Best upcoming indie games in 2023 you need to watch out for

Best upcoming indie games in 2023 you need to watch out for
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  • 2022 saw multiple indie game releases, including action and RPG titles.
  • Till now, there have been several announcements for a variety of indie titles that are currently under development.
  • Below is the list of top upcoming indie games in 2023.
Many exciting upcoming indie games are heading our way in 2023 and beyond. There have been several announcements for a variety of indie titles that are currently under development. These indie games belong to various genres, from action to tactical turn-based RPGs.

For those who don’t know about indie games, here is some help. An indie game is created by an independent team of developers, typically with limited resources. Indie games tackle the different subject matter and are usually based on innovative game mechanics. Usually, they have shorter playtimes, focusing on quality over quantity.

Last year saw the release of a plethora of memorable indie titles that caught the attention of gamers, and this year we are expecting the same.

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Business Insider India has gathered some of the most exciting upcoming indie games in the pipeline in 2023. These indie games are spread across a variety of genres and platforms.

Hades II

Release date: Mid-2023
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5

Haded II is a sequel to Hades' roguelike video game developed and published by Supergiant Games. During the 2022 Game Awards, Supergiant revealed Hades II, and the sequel is expected to tell a new story with new characters, including new weapons and abilities.

We don’t have any information about when Hades II will be coming out, but Supergiant Games promised it would enter early access sometime in 2023.


Release date: Jan 31, 2023
Platforms: PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The game is about making the distinct and bizarre creatures, and figures that decorated medieval manuscripts come alive. Inkulinati is set to release in early access by developer Yaza Games.

In the game, users have to draw beasts with a magical substance known as ‘living ink.’ The creatures will have their abilities and fight each other using a tactical approach. The game puts a unique spin on strategy along with an eye-catching art style.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Release date: Late 2023
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch

The Bomb Rush Cyberfunk upcoming title is developed by Team Reptile. The game features a world from the mind of Dion Koster, where self-styled crews are loaded with personal boot packs. In the game, the user has to start their own cipher and dance, trick, pain, and face off with cops. In the game, you can choose a character from your crew and explore the three-dimensional streets freely. Also, the game includes a unique trick system with sliding, grinding, wall-running, and tricking in the ground and air.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Release date: June 2023
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

In the game, you play as a hornet, a princess-protector of Hallownest. The user must battle foes and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak. Also, within the game, discover a new kingdom, explore coral forests, and a new suite of deadly moves. Also, users can craft powerful tools and expand their arsenal of weapons while exploring new heights.

Nine Sols

Release date: Q2 2023
Platforms: PC, Nintendo, PS

Nine Sols is a 2D action game featuring Sekiro-inspired defection-focused combat. The user has to defeat the 9 Sols in the deserted city. Developers of Nine Sols, Red Candle Games took inspiration from ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ to create the fantasy world.

According to the developer, the game is currently under development and will complete between February and April 2023.

The Last Faith

Release date: To be announced
Platforms: (PC/Mac/Linux), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The Last Faith is developed by Kumi Souls Games, which features gothic pixel art. The game thrives on merciless and precise combat, with a huge range of custom weapons. In the game, users can discover a range of melee weapons, spells, and long-range firearms, allowing them to crave a path their own way.

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