Promising Indie Game Releases – May 2022 – Tiny witches, broken spaceships and a bit of samurai action

Gare – Monday, May 2, 2022 4:39 PM
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Welcome to GTOGG’s May 2022 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.


Souldiers is a game whose demo I briefly sampled not too long ago, and I quite vividly recall coming away from it highly impressed. Sporting incredible pixel art, tight, responsive controls and a fairly interesting narrative to boot, Souldiers is everything I could ever want from a Metroidvania-style game that hopes to recapture the glory days of the 16-bit era – also, have I mentioned that the story involves Valkyries and Ragnarok? Because it does.

Little Witch in the Woods

Focusing on the adventures of Ellie, a young apprentice witch, Little Witch in the Woods has you explore the titular heroine’s daily activities as she hones her craft, which includes gathering ingredients, crafting crafty potions and getting to know all the quirky and unique characters populating the nearby village. This is actually a title I briefly tried during last year’s Steam Next Fest, and I think it’s safe to say that the overall experience left me wanting to spend even more time in this charming, magical universe.

Trek to Yomi

Highly reminiscent of classic samurai movies by Akira Kurosawa, Trek to Yomi sports a uniquely cinematic, black-and-white visual style in order to bring the atmosphere of feudal Japan to life – its visceral gameplay is accompanied by a dramatic narrative that stars a young swordsman who sets out on a perilous quest to protect his homeland from enemies both human and supernatural.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Focusing on the efforts of a determined blue-collar worker in the employment of the so-called LYNX Corporation, Hardspace: Shipbreaker allows you to hop into zero-g and explore, cut and salvage a variety of derelict spaceships drifting about in the void of outer space. Naturally, with enough effort, and a variety tools and gear at your disposal, it’s only a matter of time until you salvage enough to be able to repay your crippling debt – just try not to die in the process. Abandoned spaceships aren’t exactly free of safety hazards, you see.

Wildcat Gun Machine

Wildcat Gun Machine, from developer Chunkybox Games, asks a very simple question: do you wish to sow mayhem and carnage as you mow down hordes upon hordes of grotesque flesh monsters? Well, of course you do. Featuring a variety of maze-like stages with a healthy dose of bullet hell elements, Wildcat Gun Machine lets you hunt demons with over 40 weapons, but it does not stop there: if you want something bigger and more destructive, you even get to pilot colossal mechs that really let you clean house. What’s not to love?

Source of Madness

Set in a constantly changing world ruled by dreadful cosmic entities, Source of Madness will have you take on the role of a lone acolyte who must journey through these immensely dangerous lands and fight unpredictable, procedurally-generated abominations driven by machine learning AI. Thankfully, you’ll have plenty of spells, upgrades and equipment at your disposal to unleash arcane fury upon the world’s many cosmic terrors – just make sure not to die, as each death will force the world to be reborn, robbing you of all your hard-earned gear.

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 June 2022!

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