This week in indie games: we search for a legendary weapon, stick to walls, investigate a mystery in the 1920s, take on an energy corporation, and more!
It’s the first full month of February, and if you’re coming up short on games to gift your Valentine (who needs chocolates!), here’s some good ‘uns from the indie department. Doesn’t matter if you’ve got a computer, a PS4, an Xbox One or a Switch, this week’s spread is good and even. Check out the indie games releasing this week!
Mercenary Kings Reloaded (6th February on PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Developer: Tribute Games
Publisher: Tribute Games
Mercenary Kings is a 2D action game in which you play as one of the titular Mercenary Kings, the most fearsome mercenaries in the world. Your goal in this game is to take down the forces of CLAW (with a name like that, you know they’re the baddies).
Dandara (6th February on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Developer: Long Hat House
Publisher: Raw Fury
Dandara is a Metroidvania platformer in which you play as the heroine Dandara as she fights oppression and brings balance to the world of Salt. While playing as the Brazilian heroine of legend, you can stick to walls and ceilings, making this one a particularly “directionless” title.
Marooners (6th February on PS4, Xbox One)
Marooners is a wild party game in which the action unexpectedly switches between different gameplay set-ups. The key to beating your friends in this title is to master the constant switching-up and well, avoiding death.
Pinstripe (7th February on Xbox One)
Developer: Thomas Brush
Publisher: Armor Games
Pinstripe is a platformer-adventure game in which you play as Teddy, an ex-minister searching for his daughter Bo, who has been taken by the Devil. As you wander the scenic sights of Hell, Teddy will undergo quite the emotional journey.
Aegis Defenders (8th February on PC, PS4, Mac, Switch)
Developer: GUTS Department
Publisher: Humble Bundle
Aegis Defenders blends Metroidvania with tower defence to create an unusual mix of action and strategy. You play as the Ruinhunters in a dark age, where factions fight for control over ancient technology. You are searching for the legendary weapon named Aegis, and to find it, you will have to explore, build and above all, defend.
Aperion Cyberstorm (8th February on Switch, 9th February on PC)
Developer: aPriori Digital
Publisher: aPriori Digital
Aperion Cyberstorm is a twin-stick bullet hell game that supports up to 5 players, and has you flying through hostile worlds to find the team that abandoned you. Apart from a campaign mode, the game also has a versus mode and an ‘onslaught’ survival mode.
Attack of the Earthlings (8th February on PC, Mac, Linux)
Developer: Team Junkfish
Publisher: Junkfish Limited
Attack of the Earthlings is a turn-based tactics game that combines stealth and action with dark comedy storyline. In the game, you play as an alien species called the Swarmers, which must stealthily take down employees of Galactoil, a dysfunctional energy corporation poised to take all the energy it can get.
Disc Jam (8th February on Switch)
Developer: High Horse Entertainment
Publisher: High Horse Games
Disc Jam is an indie sports game for 2-4 players that plays out as something of a cross between tennis and air hockey. You have to retrieve and throw a glowing disc, and you can unleash special abilities while you’re at it.
Meanders (8th February on PC)
Developer: Atomic Breath
Publisher: Atomic Breath
Meanders is an indie first-person platformer and puzzler set in a ‘sparkling’ world that’s full of cool blues. Looks relaxing and challenging at once.
A Case of Distrust (8th February on PC, Mac)
Developer: The Wandering Ben
Publisher: Serenity Forge
A Case of Distrust is a very stylish-looking narrative adventure set in 1924 San Francisco. The private detective heroine must solve a crime mystery using the skills she has, while also dealing with issues like racism, poverty and emancipation.
- 6 Feb – Black Hole (Switch)
- 6 Feb – Bleed 2 (PS4; 9th February on Xbox One)
- 7 Feb – The Darkside Detective (Switch)
- 7 Feb – Lost God (PC, Mac)
- 7 Feb – Dye (Xbox One)
- 7 Feb – Little Triangle (Xbox One)
- 8 Feb – Rysen (PC)
- 8 Feb – ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun (Switch)
- 9 Feb – Starpoint Gemini Warlords (Xbox One)
- 9 Feb – Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition (Xbox One)
- 9 Feb – Far Out (PC, Mac, Linux)
- 10 Feb – Deadly Escape (PC, Mac, Linux)
- 10 Feb – Paradox Soul (PC)
- 10 Feb – Lost in Space (PC, Mac, Linux)