Indie Game Releases of the Week: May 23 to 29, 2022

This week in indie games, we have the 3D platformer Kao the Kangaroo, tactics game Floppy Knights, 2D platformer Moo Lander, and more.

We’re looking at such a great week on indie games ahead that we couldn’t restrict them to just five this time around. Nostalgia is a particular theme this time around, with games that evoke the times of floppy disks and arcade machines – as well as good ol’ 3D platformers.

If none of that strikes your fancy, we also have roguelike exploration games that should scratch your more adventurous itch.

Floppy Knights

Floppy Knights indie game screenshot

May 24 on PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Floppy Knights is a card-based tactics game in which you use projections summoned from floppy disks to fight turn-based battles. You play as the talented inventor Phoebe, who must use the Floppy Knights to victory by crafting card decks and creating a winning strategy.

Out There: Oceans of Time

Out There: Oceans of Time indie game screenshot

May 26 on PC

Out There: Oceans of Time is a space exploration game that combines roguelike elements, resource management, and interactive fiction all in one. You explore a vast galaxy that hosts a variety of lifeforms. You will have to build allies with trade and diplomacy if you wish to succeed to stopping the cosmic threat named ‘Archon’.

Kao the Kangaroo

Kao the Kangaroo indie game screenshot

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

Kao the Kangaroo is a 3D platformer that takes afteer the golden age of the genre. After his dad goes missing, Kao the Kangaroo sets off on a quest across varied regions to uncover the truth. Your gloved kangaroo hero will have to battle his foes while jumping and collecting his way through many colorful environments.

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers

Arcade Spirits The New Challengers indie game screenshot

May 27 on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers is a visual novel about seeking love and friendship while playing in an arcade. Set in an alternate timeline 21st century in which arcades never went away, you will have to seek a partner, defeat rivals, uncover an arcade conspiracy, and of course, date or build friendships with any of the characters.

Moo Lander

Moo Lander screenshot

May 27 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Moo Lander is a 2D adventure platformer in which you control the last remaining spaceship left to your civilization. Your mission is to find the source of infinite amounts of milk, for which you must solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Cow bosses will further come with ‘Cow AI’, which you will have to master to defeat.

Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy

Unexplored 2 indie game screenshot

May 27 on PC

Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy is a roguelite RPG with a tabletop RPG feel in which your choices have weight. Even after your character (perma-)dies, the world will persist, and your next character will explore a world marked by the decisions of the previous explorer. The game features a vast range of systems that make for generative storytelling – all the more so as the game has no grind, experience points, or gold.

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Original Indie Releases

May 24

  • Injection π23 ‘Ars regia’ (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Survival horror game
  • Spacelines from the Far Out (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Co-op management game
  • Voodoo Detective (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Point-and-click adventure game

May 25

  • Lab Crisis (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle game
  • Sonority (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Legendary Knight (PC)
    • 2D action platformer
  • Uninvited (PC)
    • Horror adventure game
  • Tarot: Theo’s Quest (PC, Mac)
    • Card-based adventure game
  • Mirador (PC)
    • Action-adventure game

May 26

  • Beatus Creation Solitaire (PC, Switch)
    • Solitaire card game
  • Hellslave (PC)
    • Dungeon crawler RPG
  • Nora: The Wannabe Alchemist (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Simulation / adventure game
  • Rota (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Endless Thief: a Furry Stealth Adventure (PC)
    • Stealth game
  • Very Very Valet (PC, Mac, PS5, Switch)
    • Couch co-op party game

May 27

  • Lightout 2 (PC)
    • Horror adventure game
  • Soot (PC)
    • Simulation / strategy game
  • Hellstuck: Rage With Your Friends (PC, Mac)
    • Co-op precise platformer
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Ports and Other Indie Releases

May 24

  • Kruger (PS4, PS5)
    • 2D platformer

May 25

  • Amazing Superhero Squad (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Management game
  • Blow & Fly (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Zombo Buster Advance (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Tower defense game
  • The Walking Zombie 2 (PS4, PS5)
    • First-person shooter

May 26

  • Pride Dance: Out and Proud (Switch)
    • Rhythm and strategy game

May 27

  • Super Toy Cars Offroad (Switch)
    • Racing game
  • Freezer Pops (Switch)
    • Bara visual novel
  • Remote Life (Switch)
    • Side-scrolling shoot ’em up
  • Farm Tycoon (Switch)
    • Management game
  • Swords & Bones (Xbox One, Xbox Seris X/S)
    • 2D action-platformer

May 28

  • Trigger Witch (PC)
    • Twin-stick shooter

Looking for more? Last week’s round-up of indie game releases included such titles as Recursive Ruin, Apico, Eternal Threads, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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