Indie Spotlight | April 11th -15th 2022

This week is probably the quietest on record so far in 2022 with no big releases to speak about and just a sprinkling of indie goodness. With not much on the horizon for April, we appear to be gearing up for a busier month in May. Is there anything this time around that grabs your interest? Let’s have a gander at what is in store for 11th-15th April 2022.

Happy Basudei

Release Date – 12th April 2022

Super old school platforming action with Happy Basudei

In Happy Basudei, you uncover an old-school platformer on an untitled random game cartridge where you win by evading the various obstacles thrown in front of you.

Blast Brigade vs the Evil Legion of Dr Creed

Release Date 13th April 2022

2D Action Adventure with some vibrant and gorgeous visuals

This 2D action-adventure is bursting with platforming thrills, Metroidvania-style exploration, and gun-toting combat. Assemble a crack team of operatives, then blast your way through an idyllic paradise to bring down a mad scientist and his evil legions!

Limb Hunter

Release Date 13th April 2022

Save the dying world or become ruler for the final decades of corruption, the choice is yours

Shoot. Loot. Attach. Repeat. At your leisure, you can save the dying world or become the ruler for the final decades of corruption. But who cares about the future, when you can attach that big gun to your spine. Become a Legend of DC-128b. At least for a while.

Hidden Shapes: Animals & Lovely Cats

A relaxing experience for those who love animals and lovely cats

Sit back and relax with hand-drawn puzzles featuring these two themes: cats and animals, created exclusively for you to enjoy and be amazed by the game’s beautiful art.

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

Release Date – 15th April 2022

Hidden object puzzler to get that brain working overtime

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is an original hidden-object puzzle-adventure game, featuring a totally unique Detective Mode. This thrilling mystery merges elements of classical horror and gritty, 50’s-style noir.
A paranormal private investigator is contacted by her friend, famous reporter Helen Hunter, whose voice sounds small and terrified in the voicemail. She is in the coastal town of Serpent Creek, and needs help immediately.

Battle Kid – Fortress of Peril

Release Date – 15th April 2022

Nostalgic platforming goodness with Battle Kid – Fortress of Peril

After having uncovered a devious plot to build a super-secret super mech on your island, you head to an ancient high-tech fortress to prevent this weapon from being completed. You must navigate through the various sectors of the fortress while battling its denizens and avoiding its many dangers in this retro-inspired gem.

Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook

Release Date – 15th April 2022

If you love dating and farming then this one is right up your street

The Flower Shop is a dating and farming simulation game. Steve’s life has just taken a downward turn. His grades from his first semester in college are dismal, his relationship with his girlfriend is rocky at best, and now his dad is shipping him off to some farm for the summer so that he can build character.

Sally Face

Release Date – 15th April 2022

An unsettling adventure about a boy with a prosthetic face

Delve into an unsettling adventure following a boy with a prosthetic face, as he uses his handheld video game system to speak with the dead and learn their stories. After a string of mysterious murders, Sal and his three friends discover something truly sinister casting shadows over their small town.

The Final Analysis

A mixture of retro platformers, visual novels and some brainteasing fun in this week’s bunch of indie titles. Unfortunately, nothing for Xbox Game Pass this week in this lineup, but the backlog for most is already fully stacked I’m sure. See you on the next Indie Spotlight!

Jordan Campbell

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

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