Indie Game Round Up - July 2022


After a brief break during the month of June as we celebrated the summer gaming news cycle with our community event Infinite Summer, Indie Game Round Up is back with a splash in July! Infinite Summer gave us exciting new partners and as we kicked off developer interviews! We are excited to get back to our monthly featurette as we highlight some amazing games. We have more exciting indie game news for you, so scroll down and check out July's installment of IGRU! As always, if you are a developer working on a game, or know a indie team that you think needs to be featured, let us know! We are always on the look out for new indie games!


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Please Note -

(This is a news article. The games featured in this article may or may not be affiliated with and are NOT made by Game Infinite. These games and developers have no implied relationship with each other unless otherwise stated. We have contacted these developers ahead of time. Game Infinite is sharing anticipation and excitement for upcoming, possibly unplayed, an/or unreleased games, and therefore this is not a review or recommendation based on final game quality. Final Game Release is not guaranteed. We cannot speak to final product. The final versions of these games may vary widely from their current state. The developers whose games we are highlighting have not paid for this presentation or mention. These lists may contain games we have been supplied review copies. These lists may contain games we have backed on Kickstarter or preordered digitally. Any images or links to games is owned by the developer/owners, however may contain screenshots we have taken ourselves. Developers may be currently or in the future, GiFriends members; however, GiFriends is a free program. GiFriends now offers a paid tier for extra promotion. If a member is a GiFriends ELITE member, they will be listed as such. Indie Games may not be affiliated with other Gi Partners.)

These games are listed in no particular order and are NOT a ranking.


1. Forever Skies | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: 2022

Developer: Far From Home

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1641960/Forever_Skies/


Developer Description: "Forever Skies is a first-person action survival game. Return to Earth destroyed by an ecological disaster, fly a high-tech airship, expand, rebuild and repair it. Scavenge resources to survive, face the dangers of the surface as you will hunt for viral pathogens to cure a mysterious illness."


I discovered this one thanks to wishlist Wednesday campaigns, and I hadn't heard of it yet before. My jaw dropped when I first saw the trailer. It gave me major No Man Sky / Starfield vibes. This first person adventure looks AAA in it's scope and graphical presentation. We get to explore this beautiful vast destroyed Earth in a airship. It looks incredible, and the trailer just got my HYPED. This one is one to watch.


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2. Patrick's Parabox | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: Available Now!

Developer: Patrick Trainer

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1260520/Patricks_Parabox/


Developer Description: "A mind-bending recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. Learn to use infinity to your advantage as you explore a deep and elegant system."


We are very intrigued by anything having to do with Inception style box within a box puzzles. This game looks super fascinating for the paradox enthusiasts!


3. ENENRA - Gi Developer Interview

Release Date: 2023+

Developer: Zahid Games


We got the exciting opportunity to sit down with the developer Zahid behind the anticipated Cyberpunk Ninja action game ENENRA. Check it out! We discuss the development, gameplay mechanics, story, and characters in this game, and we must say we are extremely excited.


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4. SokoChess | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: 8/12/22

Developer: Daisy Games

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1960400/SokoChess/?curator_clanid=42286184


Confession time, I LOVE CHESS. I love chess variants. I am a sucker for any type of "chess-not chess" games! I have at least three chess variants on my phone right now. Chess is such a versatile foundation for game logic that many have asked, "what if... chess but this was different?" Maybe it is a game where the pieces are different, in different places, or have different goals. SokoChess is one of the games where the chess pieces of Rook and Pawn remain on an ever changing board, but now rooks are tasked with "pushing" pawns to select locations on the board. It is fun and I really enjoyed my time with it.


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5. Hop for the Best (LIVE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN) | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Splash Fire Games

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/splashfirestudios/hop-for-the-best-a-clay-styled-frog-platformer


Developer Description: "Hop For The Best is an indie clay-style platformer game in which you play as Forgy, an adorable little frog chasing hope for a better life."


Did my childhood memories of Frogger need a Claymation style revisit? Yes. Yes it did, because any game with frogs is a must try for thanks to that force of nostalgia, AND it comes with a super fun clever pun of a name so count me in. It has an active kickstarter so if you want to support the game you can do so here.


6. Kawaii Deathu Desu | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: Available Now!

Developer: Pippin Games

Publisher: Top Hat Studios

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102880/Kawaii_Deathu_Desu/?curator_clanid=39917773


Developer Description: "In Kawaii Deathu Desu, supernatural beings find themselves incarnated as cute japanese idols! Pick a supernatural idol and beat the hell out of - no pun intended - as many overzealous fans as you can in this addictive beat'em up as you work your way up to claim the throne of the underworld!"


We partnered with the amazingly talented team over at Pippin Games to feature not one, but THREE of their games from their fun catalog of anime inspired games. Kawaii Deathu Desu is first and we love the art style and concept of it. The gameplay, the pixel art style, and craziness all are super intriguing.


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7. Wife Quest | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: Available Now!

Developer: Pippin Games

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1554600/Wife_Quest/?utm_source=website?utm_content=start_page


Developer Description: "A retro platform, side-scrolling game with gorgeous pixel art. Help Mia rescue Fernando, her husband, who has been kidnapped by a Dark Elf named Morganna and her pack of Monster Girls."


Wife Quest gets to turn the gaming trope of rescue the princess on its head with Mia off to rescue her husband instead! Another game from Pipping with an exciting and fun colorful art style. We really like this one too!

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8. Maiden Cops | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: 2023

Developer: Pippin Games

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2012670/Maiden_Cops/


Developer Description: "Maiden Cops is a Beat'm Up full of classic, arcade-style action and ass kicking. Choose among the gorgeous Maiden Cops policewomen, tackle crime in Maiden City and enjoy premium-level pixel art and a breathtaking soundtrack."


Maiden Cops is Pippin Games third game and slated for 2023. While you wait for this upcoming title, you can play their first two titles which are already available to play. Maiden Cops looks to push the visuals forward with more detail and graphical improvement, while still maintaining that pixel art style that their games drip with. We look forward to trying Maiden Cops in 2023.


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9. Northend Tower Defense | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: Available Now!

Developer: North End Games

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1669170/Northend_Tower_Defense/


Developer Description: "Unique Tower Defense game. Mix different builds, Battle with different Soldiers, Experiment with big amount of perks. Parachute into the battlefield and use your strategy!"


We really enjoy the cartoon art style of Northend Tower Defense. I am also a sucker for all things tower defense, and this whimsical art style just promises fun. It is available now in early access.


10. Hijack Overdrive | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: 2022

Developer: Meteor Studios

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1577050/Hijack_Overdrive/


Developer Description: "Hijack Overdrive is a fast-paced action game where you steal enemy vehicles mid-combat to fight back. Jump from gunship to gunship in order to pilot your makeshift fleet through the enemy forces. It's a unique genre-mix of Platformer, Shoot-em-up, and a bit of Tower Defense."


We like the art style and over all retro nostalgic feel of Hijack Overdrive. The platforming ship hopping gameplay looks fun, and brings us back to some good ole classic hop and shoot-em-up fun. We can't wait to get our hands on this one.



11. Espresso Tycoon | GiFriends - Gi Trailer

Release Date: TBA

Developer: DreamWay Games

Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1543280/Espresso_Tycoon/


Developer Description: "Espresso Tycoon - a coffee shop simulator. Create your brand, decorate the coffee shop, manage your employees, and take care of your customers. Use the 3D coffee editor to create coffee recipes, order supplies, and collect rating points. Build the whole coffee business and complete all the missions!"


Espresso Tycoon is one of the moments where the idea alone, just the pitch excited me the first time I came across this. It is a coffee shop simulator, and I love coffee. It looks incredible, detailed, and well done. I honestly can't wait for this one. What could be just a simple top down sim, looks to have detailed environments and multiple camera angles. The build quality here promises to deliver a quality experience, greater than the "sim" genre typically might offer.


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