It’s really about to be March? Wow! Did you see it coming? I didn’t see it coming. It crept up on me like a zombie wanting fresh meat. With all the madness going on in the world right now I guess at least some of us can escape with our video games even for a brief moment. Perhaps you snagged The Division 2 for $3 bucks or caught up on some backlog the last two months. So, you should absolutely be ready for some Indie games. We have a variety of releases for you this month so grab some popcorn or twizzlers and enjoy.
Curse of the Dead Gods
Developer: Passtech Games
Release date: March 3rd, 2020
Platforms: Steam Early Access
This new title looks amazing with its beautiful colors and sweet combat. It gives off the feel of Diablo but I have to say I am more smitten with this look. The rouge-lite will give you the chance to build out your character for your playstyle. Fight deep with the labyrinth and seek out untold riches. Everything about this game screams awesome from the fighting, the artstyle, and the sound, it seriously looks fantastic.
- A skill-based roguelike exploring a cruel, dark temple made of endless rooms and corridors
- Swords, spears, bows, guns – wield these and many more
- Light and fire will be your best allies to overcome the threats that lie in the shadows
- Unique curses influence each attempt, putting a twist on every action
- Dozens of enemies, with powerful champions and deadly bosses to face off against
Yes, Your Grace
Developer: Brave At Night
Release date: March 6th, 2020
Here is a game that I’ve had my eye on for some time now. It has been close to making a few lists and I REALLY want to run my own kingdom. Did that sound as if I was power hungry? Anyways, I am a huge fan of pixel art games such as this one but I also enjoy games that dish out harsh consequences from the choices you make. This management RPG should be a nice test to see if you could actually keep your throne or watch your kingdom crumble. I also like the fact that apparently you might get stabbed in the back during your tenure.
- Listen to petitioners each turn and decide who needs your support.
- Aid your family with their personal problems and decide upon their fate.
- Hire Generals, Witches and Hunters to aid your efforts.
- Prepare for battle and make alliances by satisfying the whims of lords and kings.
- Follow the stories of the quirky and determined characters that visit your halls.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Developer: Moon Studios
Release date: March 11th, 2020
Platforms: PC Xbox One
One of the most hyped releases this month is a sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. If you don’t have Twitter then perhaps you haven’t seen the excitement growing for the release date but it hasn’t gone unnoticed. I have heard this metroidvania style game will not have a sad opening like the previous installment. The game itself is beautiful and has conjured up some of the best fan art I have ever seen for game. The hype is real for this one.
Moons of Madness
Developer: Rock Pocket Games
Release date: March 24th, 2020
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
A game that has already made its rounds on my lists Moons of Madness is a first-person, story-driven horror game with lovecraft elements. Explore in space and try not to lose your mind as crazy things start happening. This is basically the theme in lovecraftian games but I love that the setting is in space. The game has been out on Steam and I’ve head it is up there with Alien Isolation as far as tense moments. If you don’t like that then you should probably skip this one. I for one can’t wait to get my hands on it and play it with the lights off.
- Explore the real-world fears of isolation and paranoia, enhanced with supernatural elements and cosmic Horror.
- Terrifying visions and monstrous apparitions.
- Navigate a functioning Mars base.
- Non-Fiction elements to immerse players in a believable setting.
- Overcome obstacles using computers, electrical systems, rovers, solar panels and more.
- Explore the darker side of Mars beyond the outpost.
Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord
Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment
Release date: March 31st, 2020
Platforms: Steam Early Access
Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord looks light years away from other Mount and Blade games. I have played Mount and Blade on the PS4 and it wasn’t really all that entertaining for me but I do know those that enjoy the game. Now comes something that in appearance is quite different in my opinion. The directional combat reminds me of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I am a big fan of sword fighting and medieval combat so this one is certainly high up on my list to play. Nothing can compare to fighting your way through battles as opponents come at you from different directions. This was something I wanted from another game I won’t name that uses directional combat but ultimately fell short with the large scale battles. Hopes here are that you will have a little more control in these battles and attacking fortified locations should bring out the best in those that enjoy strategy. Will the battles be epic? Only time will tell.
- Strategy /Action RPG
- Singleplayer Sandbox Campaign
- Skill-Based Directional Combat System
- Breathtaking Battles
- Extensive Character Creation and Progression Systems
- Realistic Economy
- Multiplayer Game Modes
- Extensive Modding Capabilities
Let us know which Indie game you might check out this month and if there are any other games coming out worth buying.