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Upcoming Steam Games April 2023

Welcome! At LadiesGamers, we are all about indie games. So, aside from our Upcoming Switch Games, it’s time to look at Steam’s upcoming new release games. This one is for April 2023.

Not all games to be released are on the list here. Alternatively, you will see games that the other gaming sites don’t mention. We are taking notice of these games. You can expect reviews for many of them if given half a chance! It should be noted that unless we have some personal experience with the game, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Steam website.

Spritfall – April 3rd

SpiritFall LadiesGamers

Spiritfall is a fast-paced Action Roguelite with combat inspired by Platform Fighters. Slash, smash, launch, and wall-splat many enemies using an ever-changing arsenal of divine powers.

Spiritfall combines tight Platform Fighter combat, nimble movement, and Roguelite mechanics into one! Traverse dangerous regions and unleash deadly combos through a randomly generated map.

James previewed Spiritfall in Early Access and has this to say.

Spiritfall is up against some tough competition in this genre, and I wish the developers all the best. Spiritfall has a lot of promise in its early state. A roadmap is available, so this looks set on a steady course of content drops, including new weapons and biomes.

The developers also appear keen to listen to feedback from the players, so if you decide to jump in, tap on the feedback button in the options; it may just steer the game in more positive directions. I will certainly be keeping my eye on Spiritfall, and if you want to support the developers and observe a game as it grows, be sure to check it out. But if you want to wait, consider wish listing the title, as this also shows them some support.

Wall World – April 3rd

Wall world LadiesGamers

Explore the mysterious Wall World on your giant robot spider: mine for valuable resources, upgrade your equipment to fight off hordes of monsters, and discover exotic biomes in-between attacks. Will you be able to survive and learn the secrets of the Wall World?

Wall World is a mining rogue-lite with tower defence elements. Explore procedurally generated mines and discover fantastical biomes. Find resources and technologies for purchasing valuable upgrades. Fight off hordes of aggressive monsters using your mobile base. Roam the Wall freely day and night in various weather conditions. Find traces of “the others” and boldly mine where no man has mined before.

James reviewed Wallworld and said this in his conclusion: 

I had to do a double take with the price of Wall World. For just over the price of a posh coffee, you’re getting one heck of a gaming deal here. Not only does this feel like something different, but so many aspects of the game’s design and presentation just clicked. I loved the pixel art and mysterious lore surrounding the game. The mix of chilled mining with tense enemy encounters always made each run quite the thrill. To top it all off, you are riding around in a mechanical spider. Possibly the only reason to avoid it is if you are utterly sick of this genre. Otherwise, this is a wall well worth scaling.

Passpartout 2 The Lost Artist – April 4th

Passpartout 2 LadiesGamers

Embark on your struggling artist adventure. Draw and sell art to cheeky critics to reclaim your lost art career. Explore the endearing art-starved town of Phénix and show them you’re a true artist!

Draw and sell art on the go using your handy foldable easel. Explore the endearing puppet town, and get to know the residents and what makes them tick. Help them out with commissions, like drawing a new ad for Steve’s restaurant! Or why not buy a studio to work from home, just like the good old days?

I reviewed Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist and said this in my conclusion.

Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist is a sequel; however, you don’t have to have played the first game to enjoy Passpartout 2; you can jump right in. The overarching plot involving the Museum of the Masters is enjoyable. Though I think you would have to be creative and really enjoy art and design to have fun and get the most out of the game.

Terrascape – April 5th

Terrascape LadiesGamers

In TerraScape, you build your own dream city. Each pack of cards in TerraScape offers different buildings and ways to expand your city. Place your cards wisely in the game world to earn points and receive new cards as rewards. Turn by turn, round by round; you skillfully build and grow your city.

The game offers several game modes, procedural maps, and exciting challenges. In Early Access, TerraScape will be expanded with more decks, maps, and game modes in the future.

I previewed Terrascape and said this in my final thoughts.

Terrascape is a lot of fun to play; it turns into a tricky management game as you run out of space to place the cards. But with some strategic thought, you soon reach the high points and increase your score to move on.

I’m looking forward to future updates to the game as it moves through Early Access; it holds much promise even at this stage. You can find the Steam page for Terrascape here, go on, and give it a Wishlist. You know you want to!

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Grimgrad – April 5th

Grimgrad LadiesGamers

Try to survive the hardships of the Middle Ages and not anger the gods. A story campaign about Slavic deities and Survival mode. Lay roads, organize the mining and production of resources and follow villagers’ needs.

Build your own Slavic settlement. Overcome the hardships of medieval life, and don’t anger the Gods!

I reviewed Grimgrad and gave it a score of I’m Not Sure.

Grimgrad is shaping up to be an interesting survival simulation game. However, it still has a way to go before it feels like a fully developed game.

Between the UI needing work and the mechanics of the Gods not being implemented fully into the gameplay, Grimgrad is one to keep an eye on for the moment. Hopefully, given time, it will come out of the development oven properly cooked.

MOVIEHOUSE – The Film Studio Tycoon – April 5th

Moviehouse LadiesGamers

MOVIEHOUSE is the game film fans have been waiting for. Ready the camera, unleash your creativity and create the flicks you’ve always dreamed of. Grow your operation with your razor-sharp business sense and usher in a new era for filmmakers worldwide…or fail trying. After all, this business is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get.

Experience the decades – start with a small film crew in the 80s, develop your first short film, and taste the sweet nectar of box office revenue. You’ll create better movies and hire a larger crew when your enterprise expands.

Curse of the Sea Rats – April 6th

Sea of Rats LadiesGamers

Curse of the Sea Rats is a ‘ratoidvania’ platform adventure with lovingly crafted, hand-drawn animations. Embark on the epic journey of four prisoners of the British empire, transformed into rats by the notorious pirate witch, Flora Burn.

To regain their human bodies, they must fight dangerous bosses, uncover the secrets of the vast Irish coast, and ultimately capture the witch who cursed them.

James reviewed Curse of the Sea Rats and said this in his conclusion.

I initially disliked Curse of the Sea Rats, but the more I kept at the game, the more it hooked me, and I ended up enjoying myself. The barrier to entry may be a little high for some players with difficult combat and messy hit detection. But once you level up a few times and play around with the characters, you should be able to settle in a style that suits you. This is made all the more enticing by being able to pay with three other loved ones locally. Something rarely seen in adventure games.

The design and animations are excellent and make for a nice cherry on top of the experience. If you’re looking for a solid 2D adventure to play alone or with loved ones, this pirate trip will surely keep you busy for a few game nights. Wearing a pirate outfit for the experience is optional.

Oxygen – April 7th

Oxygen LadiesGamers

Oxygen is a survival city builder. Build your city around the Oxygen Center and ensure your people’s survival in a post-apocalyptic future threatened by crack explosions, deadly winds, droughts and frosts. Lead your people and, more importantly, keep the Oxygen Center running.

Fulfil your people’s basic needs with a nice living place, steady water and food supplies. Research new features and buildings to increase their confidence and education level.

I reviewed Oxygen and gave it a score of I like it.

Overall, I like Oxygen; it offers a challenge and has great potential. But, unfortunately, it all feels a bit generic and much like any other survival game out there. Alternatively, if you hesitate to buy the game, you could try out the free Oxygen: First Breath demo on the Steam store.

Song of the Prairie – April 7th

Song of the Prairie LadiesGamers

Song of The Prairie is a 3D farm game. The prairie town at the end of the continent is blessed by the remaining grace of the Goddess, which makes this land far away from strife and brings enrichment.

Prairie town was a sanctuary but was forgotten by people during the age of peace. A hero who yearns for a rural life passed the employment of a farm host. How to build the town depends on yourself. Game missions are non-linear; you don’t have to finish everything. You can experience the fun of exploration. Harvesting giant fruits and crops. Taking care of fantastic animals and dating someone you like. Just enjoy your rural life here.

Fabledom – April 13th

Fabledom LadiesGamers

Once upon a Village. Set in a wholesome fairytale world, Fabledom is the ideal laid-back City builder. Enjoy the growth of your settlement, trade and use diplomacy to ally or challenge your neighbours, and most importantly, find yourself a prince or princess and live happily ever after!

I previewed the demo of Fabledom and had this to say. 

Fabledom is presented in a colourful and cute fairytale world. It will be filled with giants, witches, pigs with wings and many hidden secrets. It’s shaping up to be a game to keep an eye on, and it is certainly a game I will want to play when it is released later in the year.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story – April 18th

The mage seeker LadiesGamers

From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers’ tyranny.

Play as Sylas, a spell-stealing mage who has just broken free of his unjust captivity at the Mageseekers’ hands. Wielding the chains that once bound you, you must liberate your homeland from tyranny, one Mageseeker at a time.

Tin Hearts – April 20th

Tin Hearts

Behind every brilliant invention hides a magical story. Guide a troop of tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world in this immersive narrative puzzle adventure game from team members that brought you Fable.

James previewed the demo of Tin Hearts and had this to say.

The immediate vibe I got off Tin Hearts was Lemmings but significantly less stressful. Lemmings was a game released on many platforms back in the old retro days. Here you led little fellas towards an exit but unfortunately, some or sometimes all of them would perish. Some of you old gamers will remember the famous ‘nuke’ button when it all went wrong. Tin Hearts is a calming experience that I feel can be enjoyed alone or possibly with a loved one. Out of VR, I can see this being a game you could share together giving each other tips on how to solve the puzzles. But if being strapped in is your preference it does appear the developers have made this a very impressive VR experience. It’s just nice to see some developers remember not everyone has VR.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly – April 22nd

Coffee Talk 2 LadiesGamers

Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much-loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly.

It’s time to revisit your favourite late-night coffee shop and reconnect with your fantasy friends over a warm drink or two. You are a barista, and your customers aren’t always humans. Listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.

Caroline reviewed Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly and had this to say in her conclusion:

I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves visual novels and is looking to soothe their anxiety whilst playing a game. This game helped me to relax at night before going to sleep because it just soothed me. I love that aside from hearing the stories of the customers, you actually make their drinks; this added a lot of extra fun to the game for me.

Another fun addition to the game was that they added a lot of fun little pop culture easter eggs in the dialogues. That made the game feel like it could be real, but just in another realm.

Lastly, I want to mention the playtime. The amount of playtime you get for this affordable game is so worth it in my eyes. It took me a long time to finish the game, and it is definitely replayable when you haven’t unlocked every recipe or have some other achievements to finish.

Roots of Pacha – April 25th

Roots of Pacha LadiesGamers

Be a part of a thriving stone age community. Discover “ideas,” domesticate crops, befriend animals, and contribute to the growth of your village. Play with friends in co-op or explore the early days of civilization in single-player.

Discover, gather, and farm vegetables and herbs. Explore the surrounding wilderness to find animals to befriend and domesticate; fish the shallow and deep waters to see what lies in their depths; and mine the darkest caves filled with mysteries and secret powers.

I reviewed Roots of Pacha and said this in my conclusion:

There is so much to Roots of Pacha, all packed into a gameplay time of around 40 hours. You can see the love the developers have put into the game as you play, and, amazingly, it was all developed by such a small team. If simulation, farming, crafting, and so much more are what you enjoy in a game, then Roots of Pacha is worth checking out.

Cassette Beasts – April 26th

Collect awesome monsters to use during turn-based battles in this open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts’ Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!

Mail Time – April 27th

Mail Time LadiesGamers

It’s Mail Time! As a newly trained Mail Scout, put on your pack, grab those letters, and deliver them across Grumblewood Grove! The forest animals eagerly await the sight of your mushroom hat in this cozy, cottage-core light-platformer adventure!

I previewed a short demo of Mail Time and said this. 

Mail Time has colourful and whimsical environments that jump off the screen, and it’s the kind of place I’d like to live. The game can be played with full controller support. In the demo, the vast flower field and the scale of the towering trees make it feel like you are in a real forest. I enjoyed the demo, and I love the look of the game.

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