2024 is finally here, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to! There are so many games coming out this year, that it’s hard to keep track of them all (but we can certainly try). Some of my favorite types of games aren’t big-budget triple-AAA games, but indie games made by small studios.
And here in this article, I’m going to be giving you a list of my personal picks for the Top 5 Upcoming Indie Games of 2024! This article will mostly be based on personal preference, and I won’t be mentioning any games unless they are (currently) confirmed to be released in 2024.
#5 – Subliminal
First up we have Subliminal. This is an upcoming horror/puzzle game set to release during the first quarter of 2024. It features heavy inspiration from The Backrooms, an internet horror phenomenon about a bizarre alternate reality full of seemingly empty rooms.
There isn’t a whole lot we know about the game, but it does seem interesting based on what we do know about it. Many people feel that the Backrooms has been done to death, and while I don’t disagree, I still think this is going to be a really great game, especially after watching the really awesome gameplay trailer that you can find here.
#4 – World of Goo 2
Here’s a game I never thought I would talk about… World of Goo 2! I really enjoyed my time with the first game, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the same developers are back with a sequel to their award-winning 2D puzzle game.
Based on the trailer we saw, it looks like the sequel is going to stay very true to the original, just expanding upon what we got in the first one. And that’s fine by me. There really wasn’t anything wrong with the first game, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the developers expand upon it in this sequel.
#3 – Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is something I’m really excited for! I was (and still am) a huge fan of the 1990s Moomin anime, which this game takes place in. Melody of Moominvalley will see you playing as Snufkin as he tries to outsmart the park ranger.
It’s a point-and-click puzzle game, which I know many people might not be into. Regardless, the game looks incredibly wholesome and charming, and it seems to stick true to what made the Moomin anime so great. That’s good enough for me!
#2 – Corpus Edax
Corpus Edax is a game many of you likely have not heard of before. This is an indie immersive sim and RPG in which you explore a dark sci-fi universe. You can solve problems in multiple different ways, from going in with your fists or using your charisma to charm your way out of problems.
The most interesting thing about this game is the fact that just about EVERYTHING can be used as a melee weapon, from simple wooden chairs to glass shards taken from broken windows. The game features no firearms whatsoever, so you’re going to want to take advantage of this.
#1 – Little Nightmares III
In first place on this list of my Top 5 Upcoming Indie Games of 2024, we have Little Nightmares III! It’s a 2.5D platformer horror game set in a creepy universe that reminds me a lot of the movie Coraline.
I was a HUGE fan of the first two games, and I really loved the story and characters. I’m especially looking forward to this game after the big plot twist we got in the second game. If you have not played the first two already, I’d highly recommend you do so, this isn’t a game you want to miss!