Indie games releasing in June are blessed with just about every genre imaginable, and there are more games than you, us, or anyone else can realistically play. Seriously, we dare you to try and do it. Go ahead and download every indie game that comes to not just Steam, but sites like itch.io as well. It can’t be done, and until someone shows us otherwise, that’s what not only those of us here at GMG, but the denizens of Earth itself will believe.
Thankfully, the internet serves as a wonderful tool for taking a more focused look at things. We’ve gone ahead and scoured through the multitude of games coming up this month to find the ones that look the part, or ones that we have secret knowledge of (no secret knowledge can be found here). Let’s dive on in like Scrooge McDuck.
Battle Talent – June 1st
Battle Talent is actually a VR game that a fair few people may have already played, and that’s because it’s been free on the Meta Quest store for a bit thanks to App Lab, which is the Meta Quests version of Early Access, sort of. Battle Talent is an immensely enjoyable physics-based roguelike battler where you stick through swords and spells through different skeletons and monsters. It’s intense, but it’s very satisfying.
Killer Frequency – June 1st
Here’s one for the horror fans. Killer Frequency is a first-person horror game that has you playing as a late-night radio host. Unfortunately, you keep getting callers who are being stalked by a killer, and it’s your job to try and save them. There are puzzles to solve, lives to save, and a jukebox filled with 80’s tunes to listen to.
Speed Crew – June 8th
Speed Crew is a new party game that has you and your friends trying to be an effective pit crew. However, that’s probably not going to be easy, because otherwise, it’d be a really boring game. It’s got online and local co-op, and looks like it plays a bit like Overcooked but for cars, which sounds like a blast.
Brewpub Simulator – June 12th
If you’ve ever wanted to run your own bar, which is also a brewery, then here’s your chance. Brewpub Simulator basically gives you a run-down brewery to make work. Along with doing things like serving customers and trying to keep them happy, you’ll also need to perfect the art of brewing itself to keep them coming back for more. You can also spend some time playing darts and pool, because this is a good pub.
Fall of Porcupine – June 15th
Fall of Porcupine is a story adventure game where you’ve got to explore the unhealthy side of a healthcare system. You take control of Finley, a pigeon, who needs to learn more about not only looking after people, but also try and discover the secrets of Porcupine itself. Also, there are a fair few mini-games to find as you uncover things, and there’s even a free demo on the Steam store right now.
Heist Kitty – June 15th
Everyone knows that cats are all thieves, but this is the chance to finally enjoy being one. Heist Kitty lets you and some friends go around stealing things, knocking things off of high places, and just generally being a pain in the butt. It’s fairly tongue-in-cheek, but it looks like it could be good for those wanting something a bit more light-hearted.
Fireball Wizard – June 20th
Fireball Wizard is a retro-styled arcade platformer that wants you to fight through over forty levels and defeat bosses and find secrets along the way. It’s got a lovely visual style that’ll feel deeply nostalgic for anyone over the age of 30, and the mix of action and platforming should help keep the game feeling fresh even in the later levels.
Inner Ashes – June 30th
Inner Ashes is a first-person adventure game with a heavy focus on both puzzle-solving and a compelling narrative. You take control of Henry, a forest guard with early-onset Alzheimer’s, who is trying to discover why his only daughter is no longer in his life. There’s no doubt that this is going to be a fairly hard-hitting story for a lot of people, but that can make it all the more worthwhile as a piece of art.