Children of Silentown and four more games

I do not know if you know, but I ran a weekly showcase on Twitter for quite some time. Once a week, I informed gamers like yourself about notable releases they might have missed throughout any given week. Each showcase focused on five desktop-centric games, DLCs, or industry-related news. It might not come as a surprise, but due to Twitter’s limitation, this was not much more than a list of items printed on an image. But with me bringing this concept to Indie-Gems, that will change.

The big plan and beyond

As you might imagine, lists like this are dependent on release cycles. But my plan is to publish a new list with up to five games in no particular order each Saturday. Each item on the list will be presented with all necessary information and a trailer where applicable. Unlike my Twitter posts, these lists will include games for consoles and handheld units as well. That is right, I plan on going above and beyond the hundreds of releases we see on Steam each week and include even more sources from which I can pick and choose weekly highlights.

These lists are meant to be informational and should not be read as me recommending a particular game. But even so, I will not make it a secret which game made the biggest impression on me. I mean, that is part of why I am here after all, to tell you what I think about games. But how will you find out which game it is, I hear you ask? Well, the answer to that question lies in the headline. Whenever you want to know which game is my pick of the week, check the headline. It can not get any easier than that, right?

Now, it might be easy for you to find out what my pick of the week is. But I do not foresee it to be as easy for you to pick a favorite and much less multiple favorites in the coming weeks, and even if you could your bank account would not share your excitement. Yes, this will be a costly adventure if you set out to buy all games from this and all upcoming lists. So do yourself a favor and make sure that you spend your funds wisely. With that said, here are this week’s highlights!

Atrio: The Dark Wild by Isto Inc


  • Game: Atrio: The Dark Wild
  • Genre: Automation, Survival
  • Developer: Isto Inc
  • Publisher: Isto Inc
  • Release type: Full release
  • Release date: January 10, 2023
  • Platform: Steam, EPIC, Xbox

Children of Silentown by Elf Games and Luna2 Studio


Serial Cleaners by Draw Distance


Siege of Dungeon by Binary Tree Studio


  • Game: Siege of Dungeon
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Binary Tree Studio
  • Publisher: firepillar2, IndieArk
  • Release type: Early access
  • Release date: January 12, 2023
  • Platform: Steam

Aquatico by Digital Reef Games


  • Game: Aquatico
  • Genre: City builder, Colony simulation
  • Developer: Digital Reef Games
  • Publisher: Overseer Games
  • Release type: Full release
  • Release date: January 12, 2023
  • Platform: Steam, EPIC

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Now that you have seen this week’s list, do you agree with my pick of the week, or would you pick another game from the list? Whatever your answer might be, tell me in the comments, and let us have an argument about it! Yes, that was a joke. The only thing we should spend our time on are games, not arguments.

I might have to correct myself here. See, I am about to start my second playthrough of Serial Cleaners so I can try the new update on a higher difficulty setting, and if my first playthrough is anything to go by, there will be plenty of arguments. Arguments with enemy weapons that is. Hopefully, I will stay alive long enough to bring you a new list next week. Until then, keep rocking the Konami code!

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