Weekend Playlist: This Week’s Indie Game Releases - January 7, 2022
It’s a brand new year, and with it comes a slew of exciting indie games from studios new and old! Welcome to GamingPizza’s inaugural "Weekend Playlist" – a quick look at some of this week’s most intriguing and fun-looking indie game releases that you can play this weekend.
It’s a bit of a slow week to kick off the year, with more ports and Early Access releases than full launches, but here are our picks for this week’s indie Weekend Playlist.
An Outcry (PC)
Interested in kicking off your year in the horror genre? Look no further than An Outcry – from developer Quinn K. An Outcry is a branching-path narrative horror RPG set in Vienna, Austria, where you take on the role of “The Unnamed” – a 25-year-old shut-in who manages to get themselves locked out of their apartment, forcing them to spend the evening looking for a way in as they encounter the shadows and terrors that the night brings. The game features roughly four hours of gameplay, with five different endings that can play out. An Outcry is available now on PC via Steam and is currently 10%-off.
Heaven Dust 2 (PC)
Heaven Dust 2 – from developer One Gruel Studio – is the sequel to 2020’s Heaven Dust, which seems to have hit well enough with Steam users to warrant a second game in the series. The game is “a love letter to classic survival horror games” and features all of the action, exploration, and puzzles that you might expect from the genre. The game’s resource management and overall vibe alone are highly reminiscent of the original Resident Evil games, making it well worth checking out for fans of the first game or the genre in general. Heaven Dust 2 is now available on PC via Steam and is currently 10%-off.
To round out your weekend, here are a few other indie games that are releasing in Early Access or are making their debut on new platforms:
Cowboy Life Simulator: Prologue – Demo available now for PC via Steam
Deep Rock Galactic – Port available now for PS4 and PS5
Nightmare: The Lunatic – Available now for PC via Steam Early Access
Outerverse – Available now for PC via Steam Early Access and Epic Games Store
QuickSpot – Port available now for Nintendo Switch