Nintendo gave us a quick look at an array of Indie games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in their Indie World Showcase today. Everything showcased will be coming to the console across 2020. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Nintendo showcase without some of the games also releasing today. Included were many games that will only be available on the Nintendo Switch first, as well as a couple of notable Indie games that are already on PC.
Here’s our summary of what’s to come, or catch up on the full Indie World video below.
Blue Fire appears to tick all the boxes for an Indie game nowadays – interesting art style, smooth-looking gameplay and an intriguing narrative. There’s a nice amount of movement options displayed that really balance well with the distorted landscape. Definitely a game to keep an eye on.
Baldo follows neatly on from this – it’s also an action-adventure game just with an anime-inspired aesthetic. Definitely getting Studio Ghibli vibes from the art style.
I Am Dead is an intriguing puzzler that has you take the role of the now dead curator of the town of Shelmerston. Uncovering the mysteries of the town through an x-ray vision-like mechanic seems to be the game’s purpose.
BARK is a 2D sidescroller shooter. Certainly looks to be a great fit for couch co-op players – with everyone working towards the same goal while trying to compete to see who contributed the most.
Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse basically says what it is in the title. A post-apocalyptic game set inside (or near enough) the universe of the popular webcomic series.
Summer in Mara seems just unique enough to distance itself from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While you’ll also be farming and crafting on an island, the tropical story-based adventure game focuses more on the exploration across the archipelago and the mysteries therein.
Quantum League has a fantastic concept. An FPS with a time loop mechanic. Each round a clone of your previous self will spawn following the exact same route you took last time. So, you’ll have to strategically plan out the overall battle as you go round by round.
The Good Life is an odd mix of debt repayment simulator with solving a murder. You’ll be able to play as a cat and travel by sheep so that only adds more questions as to what this game will entail.
The Last Campfire is the newest project from Hello Games – the creators of No Man’s Sky. It’ll be definitively different from No Man Sky as you adventure in a much smaller landscape. There’s a running theme of compassion and empathy, so maybe it’ll be a bit of a tearjerker.
PixelJunk Eden 2 is latest in the PixelJunk series. The levels generate based on the player’s movements throughout the world. Audio is likely to play a large part in this game, not least for the techno beat style background music.
Eldest Souls is a pixel art boss battler. It’s very much a hack ‘n slash. Simple enough.
Exit the Dungeon is the sequel to widely well-received roguelite – Enter the Gungeon. It’ll start off where its predecessor left off. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see even more of a bullet storm mess. Best of all, it’s already released on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
The Quick Round-Up
Faeria, Blair Witch, Ghost of a Tale, Sky, Sky Racket, Superliminal, Wingspan, Dicey Dungeons, Bounty Battles and Moving Out were also showcased quickly in the final round-up of games.
So, that’s everything from this year’s Indie World. There’s a little something for every gamer coming to the Nintendo Switch this year from Indie game developers.
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