Indie Game Releases of the Week: March 21 to 27, 2022

This week in indie games, we have the adventure games A Memoir Blue and Norco, survival horror game Expedition Zero, and more.

Indie games this week tap into diverse experiences, from an action-platformer inspired by South American culture to a sci-fi adventure set in the industrial swamps of Louisiana, and also a narrative game about an athlete searching her memories of childhood.

There’s also survival horror, if you’d rather have a hair-raising time, and finally, one really slimy, bouncy boi.

Be sure to check out other original indie releases below the featured ones, including such titles as Castillo: Shattered Mirrors, Smart Factory Tycoon, Taqoban, Am I?, and more.


Itorah indie game screenshot

March 21 on PC

Itorah is an action-platformer game with a world inspired by Central and South American landscapes. You play as Itorah, the only human left after mankind has mysteriously vanished. In this world of mysterious masked creatures and a loud-mouthed axe, Itorah will hack and slash enemies and bosses while also jumping across platforming challenges.

To solve the mystery of what happened to humans, Itorah will have to make new friends and journey across and save the world of Nahucan.

A Memoir Blue

A Memoir Blue indie game screenshot

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

A Memoir Blue is a narrative adventure game described as an ‘interactive poem’ about a superstar athlete and the love between mother and daughter. The game’s vignettes present a unique aesthetic that blends 3D art with hand-drawn 2D art, which is used to explore protagonist Miriam’s magic realist journey through her memories.


Norco indie game screenshot

March 24 on PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Norco is a point-and-click adventure game with a Southern Gothic theme, set in the ‘sinking suburbs and verdant industrial swamps of a distorted South Louisiana’. Here, the protagonist’s brother has gone missing in the wake of their mother’s death. To find him, the protagonist must follow a fugitive security android through suburban New Orleans.

With inspirations taken from both classic and modern point-and-click adventure games, Norco presents a contemplative narrative with puzzles and mystery.

Expedition Zero

Expedition Zero screenshot

March 24 on PC

Expedition Zero is a survival horror game set in a corrupted forest, where you must uncover the secret behind a top-secret expedition while making use of limited resources and surviving a deadly forest monster. With freezing temperatures and resource scarcity also threatening to end you, you will have to make quick decisions on whether to fight or flee, if you are to survive.

BouncyBoi in Puzzle Land

BouncyBoi in Puzzle Land indie game screenshot

March 25 on PC, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

BouncyBoi in Puzzle Land is a tile-based puzzle game where the titular BouncyBoi adventures through colorful worlds full of puzzles. The slimy purple protagonist is rather bouncy, as the name suggests, and you’ll have to overcome puzzle challenges to get him to the finish line.

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Original Indie Releases

March 23

  • Richy’s Nightmares (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • 2D platformer
  • Cursed Quest (PC)
    • 2D action-adventure game
  • Am I? (PC)
    • Adventure game
  • Super Rolling Heroes (PC)
    • 3D physics-based platformer

March 24

  • Super Nanaru (PC, Switch)
    • 2D action-platformer
  • Sky Gamblers – Air Supremacy 2 (PS4, PS5, Switch)
    • Flight combat simulation game
  • Mini Words (Switch)
    • Word puzzle game
  • Smart Factory Tycoon (PC)
    • Factory management simulation game
  • Chromosome Evil (PC)
    • Real-time strategy survival game
  • The Lost and The Wicked (PC)
    • Twin-stick shooter / adventure game
  • GrubDash Driver: Food Delivery Driver Simulator (PC)
    • Life sim / adventure game
  • Vacant Planet (PC)
    • First-person action-adventure game

March 25

  • Aery – Calm Mind 2 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Exploration adventure game
  • Taqoban (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Puzzle game
  • Little Robo Climber (PC)
    • Action arcade platformer
  • Amidst The Darkness (PC)
    • First-person survival horror game
  • Fragments of a Mind (PC)
    • Action-adventure game
  • Last Threshold (PC)
    • Visual novel
  • Knights of the Chalice 2 (PC)
    • Turn-based RPG
  • Amnesiac Adventurer (PC)
    • Narrative puzzle game
  • Doomed to Hell (PC)
    • Roguelike top-down shooter
  • Castillo: Shattered Mirrors (PC)
    • Old-school-style first-person shooter
  • Pusheep (PC, Linux)
    • Puzzle game
  • King of the Savage Realms (PC)
    • Real-time defense game

March 26

  • DungeonSlime (PC)
    • Bullet hell shooter
  • Rick and Josh Adventures (PC)
    • Puzzle platformer
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Ports and Other Indie Releases

March 22

  • A Place for the Unwilling (Switch)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Kraken Academy!! (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Adventure game

March 23

  • Chippy (Switch)
    • Twin-stick bullet hell shooter
  • The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Visual novel
  • Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • 3D run-and-gun action game
  • Bunny Memory (Switch)
    • Memory puzzle game
  • A Place for the Unwilling (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • Shattered Pixel Dungeon (PC, Mac, Linux)
    • Roguelike dungeon crawler RPG
  • Animal Shelter (PC)
    • Simulation game

March 24

  • A Place for the Unwilling (PS4, PS5)
    • Narrative adventure game
  • The Ascent (PS4, PS5)
    • Action RPG shooter with co-op

March 25

  • Devastator (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
    • Twin-stick shooter
  • Tunche (PS4, PS5)
    • Roguelike action game

Don’t miss out on last week’s releases, including Tunic, Dawn of the Monsters, Anno: Mutationem, and more!

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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