10 freaking awesome indie games coming out in September 2023

Posted on September 8, 2023

“Wake me up when August ends…wait, that’s not the song?” In what can only be described as yet more evidence of the existence of time – it’s somehow September! We’re in the back end of the year and it’s certainly saving the good stuff ’til last. After a harmonious August with the release of Stray Gods, I’m surely not the only one still replaying the roleplaying musical, but alas the show must go on!

Check these games out coming out in September 2023!

Tiny Witch

Developer: Creative Hand

Release Date: September 1

Platforms: PC

Genre: Managment

“Manage a minion store where demanding clientele are always at your door! As a little witch, mix the right resources to create minions so that your dungeon master clients walk away happy.”

The Isle Tide Hotel

Developer: Wales Interactive

Release Date: September 12

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile

Genre: Interactive Movie

“Explore a mysterious hotel and infiltrate a cult in this FMV detective game, featuring a cast from GoT, The Witcher, and more. Every decision counts as you gather clues and question guests. Can you unearth the ominous secrets at The Isle Tide Hotel before it’s too late to save your missing daughter?”


Developer: Team Ugly

Release Date: September 14

Platforms: PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Puzzle

“Unravel the dark secrets hidden throughout this stirring puzzle platformer about a tormented nobleman confronting the traumas of his past. Use an innovative mirror mechanic to solve challenging puzzle rooms and defeat towering bosses as you strive to piece together the ugly truth.”


Developer: 2Awesome Studio

Release Date: September 15

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Roguelike

“The cutest, deadliest and ONLY top-down roguelike shooter featuring AK-wielding Axolotls. Blast your way through the animal kingdom with an arsenal of kick-ass guns, mighty power-ups and even raise an army of trigger-happy baby axolotls.”


Developer: The Astronauts

Release Date: September 20 (Early Access)

Platforms: PC

Genre: FPS

“Armed with strange weapons and forbidden pagan magic, hunt a powerful witch holding the key to your salvation. Witchfire is a dark fantasy roguelite shooter from the creators of Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.”

Party Animals

Developer: Recreate Games

Release Date: September 20

Platforms: PC, Xbox

Genre: Party Game

“Fight your friends as puppies, kittens and other fuzzy creatures in PARTY ANIMALS! Paw it out with your friends both online and offline. Interact with the world under our realistic physics engine. Did I mention PUPPIES?”

RIN: The Last Child

Developer: Space Fox Games

Release Date: September 21

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Metroidvania

“Join RIN, the last child of the Creator, on a journey to restore order in a mystical world. Collect aspects and runes, craft spells, and confront powerful bosses – your transformed siblings. The fate of the world rests in your hands. Can you restore harmony to this enchanted realm?”

Paleo Pines

Developer: Italic Pig

Release Date: September 26

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Farming Sim

“Welcome to Paleo Pines, a charming island known for its friendly dinosaurs, quirky townsfolk, and mysterious past. Befriend dinos and enlist their help to fix up your ranch and farm crops to create your cozy dino sanctuary! Then set out with your companion, Lucky, to uncover the island’s secrets.”

Mineko’s Night Market

Developer: Meowza Games

Release Date: September 26

Platforms: PC, Switch (Xbox One & PlayStation on Oct 26)

Genre: Adventure

“Mineko’s Night Market is a narrative-driven, social simulation adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and invites players to craft whimsical items, eat delicious snacks, and ultimately enjoy all the cats.”


Developer: Geometric Interactive

Release Date: September 29

Platforms: PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Adventure

“From Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDE — COCOON takes you on an adventure across worlds within worlds. Master world-leaping mechanics and solve intricate puzzles to unravel a cosmic mystery.”

Mineko’s Night Market

I have to admit, ever since I heard the concept of this game, I’ve been keeping an eye on its development. The game’s focus on Japanese culture feels very authentic and is carefully portrayed within its curious art style. I’ll be grabbing this one on the Switch for sure!