Indie Game Releases of the Week: July 26 to August 1, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the adventure game Omno, soulslike action game Eldest Souls, shooter RPG The Ascent, and more.

This week, we’re going to be real with you. We’re seeing an absurd concentration of quality indie game releases starting tomorrow, and they cover every urge from roleplaying to exploration to action to shooting to mystery-solving, on and on…

We very highly recommend going through the Original Indie Releases section below the featured releases. It’s a terrific week for indies, and you don’t want to miss a minute of it.


Blightbound indie game screenshot

July 27 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Blightbound is a multiplayer dungeon crawler in which three players of distinct classes take on the fiendish abominations of a dark power known as the Blight. An ever-expanding RPG, Blightbound plans to keep adding new dungeons, new heroes, and new loot.

Blightbound comes from Awesomenauts devs Ronimo Games, and is published by veteran indie publishers Devolver Digital.

The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City indie game screenshot

July 28 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The Forgotten City is an adventure game set in a 2000-year-old Roman city stuck in a time loop with a curse: if one sins, everyone dies. You get to choose your character’s gender and origin, after which you must grapple with moral dilemmas, make difficult decisions in the intertwined community, and exploit the time loop to solve the mystery behind the downfall of the city.

The Forgotten City evolved out of a Skyrim mod of the same name, which is the first mod to win an Australian Writers Guild award.

Eldest Souls

Eldest Souls indie game screenshot

July 29 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Eldest Souls is a soulslike action game with brutal and fast-paced boss rush combat, in which a lone warrior with a greatsword of pure Obsydian must face off against the Old Gods who threaten to send the world into desolation. Apart from taking down menacing bosses, you will encounter NPCs, solve quest lines, and develop a unique build based on the rewards you earn from combat.

Developed by Fallen Flag Studio, Eldest Souls comes published by United Label, who previously published Röki.


Omno indie game screenshot

July 29 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Omno is an adventure game of exploration and discovery, in which you will travel across deserts, forests, and tundras while exploring the mysterious lifeforms encountered there.

Omno has been developed by solo developer Jonas Manke, who has been working on the game for 5 years now.

The Ascent

The Ascent screenshot

July 29 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The Ascent is an action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world where the corporations that owns everyone (including you) has collapsed, and its ruins have left a catastrophe for you to resolve. The game features both solo and co-op gameplay for up to 4 players, and has you customizing your character with cyber augmentations to improve your abilities.

The Ascent comes from developer Neon Giant, and is published by Curve Digital, known for such titles as Human: Fall Flat, Smoke and Sacrifice, and For the King.

Original Indie Releases

July 26

  • Pets No More (PC, Switch)
    • Arcade sports game
  • Intravenous (PC)
    • Stealth action game

July 27

  • Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Sereis X/S, Switch)
    • Action game
  • Tribes of Midgard (PC, PS4, PS5)
    • Survival RPG
  • Winds & Leaves (PS VR)
    • Adventure game
  • Idol Manager (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Management sim game
Intravenous indie game screenshot
Intravenous (Roman Glebenkov)

July 28

  • Unbound: Worlds Apart (PC, Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Trigger Witch (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action-adventure game

July 29

  • Paint the Town Red (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • First-person melee action game
  • B.ARK (PC, Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Banners of Ruin (PC, Switch)
    • Roguelike deckbuilder
  • Trigger Witch (Switch)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Infection Maze (Switch)
    • First-person shooter
  • Skydrift Infinity (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Arcade action game
  • Escape from Naraka (PC)
    • First-person action platformer
  • Reptiles: In Hunt (PC)
    • Action game
  • Space Tow Truck (PC)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • The Cyclist: Tactics (PC)
    • Tactics and strategy game
  • Kinduo (PC)
    • Co-op puzzle platformer
  • Alpaca Stacka (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Abomi Nation (PC)
    • Monster-taming RPG
Skydrift Infinity screenshot
Skydrift Infinity (Digital Reality & HandyGames)

July 30

  • Horror Tales: The Wine (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Survival horror game
  • Dungeon of Crawl (Switch)
    • First-person dungeon crawler RPG
  • Cuccchi (PC, Mac, Switch)
    • Art archive
  • Super Squidlit (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • No Longer Home (PC, Mac)
    • Adventure game
  • Heart Fragment (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Otome dating sim
  • Copper Odyssey (PC)
    • Japanese-style RPG
  • Eronoctosis: Put Yourself Together (PC)
    • Co-op horror game
  • Vomitoreum (PC, Linux)
    • First-person Metroidvania-style shooter
  • Matchsticks – Coffee Break Club (PC, Mac)
    • Puzzle game
  • Alzheimer’s: Memories (PC, Mac)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Beat Souls (PC)
    • Rhythm action game
  • Leaf Me Alone (PC)
    • Casual adventure game
  • Symbiotic Love (PC)
    • Yuri visual novel
No Longer Home screenshot
No Longer Home (Humble Grove & Fellow Traveller)

July 31

  • Time Tails (PC, Mac)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Adventures of Human Being (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Adventure game
  • Moonshot – The Great Espionage (PC, Linux)
    • Puzzle stealth platformer

Ports and Other Indie Releases

July 27

  • Synth Riders (PS VR)
    • Dance rhythm game

July 28

  • Colorful Colore (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle game

July 29

  • The Long Gate (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Kosmonavtes: Escape Reality (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • OS Omega (Switch)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Get Packed: Fully Loaded (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Multiplayer physics game
  • Flowlines Vs. (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle party game

July 30

  • Apple Slash (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Action game
  • 10 Second Ninja X (Switch)
    • Action-puzzle game
  • Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Xenogunner (Switch)
    • Run-and-gun platformer
  • Papa’s Quiz (Switch)
    • Trivia party game
  • Alone With You (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Inbento (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle game

And if you somehow made it out of this post with your wallet intact, let us help you empty it with last week’s releases, including Last Stop, Cris Tales, Death’s Door, and Mini Motorways.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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