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Spectacular Indie Games Out This November 2023

It seems like the holiday season gets earlier every year, but you can’t blame people for wanting to celebrate as soon as possible! As soon as the Christmas trees go up I’ve officially checked out of this year and am in a great limbo period until next year hits.

This November we’ve got some of the most anticipated games of 2023 coming out such as The Invincible as well as some that you may not have heard of but definitely want on your radar. There’s Cuisineer, a cute roguelike culinary dungeon crawler, In Stars and Time that puts you in a kind of Groundhog Day-Majora’s Mask kind of situation, Spirittea a Studio Ghibli bathhouse management game and so much more! A couple of my favourite games such as Coral Island and My Time At Sandrock will also be leaving Early Access and joining the world of full-release games this month.

So for everything that you should wishlist this November 2023, check out our full list here.

 

This Bed We Made – 1st November 2023

Developer: Lowbirth Games

This Bed We Made is a third-person mystery game in which you play as a maid in a 1950s hotel. Much like a macabre Agatha Christie novel, there are a slew of mysterious hotel guests and some of them are hiding a deadly secret. As the maid, you’ll have access to the rooms of the guests while they are out. Snoop amongst their belongings to find the strange objects they bring on their travels and discover the sinister mystery that binds all the hotel guests together.

It is a neo-noir tale of love, heartbreak and murder at the Clarington Hotel.

Platforms: PlayStation 5|4, Xbox, PC – Steam

 

Thirsty Suitors – 2nd November 2023

Developer: Outerloop Games

Thirsty Suitors is a journey of self-healing, reflection and exploration of your past trauma. In this adventure narrative, you’ll go through the life of Jala, a South Asian woman who’s back home for her sister’s wedding. Along with all the family drama that brings you’ll also be on the lookout to literally battle with all her exes. There’s high-octane skateboarding along with some pretty explosive turn-based combat. There are even some action-packed cooking segments, and if you’re from an Asian family you’ll understand why this is hilarious (and delicious).

Will Jala be able to handle her demanding parents? Reconcile with her exes, and mend broken friendships in time for her sister’s wedding? Will she be ready for the impending visit of Paati, the family’s terrifying and judgmental matriarch? Find out everything in Thirsty Suitors!

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

My Time At Sandrock – 2nd November 2023

Developer: Pathea Games

My Time At Sandrock is the sequel to the life sim RPG My Time At Portia. Unlike most life sim games this one focuses more on crafting rather than farming and in Sandrock it’s even less so because you’re in the desert. As a fledgling builder, you’ve been relocated to the wild and rugged city-state of Sandrock. Together with the people of the town, you’ll help to restore the place to its former glory.

All sorts of adventures await you, whether it’s stopping bandits from defiling your town, taking care of a lizard kingpin or even just raising Yakmel to ride in the desert there’s plenty that await you in Sandrock! Get closer to the people of the town and you’ll unlock fascinating backstories and story missions. Some of these townspeople are even ready to fall in love if you get close enough.

For more information about My Time At Sandrock check out our full write-up here.

Platforms: PlayStation 5|4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

The Invincible – 6th November 2023

Developer: Starward Industries

The Invincible is a story-driven adventure based on the hard science-fiction novel written by Stanisław Lem by the same name. It’s a gritty story about the planet Regis III where you play as the astronaut Yasna, looking for her missing crew.

Uncover mind-boggling scientific phenomena in a cosmic, philosophical adventure set within eerie landscapes. Discover fragments of what’s lost and report to your Astrogator, let his voice aid you in hard times. Robots, people… Choose whether to interact with different creatures on Regis III or how to do it. Friend, companion? Enemy? You never suspected what these words might really mean before you got here.

For more information about The Invincible check out our full write-up here.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

Doomsday Paradise – 8th November 2023

Developer: Lemonade Flashbang

“This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper”, and so is the case with Doomsday Paradise. It’s the end of the world, you can’t stop it but you can get a couple of good dates in. In this dating sim game, you only have one chance to get the best date before the end of your life. There are twelve different singles to choose from and over a hundred different endings! What does your apocalypse look like right about now?

There is an absurd amount of eligible people and monsters for you to date. There’s Vando the wizard that;’s allergic to sunlight and sunlight-related foods. A bit of a bummer at dinner but he makes up for it with his wild extravagant parties. Or maybe Tessa is more up your speed? This is one hot sugar mama but she’s got a bit of a personality disorder and you could find yourself waking up naked in a different country one of these nights. But it’s the end of the world, what do you have to lose?

Platforms: PC – Steam

 

Cuisineer – 9th November 2023

Developer: BattleBrew Productions

The high-stakes world of roguelike dungeon crawlers doesn’t belong only to the heroes of the world. It also belongs to the restauranteurs! In Cuisineer, you play a young chef who has just returned home to find that your parent’s restaurant has closed for business. In order to repay your family’s debts you’ll need to re-open the restaurant and make it thrive! This means serving choice dishes with the freshest ingredients, and they don’t come any fresher than with ingredients that you collect yourself. And if that means bashing a chicken in the head with your ladle, then so be it.

Collect ingredients from the land, then take them home to cook up over a hundred recipes from around the world. Grow your derelict eatery into a sensational restaurant that will make your parents proud.

Platforms: PC – Steam

 

Spells & Secrets – 10th November 2023

Developer: Alchemist Interactive, rokaplay

Like Cuisineer before us, Spells and Secrets puts a new spin on a rogue-lite adventure, by making you a student wizard instead! In this adventure story, you are a first-year student of the magic arts at the Academy of Greifenstein (aka this universe’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry). All you thought you had to do was learn your lessons and pass your exams, but fate has other things in store for you when magical creatures attack the academy.

Use an arsenal of spells at your disposal which you can use in all sorts of creative ways to fight the oncoming magical creatures. Play in local co-op with your friends or family, customize your own character, solve mysteries and find powerful artefacts in this modern magical world.

Platforms: Xbox, PC – Steam

 

Polylithic – 10th November 2023

Developer: polyperfect

Polylithic is a 3rd person crafting survival set in the Paleolithic/Neolithic era and it’s coming out this month on Early Access. If you like crafting games like Ark: Survival Evolved then you might like this one. In Polylithic you’ll follow the evolution of man, crafting items, unlocking technology, discovering the world, building bases and more. It’s a gorgeous and beautiful low poly world where you play as the tribe’s new leader.

Your goal is to gather primary resources to provide the basic means to survive. Collecting various resources and advancing the tech tree lets you set your eyes on the big prize. From rabbits to the mammoths inhabiting the prehistoric wilderness, every animal provides a different challenge to overcome. Not everything in this prehistoric wilderness is as it seems. There are secrets to find and stories to piece together, starting with discovering the roots of the disease that plagues your people and ending with your tribe’s history.

Platforms: Xbox, PC – Steam

 

Broken Roads – 14th November 2023

Developer: Drop Bear Bytes

Broken Roads is a narrative-driven RPG that brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful philosophical choices to an all-new Australian post-apocalyptic setting.

Each time you play Broken Roads you’ll embark on an epic journey that’ll be personal to you. Choose your character’s background and get involved in complex storylines and branching quests that can change depending on your answer. Your actions are dictated by the Moral Compass system which influences your character’s dialogue options and quest decisions depending on your philosophical leaning.

Every decision you make shapes the rich narrative, leading to multiple outcomes. From the grand overarching plot to the smallest details, the world is brought to life with atmospheric descriptions and vivid dialogues, delivering an immersive and unforgettable adventure. Uncover hidden secrets, unravel political intrigues, and confront moral dilemmas that will challenge your assumptions.

Platforms: Xbox, PC – Steam

 

Coral Island – 14th November 2023

Developer: Stairway Games

If you’ve followed this account for a while you’ll know that we’ve covered Coral Island for years! For all the fans of Stardew Valley, you’re going to want to pick up this re-imagined farming and life sim. Set on a gorgeous tropical island that’s threatened by pollution, you’ll need to work together with the townspeople to keep the environment from falling apart.

Life on Coral Island is an idyllic dream, with plenty to see and do. There are so many unique people to meet from humble islanders to a mermaid princess. There’s something and somebody for everyone. You’ll have a rich and wonderful life throughout the year and for everything that will be coming to the launch be sure to check out our article here.

For more information about Coral Island check out our full write-up here.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC – Steam

 

Spirittea – 14th November 2023

Developer: Cheesemaster Games

November 14th seems to be the hottest day of the month for game releases and this day has one more very exciting one. Spirittea is a management sim where you’re the proprietor of a bathhouse for spirits. If you’ve ever watched Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away you’ll know that spirits love their baths and in this game without the bathhouse working they’ll start to get restless.

Restless spirits have been disturbing the peace of your rural village so you’ve been tasked to calm them down at the bathhouse. Get the ancient bathhouse up and running and tend to the needs of the spirit. They’ll need clean towels, plenty of wood to heat the baths as well as food! Each spirit will have different requirements, so make sure to learn them all and keep them happy for the future of your village. As well as to make some good cash on the side.

For more information about Spirittea check out our full write-up here.

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

The Last Faith – 15th November 2023

Developer: Kumi Souls Games

Ask any Soulsbourne fans and they’ll tell you that they’re always on the lookout for the next game. We recently had Lies of P that look like it was made by FromSoftware themselves. As well as Death’s Door put a new spin on the genre and now we have The Last Faith, which is an upcoming metroidvania-soulslike game.

Step into The Last Faith’s ravaged world as Eryk, awakened with no recollection of his past. Soon he will discover he is in a race against time as his mind and conscience begin to deteriorate. His desire for salvation from this affliction sets him on a cursed mission that crosses paths with ancient religions and divinities. The Last Faith thrives on merciless and precise combat, with a huge range of custom executions to perform. Discover a formidable arsenal of melee weapons, arcane spells, and long-range firearms, allowing you to carve a path your own way.

Platforms: PlayStation 5|4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam

 

In Stars And Time – 20th November 2023

Developer: insertdisc5

In Stars and Time is a time-looping RPG adventure. You follow the story of Siffrin and their adventurer friends to end the tyrannical reign of an evil king. But as victory is just within the party’s grasp, a tragedy occurs, the clock resets, and they have to do it all again.

With each loop, Siffrin gains a new perspective on the world around them, opening up new solutions to puzzles and allowing them to make better choices in conversation. Equip memories as armour, pray to the Change God to improve your team’s capabilities each loop, and challenge deadly foes to Rock, Paper, Scissors as Siffrin seeks the truth.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam