Indie Game Releases of the Week: September 12 to 18, 2022

This week in indie games, we have the adventure game Wayward Strand, shooter-platformer Unichrome, survival game Ankora: Lost Days, and more.

We’ve got a hefty chonkin’ list of indie game releases for this week, and our featured picks will leave you stranded on a planet, traveling aboard an airborne hospital, dealing cards to save the realm, battling techno-folk creatures, and shooting down a distinct lack of color.

But there’s also a number of other original releases listed below, be sure not to miss those! Do check out The Spanish Privateer, Devoured by Darkness, Plunder Panic, Whateverland, and more!

Ankora: Lost Days

Ankora Lost Days screenshot

September 15 on PC, Switch

Ankora: Lost Days is a survival adventure game in which you explore the planet of Ankora as a junior ranger, where you are stranded. With crafting, adventuring, and meeting new friends, Mûn  the junior ranger will build herself a new home in the wild and connect with nature.

Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand indie game screenshot

September 15 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Wayward Strand is an adventure game set in a hospital that’s also an airship. Spending the weekend aboard the airborne hospital, Casey meets both patients and staff and ends up learning about their lives and unfolding their stories.

However, time passes the same for everyone in the airship, so you will have to decide which stories and characters to explore in the time that you have. The game features full voice acting in English, and encourages multiple playthroughs so that you can experience all there is to offer.

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami

Blind Fate Edo no Yami screenshot

September 15 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami is an action game set in an alternate universe medieval Japan that’s filled with high-tech machinery. The merciless shogunate relies on you – a cyber samurai – to enforce its will.

With a sightless protagonist, you must use sensors to detect weaknesses in enemies and fight robotic versions of creatures from Japanese folklore.


Foretales indie game screenshot

September 15 on PC, Switch

Foretales is a story-driven card game in which the fate of a cursed realm depends on a small-time thief and his companions. With a board-game feel and card-based gameplay, Foretales promises a new take on adventure games by way of “decksploration”.

Unichrome: A 1-Bit Unicorn Adventure

Unichrome indie game screenshot

September 16 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Unichrome: A 1-Bit Unicorn Adventure is a run-and-gun platforming adventure game with off-kilter comedy, in which a unicorn searches for color in a 1-bit world. The game’s retro art hearkens back to the Atari era, while its gameplay calls to mind Metal Slug and Megaman, all with a sense of comedy inspired by Rick and Morty and the Simpsons.

Original Indie Game Releases

September 12

  • Roadwarden (PC)
    • Text-based RPG

September 13

  • Devoured by Darkness (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Deadwater Saloon (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Freedom Planet 2 (PC)
    • Action platformer
  • Sunday Gold (PC)
    • Point-and-click turn-based adventure game
  • Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 (PC)
    • Action RPG
  • SCP: Secret Files (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Kamifuda (PC)
    • Visual novel / deckbuilding game
  • Input Chaos (PC)
    • Physics-based fighting game
  • Deneb: Across the Stars (PC)
    • Mouse-based platformer

September 14

  • You Suck at Parking (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Arcade driving/racing game
  • Devoured by Darkness (PS4, PS5)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Anyone’s Diary (PS VR)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Food Truck Simulator (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Zorbus (PC)
    • Roguelike dungeon crawler

September 15

  • Innocence Island (PC, Switch)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy (PC, Switch)
    • Turn-based tactical RPG
  • Paddles (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Arcade party game
  • Super Alloy Ranger (PC)
    • Side-scrolling action platformer
  • Technicity (PC)
    • First-person city-building game
  • Stones Keeper (PC)
    • Turn-based strategy game
  • Whateverland (PC)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Lost Beyond (PC)
    • First-person adventure exploration game
  • Handyman (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Lila’s Tale and the Hidden Forest (PC)
    • 2D platformer
  • Dr. Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Puzzle game

September 16

  • Plunder Panic (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Multiplayer action-arcade game
  • Devoured by Darkness (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Amazing Chicken Adventures (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 3D platformer
  • The Spanish Privateer (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Otome visual novel
  • Bark (PC)
    • Survival horror game
  • Sir Questionnaire (PC)
    • Roguelike RPG

September 17

  • Agonize (PC)
    • Co-op horror game
  • Tapering Tower (PC)
    • Arcade game

Ports and Other Indie Game Releases

September 13

  • Little Orpheus (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure platformer
  • Svoboda 1945: Liberation (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Sacred Valley (Switch)
    • Adventure game

September 14

  • Family Man (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Role-playing game
  • Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 3D Puzzle game
  • Maggie the Magnet (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (PS4, PS5)
    • Roguelite RPG

September 15

  • Bear and Breakfast (Switch)
    • Management game
  • Mozart Requiem (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Gold Crusader (Switch)
    • Action game
  • Last Beat Enhanced (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Beat ’em up
  • Saomi (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Precision platformer
  • Queen’s Garden – Sakura Season (Switch)
    • Puzzle management game
  • Gunslingers & Zombies (Switch)
    • Turn-based tactics game
  • Silent Sector (Switch)
    • Space RPG

September 16

  • The Dark Prophecy (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Knights and Guns (Switch)
    • 2D action game

Be sure to check out last week’s indie game releases, including Temtem, Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim, Jack Move, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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