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Nintendo Switch Nindies Summer Showcase 2017
Topic Started: Aug 31 2017, 04:22 PM (251 Views)
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Here's a summary of all the games shown during yesterday's Nintendo Nindies Summer Showcase, along with the presentation video if you would like to watch it:

Super Meat Boy Forever | Website | Trailer
After the events of Super Meat Boy, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl have a little baby named Nugget. However, Dr. Fetus kidnaps Nugget, forcing Meat Boy and Bandage Girl to rescue her through a series of levels that are dynamically constructed based on difficulty. Each time you beat a level, it reconstructs into a harder version of itself. Also, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl are no longer defenseless; they can punch and kick their enemies!

Super Meat Boy Forever will release in 2018. Despite the wording in the showcase, Team Meat have stated that the game launching first on Nintendo Switch is not official just yet, and that the game is not a timed exclusive, calling the wording in the showcase "a mistake".

Shovel Knight: King of Cards | Website | Trailer
The final expansion for Shovel Knight was announced, and you can check out more and discuss this over in our Shovel Knight Discussion Thread.

Mom Hid My Game!
Also known as Hidden My Game By Mom Escape Room, players are tasked with finding their video games which, unsurprisingly, have been hidden by the main character’s mother. Players work through a number of different rooms and often absurd situations to recover their games.

Mom Hid My Game! will launch in Late 2017 with exclusive stages on both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

Golf Story | Website | Trailer
Play the story of a golfer, forced to give up all that he holds dear for one final shot at accomplishing his dream. But all is not so simple in the world of golf. To best today's players you have to be able to keep up with them not just on the course, but also off it. Play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters as you tee up anywhere, explore 8 unique environments, upgrade your golfer, and round out your skill set with long driver tournaments, disc golf, mini golf, wee links, and even go beyond golf with extra challenges like races, mowing, drone flights and geocaching.

Golf Story will launch September 2017, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Floor Kids | Website | Trailer
Floor Kids is a unique break-dance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay, and funky beats. Discover original hand-drawn animation, a fresh soundtrack by Kid Koala and innovative controls that allow you the freedom to play the way you like. Lead your crew of bboys and bgirls through the city, unlock new characters & locations, battle against your friends, discover new combos as you rock to the beat, and find your style!

Floor Kids will launch Holiday 2017 first on Nintendo Switch, and will feature touch screen controls.

Wulverblade | Website | Trailer
Its 120AD and the Roman army have seized control of the south of Britannia. Their goal, to march north and conquer the rest of the island with brutal and bloody efficiency. The 5000 strong 9th Legion are preparing for war, but little do they know what lies in wait for them. Caradoc, a guardian of the northern tribes has rallied the war bands and is ready to bring the war to the Romans. Caradoc bares a gift that even he is not aware of. And soon, the Ninth Legion will discover its true power in old school arcade, side scrolling beat-em-up action through 8 beautiful levels spanning ancient forests, thundering rivers, torchlit woodlands & Roman forts. Featuring an atmospheric soundtrack fit for a blockbuster movie, an engrossing story that combines ancient British history with native tales of lore, and amazing unlockable features that leave you eager to play again!

Wulverblade will launch September 2017 first on Nintendo Switch.

Poly Bridge | Website | Trailer
Unleash your engineering creativity with an engaging and fresh bridge-building simulator with all the bells and whistles. Enjoy hours of physics-based puzzle solving in the Campaign and then jump in the Sandbox to create your own bridge designs and puzzles!

Poly Bridge will launch Holiday 2017 as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition | Website | Trailer
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King's Quest series, or more recently Telltale's Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will launch in 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Despite being described as a console exclusive in the Nindies Showcase, publisher Annapurna Interactive has stated this is a mistake and the game will be launching on all three platforms on the same date.

Earth Atlantis | Trailer
Search and hunt down dreadful sea monsters and explore the post-apocalyptic underwater world in this side-scrolling shooter with an original "Monster-Hunting" gameplay.

Earth Atlantis launches Fall 2017 first on Nintendo Switch.

Next-Up Hero | Website | Trailer
An arcade action-adventure driven by Community Continue, in which players take turns fighting and dying against tough-as-nails monsters, one hero at a time. Revive fallen heroes to fight by your side, build your army, and take out the boss together. Everyone dies. Heroes continue.

Next-Up Hero launches Early 2018 on Nintendo Switch with a JoyCon co-op mode.

SteamWorld Dig 2 | Website | Trailer
SteamWorld Dig is back, and this time – it’s dig or die! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames.

SteamWorld Dig 2 launches September 21st on Nintendo Switch, and will come to Steam and PlayStation 4 a few days later.

Mulaka | Website | Trailer
Dive into northern Mexico's breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Renowned for their impressive running abilities, embark on the journey of a Sukurúame - a Tarahumara shaman - as you fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods. From solving puzzles in environments inspired by real Sierra Tarahumara locations, to heated hand-to-hand combat with creatures pulled from the region’s mythology, find out why the Tarahumara have earned a reputation for being superhumans.

Mulaka launches Early 2018, with exclusive features and functionality for Nintendo Switch.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants | Trailer
Embark on a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants launches October 12th as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch.

Dragon: Marked for Death | Website
Dragon MFD is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG game where up to 4 players can play together in either local or online multiplayer. With single stages that span 200-400 screens, over 30 main quests, tons of side quests to tackle, gigantic bosses that are bigger than the entire screen, and four different classes of Dragonkin characters, intuitive 2D-action-based gameplay awaits!

Dragon: Marked for Death launches Winter 2017, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Battle Chef Brigade | Website | Trailer
Magic and cooking fit together perfectly in so many ways. Imagine fire knives that slice AND sear, mystical ingredients, and chefs' spells whirling around immaculate dishes. Cooking in games is always a simple affair, represented entirely by minigame or crafting mechanics. Not so in Battle Chef Brigade. Here, you decide what dishes to make. Each elimination round of the Battle Chef Royale will pit you against an opposing chef in a competition to wow the judges with your tasty dishes and culinary skills and spells.

Battle Chef Brigade launches Holiday 2017 first on Nintendo Switch.

Morphies Law | Website | Trailer
Morphies Law is a robot morphology driven 3D shooter where players grow if they deal damage and shrink if they take damage. This balances the game and introduces size-based game-play. Both levels and game modes take advantage of this unique game-play mechanism.

Morphies Law launches Winter 2017 as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch.

Sausage Sports Club | Website | Trailer
A physics-sports game about adorable, floppy animals competing on a reality TV show, duke it out with up to 8 friends in Free Play, where you’ll compete in tons of game modes like Soccer, Sumo and Capture the Flag. Not feeling competitive? Explore the toy-filled Overworld and get to know the show’s other melodramatic competitors in a 1-4 player replayable Adventure mode. No matter how you play, you’ll unlock new characters, skins, hats and arenas along the way.

Sausage Sports Club launches Fall 2017 first on Nintendo Switch.

Light Fingers | Website | Trailer
What do skulking thieves do after a night of procuring shady spoils? They gather at a favorite tavern and wager it away on a friendly game of Light Fingers! Played on a magical clockworks game board, this turn-based multiplayer game has real-time action and devious opportunities for misdirection, all in the pursuit of securing more loot than your opponents. After all, bragging rights for the most deft are the greatest steal of all!

Light Fingers launches Early 2018 first on Nintendo Switch.

Nine Parchments | Website | Trailer
A group of drop-out wizard apprentices decide to skip their training for a quick path to the Nine Parchments. As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover powerful new spells and ignore all safety aspects in this co-operative blast'em up game of magic mayhem, it's natural that their hasty progress results in lots of unwanted deaths...

Nine Parchments launches Holiday 2017 on Nintendo Switch.

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again | Trailer
Travis Strikes Again features the No More Heroes star being confronted in his trailer by The Bat, only to be pulled into the game he was playing — Hotline Miami. A partnership between developer Grasshopper Manufacture and various indie developers will delve into six different games and beat their respective bosses.

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again launches in 2018 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
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Wow, I didn't know that the Nintendo Switch was so environmental friendly. Just look at all this indie trash you can pick up with it. Posted Image
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You could find just as much trash in the AAA scene too to be fair. Indie doesn't instantly equate to bad. :,
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Don't worry Moony when their an indie anime game with plenty of new waifus for Night Lord.

I'm sure he'll see their value! :D

I'd be interested in getting some of these like Shovel Knight, but Im curious what the prices will be. As money is limited. XD
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When 99% of indie games should be free-to-play games, but instead want to charge you $15-$20 for them, they're bad.

Every now and then you get gems like Shovel Knight, Rogue Legacy or Rabi-Ribi, but they are few and far between each other. Yes, there's trash in the AAA game scene as well, but it's not littered with garbage nearly as bad as the indie game scene.
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Personally I liked the look of: Mulaka & Yono & the Celestial Elephants myself, but I think I'm probably the odd one of the gamer bunch here who liked the way those two games looked to play. xp
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Dragon Lord
Aug 31 2017, 07:01 PM
When 99% of indie games should be free-to-play games, but instead want to charge you $15-$20 for them, they're bad.
That's subjective. Also, nothing says making a game free-to-play will result in them making a significant amount more money (and if it did, they'd probably be using it). If you weren't going to pay for the game to begin with when the person who worked on it would like payment for their service (just like any game developer would), then free-to-play is just the more moral way of pirating it to try it. Although given Steam does 2 hour refunds, you could easily try out any indie game for free before deciding if it's truly worth your money.

Also, AAA games won't have as much garbage. Publishers have the control, they're not going to publish every piece of shit that lands on their desk nor going to let their developers just make whatever shit they want. A good game only has to sell below expectations and publishers will drop any idea of a sequel like a bad habit. Indie developers only need to ensure they can make the game. If I had the means to do it, I could make any crock of shit right now and put it out for download. However that same reason for poor quality is also a reason why there are great indie games that AAA publishers would never have considered making exist.
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