Indie Game Releases of the Week: December 6 to 12, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the crafting adventure Wytchwood, precision platformer Love 3, puzzle platformer White Shadows, and more.

We’re getting into some serious adventuring this week in indie game releases, whether it’s in gothic fairy tale woods, oppressive black-and-white dystopias, or pirate-ridden high seas.

But wait, there’s more! We’ve also got the next game in the classic platforming series Love, as well as… uh… Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator. There’s nothing I can say to introduce that game than present the game’s title itself.

Love 3

Love 3 screenshot

December 7 on PC, Switch

Love 3 is a precision platformer in which you control lone survivor fiveEight, who must who must navigate a harrowing apocalyptic world rendered in minimalistic style. The game allows for adaptive play, such as setting your own checkpoints and number of lives or including a slow mode. It also includes every level from predecessor games Love, Love 2: Kuso, and Love Remastered.

Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator

Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator indie game screenshot

December 7 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator is a market tycoon simulation game with a very self-explanatory title. As you deal in a variety of grisly commodities, you’ll experience fast-paced trading, existential dread, dark humor, and plenty of body horror.

White Shadows

White Shadows indie game screenshot

December 7 on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

White Shadows is a puzzle-platformer set in a monochromatic dystopian world that’s built on violence and oppression. You play as Ravengirl, who must journey in an attempt to escape a twisted city, where she finds herself at the bottom of the social hierarchy.


Wytchwood indie game screenshot

December 9 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Wytchwood is a crafting adventure game in which you get to play as an old witch of the woods in a world of gothic fables. You’ll be collecting ingredients from the wild, brewing them into strange and exotic concoctions, solving puzzles, braving monsters, and passing judgement upon the characters you encounter.

Cleo – A Pirate’s Tale

Cleo A Pirate's Tale screenshot

December 12 on PC, Mac

Cleo – A Pirate’s Tale is an adventure game that takes equally from classic LucasArts adventure games as from The Legend of Zelda. You play as the cynical 14 year old Cleo, who, after finding a pirate logbook and seeing a ghost, sets off on her very own pirate adventure. The game features full voice acting in English and German, mini-games, and a thoroughly nostalgic flair.

Original Indie Releases

December 7

  • Heavenly Bodies (PC, PS4, PS5)
    • Physics-based simulation game
  • Wolfstride (PC)
    • Role-playing game

December 8

  • Kubinashi Recollection (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Looking for Aliens (PC)
    • Hidden object game
  • LawnMower City (PC, Linux)
    • Arcade action game
  • Unstrong: Space Calamity (PC)
    • 3D Platformer
  • Fire & Steel (PC)
    • Aerial action game

December 9

  • Super Impossible Road (Switch)
    • Arcade racing game
  • The Wishing Stone (PC, Mac)
    • Visual novel / point-and-click adventure game

December 10

  • Wrought Flesh (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • First-person shooter
  • Mothered (PC)
    • Role-playing horror game
  • Ripshot (PC)
    • Arcade racing game

December 11

  • Cat Box Paradox (PC)
    • Platformer
  • Ashi (PC)
    • Platformer
  • A Distant Stabbing (PC)
    • Arcade precision platformer

Ports and Other Indie Releases

December 7

  • Beyond a Steel Sky (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Ever Forward (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure puzzle game
  • Twelve Minutes (PS4, PS5)
    • Adventure game

December 8

  • Ball laB (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 2D Platformer
  • Transient: Extended Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Winds & Leaves (PC VR)
    • Adventure game

December 9

  • Loop Hero (Switch)
    • Tactical RPG
  • Rico: London (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • First-person shooter
  • Antarctica 88 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Survival horror game

December 10

  • A Year of Springs (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Visual novel collection
  • Memories of East Coast (Switch)
    • Visual novel
  • Alexio (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Platformer
  • Collapsed (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action-platformer
  • Mini Madness (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Arcade racing game
  • Mr. Prepper (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Survival simulation game
  • Trash Quest (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Metroidvania platformer
  • Vaporum: Lockdown (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • First-person grid-based dungeon crawler RPG

Did you catch last week’s indie releases? We covered Mechajammer, Solar Ash, Archvale, Rubber Bandits, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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