Monthly Nindie Highlights

What does the month of May have in store for indie games? Let’s find out by checking a list of indie games releasing this month. I’ve taken the time to highlight on a few that piqued my interest, followed by a list of more great looking games!

Wildcat Gun Machine

Developer: Chunkybox Games
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC
Release Date: May 4, 2022

Blast the hell out of everything in this new bullet hell dungeon crawler Wildcat Gun Machine! This game looks wildly fascinating with the variety of overpowered looking weapons, the cute kittens and gruesome looking enemies. This looks so fast paced and exciting! Now available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 (USD).

Eiyuden Chronicle Rising

Developer: Natsume, Natsume Atari, Rabbit & Bear Studios Co., Ltd.
Publisher: 505 Games
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One & PC
Release Date: May 10, 2022

This 2-D platformer looks so marvelous, with up to three different characters to play as! There is a scavenger, mercenary and mage. Travel different landscapes fighting an array of enemies while trying to gather materials and upgrade equipment. Master Earth, lightening, ice and fire abilities to further progress to new areas. I really appreciate the rebuilding the town mechanic for making a sturdy adventurers hub. I absolutely can’t wait to dive into this fast paced combat and intriguing art style! Now available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 (USD).

Dungeons Of Dreadrock

Developer: Christoph Minnameier
Publisher: Christoph Minnameier
Platforms: Switch, Apple, & PC
Release Date: May 12, 2022

Have you ever experienced a dungeon puzzle game that is easy to pick up and play? Well the time is now: delve deep through 100 floors as you please! Coming to the Nintendo Switch is Dungeons of Dreadrock!

Click here for our full Dungeons of Dreadrock Review. Also check out the release sale 50% off on the eShop! That’s $5 (USD)


Developer: Retro Forge
Publisher: Dear Villagers
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: May 19, 2022

This is my most anticipated indie game of May for my love of Metroidvanias! This platforming action-adventure game with RPG elements, has dynamic 16-bit graphics. In Souldiers, you can play as either a Scout, Caster, or Archer class. I’m curious to see if each character has a different story or if it’s just abilities. I absolutely cannot wait! Currently not listed on the eShop, so follow their Twitter for updates.


Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: Marvelous, XSEED Games
Platforms: Nintendo Switch & PC
Release Date: May 19, 2022

Deadcraft is a top-down zombie apocalypse survival game, with a loot craft and fight system. You play as a half-human, half-zombie protagonist named Reid. I played a little of the demo on Nintendo Switch and found the fighting mechanics to be very satisfying using an axe as my main weapon to slash enemies down and a special zombie ability, where a giant deadly hand swings around and takes out a hoard of enemies. Fighting civilians or committing crimes in town will give you a wanted level, which can cool down, but I kept my peace with the townsfolk. Most of your time will be spent helping survivors and paying attention to hunger and energy to survive. The demo was fun and let’s you play chapter one and you can also pre-order on the Nintendo eShop for discounted price $22.49 (USD)

More May 2022 Indie Release Dates:

Slap The Rocks May 4

Wildcat Gun Machine May 4

Citizen Sleeper May 5

Space Lines May 5

Trash Sailers May 5

Eiyuden Chronicle Rising May 10

Rage Among The Stars May 10

Soundfall May 11

Gibbon: Beyond The Trees May 11

OPUS: Echo Of Starsong May 11

Dogs Donuts May 12

Dungeons Of Dreadrock May 12

Flippin Kaktus May 12

Infinite Links May 12

Rogue Lords May 12

Seven Pirates H May 12

Summer Days May 12

Two Point Campus May 17

Divination May 18

Souldiers May 19

Deadcraft May 19

Snow Bros Nick and Tom Special May 19

There Will Be No Turkey This Christmas May 19

Cotton Fantasy May 20

Galacticon May 22

Kao The Kangaroo May 27

Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag May 27

The Moo Lander May 27

Dwerve May 31

Do any of these games stand out to you? We would love for you to express your thoughts in the comment section below or hop on over to the Boss Rush Discord! Remember to check back each month for more indie releases!

One thought on “Monthly Nindie Highlights

  1. Oh wow! I think im going to have too get all three of these!

    This month’s highlights all look really really good.

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