The festive season has arrived, and this year Santa has brought a big bag full of great indie stuff to keep you cozy indoors and out of the cold. Whether you’re looking for stylish first-person action, emerging horror or a chance to prove yourself on a virtual slide, these December indie hits have enough style and variety to keep you busy. play well until 2023.
Green Forest Quartet release date
First, the good folks at Bedtime Digital are excited to share that their emotional puzzle adventure The Forest Quartet is coming to PS5 and PS4 December 8. Read on to learn more.
Hello Neighbors 2
The horror of a humble small town with viral indie hit Hello Neighbor is back, and let’s make it clear, these neighbors do not want any of your housewarming chili. An investigative journalist has come to the town of Raven Brooks with a mission: to discover why people are missing and who might be responsible. And one resident in particular is particularly suspicious: the notoriously intimidating Mr. Peterson. The stocky, mustached man is the subject of many rumors and you are the only one with the courage to find out the truth. But the deeper you dig, the whole town seems very strange. Build an atmosphere of tension with open-world exploration and a story directly influenced by your actions, then try to outsmart the AI that continuously learns from the player’s actions. There go neighborhood!
Release date: December 6 | Publishing company: tinyBuild | PS4, PS5
It’s December, so you know what that means: Ski season. And here’s more great news: The critically acclaimed indie ski sandbox Shredders is coming to PS5 on December 6. Described by the developers at FoamPunch as “a love letter to the PS5.” skiing,” Shredders takes you to the Frozen Wood resort, where you and your friends turn viral videos into the skiing adventure of a lifetime. You’ll also be able to socialize with famous professional skiers like Jamie Anderson, Marcus Kleveland and Zeb Powell, as you build skills and stunt your way to glory. An original rockin’ soundtrack by producer Jennifur will make for a great accompaniment as you and your online friends hit the slopes together.
Release date: December 6 | Publishing company: FoamPunch | PS5
Sky: Children of Light
The creators of the indie masterpiece Journey are back with a new adventure. Sky is a game about using the ability to fly to explore a beautiful worldーand forge strong bonds with others. Starting from a simple base island, you and a large community of players worldwide embark on a journey to explore seven vast, beautiful kingdoms to recover superhuman souls. Sky is a game built on the transcendent joy of mutual exploration and cooperation as you and the other players you meet and interact in beautiful open environments. Use a unique system of gestures and actions to connect with others, travel together, and create good memories. With a huge world to take in and ongoing seasonal events offering new attractions and interactions, there’s always more to see in Sky.
Release date: December 6 | Publishing company: thatgamecompany | PS4
It’s time to regroup the band for one last concert. However, The Forest Quartet is completely different from your typical reunion story: with the death of band leader Nina, members Kirk, JB and Sebastian have been plunged into darkness due to grief. Taking control of the rest of Nina’s soul, you’ll witness physical manifestations of emotion and struggle come to life with vibrant graphics and stunning sound design. Travel through breathtaking environments and put puzzles together to help your bandmates begin the difficult healing process in this emotional tragedy.
Release date: December 8 | Publishing company: Digital bedtime | PS4, PS5
Welcome to heaven! Unfortunately, the Pearly Gate has a bit of demonic infestation, but that could be good news for you. As Neon White, an assassin who escaped a miserable hell, you’re competing to kill as many demons as you can for your ticket to the afterlife among the clouds. Show off your superhuman style by slaying demons in first-person combat quickly and efficiently, using the unique collectible Soul Card system as weapons and special abilities. Sky-high skill ceilings allow you to improve your time and rank, while secret routes and hidden items provide even more replayability. And the cherry on top is a great story written by OK KO! Let’s Be Heroes screenwriter Ryann Shannon.
Release date: December 13 | Publishing company: Annapurna | PS4, PS5
Which indie games are on your list to play in December?