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 September 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.
Tiny Witch – September 1st
In Tiny Witch, you are a little witch in charge of a magic wizard store in a town full of dungeon masters. Activate your spells, unlock new recipes, and prepare the best minions in time to avoid upsetting your customers.
Mina reviewed Tiny Witch and said this in her conclusion:
Tiny Witch is beautiful, adorable, wholesome, and so much fun. I loved building up my stores and collecting pets; the rat is definitely my favourite (I named my rat pet Speedy). But that being said, Tiny Witch is pretty challenging. You need to be on your game and fast; there is no relaxing in the minion business! So, if you also love stressful, fun games, you should pick up Tiny Witch for yourself.
Rune Factory 3 Special – September 5th
Settle down in an idyllic fantasy town as a young adventurer with a monstrous secret in Rune Factory 3, remastered for a new generation.
Features brand new to Rune Factory 3 Special include Newlywed Mode, standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the game’s 11 eligible bachelorettes and a “Hell” difficulty level to challenge even veteran players. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re returning after a long time away, experience the unforgettable story of Rune Factory 3 with improved graphics and redesigned 3D character models.
Yvonne reviewed Rune Factory 3 Special and said this in her conclusion:
Although the base game is 14 years old, Rune Factory 3 Special still holds up well to what we expect from current-day gaming. And maybe even more, as farming really is harder than farming in newer farming sims. A summer storm can just as easily obliterate all your crops and leave you broke.
Some quality-of-life additions are missing, but the visuals look great, and the interaction with the villagers is great. You’ll have many hours of lovely gameplay ahead, especially after unlocking the Newlywed Modes.
If you are a fan of Farming/Crafting RPGs, this is a must to complete your collection on the Switch. The storyline is great, and the magic adds depth to the battles and gameplay. After all, who doesn’t want a big pumpkin fighting alongside you or have an Elefun to water the crops?
We also have a Rune Factory 3 Special guide to help get you started.
Fae Farm – September 8th
Escape to the world of Fae Farm and create your own cosy home in the enchanted world of Azoria. As you nurture and grow your homestead, you’ll get to meet charming characters. And foster deep relationships and discover ways to infuse magic into everything you do. Customize your character, master the arts of crafting, cooking, potion-making and discover so much more.
Unfold the island’s mysteries on your own or with up to three other players. You can invite your family and friends or visit their homestead to progress together, playing beside you or online. As the seasons change, you can unlock new areas and restore the world around you. Embark on a ship and set sail to Azoria; there’s a magical world waiting for you.
Farming, bug catching, fishing, crafting and animal care have all been implemented well in Fae Farm. There is certainly plenty to keep you busy. The game looks beautiful, and it’s pretty chill. However, I’d look elsewhere if you’re into the romance side of simulation games and looking for relationships with NPCs. The NPCs don’t offer much and feel wooden, which is a pity.
The price point of Fae Farm is high, in the same league as you’d pay for the more well known IPs. A lot of you may be wondering if it’s worth it, and Yvonne and I discussed this specifically. Well, Fae Farm does promise two big updates from December 2023 to June 2024. And even at the start, it’s already a huge game. And I must say, it plays effortlessly, no bugs or anything marring the gameplay, and it’s a feast to look at. So I’d be inclined to say that for me, it’s worth the price.
Fae Farm is definitely worth a look if you’re a cosy game and farm sim fan. Just make sure you have ample time, as the gameplay and especially the crafting can be very addictive.
Sprout Valley – September 8th
Sprout Valley is a farming simulator game where you can step back from your busy life and grow the garden of your dreams. A captivating story and a hand-crafted experience.
You play the main character, the cute cat Nico, who tries to find a peaceful place to live in.
Nico will find friends along the way and discover interesting events. Help him to learn what secrets Ostara holds.
Gravity Oddity – September 13th
Gravity Oddity is a roguelike space adventure with an epic twist. Across the galaxy, gravitational fields are weakening, causing planets to implode. Good thing the boys and girls at the Rio Grande Corporation came up with gravity boots. With them, traversing surfaces on every planet is a walk in the park.
All is well until the corporation kidnaps your roommate, Gary. Your rent isn’t going to pay itself, so you just have to go after him. With your new sidekick, Newton, you go on a one-man rescue mission to uncover the mysteries of your roommate’s disappearance and what lies beneath the Rio Grande Corporation.
James reviewed Gravity Oddity and said this in his conclusion.
Overall, I really liked Gravity Oddity. On the surface, it’s fair some gamers will play this and just see a by-the-numbers action roguelike with simple graphics. For me, it goes so much deeper than that if you give it the time. This truly feels like a game the developer sank a lot of love working within their boundaries yet making something unique and charming.
Sure, I found things got hectic at times, and like any roguelike, this has some crazy difficulty spikes that you don’t expect. But I sure had a lot of fun playing this and feel it’s worth your time, whether you are new to roguelikes or experienced in the genre. Gravity Oddity took me to the stars, and I was very happy with the journey, even if it meant a lot of failures in the process.
Boti: Byteland Overclocked – September 15th
Boti: Byteland Overclocked combines classic 3D platforming with a splash of innovation. Double jump, dash, hover, and glide through vibrant levels, discovering fantastic combos inspired by the very essence of computers and technology.
Enjoy the pleasure of gaming together in our drop-in, drop-out cooperative mode. Bond with a friend on your quest to save Byteland, with the gameplay seamlessly adapting between solo and two-player modes.
James reviewed Boti: Byteland Overclocked and said this in his conclusion:
Boti: Byteland Overclocked will likely win over the hearts of any gamer looking for a fun casual experience to play alone or with a loved one. Gorgeous graphics, tight platforming, and collectable gameplay make this one of the best platformers I have played this year.
On top of that, you can enjoy this game either online or in local co-op, enabling you to share the positive vibes together however you please. The game falls slightly short with its combat and being a tad too easy. Even so, if you’re looking for something just to put a smile on yourself, then Boti will absolutely achieve that.
Moonstone Island – 20th
Moonstone Island is a creature-collecting life-sim set in an open world with 100 islands to explore. Make friends, brew potions, collect Spirits, and test your strength in card-based encounters to complete your Alchemy training!
Mina reviewed Moonstone Island and gave it our highest score of Two Thumbs up.
Moonstone Island is everything I wanted from a little farm simulation that’s also a Pokemon battler that’s also a deck-based system. It is everything I didn’t even know I wanted; the graphics are beautiful, the soundtrack is soothing, the animations are polished, and the artwork is stunning. I love Moonstone Island and think you will love it here too.
Paleo Pines – September 26th
Welcome to Paleo Pines, a charming island known for its friendly dinosaurs, quirky townsfolk, and mysterious past. Evolution took a different path, creating a world where humans and dinosaurs live harmoniously.
Set out with your dino companion, Lucky, to uncover the island’s secrets and discover new dinos. Your arrival on the island is met with welcome curiosity by the local townsfolk, who can help you on your quest. Together with Lucky, build a thriving ranch, assist local villagers, befriend adorable dinosaurs, and unearth the island’s lost history to build your cosy dino sanctuary.
Mineko’s Night Market – 26th September
Mineko’s Night Market is a game that celebrates Japanese culture. It also introduces a heart-warming story about friendship, tradition, and many cats.
Play as Mineko, a curious girl who has just arrived at her new home on a struggling Japanese-inspired island at the base of Mount Fugu. The superstitious locals on the island worship the Sun Cat, Nikko. What was always thought to be a long-told myth has puzzled the town. You see, sightings of Nikko have begun to surface among the island residents in recent days.
Discover the secrets behind the town and restore the struggling village to its former glory. All the while, manage your daily activities, complete various jobs, venture on whimsical quests, and craft peculiar items in preparation for the weekly Night Market.
Pizza Possum – September 28th
Pizza Possum is a short, sweet arcade experience where you aim to eat as much food as possible without getting caught.
An adorable mix of wholesome and mischievous. You’ll hide and seek your way through the village alone or with a friend, using items and bushes to manoeuvre your way around the patrolling guard dogs. Get to the top of the village, eat the massive pizza, and steal the crown from the dog leader’s head.
Wildmender – September 28th
Wildmender is a game about bringing a deserted world back to life. Explore the vast desert, alone or with friends. Collect plants and bring them back to your garden to thrive. Craft new tools and use them to shape the earth and channel water to your plants. Delve into the mysteries of a fallen civilization and discover their magic. Befriend animals and spirits, and seek out the gods to help you defend the land from the vicious wraiths who seek to corrupt it. It’s up to you to save the world, one seed at a time.
Tiny Atolls – September 29th
Tiny Atolls is all about making the right connections between types and colours. The more connections you make, the better the score and the more tiles you can place.
In addition to regular tiles, you can access a set of card tools to help you expand your tiny settlements.
Solving quests and earning points will allow you to choose the right tools you need to explore other islands and transform the landscape.