue is an action-adventure game in which you explore a medieval fantasy world, learn alchemy, and tame strange, wild creatures.

Playing as a ‘Warden’, your job is to stop the evil and ominous Serpent Rogue, which threatens to take over the realm. With the power of alchemy, you’ll be able to craft interesting potions, each with its own unique effect. You’ll also be able to shapeshift and you will have to deal with the consequences of your actions.


Dorfromantik indie game screenshot

April 28 on PC

Dorfromantik is a puzzle-oriented city builder game in which you place procedurally-generated tiles to create a sprawling village landscape.

As you ‘draw’ each tile from the stack, you place it down in an available slot to create an idyllic landscape. As you go on, you can explore new biomes and complete quests. While the game is intended to be a relaxing experience, it also offers a high score system that requires strategic play.

Rogue Legacy 2

Rogue Legacy 2 indie game screenshot

April 28 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Rogue Legacy 2 is a roguelite metroidvania action game that follows in the original Rogue Legacy’s footsteps with its genealogical system. As in that game, when your character dies, your next character will be their offspring – with unique traits and abilities.

The sequel has fifteen new classes, all of which play differently from each other, as well as a new Relics system which test your resolve in exchange for modifiers to your run. The game also packs an improved traits system, improved accessibility, and a New Game+ mode that encourages multiple playthroughs well after you beat the final boss.

Haiku, the Robot

Haiku the Robot screenshot

April 28 on PC, Mac

Haiku, the Robot is an action-adventure metroidvania game set in a world of corrupt robots and machinery. You’ll explore the vast, interconnected world of Arcadia and uncover its many secrets, along the way battling fierce enemies and bosses in tight melee combat.

You’ll also have to overcome platforming challenges, collect new items and upgrades, and use the chip system to customize your playthrough.

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Original Indie Releases

April 25

  • Research and Destroy (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Turn-based action game

April 26

  • King Arthur: Knight’s Tale (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Turn-based tactics RPG
  • Ætheris (PC, Mac)
    • Roguelite RPG with co-op
  • Arachnophobia (PC)
    • Short first-person horror game
  • Axolotl is Dry (PC)
    • 2D precision platformer

April 28

  • Unsouled (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action RPG
  • Kaiju Wars (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Turn-based strategy game
  • Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic (PC, Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Ping Pong Arcade (Switch)
    • Arcade sports game
  • New Terra (PC, Switch)
    • Gravity-based space shooter
  • Gems of Magic: Dwarf’s Destiny (Switch)
    • Match-3 game
  • Let’s Get Changed!~Nyanzou&Kumakichi: Escape Game~ (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Panmorphia: Awakened (PC, Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Trigon: Space Story (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Roguelike strategy game
  • Kapital: Sparks of Revolution (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • City builder with society management
  • Otherworld Legends (PC)
    • Roguelike brawler
  • Underdog Detective (PC, Mac)
    • FMV adventure game
  • Paper Bride 2 Zangling Village (PC)
    • Puzzle adventure game

April 29

  • Dandy & Randy DX (PC, PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • 2D action-adventure game
  • Ravenous Devils (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Horror cooking and management game
  • Guns and Spurs 2 (PC)
    • Open world third-person shooter
  • A Way Back (PC)
    • Sokoban-style puzzle game
  • Thalamus (PC)
    • First-person horror puzzle game

April 30

  • Carnage Offering (PC)
    • First-person shooter

May 1

  • Corridor Sigma (PC)
    • Retro-style first-person shooter
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Ports and Other Indie Releases

April 26

  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme (PS4, PS5)
    • Combat racing game

April 27

  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • First-person adventure game
  • The Sorrowvirus – A Faceless Short Story (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Ultra Age (PC)
    • Action game

April 28

  • Parkasaurus (Switch)
    • Tycoon management game
  • Transiruby (Switch)
    • 2D metroidvania action-platformer
  • As Far As The Eye (Switch)
    • Roguelike city builder and resource management game
  • Bugsnax (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • 3D platformer adventure game
  • Arise: A Simple Story – Definitive Edition (Switch)
    • 3D adventure game
  • Lost Bubbles: Sweet Mates (Switch)
    • 3D platformer with co-op
  • Whisper Trip (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling co-op action game
  • Turn Tack (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Watcher Chronicles (Switch)
    • 2D metroidvania action game
  • Raven’s Hike (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 2D precision platformer
  • Light Fairytale Episode 1 (Switch)
    • Japanese-style RPG
  • Rico: London (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • First-person shooter
  • A Street Cat’s Tale (PS4, PS5)
    • Adventure game
  • Get Packed: Couch Chaos (Switch)
    • Local co-op action game
  • Catie in MeowmeowLand (Switch)
    • Point-and-click adventure game

April 29

  • Nonogram Minimal (Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Cardful Planning (Switch)
    • Action puzzle game
  • Feral Flowers (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Micro Pico Racers (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Top-down arcade racing game

Don’t miss last week’s indie game releases, which included Samurai Bringer, Bot Gaiden, Lila’s Sky Ark, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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