Promising Indie Game Releases – December 2021 – Giant robots, cartoon violence and a bit of relaxation

Gare – Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:05 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s December 2021 edition of Promising Indie Game Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

In any case, let’s get right down to it.


Mechajammer is described as a „tactical cyberpunk turn-based RPG” that takes place in a gritty, grimy jungle colony – it also looks like it’s time-traveled here all the way from the golden age of the 90s, so if you’re in need of something dark, stylish and mouth-wateringly retro, this could be your game for December.

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm

But maybe you’d like a bit of an encore to this year’s Halloween season by picking something spooky and weird, in which case, you might want to take a look at Happy’s Humble Burger Farm. As an employee at the titular burger joint, it’s your job to keep the food coming and the customers happy under uniquely chaotic working conditions, all the while exploring the darkest, most horrifying secrets of New Elysian City. Happy cookin’!

Aeterna Noctis

2D metroidvanias are like ice cream – there are plenty of flavors, and almost everyone has a favorite. So here’s another flavor for December, titled Aeterna Noctis. The game tells an epic tale laden with twist and turns as you take on the role of the so-called King of Darkness, an immortal warrior fated to do eternal battle with the Queen of Light. Challenging battles, plenty of platforming and 16 interconnected zones await – you know the rest. Get adventuring, hero!


Featuring stylish, anime-inspired visuals in black and white, Wolfstride tells the tale of Dominique Shade, an exiled former yakuza who, upon inheriting an old mecha by the name of Cowboy, decides to join his old partners in crime to enter the Ultimate Golden God Tournament. Intrigue, unfolding secrets and turn-based robot battles ensue – Rain City is yours to explore.

Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue

The city is on fire – literal fire – and it’s your job to save it. Firegirl has you become a freshly-appointed rescue officer eager to prove her worth: so grab your fire axe and hose (which is also somehow your jetpack; just roll with it) and start rescuing civilians trapped inside procedurally generated buildings!

The Crackpet Show

Get ready for some good ol’ cartoon ultraviolence, because The Crackpet Show has come to town with its unique blend of entertainment. Entertainment that involves brutal TV show battles between fuzzy little woodland creatures. Don’t let your opponent’s cuteness fool you, however: if it bleeds, you can – and should – kill it. Them’s the rules.

Deiland: Pocket Planet

In the mood for a bit of rest & relaxation for the holidays? If so, look no further than Deiland: Pocket Planet, a game in which you customize and take care of your own little planet. Gather food, look after your farm animals and manage your crops as the weather cycles through the four seasons, while also exploring the protagonist’s own personal story.

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo

Freely inspired by the universe of Alfred Hitchcock, this psychological thriller toys with perceptions of reality – protagonist Ed Miller is a writer who suffers a car crash, but strangely enough, escapes it mostly unscathed. The thing is, Ed is certain his wife and daughter were also with him, even though no one was actually found at the wreckage. The game aims to explore several timelines and characters while gradually unraveling a story that tackles themes of obsession, manipulation and madness.

And that’s our list for now! Did you discover a new indie game to look forward to? Well, we hope you did. In any case, don’t forget to check back in about a month for our next episode, where we’ll be taking a look at the indie games of January 2022!

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