Spotlight

Indie Spotlight | March 28th – 1st April 2022

A small but diverse lineup for you this time around, with none of what you see before your eyes on Xbox Game Pass. Fear not though as Crusader Kings III, Wild West and MLB The Show 22 – MVP Edition are all heading to the service during the coming days. If none of those tickle your fancy then you may want to check out the range of indie titles landing on the Xbox Store this week. Let’s see what we’ve got, shall we?

Ikai

Release Date 29th March 2022

Turn the lights off and prepare yourself for this psychological horror game

Fear and anxiety prevail after the darkest tales from Japanese folklore come to life in this first-person psychological horror game. Set in a feudal era, Ikai revolves around the priestess of a shrine struggling to defeat the spirits of her past and her present.

Vengeful Heart

Release Date 29th March 2022

Check out this story rich in social commentary with both grim and humoristic undertones

Betrayed by the calculated cruelty of an evil corporation, Josephine finds herself homeless, jobless and without a heart. With nothing to lose, she joins a ragtag group of rebels seeking vengeance. Choose a love interest and let them guide Josephine’s heart in this capitalist hellscape.

Agent Intercept

Release Date 30th March 2022

Use your driving skills with stunts and explosions to save the world!

Agent Intercept is an over-the-top arcade action game where you drive a transforming spy vehicle through exotic locales, perform ridiculous stunts, and blow things up to save the world — in style!

Whisper Trip

Release Date 30th March 2022

Side-scrolling co-operative action in this Cyberpunk-esque setting

Whisper Trip is a fast-paced side-scrolling co-op action game with cyberpunk elements. You are a new employee of the TPF (Tactical Police Force), a unit dedicated to the prevention of terrorist activities and the destruction of criminal groups…

Glam’s Incredible Run: Escape from Dukha

Release Date 31st March 2022

220+ Single-player levels in this low priced platformer

Glam is a hard, action-packed acrobatic platformer game where you have to run, jump, climb and swing to make it to the exit without falling into the emptiness, getting hit by spikes and bullets, caught by goblins or squeezed by items.

Princess Farmer

Release Date 31st March 2022

A charming visual novel with match-3 gameplay elements

Be the magical bunny farmer you’ve always wanted to be! Princess Farmer is a charming visual-novel meets match-3 gameplay, with a host of adorable characters to befriend, mysteries to solve, and fashion to collect. Smash rocks! Make combos! Win hearts!

Real Heroes: Firefighter HD

Release Date 31st March 2022

Live the life of a firefighter and become a hero

In this first-person fire and rescue action game, don the soot-stained boots of an everyday hero, as a newly graduated academy cadet getting their start in a big city fire station. Face the heat on the front line as you save people and animals from fiery danger to become a real hero!

Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition

Release Date 1st April 2022

Solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and defeat giant bosses

The Flat Kingdom is a beautiful and peaceful 2D land, but now it’s threatened by an evil thief and becoming 3D! The only one who can stop the chaos is Flat, a little hero able to change into a circle, triangle or square in order to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and defeat giant bosses!

Super Cyborg

Release Date 1st April 2022

Old school run and fun action, if it moves, it kills

Super Cyborg is an old school non-stop hardcore run ‘n’ gun action game! You are an elite battle cyborg who is sent in to investigate a series of anomalies on a mysterious island. Destroy everything that moves on this island, because if it moves — it kills! Are you ready to save the Earth?

The Final Analysis

With the first three months of the year done and dusted, we have already seen some excellent indie titles on the scene. With more announced at the ID@Xbox event recently and even more reveals trickling through, it’s going to be an epic year for indie fans. See you again next week.

Jordan Campbell

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

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