Indie Spotlight | March 14th – 18th 2022

This week on the indie scene is a little quieter than the last, but it is all about quality, not quantity. There are some intriguing titles in the lineup this week with the launch of highly anticipated Tunic! Shredders finally lands onto Xbox Game Pass after multiple delays and Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? brings something a little different with an FMV murder mystery. We also see the arrival of the updated version of GTAV on Xbox Series X|S, Monster Energy Supercross 5 and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin throughout the week. Does anything tickle your fancy to add to the backlog pile?

The Mooseman

Release Date 15th March 2022

Use your ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye

A long long time ago the world was created out of an egg-shell by a god named Yen. In the murky depths of the endless ocean, the Lower World was born. The Middle World was made for the men to dwell, and the Upper World was where the ancient gods would reside. Multitudes of spirits dwell among the layers of creation, guarding their secrets in the dark. Embark on a journey through all the worlds of ancient myth, find artefacts of Chud’ tribes and solve all the mysteries of finno-ugric tales.

You are the Mooseman and you have the ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye. You are about to visit three layers of this universe – the first one is the Lower World where the spirits of the dead reside.

Phantom Breaker: Omnia

Release Date 15th March 2022

Fan of fighting games? Check out this fast-paced 2D anime fighting game

Phantom Breaker Omnia is a fast-paced 2-D anime fighting game that features 20 unique characters, pitted against one another to make their greatest wishes come true. The ability to choose between 3 fighting styles will appeal to seasoned gamers while making the game accessible to newcomers.

Paradise Killer

Release Date 16th March 2022

Interrogate suspects in the first of two murder mystery games this week

Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open-world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.


Release Date 16th March 2022

Tunic has been a long time coming. Check out this highly addictive isometric action game about a small fox

Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets.

The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

Release Date 16th March 2022

With beautiful backdrops and a stunning colour palette, explore this vast world and experience joy and sorrow

Play as the Creature, a wanderer without memory or past, a virgin spirit in a completely fabricated body. To forge the destiny of this artificial being who is ignorant of both Good and Evil, you will have to explore the vast world and experience joy and sorrow.
Dr Frankenstein’s founding myth is once again revealed in all its glory through the innocent eyes of his creature. A thousand miles from the horror stories, here is a sensitive wander in the shoes of a pop icon.

Wordbreaker by Powgi

Release Date 16th March 2022

Brain teasing fun in this code-breaking word game

Wordbreaker is a code-breaking game using letters. Each word will tell you which letters are used, and which are in the correct place. Your reward for solving each puzzle is a terrible joke!

Royal Frontier

Release Date 17th March 2022

Defeat the bandits and monsters in this battle/board game

The wagons are packed and an eager group of settlers are ready to head out. But the journey is full of dangers. Treacherous terrain, savage bandits, and ancient monsters have been the end of many settlers. So, they turn to you to protect them. Choose your party, move across the map like a board game, and battle monsters.


Release Date 17th March 2022

Available on Day One with Xbox Game Pass

Snowboarding fans round up, you won’t want to miss this one

Break into the snowboarding event of the year in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding.

Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

Release Date 18th March 2022

A unique FMV story with big choices to make in this murder mystery!

Every year, Abby’s mum has a family quiz on her birthday. It’s a long-held tradition, one that brings the whole rich and eccentric family together – and one that Abby dreads. But this year’s quiz comes with a shocking difference… as it’s about to begin, her beloved Uncle Marcus tells her that he’s dying – and someone in the family has poisoned him. Abby is the only one he can trust… You must find out who the murderer is before it is too late.

The Final Analysis

Hard to believe that already we are fast approaching the end of March and even though it has been perhaps the quietest month so far, there is always something to play. Nine independent titles to choose from with just the one on Xbox Game Pass this week. We will see you on the next Indie Spotlight, have a great week of gaming all!

Jordan Campbell

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

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