Top 10 NEW Indie Games of March 2020

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Top 10 NEW Indie Games of March 2020


it’s hard to believe it but it’s already
March and we’re beginning to see a steady up left in the number of indie
game releases today on get indie gaming well we’re going over ten indie games we
think you should keep an eye on coming out this March 2020 let’s get this video going at number 10
with murder by numbers this drops on a home PC by way of steam with it also
coming to the Nintendo switch on March 6 coming from the team of media tonic
murdered by numbers is a puzzle adventurer we’re here you play as an
actress on a hit TV detective show determined to clear your name after
being accused of killing your former boss with you teaming up alongside a
reconnaissance robot known as scout you’ll explore a late 1990s Los Angeles
while investigating a number of murders across glamorous TV studios swanky
outrageous award parties and much more here you dig up clues to solve the
crimes by searching the city solving puzzles and interrogating folks you meet
along the way all set to a lively soundtrack from the composer behind Ace
Attorney Ghost Trick and beautiful Joe this neon drenched animated puzzler will
launch with 15 US dollars or 12 UK pounds coming in at number nine Wonder
Ling like so many in this list comes out early in the month with it launching on
March 5th unusually in this one though you play not as the hero but as a
so-called low-level video game goon having just unlocked the ability to jump
you’re also not able to change or move direction and will need to make use of
the environment around you to jump and move from platform to platform in this side-scrolling puzzle-platformer
this all looks wonderfully silly with an offering character customization some
cutesy looking pixel art and your main aim being to track down the game’s real
hero and show him who’s boss wandeling will launch first via Steam and the
switch with perhaps other precipice of history our teams have been working with
some of the country’s top scientists we need proper assurances about his
nano-cells dr. Tennant why should we continue to bankroll someone so young
now at number 8 the complex is coming out on March 31st and offers a cinematic
interactive FMV after a major bio weapon attack on the city of London two
scientists find themselves in a lockdown laboratory with time and air running out
written by Lyn Rene maxi part of the Emmy Award winning team from The
Handmaid’s Tale this choose-your-own-adventure game features
eight different possible outcomes and comes with real time relationship and
personality tracking here your choices and actions affect how certain scenarios
and the overall ending are played out at the end of each playthrough players are
given a personality score and a breakdown of how you played the game it
looks at five basic dimensions of personality such as your openness
agreeableness and neuroticism with a storyline that feels close to the bone
giving ongoing events worldwide FMVs can and often are hit and miss affairs
although we have our fingers crossed for this one the ability to pause the
gameplay for improved audience participation for streamers is a nice
little touch and the complex comes to PCs via Steam and all of the current
generations usual consoles coming up next at number six tan out on
March 3rd puddle nights is a puzzle game of more than a hundred levels with it
all about widths chivalry and well more than a splattering of mud puddle gunk
your play as a valiant knight with the aim of escorting your social betters of
ladies and bishops across levels without letting their shoes or hems getting all
dirty this looks a fun and general casual affair although from what we’ve
seen of the action some of the puzzles are simple enough and yet others are
decidedly brutal thankfully or not depending on your individual take on
such things there’s also no timers to have you clock watching there’s also the
ability to undo moves and restart each level how you see fit with there being
no penalties for doing so at launch the game a single-player only although
there’s plenty going on with puddle Knights to keep puzzle fans busy for a
good long while puddle knight is coming out firstly to PC and Mac with other
platforms to follow along a timeline that’s to be advised halfway through
this month’s countdown on a number 5 for March 2020 yes your grace
comes out on home PCs via Steam on March sick we’ve already had some decent
hands-on play with this at egx in London back in October but also with a demo
from late last year that featured the game’s first chapter
this kingdom management simulator that’s inspired by Slavic folklore says you
play funnily enough as the king of a medieval kingdom called Davern where
you’re tasked with looking after your citizens together with many other royal
responsibilities all while guiding and shaping the lives of your three
squabbling daughters such responsibilities come from listening to
the stories wants and demands of your citizens with you deciding how best to
use the limited resources you have the hand be this to higher generals or
witches or to forge alliances with other kingdoms down to the Mormon
of course not everyone has your or the kingdoms best wishes in mind and it’s up
to you to figure all this out for yourself although one thing’s for sure
you’ll never be able to keep everybody happy all of the time next up at number
four hidden through time is the latest game from crazy monkey Studios who you
might remember from such games as the guns gore and cannoli series while the
premise is nothing new hidden through time is an object hidden puzzler where
you’re given the task of finding certain objects and items within each of the
levels what makes this slightly different than
say hidden folks which incidentally was one of our games of the year back in
2017 is the notion that this one ships with a level editor you’re able to pull
together the hand-drawn objects and people in any way you see fit
and having done so you’re able to share the handiwork with others that’s a nice
little touch and re-tweak of what else might be another variation of the
Where’s Waldo genre hidden through time launches on March 12th on PlayStation 4
the switch Xbox one and also home PCs via Steam you can also pick this up on
mobiles by the App Store and Google Play up next and at number three lost words
beyond the page comes out on March 27th unlike it or not it’s partnered with the
Google stadia service to offer this game as a one-year tied exclusive after the
year is out it’ll also come to home PCs as well as the PlayStation and Xbox
platforms described as an RPG 2d platformer set inside the diary of a
young girl it tells a touching tale of a journey through the grieving process
with a narrative tied into the gameplay in a pretty unique kind of a way that
has you using and interacting with words and phrases to solve various puzzles now
this is a game we’ve been looking forward to seeing since we spotted it at
last year’s e3 and while we have access to Google stadia serve
it’s an interesting move to offer this kind of timed exclusive and given the
relative small footprint of Google’s current offering we can assume the
financial aspect of any such deal made sense to both the developers and the
publishers of course we suspect there’ll be plenty of disappointed people on
hearing such news and if you’re amongst them feel free to let us know what’s
keeping things civil down in the comments another soul fouls my temple with every
step tell me Pretender at number two and while curse of the dead gods is only
coming out and early access this roguelike isometric dungeon crawler well
it just looks a pretty damn good we wanted to put it all the way up near the
top of our monthly ones to watch countdown while it features the normal
fighting elements and procedural generation you see in typical garden
dungeon crawlers here in curse of the Dead gods we have the ability to collect
mythical relics alongside a huge array of weaponry although with each run
corruption seeps into you and in an interesting twist you’re able to embrace
such powers or completely ignore them the choice here is yours to take this
early access launch is said to contain around a third of the final content
though the developers have been at pains to stress this initial taste to offers
players plenty of content with enough variability and replayability for it
being worth picking up plan is to launch a full game in full before the end of
the year although we will be taking an early look most certainly when it comes
out in early access on March 3rd our number 1 indie game for March 2020
and perhaps a surprise to not one single person re in the will of the wisps from
moon studio looks already to take one of our most loved games of all time to a
whole new level from what we’ve seen so far were expecting another emotional
narrative plenty of enormous and memorable boss battles and of course
lots and lots of brain-teasing environmental based puzzling while the
first Ori was set in the forest of nibel the follow-up promises deliver an
in-game world that’s about three times the size of the original of course as
with any other Metroidvania there’s plenty of scope for players to revisit
and come back to areas of the map as their player skills evolved this time
round upgrades or buffs can come from unlocking spirit shards and act as
modifications to or ease abilities and fighting skills with them being found or
purchased throughout the game gone from the sequel is the old save function
where you manually put down a beacon which if like me you’re at a forgetful
meant being rather annoyingly sent back to a checkpoint that could be a whole
load of time in the past this time Ori uses a continual autosave and when you
die you come back then pretty much the last point you found yourself gone to is
auras bursts of electricity attack having been replaced by an energy sword
with a basic three strike combo which to be honest feels pretty darn meaty right
from the beginning what hasn’t changed though is how the overall story clearly
aims at pulling on those heartstrings and given how impressive the overall
animations are together with the sound effects and one of the finest musical
scores in any video game ever while this one is likely to be way up at the pointy
end of many Game of the Year list once were through with 2020 Ori and the will
of the wisps launches on March 11th exclusively for Xbox one and Windows 10
with it also being available on game paths from launch
so what games are you most looking forward to playing this March be sure to
let us no in the comments and while you’re here
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reviews and more many thanks for watching we look forward to seeing you
all here again soon for another indie game video


52 Comments

Get Indie Gaming · March 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Hi everyone! We recently moved house with it taking just under two weeks to get a new broadband connection although we’re so happy to be back and able to upload new content.
 
Now we’re still getting used to our new recording place and there will be tweaks and changes in our production methods over the next few weeks.  You’ll also get to see more of us via live streams and in the videos themselves.  Anyhoooo – hope you enjoy this one and please don’t forget to like the video and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.  Cheers!

Filurenerik 164 · March 1, 2020 at 4:02 pm

I didn’t really like Ori and the blind forest but once it gets on sale I’ll give will of the wisps a try, it looks much better!

XimerTracks - Sub To Me · March 1, 2020 at 4:03 pm

Good job. More content Please. Also, I really Want to Be youtube friends 😀

Arctorius Tyrilian · March 1, 2020 at 4:10 pm

Aw shit Michelle Mylett. I might have to give that a go

CashCow Whiz · March 1, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Puddle Knights looks kinda cool

2ThirdsSPOOKED · March 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

I absolutely adore this channel and your consistent work put into it and thanks to your recommendations I've been captivated and led on many enthralling adventures.
Thank you so very much!

Christopher Nutton · March 1, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Would never have seen Puddle Knights if it wasn't for this video, 100% getting it. With Ori on Xbox pass for pc will play that as well.

Gambit896 · March 1, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Thank you as always for highlighting a bunch of great looking games. 😁 👌

Cheers mate! 🍻

Dead Girl · March 1, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Great stuff.
By the way, are you planning on covering Beautiful Desolation?
It is an isometric post-apoc adventure game by the Stasis devs release a few days ago.
It looks really pretty.

Turin Horse · March 1, 2020 at 4:32 pm

CURSE OF THE DEAD GODS …. jaw dropped. I NEED NOW

Bass Drip NCS · March 1, 2020 at 4:34 pm

<3

Dave Curro · March 1, 2020 at 5:04 pm

Is Ori really an indie game at this point? Being published by one of the biggest companies in gaming?

Pete · March 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm

Stadia isn't even available in all countries yet.

Harsh Rai · March 1, 2020 at 5:46 pm

ori and the blind forest was the game that you showed in ur video was the reason i subscribed your channel and buyed first steam game in my life

RIGENSTEIN · March 1, 2020 at 5:56 pm

welcome back dude!

Chris 86 · March 1, 2020 at 6:03 pm

there is no number 7 on your list. 😅🤔

Joel Parker · March 1, 2020 at 6:04 pm

Great list of games as always – hope the move went alright for you this week

Stuart J · March 1, 2020 at 6:12 pm

Ah. I see no number 7. Not to worry, awesome selection. There's a few in here I wouldn't have seen without your coverage. Cheers!

Richard Austin · March 1, 2020 at 6:16 pm

A short break to come back and grind to 100k! 😉

EdTooTall · March 1, 2020 at 6:21 pm

TBA means to be announced

Madell adell · March 1, 2020 at 6:33 pm

What fmv means?

Super Mario · March 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm

Yes, Your Grace!

Brett Hooper · March 1, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Is there any chance yes your grace will come to console? Great video as usual

MBCsi · March 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Yay!!! Cheers for the video, have missed your videos over the last few weeks, you guys rock! 🙂

PastoKage · March 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Hell Yeah Ori! Can't wait!! And is free on game pass ♥

Stephan Billardon · March 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Sooo why is there no number 7 ? It's kind of frustrating.

MBCsi · March 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Love the look of The Complex, Hidden Through Time and Lost Words Beyond the Page :))

Jump Dash · March 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

I'd like to see a focus on some of the smaller indie developers, like the individuals. Some of these look far too polished to be truly indie, some are probably established development teams or studios now.

Faded Fellow · March 1, 2020 at 7:57 pm

The bringer of games returns!

Solo Reviews · March 1, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Do you put these in order of which looks the most appealing ?

my mind is blur · March 1, 2020 at 8:47 pm

Wunderling looks like Toki Tori in 240p

my mind is blur · March 1, 2020 at 8:49 pm

The team behind Ori already became so big, it's rather Double A than indie, but it's definitely worth getting mentioned in a top indie video.

ryze · March 1, 2020 at 9:01 pm

fuck stadia??…who is making the money decisions over for the devs of that game.. a potato?

ryze · March 1, 2020 at 9:03 pm

curse of the dead gods..has the same art style and audio from the darkest dungeons. looks pretty good though.

wittynicknamehere · March 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Puddle Knights looks so damned clever, and just the sort of thing I might have never noticed on my own. Cheers to you for pointing it out.

Willi Kappler · March 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm

Nice list as always, thanks!
What do you think about the Hollow Knight soundtrack?
I like it better than Ori.

ndv123ndv · March 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

Love this channel. I wanted to suggest a free indie games compilation for each month, would be cool to see!

Joshua Stein · March 1, 2020 at 10:20 pm

your voice is awesome. really calm and yet engaging

Silverwings 92 · March 1, 2020 at 11:54 pm

Everyone watching this with the Steam wishlist open ?

Coolbreeze · March 2, 2020 at 12:42 am

No lie i get just as hype for indie titles as i do for triple A titles or first party games there's lot's of indies i got my eye on from now on when i see a vid talking about indie games I'm gonna be all like INDIES YEAAAAH!😄

el Cheshire Ilustracion · March 2, 2020 at 2:58 am

Hey! Congrats on your moving. Hopefully you'll get used to the new place soon enough.

Curse of the Old God's looks incredible. And Ori is keeping on with the quality of the last one. Absolutely fantastic. And I think that, Spiritfarer and Silksong are the most wanted for this year for me. (With Tunic, if that one ever comes out)

Vladimir Kovtun · March 2, 2020 at 7:13 am

You are the best, well, as always!

Amongalen · March 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

Guess what… I have to play Ori… I just have too <3
Puddle Knights and Curse of the Dead Gods look really interesting as well, might try them later on.
As a sidenote, recently I play quite a lot of Gemcraft – Frostborn Wrath. I think you haven't covered it, I'd suggest you to check it out. It's a really cool tower defence game. It's like 4th in the series.

Gonzalo Arrivi · March 2, 2020 at 9:18 am

Amazing video! I was already missing them. I'm so excited about the new Ori game launching this soon 😀 … but also so jarred of its exclusivity on Microsoft platforms D_: . Same for Lost Words Beyond the Page, which looks beautiful.
Thanks again for your amazing work, people!

Rachel Ramos · March 2, 2020 at 10:01 am

💎💪🏽😉

KrazyKain · March 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Murder by Numbers
Me: ok, interesting name…
Looks like a visual novel…
Me: eh, lost interest enirely
Where you solve Picross puzzles to progress
Me: Wishlisted

Lucas Carvalho Almeida · March 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm

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Griffin Joyner · March 2, 2020 at 4:46 pm

How has this channel not blown up yet??

Kairo · March 2, 2020 at 5:37 pm

Ori is not really "indie".

Shadow Cadet Kami · March 2, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Ori looks phenomenal I can't wait

Tim Martin · March 2, 2020 at 10:25 pm

What happened to number 7?

princessthyemis · March 3, 2020 at 3:54 am

Puddle Knight looks fun and charming! I like the idea of the journal one, too. But I am SOOOOO HYPED for Ori and the Will of the Wisps!!!!!!

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