Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase for May 2022 has ended, and the company released a statement summarizing everything that happened. During the presentation, almost 20 different titles were screened.
There’s something for everyone with such a diverse selection of independent titles coming to Nintendo Switch! Nintendo and its publishing and development partners from around the world unveiled new details about 20 indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, including four titles that will be released today: Mini Motorways, Soundfall, OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition, and Gibbon: Beyond the Trees!
A first look at Doinksoft’s noir-punk action-adventure Gunbrella, which features a weapon as intriguing as its name, as well as the debut of Aggro Crab’s Another Crab’s Treasure, a soulslike adventure set in a crumbling underwater world plagued by a mysterious curse, are among the highlights of the presentation. There’s a lot more to see and do in this Indie World Showcase! ElecHead, an electrifyingly ambitious platformer with head-scratching puzzles, and Ooblets, a game about cultivating and collecting beautiful critters, are among the other titles included.
“Thanks to the passionate work of our dedicated independent developers, Nintendo Switch continues to be a premier destination for players to experience a diverse array of imaginative and breathtaking games,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. “With today’s peek at some of the independent games coming out in 2022 and beyond, Nintendo Switch players can look forward to a jam-packed roster of incredible games they can play anytime, anywhere.”
Visit https://www.nintendo.com/indie-world / to see the whole Indie World Showcase.
Aggro Crab’s Another Crab’s Treasure
You’ll find yourself in an aquatic planet on the point of collapse in this crustacean-themed soulslike game. To resist blows from adversaries several times your size, you’ll need to employ the rubbish around you as a shell like Kril the hermit crab. With over 50 possible shells to find and a slew of frightening foes to fight, go on an epic treasure quest to uncover the dark mysteries underlying the contaminated ocean. Another Crab’s Treasure will make its Nintendo Switch debut next year.
Gunbrella from Doinksoft and Devolver Digital
A game developed by Doinksoft and published by Devolver Digital in which you play as a gruff woodsman on a vengeance mission equipped with the mysterious Gunbrella. Your inquiry gets enmeshed with the inner workings of ghouls and gangsters, police and cults, and other more weird characters in this noir-punk adventure game set in a planet fast running out of natural resources. In gritty side-scrolling warfare, scavenge for scraps and spare parts to enhance your prized weapon so you may glide, swing, sprint, dive, and take out adversaries. Next year, Gunbrella will be released for Nintendo Switch.
Dinosaur Polo Club’s Mini Highways:
Have you ever been trapped in traffic and wished there was something you could do about it? You control the city’s traffic issues in Mini Motorways. Draw and construct roads to create a busy metropolis, carefully managing improvements such as motorways and roundabouts to satisfy shifting needs while revamping your city to keep traffic moving. How long can you keep the world’s cities moving? Get ready for Mini Motorways, which will be arriving on Nintendo Switch later today!
Grow and train cute young animals known as ooblets as you develop a new life in Badgetown’s burgeoning population. Customize your character, make friends with the locals, design your home, make crafts, open a business, and compete in epic dance fights! You may also dress up your ooblet companions, play minigames, and travel throughout Oob to other locales, each with its own set of characters, missions, objects, and ooblets. This summer, Ooblets makes its way to Nintendo Switch.
Nama Takahashi’s ElecHead
ElecHead is a smart and tough 2D puzzle-platformer that will ignite your creativity, created by a one-person development team and prototyped as part of a school challenge. Elec is a little robot on a quest to restore light back to the planet. Elec activates walls, floors, platforms, and switches by causing electricity to flow through them. He can also detach and toss his head to remotely activate objects, but be careful: if he doesn’t get his head back in 10 seconds, he’ll shut down. Elec will have to use his mind to discover a way out of this trap-filled prison, both physically and metaphorically. This summer, ElecHead comes to Nintendo Switch.
Drastic Games with Noodlecake’s Soundfall
This fast-paced dungeon crawler blends looter-shooter action with musical fun that will have you tapping your toes. You are a Guardian of Harmony, a musical prodigy summoned by the Composers to fight the forces of Discord in the realm of Symphonia. With over 500 pieces of equipment for skill customization and hundreds of treasure combinations, you may improve your strength by timing your actions to the music. Battle through randomly created stages and confrontations inspired by the music alone or with up to four players in local* and online** multiplayer. There are around 140 songs to pick from, allowing for several playthroughs. Get ready to bounce your head to Soundfall, which will be released on the Nintendo Switch system later today!
Wildfrost from Deadpan Games and Chucklefish:
Take against the harsh elements in this tactical roguelike deckbuilder. As you set out to put a stop to the perpetual ice, build and personalize your deck. During each run, you may create and upgrade charming partner cards, as well as grow your hub town to unlock new things, events, and challenges! Build and fight your ideal deck to bring a stop to an endless winter. This Christmas season, Wildfrost will be released for Nintendo Switch.
Team OFK’s We Are OFK:
We Are OFK takes you on an interactive making-of-the-band adventure across Los Angeles, where you’ll learn about dreaming, dating, and paying rent. You’ll engage with a fully spoken cast as you see the lives of Itsumi Saito and her pals evolve in an animated narrative series produced in weekly episodes. This summer, We Are OFK will be released for Nintendo Switch.
Batora: Lost Haven from Stormind Games and Team 17:
Explore the universe in this nonlinear, story-driven interplanetary action-RPG that mixes elements of a hack-and-slash game with a twin-stick shooter! You’ll play as Avril, a 16-year-old girl with exceptional abilities, in Batora: Lost Haven. It’s up to you to rescue your planet after a strange and tragic occurrence. In this fast-paced journey, you’ll use the strength of your body and mind to overcome the difficulties and hurdles you’ll meet along the road. When Batora: Lost Haven comes on Nintendo Switch this autumn, you’ll be able to choose your fate.
Spiral Circus with Fireshine Games’ SILT
In this puzzle-adventure game, you’ll dive into a terrifying underwater abyss and solve long-forgotten secrets. Explore a bizarre underwater world full of odd equipment, ancient ruins, and terrifying sea creatures. Possess marine animals and use their skills to solve puzzles and explore the depths of the ocean. Plunge into the murky depths of SILT, which will be released on Nintendo Switch next month.
Landfall Games’ Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
In this funny spin on simulation strategy games, lead a team of red and blue wobblers from ancient regions, eerie locations, and fantastical realms. Watch your imbalanced army engage in battles throughout history in Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. With addition to the 100+ wobblers already available, you may create new ones in the unit maker. In local* and online** multiplayer, you may even send your wobblers to battle your buddies! This summer, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator will make its way to Nintendo Switch.
Ghost pattern’s Wayward Strand:
In this passionate narrative adventure set in 1970s rural Australia, board a strange floating hospital and discover a world of living tales. Play as intrepid young journalist Casey Beaumaris and investigate the airship’s secrets while following the hospital’s residents. You get to select one of over a dozen characters’ tales to be a part of as they unfold in real time around you. Every replaying offers you the chance to find something you hadn’t seen before. For July 21, Wayward Strand will be released on Nintendo Switch.
Massive Monster with Devolver Digital’s Cult of the Lamb:
This action-adventure game takes place in a randomly created setting. You must repay your debt as a possessed lamb spared from extinction by a gloomy stranger… by forming a devoted community of woods followers. Gather resources to construct buildings, then summon the bravery to enter dangerous dungeons such as the Silk Cradle. To fight the dungeon’s master, Shamura, go into its dark depths, which are rife with razor spiders and deadly millipedes. This year, Cult of the Lamb comes to Nintendo Switch.
SIGONO’s OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition:
In this narrative puzzle game, find elusive asteroids, interact with a diverse cast of people, and solve the riddle of starsongs. Eda, a young woman who can hear unusual sound waves known as starsongs, meets a young man who is looking for their source. They go to the center of the universe to unravel an old story. The Nintendo Switch version of OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition will be released later today!
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees from Broken Rules:
Swing, slide, and somersault your way through a hand-painted jungle using a dynamic movement system. You play as a lost gibbon on a perilous trip into uncharted countries in this compelling story about freedom and survival. Play through a tale that chronicles the struggle of living species all around the earth, or race to freedom in liberation mode. Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is out now on Nintendo Switch!
This Indie World presentation also featured a montage of upcoming indie titles, such as Card Shark, which is currently available for pre-order on the Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store and will have a demo later today; A Guidebook of Babel, which will be released on the Nintendo Switch system this fall; OneShot: World Machine Edition, which will be released on the Nintendo Switch this summer; Cursed to Golf, which will be released this summer; and Idol Manager, which will be released on the Nintendo Switch on August 25.