February 2024 Indie Game Release Dates of Note

A Pacific Drive video game screenshot showing the car in the game.

January has come to a close, marking a major win for smaller studios. Developers Pocketpair dominated the month with their release of Palworld, showcasing how genres can be refreshed by seeking inspiration outside the box. As we move into February, it’s looking like it will be another solid month for smaller indie titles. For a list of February 2024 indie game release dates I think you should know, see below.

CLeM (PC, Switch) – February 6

CLeM is an interesting looking indie title slated for release on PC and Switch on February 6. This title is narrative-driven puzzle adventure game that has an interesting cartoony art style. The premise of the game as the developers describe it is that you:

“Wake up in a world where puzzles intertwine with exploration, weaving a unique narrative rooted in alchemy. A voice awakens you. It gives you purpose. To guide you, you find a notebook with mysterious entries and a house to explore.”

If you are looking for a puzzle exploration game that has some twists and turns in its storyline, this may be a title to check out this month. Players on Steam can playthrough a special prologue free of charge to see what they think.

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (PC) – February 13

If Hades and Prince of Persia had a child, the result would be Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, which is set to release on PC on February 13. This top-down hack ‘n’ slash game puts players in control of Lysfanga, the protector of the New Kingdom.

Empowered with temporal abilities from the Goddess of Time, Lysfanga can rewind time and summon clones of herself to send into battle. This unique mechanic adds flavor to the gameplay, requiring strategic approaches to combat encounters. Players can also explore gigantic ancient cities that hold answers to the mysterious resurgence of the Raxes enemies.

Ultros (PS5, PS4, PC) – February

As a fan of metroidvanias, I’m always on the lookout for the next standout title. Ultros has been one catching my attention for a while now, thanks to its distinctive and vibrant art style that truly stands out on the screen.

In games like these, art is just one aspect; gameplay is equally crucial. Ultros seems to draw inspiration from mechanics found in other games of the genre but adds its unique twist. One intriguing feature allows players to plant trees that grow as the game progresses, providing access to various unreachable areas. Combat wise the game focuses on close-quarters melee with there being a branching skill tree players can use to create their own specific fighting style.

Ultros will release onto PS4, PS5, and PC on February 12th. A demo of the game will be available to try during the Steam Next Fest from February 5-12.

The Thaumaturge (PC) – February 20

One of the most played game demos of the Steam Next Fest in October 2023 was The Thaumaturge. This game is an isometric story-driven RPG set in early 20th Century Warsaw. Players take on the role of Wiktor Szulski who is a Thaumaturge. This profession deals with taming the strange ethereal beings called salutors roaming the streets. These salutors, when tamed can then be used in battle to aid Wiktor.

The developers have committed to allowing players to actively shape both Wiktor and the story through morally ambiguous choices. A well-developed decision system could result in players having intriguing story experiences.

The Thaumaturge will release on February 20th on PC. It is scheduled to also release onto PlayStation but there is no set date besides 2024 given.

Pacific Drive (PS5, PC) – February 22


My most anticipated indie game for February is Pacific Drive. This unique title transforms the roguelite genre into a first-person survival game with a focus on driving, set in the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Exclusion Zone. Within this Zone, players will face strange occurrences, including unusual terrain, government secrets, and monsters, as they navigate and survive. As you do runs of the zone you will gather resources to improve your car which will help you survive longer and travel further.

The developers told GameSpot that there a storyline players can advance and complete by doing certain objectives. There are also characters you will meet on your journey as well as audio logs to flush out what exactly happened in the mysterious Zone.

Pacific Drive will release on PlayStation 5 and PC on February 22.

Other Indie Games Releasing in February 2024

  • Solim Infernum (PC) – February 14
  • Sucker for Love: Date to Die For (PC) – February 14
  • Gunvolt Records Cychronicle (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 15
  • PlateUp! (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – February 15
  • Furnish Master (PC) – February 20
  • Qomp2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, PC) – February 20
  • Last Epoch (PC) – February 21
  • Myth of Empires (PC) – February 21
  • Slave Zero X (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 21
  • Terminator Dark Fate – Defiance (PC) – February 21
  • CorpoNation: The Sorting Process (PC) – February 22
  • Garden Life: A Cozy Life Simulator (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC) – February 22
  • Rail Route (PC) – February 22
  • Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery of Serpentcoil Island (Switch) – February 27
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin (PC) – February 27
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 28
  • Welcome to ParadiZe (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC) – February 29

What indie games coming out this month interest you? Anything you will be picking up from the ones listed above? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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