Welcome. At LadiesGamers we are all about indie games so we thought it was time to start a new feature by bringing you a list of Steam games to be released each month. So, aside from our Upcoming Switch lists, it’s time to look at the upcoming new release games on Steam. This one is for November 2022.
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. If given half a chance, you can expect reviews for many of them! 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.
Against the Storm – November 1st
Against the Storm is a dark fantasy city builder where you must rebuild civilization in the face of apocalyptic rains. As the Queen’s Viceroy, lead humans, beavers, lizards, and harpies to reclaim the wilderness and secure a future for civilization’s last survivors.
I reviewed Against the Storm and gave it our highest score of Two Thumbs up and I said this in my conclusion.
If you are a fan of rogue-lite and want a new challenge, try Against the Storm. For those who like city building and can adapt to the ever-changing random aspects and all the strategic elements the game offers, you will find a lot to love in Against the Storm.
Lonesome Village – November 1st
Puzzle-solving and life-sim meet in a cosy, no-combat, coyote adventure! Uncover the mysterious, magical past of Lonesome Village and save this town from the hands of evil. You’re new to the quiet village of Lonesome, once known as Ubhora. With nothing but your can-do attitude, a map, (and a secret past?), you’re ready to find answers to your strange dreams as well as a home in this cosy community. But not everything is as it seems in the village.
I also reviewed Lonesome Village on the Switch, giving it a score of I like it a lot.
Lonesome Village is a sweet, wholesome adventure game; the standout feature for me was all the puzzles I enjoyed. The game took around 6-7 hours to complete, but I think that will depend on how quick you are at solving the puzzles. It is suitable for all ages to play, even though younger children might need help completing some puzzles.
Outshine – November 3rd
Unleash your powers against your oppressors in this arcade, fast-paced typing game. Avoid traps, destroy enemies, defeat bosses to seek your revenge, and rush to the top of the leaderboards. Play Hue and take revenge on your opponents by destroying them using your special abilities. Each world has its own flow, enemies and bosses. Master your different powers, get to know your enemies’ behaviour and get rid of them before they annihilate you.
James had this to say about Outshine when he gave it a score of Two Thumbs Up in his review.
Whether you are a slow typer or a super fast touch typer there is something here for absolutely any gamer at any age. Outshine seems a fitting name for this game as it totally outshines all known competition in this small genre. Typing aside this is a fantastic arcade experience all round. Great for short or long gaming sessions. The game may be single-player only but it’s one that can be enjoyed with friends and family. I found it just as much fun to watch as to play. I could not recommend this enough.
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home – November 3rd
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home is a 2.5D adventure platformer, which immerses the player in a deep, emotional plot, and lets him explore new planets and interact with alien civilizations.
The plot of the game is inspired by real events when people began their conquest of space by sending animals to the stars. We intended it to be a kind of tribute to all the animals that paved the way for humans to go into space. Most of these animals, the first astronauts, did not survive the journey. Our story tells of the adventures of a dog named Bea, who managed to beat the odds.
Yair gave us his thoughts on Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home when he gave it the score of I like it a lot in his review.
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home is distinctive in quite some ways. The way this game reflects such an inspiring concept that gives homage to such deserving animals is excellent and worthy of applause. It comes from a sad reality that most animals did not make it back when sent to these missions. Yet, Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home paints a fantasy of bravery, courage, and a deeper understanding of self-exploration, be that in outer space or within yourself.
Other than that, for platformer enthusiasts, this game will not fail you, as it is pretty challenging with its puzzles and exploration features. For players that enjoyed the series of Ori, games like Limbo or similar titles, this might be for you as well.
How to Say Goodbye – November 3rd
How to Say Goodbye is a beautiful narrative puzzle game inspired by picture books. Reorganize the environment and solve puzzles to help a group of ghosts on their quest to finally move on.
Overcome tricky grid-based puzzles to lead the ghosts onward and travel through more than 15 chapters, from your kitchen to the moon. Solve numerous conundrums in a universe inspired by illustration and great classics of children’s literature (Tomi Ungerer, Tove Jansson, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Maurice Sendak…)
Land of the Vikings – November 8th
Lead your village and expand it into a thriving city. A wise Jarl must manage resources, survive harsh conditions and enemy raids, and guide their fellow Vikings to work together through social conflict.
Chop trees, plant and grow crops, hunt wildlife, and mine ore and fish from the surrounding seas and fjords. From victuals to Vikings, manage your resources carefully to ensure you can outlast the winter, and expand your settlement season to season.
I previewed Land of the Vikings and said this in my final thoughts.
I get vibes of Banished and Patron from the game. Underneath the bugs in Land of the Vikings, there could be a brilliant survival game. But as it is now it is hard to tell. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend you buy it at least wait for 6 months and it might be in better shape. If you are interested in the Land of the Vikings, here’s a link to the Steam page where you can wishlist the game.
A Little to the Left – November 8th
A Little to the Left is a cosy puzzle game that has you sort, stack, and organize household items into pleasing arrangements while you keep an eye out for a mischievous cat with an inclination for chaos.
And now introducing to you, The Daily Tidy Delivery! With the Daily Tidy, you’ll get a puzzle delivered EVERY DAY with a variation on one of our favourite puzzles that’s unique to you. You’ll earn fun badges for playing too! If only tidying in real life was this rewarding.
Mina reviewed the game and gave it a good score:
A Little To The Left is a wonderful game. It’s unique, it’s fun, it’s frustrating, it’s polished, and I’ve never seen anything like it before. In spite of the handful of annoyances, it was so worth playing. I am so glad that there will be Daily challenges in this game because I would sorely miss it if it was all over with. Overall, a wonderful title.
Invercity – November 10th
Invercity is a puzzle platformer that features “Handstand”. Handstand looks like hanging when you look it upside down, doesn’t it? This game really makes it look that way. A reporter who loves handstands, follow the mystery while reporting the “Handstand Phenomenon” in the city.
City Bus Manager – November 10th
Build your own depot from scratch and create your personal bus routes in City Bus Manager. Play your own home town or any famous city in the world. Recreate the official bus network or change it completely to your preference.
Did you ever think your local bus schedule sucks? This is your chance to show that you can step it up. Connect all the Points of Interest and see your passenger numbers grow. Buy new buses and hire staff to make sure you can keep up with your schedule.
I previewed City Bus Manager and here are my final thoughts on the game.
Apart from the niggles I’ve mentioned, City Bus Manager has all the qualities to eventually be a good time sink. I enjoy tinkering with the bus routes to get the most efficient route, and sending out a clean and shiny fleet of buses to keep the customers happy.
This Way Madness Lies – November 10th
As the leader of the Stratford-Upon-Avon High Drama Society, Imogen is no ordinary girl! Sure, she goes to school every day and helps produce plays for the community, but beyond that, she’s a magical girl! With her powers, she can teleport to alternate dimensions based on Shakespeare’s plays, fight back the forces of Nightmare, and still get back in time for dinner!
Celes reviewed This Way Madness Lies and said this in her conclusion.
There’s so much more that I can say about this game but if you enjoy RPGs, humour and whimsy, and unique interesting combat systems then This Way Madness Lies is worth the time. It’s a bite-sized RPG that respects your time and is designed so that its audience is broad. From casual players to hardcore completists’, there is something in this game for everyone.
Seaberry Keep – November 11th
Find your way out of a large castle mansion! Along the way, help dust the mansion, play games with ghosts, decorate multiple rooms, and grow your own flowers and strawberries, while getting to know the friendly residents of Seaberry Keep!
Mina wrote an impression article for Seaberry Keep and said this in her final thoughts.
This game is SO CUTE. I was like the little girl in Despicable Me that is shaking the unicorn and yelling “it’s so fluffy!” at literally everything in this game. While I was way out of the demographic this game is obviously targeting, I was able to embrace my inner child and really dive into this game.
Seaberry Keep seems to be for children of the Blue Clues age group, and I would recommend this little game to anyone who wants to teach their little babies to play video games with them.
Flat Eye – November 14th
Flat Eye is a resource management sim with an emphasis on story and narrative choices. Oversee the world’s leading technological hub while you explore stories linked to discoverable technology and interact with your most loyal customers. Flat Eye – We’re watching.
I reviewed Flat Eye and I had this to say in my conclusion.
I found Flat Eye to be an unsettling game, leaving me with plenty of thoughts on the subjects in the narrative during my nine hours or so with it. In addition, I like the game’s overall premise, and it plays well. However, if the developer intended to leave the player with thoughts about how the future with technology can pan out, they have succeeded.
Sokobos – Aphrodite’s Trial DLC – November 14th
Aphrodite’s Trial is the new DLC for Sokobos. Aphrodite’s Trial introduces a new tragic story with a fresh cast of 4 characters. Corinna and Nikephoros are seeking Aphrodite’s blessing so they may get married. The goddess asks them to prove the strength of their bond. What will go wrong?
Elena reviewed Aphrodite’s Trial and said this in her conclusion.
Considering the base game had 60 levels, the DLC’s 30 new levels are a very generous offering. I recommend both to Sokoban lovers looking for a tough challenge. Considering the quality of puzzles and the asking price on Steam, both Sokobos and Aphrodite’s Trial are a steal for their price.
Bound By Blades – November 15th
Bound By Blades is an Indie Action-RPG with a focus on intense boss battles. Experience the thrill of Boss Rushes with the wholesomeness of a cosy Indie RPG as you confront ferocious foes, collect loot, and craft epic gear to fortify yourself for the challenges ahead, solo or in 2 player co-op!
LAPIN – November 17th
LAPIN is a 2D platformer game featuring a group of brave rabbit explorers. Five rabbits used to live in a park, but construction forced them to leave their beloved hole. Players need to help Liebe and her friends to explore the world with precise control. Hop on to the end of the adventure!
Oakenfold – November 17th
Oakenfold is a clever time-reversible strategy game. Outsmart the Biocides wrecking our planet in this roguelike adventure. Manipulate them, shove them, drown them, crush them, have them attack each other… No matter how you do it, keep your precious cargo safe at all times! It’s your last chance to escape our inhospitable planet.
Yair reviewed Oakenfold and said this in his conclusion.
No matter the issues or unpolished aspects mentioned before, Oakenfold deserves praise for its entertaining blend of mechanics. Regardless of the lack of depth in the story, or the elements that could still be improved, this game has much to offer and might be what players from this genre are looking for. Its gameplay is very well thought out and has many ways to challenge the player. For players who enjoyed games like Into the Breach, this might be for you.