Here’s 10 Indie Games From Women-Led Studios

Wings Interactive, a games fund that finances games by diverse teams, is currently hosting their annual Women’s Day Sale on Steam. Running from March 1st to 10th, the sale celebrates great games created by teams led by women and gender-marginalised developers.

Here are 10 women-led indie games that are on sale right now, or explore the Women’s Day Sale 2024 on Steam for yourself!

1. My Lovely Daughter (GameChanger Studio)

Developed by Indonesia-based GameChanger Studio, My Lovely Daughter is a visual novel and alchemist management simulator that explores the depth of a father’s grief and how far he will go to resurrect his daughter. The studio also released a follow up game called My Lovely Wife with a similar premise.

Wishlist or buy My Lovely Daughter for RM9.62 on Steam

2. Wayward Strand (ghost pattern)

Wayward Strand is a heartfelt story told in a curious way. Hop aboard an airborne hospital and meet its fully-voiced cast of eclectic characters. As time passes in real time, so does time for everyone on board. Explore the interwoven lives of the patients and staff, and discover something new on each and every playthrough.

Wishlist or buy Wayward Strand for RM27.30 on Steam

3. ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area (Veritable Joy Studios)

ValiDate is a visual novel and dating simulator about 13 struggling singles navigating through soul-sucking 9-to-5s, quarter-life crises, and the harsh truths millennials learn as soon as they hit their 20’s. With over 30 routes to choose from and hours of content, the lives of these singles are in your good (or bad!) decision-making hands.

Wishlist or buy ValiDate for RM19.20 on Steam

4. Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (Toge Productions)

The sequel to the beloved visual novel Coffee Talk and developed by Indonesia-based Toge Productions, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly introduces new drinks, new faces, and new stories in their highly anticipated second episode. You can also read our review of Coffee Talk Episode 2 here.

Wishlist or buy Coffee Talk Episode 2 for RM26.95 on Steam

5. Unpacking (Witch Beam)

Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.

Wishlist or buy Unpacking for RM19.50 on Steam

6. Teacup (Smarto Club)

Teacup is a short and wholesome narrative adventure game with a focus on exploration and non-linear progression. Help a small and shy frog on her journey to find the ingredients she needs for her tea party! Smarto Club is also working on another equally adorable game called Bubblegum Galaxy.

Wishlist or buy Teacup for RM12.92 on Steam

7. Kraken Academy!! (Happy Broccoli Games)

Kraken Academy is no ordinary high school. Ghosts fill the art department, cultists meet below the monkey bars and now crocodiles are eating children. In this pixel art adventure game, join forces with a magical kraken to save the world — and maybe take down a crime syndicate and join a few school clubs along the way.

Wishlist or buy Kraken Academy for RM18.00 on Steam

8. Call of the Sea (Out of the Blue Games)

Call of the Sea is a story-rich adventure-puzzle game that follows an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition. The game also features voice acting by Cissy Jones (Firewatch, The Walking Dead: Season 1).

Wishlist or buy Call of the Sea for RM19.60 on Steam

9. The Darkside Detective (Spooky Doorway)

Grab your trench coat, tune your sixth sense and join the Darkside Division as they investigate the outright bizarre, the downright dangerous and the confusing cases of Twin Lakes. In this point-and-click adventure game, become The Darkside Detective and solve the mysterious case of the flesh-hungry tentacles, mafian zombies, and the occasional missing sock.

Wishlist or buy The Darkside Detective for RM11.55 on Steam

10. Rusted Moss (faxdoc, happysquared, sunnydaze)

Rusted Moss is a twin-stick shooter metroidvania where you sling around the map with your grapple, blasting your way through witches and rusted machine monstrosities alike. This wasteland once harboring mankind has since fallen, and Fae long forgotten now knock on humanity’s door.

Wishlist or buy Rusted Moss for RM29.40 on Steam

Check out the Women’s Day Sale on Steam from now until 10th March 2024, and top-up your Steam Wallet on Codashop for bonus rewards and deals.

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