With Halloween approaching, the community began to transform from ordinary living space into a horrible holiday. The lawn is full of decorative dead, and unfortunately, for those who are rightly afraid of spiders, there are also oversized arthropods. It seems that independent developers can’t resist the temptation of the upcoming creepy holiday. A large chunk of indie games that will appear in the coming weeks will be especially scary for them. However, this news may be even more dire, as one of October’s most anticipated releases has recently become a victim of delays.
One move one move
Even independent spaces have their dominating projects, and the end of October seems to be the time for a bumper harvest. But the current events reflect the candy-gathering tradition of this season and provide players with an opportunity to trick or treat.
PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC
Let’s start with the trick; Sun Ash—the second game from Heart Machine, the studio that made Hyper Light Drifter—has been postponed. Originally scheduled to launch in the last week of October, fans now have to wait a little longer to play it. But don’t despair; technically, the game still has an autumn release date. Solar Ash will land on the PlayStation platform and PC on December 2.
The darkest dungeon 2
Get ready to enjoy the sweet enjoyment of “Dark Dungeon 2” as it enters the Epic Early Access stage on October 26th. The sequel continues the Lovecraft-style horror narrative, with similar battles and many well-known adventurers, but it plans to make things more interesting with some changes. This includes a new character called Runaway, you can read more about it here.
The creepy thing is how many games we need to play
RIP our free time because there are too many excellent independent games to check. Last month’s hits are still calling our names, but this is only half of the reason we are upset. There are many scary-looking games in late October that will immerse you in the atmosphere of Halloween.
Into the pit
Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Into the Pit got a great display at this year’s Xbox Gamescom show, and recently launched a retro-looking roguelite. When your cousin finds an ominous hole in the ground, you don’t want to turn around and leave or try to cover it up. Do not. You all belong to the family of mystics, and you cannot give up the opportunity of mystics. This magical first-person game is about to land on Xbox Game Pass, and it looks like it’s ready to celebrate Halloween.
In this gloomy season, Undying is a bit nervous, but we will not insist on this in the game. This fascinating adventure game tells the story of a mother bitten by a zombie in a world infested by undead creatures. There is not much time left, and she must prepare her young son to survive in a world without her. Coming into the Early Access version of Steam on October 19th, Undying will ask you to teach him how to fight the hungry horde before he joins the ranks of zombies.
When you see the delightful and creepy hand-drawn art style of this game, please don’t cover your mouth. “The Jar” will be released on October 20th. It is a game that combines strategy, puzzle solving and tower defense games. Target? Find as many fragile containers as possible in the basement. But you are not for simple destructiveness; no, destroying these jars is about saving the world.
Read the stars in this story-driven title and decide the fate of many people. Fortunately, you will play the role of a fortune-teller, so you already have some ideas on how to interpret those tricky celestial bodies. This does not mean that there is no room for error, so be sure to carefully consider your pronunciation. You can view the announcement trailer here to decide whether you should choose Grotto when it is released on October 20.
Cemetery High School
On October 20th, Gravwood High will enter Steam Early Access. And, to be honest, there is no imminent threat of mysterious disappearance, high school is hard enough, but students in this strangely-named school just can’t rest. Especially because this building seems to have become a dangerous maze, and a terrible teacher is looking for you.
Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
It’s time to gather your crew and patrol nearby to find aliens, because Echo Generation will launch on PC and Xbox Game Pass on October 21st. The recent release date trailer allowed us to see something serious and nostalgic in this beautiful, voxel art game. If you are interested in playing turn-based RPGs like Stranger Things, Echo Generation may be for you.
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Scheduled for release on October 21, Evertried is a tactical roguelike, all about building a tower in the afterlife. Isometric views and pixel graphics merge with the game’s turn-based combat to create an experience that is both challenging and pleasing to the eye. Can you reach the top?
With its colorful palette and unique style, this point-and-click adventure follows a robot on missions to protect her space station from the danger of invasion.The team uses the term biopunk To describe the aesthetic combination of robots and organic in the game. Growbot will be launched on October 21st. This game will give you the opportunity to defend against crystal dangers while exploring a vibrant alien world.
Tandem: The Story of Shadows
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is a top-down side-scrolling puzzle game with a curious premise. You switch between two protagonists who want to solve the mysterious disappearance. Turning point? One is a little girl, and the other is her teddy bear. But don’t be fooled by the cute-sounding protagonist-this game uses dark colors and draws inspiration from Tim Burton, Jules Verne and Conan Doyle. Tandem: A Tale of Shadows will be released on October 21.
Aggro Crab Games, the developer behind the wonderful roguelite Going Under, is releasing its first game. The cuteness of Subway Midnight developed by Bubby Darkstar makes it feel more terrifying. Strange actions will happen on a train full of ghosts. When you move from one car to another, you will try to help them adapt to their past lives. However, someone is chasing you, so you’d better go quickly, unless you want to join the dead when the game is released on October 28th.
Who is ready to tell terrible stories by the campfire? Launched on October 28, the developer’s description of the game constructed a unique narrative. It says: “Don’t play! This 8-bit game is a transplant from a mysterious source… This casual, linear, interactive story game revolves around a campfire, telling… stories with old friends.” So, pick up the campfire. The story is adventurous.
Are these disturbing titles not for you? You can find more versions in our previous Fall For Indies list; just click on the goose.