In this episode of Zap Indie Game News, I show you indie games that have just been released in April 2023 [PC Gameplay], all fresh and new. There’s base-building strategy and aliens in Exogate Initiative, murder mystery and detective gameplay in Shadows of Doubt, and RPG monster fighting and dungeon crawler feeling in Raidborn. All three games are fresh in Early Access, so they are not fully developed yet. They were released from late March to late April 2023 and are available for PC on Steam. Briefly presented as a mini review/preview, each game was more than 5 hours in a test.
SpaceBourne 2 is a space-open-world sandbox, with lots of spaceship combat, but also action as a soldier on stations and planets. It offers an extensive story around the liberation of mankind from slavery and a complex space conquest part that offers long-term motivation in the style of a 4X strategy with combat, diplomacy, and sophisticated battles.
Lumencraft combines elements of a top-down shooter with base building and tower defense. Players must dig and drill their way through a completely destructible environment to find Lumen – a mysterious resource that is the only hope for humanity’s survival. In the process, they’ll have to fend off dangerous creatures that lurk in the shadows.
In the action role-playing game Forspoken from Square Enix, we travel with Frey to a fantasy world and learn fantastic magic and parkour skills to defeat chaos and find a way home
In this Forspoken Test / Review (no Let’s Play) you will get everything you need to know about the Action RPG with Open World Gameplay. There have already been a lot of uproars, and I’ll tell you my opinion after more than 30 hours of play. Forspoken came out with a release date of 01/24/2023 for PlayStation PS5 and PC on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Tortuga Delivers Turn-Based Pirate Strategy and 3D Ship Cruising Across the Caribbean Sea
In Tortuga (Gameplay Test – Let’s Play Game Review) we play a pirate in the Caribbean, similar to Pirates. We fight in turn-based ship battles against merchants, pirate hunters, and other pirates and try to build an empire that will eventually be strong enough to plunder the legendary Spanish treasure fleet. Tortuga hit the Epic Games Store with a release date of Jan. 19, 2023, for PlayStation PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, with a Steam version likely to follow later.
The City Builder Strategy Game Aquatico Lets Us Build a City in the Sea – A Special City Builder with Relaxation Factor due to Aquarium Feeling
The underwater build-up game Aquatico in the gameplay test with review video – The earth is sinking in the chaos of the climate catastrophe, and we are building a new home for mankind deep in the sea. Complex city builder strategy with aquarium charm.
Mankind Sets Off to New Worlds – Build-Up Strategy on a Space Station – Sci Fi Survival Town Builder in Review – Ixion Test
In Bulwark Studios’ new build-up strategy game Ixion, you’ll lead the construction and journey of a space station into the future of humanity. It’s a mix of survival city builder, mayor simulation, and real-time strategy, and this is spiced up with a strong story and tough decisions. The release date for Ixion is 07.12.2022 and it will be released for PC on Steam.