Indie Game Releases of the Week: July 5 to 11, 2021
04 Jul, 2021
This week in indie games, we have the action game Boomerang X, multiplayer driving game Crash Drive 3, platformer My Maitê, and more.
It’s a subdued week for indie releases, but that just means that the smaller fellers have more time to get noticed. We’ve got driving, jumping, puzzling, adventuring, and boomerang-flinging action ahead of us, but don’t forget to have a look at the ports and other originals below!
Crash Drive 3
July 8 on PC, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch
Crash Drive 3 is a multiplayer driving game with a variety of competitive modes, including destroying a beach ball, chasing robbers as cops (or running from cops as robbers), stealing the king’s crown, and so on. The game is set in an open-world environment that you’re free to explore, and you can also level up your vehicles to upgrade them and unlock new vehicles (including tanks). The game features cross-play across platforms.
Indigo 7 Quest for Love
July 8 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch
Indigo 7 Quest for Love is a multiplayer puzzle game for up to 4 players that also includes a singleplayer story mode. You play as Nathan, who embarks on a musical adventure of love and friendship that spans 32 episodes. Other than that, there’s five more game modes you can play with your buddies.
July 8 on PC, Switch
Boomerang X is a 3D action game in which you fight off otherworldly nightmares while armed with nothing but a mystical boomerang. Not only can you use your boomerang to attack, but you can also slingshot to it. This added mobility and speed is crucial for beating the gooey creatures that have destroyed civilization.
July 8 on Switch
My Maitê is a 2D platformer rendered in pixel art, in which your objective is to clear levels and try to get to the protagonist’s daughter, Maitê – an intelligent girl who happens to live on the moon. The game packs 50 stages full of hazards (and balloons and trampolines) to play through.
Lona: Realm of Colors
July 9 on PC, Mac, Linux
Note: Lona: Realm of Colors was originally scheduled to release on June 18. It was delayed at the last moment to its current release date, so here we have it again! Here’s what we wrote about it the last time:
Lona: Realm of Colors is a point-and-click adventure game with a focus on art and narration, forgoing fetch quests and dialogue. The game has you bringing peace to the troubled protagonist Lona by exploring an abstraction of her story. Each level in the game has two sides, with each interacting with the other depending on your actions.
Original Indie Releases
- Rain Island: Orange (PC)
- Short boss rush shooter
- Infinite Golf 2 (Switch)
- Arcade golfing game
- Alone (PC)
- Precision platformer
- Adventures of Human Being (PC, Mac, Linux)
- Puzzle adventure game
Ports and Other Indie Releases
- The Sisters – Party of the Year (PS4, PS5, Switch)
- Arcade game with 4-player co-op
- Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (PS5)
- Action RPG
- Blitz Breaker (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
- Action platformer
- Out of Line (Switch)
- Puzzle platformer
- Aria Chronicle (Switch)
- Roguelike RPG
- Masagoro (Switch)
- First-person horror game
- Monument (Switch)
- Old-school-style first-person shooter
- Heart of the Woods (PS4, PS5, Switch)
- Yuri visual novel
- Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
- Visual novel
- Shopping Mall Parking Lot (Switch)
- Simulation game
- Blue Fire (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- 3D Action platformer
- Beasts of Maravilla Island (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Adventure game
- Imagine Earth (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Strategy game