This Week’s Indie Game Releases (November 29 – December 5)

As 2020 begins to draw to a (long-overdue) close, December kicks off a fun month of indie titles that will be well worth your attention during the holidays.

Here are our picks for this week in indie games, November 29 – December 5.

The Tides Of Time – November 30 (PC)

Unravel the mysteries of the Day of the Red Sun as you sail around a world filled with intrigue and monsters in The Tides Of Time, from developer and publisher Ohana Studio. You’ll take on the role of a simple farmer who happens to be the only one who can solve the mystery while helping out the residents of the Archipelago on your journey.

Empire of Sin – December 1 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch)

It’s 1920 Chicago, and you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the rough and tumble streets, going up against rival gangs looking to do the same. This tactical strategy game from developer Romero Games left quite an impression, receiving a near-perfect score from TheGamer. Welcoming to all skill levels, Empire of Sin can consider itself “made”.

Per Aspera – December 3 (PC)

Ready for a life on Mars? Build out a human civilization on the Red Planet in this futuristic supply chain management title from developer Tlön Industries. Our preview of the game indicated lots of potential for Per Aspera, so it’s time to put it to the real test when it officially launches on December 3. Though, it’s hard to imagine any sort of bust when voice acting talents such as Troy Baker and Phil Lamarr are involved.

PHOGS! – December 3 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch)

If you checked out last week’s list, you’ll know we’re no stranger to highlighting weird or quirky indie games. PHOGS! – from developer Bit Loom Games – appears to fall into this category as a family-friendly co-op game where you and a partner take on the role of a Cat-Dog like creature (Dog-Dog?) while working together through a plethora of party games. PHOGS! can also be played in single-player.

El Hijo – A Wild West Tale – December 3 (PC)

Another family-friendly release this week, El Hijo – A Wild West Tale from developers Honig Studios and Quantumfrog puts a fresh spin on the spaghetti western genre. You’ll be utilizing stealth mechanics to sneak past enemies as you – a six-year-old kid – make the journey to find your mother.

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