Upcoming games in April

April, traditionally known as the month of growth and renewal, is living up to its reputation in the world of indie games. This month is bustling with exciting new releases, presenting a diverse array of game genres for all tastes and preferences. From colony simulators to puzzle exploration games, historical city builders to fishing RPGs, there’s no shortage of thrilling experiences waiting for us. Here’s an in-depth look at 15 of the most anticipated indie games all set to drop in April.

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Of Life and Land - April 2nd

We start the month with “Of Life and Land”, launching on April 2nd. This is not just another colony simulator; it’s an immersive experience that allows players to build new settlements in the farthest corners of an empire. Players will have to manage not only the citizens but also the flora and fauna within their settlement. Striking a careful balance between sharing the space with nature and managing challenging weather conditions and seasonal periods is key. This is a game for those who enjoy a unique challenge in their gaming experience.

Pathless Woods - April 3rd

Next up on April 3rd, we have “Pathless Woods”, an open-world survival game that brings a fresh, cozy makeover to the genre. Inspired by Chinese culture, players are tasked to gather resources, grow crops, build homes, and defend against marauders. The game also includes a co-op function, making it a perfect choice for those looking to embark on an adventure with friends.

Planetiles - April 3rd

Also dropping on the 3rd is “Planetiles”, which offers a different kind of challenge. In this game, players are tasked to transform barren planets into worlds full of life. The gameplay revolves around strategic tile placement to create habitats on different planets. The correct placements can lead to bonuses or unlockables, adding another layer of depth to the gameplay.

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions - April 8th

On April 8th, we welcome “Spirit City Lofi Sessions”. This game is designed with the intention of helping you get work done. It integrates productivity tools with soothing music, dynamic sound landscapes, and a customizable room that players can style to their own aesthetic. The game also features an adorable spirit companion, making the workday feel less lonely and more enjoyable.

Botany Manor - April 9th

April 9th sees the release of “Botany Manor”, a cozy puzzle exploration game set in a beautiful 19th-century English stately home. Players assume the role of a retired botanist, tasked with discovering seeds to long-forgotten plants and piecing together puzzles and clues to grow them successfully. This game promises a unique mix of exploration, puzzle-solving, and botanical discovery.o bonuses or unlockables, adding another layer of depth to the gameplay.

Broken Roads - April 10th

Set for release on April 10th, “Broken Roads” invites players to explore the post-apocalyptic Aussie outback in a story-rich, party-based RPG. The game uniquely utilizes a classless system, thereby providing players with almost unlimited character development options, combining both traditional and new role-playing elements. Players need to pay careful attention to their moral compass; the game’s morality system leans more towards philosophical considerations rather than a simple good versus evil dichotomy, allowing for a more morally grey gameplay experience. As players roam the outback and navigate a range of challenging desert regions, they embark on an unforgettable Australian flavoured adventure. “Broken Roads” will be available on Steam, Xbox, and Playstation.

Aiyana - April 11th

Set to release on April 11th, “Aiyana” is an open-world survival crafter that invites players to explore a deadly alien world. The game stands out with its unique features such as magical spells that enhance combat, a handy building duplication mechanic, and an unlimited level system, all designed with longevity in mind. A unique aspect of the game is its replayability – each playthrough offers a completely unique experience, with randomized options that change the qualities of items in the game. So while a burger might be the best food in your first playthrough, it might not be the case in your second. “Aiyana” promises to be a fun adventure that players can revisit time and time again.

Harold Halibut - April 16th

Set to be released on April 16th, “Harold Halibut” is a narrative-driven game that’s been ten years in the making. The game is set in a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean, offering players a rich and captivating story that is fully voice-acted. Players will step into the shoes of Harold, assisting with the maintenance of the ship and discovering the true meaning of friendship and home. One of the standout features of the game is its stunning stop-motion animation style, which has been created using real-life 3D models that were scanned and transformed into game assets. The incredible world of “Harold Halibut” can be experienced on Steam, Playstation, and Xbox game pass.

Mojito the Cat - April 16th

“Mojito the Cat”, launching on Steam on the 16th of April, invites players to explore a 3D puzzle labyrinth. The gameplay is based on logic, where the goal is to find the shortest path to the exit by rotating pieces. As players navigate through the levels, they aim to gather all the coins and make their way to the gate to progress to the next level. The game features an adorable art style with animal-inspired cube skins and offers 60 different levels to explore. This game is sure to provide a good mental workout for puzzle enthusiasts.

Ready, Steady, Ship - April 18th

“Ready, Steady, Ship”, launching on April 18th, is a chaotic co-op game that challenges you to assemble the most efficient conveyor belts to keep your factory flowing smoothly. The game’s central objective is to ensure goods are transported where they need to be. To achieve this, various tools are available to assemble conveyor belts, allowing you to overcome the ever-changing challenges presented in each level. The game features a range of quirky and challenging levels, and notably, only one copy of the game is required for couch co-op and remote play, as online multiplayer is not provided. You can start playing and get into the factory from April 18th.

Oddsparks: An Automation Adventure - April 24th

On April 24th, we have “Oddsparks”, a factory sim with a twist – instead of conveyor belts, you have cute little wood sparks carrying items along paths.

Paired with a magical storyline, automation has never looked so cute, but this game isn’t just about creating cute production lines, there’s also combat, exploration, crafting and whole bunch of resources to discover as you uncover the magical Oddsparks world

Whisker Waters - April 25th

Set to release on April 25th, “Whisker Waters” is an enchanting fishing RPG with a fantasy spin. Players will step into the shoes of an adorable kitty on a quest to become a legendary fishing ranger. The game is all about fishing, offering a variety of tools and an array of unique fish to catch. Along the journey, players will interact with locals, complete quests, and explore diverse regions. Available on Steam, “Whisker Waters” promises an adorable fishing adventure for all to enjoy.

Manor Lords - April 26th

“Manor Lords,” releasing on April 26th, invites players to immerse themselves in a world inspired by the 14th century. This historical city builder game begins with the player having nothing, challenging them to build their settlement by strategically utilizing resources, establishing production chains, and engaging in trade with other regions. The game provides a realistic experience, complete with diseases, changing seasons, and wildlife, adding layers of complexity to the gameplay. Players can use real-time tactical combat to defend their land or stake a claim on nearby territories, but must be cautious not to overuse their working population, lest their settlement ceases to function. “Manor Lords” will be available in early access on Steam and Xbox Game Pass.

Echoes of the Plum Grove - April 29th

“Echoes of the Plum Grove”, releasing on April 29th, is a cute 2.5D farming simulator with a sinister twist. Players start a new life in Honeywood, a cozy game setting with serious stakes. Every decision made can shape not only the town of Honeywood but the island itself, creating a sense of urgency and importance to each action. If players aren’t careful, their lineage can end before they can uncover the island’s secrets. The game includes relationship building, crop growing, meal crafting, fishing, and a whole island mystery to unravel. It will be available on Steam April 29th!

As April rolls on, there’s no shortage of new games to dive into. We’d love to know which game you’re most looking forward to playing!

Until next time, stay caffeinated!