Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:55pm 12/05/22 | 0 Comments
Not everything revealed or shown during the Nintendo SwitchIndie World Showcase is going to be for everyone. And some might even baulk at the lack of games with explosions and camo-clad goodies and baddies fighting futuristic wars across large scale maps. But one thing that definitely stood out from the event is this: The Indies landscape across the Nintendo Switch (usually accompanied also by PC) is ripe, diverse and flourishing.
You can check out the showcase in its entirety above (less than 30-minutes-long), while a few games featured are also available right now, including the likes of Mini Motorways, Soundfall, OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition and Gibbon: Beyond the Trees.
Here's an official line on each of those titles:
Mini Motorways from Dinosaur Polo Club: Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city’s traffic problems are in your hands. Draw and build roads to create a bustling metropolis, redesigning your city to keep the traffic flowing while carefully managing upgrades, like highways and roundabouts, to meet changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving? Buckle up for Mini Motorways, available now on Nintendo Switch.
Soundfall from Drastic Games and Noodlecake: This fast-paced, rhythm-based dungeon crawler combines looter-shooter action with musical gameplay that’ll keep you tapping your toes. You are a Guardian of Harmony – a musical genius transported to the world of Symphonia by the Composers to battle the forces of Discord. Time your actions to the music to increase your power with more than 500 pieces of equipment for skill customisation and thousands for loot combinations. Venture out solo or with up to four players to fight through dynamically generated levels and encounters inspired by the music – there are more than 140 songs to choose from giving opportunities for many playthroughs. Get your head boppin’ to Soundfall, available now on Nintendo Switch.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition from SIGONO: Seek out elusive asteroids, engage with a colourful cast of characters and unravel the mystery of starsongs in this narrative puzzle game. Eda, a girl who can hear mysterious sound waves known as starsongs, crosses paths with a young man in search of their source. Together, they venture out to the heart of space to solve an ancient myth. OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch.
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees from Broken Rules: Master a dynamic movement system to swing, slide and somersault through a hand-painted jungle. In this moving adventure about freedom and survival, you’re a lost gibbon who has embarked on a dangerous journey into unknown lands. Race to freedom in liberation mode, or play through a narrative that captures the struggle of living creatures around the world. Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is available now on Nintendo Switch.
With a plethora of Indie titles set to release this year, and a few in the early throes of 2023, alongside larger publisher titles and first-party content, Switch owners have plenty to look forward to as Nintendo contemplates the future, just a little bit.