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SleepyOtus

Hello and welcome!

I've noticed there's a lot of love for Indie games on Nintendo Life but no dedicated forum thread for Indie gaming in general. Since Indies are the primary reason I keep playing video games, I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread myself. I want to be able to share my love for Indies - be it on Nintendo consoles or otherwise - with everyone that's interested in them.

I hope a couple of you share my love for them and join the discussion. If you know of a new announcement or want to share your experiences of a particular Indie title, please go ahead. And remember, the game you want to talk about doesn't necessarily have to be for a Nintendo console. All Indies are welcome!

I'll start with a recent discovery I made: Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts is a Metroidvania with gorgeous pixelart and has been entirely developed by 1 guy; Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg, over an 8 year period. Yes, even the soundtrack was done entirely by him.
The game is currently available on Steam, GOG, PS4 and PS Vita and will be released on Nintendo Switch later this year. It's an absolute blast with excellent gameplay and a deep story with lots of NPC's.

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Anti-Matter

Can i talk about Portal Knights, Overcooked, Earthlock, etc ?
They are Indies on Switch also.

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

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darkfenrir

The next indie I'm currently excited of is Wizard of Legend ! It's made by 2 person team, looks great and seems to play great too!

It's a roguelike though, so if you dislike that genre you might not enjoy it. But the fast pace just looks so niiiice.


Also I did look at Iconoclast's Let's Play and it's really good, other than that... uh... ending xD

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darkfenrir

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SleepyOtus

@darkfenrir
Thank you for your contribution!
Wizard of Legend looks very good indeed. The pixelart is gorgeous and the gameplay looks like a lot of fun.
I've personally never had the patience to get into a roguelike though. However, the setting of this game really entices me to try it out. Maybe this one will get me into roguelikes... who knows?

SleepyOtus

darkfenrir

@SleepyOtus This one actually does makes me get interested in Rogue-likes! Although things like Moonlighter and Dead Cells coming this year also helps along.

I think if you want to dabble into roguelikes, you might want to look at this one first, since this one is like, you have a shop, then you go into dungeons to get items to sell at the shop!

So it's a very quick loop of going and selling and you really feel your progress far more than usual

darkfenrir

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SleepyOtus

@darkfenrir
Moonlighter looks incredibly deep. I'm always anxious when it comes to RPG elements for not understanding them somehow. It's silly, I know. o_O

SleepyOtus

darkfenrir

@SleepyOtus Haha it's alright! They do look daunting but I think you can take your time in trying to understand it

Don't force yourself though! Games are for relaxing and having fun after all

darkfenrir

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Octane

I've got many on my wishlist! But I'll keep it short. Here's two that I'm looking forward to. First is Tunic (I believe it's also made by a single person!). It looks absolutely brilliant. 2D Zelda-style with deep combat, count me in!

Here's another one. I love cyberpunk! This is what I call high quality pixel art! Microsoft is the publisher, so it's an Xbox/PC exclusive.

Octane

darkfenrir

@Octane Hot, both of those looks AMAZING!! Definitely going into my wishlist!

Tunic looks so cute and incredibly well-made, definitely getting it when it's coming on Switch XD

The Last Night looks excellent all around! The soundtrack was really chilling and I love the pixel art here, sooooo nice and detailed.

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darkfenrir

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Anti-Matter

Some upcoming Indies , to refresh your mind i posted some videos here.
Both of these videos are Harvest Moon / Rune Factory like games.

Re:Legend

My Time at Portia

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

Switch Friend Code: SW-8364-7166-5608

SleepyOtus

@Octane
Thank you for your contribution oh mighty moderator!
Both Tunic and The Last Night look incredible. Although I must say I'm a bit worried about the gameplay aspect of the latter. Hoping for the best.

@Anti-Matter
Thank you for sharing.
Sims aren't my cup of tea personally, but I'm happy for you that you've got something to look forward to.

SleepyOtus

Octane

@darkfenrir Yeah, The Last Night is pretty interesting. I love those synth sounds, reminds me a bit of the music for Fez and Hyper Light Drifter. Both are great games by the way, and I believe the latter is coming to the Switch soon

@SleepyOtus I believe there are some bits of gameplay on YouTube here and there, but that's still pre-alpha footage. They're going to show more gameplay at E3 next month I believe!

Octane

SleepyOtus

Octane wrote:

They're going to show more gameplay at E3 next month I believe!

That would be awesome. I'm definitely interested in it because of the looks, sounds and overall atmosphere. If the gameplay is great as well, we could be looking at modern classic here.

SleepyOtus

kkslider5552000

I feel like this is a pretty broad topic considering how there's maybe been less non-indie games released this year than there are already posts in this thread. : V

Bioshock is 10 years old. Let's play through its horrific environment and see why its so beloved!
LeT's PlAy BIOSHOCK < Link to LP

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SleepyOtus

Here's another game I've been looking forward to for quite some time:

CrossCode
It's a Zelda-like with lots of dungeons, a huge overworld, great story, awesome characters and dialogue,... everything you want from a game like this.
It's currently slated for release on Steam but there's no release date as of now.

@kkslider5552000
Yes, it sure is a broad topic. That's why I created it in General Gaming and not on the Switch board.

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SleepyOtus

SleepyOtus

Here's one for the fighting game enthusiasts:
Blade Strangers
A 2D fighting game with guest indie characters from Nicalis titles such as Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story and Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt.
It is scheduled for release this summer on Nintendo Switch and PS4.

SleepyOtus

NotAceAttorney

@SleepyOtus 100x yes for CrossCode. One of the best indies already and it's still in Early Access.

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