Nintendo Showcases a Wide Variety of Indie Games at This Year’s IndieCade
IndieCade is happening this weekend (October 5 – 6) in Culver City, California and Nintendo has a slew of new games to show off there. They will also be hosting a panel on how indie game developers can have their games brought to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and 3DS.
“The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games showcased in this year’s Nintendo IndieCade booth represent the cutting edge of creativity and innovation for indie game development,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “They also represent some of the highest rated and most respected games currently being produced. Nintendo is embracing developers who are extremely passionate, letting them freely harness the tools available on Nintendo platforms to create fantastic and unique experiences. We are helping independent developers bring their creative visions to life and into consumers’ hands to enjoy.”
Here’s a list of the games that visitors to the Nintendo booth will be able to check out. Trailers for the games can be seen (if available) by clicking their name.
- 1,001 Spikes by Nicalis: You have only 1,001 lives to use in order to clear more than 100 levels of traps that will test your skills, reflexes and patience.
- Armillo by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games: You play as an armadillo who travels to different worlds to battle robotic Darkbots.
- Knytt Underground by Ripstone: The latest entry in the acclaimed Knytt series of thrilling platform games, focuses on precise platforming with zen-like game play.
- Pier Solar and the Great Architects by WaterMelon Co.: Pier Solar and the Great Architects is an original, classic role-playing game with an epic story, more than 50 hours of game play and a massive world to explore.
- Q.U.B.E. by Toxic Games: The critically acclaimed Q.U.B.E. is a first-person game that presents the player with a series of brain-teasing puzzles.
- Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails by Dakko Dakko: With frenetic game play viewed from above and a striking blend of 2D and 3D graphics, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is a shoot-’em-up platform game with a character all its own.
- Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games: A mashup of old and new, Shovel Knight is a classic platformer with awesome game play, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.
- Tengami by Nyamyam: Tengami is a gorgeous, atmospheric point-and-touch adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book.
- Teslagrad by Rain AS: A beautiful side-scrolling platformer set in a steampunk world, Teslagrad features open-world game play and a hand-drawn art style.
- Unepic by EnjoyUp Games: Follow unlikely hero, Daniel, as he journeys through a giant castle to destroy an evil force.
- Wooden Sen’SeY by Neko Entertainment: An action-platformer set in a unique “Japanese Steam Rock” universe with tons of humor and multiple styles of game play.
- Grinsia by Nicalis: Three treasure hunters search for ancient ruins in Grinsia. The traditional role-playing game is designed using classic, 16-bit pixel art.
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai by Shin’en: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai, a colorful, action-filled game, is from the creators of Nano Assault Neo and Art of Balance.
- Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment: Developed almost entirely by one person, Retro City Rampage is an 8-bit, open-world game that parodies video games and pop culture from the ’80s and ’90s.
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse by WayForward: The belly-dancing, hair-whipping Shantae teams up with her archnemesis Risky Boots in order to save her land from a curse.
- Siesta Fiesta by Mojo Bones: Combining various aspects of classic arcade game play, Siesta Fiesta is a vibrant action game that lets players bounce, boost and rebound across the island of Fiestaville.
- Treasurenauts by Renegade Kid: Play as the famed Treasurenauts, as they try to collect enough treasure to pay for their escape from a perilous, uncharted island. Experience the single-player adventure or team-up with a friend for a cooperative multiplayer expedition.
Also available to play at the event will be Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party by KnapNock Games available on the Nintendo eShop exclusively for the Wii U. In the game, players will be required to sit around the Wii U controller and complete challenges. No TV is required for this game.
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