Indie Game Releases of the Week: May 3 to 9, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the papery adventure Papetura, skating game Skate City, visual novel Dull Grey, and more.

It’s May! And that means we’ve got a bunch of indie games that you may be interested in. Our selection this month ranges from action RPG to visual novel to skating to point-and-click adventuring all the way to arcade puzzling.

Which ones are you considering picking up? Let us know below!

Ouroboros Dungeon

Ouroboros Dungeon indie game screenshot

May 3 on PC, Mac, Linux

Ouroboros Dungeon is an action RPG inspired by the 90s greats in the genre, presented with a top-down view and featuring an infinite dungeon. As the cursed hero of the game, you must navigate endless chambers and improve your abilities without any level cap holding you back.

Dull Grey

Dull Grey screenshot indie game

May 5 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PS Vita

Dull Grey is a visual novel about growing up in a retro-futuristic world, tackling themes of free will and the search of happiness. Among its inspirations are the films of Tarkovsky, the worlds of the Strugatsky brothers, and the works of Dostoevsky.

Skate City

Skate City indie game screenshot

May 6 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Skate City is a skating game that’ll take you to real-world skating spots in places across the world. Set to a lo-fi music, you can pull off a variety of tricks and complete the game’s many challenges, or take it easy in the Endless Skate mode. The game also features robust recording tools and extensive, unlockable character customization.


Papetura indie game screenshot

May 7 on PC, Mac

Papetura is a point-and-click adventure game crafted entirely out of paper. The dialogue-less story follows Pape and Tura, who must solve puzzles and interact with both their environments and other characters, all to stop the flaming monsters threatening to burn down their world. The game features music by Czech artist Floex, who you might know for composing the soundtrack to Machinarium.

Flowing Lights

Flowing Lights game screenshot

May 7 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Flowing Lights is an arcade puzzle shooter, where every encounter against your enemies is a puzzle to be solved. The arcade-inspired gameplay requires much trial-and-error, but failure is a part of the game, and if things don’t go your way, you can restart instantly. Apart from a 4-tier ranking system for each level, the game also features online leaderboards for an added challenge.

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Original Indie Releases

May 3

  • The Dream is Coming… (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Five Nations (PC)
    • Real-time strategy game

May 4

  • 7Days Origins (PC)
    • Adventure game

May 5

  • Namnokh (PC)
    • Puzzle platformer

May 6

  • Farm Manager 2021 (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Demeo (PC VR)
    • Turn-based strategy game
  • Liberation Mutagenix (PC)
    • Lemmings-like puzzle platformer
  • Cloud Cutter (PC)
    • Shoot ’em up

May 7

  • The Invisible Hand (PC)
    • Simulation adventure game
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Ports and Other Indie Releases

May 3

  • Spirits of Xanadu (Switch)
    • First-person exploration / shooter game

May 4

  • The Colonists (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Settlement builder, strategy game
  • Dark Nights with Poe and Munro (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • FMV adventure game

May 5

  • Infernal Radiation (Switch)
    • Arcade clicker
  • Boris the Rocket (Switch)
    • Survival / simulation game
  • The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Point-and-click adventure game

May 6

  • CyberHive (Switch)
    • Strategy adventure game
  • Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Roguelite action-platformer
  • Techno Tanks (Switch)
    • Arcade tank combat game

May 7

  • Total Arcade Racing (Switch)
    • Total Arcade Racing
  • Blink: Rogues (Switch)
    • Top-down shooter
  • C14 Dating (Switch)
    • Otome dating sim
  • Ninja Epic Adventure (Switch)
    • Arcade platformer
  • Super Disc Soccer (Switch)
    • Turn-based soccer-like game
  • Blazing Beaks (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Roguelite top-down shooter
  • Infestor (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Platformer
  • Kursk (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Adventure game

May 8

  • Olympic Basketball (Switch)
    • Basketball game

Don’t forget to check out last week’s releases, including Insurmountable, Skjoldur Story, and Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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