Indie Spotlight | April 4th – 8th 2022

Just the seven indie titles arriving in the coming days with nothing landing on Xbox Game Pass from these releases. MLB The Show 22 and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are this week’s big launches. If neither of those float your boat then you may find something interesting from the games below. Those in the UK will want to take a look at WASD Live in London this week. This is a three-day event with plenty of indie titles, developers and publishers at the show. There is something for everyone with insights into how to break into the gaming industry.

Release Date 5th April 2022

Investigate documents and reports

Legal Dungeon is a game about organizing Police Investigation Documents. The player must review and provide an Investigation Verdict on reports ranging from petty theft to murder, in eight different criminal cases. Weigh the value of people’s lives to unlock all the collectables.


Release Date 5th April 2022

Interactive novel played through a phone and social media

Replica is an interactive novel game played through a cellphone and social media. The insane experience of peeping into someone’s private life through a cellphone will transform you into the state’s greatest patriot.

Outbreak: Contagious Memories

Release Date 6th April 2022

Taking inspiration from other survival horror games, can you make it out alive?

You’re trapped in a city ravaged by the undead – can you make it out alive? Join Lydia in her desperate struggle to escape, either alone or with a friend in co-op, in this chilling love letter to classic 90s survival horror.


Release Date 6th April 2022

Retro side-scrolling shooting action in this one

In the Year 21XX, a starship capable of space-time warping was constructed and launched, only to be lost to the unknown depths of space on its maiden voyage. When a distress signal is received, it falls to you, the most accomplished pilot in Z-Division, to find the experimental ship and retrieve its black box for investigation.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Release Date 7th April 2022

We know its not technically an indie, but its at a steal price

CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself.


Release Date 7th April 2022

You might be mistaking this for Outrun, but it’s not

A racing game inspired by the visuals, music, games, and cars from the late ‘80s and early 90s. Built with an authentic retro feel and unique graphics, plus a soundtrack that draws from synthpop and jazz fusion, sets the tone for a race across a variety of exotic locations from all around the world, including cities, deserts, forests, mountains, and beaches.

Whiskey & Zombies

Release Date 7th April 2022

Zombie multiplayer brawling action in Whiskey and Zombies

A fun and intense multiplayer brawler where the McCrearys must fight and drink their way through hordes of undead to get home. The strategy is simple: Brawl, shoot, sneak, scavenge, and rage your way through the Deep South while constantly chugging the virus-killing whiskey moonshine.

The Final Analysis

A very quiet week with most of the indies coming from PC ported onto consoles from years gone by. With a small range of horror, racing and even zombie action, there still seems to be some exciting bits to choose from. See you next week for more indie talk!

Jordan Campbell

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

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