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This week in indie games, we have the roguelite actioner Samurai Bringer, platformer Bot Gaiden, action-adventure Lila’s Sky Ark, and more.

This week’s indie games abound in fighting procedurally generated levels – be it as a metalhead, as an amnesiac child, or as a warrior deity. If that’s not your style, we also have an action platformer and an action-adventure game.

Look, it’s all about the fight this week – but do peruse our list of other original indie releases including Winter Ember, Terranova, Galactic Wars EX, A Day of Maintenance, and more!

Metal Tales: Overkill

Metal Tales Overkill indie game screenshot

April 21 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Metal Tales: Overkill is a roguelike shooter action game with a totally metal theme, in which you wield legendary guitars as weapons and use add-ons such as amps, all to overthrow the god Kuk.

The game’s playable characters are inspired by metal bands like Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, and it will require you to beat procedurally generated levels to become the Metal God.


Revita indie game screenshot

April 21 on PC, Switch

Revita is a twin-stick roguelike platformer in which you play as an unnamed child ascending a clock tower to recover his lost memories. You will be harvesting souls for power in what is described as ‘glass cannon’ gameplay, fighting across procedurally generated levels and retrying over and over after you die.

Samurai Bringer

Samurai Bringer screenshot

April 21 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch

Samurai Bringer is a roguelite action game in which you fight samurai and demons, working your way towards Yamata-no-Orochi, the powerful eight-headed dragon of Japanese mythology. You’ll face off against legendary warriors of Japan, and should you defeat them, you will be rewarded with weapons and armor.

Creating a versatile loadout with Combat Techniques that suit your playstyle is key in this game, which features procedurally generated levels and a roguelite progression system.

Lila’s Sky Ark

Lila's Sky Ark indie game screenshot

April 21 on PC, Mac, Linux

Lila’s Sky Ark is an action-adventure game with puzzles set in a psychedelic world of music where “the Conductor” is threatening to destroy all things musical and magical.

In your mission to unite the Spirits, you will battle enemies with rocks, face off against imposing bosses, hunt down alchemy recipes and solve puzzles that shed light on a story of depression, grief, and loneliness.

Bot Gaiden

Bot Gaiden indie game screenshot

April 22 on PC

Bot Gaiden is a 2D action platformer that’s all about going fast. You play as ninja robots trying to recover power skulls from Giorqio’s six hench-bots. The longer these skulls are in their possession, the stronger they will get – making it imperative that you get a move on. The faster you go, the easier the fight will be – but you will risk putting yourself in harm’s way.

The game features skill-balanced local co-op, so you don’t have to worry about your partner not being as good (or as bad) as you at the game.

Original Indie Releases

April 19

  • Winter Ember (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Stealth action game
  • Immortal Mantis (PC, Mac)
    • 2D survival horror game

April 20

  • Crushborgs (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D run ‘n gun platformer
  • Aircraft Carrier Survival (PC)
    • Simulation/strategy game
  • Through the Kill Screen (PC)
    • Adventure RPG

April 21

  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 3D puzzle platformer
  • Anuchard (PC, Switch)
    • Action-adventure RPG
  • Super Mega Zero (PC, Switch)
    • Precision platformer/Shoot ’em up
  • (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Simulation/management game
  • Galactic Wars EX (PC, PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • In the Mood (Switch)
    • Adult arcade puzzle game
  • NeonLore (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Rotund Zero (PC, Mac, Linux, Switch)
    • 2D precision platformer
  • Evasion From Hell (PC, Switch)
    • First-person platformer
  • Dragon Caffi (PC, Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Godlike Burger (PC)
    • Roguelike management game
  • Trolley Problem, Inc. (PC)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Velone (PC)
    • Automation puzzle game
  • Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator (PC)
    • Simulation/management game
  • Hats Are Not Allowed (PC)
    • Fighter RPG

April 22

  • Ganryu 2 – Hakuma Kojiro (PC, Switch)
    • 2D action platformer
  • Wizard Mike (Switch)
    • Logic puzzle game
  • Bit Orchard: Animal Valley (Switch)
    • Farming sim
  • Ratuz (PC)
    • Cinematic platformer/adventure game
  • Skabma – Snowfall (PC)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • A Day of Maintenance (PC)
    • Interactive fiction adventure game
  • Still Heroes (PC)
    • Interactive digital comic
  • Scarleth (PC)
    • Action-adventure RPG
  • The Mensional (PC, Mac)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Dastardly (PC)
    • 2D local platform fighter

April 23

  • Terranova (PC)
    • Interactive fiction adventure game
  • Remorse: The List (PC)
    • Survival horror game
  • The Hike (PC)
    • Survival horror game

Ports and Other Indie Releases

April 19

  • Catana (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle/strategy game

April 20

  • Catana (Switch)
    • Puzzle/strategy game
  • Liberated: Enhanced Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Action-adventure game

April 21

  • Deck of Ashes: Complete Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Deckbuilding tactics game
  • Roguebook (Switch)
    • Roguelike deckbuilding tactics game
  • The Last Friend (Switch)
    • Tower defence/brawler game
  • Rainbow Yggdrasil (Switch)
    • Roguelike RPG
  • Horror Stories (Switch)
    • Arcade survival horror game
  • Mokoko X (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Arcade adventure game

April 22

  • Castle Formers (Switch)
    • Strategy/survival game
  • LIT: Bend the Light (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Puzzle game
  • Ayo the Clown (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D action-adventure platformer

Last week’s indie releases included Sephonie, Lulu’s Temple, and Cat Cafe Manager! Check out all the releases we covered in last week’s round-up!


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