Indie Game Releases of the Week: August 2 to 8, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the sports RPG Dodgeball Academia, 3D platformer Here Comes Niko!, action-adventure RPG Grime, and more.

It’s August! The first week is up, and we’ve got such a formidable host of indie games coming out this week that we’ve had to select six featured games, instead of the usual five.

There’s several games that were shown off at the Wholesome Direct at E3 this year, but there’s also a bit of edge if you’d prefer that. Either way, there’s something or the other fun coming out this week!

Also check out the Other Indie Releases section, including games like Svoboda 1945: Liberation, The Ramp, Doomsday Vault, and others!


Grime indie game screenshot

August 2 on PC

Grime is an action-adventure RPG with fast and unforgiving combat, in which you wield living weapons that mutate in combat. You can absorb your enemies’ remains in your black hole and progress through your skill tree to customize your play style.

Here Comes Niko!

Here Comes Niko! indie game screenshot

August 3 on PC

Here Comes Niko! is a 3D platformer designed ‘for tired people’. In this cozy and laid-back adventure, you play at Niko, whose job is to travel scenic islands and help everyone they see. Among the activities you’ll encounter are solving puzzles, catching fish, and making new friends. Also, your boss is a frog.

Toodee and Topdee

Toodee and Topdee indie game screenshot

August 4 on PC

Toodee and Topdee is a hybrid puzzle game and platformer, in which you seamlessly switch between 2D platforming and top-down puzzle-solving. The game’s ‘mind-melting’ puzzles require you to use these viewpoints in tandem, coming up with clever solutions that respond to the view you’re in. The game also features boss fights, customizable difficulty, and co-op play.

Dodgeball Academia

Dodgeball Academia indie game screenshot

August 5 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch

Dodgeball Academia is a sports-themed RPG in which rookie dodgeball student Otto must train and compete his way across academia, all while making new friends, building his team, creating rivals, and explore the vast campus of Dodgeball Academia.

Apart from its RPG elements, the game features action-packed dodgeball matches and even a competitive local versus mode.

Haven Park

Haven Park indie game screenshot

August 5 on PC, Mac, Linux, Switch

Haven Park is an adventure game in which you play as young Flint, who is helping keep his grandmother’s park up and running. In this relaxing open world game, you’ll meet campers and learn their wishes before building what they desire. Also expect to get involved in whimsical conversations and quests and learn new skills.


Dreamscape screenshot

August 5 on PC, Switch

Dreamscaper is an action roguelike game that cycles between a action-packed nights and exploration-based days. In your nightmares, you fight your negative emotions with lucid powers in fast-paced combat with the constant threat of permadeath. By day, you explore the city of Redhaven and make friends as the protagonist Cassidy, allowing their hopes and memories ease your nightmares.

Original Indie Releases

August 2

  • Who Stole My Beard? (PC, Mac)
    • Adventure game

August 3

  • Svoboda 1945: Liberation (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • The Ramp (PC)
    • Skateboarding toy
  • Orbital Defence Command (PC)
    • Arcade puzzle shooter

August 4

  • Orbals (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle game

August 5

  • Star Hunter DX (Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Doomsday Vault (PC, Mac, Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Eluxia Enigma (PC)
    • Platformer

August 6

  • Lifeslide (PC)
    • Flight adventure game
  • The Night Way Home (PC)
    • Survival horror game
  • Tyfortress: Tactical Typing (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Typing action game
  • Misery Street (PC, Mac)
    • Adventure game
  • Satori (PC)
    • First-person platformer

August 7

  • Almost My Floor (PC)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Hunter Girls (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Runner platformer game
  • Life Can Be Amazing (PC)
    • Yuri visual novel
  • Mr.Knight (PC)
    • Tower defense strategy game
  • Space Amoeba – StarShip Constructor (PC)
    • Action-construction game
  • Razenroth 2 (PC)
    • Action RPG

Ports and Other Indie Releases

August 3

  • Deadly Days (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Roguelite strategy game

August 4

  • Enter Digiton: Heart of Corruption (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Metroidvania platformer
  • Castle Of Pixel Skulls (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Platformer
  • Solos (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action-puzzle game

August 5

  • The Falconeer: Warrior Edition (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Aerial combat game
  • A Monster’s Expedition (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Dating Life: Miley X Emily (Switch)
    • Yuri visual novel
  • I.F.O (Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • IIN (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle-platformer game

August 6

  • Castle Of Pixel Skulls (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Race Track Driver (Switch)
    • Racing game
  • The Last Survey (Switch)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition (Switch)
    • Action-adventure platformer
  • Zengeon (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Roguelite action RPG
  • Bone Marrow (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle RPG
  • Animus: Revenant (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action RPG
  • Goroons (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Local co-op puzzle game
  • No Thing (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Adventure game

Last week was also a heavy hitter when it came to in indie releases. Have a look at what came out then, including Omno, The Ascent, The Forgotten City, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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