10 zesty indie games coming out in April 2023

Posted on April 9, 2023

It’s chocolate month! April is already slipping away and the indie game releases are dropping as well! Quite a solid month with some cosy games releasing, perfect for Melbourne’s descent into winter! I look forward to playing the Coffee Talk sequel with a nice big mug of minty hot chocolate.

And for those looking to bring their own fire… check out the Mmetroidvanias on offer this month – there’s something for everything!


Developer: Goca Games

Release Date: April 4

Platforms: PC, Mobile, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Puzzle

“Hei, a humanoid-like being, got confused and fell from his favorite spot. He is now lost in a chaotic world full of puzzles and mysterious characters. Accompany him through 4 different levels, each with their own quirks, meeting a variety of friends along the way.”


Developer: Mekworx

Release Date: April 7

Platforms: PC

Genre: FPS

“Supplice is a stylish throwback shooter inspired by the mid-90s FPS glory days and the legendary Doom modding community. Mixing the retro stylings of 90s era shooters with colorful graphics and frantic gameplay, it creates an experience that’s ever so familiar but also exciting and fresh.”

Hunt the Night

Developer: Moonlight Games

Release Date: April 14

Platforms: PC

Genre: Action

“Plunge into a retro-style action-adventure game that combines a fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy and lore. Play as Vesper, a virtuous member of ‘The Stalkers,’ and explore the vast world of Medhram, filled with ruins and horrors.”

Beyond the Long Night

Developer: Noisy Head Games

Release Date: April 18

Platforms: PC

Genre: Roguelike

“Explore a whimsical underground world whilst being chased by a mysterious corrupting force in this charming twin-stick action roguelike! Befriend loveable characters, fend off enemies with chaotic abilities, and uncover the secrets of this subterranean kingdom caught in a time loop.”

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Developer: Toge Productions

Release Date: April 20

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Simulation

“Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much-loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly.”


Developer: Aurogon Shanghai

Release Date: April 25

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Metroidvania

“Reveal the hidden secrets of a fantasy land in Afterimage! Explore the magnificent landscapes and ruins of an ancient metropolis, meeting mysterious colossal beings and adorable roaming spirits along the way. The thrilling adventure of this marvelous 2D hand-drawn world awaits you!”

Roots of Pacha

Developer: Soda Den

Release Date: April 26

Platforms:  PC

Genre: Simulator

“Be a part of a thriving stone age community. Discover “ideas,” domesticate crops, befriend animals, and contribute to the growth of your village. Play with friends in co-op or explore the early days of civilization in single-player.”

Strayed Light

Developer: Embers

Release Date: April 26

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Action

“Explore a dark and oneiric world of rampant nature and corrupted cities. Embody a tiny being of light on its path towards awakening. Fight your inner demons and restore your balance.”

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Developer: Plot Twist

Release Date: April 28

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Genre: Metroidvania

“Take on the last case of Benedict Fox and dive into a twisted world of secret organizations, forbidden rituals, and cold-blooded murders. Explore the memories of deceased victims as you search for clues and fight demons in this fantastical Lovecraftian Metroidvania.”

Mail Time

Developer: Kela van der Deijl

Release Date: April 28

Platforms:  PC (Console later)

Genre: Adventure

“It’s Mail Time! As a newly trained Mail Scout, put on your pack, grab those letters, and deliver them across Grumblewood Grove! The forest animals eagerly await the sight of your mushroom hat in this cozy, cottagecore light-platformer adventure!”

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Coffee and conversation makes for a very cosy experience. I’d suggest playing this one with a warm cup of joe under a big warm blanket as winter approaches. Check out our coverage of it from PAX Aus 2022 here.