Gloomwood Thief inspired stealth immersive sim official artwork without logo

If you're a fan of exploring highly intricate levels and taking out your enemies through the use of stealth and subterfuge, you might want to keep an eye on the freshly released Gloomwood. To put it quite simply, much the like Thief series from which it takes a great deal of inspiration, Gloomwood is an immersive stealth-horror FPS that's all about creatively solving problems.

What this looks like in action, as well as what sort of nonsense you can get up to, that you can get a pretty good idea of through the trailer below. Have a gander:

Edmund McMillen's Mewgenics turn-based roguelike screenshot from an early build

Mewgenics was originally announced nearly a decade ago, but due to a series of unfortunate circumstances its development was put on indefinite hiatus. Things started looking up for Mewgenics back in 2018 as Edmund McMillen announced that he's "currently prototyping some stuff for it," though once again new information was more or less nonexistent.

While that hasn't changed much in the past four years, I'm happy to say Mewgenics is actually happening this time around as both Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel have been sharing snippets of their work over at Twitter! One of the latest tweets is particularly interesting here as it clearly showcases that Mewgenics is going to be a party-focused and turn-based roguelike.

The Wandering Village indie city-building game set atop a massive dinosaur

[Update]: The Wandering Village has now stomped its way into Early Access, and so far it's been enjoying mostly positive reviews from the players.

Instead of settling somewhere nice and peaceful, your budding civilization in The Wandering Village has decided that the most sensible course of action is to live out their days on the back of an absolutely gigantic dinosaur! In order to have them thrive in this bizarre environment you'll have to grow and gather an assortment of resources, send out expeditions into the wilderness in search of long-lost technology, handle unique threats that arise from the dinosaur stomping its way through various biomes, and naturally, figure out how to coexist with the massive beast before things turn truly sour.

What all of this madness looks like in action, as well as what the story is even all about, that you can get a bit of a sneak peek at through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

Amber City official artwork and logo for the indie puzzle-adventure

Amber City, much like its predecessor Flood of Light, is a hand-drawn adventure that will task you with using lights to solve puzzles in order to restore a slumbering city back to its former glory. A simple enough premise, but things do get complicated fairly quickly as not only is there time travel involved, but also potentially hostile robots along with different colors of light that, unsurprisingly, each do their own unique thing.

Since trying to explain a puzzle game through words alone is a bit of a pointless venture, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It's not exactly lengthy, but it should clue you in quite quickly about what kind of gameplay style Amber City is going for. Have a gander:

Dungeons of Aether indie roguelike spin-off official artwork and logo

Set in the same universe as the platform fighter Rivals of Aether and its upcoming sequel, Dungeons of Aether is a roguelite dungeon crawler that will have you explore the world and battle hordes of enemies as one of four unique characters. Each one brings with them their own special skills, playstyle and storyline, so messing around with all of them is going to be highly encouraged, and hopefully highly entertaining as well.

If all of that sounds like it's right up your alley, I'm afraid I have a bit of bad news to deliver. Instead of launching this October 25th as previously announced, Dungeons of Aether has now been pushed back to February 28th, 2023.

Sandwalkers indie roguelike exploration game official artwork and logo

Instead of simply trying to build a single godlike character over the course of an adventure, the upcoming Sandwalkers will have you guide an entire caravan of misfits through an ever-changing roguelike world. Along the way you'll have to survive all sorts of hostile weather, tame bizarre creatures and seek unlikely allies to bolster your forces, and naturally, square off against hordes of enemies in turn-based battles.

When thing inevitably goes awry and your entire caravan ends up on the wrong side of some rampaging abomination, worry not as nobody expected your humble crew to accomplish everything all on their own. Their knowledge will be preserved and passed on to future caravans which will then be able to push deeper and deeper into the wastelands in an effort to a repair the broken climate and bring an end to centuries of wandering.

Monomyth first-person dungeon crawler screenshot of a bunch of bug enemies

With boomer shooters enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now, it was only a matter of time before other long-forgotten genres would start popping back up as well. In today's case, the upcoming Monomyth will attempt to evoke the sense of wonder and exploration found in oldschool first-person dungeon crawlers like Ultima Underworld or even the Souls-series predecessor King's Field.

What this means in actual gameplay terms is that Monomyth will task you with scouring every corner of a highly interactive environment for enemies to clobber, items to plunder, puzzles to wrack your brain over, and NPCs to accidentally insult. Along the way you'll be able to advance your character in a variety of different ways, everything from being a sneaky assassin to a mage or a half-crazed barbarian. And just in case you want to be 'that guy', you'll also be able to bake and then subsequently chuck fresh bread at people!

Colorful co-op focused beat 'em up River City Girls 2 artwork and logo

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, River City Girls 2 will be a colorful and co-op focused beat 'em up that will see you smash your way through hordes upon hordes of enemies with a variety of unique characters. However, as befitting a sequel, River City Girls 2 will expand on pretty much every aspect of the original.

As such, you can expect to see four player co-op instead of simply two-player, all of the previous characters alongside two new additions, as well as an assortment of new moves, combos and character-specific abilities. River City itself will also feature a day and night cycle alongside more complex terrain, more shops, hazards and hidden areas, and most importantly of all, a lot more destructible objects to mess around with!

Vampire Survivors artwork and logo for indie bullet-hell roguelike

[Update]: In preparation for the upcoming launch, the Vampire Survivors team has now increased the price tag. Don't worry, it's still going to be dirt cheap!

When it comes to both quality and quantity, Vampire Survivors' updates have been genuinely impressive. Every couple of weeks the developers would unleash even more characters, maps, items and secrets to mess around with, as well as a whole host of quality-of-life improvements based on community requests. For a game that is still €2, that really is quite something!

After about a year of doing this, the Vampire Survivors team is now slowly getting ready to make the final step and fully launch from Early Access. As such, the recent Update 0.11.0 will be the last major content patch before Vampire Survivors' release, though there will still be smaller updates with tweaks, bug fixes and tiny bits of content to help flesh everything out for the big day.

Project Zomboid Build 42 update massive world expansion concept art

Even in its current unfinished state, the map in Project Zomboid is absolutely massive. Nowhere is this more apparent than if you simply try to zoom out as your character very quickly transforms into an insignificant and nearly invisible spec somewhere in the Kentucky wilderness.

Things are only going to get more absurd in the future as the Project Zomboid team has announced they're planning another massive world expansion for Build 42! The exact details are currently still few and far between, but as you can see on the image above, they're aiming to extend the world in every direction except beyond the Ohio river boundary.