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The Most Anticipated Indie Games Of 2020  

Kyle Townsend
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List Rules Vote up all the upcoming indie games you can't wait to get your hands on.

In recent years, the indie scene has paved the way for the games industry, innovating in new ways that larger developers couldn't even imagine. Whether it's a narrative adventure, a challenging puzzle game, or a quirky dating simulator, there are tons of upcoming indie releases in 2020 that continue to push video games forward as a medium. From anticipated adventure titles like Spiritware to astoundingly original mobile games like The Other Side, it will be interesting to see how these colorful, imaginative titles change the way we think of what games can be.

This list ranks all the most anticipated indie releases coming in 2020, regardless of whatever console(s) they're released on. Which game are you looking forward to most?

Vote up all the upcoming indie games you can't wait to play, and vote down the ones that don't strike your fancy. Is your favorite upcoming indie release missing? Add it below.

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Spiritfarer

Release date: 2020

Spiritfarer is an adventure game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, Linux, and Mac. Players build a boat to explore a vast and open world.

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Release date: 2020

12 Minutes takes place in a small apartment suite and the areas around it, and requires the player to repeatedly play through events of a 12-minute cycle to try to solve a mystery. Without ...more
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Way to the Woods

Release date: 2020

Way to the Woods is an upcoming adventure game developed by Anthony Tan for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. The game received early acclaim for its stunning graphics and art.

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The Falconeer

Release date: 2020

The Falconeer is an upcoming open-world RPG that takes place in the Great Ursee. It was developed by Tomas Sala for the PC.

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Eastward

Release date: 2020

Eastward is a stylish and visually stunning adventure game for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. It was developed by Pixpil.

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Release date: 2020

Carrion is an upcoming reverse horror game in which the player assumes the role of an amorphous monster in order to exact revenge on its captors.
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Cloudpunk

Release date: Early 2020

Cloudpunk is an RPG that takes place in the city of Nivalis. It was developed by ION LANDS for the PC.

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Minute of Islands

Release date: 2020

Minute of Islands is a comic-styled adventure game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. It was developed by Studio Fizbin.

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Best Friend Forever

Release date: February 14, 2020

Best Friend Forever lets players adopt their favorite furry friends and is toted as the world's first gaming simulator/ dating hybrid. Release date is still unknown. 

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The Procession to Calvary

Release date: 2020

The Procession to Calvary takes gamers through a virtual Renaissance as they explore various paintings, figures, and more. This indie game is scheduled for a 2020 release.

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Mineko's Night Market

Release date: 2020

Mineko's Night Market is an adventure simulation game developed by Meowza Games for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.

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Release date: January 20, 2020

Tunic (originally named Secret Legend) is an action-adventure game developed by Andrew Shouldice and published by Finji. The game is expect to release as a console exclusive for Xbox One and on ...more
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The Red Lantern

Release date: 2020

The Red Lantern is an upcoming dog-sledding game for the Nintendo Switch. The game was originally scheduled for an earlier release but was pushed back to 2020.

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Nuts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Indie Games Of 2020
Nuts

Release date: 2020

Nuts is an upcoming adventure game where players track native squirrels in this narrative surveillance game.

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The Pathless

Release date:  2020

Developed by Giant Squid, The Pathless is a mystic adventure game for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. Early estimates point to a 2020 release.

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Atomic Heart

Release date: 2020

Atomic Heart is an upcoming action role-playing game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC that was developed by Mundfish, a Russian studio. 

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Release date: 2020

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is developed by Mediatonic and will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PC in 2020. Players take on hordes of opponents in an all-out battle.

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The Other Side is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Indie Games Of 2020
The Other Side

Release date: 2020

The Other Side is a mobile puzzle game that is set around a family of ghosts who work to navigate a world made up of various puzzles.

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Ooblets

Release date: 2020

Ooblets is an upcoming life simulation game developed by Glumberland for the Xbox One and PC. It has been in production since 2016.

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Moving Out

Release date: 2020

Moving Out us a simulation game developed by SMG Studio for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.