Nintendo Holds Indie World Switch Showcase
Tue, April 20, 2021

Nintendo Holds Indie World Switch Showcase

Nintendo held an Indie World Showcase on December 10. For 20 minutes, Nintendo focused on the upcoming indie games that players could acquire and play on the Nintendo Switch / Photo by: Elvis untot via Wikimedia Commons

 

Nintendo held an Indie World Showcase on December 10. For 20 minutes, Nintendo focused on the upcoming indie games that players could acquire and play on the Nintendo Switch, according to a report by IGN, an online source for video games and other entertainment news. The said presentation took place only a few hours after PlayStation’s State of Play.

A lot of indie game developers have brought their games over to the consoles over the years. Nintendo usually provides them with the chance to be highlighted by featuring them in their Indie World Showcases. In previous showcases, the video game company managed to pack a lot of new games into the 20 minute time period.

With vibrant animation and exciting music, the Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase is a haven for those who love high-definition animation. Slash Gear, an online magazine that covers technology, science, and entertainment, stated in their article that in addition to indie games that we should anticipate, the showcase also usually discusses reveals and future sequels as well.

Sports Story

The 2017 game Golf Story was way more than a story about golf. Its sequel, the new game Sports Story, features the same combination of sports and adventure as its predecessor. Needless to say, The Verge, an American technology news and media network, stated that the new game focuses on a whole lot more than gold. Sports Story includes tennis and soccer, but what is even more exciting is what old players would not have expected: dungeons, fishing, and treasure hunting. Sports Story is expected to be launched mid-2020 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

The game features the same light-hearted tone and goofiness which made the original game captivating. But what makes it better than predecessor is that it adds major components to Sports Story, which is said to dramatically make its gameplay mechanics much different.

Polygon, an American video game website, pointed out that the developers of the game are clearly following in the footsteps of classic Nintendo sports franchises such as Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, and even the lesser-known Mario Baseball games. Nevertheless, the game expansion is set to offer a welcome variety to the original formula once the game is released next year.

Talos Principle

This first-person puzzle adventure game Talos will allow its players to enjoy the greatness of Nintendo Switch even more. Using its slow-paced, physics-based challenges, the player will have the chance to experience this masterful game which ends up being far more than one expects it to be. This game is perfect for those who love puzzles and first-person shooting adventures. 

The great news is that the game was launched on the same day the announcement was made. The Talos Principle was made by the creators of the Serious Sam series, Croteam, and it was written by Tom Jubert and Jonas Kyratzes, who also wrote Infinite Ocean. The players will assume the role of sentient artificial intelligence which is placed within a simulation of humanity’s greatest ruins. They are linked together through an arcane cathedral. 

The players are tasked to solve a series of increasingly complex puzzles created into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world. In the video posted on YouTube, Nintendo explained that the player will also have the experience of diverting drones, manipulating laser beams, and even altering time to prove their worth or find their way out.

Birds Can Skateboard

The Nintendo Switch acts as home to some of the most relaxing games and cutest characters in the video game industry. This time, SkateBird from Glass Bottom Games features adorable birds skating through complicated obstacles. Players will have to unlock different levels to unlock cute little clothes for their birds. 

Grind on bendy straws or master that kick-flip over staplers with this newest addition to the Nintendo Switch slate. The game features a lonely little bird who will assume the old skateboard of his Big Friend who hung up their board after a long while because they had to work and keep a job. Your tiny and adorable feathery character will have to skate more and more to open up the world of bird skating. From there, you will find even more parks and, somehow, you’ll be able to fix your Big Friend’s life!

The Nintendo Switch acts as home to some of the most relaxing games and cutest characters in the video game industry. This time, SkateBird from Glass Bottom Games features adorable birds skating through complicated obstacles / Photo by: Oscar E. via Flickr

 

Murder by Numbers

This game is set to take place in Hollywood during the '90s. Players will take the role of an actress on a hit TV detective show who finds herself starring in her own murder mystery. Team up with a friendly robot called SCOUT as you investigate a range of cases and unearth clues, cracking hidden nonograms and piercing together proof one pixel at a time. 

This game also features other quirky characters you will need to interview in order to uncover an overarching story of conspiracy, deception, and murder.