Indie Game Releases of the Week: September 5 to 11, 2022

This week in indie games, we have the monster dating sim Kaichu, creature collector RPG Temtem, stealth action game Justice Sucks, and more.

And we’re back! This week’s roundup of indie game releases includes monsters to collect, monsters to defeat, and monsters to… date? But we’re also battling in cyberspace and sucking up blood as a robot vacuum cleaner.

You know, the usual indie game shenanigans – that is to say, you never know that to expect.

Be sure to check out the other indie releases listed below the featured ones, including Roadwarden, Circus Electrique, Nine Noir Lives, and Railbound!


Temtem indie game screenshot

September 6 on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature collection RPG in which you gather your Temtems and adventure in the Airborne Archipelago. Pokémon MMO? Pokémon MMO.

Apart from the expected stuff like catching Temtems and battling other tamers, you will also be able to customize your house and join your friend’s adventure. All of this is of course, backed up by a dynamic online world made up of other Temtem players.

Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim

Kaichu indie game screenshot

September 7 on PC, Linux, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Kaichu is a dating sim starring kaijus – that is, giant monsters like Godzilla and Mothra. You play as Gigachu, who’s out looking for love and must travel twenty-four landmarks across the world to find the kaiju of their dreams.

The game is entirely non-linear and is based on compatibility questions that will determine your fit with each of the six date-able kaijus. And of course, you get to destroy plenty of monuments in your courtship.

Tower Princess

Tower Princess screenshot

September 8 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch

Tower Princess is a 3D roguelike action platformer game, in which you play as a valiant knight out to rescue princesses – all of the princesses.

As it turns out, an evil dragon has imprisoned all the royal heirs of the world, so you must now fight through its dungeons to rescue the princesses and manage dating them. Despite the cute visuals and premise, the developers assure us that the game is inspired by classic 3D platformers and Dark Souls games alike.

Justice Sucks

Justice Sucks indie game screenshot

September 8 on PC PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Justice Sucks is a stealth action game in which you control a robot vacuum cleaner on a quest for revenge. In an attempt to save his family from burglars, Dusty the robot vacuum cleaner is sent into the TV dimension.

To defeat the evil FamilyCorp, Dusty must keep a low profile, hack smart devices, wreak havoc, and of course, clean up the mess. Sucking up blood gives vacuum cleaners special powers, after all. Didn’t you know?

Jack Move

Jack Move screenshot

September 8 on PC, Mac

Jack Move is a Japanese-style role-playing game in which you play as vigilante hacker Noa Solares, who’s out to rescue her missing father after he is abducted by the megacorp Monomind.

The game blends gritty cyberpunk storytelling with turn-based battles, all rendered in ‘hi-bit’ pixel art. The game’s combat system involves single-party-member battles that take place in cyberspace. You can change up your software in-battle to customize your role, and upgrade your hardware over the long run to get more powerful.

Original Indie Game Releases

September 5

  • Turpedo (PC)
    • Arcade-action party game
  • Chambers of Devious Design (PC)
    • Strategy base-building game

September 6

  • Circus Electrique (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Tactics / RPG / Management hybrid
  • Railbound (PC, Mac)
    • Puzzle game
  • Pushing Crates (PC)
    • Sliding puzzle game
  • Terrorform (PC, Mac)
    • Old-school-style first-person shooter

September 7

  • Nine Noir Lives (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Point-and-click adventure game
  • Trail Out (PC)
    • Arcade racing game
  • Machina Blade (PC)
    • Roguelike action platformer with co-op

September 8

  • Game Type DX (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • The Gallery (PC, PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • FMV Adventure game
  • Pandaty (Switch)
    • 2D platformer
  • Linked Mask (PC)
    • 2D platformer
  • Roadwarden (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Text-based role-playing game
  • Isle of Arrows (PC, Mac)
    • Tower defense strategy game
  • Block’Em! (PC)
    • Platformer party game

September 9

  • The End is Nahual: If I May Say so (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Castle Walker (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action platformer
  • One Dreamer (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Taiji (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Doko Roko (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • 2D action platformer
  • Wilderplace (PC)
    • Adventure game

Ports and Other Indie Game Releases

September 8

  • Skycadia (Switch)
    • First-person aerial combat game
  • Wind of Shuriken (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • 2D action platformer
  • BPM: Bullets Per Minute (Switch)
    • Roguelike first-person shooter
  • The Hand of Glory (Switch)
    • Point-and-click adventure game

September 9

  • Haiku, the Robot (Switch)
    • Metroidvania-style action-adventure platformer
  • To Leave (Switch)
    • Adventure platformer
  • Catmaze (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Metroidvania-style action-adventure platformer

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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