Dead gods, clean sweeps, and spirits
After the longest January in recorded history, we were gifted with a leap day. I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be a long year, so we thought we’d round up a few more games to help get you through these dark days. This is especially true as the UK gets batted around like a cat toy by a seemingly unending series of storms. I’m not sure who keeps playing the Ocarina, but I wish they’d stop.
Curse of the Dead Gods
Who doesn’t love a bit of tomb raiding with a tiny bit of angry gods thrown in? Curse of the Dead Gods is a roguelike that has you purposefully cursing yourself for amazing powers, but each of them comes with a huge drawback.
It looks wonderful, and the roguelike formula is sure to draw people into its world and get them hooked. Hopefully, you have a better time of things than the plucky hero, who seems rather keen on all of the things that you probably shouldn’t be hunting for. More a plucky anti-hero then.
Curse of the Dead Gods hits Steam Early Access on March 3rd and promises to develop into a major time sink.
Look, people liking playing games with “league” in the title, it seems to be a selling point in and of itself. So, when you combine the power of the word league with flying around on broomsticks and magic spells, you’re probably onto a winner.
Featuring a very familiar look of red vs blue, and the aim of scoring goals using seemingly impossible equipment, Broomstick League looks like it could be “what if Rocket League but magic”, and there’s really no better reason to check it out than that.
Broomstick League is flying into Steam Early Access on March 5th.
Yes, Your Grace
Yes, Your Grace is a kingdom management RPG, one that will be specifically the kind of game that vast swathes of people want, and probably the kind of thing that will drag medieval fans into a new genre, and managements fans into a new era.
You play as the ruler of a kingdom and have to manage your family, your citizens, and your resources carefully. There will be a seemingly endless tirade of tough decisions to make, and lots of people to juggle too. So, you can expect to lose a lot of time to this.
You can sit upon your throne when Yes, Your Grace releases on Steam on March 6th.
One Step From Eden
Every day that we go without a new Mega Man Battle Network game is just further proof that we’re straying further into the worst possible timeline. So, it’s with a jubilant heart that I can introduce you to One Step From Eden.
One Step From Eden takes the grid-based battling of the Battle Network games and mixes it with Slay the Spire. That means intense, fast-paced battles, layers of strategy and planning on the deck-building front, and loads of characters and playstyles to mess around with.
One Step From Eden will be ascending onto Steam on March 26th.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the follow-up to one of the best Metroidvanias of the last decade. It’s natural then that you and I and possibly your next-door neighbour should be incredibly excited about it.
Featuring a world significantly larger than the original, the iteration of Ori has the titular character trying to discover their true destiny, bring a family back together, and just generally save the world. It looks incredible, will probably feel incredible, and it should very much be on your radar.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be enchanting everyone and their mum when it releases on PC and Xbox One on March 11th.
It’s gonna be a good one this month, we can feel it. Thing are really starting to ramp up across all of the platforms, so there’ll no doubt be loads more games to be stealth released and announced too.
If you’re still nostalgic for the last decade, then check out our list of the 20 best games of the decade.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.