Nintendo just hosted an Indie World presentation which showcased a wide range of indie games that are coming to the Switch in the near future (and even a few that are coming today!). Here is the full list of games shown off:
Ooblets is a cozy creature collection/farming simulator where you grow and train little creatures called Ooblets. Players are able to decorate their own clothes, houses, and dress up their Ooblets as they cultivate them and their crops. You can also explore the town and participate in various activities with your cute pals. The activities include things such as playing on the boardwalk or hiking on mountains. Ooblets is set to release this summer.
Batora: Lost Haven
Batora: Lost Haven is a story-driven action RPG that takes players on a journey through the cosmos. Players will not only participate in fast-paced combat, but also solve puzzles and make decisions that impact the ending of the game. Batora: Lost Haven will be released this fall.
ElecHead is a challenging 2D platformer produced by one person! You control a robot named Elec as they navigate a booby-trapped facility. Elec uses his electric body to move floors, platforms and switches, and can even remove his to power far away objects. It’s up to the player to utilize these abilities to complete puzzles in ElecHead, which is scheduled to release this summer.
Soundfall is a groovy dungeon crawler shooter where you shoot along with the beats of music. As a guardian of harmony, you protect the world of Symphonia with up to 4 players locally or online. Areas are dynamically generated from the music and there are over 140 songs to choose from. There are 5 musical heroes to choose from, as well as over 500 pieces of equipment to collect and customize. Soundfall is available today!
Wildfrost is a winter-themed tactical rogue-like card game. Players are able to strategically build and customize their deck to battle a wide range of monsters. The game also features a dynamic counter system which lets you plan your next move. In addition, you have a hub where you can unlock events and cards and there are daily challenges to complete. Wildfrost is scheduled to come out this holiday season.
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) is a strategy game where you place down units called Wobblers and watch as they wobble around and fight each other. There are over 100 units in the game, ranging from the ancient faction to the spooky and fantasy factions. Players are able to customize their own units using stat modifiers and a wide range of weapons and abilities. Players can play single player campaigns, use the sandbox mode to create wild battles, and fight against other people’s armies online. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is set to be released this summer.
Gunbrella is a noir-punk action-adventure that centers on a woodsman getting revenge. The titular Gunbrella is an umbrella that shoots a variety of projectiles and can be used to navigate environments via gliding, dashing and diving. Dark mysteries await those who journey into the grim world of Gunbrella. The game is set to come out next year in 2023.
We Are OFK
We Are OFK is a series of interactive music videos. The story focuses on a young woman trying to establish herself in the ruthless music scene in downtown Los Angeles while managing a full time job and a social life. The interactive music videos will act as episodes that are released weekly. We Are OFK will be released this summer.
Silt is a surreal puzzle-adventure game where you take a deep dive into a bizarre and deadly underwater realm. Players will explore and solve puzzles to figure out the mysteries of this location. You can search through ancient ruins and even possess animals to harness their powers to get through obstacles. Silt will launch this June.
MIni Motorways is a puzzle/strategy game where the goal is to build and connect roads in a way that ensures traffic doesn’t build up. As the city grows, players will need to adjust the routes and use different types of roads such as roundabouts. The cities are inspired by real-life locations and players unlock more as they play the game. There are also daily and weekly challenges to make the experience more rewarding. Mini Motorways releases today!
Wayward Strand is a story-driven game centered on a journalist named Casey who visits an airship hospital for the first time. The player will lead Casey as she learns more about the residents and as she does more locations open up and new revelations will be discovered. Players will also be wise to keep in mind that the dialogue choices they make affect how conversations flow. Wayward Strand is scheduled for July 21st.
Cult of the Lamb
Cult of the Lamb is an action-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by a mysterious stranger. The lamb repays the stranger by creating a community of worshippers. The player will gather resources by exploring dungeons and fighting monsters to create structures and help their community prosper. Cult of the Lamb will be released sometime this year.
Another Crab’s Treasure
To end the presentation off with a bang, we have Another Crab’s Treasure. In this souls-like title, you play as a crab going on a treasure hunt. As players traverse the colorful underwater levels, they will need to collect trash which serves as armor and provides different powers. The game offers challenging combat while being simple enough to learn for the players getting into the genre. Another Crab’s Treasure will launch next year.
Finally, below are the games that were shown off in the highlight reel:
- OneShot: World Machine Edition
- Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
- Idol Manager
- Card Shark
- Cursed to Golf
- A Guidebook of Babel
- OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition
You can check out the full presentation below:
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Author’s Note: What do you think about this presentation? Which of these games are you most excited for?