It may be mid-December, but the indie gaming scene is still on fire with a slew of new releases that are worth checking out this week (or stockpiling now so that you can play over your holiday break).
Here are our picks for this week in indie games, December 12 – 18.
Chill Corner – December 16 (PC)
If the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is getting to be too much for you, Chill Corner – from developer Low-Hi Tech z – may be just what you need. The game is an “idle” title, which means there really isn’t a ton to do gameplay-wise other than decorate your little bedroom/office setup, all while taking in the cozy, smooth sounds of the game’s lo-fi soundtrack – making it a great game to toss on in the background while you’re working or studying. Chill Corner will launch as a free-to-play title on December 16 for PC via Steam.
Trash Sailors – December 16 (PC)
Sail the high seas and, more importantly, stay afloat in Trash Sailors – from developer fluckyMachine – a co-op action title that puts you and your crew in charge of battling monsters atop your make-shift raft. The beautiful-looking hand-drawn sailing simulator allows up to four other players as you navigate dozens of different seas in search of treasure. Trash Sailors will launch on December 16 for PC via Steam.
Aspire: Ina’s Tale – December 17 (PC, XB1, Switch)
Aspire: Ina’s Tale – from developer Wondernaut Studio – is a gorgeous-looking puzzle platformer that puts you in the role of Ina as she tries to escape a mystical tower. The story focuses on an adventure of self-discovery as you solve puzzles and overcome obstacles with traditional platforming mechanics and special abilities. Trash Sailors will launch on December 17 for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
Sky Fleet – December 17 (PC)
Ready for your life among the clouds? Sky Fleet – from developer Enno Games – hits Steam this week, featuring base building and tower defense mechanics as you battle against flying drones who are trying to steal your resources. You’ll be able to command your own fleet in the game’s single-player campaign, or join forces with friends in its online co-op mode. Sky fleet will launch on December 17 for PC via Steam.
A few other indie games to check out includes a handful of titles that are in Early Access, or have already been released and are making their debut on other platforms:
- GunboundM (Port) – Available December 13 for PC via Steam
- Among Us (Port) – Available December 14 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X
- Clid The Snail (Port) – Available December 15 for PC via Steam
- Blind Fate: Edo no Yami — Prologue (Demo) – Available December 16 PC via Steam
- Magna Graecia (Early Access) – Available December 17 for PC via Steam
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