15 recommendations from GOG’s Find Your Indie Sale


GOG is currently running a massive sale on indie games until August 1st. The entire sale consists of nearly 2,000 games, and I decided to help indecisive buyers by creating a short list of great indie games currently discounted.

I wanted to put special emphasis on some of the more obscure games that you might not have heard of, or have otherwise missed or forgotten about. Obviously this is by no means an exhaustive list, so be sure to browse GOG’s extensive catalog for yourself.

Also of note is that GOG has rotating daily deals, so it’s entirely possible some of these games might find themselves discounted even further.

Here is a list of 15 great games from GOG’s Find Your Indie Sale:

Anomaly 2
Developer: 11 bit studios 
$2.24 (85% off)

Anomaly 2

Long before 11 bit studios gained tremendous fame with This War of Mine and Frostpunk, this small Polish developer made the cult hit Anomaly series. The Anomaly franchise is a unique “reverse tower defense” game, where you control a convoy of vehicles navigating a death maze of alien turrets. You buy units, assign their order in the convoy based on their role and abilities, choose your path, and then run around protecting your vehicles with a variety of power-ups.

While all of the games are pretty good, I feel that Anomaly 2 is the best in the franchise. It had less units to choose from than the others, but made up for this by making most of them transformable, adding another interesting layer of micromanagement and strategy to each mission.

Unholy Heights
Developer: Petit Depotto 
Publisher: Playism 
$2.39 (40% off)

Unholy Heights

Unholy Heights is another unique and quirky little tower defense game. You play as the Devil, who has spent his life savings purchasing a dingy, rundown apartment complex for monsters. Attract new tenants by unlocking room types and expanding your complex. Reward your favorite tenants by giving them luxurious upgrades, increasing their stats and ensuring their continued loyalty.

The tower defense mechanics come in the form of regular raids by greedy “heroes” that want to steal your treasure. It’s actually probably the weakest part of the game, but Unholy Heights is still a charming experience that is best enjoyed in small bursts from time to time.

Developer: Aminata Design 
$3.49 (65% off)


Botanicula is an adorable point-and-click adventure by Aminata Design, an indie dev well known for their catalog of cute games. The game follows a group of five sentient plant creatures trying to save their home tree, which has been infested by strange parasitic creatures.

Each member of your party has their own abilities that are used to solve the game’s many puzzles. As a point-and-click adventure, these puzzles generally involve being presented with a problem and clicking on objects in the environment until you figure out how to solve it. Botanicula is a fairly short game, but it features a beautiful hand-drawn world to explore with lots of cute character designs and great music.

Crypt of the NecroDancer
Developer: Brace Yourself Games
Publisher: Klei Entertainment 
$2.99 (80% off)

Crypt of the NecroDancer 

Crypt of the NecroDancer is probably the most high profile game on this list, but I want to mention it because the game suddenly got a massive update a few weeks back that added a ton of new features.

If you’ve never played it, Crypt of the NecroDancer is an awesome rhythm-based roguelike where you have to move and fight to the beat of the music. As a music-driven game, Crypt of the NecroDancer has a fantastic soundtrack, and you can easily import your own tracks. The game is also designed in such a way that it can even be played with a dance pad if you so choose.

Bionic Dues
Developer: Arcen Games 
$2.49 (75% off)

Bionic Dues

Anyone who has ever seen one of my previous sales articles knows that I have a soft spot for Arcen Games, so it was only a matter of time before they showed up on this list. Bionic Dues is one of Arcen’s more obscure and less successful games, which is a shame because its a pretty great roguelike.

You control a squad of 4 ramshackle mechs in a city overrun by a robot army. You have a set number of days to liberate the city before it is nuked into oblivion to contain the threat. You have to plot out your path through the city, with each mission providing valuable resources and disrupting the robot army in some way.

However, these missions are mutually exclusive, so each one you miss will upgrade the robots. Bionic Dues is a bit more forgiving than most roguelikes in the sense that a failed mission isn’t immediate game over, but it will significantly hinder your progress.

Invisible, Inc.
Developer: Klei Entertainment 
$4.99 (75% off)

Invisible, Inc.

Klei Entertainment has a huge catalog of hits like Don’t Starve, but Invisible, Inc. is probably one of their lesser known games. Invisible, Inc. is a mix of turn-based tactics, stealth, and roguelike where you are tasked with infiltrating procedurally generated corporate headquarters to steal their secrets and get out undetected.

At least, that’s the idea. Invisible, Inc. is a pretty difficult game, so you will probably not achieve the undetected part of the mission without some serious planning. Customize each agent with a variety of gadgets and skills to ensure you always have a backup plan when your heist goes south.

Hedon Bloodrite
Developer: Zan_HedonDev
$8.49 (50% off)


Hedon Bloodrite is actually a bundle pack that combines both Hedon I and II into a single, seamless package. Hedon is a retro-inspired FPS that takes elements from a variety of beloved shooters from the ’90s, and even includes a few RPG elements here and there. Hedon is set in a strange crystalpunk world that mixes traditional fantasy races and tropes with more advanced technologies. The game has a lot of lore to dig into as you blast your way through hordes of demons and cultists as Zan, a half-orc, half-demon fighting alongside the orc and goblin amazons of the Iron Division against the forces of evil.

Cat Quest
Developer: The Gentlebros
Publisher: PQube 
$3.24 (75% off)

Cat Quest

If you’ve already beaten Stray and want some more cute cat-themed games, then you should check out the Cat Quest series. You play as a brave catventurer on a quest to defeat the evil Drakoth after he catnapped your sister. Both Cat Quest games are fairly basic action-RPGs with pretty fun combat systems and a decent amount of character customization and loot. They definitely aren’t as complex as more serious RPGs like Fallout or Divinity: Original Sin 2, but it is a cute and casual franchise full of cat puns and feline friends.

Developer: AtomTeam
$10.49 (30% off)


Speaking of Fallout, gamers looking to return to the old days of pre-Bethesda isometric RPGs might want to check out ATOM RPG. Inspired by classic CRPGs, ATOM RPG is set in an alternate retro futuristic post-apocalyptic wasteland following a nuclear exchange between the USSR and NATO in 1986.

Explore the irradiated remains of the Soviet Union as you meet fellow survivors, scavenge for resources and rare pre-war technology, and defend yourself from mutated wildlife and roaming bandits. Like many ambitious indie RPGs made on a shoestring budget, ATOM RPG has its fair share of bugs and janky mechanics, but there is still a lot to like here if you are willing to look past its flaws.

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
Developer: Ctrl Alt Ninja 
$6.24 (75% off)

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is a great tactical RPG inspired by classic CRPGs and dungeon crawling board games by some of the devs that made the beloved Legend of Grimrock games. The game tasks your party of unlikely heroes with saving the ancient Menhir Forest from a malignant corruption.

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is closer to a digital board game than a true CRPG. Character progression is based around collecting upgradable cards that grant your characters new skills and abilities. Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest might not have any difficult moral choices or sprawling open world maps, but it makes up for it with some really well-designed and challenging combat encounters that are almost entirely devoid of any randomness or bad luck. You can find our review here.

Yoku’s Island Express
Developer: Villa Gorilla 
Publisher: Team17 Digital 
$3.99 (80% off)

Yoku's Island Express

Yoku’s Island Express is a wonderful, whimsical, and truly unique 2D platformer that also features pinball segments. You play as Yoku, a small dung beetle that is the new pint-sized postman for the remote Mokumana Island.

Explore a non-linear open world as you unlock new abilities and help the residents of Mokumana Island with problems related to the tropical paradise’s slumbering deity. Yoku’s Island Express features loads of gorgeous environments, enduring characters, and a great soundtrack to accompany its bizarre blend of platforming and pinball.

Developer: Rain Games 
$1.99 (80% off)


Teslagrad is another lesser known puzzle-platformer with some vibrant visuals. The game is set in a steampunk version of old Europe, and follows a young boy that stumbles upon a forgotten tower while trying to escape from the country’s despotic king. Discover arcane and ancient technology as you explore the tower and solve mind-bending puzzles based around electricity and magnetism.

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon
Developers: Flashback Games, The Lordz Games Studio 
Publisher: Slitherine
$11.99 (70% off)

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon

I had to slip a Warhammer game in here somewhere, and decided to go with 2014’s Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. This turn-based tactics game is set during the Second War of Armageddon, and its essentially Panzer Corps in the 41st millennium. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon features a ton of fanservice for diehard 40k nerds, and includes loads of obscure units based on models you can only get on Forge World, if they are even available at all anymore. If you know the difference between a Deimos Pattern Predator Infernus and a Deimos Pattern Predator Executioner, then you’ll probably dig Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. 

Rebel Galaxy
Developer: Double Damage Games 
$1.99 (90% off)

Rebel Galaxy

Rebel Galaxy might not be the deepest or most complex open universe spaceship game on the market, but it is still pretty good at what it sets out to do. The game has a massive interconnected galaxy to explore, and you are largely given enough freedom to pursue whatever path you want as you fight pirates, collect contracts, trade goods, or decide to partake in a bit of piracy yourself.

One of the more unique aspects of Rebel Galaxy is the fact that its a spaceship shooter that focuses more on larger ships over nimble fighters, meaning combat is all about lining up broadside barrages with laser cannons and torpedoes. The game also has a really nice soundtrack and atmosphere that makes just shipping goods from station to station pretty enjoyable.

Gordian Quest
Developer: Mixed Realms 
$14.99 (25% off)

Gordian Quest

Finally, we come to Gordian Quest, a deckbuilding RPG that recently received a full release. The world is in peril, as darkness reigns and bandits prey on the populace. Assemble your party of heroes drawn from 10 classes, each with their own upgradeable skills, abilities, and decks of cards. Gordian Quest features deckbuilding roguelite elements that have become increasingly popular in recent years, but merges it with a more traditional story-driven RPG experience.

You can play the game with permadeath, or enjoy it as an RPG with challenging card-based tactical battles. Since its still a new game the discount isn’t as big as some of the other titles on this list, but Gordian Quest is certainly worth checking out if you are in the mood for a card-based RPG.

What games do you plan on getting during the GOG Find Your Indie Sale?

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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