Yesterday, we held our very first Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight event in conjunction with PAX Online, and from what we can gather from the comments (from both viewers and developers) it went down rather well.
During the 30-minute show, we gave you announcements, new information and much more besides, but if you didn't get chance to watch it, don't fret – we've summed up everything there is to know in this handy guide.
- Hatch Tales Is Packing New Characters And Modes, Along With Grant Kirkhope
- Gorgeous Puzzle Title Ever Forward Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
- Here's More Footage Of Skipmore's Slow-Paced "Miniscape" RPG, Picontier
- VooFoo And Ripstone Are Bringing The Acclaimed Pure Pool To Switch
- Petadachi Mixes Animal Crossing And Tamagotchi, And Came Out Of Losing A Beloved Pet
- Switch-Bound Metroidvania Cathedral Looks To Give Shovel Knight A Run For Its Money
- MindSeize Mixes Metroid And Mega Man, And It Launches On Switch This Month
- Retro-Style Metroidvania Alwa's Legacy Launches On Switch Later This Month
- It's Up To You To Find The Cure In Potion Permit
- Kitaria Fables Is A Bit Like Rune Factory, But With Cute Animals
- Antonball Deluxe Is What Would Happen If Breakout And Mario Bros. Had A Baby
- Cake Bash Is A 4-Player Party Game Where You Play As Party Food
- Acclaimed Twin-Stick Shooters Bezier And Death Ray Manta Will Light Up Your Switch Soon
- RPG Shmup Astro Aqua Kitty Shows Its Claws Ahead Of Switch Release
In addition to this, we showed footage from upcoming Switch titles such as Curse of Life, Mercenaries Blaze, PixelJunk Eden 2, HyperBrawl Tournament, TENS!, Decline's Drops, 1974 Feline Revolution, Heroes of Loot I & II, Memoranda, Sunshine Manor, Maia: Unhappily Ever After, Stardash, Njinga: The Diplomat Warrior, Nairi: Rising Tide, Astral Equilibrium, Residual, Home: Postmortem Edition, Poker Club, Double Pug Switch, Clive 'N' Wrench, Chama, Space Grunts, Alone With You, Victory Heat Rally and Mystiqa. Phew!
Hopefully, you enjoyed the event – let us know what you think we could have done better by posting a comment below.
I didn't know if yesterday have another Direct again after Mini Direct. 😲
Huh. My prediction about there being nothing good was right. Two correct predictions in two weeks is pretty cool
I kinda skipped through this presentation. I mean I thought the layout and concept was great, a chance for NLife to give visibility to some of the upcoming indie titles with potential. It’s just I’ve come to the conclusion that most indie games I like tend to be those that cater to nostalgic feelings like metroidvanias, action platformers and shm’ups. Many of the current trends like survival games, Rogue likes/lites, puzzle platformers and resource managing life sims just don’t interest me much; but I’m glad they exist as they diversify video games’ offerings.
Mindseize and another one I forgot about were the only be that interested me whilst want to see more of that Warrior Diplomat game.
Great idea and I'd love to see it done again, but none of the games particularly appealed to me on this occasion.
Too many directs!
But this one was obviously my favorite <3 .
Antonball Interests me, so I'll see.
Did not even know about this. What's a guy to do, though, when he already has ~30 indie games on his eShop wish list, and games already purchased that he hasn't played yet?
I have Cathedral on PC it is actually really well done highly recommend that one.
@Dr_Corndog You do what I did and buy another one!
@Res462 Now that I think about it, I am spending an awful lot of time working. Guess I could quit my job and free up some time to play more video games
I hope Hatch Tales will allow me to toggle it back to the pixel graphics, but I'll get it either way.
Some fun surprises in the mix here, and I'm happy to see that Clive & Wrench is finally coming out.
There was more for me to be interested in/excited about in this presentation than there was in the Nintendo direct. I haven't been much into indies until fairly recently. Thank you for bringing these games to our attention!
Gotta say I loved the quick pace. No time wasting, just lots of games. It was obvious that you guys try to do this right. Also adapting things like the "more games that are coming soon" reel and the "one last thing" was pretty funny haha
Only caught some of the banter in the chat room ahead of the presentation. It was a bit late for us here. After midnight and had work in a few hours. But I understand it was timed in such a way so as it was not too late for UK and not too early for the US. Nicely done.
No smash?! Smh my head nintendo
You guys did a great job. Excellent use of the "wait,-there's-more" formula, adding an extra bit or two at the end, like Nintendo does in their directs. That's such a great touch. When e3 presentations don't do that, the ending always feels strangely abrupt.
Really enjoyable presentation team NL. Ignore the nay sayers. A lot of games in there so I’m going to rewatch it. Curse of Life and AntonBall certainly got my attention
Great job NL! Presentation was brisk with a lot of content and quite a few titles that look very interesting that I had never heard of. You hit it out of the park
Thank you for the feature!!! Good luck to all the other developers
Good idea, good presentation. And a couple games that piqued my interest...
My only suggestion is it was a bit long:) 30min is a lot! I’d have preferred two 15minute videos released separate. But I’m weird.
i liked this, can it be a monthly thing?
Great job guys! Thanks for making the effort to bridge the gap. This would have been even better during the dry spell.
good idea and good job.
Really nicely put together, and I’m sure the indie devs appreciated such professional exposure! I’d but you for more of these (perhaps with less games, was a bit overwhelming after the Partner Direct earlier that day haha!)
curse of life and pure pool look good, i wonder can you use the joycons to play online pure pool? always legacy looks like a good platformer.also alone with you might be good.
I don't know, man. Nothing for me there. Really tired of this uninspired, unambitious pixelated generica.
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