Nintendo showed over 20 minutes of indie games at today’s Indie World Showcase, and if you didn’t catch it, or if you missed the name of the game you’d like to check out (or even the release date), we’ve got you covered. covered.
Here’s everything announced today at the May 2022 Indie World Showcase†
Developed by Glumberland, chances are Ooblets is already a game you’ve played. That’s because it was released in early access on Xbox One and PC earlier in 2020. However, it is now making its way to Switch, possibly in 1.0 form. It’s the same game i.e. it’s a very cute farming/life simulation game where you control a highly customizable character to grow Ooblets on Ooblets.
Batora: Lost Haven
Batora: Lost Haven will be released on Switch (and PC) this fall and has been described by developer Stormind Games as a “deep story-driven game”. It features a lot of platforming and combat that combine your physical and mental powers. In fact, you can sacrifice one in a fight to help and empower the other, which represents the pushing and pulling between yourself and your conscious throughout the game’s story.
“The physical and mental powers of a naive and reckless girl who lost everything are the only weapons to save the earth from oblivion,” is a description of Batora: Lost Haven. “Jump on a journey across colorful and enchanting planets in this fast-paced adventure where your conscience will bear the weight of your decisions.”
Developed by a person who goes by NamaTakahashi, ElecHead started life as a proof-of-concept game developed to match the “Flow” theme in a school competition. However, after the game, NamaTakahashi decided to make it a full game, and today ElecHead is a cute and charming platformer that embraces electricity. You’ll use it to solve puzzles, move platforms, and more as Elec, a small outlet-like character that you control as you platform through a facility in an effort to restore light to the world. It’s coming to Switch this summer, but if you don’t want to wait until then, it’s already available on PC.
Released this spring, Soundfall is a rhythm-based looter shooter action game with ‘musical gameplay’. Described as a dungeon crawler, you control a girl who is the Guardian of Harmony and must save the world of Symphonia. You can do this alone or in four-player co-op. Whether going alone or bringing a friend along, you’ll use physical attacks and guns to shoot and take down enemies to the beat of a great-sounding pop soundtrack. Filled with bosses, dynamic levels that respond to the more than 140 tracks in the game, and beautiful art style, Soundfall will be heading to Switch (and PlayStation and Xbox consoles and PC) this spring, which hopefully means it’s coming soon. .
Wildfrost is a “tactical roguelike deckbuilder” from Deadpan Games, and it looks like a fun, great time. As you’d expect from that description, it contains dozens of beautiful cards, card mates, and items that you can use to eventually win battles against snowy creatures, ranging from cute to scary, but still adorable. When you’re done with your battles, you can return to the hub city to upgrade it and unlock new events, maps, and NPCs to work with. Plus, daily challenges will keep you coming back long after the credits. Wildfrost is coming to Switch this holiday.
Fully Accurate Battle Simulator
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, or TABS as the developers call it, is a very ragdoll-style fighter developed by Landfall Games, and it looks like it’s filled with a lot of laugh-out-loud combat. You can play as samurai, knights, fencers and more in battles with over 100 wobblers (fighters) on each team. Plus, TABS features mounts and more like woolly mammoths and other fearsome animals to help you take home victory. If none of the in-game wobblers suit you, you can build your own wobblers in the Unit Creator, which lets you create custom wobblers by controlling weight, size, speed, and more. TABS is coming to Switch this summer, but you can play it now on Xbox Series X/S or PC.
Coming from Devolver Digital and Gato Roboto developer Doinksoft, Gunbrella is a “noir-punk action-adventure game” with lots of side-scrolling combat and platforming as well as some fun traversal mechanics. The shots are reminiscent of Spelunky, but are more advanced as you can use the titular Gunbrella to “dive, swing, sprint and dive”. Plus, you can scour this deteriorating world to find parts that you can use to upgrade your Gunbrella. Gunbrella is coming to Switch in 2023.
We are OFK
Indie pop band OFK is ready to tell their story of how the Los Angeles-based band rose to the top, or at least tried to. Developed by Team OFK, We Are OFK is described as a “music biopic” that is told every now and then, with new episodes added every week until the story is over.
“All five episodes of We are OFK will be released weekly, along with the release of new OFK singles with each new episode,” a press release reads. “Episodes one and two will initially be released together.”
You play as Itsume Saito, who struggles to make it in the LA music scene while managing a full-time job, brutal commute and more. However, a chance meeting with an up-and-coming Hollywood producer could change everything, and you’ll be witnessing that play by the fully voiced cast when We Are OFK comes to Switch this summer.
Developed by Spiral Circus Games, a remote team, Silt is set in a “strange oceanic” world that is monochromatic and full of puzzles galore. You’ll unravel a long-forgotten mystery as you explore a surreal underwater realm of strange machines, ancient ruins and dangerous ocean inhabitants. During your journey, you will have sea creatures to solve puzzles with their skills while trying to survive against deep sea goliaths and more. Silt is coming to Switch in June.
Dinosaur Polo Club’s Mini Motorways is exactly what it sounds like: a game set between multiple mini-motorways. You are given the task of bringing these highways to life, starting with a small town that eventually grows into a metropolis. As a result, you’ll have to revisit these maps inspired by real cities to upgrade them with highways and more. Daily and Weekly Challenges are meant to keep you coming back too, and you can check them out for yourself very soon as Mini Motorways hits Switch today.
Developed by Ghost Pattern, Wayward Strand is set aboard a floating hospital airship in rural 1970s Australia. You play as Casey, a teenage journalist interested in the stories of the patients in this strange hospital. Each story unfolds in real time, so you have to decide who you want to talk to and when you want to talk to them to take their story further. Ghost Pattern even says that multiple playthroughs are recommended to get the full story and advance storylines that you couldn’t in previous playthroughs. You can journal the information you learn by talking to or eavesdropping on patients and doctors, which will help you unlock new locations, stories, revelations, and more. Wayward Strand is coming to Switch on July 21.
Cult of the Lamb
Massive Monster’s Cult of the Lamb continues to look great, fusing rogue-lite action gameplay much like Hades and feel, with a basic Animal Crossing-style build mechanism. Game Informer recently got an exclusive look at Cult of the Lamb. You can check out that exclusive gameplay while listening to developer commentary in this Cult of the Lamb New Gameplay Today. A release date has not been announced, but according to Massive Monster, Cult of the Lamb is coming sometime this year.
Another treasure of a crab
If you’ve been playing Elden Ring lately and thought to yourself, “I wish I was a crab,” Another Crab’s Treasure might be for you. That’s because Aggro Crab, the team behind Going Under, describes Another Crab’s Treasure as a soul-like, well, a shell-like to be exact. As you’d expect, it looks like it plays like a Dark Souls game that’s underwater. You play as a crab who uses things like cans and shells to strengthen your own shell, while fighting other shellfish and more. It’s coming to Switch in 2023.
The Indie World Showcase ended with a fast-moving montage that quickly showed OneShot: World Machine Edition, Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Idol Manager, Card Shark, Cursed to Gold, A Guidebook to Bable, and OPUS: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition .
And that, in a nutshell, is the May 2022 Indie World Showcase. What were some of your favorite games featured? Were there things you hoped to see that didn’t show up? Let us know in the comments below!