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10 Biggest Indie Games Coming Out Summer 2023

Indie games are not so tied to publishers and therefore do not have large marketing budgets and clear deadlines (like AAA games, for example). But still, it is often independent publishers that have more dedicated fans who are ready to wait for their releases. We have already shared with you indie game development features and now will provide you with a list of the best indie games to release this summer. Let’s begin!


1. Sea Of Stars


Release date: 29. August 2023


Sea Of Stars
Sea Of Stars. Source: https://www.nintendo.com/

Sea Of Stars is a game from Sabotage Studio developed for the PC platform. The project combines such genres and elements as RPG. Additionally, players highlight such game features as role-playing games, indie, deep story, and turn-based battles. The game is designed as a single-player, multiplayer modes are not provided.


The official description of the game reads:


“Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.”


2. Lies of Pi


Release date: August 2023 (changed - 19. September 2023)


Lies of Pi
Lies of Pi. Source: https://www.gamersglobal.de/

Lies of P is a new souls-like RPG from developer Round8 Studio and publisher NeoWiz based on the story of the adventures of Pinocchio. The player must help the protagonist fight against strong opponents and lie at every opportunity to become more like a person.


A dark action game in the spirit of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, based on the tale of Pinocchio. The protagonist, a revived mechanical boy, wakes up in the mad city of Krat and goes in search of his creator, Mr. Geppetto. The game has a deep combat system where you can combine weapons and change Pinocchio's body parts to gain new abilities. One of the main features of the action was the system of lies - the decisions made will be perceived as a lie or the truth, and influence the development of the story and the ending.


3. Tiny Thor


Release date: 5. June 2023


Tiny Thor
Tiny Thor. Source: https://www.epicgames.com/

Tiny Thor offers 16-bit graphics and Mjolnir-focused gameplay that guides our Norwegian hero through challenging levels full of obstacles. The game has convenient control, a dynamic game world, and notes of nostalgia.


This platform game is completed with exciting boss battles that will test the son of Odin.

Each realm has its own all-powerful opponents who want to stop Thor on his path to becoming a true god. You will have to use everything you have learned along the way to defeat them!


4. Goodbye Volcano High


Release date: 29. August 2023


Goodbye Volcano High
Goodbye Volcano High. Source: https://www.gameinformer.com/

The authors describe their brainchild as a cinematic narrative adventure about love, change, and the end of an era. The main character is the persona Fang, which users will have to take control of and live the last year at school, trying to fix everything before time runs out.


Declared:


  • full voice acting, where the voice of the leading character is Lachlan Watson, known for the TV series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina;

  • a branching narrative with the ability to make difficult choices with far-reaching consequences;

  • hand-drawn graphics and amazing character animation like in a cartoon;

  • the Unity engine that has performed well in Heaven's Vault, 80 Days, and Sorcery;

  • dinosaur mini-games and prehistoric interactions.

  • Goodbye Volcano High will be released on PlayStation 4 and 5 and on PC on Steam.

5. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk


Release date: 18. August 2023


Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. Source: https://www.nintendo.com/

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a game developed by Team Reptile for the PC platform. The project combines such genres and elements as a simulator. Additionally, players highlight such features of the game as action, adventure, 3d platformer, and 3d. The game is designed for a single passage, multiplayer modes are not provided.


The official description of the game reads:


“Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is 1 second per second of advanced funkstyle. Battle rival crews and dispatch military police to conquer the five boroughs of New Amsterdam. Become All City.”


6. Oxenfree 2


Release date: 12. July 2023


Oxenfree 2
Oxenfree 2. Source: https://www.theloadout.com/

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals is the sequel to the mystical thriller from Night School Studio. Five years after the events of OXENFREE, Riley returns to Kamen's hometown to study mysterious radio signals. The game will have a completely new cast of characters around the protagonist.


Night School Studio has already posted on Twitter a so-called “teaser” for the 2nd part of the game:


“We tried to stop it. We failed. Signals are breaking through into OXENFREE and we can't block them, no matter how many patches or changes we m🀫ke to the game. We're in troubl🀰. All of us.”


7. REPLACED


Release date: Summer 2023


REPLACED
REPLACED. Source: https://www.epicgames.com/

Replaced is a side-scrolling action-adventure arcade platformer set in a cyberpunk setting. In this world, human organs have become a currency, and everything is run by the sinister corporation Phoenix Corp. You have to play as an artificial intelligence named R.E.A.C.H., who ended up in a human body. And it is he who will have to travel through the streets and secluded corners of the neon-lit metropolis. AI will fight enemies, jump over obstacles, and communicate with NPCs.


8. My Time At Sandrock


Release date: Summer 2023


My Time At Sandrock
My Time At Sandrock. Source: https://www.epicgames.com/

My Time at Sandrock is the second game in the My Time series. It is currently developed and distributed by Pathea Games. At the moment, the game is in early access and undergoing beta testing of the multiplayer mode. The game can be purchased from electronic game stores such as Steam. The developers regularly release patches and add small updates so that we can test the functionality of the gameplay and report any bugs that arise. Like in My Time at Portia, the game is a sandbox farm. The player character will take on the role of the Master in the dilapidated oasis city of Sandrock.


9. Stray Gods


Release date: 3 August 2023


Stray Gods
Stray Gods. Source: youtube channel - GameTrailers

Stray Gods is an indie game single-player by Summerfall Studios. The game takes place in a modern fantasy world where the Greek gods live among ordinary people. A girl named Grace receives the power of the Muse, giving her the ability to inspire others to make music. But what happened to Grace's predecessor? A brave girl must unravel the mystery of the last Muse.


10. Venba


Release date: 31. July 2023


Venba
Venba. Source: https://gaminggadgets.de/

The story-driven cooking game Venba will launch on Switch alongside the previously announced PC (Steam) version in the summer of 2023, developer Visai Games has revealed.


Venba is a narrative cooking game where you play as an Indian mom who immigrated to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and recover lost recipes, have branching conversations, and explore family, love, loss, and more in this story.


These indie games are waiting for us this summer 2023. We think everyone can find something for themselves in this list!


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