Indie Game Releases of the Week: September 26 to October 2, 2022

This week in indie games, we have the adventure game The Spirit and the Mouse, farming sim Hokko Life, beer brewing sim Brewmaster, and more!

We’re back this week with another sprawling mass of indie game releases, and this time around, we’ve even got something of a theme!\

It’s all about villages this week, as you’ll find yourself restoring electricity to one as a mouse, or building houses and furniture for the locals, or conduction excavations that will lead to nothing horrific whatsoever, or do tarot readings and date villagers as a witch! We’ve also thrown in a beer brewing simulator, which you can pretend is set in a village, I guess?

Be sure to check the other original releases below the featured ones, including Moonscars, C.A.R.L., The Fridge is Red, Monorail Stories, Bonelab, and Airoheart!

The Spirit and the Mouse

The Spirit and the Mouse indie game screenshot

September 26 on PC, Switch

The Spirit and the Mouse is a narrative adventure game in which you play as the tiny mouse Lila and bring electric light to the people of Saint-et-Clare, a French village.

You’ll explore every nook and cranny of the village, listen to villagers’ woes, using electricity-based powers, and retrieving ‘Kibblins’ – mischievous electric spirits that are running amok.

Hokko Life

Hokko Life screenshot

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

Hokko Life is a community sim game with farming and a creative aspect that lets you design furniture and items for the townsfolk of your new residence, the village of Hokko.

The game features a workshop where you can freely paint and design objects for your new village friends, and you can even build and decorate houses for them. There’s many more activities in the offing, including fishing and catching insects, digging, and chopping trees.

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow screenshot


September 28 on PC, Mac, Linux

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow is a point-and-click adventure with a folk horror tinge that takes you to the moors of rural Victorian England and has you exploring the horror that lies beyond the excavation of… well, Hob’s Barrow.

You play as Thomasina Bateman, who finds herself confronted by strange events and stranger dreams as she attempts to uncover the secrets of Hob’s Barrow amidst suspicious locals.


Brewmaster indie game screenshot

September 29 on PC

Brewmaster is a beer brewing simulation game with realistic chemistry simulation to make your digital beers as close to the real thing as possible.

You get to pick from a wide variety of ingredients to use, create your own recipes, and even share them on Steam Workshop (on PC). Apart from that, you can also customize your home brewery and equipment, as well as design labels, create brands, and enter competitions.

Witchy Life Story

Witchy Life Story indie game screenshot

September 30 on PC

Witchy Life Story is a crafting sim and adventure game with cute and cozy vibes, where you play as a witch helping the locals of Flora with their upcoming Harvest Festival.

You can design your witch as you see fit, and then gather herbs, brew potions, make new friends in the locals, conduct guided meditations, tarot readings, and many other activities.

Original Indie Game Releases

September 26

  • The Matriarch (PC)
    • Social deduction game
  • Outcore: Desktop Adventure (PC)
    • User interface adventure game

September 27

  • Life in Willowdale: Farm Adventures (Switch)
    • Action-adventure, life sim game
  • Moonscars (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Side-scrolling action game
  • One Hell of a Ride (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action racing game
  • Black Witchcraft (PC)
    • Action RPG
  • Dome Keeper (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Strategy management game
  • Dual Universe (PC)
    • First-person MMO
  • Kredolis (PC)
    • Exploration adventure game
  • The Fridge is Red (PC)
    • First-person horror adventure game
  • Flippin Misfits (PC)
    • 3D arena fighting game

September 28

  • Frogice (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Work From Home (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Co-op party game
  • Our Mountain (PC)
    • Adventure game

September 29

  • C.A.R.L. (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 2D Platformer
  • Martian Panic (Switch)
    • Arcade action game
  • Railgrade (PC, Switch)
    • Management simulation game
  • Funtasia (PC, Switch)
    • Side-scrolling racing game
  • Bonelab (PC VR, Quest 2)
    • Physics action game
  • Mythic (PC)
    • 2D roguelite action MMO
  • Paper Bride 3 Unresolved Love (PC)
    • Puzzle adventure game

September 30

  • Airoheart (PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Action-adventure RPG
  • One Hell of a Ride (Switch)
    • Action racing game
  • Rabio (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D precision platformer
  • Undetected (PC)
    • Stealth action game
  • Monorail Stories (PC)
    • Multiplayer narrative adventure game
  • BrightSeeker (PC)
    • Action RPG
  • Here to Stay (PC)
    • Strategy game
  • IMAGO: Beyond the Nightmares (PC)
    • Horror adventure game

October 1

  • Hazelnut Hex (Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up

October 2

  • Kattish (Switch)
    • Puzzle-platformer game

Ports and Other Indie Game Releases

September 27

  • Tunic (Switch)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Penko Park (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Casual Challenge Players’ Club (PS4, PS5)
    • Arcade pool game
  • Watcher Chronicles (PS4, PS5)
    • Side-scrolling action game
  • Windfolk (PC)
    • Aerial third-person shooter

September 28

  • Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary (Switch)
    • First-person puzzle game
  • Tip Top: Don’t Fall! (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Arcade-style climbing game

September 29

  • Treasures of The Roman Empire (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Crossroads Inn: A Fantasy Tavern Sim (Switch)
    • Management simulation game
  • Let’s Build a Zoo (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Management simulation game
  • Host 714 (Switch)
    • Stealth game
  • Escape Goat (Switch)
    • Puzzle platformer
  • Burger Patrol (Switch)
    • Arcade game
  • Shirone: the Dragon Girl (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Fashion Friends (Switch)
    • Arcade game collection
  • Dorfromantik (Switch)
    • Strategy / city builder game
  • Voodoo Detective (Switch)
    • Point-and-click acventure game
  • Moon Dancer (Switch)
    • Vertical shoot ’em up
  • Weedcraft Inc (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Strategy / Management game
  • Running On Magic (PS4, PS5)
    • Forced-runner platformer game
  • Undungeon (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Action RPG
  • Post Void (PS4, PS5)
    • First-person shooter
  • Apico (PS4, PS5)
    • Simulation game

September 30

  • Caffeine: Victoria’s Legacy (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure visual novel
  • Shotgun Farmers (Switch)
    • Multiplayer first-person shooter
  • Lemon Cake (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Management simulation game
  • Bunny Park (Switch)
    • Simulation game
  • Hot Tentacles Shooter (PS4, PS5)
    • Adult shoot ’em up
  • Blade Assault (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Rouge-lite side-scrolling action game

October 1

  • Dinogotchi (Switch)
    • Animal simulation game
  • Mission 1985 (Switch)
    • Run ‘n gun action game

Don’t miss out on the games that came out earlier this month, including Wayward Strand, Unichrome, and Blind Fate: Edo no Yami!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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