Indie Game Releases of the Week: February 22 to 28, 2021

This week in indie games, we have the taxi driving game Taxi Chaos, arcade wrestling game RetroMania Wrestling, and more.

Indie games abound this week, but we’re looking at a special love for the retro – Crazy Taxi fans should find reason to cheer in Taxi Chaos, and a 1991 arcade wrestling game gets its sequel in RetroMania Wrestling. Apart from these, there’s action, adventure, and mayhem to be found all around.

We also have a particularly large list of original indie game releases below. My personal picks? Keep an eye out for Hot Brass, Project Entertainment System, and The Caregiver.

Finally, we have a variety of ports coming to consoles, including Dry Drowning, Yupitergrad, Pumpkin Jack, Retrace: Memories of Death, and Killer Queen Black.

Curse of the Dead Gods

Curse of the Dead Gods indie game screenshot

February 23 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch (Backwards compatible on PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Curse of the Dead Gods is an action roguelike game with a heavy focus on skill-based gameplay, and in which you can harness curses and corruption to your advantage (if you can handle them). As you plumb the depths of an accursed temple, you’ll have to take what abilities you can acquire and defeat enemies in dark.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Rogue Heroes indie game screenshot

February 23 on PC, Switch

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is an action-adventure game with a co-operative focus. You can team up with up to 3 of your buddies (there’s plenty of classes to go around) to explore the vast world of Tasos and fight monsters in procedurally-generated dungeons. As you progress, you can rebuild your town and gain further upgrades.

Taxi Chaos

Taxi Chaos indie game screenshot

February 23 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Taxi Chaos is a taxi driving game where you must deliver your passengers to their destinations as fast as possible – no matter what. Your bizarre passengers may have absurd expectations from you, but as the driver, you must fulfil them if you’re to make green money in New Yellow City.

It’s built from the ground-up as an homage of Crazy Taxi games, so if you enjoyed Sega’s classic franchise, you should fit right in with Taxi Chaos.

Horned Knight

Horned Knight game screenshot

February 24 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
February 26 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch

Horned Knight is an action-platformer with retro-style gameplay and retro-style difficulty to boot. As the Hero Knight (who happens to be horned), you must overcome enemies and traps across perilous platforming levels. The game may be generous with checkpoints, but it also promises to be brutally difficult, making it geared towards fans of old-school platformers.

RetroMania Wrestling

RetroMania Wrestling indie game screenshot

February 26 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

RetroMania Wrestling is an arcade wrestling game that serves as a sequel to the 30-year-old Japanese arcade game Wrestlefest. The game looks and feels like a classic arcader, with pick-up-and-play gameplay and local multiplayer.

Original Indie Releases

February 22

  • AnShi (PC, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Kosmonavtes: Academy Escape (PC)
    • Puzzle/adventure game

February 23

  • Of Mice and Moggies (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Saw Hell (PC)
    • Precision platformer

February 24

  • Jei VR (PC VR)
    • Shooter
  • Bard Harder! (PC)
    • Visual novel
  • Build Em’ Faster (PC)
    • Arcade base-building/tower defense game
  • Blazing Snow (PC)
    • Action platformer
  • Tested on Humans: Escape Room (PC)
    • First-person escape room adventure game

February 25

  • The Lost Cube (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Aery – A Journey Beyond Time (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Tiny Traffic (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • A Wake Inn (PC VR)
    • Horror adventure game
  • Astrodogs (PC)
    • On-rails shooter
  • Arcaxer (PC VR)
    • Turn-based RPG
  • Twin Stick Heroes (PC)
    • Top-down multiplayer shooter
  • Gaggle Brains! (PC)
    • Puzzle game

February 26

  • Dat Gaem (Switch)
    • Japanese-style RPG
  • Hot Brass (PC, Mac)
    • Real-time tactics game
  • Airstrife: Assault of the Aviators (PC)
    • Shoot ’em up
  • Hero Among Us (PC)
    • Strategy/management game
  • Lotus Bloom (PC)
    • Minimalist puzzle game
  • Horror Squad (PC)
    • Co-op horror game
  • Pear Potion (PC)
    • Adventure metroidvania
  • Hack Grid (PC)
    • Puzzle game
  • Koi Farm (PC)
    • Simulation game
  • Orb Overload (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Romeo Must Live (PC)
    • Visual novel/dating Sim

February 27

  • Mirrored Pawns (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Puzzle game
  • Project Entertainment System (PC)
    • First-person shooter
  • The Caregiver (PC)
    • First-person horror game
  • Incarna: R-AI-D (PC VR)
    • Adventure/puzzle game

Ports and Other Indie Releases

February 22

  • Dry Drowning (Switch)
    • Visual novel

February 23

  • Johnny Bonasera Full Season (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Killer Queen Black (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Multiplayer platformer
  • Heavy Metal Machines (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Vehicular combat MOBA
  • Nyako Restaurant (PC)
    • Simulation game

February 24

  • Iota (Switch)
    • Precision platformer
  • Active Neurons 3 – Wonders Of The World (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Pumpkin Jack
    • 3D Platformer
  • Retrace: Memories of Death (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Action-adventure game

February 25

  • Littlewood (Switch)
    • Simulation RPG
  • Mike Dies (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Lawnmower Game: Racing (Switch)
    • Racing game
  • Legal Dungeon (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Hellpoint (Switch)
    • Action RPG
  • Castle Kong (Switch)
    • Arcade game
  • Forward To The Sky (Switch)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Steam Prison (Switch)
    • Otome visual novel
  • Under Leaves (Switch)
    • Hidden object game
  • Demon’s Rise – Lords of Chaos (Switch)
    • Tactical RPG
  • Blastful (Switch)
    • Arcade shoot ’em up
  • Clocker (Switch)
    • Puzzle adventure game
  • Dotori (Switch)
    • Platformer
  • Yupitergrad (PS VR)
    • Adventure game
  • Spooky Chase (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Arcade platformer
  • Tinker Racers (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Top-down party racing game

February 26

  • Thunderflash (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Top-down run-and-gun shooter
  • Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition (Switch)
    • Adventure game
  • Monster Truck XT Airport Derby (Switch)
    • Stunt driving game
  • Dungeons & Bombs (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Katana Kata (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Action game
  • Akuto: Showdown (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Multiplayer action game

Also check out last week’s games, including Speed Limit, Void Gore, and Mutropolis.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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