Indie Spotlight | February 28th – March 4th 2022

After a quiet few weeks on the indie game scene, we see a varied plethora of titles hit the store this week. Eleven different games in a range of genres with something for everyone, even the little ones. The other notable releases this week are Shadow Warrior 3 and Elex II, both launching on 1st March 2022. With Elden Ring mopping up rave reviews off the tail end of last week, can you find time in your schedule to pick up any of these experiences?

Conan Chop Chop

Release Date 1st March 2022

Conan the Barbarian in cartoon style with a whole lot of fun and mayhem for 1-4 players

Conan Chop Chop is a party rogue-lite for 1-4 players full of mayhem, loot, and adventure. In this outrageous take on Conan the Barbarian, you are the muscle-bound hero foolish enough to try and stop the evil wizard Thoth-Amon!

Little Orpheus

Release Date 1st March 2022

Fan of side-scrolling adventure games, then this one is for you

Little Orpheus is a technicolour side-scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like “Flash Gordon,” “Sinbad” and “The Land that Time Forgot.” Join our bold yet hapless hero Comrade Ivan Ivanovich as he explores lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles, and lands beyond imagination.

Far: Changing Tides

Release Date 1st March 2022

Available On Day One With Xbox Game Pass

An atmospheric journey which is available with Xbox Game Pass

Embark on a stunning new journey in this atmospheric vehicle adventure set in a beautifully realized, post-apocalyptic world. As Toe, you must navigate the flooded landscape at the helm of a unique ship that upgrades and evolves as you progress on your journey. Solve puzzles, navigate the changing weather, and dive to unknown depths in your search for a new home. Playable on Cloud, Console, and PC.


Release Date 2nd March 2022

Check out this eerie post-apocalyptic story after a disaster

Post-apocalyptic story about two travellers who set out on a long journey in the wasteland, left by people after the global epidemic. The disaster destroyed much of the world’s population, the infrastructure went wrong and the common life remained only in memories. You will have to play the character whose path runs through the deserted towns and cities in Russia, fields and forests of a vast country and even a secret underground facility. Who are we, where are we from and where do we go – we will be lucky to know it only at the end!

Farm Manager 2022

Release Date 3rd March 2022

Bored of Farm Simulator? You may want to delve deep and manage your own farm from the top down

In Farm Manager 2022, as a farm manager, you must ensure the right level of harvest, employee satisfaction, animal health, equipment efficiency, and proper crop processing. You can buy new plots and use materials from abandoned buildings to expand your farm. Thanks to the new, more intuitive interface, employee management is even simpler.

Music Racer: Ultimate

Release Date 4th March 2022

A vehicle-based rhythm game with neon aesthetics

Rush along futuristic, neon tracks. Gather beats, catch the rhythm. The racetrack is created in real-time based on the game’s music tracks. The speed and mood of each run are determined by the compositions chosen. Obstacles and awards are generated from music. Get into the rhythm and collect as many points as possible.

A Musical Story

Release Date 4th March 2022

The second rhythm-based title but this time with a 70’s theme

A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory. Each correctly played melody opens a new chapter into Gabriel’s past, bringing him closer to the truth.

Ryan’s Rescue Squad

Release Date 4th March 2022

Ryan is back again with Rescue Squad for young fans

Ryan’s friends have been kidnapped by the evil Dark Titan, Robo Combo, and Packrat – and you are the only hero who can rescue them! Set out on a quest packed with slime, spaceship-flying bosses, and Ryan’s Surprise Eggs. Collect Sun Coins and Surprise Eggs to unlock new shop items and customize your character with fun alien hats, gamer gear, and much more. Use your platforming skills and special moves to save the day.

Legend of Ixtona

Release Date 4th March 2022

Will Legend of Ixtona be a classic in the long list of RPG’s?

Peace was supposed to prevail in the lands of Ixtona after a long war came to an end under the wise king until a sudden plot and conspiracy threatened again its peace. Kyle, the prince of Ixtona now has to throw himself and his allies into a battle that will ultimately decide the fate of his kingdom.

Throw yourself into turn-based strategy battles in different maps designed from an isometric view. Each character is specialized in melee, ranged or magic attacks. You can also hire new customizable characters, invest in the village for research and development, or change class to develop and strengthen your army. Enjoy all the rest of this full-scale strategy RPG with a beautiful pixel art style!

Gunborg: Dark Matters

Release Date 4th March 2022

2D platforming action with a massive gun and an 80’s soundtrack, what’s not to like?

Gunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade-style action 2D platformer with smooth gameplay and a slick 80s synth-wave soundtrack. The game takes place aboard a giant spaceship filled with a variety of traps, hazards, aliens and robots that you must surpass in your mission to capture your deadly targets that await your arrival.

What Lies in the Multiverse

Release Date 4th March 2022

A clever puzzle platformer with twists and turns throughout

A bombastic puzzle platformer about worlds turned inside out. Shift dimensions at the push of a button, solve brain-twisting logistical riddles and race through the wilds of the multiverse in a bleakly hilarious (and hilariously bleak) story where everything you know can turn on a dime.

The Final Analysis

We only have one of this lineup hitting Xbox Game Pass this week with Far: Changing Tides. There are some solid-looking titles amongst the rest of the pile though, whether you want to manage your own farm, relax to a rhythm game or get hands-on with Ryan’s Toy’s latest release. We will see you next week for what is on the horizon as we head into March 2022.

Jordan Campbell

Writer for XboxEra, owner of xbox.era on Instagram. Residing in Penzance, Cornwall, UK

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