Nintendo’s Indie World showcase

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Indie game fans all over the world are thrilled by how easily accessible their favorite games have become on the Nintendo Switch, and are on the edge of their seats any time an Indie Showcase is broadcast online. And, who can blame them? اضافة اعلان

Indie developers have been going above and beyond with their releases, whether by filling these games to the brim with original creative ideas or just providing players with an unforgettably fun experience. A list of such games can be found in a previously released article for those of you who are curious about what is awaiting them.

This latest showcase has shown a lot of promise, with a whopping 19 new releases being announced, so let us talk about some of them.

A still from Aliisha: The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses. (Photo: Aliisha the Game website)
Aliisha: The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses
Expected release: Spring 2022

This game has certainly caught many people’s eyes with its gorgeous design and unique co-op mode. In AtOoTG, you play as Lisha, an adventurous girl who is accompanied by the second playable character, AMBU, a systematic oriented robot; they venture into the unknown to discover the hidden mysteries of an abandoned temple. 

The developers, Underscore, have clearly gone above and beyond with the design of this title. It is extremely vibrant, the music complements every location and situation you are in perfectly, and the characters have clear personalities that will have you relate to them frequently. 

Hosting a unique approach to its co-op, AtOoTG will have the player playing as Lisha more motion control oriented, playing on the TV using the separated Joy Con controllers, while people who control AMBU use the Switches touch screen to approach thing in a more systematic way. 

It is always great seeing Indie developers approach their titles in cool and quirky ways, and this game is one that should be on any Indie lover list.

A still from Dungeon Munchies. (Photo: IGDB) 
Dungeon Munchies
Released: December 15, 2021

A ton of indie games these days are side-scrolling RPGs; seriously, they have saturated the market. But none has you playing a zombie that relies on cooking his enemies and ingesting them for their powers.

Dungeon Munchies is the definition of strange, but it looks like such a fun experience. With a stellar soundtrack, a 64-bit graphics approach, and over-the-top battles, DM will have you both scratching your head and grinning at the same time. 

With your play style differing, based on what monsters you have ingested, and having 19 different recipes to test out, it is safe to say DM will have you fidgeting with new and interesting combos throughout. 

So, put on your chef hats and get ready to go on a post-mortem foodie adventure.

A still from Olli Olli World. (Photo: IGDB)
Olli Olli World
Expected Release: February 8, 2022

OOW is a daring new skateboarding action-platformer that oozes personality. Flip and flow around Radlandia’s rich and brilliant universe, encountering colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to the magical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Travel through a wonderful and strange universe, completing objectives and challenges, and making new friends along the way. 

This game is all about player creativity and good vibes. Your character is completely customizable; you are able to change your appearance, tricks, and style while you venture into explorable levels with multiple pathing options that provide you with a ton of chances to express yourself. And if all that is not enough, you and everyone else can also create your own levels, allowing you to skateboard in millions of unique environments. All this and the sheer smoothness of the gameplay will give you a gnarly adventure ahead of you.

Other Notable Mentions

Parkasaurus, releasing in the spring of 2022, is a must get for all you Rollercoaster Tycoon fans out there. Build your own massive zoo that is completely inhabited by dinosaurs and let your imagination run wild! 
And, for all the Don’t Starve fans, the highly acclaimed Don’t Starve Together is finally making its way on the Switch with an estimated release of 2022 as well! And finally, fans of Hollow Knight and other “Metroidvanias” must be sure to check out GRIME, available in the summer of 2022. 

Not all games were shown in the latest Indie World Showcase, but these select few are sure to make an impact on indie fans all over the world.

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