Spring is about to be sprung next month, but what does this mean? Well, flowers will be in bloom and we’ll likely see some heavy rains which could refreshing or scary. Either way, on those rainy days, it makes sense to stay inside and wait for it to pass. Thankfully, March 2023 will give birth to a new season as well as a plethora of great new indie games. There’s a whole range of genres and art styles, but this March, they seem to be tilting towards the more serious and action-packed side of things. Looking at the roster, here are the indie titles we’re gonna gift with flowers.
Upcoming Indie Games in March 2023
At one point or another, we wondered what it would be like to have a large creature at our side and do whatever we say. While there are plenty of monster-taming games out there, Odencat is presenting a different take on it with Meg’s Monster. You are in the Underworld once again, but this time you are following the story of a little girl called Meg. After arriving, she quickly befriends that strong, gruff, yet gentle monster named Roy. Your goal is to guide Roy through the dangerous world, protect Meg, and defeat any monsters that stand in your way. It’s a turn-based affair with one goal: Don’t ever make Meg cry.
Meg’s Monster will release on March 2 for PC and Switch.
As I’ve said before, “Saga” is a very powerful word. Hearing or reading it makes you think that you’re in for an epic adventure, like Sanctuary Saga by Boomer’s Workshop. This is a pixel roguelite game where you’ll have a whole RPG party to control. Your missing revolves around protecting and leading a caravan through a region called the Untamed Wilds. It’s not going to be an easy journey that will require you to manage your resources carefully to succeed. You’ll also need to manage your character, not just physically but emotionally as they get to know each on
this long journey.
Sanctuary Saga will release on March 8 for PC.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos
Rumble, scuffle, clash… them’s fighting words and that last one has appeared in mediums across the board. Thus it shows up once again thanks to ACE Team and Clash: Artifacts of Chaos. This is a 3D action-adventure game with a lot of fantasy elements, and an unusual art style, especially concerning the characters. You are playing as a trained fighter named Pseudo who finds and adopts a strange but cute little creature. Realizing that they’re both in danger and being hunted, Pseudo decides to journey to the edge of the lands in search of safety. On the way, you’ll need to fight, climb, jump, talk, learn, and button mash to victory.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos will release on March 9 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Bleak Faith: Forsaken
In addition to stories about the world ending and living in a post-apocalyptic world, there are also stories about returning to a world long destroyed. This is what is happening in Bleak Faith: Forsaken. If the title didn’t give it away, this is a game full of grim themes with a soulslike feel to the gameplay and the challenge. It takes place in the remnants of what was once a highly advanced civilization, where there is still some form of life. You play as a warrior fighting using conventional means as you explore the complex structures that are linked throughout the world, and fight the hostile beings that call these remains home. Get ready to dodge and pick away at bosses that are faster than they look.
Bleak Faith: Forsaken will release on March 10 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Mile High Taxi
Does anyone remember Crazy Taxi? It was a game about driving a taxi where the only thing that mattered was picking up fares and getting to the destination no matter what. The spirit of this game has been summoned by Cassius John-Adams and put into Mile High Taxi. It’s obvious that you’re driving a taxi but it’s the future! Specifically, the flying-car future where standard vehicles have as much maneuverability as fighter jets. Drive your spaceship taxi through a large and full megacity as you try to make a living. Pick up customers, fly fast, fly high, low, and roll to make sure you get them where they need to go, hopefully in one piece.
Mile High Taxi will release on March 14 for PC.
Nine Years of Shadows
A lot of games have you fighting against the darkness, whether this is in a literal or metaphorical sense. Halberd Studios opts for the former with their Metroidvania title, Nine Years of Shadows. The title makes it very clear that things are going to be dark since the story is about all the colors being taken away from the world. The good news is that there’s hope in the heroine Europa, who is aided by a small teddy bear friend. Wield Europa’s halberd as you explore the darkened world and fight the forces of darkness to liberate the colors while also growing your own power. You’ll know when you’ve arrived at a boss room since the background with start moving and they’ll fill up most of the room.
Nine Years of Shadows will release on March 27 for PC and Switch.
Death Roads: Tournament
Turn-based combat is slow whilst cars are fast. It would seem that these two things wouldn’t fit well together but the Knights of Unity beg to differ. They touch their blades together to bring us Death Roads: Tournament. Like other hardcore car games, this takes place in a world that is mostly desert with people valuing gas and awesome vehicles above all else. Put together your perfect car, recruit other drivers, and hit the road. As you drive what may be a neverending road trip, other cars will seek to bash, crash, and blast you. Move your cars strategically around the road to attack and defend as you prove that you’re the most badass driver. Gas it up and get into gear.
Death Roads: Tournament will release on March 28 for PC.
One of the most appealing things about Settlers of Catan is the hexagonal grid-based board. It’s no wonder why so many games use it, and Pan’orama by Chicken Launcher is another one. This is meant to be a chill and thoughtful game about making a world. With a range of natural tiles, you’re tasked with laying them in such a way that allows the land to grow and expand. The more diverse it is, the more beautiful it’ll be. You’ll also be able to build societies of all kinds as you add more tiles which make for lovely scenery.
Pan’orama will release on March 28 for PC.
Will Quick is a freelance media wizard living in Spain. When he's not gaming or writing, he's doodling comics or whatever else pops in his head.