Earlier in the year we covered over Early 2022 Indies to Keep Your Eye On, and now we’re doing a sequel! It’s time for the mid-2022 indies to keep your eye on! But I assure you, none of these look mid, it’s the best of the best only. We’ll be covering off three games from each month in the middle of the year that look the most interesting. Of course, these aren’t all the games releasing, and there could be much better games coming out during this time, but we’ll have to wait and see what the wonderful indie games community surprises us with next.
We’ve got a healthy twelve games to check out today, so let’s get straight into the list, three games for each month, June to September; let’s see that’s in store:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC) – June 16
With great music, fantastic pixel art and seemingly sumptuous combat, Shredder’s Revenge looks to be another knockout from Windjammers 2 and Streets of Rage 4 devs Dotemu.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, PC) – June 30
The long (, long, long, long) awaited DLC for boss-rush action platformer Cuphead will finally be out soon, and at only $7.99 for all of the new content and time to develop, it’s a steal.
Starship Troopers: Terran Command (PC) – June 16
Based on the classic Paul Verhoven movie, I had to include this as a big Verhoven fan. This real-time strategy game has you take command of the mobile infantry to do your part in the war against the arachnid threat.
As Dusk Falls (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) – July 19
Just announced, this branching narrative game features a distinct rotoscoped art style and 8 player multiplayer, if you’ve just started The Quarry this might be one to jump to next.
Wayward Strand (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC) – July 21
From one painterly title to another, this is a narrative adventure set in a flying australian hospital in the 70s. There are many stories to witness in this grand building, but they all play out in real time, you have to pick and choose, and time things perfectly.
A video game protagonist wakes up in an on-fire science lab with nothing but an AI and a high-tech gun to…
Cult of the Lamb (PC) – August 11
Sacrificial worship has never looked this cute. This community management game/dungeon crawler is one of the most anticipated titles from Devolver Digital this year, and has you playing as the titular lamb forming the titular cult. It looks to have fun action, a great soundtrack and horrifyingly adorable visuals.
Rollerdrome (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC) – August 16
Imagine my friend Pedro meets roller champions and you’ve got Rollerdrome, flashy and violent, this action title has you roller skating around your foes to take them out in style.
Temtem (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC) – September 6
Long thought dead, this pokemon-inspired multiplayer title is getting its full 1.0 release in September, it’s had mixed reviews during the early access period, but hopefully it can bring it home once it’s fully released.
Metal: Hellsinger (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – September 15
The entries on this list have been too relaxed, let’s get intense! This rhythm boomer shooter has a demo out now and releases in the middle of September, and who hasn’t wanted to play Doom and Guitar Hero at the same time?
Evil West (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – September 20
If you played Weird West earlier in the year and thought (I wish there were more explosions) then this is the game for you. You can punch and zap your way through hordes of monsters in September.
And that just about covers the next few months of upcoming games to keep your eye on. Right now is a great time to look at other Indies not included on this list during Steam Next Fest, and in general just be sure to consume as wide a breadth of games as you can, it’s good for you! The indie space is always innovating, and these are just some of the great games you can expect. This is a shorter list than the one from the start of this year, but that’s because we wanted to stop before October, as October-December is the time for big releases.
Keep your eyes out for the next of these lists later this year, and be sure to wishlist all of these games! For more of the latest Indie game news, reviews and coverage be sure to see more of the articles here on Indie Game Fans!