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This week in indie games, we have the 2D platformer Lulu’s Temple, 3D platformer Sephonie, management game Cat Cafe Manager, and more.

Platforming is the theme of the week, and we’ve got it in some rather creative ways, too. The indie games of this week will have you playing as a biologist, an archeologist, a cat cafe manager, a space warrior, and even a girl who steals powers from a superhero.

Be sure to check out the other original indie games below the featured ones, including RUN: The World In-Between, TAPE: Unveil the Memories, Athanasy, and more.


Sephonie indie game screenshot

April 12 on PC, Mac

Sephonie is a story-driven 3D platformer from the creators of Anodyne 1 & 2, in which you play as three shipwrecked biologists exploring Sephonie Island, where they will link with unidentified species and deal with their own personal histories.

The game features accrobatic movement with grappling and wallrunning, and also a unique “Puzzle Grid” system to link to species with.


B.I.O.T.A. indie game screenshot

April 12 on PC

B.I.O.T.A. is a metroidvania action-platformer in which you cleanse a mining colony of a brutal alien plague. You’ll have to face off against deadly monsters and mutated miners if you hope to rescue the scientists and uncover the truth of what happened.

This retro-themed game gives you a selection of heroes and guns, as well as crafts like a mech, a submarine, and a spaceship. You can even change the game’s color palette from 54 options of 4-color palettes.

Epiphany City

Epiphany City screenshot

April 12 on PC, Mac

Epiphany City is a story-centric puzzle adventure game in which you use magical picture frames to manipulate the world around you. You play as Lily, who steals superpowers from the world’s strongest superhero and must save the world – even though she’s not meant to.

Lily will have to overcome her loss of hope by solving problems in creative ways – be it changing time, bringing paintings to life, or re-imagining objects.

Lulu’s Temple

Lulu's Temple indie game screenshot

April 14 on PC

Lulu’s Temple is a 2D platformer in which you play an archeologist trapped inside an Egyptian pyramid. Thankfully, you’ve got a gun to shoot the undead with, and you’ve got a torch that you can use to light up the darkness a little bit.

With these tools and the help of a mysterious golden scarab, you must make tricky decisions with limited visibility and ever-present danger.

Cat Cafe Manager

Cat Cafe Manager indie game screenshot

April 14 on PC, Switch

Cat Cafe Manager is a management game about taking over your grandmother’s cat cafe. Set in a sleepy village with plenty of cats, you’ll be free to renovate your restaurant as you wish, and you’ll also befriend the local felines, build a staff, uncover mysteries, and build the most purr-fect cat cafe imaginable.

Original Indie Releases

April 12

  • Happi Basudei (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D arcade platformer
  • The Lost Oregon City Gold (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Adventure game

April 13

  • Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread (Switch)
    • 2D action adventure game
  • Car Detailing Simulator (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Regular Factory: Escape Room (PC)
    • Escape room puzzle game
  • Feartten Noir Story (PC)
    • 2D platformer

April 14

  • RUN: The World In-Between (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 2D precision platformer
  • Shooting Star Island (Switch)
    • 3D platformer
  • Reef Rivals (PC)
    • Party game
  • Package Inspector (PC)
    • Management adventure game
  • TAPE: Unveil the Memories (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Athanasy (PC)
    • Visual novel

April 15

  • Robo Wars (Switch)
    • Platform fighting game

April 16

  • Fairy Deer (PC)
    • Kinetic visual novel

Ports and Other Indie Releases

April 12

  • Cathedral (PS4, PS5)
    • 2D Metroidvania action platformer

April 13

  • Limb Hunter (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D action platformer

April 14

  • Bush Hockey League (Switch)
    • Arcade hockey game
  • Tormented Souls (Switch)
    • Survival horror game
  • Nobody Saves the World (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • 2D action RPG
  • Urban Cards (Switch)
    • Deckbuilding roguelike strategy game
  • Sockventure (Switch)
    • Precision platformer
  • Death Park 2 (Switch)
    • Horror action game
  • Toodee and Topdee (Switch)
    • 2D platformer and puzzle game hybrid
  • Labyrinth of the Chaka King (Switch)
    • 2D platformer
  • Rotund Rebound (Switch)
    • 2D precision platformer
  • Inner Voices (Switch)
    • Horror adventure game
  • Road 96 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • PopSlinger (PC)
    • 2D shooter

April 15

  • Lumberhill (Switch)
    • Arcade party game
  • A Sketchbook About Her Sun (Switch)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition 2 (Switch)
    • Simulation game
  • Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Dating and farming sim
  • Battle Kid – Fortress of Peril (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Made-for-retro platformer
  • Sally Face (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Adventure game

For more indie game releases from April, check out our round-up from last week, including Chinatown Detective Agency, Forgive Me Father, Circle Empires Tactics, and more!


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