Indie Game Releases of the Week: April 26 to May 2, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the mountaineering roguelike Insurmountable, the shielded adventure Skjoldur Story, and more.

As April wraps up and we usher in May, indie games are offering up some lesser-known titles for release. We’re taking a dive through Celtic mythology, 1930s-style cartoons, and dungeon management, but then we’re also adventuring with a shield and climbing greater and greater heights. Here’s a look at what’s coming out this week.

Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag

Clan O'Conall and the Crown of the Stag indie game screenshot

April 28 on PC, Mac

Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag is a puzzle-platformer based on Celtic mythology, in which you can instantly swap between three siblings, all of whom are heirs to Chief Ardan’s throne. Your goal as you fight the spirits of the dead and supernatural forces, is to stop the Mother of Demons from killing the Chief and stealing the Crown of the Stag.


Insurmountable indie game screenshot

April 29 on PC

Insurmountable is a mountaineering roguelike in which you climb procedurally-generated gigantic peaks, dealing with changing weather and day/night conditions, as well as making decisions at crucial events that you encounter along the way.

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Legend of Keepers indie game screenshot

April 29 on PC, Mac, Linux, Switch

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager is a dungeon management game, which can be described as a ‘reverse dungeon crawler’. Your job is to hire monsters, set up traps, and in general, make life difficult for the ‘heroes’ that will traipse about trying to defeat your dungeon. Simply fighting the good guys isn’t enough though, as you’ll also have to deal with employee strikes and a corporate ladder.

Reknum Cheri Dreamland

Reknum Cheri Dreamland screenshot

April 29 on PC, Switch

Reknum Cheri Dreamland is an action-platformer with a 1930s style in its art and a retro 16-bit style in its gameplay. As the latest game in the Reknum saga, you play as Cheri, who has awoken from a fantasy to start an adventure. You’ll jump and fight to explore eight different zones, unlock passive skills, and fight hardcore bosses.

Skjoldur Story

Skjoldur Story game screenshot

May 1 on PC

Skjoldur Story is an action-adventure game in the vein of the 2D Zelda titles, but with the twist being that you only get a shield. If you can block enemy projectiles, you can use them back on your enemies, but otherwise, it’s you and your buckler. In this light-hearted adventure, you can explore a vast overworld non-linearly, with dungeons that can be done in any order.

Original Indie Releases

April 26

  • Traffic V (PC)
    • Casual puzzle game
  • S.W.A.N.: Chernobyl Unexplored (PC)
    • First-person horror game

April 27

  • Simona’s Requiem (PC)
    • Action-platformer
  • Arker: The legend of Ohm (PC)
    • Multiplayer strategy battler

April 28

  • Imercyve: Living with Intellectual Disability (PC VR)
    • Educational experience
  • Jivitam (PC)
    • Adventure game

April 29

  • HammerHelm (PC)
    • City-builder / Action-adventure hybrid
  • Fly Together! (Switch)
    • Competitive multiplayer game
  • Farm Manager 2021 (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Retro Clicker (PC)
    • Clicker game

April 30

  • Mamiya (PC)
    • Visual novel

May 1

  • Smash’em (PC)
    • Action game
  • Age of Legion (PC)
    • Strategy game

May 2

  • Small Press Tycoon (PC)
    • Simulation game

Ports and Other Indie Releases

April 28

  • Car Demolition Clicker (Switch)
    • Clicker game
  • Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Visual novel
  • Cymatically Muffed (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Multiplayer top-down shooter

April 29

  • Battle Axe (Switch)
    • Hack-and-slash action RPG
  • Slinki (Switch)
    • Action-platformer
  • Space Warrior (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling shoot ’em up
  • Before I Forget (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Castaway Paradise (Switch)
    • Life sim
  • Super Glitch Dash (Switch)
    • Twitch runner
  • WarDogs: Red’s Return (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Beat ’em up
  • Secret Neighbor (PS4, PS5)
    • Multiplayer horror game
  • Island Farmer (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Hero Sword (PC)
    • Action game

April 30

  • Super Arcade Soccer 2021 (Switch)
    • Sports game
  • Angels with Scaly Wings (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Visual novel
  • Mystic Fate (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Protocol (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Adventure game
  • Ragnarök Chess (PC)
    • Chess game

Don’t forget to check out the games that came out last week, including Don’t Forget Me, Battle Axe, and Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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