Everything shown at the Shacknews Indie Showcase - October 2022

A recap of every game shown during the Shacknews Indie Showcase aired on October 5 including what was shown and where you can wishlist all 35+ incredible indies.

The Shacknews Indie Showcase that aired on October 5 showed off a plethora of must-play indie games across a wide variety of genres. Given how many games were packed into the showcase, we wanted to make sure viewers had easy access to information about each one including what was shown and where to support the developers!

Everything shown during the Shacknews Indie Showcase

Screenshot from Hyde's Haunt and Seek showing the player holding a flashlight and shining it at an old grand piano.
© Smol Games

Hyde’s Haunt & Seek

"Spook or be spooked in this team-based party game. Set in a haunted manor, the mortal Seekers search for a Prized Possession, playing against a team of pranking poltergeists dead set on keeping it to themselves."

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Screenshot of Egression showing a large game room with checkers, chess pieces, jenga, and more.
© Hyperquad Studio

"You’re here for puzzles, and that’s what you’ll get. Step into a deluxe virtual escape room establishment. Challenge your mind with handcrafted puzzles designed exclusively for VR. Explore immersive environments and piece together the clues to escape!"

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Screenshot for WrestleQuest showing several characters in a wrestling ring.
© Mega Cat Studios

"TAG TEAM WITH DESTINY! Pro wrestling and RPG fantasy collide in the ultimate pixel powered adventure. “Macho Man” Randy Savage and tons of other icons offer guidance as you powerbomb your way to glory beyond the ring. This hero’s journey ain’t just an epic quest, it’s WRESTLEQUEST!"

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Turnip Boy Robs a Bank

Screenshot from Turnip Boy Robs a Bank showing a turnip with a gun shooting at a pumpkin bank teller.
© Snoozy Kazoo

"Turnip Boy is back! This time he’s teaming up with the fearsome Pickled Gang to plan and execute the weirdest heist of all time. Shake down hostages, steal precious valuables, battle the fuzz, and use wacky tools bought off the dark web to move further into the vaults of the Botanical Bank."

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Screenshot for Decimated showing a post-apocalyptic desert landscape.
© Fracture Labs

"Decimated is a 3rd person multiplayer online survival RPG. Fight against or team up with other players, scavenge loot, transport cargo or VIPs to other locations, collect legal or illegal resources and trade them, hunt legendary creatures, capture territory and build safehouses for their gang."

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Haiku, the Robot

Screenshot of Haiku, the Robot showing Haiku fighting a mechanical enemy using a sword.
© Mister Morris Games

"Haiku the Robot is a cute adventure-exploration game set in a vast interconnected world full of corrupt robots and machinery. Explore the dying land of Arcadia; fight fierce machines; befriend quirky robots, and seek answers to the mysteries of the world around you."

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Farewell North

Screenshot of Farewell North showing cute border collie dog looking up at its owner in a pretty grassy landscape.
© Kyle Banks, Mooneye Studios

"Restore color to the desolate islands of Farewell North, an open world journey where you play as a collie traveling with his owner. Explore land and sea, uncover hidden paths, evade monsters, and free wildlife to bring color back to the world while revealing an emotional story about saying farewell."

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Screenshot of Biomorph showing the main character exploring the in-game world of Blightmoor.
© Lucid Dreams Studio

"BIOMORPH is a soulslike metroidvania game. Fight terrifying monsters and steal their shape and powers! Solve ingenious puzzles and navigate a stunning 2D world. Meet quirky characters, rebuild a city, and uncover the secrets of a sprawling, fallen civilization… and of your own mysterious origins."

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Harmony’s Odyssey

Screenshot for Harmony's Odyssey showing witch Harmony flying on a broom in front of a colorful 3D puzzle background.
© MythicOwl

"Harmony’s Odyssey is a 3D fantasy adventure puzzle game set on mythical dioramas full of riddles, perky creatures and magic. Embark on a fantastic journey through remote fabled lands tangled by a rowdy cat and bring peace to its inhabitants."

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Screenshot of LUCID showing the main character Oenn exploring the pixel enviroments in the world of Aedyn.
© The Matte Black Studio

"Discover your own legend in LUCID. Platform through a crystalline world torn apart by calamity, absorb powerful abilities that expand movement and enhance combat against a diverse cast of enemies and bosses, all in gorgeous pixel art inspired by the golden age of 2D sidescrollers."

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Screenshot from Belonging showing a screen with text that reads, The body achieves what the mind believes.
© Farbspiel Interactive

"Belonging is a game about a cult and its victims. As a thief scouting a potential location they want to steal from, the player searches an abandoned estate of a cult to find valuables and uncover uncomfortable truths about what happened to the people that lived there."

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World’s Worst Handyman

Screenshot of World's Worst Handyman showing the handyman character Doug being launched in the air in an office setting.
© Baby Lumberjack

"Help our clumsy handyman, Doug, “repair” items, dodge workplace hazards, and solve puzzles to earn the cash he needs to save his local animal shelter in this slapstick-stealth-sandbox game. Whatever you do, don't screw things up! Or do? It’s fun either way!"

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Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099

Screenshot from Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 showing a computer with surveillance camera footage.
© Fictiorama Studios

"Spy on strangers through security cameras, invade their privacy and discover their secrets in this digital voyeur simulator. Welcome to the future of The Primate Observation Club. Even in 2099 the rule about messing with your unlucky subjects still remains in this sequel: DO NOT feed the monkeys!"

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Project Haven

Screenshot from Project Haven showing a top down, dimly lit office building.
© Code Three Fifty One

"Project Haven is a squad tactics game set on the mean streets of Earth’s last city. Lead the Steel Dragons—a mismatched mercenary crew—on high-risk missions, invest in equipment and stay ahead of the game one bullet at a time. Play the story solo or co-op, plus procedural skirmishes for 1-4 players."

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The Beauty Cult's NECTARMANCER

Screenshot for The Beauty Cult's Nectarmancer showing Aisa and colorful fantasy scenery.
© The Beauty Cult

"NECTARMANCER tells the story of Aisa, the conscripted Nectarmancer for The Throne in this visually stunning action platformer and "gardenvania" by The Beauty Cult."

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Mask of the Rose

Screenshot of Mask of the Rose showing character Griz and Mr.Pages along with three dialogue options like acknowledging the introduction and expressing gratitude for the job.
© Failbetter Games

"A marvellous romance with a hint of murder. Lose your heart to a stolen city in this game of amorous intrigue! Seek love, for yourself or your friends. Help a murdered man find justice. And watch out for the bats."

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Monospaced Lovers

Screenshot of Monospaced Lovers showing main character Clara in a nature setting and Clara's phone with text chat on it with text reading things like, Books smell okay.
© Scarlet String Studios

"Clara wakes up to a phone that isn't hers. Make friends, dodge bullets, and save the world before it disintegrates in this narrative adventure game about closeness and distance."

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Screenshot from Discolored showing a black and white empty diner scene.
© Jason Godbey

"Discolored​ is a strange and surreal puzzle adventure, taking place over two-or-so hours in a single desolate location. Your mission: restore the color to this once-vibrant world. What caused the colors to disappear? How can they be brought back? As you explore, you'll solve an array of inventive puzzles and uncover a selection of clues - leading you to discover the deeper secrets of this strange place at the end of an abandoned highway."

Buy Discolored on Steam | Wishlist Discolored 2 on Steam | Website | Follow on Twitter | Discord

Her Name Was Fire

Screenshot from Her Name Was Fire showing combat on a red and black background.
© Tissue Inu

"Her Name Was Fire is a Tarotpunk twin stick roguelike with deck building elements where you progressively unlock spells and upgrades to defeat hordes of void creatures. Survive the 5 stages of grief and vanquish the Major Allegories."

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Gedda Cake

Screenshot of Gedda Cake showing a red dragon shooting a fireball in a pretty pixel nature landscape.
© Flannel Bear Games

"Gedda Cake is a metroidvania about Dragons and Cakes. Play as 6 characters with unique skills and playstyles, swap between them on the fly, battle dangerous foes and explore the vast sugar-coated lands of Sugria. Help them reclaim their invaded world and get The Cake!"

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Cosmoteer: Starship Architect & Commander

Screenshot of Cosmoteer: Starship Architect and Commander showing a large spaceship shooting a red laser.
© Walternate Realities

"Design and simulate the starship of your dreams! Command it in epic battles and manage your crew while exploring a dangerous galaxy. Play alone or with friends, test your ship in online PvP, and let your imagination reach for the stars!'

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Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER

Screenshot of Read Only Memories: Neurodiver showing characters sitting in a purple office with one character named Owl highlighted.
© MidBoss, LLC.

"Play a psychic detective known as ES88 and chase down a rogue esper who’s hidden themselves in the memories of others. With the help of your psychic abilities and a genetically engineered creature known as a NEURODIVER, you choose the way to take them out, but hurry, these memories are fading fast!"

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Screenshot of Relapse showing card battling combat in a fantasy setting.
© Valklabs

"A 3D deck building roguelike game. Collect over 240 abilities; level them up, enchant them, pair them up with over 100 trinkets, and synergize them with your companions' abilities to create endless combinations to defeat your foes."

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Screenshot for Spiritfall showing a character talking to a mysterious NPC in a fantasy environment.
© Gentle Giant

"Spiritfall is a fast-paced Action Roguelite with combat inspired by Platform Fighters. Slash, smash, launch, and wall-splat a multitude of enemies using an ever-changing arsenal of divine powers."

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Veil of Dust: A Homesteading Game

Screenshot from Veil of Dust showing one character collecting berries from a bush.
© Calamity Bay Games

"A story-driven Survival/ Farm RPG about learning to live after loss. Farm, Forage, Hunt & Craft (on casual or challenge mode) to survive in the deserts of 1860's Oregon. Talk to NPCs & build relationships, upgrade the homestead & explore while you unravel a mature story about love & tenacity."

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Zombie Soup

Screenshot of Zombie Soup showing combat in a graveyard with purple lasers.
© AeonSparx Interactive

"Zombie Soup is a top-down shooter combined with hack and slash action that follows Ricky, a backpacker who is thrown into an unexpected adventure in an unfamiliar town as he shoots and dodges his way through hordes of bizarre creatures and challenging bosses to save a kidnapped girl!"

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KOTOMASHO: I Can't Believe This NEET Guy Turned Into a Magical Girl!

Screenshot from Kotomasho showing combat with a magic wand against foes in a green Gameboy Color style landscape.
© WalGallen

"A Gameboy Color and Anime inspired adventure game with RPG elements. Find magic powers on the go and obtain special ones to defeat your enemies and clear puzzle-filled dungeons in a semi-open world of dreams and nightmares. The Story of a NEET guy who suddenly acquired magical girl"

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Touhou Library Survivors 

Screenshot from Touhou Library Survivors showing character Patchouli fighting a swarm of fairies in a library.
© Alexander Taylor

"Thousands of fairies and familiar faces are swarming the Scarlet Devil Mansion Library! Help Patchouli Knowledge survive by attacking back with bullet hell Spell Cards, gathering experience, and upgrading exponentially!"

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Neon Noodles - Cyberpunk Kitchen Automation

Screenshot from Neon Noodles showing machine-building puzzle gameplay.
© Vivid Helix

"Set in a dark and mysterious cyberpunk world, you are in charge of the futuristic food factory known as Neon Noodles. Inspired by the open-ended machine-building puzzle games of Zachtronics such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory, you design and build your own fully automated kitchen to prepare meals using robot chefs. Guacamole, bibimbap, ramen, spaetzle, paella and many more recipes are waiting for you to be optimized."

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Makis Adventure

Screenshot from Makis Adventure showing character Maki in a library looking at an old ram/goat character.
© Zoroarts

"Fight, dash, swim and bite your way through 3 different dungeons. Let the inner shark out! Face many different opponents and defeat powerful bosses. Makis Adventure is a pixel art platformer with a bite!"

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Kitsune Tails

Screenshot of Kitsune Tails showing the main character in a colorful fantasy landscape.
© Kitsune Games

"Play as a young female kitsune, one of Inari's fox-eared and bushy-tailed messengers, and embark on a hero's journey that begins while delivering your first message. Experience a romantic encounter with a kindly sorceress who comes to your aid in a time of need. Explore the complicated relationship with your former mentor turned antagonist and uncover her reasons for sealing your love interest inside an elemental prison. Unlock powers that manifest as cute outfits to help you run, jump, and dash across a land inspired by Japanese mythology in Kitsune Tails, the follow up to Super Bernie World."

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Final Profit: A Shop RPG

Screenshot of Final Profit showing an elf character running and managing a business.
© Brent Arnold

"Final Profit is a merchant life-sim RPG & parody of capitalism. You are Queen Mab, exiled from the kingdom because of your radical plan to save the realm from financial predators. The Fae Council thinks attempting to defeat the Bureau of Business at their own game is an insane ploy with no hope of success. Prove them wrong. Starting with nothing, you assume the alias of Madama Biz. Accumulate wealth and influence to climb the ranks until you become a Lord of Business!"

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Spellbook Demonslayers

Screenshot of Spellbook Demonslayers showing the main character fighting a horde of eyeballs.
© Xendra

"Slay thousands of demons with powerful magic to protect the Cosmic Library! Choose new spells and upgrades every run to create overpowered builds with each character, and steal the powers of defeated enemies to destroy the demonic horde."

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A Thief’s Quest

Screenshot from A Thief's Quest showing the main character in a Small Town by a road, buildings, and trees.
© Filthy & Free Publishing

"Players take on the role of a professional thief on the run from police who, while trying to find a place to lie low, ends up getting pulled into one of the biggest heists of their career."

Download on Itch.io | Website | Follow on Twitter

Kaiju Catastrophe

Screenshot from Kaiju Catastrophe showing one of the game's kaiju Togeru, an ancient dinosaur.

"Crush, smash, and eat thousands of enemies showing humanity what the meaning of destruction is! Kaiju Catastrophe is an arcade game with roguelite mechanics. Mutate devastating weapons, unlock permanent evolutions, and wreak havoc with a variety of monsters to tear humanity apart!"

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Screenshot from Roboplant showing robots tending to plant stations.
© Rebelpug

"In a future not too far away, humans are finally able to harvest food on alien planets. Embark on a new journey with your team of robots called Beebop 179. Build and manage a hydroponic farm, grow delicious plants and survive the mysterious challenges of outer space."

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Marble World

Screenshot from Marble World showing multiple marbles of all different colors rolling down a wooden course.
© Vector Interactive

"Marble World is a physics sandbox simulator with marbles. Create your own marble races, runs and machines. Customize a variety of tracks, decorations and marbles to create a beautiful world."

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Holy Purge

Screenshot from Holy Purge showing character holding a candle in front of a bed with a girl on it about to be part of an exorcism.
© Celeritas Games

"Holy Purge is a co-op horror exorcism game, you play as Priests who fight evil scenarios around the world. Exorcist Map - Perform an exorcism on a woman possessed by a demon. Village Map - Work together to stop the evil plague befalling a medieval village."

Buy Now on Steam | Follow on Twitter

And that concludes our recap of the Shacknews Indie Showcase that aired on October 5! Please remember to support each of these talented developers by wishlisting their games on Steam. For trailers and gameplay footage shown during the showcase, and exclusive indie dev interviews, be sure to head over to the Shacknews YouTube channel, and stay tuned for more awesome E6 2022 content

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