10 gleaming indie games coming out in May 2023

Posted on May 4, 2023

May the force be with you! Woah! May is here and as always, you know what that means. NEW INDIE GAMES! That’s right! May is positively stacked with new games coming out from a bunch of talented studios across the world. Obviously, this month is a big one with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s sequel coming out in less than 10 days! So if you need a game to break up all that open-world goodness, check these out!


Developer: Artificer

Release Date: May 2

Platforms: PC

Genre: Tactics

“As a contestant on a high stakes reality game show of the future, you must survive a dangerous urban environment packed with traps, confounding puzzles, and heavily armed psychopaths. Turn-based combat in hand crafted levels, built for entertainment.”

Finding Hannah

Developer: Fein Games

Release Date: May 3

Platforms: PC, Mobile

Genre: Puzzle

“Finding Hannah is a relaxing puzzle game about a woman navigating a midlife crisis. Hannah’s got it all: a well-paying job, a fancy coffee machine, and a comfortable life – so why isn’t she happy? Lead her on a journey of self-discovery as you explore beautiful scenes and find hidden objects.”


Developer: Samurai Punk

Release Date: May 3

Platforms: PC

Genre: FPS

“KILLBUG is a fast-paced, first-person movement shooter set in an endless arena. Slash and shoot your way through hordes of ravenous insects, mastering fluid aerial movement mechanics as you fight for glory on the leaderboards.”

Darkest Dungeon II

Developer: Red Hook Studios

Release Date: May 8

Platforms: PC

Genre: Dungeon Crawler

“Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within…”


Developer: Chicken Launcher

Release Date: May 9

Platforms: PC

Genre: Simulator

“Pan’orama is a relaxing and soothing puzzle simulation game in which you create amazing landscapes using different types of tiles, but most of all by discovering the connections between them and finding unique combinations.”


Developer: Shiny Shoe

Release Date: May 22

Platforms: PC

Genre: Tactics

“Inkbound reinvents turn-based gameplay in a fluid online-only co-op roguelike from the creators of Monster Train. Play solo or party up to dive into the magical, dangerous books of the Atheneum Library and fight to save this rich, ever-expanding world.”

Bread & Fred

Developer: SandCastles Studio

Release Date: May 23

Platforms: PC

Genre: Co-op

“Grab your best bud for help in this new co-op challenge to help two adorable penguins, Bread and Fred, reach the top of the snowy summit. Time your jumps, cling to walls and swing across gaps to see how far you can make it before you tumble all the way back down the mountain.”

Above Snakes

Developer: Square Glade Games

Release Date: May 25

Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Survival

“Piece by piece, create your own world and survive in this Wild West-inspired survival RPG. Craft, farm, hunt, build your base, and fight in order to stay alive.”

Hot Heat Reset

Developer: N3r4zzurr0

Release Date: May 26

Platforms: PC

Genre: Puzzle

“A fast-paced maze action game where you play as an unknown speedster hiding under a skull who is in pursuit to recover his stolen lands and is about to deal with a lot of EXPLOSIONS! Get ready to RESET everything!”

Everdream Valley

Developer: Mooneaters

Release Date: May 30

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Farm Sim

“A farming adventure with a dash of magic. By day, restore your quaint homestead into a summer paradise. Raise crops, care for animals and rebuild to your heart’s content. At night inhabit the various farmland creatures through your dreams and bring enchantment to the valley.”

Darkest Dungeon II

The challenge of the first one still simmers in my brain so this is a must for the adventurer among us! The new terrors that await within surely will cower before a stagecoach of flawed heroes!