I know, I know – I’m a bit late with this one. Apologies, but since it’s still news worth sharing, here we go: Niiiiiiiintendo… Indie World Showcase time! What, not excited yet? Oh. Well, that’ll likely change if you keep reading. Hint hint.
So, last Tuesday, Nintendo’s second Indie World Showcase of 2019 was streamed, revealing a slew of super interesting indie titles, all of which are either readily available on the Switch at the time of writing or will be in the near future (read: at some point during 2020). Favorites? Oh boy. That’s going to be difficult. I mean, how am I to pick but a few from such an incredible lineup – one which includes the likes of Golf Story semi-sequel, Sports Story, not to mention Picross detective game (yes, really) Murder by Numbers! While one will only be on Switch, the other already has a Steam page and all. Groovy stuff, ya know?
Oh, like last time, I’ve taken the liberty of listing the lot below, complete with links to their respective developer’s websites and store pages. So without further ado…
Axiom Verge 2 from Thomas Happ Games – fall 2020.
Bake ’n Switch from Streamline Media Group – summer 2020.
Boyfriend Dungeon from Kitfox Games – 2020.
Dauntless from Phoenix Labs – right now!
Dreamscaper from Afterburner Studios]- timed exclusive on consoles in early 2020.
Gleamlight from D3PUBLISHER – early 2020.
Liberated from Atomic Wolf – timed exclusive on Switch in 2020.
Murder by Numbers from Mediatonic – timed exclusive on Switch in early 2020.
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath from Oddworld Inhabitants – Switch in January.
Sail Forth from David Evans – 2020.
SkateBIRD from Glass Bottom Games – late 2020.
Sports Story from Sidebar Games – exclusively for Switch in mid-2020.
Streets of Rage 4 from Dotemu / Guard Crush Games / Lizardcube – first half of 2020.
SuperMash from Digital Continue – May 2020.
The Survivalists from Team17 – 2020.
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition from Croteam – right now!