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Indie Showcase Nintendo 2022 | Pixel Vault

Which indie games are coming to Switch?

On May 11, Nintendo presented a list of new indie games offered by various developers through their own YouTube channel. We can look forward to a diverse collection with new games! You can watch Nintendo’s entire presentation on their own Youtube channel. Below we have listed the most important announcements for you.

Ooblets

Ooblets was developed by Glumberland. The game has been available for PC and Xbox One since 2020, but in the summer of 2022 we can also play this simulation game on the Switch. The game takes place in the town of Badgetown where you can do all kinds of things with special creatures called Ooblets. Farming, collecting and dancing! Everything is possible in this game!

Ooblets will be released in the summer of 2022.

Batora: Lost Haven

In this RPG you play as Avril, a sixteen-year-old girl who fights to save her world. The game is developed by Stormind Games, known for the Remothered games that also came out for the Switch. These games were very strong story-wise. Can we expect this from Batora: Lost Haven?

The game will be released in the fall of 2022.

ElecHead

This 2D puzzle platformer is made by a one man studio called NamaTakahashi. It looks like a lovely retro game, where you play as a robot called Elec. Electricity is central to the game and you must try to maneuver from room to room. The game is very reminiscent of the classic Prince of Persia games. That makes it all the more impressive that a student developed this game himself.

ElecHead will be released in the summer of 2022.

Soundfall

“And now for something completely different…” Soundfall. Always wanted a combination of music and a looter-shooter? Then you can already look forward to this game. Developer Drastic Games lets you experience a brand new RPG to the beat of the music. In this looter shooter you can choose from five different heroes to start your adventure. Also nice is the function to play co-op online with up to four people online.

The game can be played from now on.

wildfrost

In this roguelike deckbuilder from Deadpan Games you have to fight against monsters to survive the winter. You can earn coins by winning battles to unlock better cards.

Appropriately enough, Wildfrost comes out in the winter of 2022.

TABS (Totally Accurate Battle Simulator)

Welcome to the world of TABS, a combat simulation game from Landfall Games. TABS was originally released for PC in 2021, but this wobbly game will also bring some humor to the Switch. During the battle simulations, you play as unstable characters, which can make for hilarious scenes. With this game it is possible to challenge each other through online multiplayer.

The game will be released in summer 2022.

Gunbrella

From the makers of Gato Robot, a Noir-Punk adventure game is out for the Switch. You play a gruff lumberjack who goes on a revenge path with an umbrella as a weapon. In an apocalyptic world where resources are scarce, your character finds itself embroiled in a gangster battle. The game is somewhat reminiscent of Broforce in terms of gameplay.

The game is expected in 2023.

We Are OFK

Indie pop group game We Are OFK tells the story of four friends who release their debut EP together. We Are OFK is an interactive making-of-the-band series about dreaming, dating and paying rent in Los Angeles. Itsumi Saito has just moved to the city and broke up with her girlfriend to pursue her dream and break into the music world. We Are OFK is a game where the storyline is central and where a lot has been invested in a good voice cast. As a player you determine your storyline and your choices influence the final outcome.

The game will be available in the summer of 2022.

Silt

Silt is a surreal underwater puzzle adventure game. You are a diver, alone in the abyss of the ocean, seeking long-forgotten mysteries. Take possession of the shapes of creatures around you to solve puzzles and travel further into the darkness… Developed by Spiral Circus, the game has that In Limbo atmosphere.

Silt is expected next month.

Mini Motorways

You know the feeling: you’re stuck in traffic again, because everyone has to go to work at the same time as you. What if you can do something about such a congestion yourself? Mini Motorways, from the makers of Mini Metro, is a game about drawing roads that drive a city’s growth. Build a road network road by road and create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep traffic flowing and keep up with changing demands.

Mini Motorways is available now. You can read our review of the PC version here.

Wayward Strand

In the summer of 1978, Casey Beaumaris tries to spend her summer vacation well. She visits a flying hospital and discovers the stories of the patients. In this beautiful, hand-drawn, story-driven game, you really get to know the patients and get a glimpse into their lives. The Australian Ghost Pattern develops the game and this ensures that the characters have a nice Australian accent.

Wayward Strand will be released on July 21, 2022.

Cult of the Lamb

In Cult of the Lamb, players take on the role of a possessed lamb rescued from destruction by an ominous stranger. He must repay his debt by building a loyal following in the name of his savior. You collect and use resources to maintain your own community. The game’s developer, Massive Monster, categorizes the game as “cartoon violence.” We’re looking forward to what exactly that will entail, but until then, the trailer gives us plenty to speculate about.

The game is expected to be released later this year.

Another Crab’s Treasure

Crabtastic! You play in this game as a crab trying to survive in the underwater world. You fight against other animals and come across a lot of plastic soup waste, but that waste is also good for something! There are plenty of items you can use as weapons! Besides defeating enemies, the goal of the game is to find as many treasures as possible. As long as this isn’t a crab game…

The game is expected in 2023.

Sneak Peak games

At the end of Nintendo’s presentation, a few more games were briefly shown as a Sneak Preview. You can find the trailers for it below.

Oneshot: World Machine Edition – expected in Summer 2022

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees – available now

Card Shark – out June 2, 2022

Opus: Echo of Starsong – available now

Idol Manager – 25 augustus 2022

Cursed Golf – expected in summer 2022

A Guidebook of Babel – expected in the fall of 2022


These were the games shown at Nintendo’s Indie Showcase. Which games do you like the most? Or which one have you been looking forward to for a while? Let us know in the comments!

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