The Steam wishlist is a wonderful tool when it comes to keeping track of indie games prior to their official release. This week, a number of fantastic indies were brought to my attention and it’s been like Christmas sifting through them all. 

While I plan to share more in-depth features about these games in the immediate future, I thought it’d be helpful to share some of them in list form as well.

Whether you’re looking for games to play this year or you simply want to go down the rabbit hole of indie game discovery, here are 25 indie games to add to your Steam wishlist! 

Table of Contents:

  1. Beacon Pines
  2. Luna's Fishing Garden
  3. Eldest Souls
  4. Haiku, the Robot
  5. When The Night Comes
  6. In My Shadow
  7. Harmony's Odyssey
  8. To The Rescue!
  9. The Longest Road on Earth
  10. Farewell North
  11. The Big Con
  12. Kingdom Gun
  13. Chasing Static
  14. Sky Fleet
  15. Don't Forget Me
  16. The Crimson Diamond
  17. Tentacle Typer
  18. Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance
  19. Magic Twins
  20. Nix Umbra
  21. Bludgeon
  22. Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator
  23. The Last Spell
  24. Obsidian Prince
  25. Warpips

25 Indie Games to Add to Your Steam Wishlist

 
Beacon Pines

  • Developer: Hiding Spot
  • Release Date: TBD
  • Social Media: @BeaconPines

"Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure game within a magical storybook. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Explore the town to find word charms. Use your charms to change the course of fate!"

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Luna’s Fishing Garden

  • Developer: Coldwild Games, Illufinch
  • Release Date: Q2 2021
  • Social Media: @coldwildgames

"Luna's Fishing Garden is a cozy fishing and building game. Catch fish, trade it in and create the garden of your dreams by planting new trees, placing water objects and bringing animals to the archipelago."

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Eldest Souls

  • Developer: Fallen Flag Studio
  • Release Date: Q2 2021
  • Social Media: @Fallen_Flag

"In the beginning, there were Gods. Long imprisoned and forgotten in the Temples of the Citadel, they have syphoned the life essence from the world in their final act of vengeance. A lone Knight embarks upon a quest to slay the Gods and restore the balance. One warrior. One sword. Against them all."

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Haiku, the Robot

 

  • Developer: Mister Morris Games
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @MrMorrisGames

"Haiku, the Robot is a 2D Metroidvania set in a post-apocalyptic world of virus-infected robots and machinery. Enter a strange and unexplored land, discover different items and abilities to uncover new areas and secrets."

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When The Night Comes

  • Developer: Lunaris Games
  • Release Date: Late Spring 2021
  • Social Media: @LunarisGames_

"When The Night Comes is a queer, narrative-driven, supernatural visual novel. The game has 11 chapters totalling at 490,000+ words, has 60+ gorgeous collectible illustrations, resulting in a total of 80 hours of gameplay across all possible routes."

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In My Shadow

  • Developer: Playbae
  • Release Date: April 2021
  • Social Media: @playbaegames

"Play with shadows in your own imaginative ways to solve twisted puzzles as you unfold the memories of a girl who struggles to confront herself in her past."

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Harmony's Odyssey

  • Developer: MythicOwl
  • Release Date: "When the owl growls..."
  • Social Media: @MythicOwlGames

"Harmony’s Odyssey is an adventure puzzle game where modern world mingles with mythology. Embark on a fantastic journey through remote fabled lands tangled by a rowdy cat and bring piece to its inhabitants."

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To The Rescue! 

  • Developer: Little Rock Games
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Social Media: @ToTheRescueGame

"To The Rescue! is a charming dog shelter simulator. Take care of unique dogs and find the right homes for as many of them as you can. Upgrade your shelter, control disease outbreaks, learn each dog's preferences, and make tough decisions, all while helping support real-world animal shelters!"

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The Longest Road on Earth

  • Developer: Brainwash Gang, TLR Games
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @RoadOnEarth

"An emotive interactive visual and auditory experience based upon intimate human connection and the journey we all must take."

"In The Longest Road on Earth there's no challenge that tarnishes the experience, no fail-states to punish you. Players of all ages, levels of ability and backgrounds can take part in the experience with simple controls and a relaxed pace."

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Farewell North

  • Developer: Kyle Banks
  • Release Date: TBD
  • Social Media: @kylewbanks

"Restore color to the dark and desolate islands of Farewell North, an open world journey where you play as a collie traveling a foreboding archipelago alongside your human companion. Explore, evade monsters, and restore color while uncovering a unique story about saying farewell."

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The Big Con

  • Developer: Mighty Yell
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Social Media: @MightyYell

"Hustle through the 90s in THE BIG CON, an adventure game where you’re an awkward teen hustling to save her family video store from gangsters. Play as Ali, a high school junior gone AWOL from band camp to seek revenge on the loan sharks that threaten her mom’s video store. (Fighting with your mom is YOUR job. No one else gets to do that.) Maybe you’ll profit from the latest collectible plushie craze, and make an interesting friend or two along the way."

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Kingdom Gun

  • Developer: Incredible Two Studios
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • Social Media: @kingdomgun

"Kingdom Gun’s final version will feature single player and online co-op! Play solo or with friends to unlock up to 6 unique characters and 150+ guns, items, and pets! You are tasked with exploring an unknown continent by The Kingdom. Based on the character you select the reason for being on the continent changes! Conquest, power, knowledge, vengeance, and more!"

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Chasing Static 

  • Developer: Headware Games
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Social Media: @headwaregames

"A psychological horror short story. Explore the untouched wilderness of rural Wales as you uncover the forgotten remains of a mysterious facility and find the truth behind the missing villagers of Hearth."

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Sky Fleet

  • Developer: Enno LLC
  • Release Date: Q3 2021
  • Social Media: @dan335

"A co-op shooter, tower defense and base building game about defending your floating islands from invaders. Build a city and gather resources so that you can fight the the invaders back. Inspired by .io games."

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Don't Forget Me

  • Developer: The Moon Pirates
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Social Media: @TheMoonPirates

"A jazz-punk adventure game with a twist, Don’t Forget Me is a new breed of puzzle game. Dive into the memories of your patients, use your own observations to unwrap their minds and uncover a dark conspiracy set to claim dominion over humanity."

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The Crimson Diamond

  • Developer: Julia Minamata
  • Release Date: When It's Ready
  • Social Media: @thecrimsondiam1

"Follow amateur geologist and reluctant detective Nancy Maple to the ghost town of Crimson, Ontario to investigate the discovery of a massive diamond in this retro-inspired, EGA text parser mystery adventure!"

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Tentacle Typer 

  • Developer: Josh Leap
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @LeapJosh

"Tentacle Typer is a Lovecraftian text editor RPG experience. You're a giant tentacle monster with a magic mechanical typewriter, and you're trapped in a steampunk mansion. Psychically rouse elaborate mechanisms by typing almost whatever you want."

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Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance

  • Developer: Rocket Adrift
  • Release Date: Early 2021
  • Social Media: @RocketAdrift

"Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance is a dating sim about a socially anxious teenage girl looking for romance with a conflicted magical Fairy, a sensitive loner Sasquatch and a bold and unpredictable Velociraptor. A teen drama about the fear of change and finding hope in each other."

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Magic Twins

  • Developer: Flying Beast Labs
  • Release Date: March 18, 2021
  • Social Media: @FlyingBeastLabs

"Magic Twins is a 1-2 co-operative arcade puzzle game in which Abra and Cadabra (the titular Magic Twins), must constantly swap their chromagic powers to defeat hordes of color elementals and stop the Colormageddon (which they unintentionally unleashed). Red beats red, blue beats blue.. you get the drill. Magic doesn't need to be complicated!"

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Nix Umbra

  • Developer: Ilzard
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Social Media: @ilzard

"NIX UMBRA is an endless slow-burning-first-person-survival-horror game set in a dark enchanted forest."

"Explore the woods with your shining sword, find magical power-ups & items and survive the wave of demons spawning in the darkness."

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Bludgeon

  • Developer: Meticulous Monster
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @colejcecil

"Bludgeon is a death match between bird-riding warriors wielding flails. Evade the spikes and your enemies' weapons in your feeble attempt to survive and become victorious. Grab some controllers and some friends, and prepare to be bludgeoned!"

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Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator

  • Developer: Strange Scaffold
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @WritNelson

"Buy, sell, and trade organs in a strange and evolving universe. Dive into the quivering innards of alien capitalism in the sci-fi body horror market tycoon game you didn't know you needed."

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The Last Spell

  • Developer: CCCP
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Social Media: @deadingames

"Defend the last bastion of humanity with your squad of heroes! Exterminate fiendish monsters with magic and brute force by night and re-build your battered city defenses by day in this tactical RPG with rogue-lite mechanics."

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Obsidian Prince

  • Developer: Unleash the Giraffe
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Social Media: @ObsidianPrince

"Fight through endless dungeons in a tactical, turn-based roguelike where choices have real consequences. Recruit diverse heroes and steer them to their death... *ahem*... glory. Explore and rebuild the overworld to boost your heroes and discover hidden quests and new dungeons to master."

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Warpips

  • Developer: Stay Small Studios
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Social Media: @WarpipsGame

"Warpips is the ultimate quick to learn but amazingly deep tug-of-war strategy game. Deploy the right composition of soldiers, tanks, helicopters and planes in this tight mechanical strategy-focused combat game. Compose the best army, research the right tech; overwhelm your enemy!"

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