May is upon us and with it are plenty more indie releases. This seems to be one of the best months for indies yet, thanks to the varying genres. Some of the titles on this month’s Nindie Spotlight feature scary playrooms, giant mechs, and surreal art. It’s a fantastic lineup and may just be one of my favorite months to be featured. Below are six games that can appeal to fans of all types and deserve to be looked at.

Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition

The first game on this month’s list is a critically-acclaimed horror game that is getting enhancedAmong the Sleep puts players in control of a “defenseless toddler” trying to find their missing mother. Venture through various creepy and horrifying surroundings throughout the house and nearby areas. All that’s there to comfort you along the way is your teddy bear, so be on your guard. This enhancement is set to have new dialogue, graphical and performance enhancements, along with an all-new prologue chapter. Krillbite Studios’ Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition is available physically and digitally on May 28 for $24.99/$29.99, respectively.

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

A game developed by ACE Team and published by SEGA, this Monty Python-esque title is sure to impress. Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is a tower defense/racing game that takes players through history. Things can get incredibly chaotic as players roll around the surreal landscape and looking at the historically inspired art schemes such as the Late Gothic, Egyptian, and the Early Renaissance periods. More chaos and destructible environments have been added but its newest mainstay is the 2v2 Multiplayer. Play with up to four players online where it’s a battle to the death against each other. Enjoy utter chaos in the recently released game for $14.99.

Lovecraft’s Untold Stories

Anyone who’s a fan of H.P. Lovecraft is sure to want to check out this next title. Lovecraft’s Untold Stories is an action rogue-lite that takes users through various levels inspired by the works of the renowned author. Upgrade weapons, solve puzzles and look for anything that might help defeat the Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods, such as Cthulu. With five different characters, a range of weapons, managing your own sanity makes this an indie game worth looking into. Blini Games’ recent release is out now for $14.99.

Back in 1995

Back in 1995 is a wonderful taste of nostalgia for all who loved playing the original Silent Hill and Resident Evil games on the PlayStation. Survival horror fans of the 32-bit generation are sure to get a kick out of this. Through retro 3D graphics, CRT emulation, and fixed CCTV style camera angles, explore a sparsely populated city in search of clues about the past. Players are tasked with searching for the main character’s missing daughter, which rattled the city, but why did you decide to return to it all after leaving? Look for answers by utilizing the classic tank controls of the era. Ratalaika Games’ upcoming title is available on May 24 for $9.99.

Thief Simulator

If you’ve ever wondered what it might feel like to pull off petty thefts, for whatever reason, look no further! Thief Simulator puts players in the shoes of your not-so-friendly neighborhood robber as they go about stealing from the community. In an open-world setting, users can drive through the area looking for big scores to take and attempting to grab some nice goodies. There are consequences though, so don’t think it’s too easy! Avoid being seen by witnesses or getting the cops called because if so, you’ll have to flee quickly. Rack up more loot to earn money and experience in order to buy better equipment for easier heists. Don’t worry though, it’s not all just robbing houses and apartment complexes since stealing cars and wiping electronic hard drives to sell to pawn shops is also an option. Live out your more questionable fantasies in Forever Entertainment’s upcoming game out now for $17.99.

Project Nimbus: Complete Edition

The final game in our list is a game first announced through Kickstarter. Project Nimbus: Complete Edition has players take control of mechs in this action title. Take to the skies in full 360 degrees of freedom as you battle huge bosses with a vast array of weapons. It also has a lengthy campaign featuring 26 missions, alongside a Survival Mode. There’s also a Warfront Mode that includes six different unlimited game modes like Assassination and Base Defense, making this a worthwhile experience. GameTomo’s Project Nimbus: Complete Edition is out now for $19.99.

The best part about this month’s list is that all of the games mentioned look to provide tons of content on the Nintendo Switch. These aren’t titles that can be rushed through and deleted but instead a better bang for your buck. From experiencing a sense of nostalgia to being thrown into the world of H.P. Lovecraft, there is definitely something for everybody. Stay tuned to VGCultureHQ for our next Nindie Spotlight!

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